“The Drowning of John Roberts”


John Roberts tries to break up a logjam and is swept into the river. He comes to the surface three times, then disappears; his body is found three days later

Historical references

  • 1852 - John Roberts drowns on the West Branch of the Union River


  1. Laws C3, "The Drowning of John Roberts"
  2. DT 717, JONROBTS
  3. Roud #2222
  4. BI, LC03


Author: unknown
Keywords: logger death drowning
Found in: US(NE)