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Robertson Notes


Daniel Robertson Notes
Death date: Lunenburg Co., VA WB 6:156  14 June 1803 Inventory of Daniel 
Robertson dec'd. Apprs: Tho B. Ellis, Carter White, Will Ellis.
For the likely father of this Daniel Robertson, see the 
1781 will of Henry Robertson, Amelia Co., VA
at the VAGenWeb Archives for
Amelia Co.
Return to the Robertson Page === William Edmundson Robertson Notes: Died of pneumonia(Lee bible). Birth & 1st mar. in Lee-Gregory bible Children are from 1850 Census Ashley is from 1850 Brunswick Co. & the obvious. Mary Elizabeth Robertson was born Feby the 1st 1828, from the Lee-Gregory bible was probably the 1st child of William E. Robertson and Mary E. Stainback. Middle name of William Edmundson Robertson furn. by Joanne Fox. Return to the Robertson Page === William Henry Robertson, MD Notes from descendant Doris S. Blythe: See photo. Birth from Lee-Gregory Bible and Grave Tombstone Listed in 1850 Census living in a tavern in Nottoway County, near his Uncle Daniel Robertson, occupation is merchant clerk. 1860 Census of Surry Co., NC Rockford Township shows William H. Robertson - 30 years of age - occupation physician, wife Mary Ann 22, children Lucy 3, Thad 1. Children of William Henry and Mary Ann Hamlin Robertson: Lucy Hamlin b. 1857 in Lynchburg, Va. m. Jarvis Vestal in 1877 d. 1938 Thomas Hamlin b. 1859 in Surry Co., NC d. 1861 Ada Dillard b. 1862 in Surry Co.,NC m. Thomas Folger in 1879 d. 1922 Mary S. b. 1864 in Surry Co., NC m. Daretta Manly Reece in 1888 d. 1948 Fannie W. b. 1867 in Yadkin Co., NC m. S. Lee Mackie in 1886 d. 1946 William Henry b. 1870 in Missouri m. Martha Bullen in 1901 d. 1945/6 James Edward b. 1872 in Yadkin Co., NC m. Lydia Kizzie Ann Riggs in 1903 d. 1948 (grandfather of Doris S. Blythe) From the book The Story of Rockford by Lucy Hamlin Houck it reads, "It was said that Mary Ann Hamlin and her escort, Dr. Robertson were the handsomest couple and the best dancers on the floor." Obviously this is before they were married. According to records received from the National Archives, Dr. Robertson served in the Confederate Service. Receiving his appointment on October 14, 1862 he served as Asst. Surgeon and Surgeon in various hospitals throughout the south such as Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi and Tennessee. From Yadkin County Medical Journal - Dr. Robertson died at age 43 from a wound he developed from riding horseback to treat his patients. He's buried at Hamlin-Dobson Cemetery, Rockford, Surry Co., NC His marker has masonic symbol at the top showing he was a mason having joined the Rockford Lodge in 1872. Doris's Note: Every May I attend Memorial Service at Rockford and visit and place a confederate flag on Dr. Robertson's grave.
