Robinson >>> Robertson from Rockcastle County Kentucky

 

Lucy Tabitha Robertson

Birth: 23 Sep 1877

Laurel, Kentucky 

Death: 20 Apr 1961

Dayton, Montgomery, Ohio

 

Lucy Tabitha Robertson – Robinson Family Tree

 

9 G Grandparents

David Robertson (1499-1570) and Unknown Innes (1505)

 

8 G Grandparents

William Robertson (1530-1599) and Isabel Petrie (1530-1593)

 

7 G Grandparents

William Robertson 1571-1629 and Anna Marie Mitchell (1571-1624) Cromarty, Ross & Cromarty, Scotland Married 1595

 

6 G Grandparents

William Robertson (1620-1709) and Eleanor Pitcairn (1634-1708 ) born in Scotland and moved to Virginia

 

5 G Grandfather

Nicholas Robertson 12 Aug 1665 Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland to 12 May 1718, Henrico, Virginia, USA

Spouse: Sarah Marks abt 1675 to Nov 1716 from Charles City, Virginia

Marriage: 1690, Henrico, Virginia, USA

 

4 G Grandfather

US & International Marriage Record

  • Israel Robertson (1698-1760)

Spouse: Sarah Williams (1698 )

Birth: 1698 in VA

Marriage: 1719

 

3G Grandfather

US & International Marriage Record

  • Charles Robertson (1733-1798 )

Spouse: Susannah Nichols (1742-1806)

Father: Israel Robertson

Mother: Sarah Williams

Birth:  24 July 1733 in Bristol Parish,Prince George, Charles City County, VA

Death: October 1798 in Washington, TN

Marriage: 1757

 

2 G Grandfather

Julius Caesar Robinson (1758-1818 )

Spouse: Sarah Shelton (1755-1810)

Marriage: 1773 Virginia

 

Great Grandfather

David Robinson (1795-1863)

Spouse: Nancy Carter (1795-1835) aka Cherokee Indian Maiden

Married: Two Indian Maidens (next door neighbors & best friends) Nancy Carter 1822 & Nancy Runyon Carter 1838

 

Grandfather

Adonijah “John” David Robinson (1822-1909)

Spouse: Sarah “Sally” Unk Hazelwood (1815-1887) – [1st wife of Wyatt Hazelwood. Grandmother of Nij”s second wife Rebecca May]

Married: 18 Sep 1844 Laurel, Madison, Kentucky

Known Children with Sally UNK (maybe nee Dees) Hazelwood:

William (1847-1920)

2nd Marriage to Rebecca M May (1852-1902)

13 Aug 1889 Lily, Laurel, Kentucky, USA

3rd Marriage to Isabelle France Malicoat

12 Sep 1903, Laurel, Kentucky, USA

 

Father

William Slaughter Robertson (Born: 1850-1928)

 

Mother

Sarah Jane Murray (Born: 1854- abt 1920)

 

Husband

James William “Bill” Metcalf (Born: 1876-1937) 

Marriage to James William “Bill” Metcalf

Rockcastle, Kentucky, USA

Description: Metcalf J. W. Lucy T. Robertson 17 Feb 1892

 

Known Children 

Samuel Dalton Metcalf (Born: 1894-1937) Bessie Jane Perry

Martin Luther Metcalf (Born: 1899-1962) Euphemia Horn aka Phemie

James Garfield Metcalf (Born: 1902-1975) Surry Johnson

Gertrude “Girtie” Metcalf (Born: 1905-) Walter Denver Kelly

Viola Metcalf (Born: 1909-1981) – never married

Hughie Dale Metcalf (Born: 1912-1983) Laura Christina Sweeney

Leatta Martha S Metcalf (Born: 1916-1986) James Victor Mynhier – no children

* For more information on Samuel Dalton Metcalf and his family. See Metcalf page.

 

Note: I’m stopping here with these generations. The Robertson – Robinson is repeated throughout one family; some members chose Roberson and another after the war Robison. Lucy’s father William went by Robertson.

 

Family origin was Robertson [Someone adjusted all of the Robertson’s names to Robinson on Ancestry, but I’m not changing Lucy’s]. This is not uncommon for families with soundex problems, given the deep Scottish to Virginian and Kentucky accents. Lucy’s children said their mother’s last name was Robinson. But her actual paperwork goes both ways. She went by Robertson. I went back this far just to display the changes.

