(Robertson), ?

Birth Name (Robertson), ?
Gender female
Age at Death unknown


single appearance in 1820 census, Franklin Co, TN ; female 45+ yrs old
referred to only as wife in David's will.

Possible a Walker because numerous descendants given that name.

Several coincidences in this line of Walkers. William Walker moved from Chester Co, PA to Orange Co, NC. Executor of his will, and neighbor, was John Robertson: http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/p/h/e/Wilford-Latham-Phelps/FILE/0017page.html . He also lived in SC. His son, James Walker, died 1817 in Madison Co, AL!
Family tree here - http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=jaylkelley&id=I085

Associated with Thomas Emerson, son of Thomas Emerson & Martha Walker, in Franklin Co, TN. Probably the same Emerson's in Abbeville District, SC:


Event Date Place Description Sources
Birth after 1756      
Event Note

She was 26-44 years old in the 1800 Census, Abbeville District, SC

Death after 1821      


Family of Robertson, David and (Robertson), ?

Married Husband Robertson, David ( * between 1750 and 1755 + before 1821-06-01 )

Probably came to Abbeville District, SC before 1777 with Mathew Robinson -
note "David Robertson" tax delinquent in Augusta Co, VA 1779:

Likely him:
home in 1790: Abbeville District, SC as "David Robbison"
3m>16 3m<16 4f

home in 1800: Abbeville District, SC "David Robertson"
3M<10 1m10-15 3m16-25 1m>45 2f<10 1f10-15 2f16-25 1f26-44
===> 3 more sons than are known! might be grandsons.
Moved from Abbeville District, South Carolina to Franklin Co.Tennessee - ca. 1809/1810
based on birth location of daughter Isabella, as reported in her obit -
Obituary, Banner of Peace and Cumberland Presbyterian Newspaper, Lebannon, TN. Friday Sep 12, 1851, Vol 10 No. 4 "Died 8-18-1851 near Caledonia, Lowndes Co., MS, Mrs. Isabella Donathan, consort of Rev. Stephen W. Donathan, born Abbeville Dist, SC 5-4-1796."

Based on descendants given names, I assume their wives unknown names were Walker, Magee, or Newton. Associated family names from Abbeville were Kerr, Reed, Emerson, Burleson... See neighbors here -

1812 Tax & Voter List of Franklin Co, TN "David Robertson" http://www.tngs.org/ansearchin/pdf/1971-4.pdf
Neighbors include Johnson Emberson, Daniel Martin, James & John Robinson, Daniel Harrison, James Donathan, Hezekiah & George Faris, and William Logan.

Dec.28, 1812 purchased 17 1/2 ac. land on "Bruers Creek", the south fork of Duck River, Franklin Co, TN
1820 Census: m26-45, m45+, f25-45, f45+
- altho 1820 census is roughly alphabetical and other Robertson's in Franklin County, only Matthew , James, and David are together.

from http://groups.yahoo.com/group/emerson_robinson/message/388
Husband: David Roberson - Wife: Unknown
Birth: Date: Unknown Place: Moved from Abbeville South Carolina to
Franklin Co.Tennessee - ca. 1809/1810
Death: Before 1 Jun 1821 Place: Franklin Co. Tennessee
Burial: (Note 1) Place: Franklin Co. Tennessee
Probated will under date of 1 Jun 1821 named child Mathew and other children, including Samuel, James Walker, and David, Jr. There may have been other children. We know of possibly five daughters.

1. M Child: Samuel Roberson
2. M Child: David Roberson (Jr.)
3. M Child: Mathew Newton Roberson
Birth: Unknown; Death: Before 4 Apr 1832 - Will dated 12 Nov. 1821, Franklin Co.Tennessee, probated 4 Apr 1832 lists wife Anne; children as listed. (Note 2)
Spouse: Anne or Ann
4. M Child: James Walker Roberson
Birth: Circa 1785 Place: South Carolina
Spouse: Susan Farris
Marriage: Date: Unknown - Place: Unknown
5. F Child: Isabella Roberson - Note 4
Birth: 4 May 1796 Place: Abbeville District, South Carolina
Death: 18 August 1851 Place: Lowndes Co. Mississippi
Spouse: Rev. Stephen Wilburn Donathan
6. F Child: (Daughter) Roberson - (Note 5)
Spouse: Rev. James Donathan
7. F Child: (Daughter) Roberson
Spouse: John Bingham
8. F Child: (Daughter) Roberson - (Note 6)
Spouse: William Logan
9. F Child: (Daughter) Harrison - (Notes 6 and 7)
Spouse: (Unknown) Harrison - Son: David Harrison
Note 1: Will 1 Jun 1821 Franklin Co. Tennessee
Note 2: Will 12 Nov 1821 Franklin Co. Tennessee
Note 3: 7 Apr 1812, Town Lot, Winchester Tenn. Deed 17 Aug 1813, Abner Tatum of Madison Co. MT to Matthew Roberson, 149 1/4 acres.
Note 4: 4 Jan 1825 Stephen Donathan to John Russell, tract of land; 17 Mar 1827 Thos. H. Fletcher to Stephen Donathan, 115
Note 5: 26 Feb 1833 Deed - James Donathan of Jackson Co. Alabama to John Farris, 115 acres; 11 Feb 1833 Deed - James Donathan to John L. Keith, 115 acres.
Note 6: 11 May 1812 - John Strother of Rutherford Co. TN to Matthew and James Robertson, 255 1/2 A.
22 Dec. 1812 - M. & J. Robertson to Edward Smith 255 1/2 A.
9 Oct. 1810 - Deed 160A. 2nd Dist. from Philip Koonce to David Robertson.
4 May 1811 - Deed 17 1/2 A. David Robinson & James Elam of Bedford Co. TN to Joseph Kenyon.
4 Sep 1817 - Deed - David R - to Daniel Harrison - tract of land.
11 Jan 1827 - Deed 60 A. Mathew and David R. to Clement Arledge.
Note 7: Nephew David Harrison (?) born c. 1815 TN (1850 Census)
Note 8: Land bought from Stephen Donathan.
Note 9: 6 Jul 1833, James Roberson to his niece Polly Roberson, daughter of his late brother, Matthew.
Note 10: Sources for children's names and dates: Denson files; Gattis files; 1840/1850/1860/1870 Franklin Co. Tennessee

Name Birth Date Death Date
Robertson, Daughter 4
Robertson, Daughter 5
Robertson, Mathew Newtonbetween 1780 and 1790before 1832-04-00
Robertson, Janeabout 1782
Robertson, James Walkerabout 1785
Robertson, Margaret17891877-09-20
Roberson, David Jrbetween 1790 and 1800after 1840
Robertson, Isabella1796-05-041851-08-10
Robertson, Samuelabout 1800between 1845 and 1850