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John Robertson

Birthplace: Bristol Parish, Prince George, Virginia, USA
Death: Died in Pamlico, North Carolina, United States
Place of Burial: NC, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Israel Robertson, Sr. and Sarah Robertson
Husband of Mary Robertson and Mary Robertson
Father of Rhoda Patience Castleman; Gen. James Robertson, of Nashville; John Randolph Robertson; Elizabeth Robertson; Col. Charles Robertson and 4 others
Brother of Israel Robinson, Jr.; David Robinson; Mathew Robertson; Nicholas Robinson; Col. "Black Charles" Robertson and 4 others

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About John Robertson

JOHN ROBERTSON, born 8 May 1723, Bristol Parish, Prince George (now Dinwiddie) Co., Va.; married before 28 June 1742, Mary (Gower?); died before April 1761, Johnston (now Wake) Co., N.C. John and Mary (Gower?) Robertson had children:

  1. JAMES RANDOLPH ROBERTSON, born 28 June 1742; died 1 Sept. 1814, Chickasaw Agency, Chickasaw Nation; married about 1768, Charlotte (Reeves?). James Randolph Robertson was founder of Nashville, Tennessee, called "Father of Tennessee".
  2. JOHN ROBERTSON, born about 1743?; died 1780, near Nashville, Davidson Co., N.C. (now Tenn.); married (Dolly Maclin?).
  3. CHARLES ROBERTSON, born about 1749, Granville (now Warren) Co., N.C.; died before Jan. 1806, Davidson Co., Tenn.; married Susannah (Cunningham?).
  4. ELIJAH ROBERTSON, born about 1752, Brunswick Co., Va.; died 14 April 1797, Davidson Co., Tenn.; married Sarah (Maclin?).
  5. ELIZABETH "ELIZA" ROBERTSON, born about 1752, Brunswick Co., Va.; married (William?) Cash.
  6. MARK ROBERTSON, born about 1755, Granville (now Warren) Co., N.C.; died 11 June 1784?, Davidson Co., N.C. (Now Tenn.); married Mary Bell.
  7. ANN ROBERTSON, born 10 Feb., 1757, probably Granville (now Warren) Co., N.C.; died 15 Oct. 1821, Davidson Co., Tenn.; married (1st) David Johnston, before 25 Aug. 1772; married (2nd) John Cockrill.


From (see the footnotes on that site)

"Facts," John Adams once said, "are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passion, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence."[30] The fact is that after more than a hundred years of collective research there is no reliable evidence that [2A] John Robertson and Eliza Randolph ever existed or that they had sons named [3A] John "Randolph" and [4A] Charles Robertson or that they were in any way related to [1221] General James Robertson. A pedigree that was a fraud in 1937 is still a fraud today.

There is, however, primary and direct evidence that [1221] General James Robertson was the son of the [122] John Robertson who died in Johnston (now Wake) County, North Carolina before April 1761[31], and there is primary and direct evidence that [122] John Robertson was the son of [12] Israel and Sarah Roberson of Bristol Parish, Prince George County, Virginia[32].

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John Robertson's Timeline

May 8, 1723
Bristol Parish, Prince George, Virginia, USA
Age 17
Brunswick, Virginia, USA
June 28, 1742
Age 19
Brunswick, Virginia
Age 19
Age 20
Age 24
Age 25
Granville County, North Carolina
Age 28
Brunswick County, Virginia
Age 31
Granville , North Carolina
February 10, 1757
Age 33
Granville, North Carolina