- Doris S. Blythe 11-18-00 Return to the Robertson Page === Ashley S. Robertson Notes: Birth from 1900 Census, Lunenburg, which census shows Ashley, farmer, and Pattie had been married 44 years, she the mother of one child still living, Ashley owned his home. See 1854 purchase of land and mention of house. On the 1880 Census, B. B. Bruce, 64, mother-in-law, was listed in the Ashley Robertson household. In 1998 Jack Pryor (gr-grandson] said the Ashley home was between the Willie Tyler Robertson home on (now occupied by Jack's son] and Kennelworth School, #622 going toward Rehobeth. Jack said the house burned before he remembers. Said he remembers that the boxwoods leading to the house remained there for some years and there was a cemetery behind where the house was, that his grandfather, Willie Tyler Robertson, kept up. He does not know if the tombstones remain there today. Jack said the present Robertson place (now occupied by his son) was understood by him to have been built around 1900 by his grandfather (Willie T.). Possibly this was after the 1900 Cen. which shows Ashley Robertson was owner of the house that included Willie T., son, merchant. In dwelling 75, fam. # 75, 1900 Census: Ashley S. Robertson, Head, b. May 1834, age 66, m. 44 yrs, all b. VA, Farmer Pattie, wife, b. July 1847, age 52, m 44 yrs, mother of one child living Willie T., son, b. Apr 1869, age 31, m. 10 years, merchant Cora S.?, dau.[in law], b. Feb 1868, age 32, m. 10 years, 5 chil. 5 living Pattie L., dau, b. Feb 1891, age 9 Willie L., son, b. Dec 1894, age 5 Rosalie, dau, b. May 1896, age 4 Nellie B., dau, b. May 1898 age 1 Florence L., dau. b. Mar 1900 Green, Hesekiah, servant, black male b. Apr 1875, age 25, single, Farm Lab., CAN read & write. Winn, Cassie, servant, black, female, b. May 1860, age 40, single, mother of one child, one living,cannot R or W. In dwelling 76, fam # 76 (alone): Ditto (for Winn), Henrietta, servant, black, born June 1884, age 16, single, occup. nurse, cannot R or W JoLee's note: I remember Aunt Cassie when I was a child. She lived in a dwelling in the back yard at Cos. Willie Tyler's. She was toothless & blind; loved to sit in the yard and laugh with the children. Records of Doris Blythe show that A. S. Robertson, Pvt. Co. G, 9 Reg't Virginia Calvary, enlisted 20 Jan 1864 at Lunenburg C.H. by Capt. Boling. - Jo Lee Gregory Spears 2000 Return to the Robertson Page === Willie Tyler Robertson Notes: William Tyler Robertson was called "Cos. Willie Tyler" by the Gregory family. DOB & DOD from Gerald Reinders Lunenburg Cemeteries (online) Buried at Cool Spring Church Cemetery. Farmer & operated a store at the corner of the house lot at the intersection of #631 and #622 - the road between Rehobeth and Cool Spring Church. Return to the Robertson Page === Marcellus Robertson Notes: Marcellus Robertson, aged 23, was listed with his brother Ashley on the 1860 Census of Lunenburg. The below are from Confederate records obtained by Doris S. Blythe 2 May 1861 Marcellus Robertson enlisted at Keysville, Va. by A. W. Bailey for one year. 1 May 1862, report shows M. Robertson promoted from Private to 3 Sergt. 1 Jan 1863 M. Robertson, Sgt. Co. K. 23d Va Regt appears on a list of killed and wounded in Tallaferro's Brigade, from the time Gen. Lee took command at Gordonsville, until the Army left the Valley. List dated Camp near Snickers Neck, wounded at Manassas. 4 Aug 1863 signed M. Robertson, 2 Lieut., Comdg Co. K, 23, Va Regt 30 Sep 1863 Jas R. Read, Surg. in charge certified that Lieut. M. Robertson was a patient in Genl. Hospital No. 4, disease: Scurvy 9 Dec 1863 Lt. M. Robertson admitted to General Hospital No. 4 at Richmond, Va. for ulcers,furloughed Dec. 11. 22 Dec 1863, on leave, Dept. & Army N. Va, - Lee 1 Feb 1864 the Examining board, Drakes Branch, Charlotte Co., Va. issued certificate recommending extension of furlough to M. Robertson Lieut. of Co. B. 23 Virginia Regt. Stewart's Brigade , Post Office Keysville, Charlotte Co. having been granted a furlough on the [date omitted] at Richmond by Genl Jno. H. Minor...do certify that we have carefully examined him and find that he is suffering from an old gun shot wound in the left jaw near the __?__ discharging on the inside and in consequence thereof he will not in our opinion be fit for duty in a less period than fifteen days. Undated roll of Prisoners of War at Point Lookout, Md. lists M. Robertson, 2 Lt, Co K, 23 Reg't,VA arrival Belle Plains, VA May 14 1864, captured May 12, 1864, transferred to Fort Delaware June 23, 1864. 12 May 1864 listed as Prisoner of War on a report dated 27 Feb 1865 at Camp Ewell near Burgess Mill. 30 Oct 1864 Camp near New Market, absent, cause: Captured, date of absence: May 1864. 29 Nov 1864 report dated at New Market, Va. Lieut. M. Robertson listed as Prisoner of War. 14 Jun 1865 M. Robertson, 2 Lt, 23 Regt, Va signed Oath of Allegiance to the United States, subscribed to at Fort Delaware, Del., place of residence: Lunenburg, VA, complexion: dark, hair: dark, eyes: blue, height: 5 ft 9 in. Remarks: Released June 14, 1865. Marcellus enlisted with his cousin William T. Gregory, who was killed in battle at McDowell, Va. Marcellus sent the telegram (see below website) informing William's father. Family letters show Marcellus accompanied William's body home to Lunenburg.


