Colonel Charles "Black" Robertson

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Charles Black Robertson

Also Known As: "Roberson", "Robinson", "Robbertson of Sinking Creek", "Black", "Col"
Birthdate: (65)
Birthplace: Prince George County, Virginia, United States
Death: August 31, 1798 (65)
Washington County, Tennessee, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Israel Robertson, Sr. and Sarah Robertson
Husband of Susannah Cunningham Robertson
Father of Keziah Sevier; Julius Cesear Robinson; William Robertson; Charles Robertson, Jr.; Susannah Walker and 3 others
Brother of John Robertson; Israel Robinson, Jr.; David Robertson; Mathew Robertson; Nicholas Robinson and 3 others

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About Colonel Charles "Black" Robertson

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 Mountain. He was second in command to Colonel John Sevier during this time.

He was one of the commissioners of the "Watauga Settlement". He was a major at the Battle of Kings Mountain during the American Revolution and was second in command to Col. John Sevier. He was "Speaker of Senate" of the "State of Franklin".

He sold 360 acres in Sullivan County, Tennessee to Richard Choat for £100 on 15 October 1789 (Deed Book 1:317).


Charles Robertson made his will on 1 Aug 1798. It was proved in November 1798. (Will Book 1;44)

The Robertson Genealogy Exchange Will for 126 Colonel Charles Robertson Washington County, Tennessee Will Book 1, 44.

Know all whom these presents may concern,

That CHARLES ROBERTSON SEN. of the County of Washington & State / of Tennessee on the thirty first day of August in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred / and ninety eight have my last will and testament, as I think myself perfectly in my senses and / capable of disposing of my estate as I think best, -- In the first place I think best to appoint CHARLES / ROBERTSON JR. & James Gordon & Jacob Brown my executors to act and settle my business & after / all my just & lawful debts is paid & settled the ballance to be disposed of as follows -- / I do bequeath unto my wife SUSANNAH ROBERTSON negroe Peter & Poll her bed & furniture suff - / icient for the same until the said Susannah death then they to be equally amongst [sic] my sons and all my / real estate to be divided equally divided [sic] amongst my sons and my personal estate to be / divided amongst my sons and daughters except these exceptions that is that WILLIAM ROBERTSON to / have negroe Kate deducted or the price there of out of his part ROSAMOND BEANE to have the / price of negroe Rhood deducted out of her part KESEAH SEVIER to have a likely smart negroe / girl which is to be the full amount of her share SARAH COX to have ten dollars which / is also to be the full amount of her part there is also excepted out of my real estate two / thousand acres of land lying at the mussel shoals which is to be taken out of eight thousand / acre tract one thousand to be given to James Gordon and the other thousand to be given to CHARLES / SEVIER In testimony whereof I have set my hand the day and year first above written

Chas. Robertson Sen.

Signed in the presence of

Henry Taylor

Abraham Hartsell

Ears Witt

The foregoing will was proven in Court by the oaths of Henry Taylor / and Ears Witt two of the subscribing witnesses thereto, at November Sessions 1798 / & ordered to be recorded, Charles Robertson, Jr. & James Gordon quallified as the / executors of the foregoing will –1111


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Colonel Charles "Black" Robertson's Timeline

July 24, 1733
Prince George County, Virginia, United States
Age 19
Lunenburg County, VA
December 4, 1758
Age 25
Lunenburg County, Virginia, United States
March 22, 1761
Age 27
Lunenburg, VA, USA
Age 28
Lunenburg, VA, USA
Age 29
Washington County, Tennessee, United States
Age 33
Age 41
Washington Co., Tennessee
August 31, 1798
Age 65
Washington County, Tennessee, United States