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73 Responses to “Robertson”

  1. Sheila Says:

    Kentucky Death Records, 1852-1953
    about William Robinson
    Name: William Robinson
    Death Date: 27 Nov 1916
    Death Location: Laurel
    Residence Location: Laurel
    Age: 88
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: White
    Birth Date: 25 Jul 1828
    Birth Location: North Carolina
    Father’s Name: David Robinson
    Father’s Birth Location: North Carolina
    Mother’s Name: Nancy Carter
    Mother’s Birth Location: North Carolina

  2. Sheila Says:

    1850 United States Federal Census
    about Minerva Robinson
    Name: Minerva Robinson
    Age: 10
    Estimated Birth Year: abt 1840
    Birth Place: Kentucky
    Gender: Female
    Home in 1850: Kentucky, Owsley, Kentucky
    Household Members: Name Age
    David Robinson 50
    Drusilla Robinson 4
    Elizabeth Robinson 8
    Henry Robinson 6
    James Robinson 18
    Minerva Robinson 10
    Nancy Robinson 45
    Polly Robinson 12
    Susan Robinson 22
    Wm Robinson 22

  3. Sheila Says:

    Here is the person I would love to track down. It has always been my theory that this George was related to William Slaughter Robertson father of Lucy Robertson Metcalf. See the names…

    Kentucky Death Records, 1852-1953
    about George Slaughter Robinson
    Name: George Slaughter Robinson
    Death Date: 27 Aug 1930
    Death Location: Jackson
    Residence Location: Jackson
    Age: 85
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: White
    Birth Date: 2 Oct 1844
    Birth Location: Owsley, Kentucky
    Father’s Name: L Jefferson Robinson
    Mother’s Name: Lucy Ann Slaughter

  4. Sheila Says:

    Kentucky Death Records, 1852-1953
    about Drucilla Robertson
    Name: Drucilla Robertson
    Death Date: 25 Oct 1852
    Death Location: Owsley
    Residence Location: Owsley
    Age: 6
    Gender: Female
    Birth Date: abt 1846
    Birth Location: Owsley
    Father’s Name: David Robertson
    Mother’s Name: Nancy Robertson

    Drusilla Robinson 4

  5. Miranda Gover waitukaitis Says:

    hi wanted to give some info to add on hughie d metcalf was my grandfather he married laura christina sweeney they had children named bill metcalf, denzel metcalf, gloria metcalf, Nancy metcalf (my mother) barb metcalf, lynn metcalf, eugene metcalf, and dale metcalf, there are many children and grand children not listed i will get dates feel free to e mail me at ms_randa_g@yahoo.com

  6. Lois Robertson Says:

    Your website shows the Rev. William Robertson and Eleanor Pitcairn with the wrong birth and death dates.
    These folks did not marry until 1721 and they are the parents of William the Historian of Scotland.

    Both died young and are buried at Greyfriars in Edinburgh, Scotland.

    Verification for this is found at http://www.scotlandspeople.com, the Official Registry for Scotland.

    You should check any persons born in Scotland with this database to avoid errors.

  7. Sheila Says:

    I do apologize if there is a Genealogy mistake on my blog. At that level its very hard to be 100% accurate. Although, I do try to be as accurate as possible with the documents I find.

    I tried the link you’ve posted and it doesn’t work. I tried thru ie and Mozilla, neither worked. So, I Googled it and found a few similar sites. I found this one: http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk/ I wasn’t very happy with that site after I registered there to see their records, it pulled all of my personal info from my computer. I didn’t need to enter anything other than my name; right down to my email address. No place on the form to add one, I assumed you would add it, in the Profile. Wrong… Everything was filled in for me. Then after I checked my email address for their 2 emails with my password in it. I did sign in an access their site.

    The entire experience left a bad taste in my mouth. I did play at the site for a few minutes. A quick search turned up something that could be close, but to get a look it, it was going to cost me six pounds. Not if I wanted to download it, if it was in fact the right document. To tell you the truth, I wasn’t prepared to see if it had grabbed my Visa number as well, to pay for this Close search document. So, I quickly exited the website. I can honestly say, I would not recommend that site to anyone.

    I will on the other hand, double check my notes and family information. Nothing here is written is stone. We all make mistakes, and I do make my fair share, as we all do in our Genealogy research.

    Please do share with us, your alternative parents for Nicholas Robertson, if you have access to this information. I know I would greatly appreciate it, I’m sure the others would as well.

    Thank you for your comment,
    Sheila J Metcalf

  8. Apporkaxior Says:

    FANTASTIC!

  9. Ann Says:

    Sheila ,
    Could you please email me , Please ?
    I am researching the Robinson’s family that you have listed . I may be connected to the family also .
    Thanks, Ann

  10. Sheila Says:

    I sure will. We still have a few holes to plug but we are getting there. Thanks for your comment and I will send one right out to you.