Images of the pension record of Marcellus Robertson can be viewed at below LVA site:

One Marcellus was found on the 1870 Census, Christiansville Dist., Mecklenburg Co., VA. Census indicates he married Lucy, dau. of Charles Brydie and Susan (Boswell). Marcellus, Lucy and
child Mary E. Robertson, aged 2, were living next to the Charles Brydie family. Lucy was a child in
the household of Charles Brydie, 1850 Mecklenburg. Jo Lee Gregory Spears 2000 Return to the Robertson Page === Tyler C. Robertson Notes: Notes on Tyler Robertson Age and marriage date from 1900 Census Lunenburg. Gerald Reinders' listings from Cool Spring Church Cem. show a stone "Tyler Robertson 1842-1902 CSA." Census shows Tyler C. and Cornelia Robertson had been married 25 years and Cornelia was mother of no children. Tyler, farmer, owned the home. This may be the same person listed elsewhere as "Charles." If the same, he may be the Charles Robertson listed as 1st Lt. with Co. K, 23rd VA Inf. in published account of the 23rd VA Infantry by H. E. Howard, Inc.. Charles Robertson is listed as being captured 3-23-62 at Kernstown, so would not have been at the Battle at McDowell 4-21-62 where William H. Gregory was killed. Tyler is mention as "captured" in Gregory family letters 4-20-62. Marcellus Robertson wrote from Camp Skinkers Neck 26 Feb 1863 and mentioned that both he and Tyler had written Ashley and others, which pretty well confirms that Tyler was in the same company and probably was the "Charles Robertson." Additionally, family letters mention 14 Aug 1863 that Tyler has been captured again, which goes along with record of "Charles Robertson" in the published regimental series.- JoLee Gregory Spears Return to the Robertson Page === Daniel Henry Robertson Notes: Birth, death and marriage to Martha Edmundson in Lee-Gregory Bible I have placed child William H. Robertson from Lee-Gregory Bible Register as child of Daniel H. Robertson and Martha Edmundson as it is reasonable that Martha's death 13 days after his birth, resulted from childbirth complications. The below children are entered as children from the 2nd marriage, assuming Ann E. is the same as Elizabeth E. in the Lee-Gregory bible register, though it is possible Ann E. was a 3rd wife, the Aurilius A. Watkins being her child by a previous marriage. Nottoway County, VA 1850 Census (on line) 202 202 Daniel H ROBERTSON 49 M Farmer 3500 Lunenburg Ann E ROBERTSON 34 F Petersburg George W ROBERTSON 16 M Brunswick Thomas B ROBERTSON 12 M Nottoway Aurilius A WATKINS 11 M do Norborne E ROBERTSON 7 M do Ferdinand ROBERTSON 5 M do Marcus L ROBERTSON 2 M do Peter B ROBERTSON 3/12M do Martha FLINN 43 F Lunenburg Return to the Robertson Page
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