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John Randolph Robertson

Birthdate: (37)
Birthplace: Bristol Parish, Prince George, Virginia, USA
Death: April 1761 (37)
On the Neuse River, Granville, NC, USA
Place of Burial: NC, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Israel Robertson; Israel Robertson and Sarah Robertson (Williams)
Husband of Mary Gower and Mary Robertson
Father of Rhoda Patience Castleman; Gen. James Robertson, of Nashville; John Robertson; Elizabeth Robertson; Col. Charles Robertson and 4 others
Brother of Mary Gower; Israel Robertson, Jr.; David Robertson; Mathew Robertson; Nicholas Robertson and 4 others

Managed by: Renea Baldwin
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About John Randolph 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 Randolph Robertson's Timeline

May 8, 1723
Bristol Parish, Prince George, Virginia, USA
Age 8
West Virginia, United States
June 28, 1742
Age 19
Brunswick, Virginia
Age 19
Age 20
Age 25
Granville County, North Carolina
Age 28
Brunswick County, Virginia
Age 31
Granville , North Carolina