John Roberts was a wealthy Quaker and a miller. During the time of the Revolution, his lack of involvement in the war effort lead many to assume that he was a traitor, and his reputation destroyed.
This article appeared in the Reading Eagle in the 1890's:
The Haunted House of Montgomery County
Said to be Inhabited by the shades of Former Occupants -
John Roberts, Tory, was Hanged there and His Remains Buried in the Cellar. Another hanged in apple orchard adjoining.