SAMUEL H. ROBERTS. Brig. Gen. Samuel H. Roberts, Postmaster of Brooklyn under President Johnson, died yester- day at his home, 273 Reid Avenue, in that city, after a protracted illness. He was seventy years old, and for some time had been in feeble health. He leaves four sons and three daugh- ters. His funeral will take place to-morrow afternoon from the Rochester Avenue Congre- gational Church. The surviving members of the One Hundred and Thirty-ninth Volunteers and the members of Rankin Post of the Grand Army held a meeting at 349 Fulton Street last night, and arranged to attend the funeral in a body. Mr. Roberts was born in East Hartford, Conn., in 1820, and when very young became infatu- ated with a military life. At the age of nine- teen he went to Michigan and enlisted to fight against the Indians. He moved to Brooklyn in 1855, and when the war broke out he went to the front with the One Hundred anf Thirty- ninth Volunteers and served until the fall of Richmond. He was promoted rapidly for gal- lant conduct and soon became Colonel, and was assigned by Gen. Grant to the command of a brigade, with the rank of Brigadier General. In 1867 Gen. Roberts was appointed Post- master of Brooklyn by President Johnson, to succeed Thomas Kinsella, but he gave way to Anthony Campbell in 1868. A few years later he obtained work in the Custom House, where he remained until 1885. He was once the Re- publican candidate for City Treasurer, but was defeated.