Charles Robertson, Sr. (c.1733 - 1798) MP

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Nicknames: "Charles", "Roberson; Robinson; Charles", "Robbertson of Sinking Creek", "Black Charles"
Birthplace: Prince George, VA, USA
Death: Died in Davidson, TN, USA
Managed by: Frank William Vandeventer
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About Charles Robertson, Sr.

A Patriot of the American Revolution for North Carolina with the rank of Major. DAR Ancestor #: A097109

Charles and Susanna died in Washington County, Tennessee (this was Washington County, North Carolina until November 1777) about 75 miles north of Mars Hill. Charles was called Colonel "Black Charles" Robinson after the American Revolution because of some action against the British. The Battle of Kings Mountain was fought on October 7, 1780. Kings Mountain is on the border of North Carolina and South Carolina about 40 miles South West of Charlotte, North Carolina. Colonel Robinson fought in the battles of Point Pleasant, Musgrove's Mill, Wofford's Iron Works( where he was wounded) and then Kings Moutain. He was second in command to Colonel John Sevier during this time.

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  • WFT, Volume # 1, Tree Pedigree # 1465; and Volume #2, Tree Pedigree # 4807.
  • Judge Samuel Cole Williams' The Lost State of Franklin, pp. 306-7:
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Col. "Black Charles" Robertson's Timeline

1733
July 24, 1733
Prince George, VA, USA
1753
1753
Age 19
Lunenburg County, VA
1758
December 4, 1758
Age 25
Granville, NC, USA
1758
Age 24
VA
1761
March 22, 1761
Age 27
Lunenburg, VA, USA
1762
1762
Age 28
Lunenburg, VA, USA
1763
1763
Age 29
Lunenburg, VA, USA
1767
1767
Age 33
NC, USA
1775
1775
Age 41
Washington Co., Tennessee
1798
August 31, 1798
Age 65
Davidson, TN, USA