  11. Please see my Robertson research on ancestry.com – Robertson family and beyond. Ask for an invite!

  12. Sheila Says:

    I’m sorry, I have searched 100’s of trees and cannot find this tree. Can you give me someone specific to look at that pulls up your tree. Not sure where some of these trees get that Adonijah’s mother was Nancy Young? Will keep searching. Thanks

  13. Lois Robertson Says:

    I am very sorry that your experience on scotlandspeople was not a positive one. William Robertson, the eldest son of William Robertson and Eleanor Pitcairn, is well known as the first modern historian and can be verified as such.
    Several of my Robertson family have married Midkiffs, which I understand to be a variant of Metcalf. My brother is a participant in the Donnachaidh Ydna project. He has one exact match and about 25 said to be related matches which link us to John Robinson/Robertson who married Mavel East. Their son Jacob is the father of our earliest proven ancestor, Samuel Robertson who married Elizabeth Harris. Thus we have both dna and a paper trail. I am looking for linking Robertson/Robertsons. Any assistance would be appreciated.

  14. Sheila Says:

    My husband, Anthony’s lineage goes through William Robertson and Eleanor Pitcairn Robertson’s son Nicholas, we would need an unbroken Robinson/Robertson/Robison male DNA match but Anthony is a Metcalf. So I’m not sure who (male Robertson/Robinson/Robison) I could dig up (tongue in cheek) so to speak to get that DNA but I’m fairly resourceful and I’ll start beating the bushes. I know of one local living male in his mid to late 70’s that could possibly provide the DNA but we have to be 100% positive that none above him; were adopted or father unknown. Let me see who I can ask. Maybe one or two of the local Robinson’s from Miamisburg would be willing to get swabbed. I’ll remind them it is painless. It’s a real shame that when they have them at the hospital as babies they don’t swab them, then. Maybe, we can start a drive? LOL What baby doesn’t drool? LOL

    Thanks again for your comments,
    Sheila

  15. Angelia Nichols Says:

    you have done so much work!! wow! i admire all that you have done and managed to find. isn’t it just all so fascinating?! i definately caught the fever a couple of years ago, i had found the grave of my grandmothers grandfather, and when i visited the second time, i swear that it almost felt like he knew i was coming and was looking forward to “seeing” me again. i asked him to help me find his ex wife who was the brick wall and the one that i was really wanting to find-i know he wasn’t there, listening, but i eventually had an email that just snowballed and i found the one i was looking for. that kind of makes it all worth while doesn’t it. much love and happy grave hunting! angelia

  16. Sheila Says:

    Dear Angelia,

    I want to thank you for your comment. I do work hard on my research and am trying to read everything I can get my hands on lately. I’ve been on vacation (still working my day jobs). I still have many holes to fill.

    I too, feel like they are out there whispering, find me. So I keep tracking them.

    I feel like I let my great-great-grandparents down, since the last person who knew where their unmarked-grave was, has now pasted. It’s very sad that we will never know where it is now. No one left to visit it.

    I slow-walked… (a term my husband uses for when someone is slothful). I knew he was the only one left and that he was older, but it didn’t seem that urgent to me. When I talked to him, he seemed full of life, so I thought I had plenty of time. I was due to go in June for a family reunion, and could handle it then, but he past away in December. I won’t make that mistake again.

    Keep on the trail and let me know of your findings. I’m as excited as you. I love answers.

    Thanks again for your comment and Welcome to the Family,
    Sheila Jean Adkins Metcalf

  17. Pat Summerford Says:

    Do you have a John Roberson that married Elenor ? don’t know her last name. They had the following children in the 1850 census from Newberry S.C., John W age 17, Samuel M age 15 and Sarah age 12. They are my ggggggrandparents. If you have any information on them please let me know. Thank you Pat

  18. Dan Says:

    I am seeking Robertson family ancestors of my grandfather J. R. or John R. Robertson born in Georgia in 1870. He moved to Missouri thereafter marrying Aurila(or Arrila)Chasteen in Stoddard CO, Missouri in 1892. Sometime after 1920, they moved to Sapulpa, OK where he owned a retail grocery. Both died in Sapulpa. Arila died in 1953 and J.R. in 1948. ANY HELP identifying Robertson ancestors would be VERY DEEPLY APPRECIATED. – Dan Robertson.

  19. homarcova Says:

    How’s life ?,

    I’m new to this community + just thought it would be a good idea to introduce myself and say “Hi”.

    Bye for now.

    Athena
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  20. Edith Says:

    you are my family my ggg mother was a Robinson Edith Holiday Fl

  21. Sheila Says:

    See… it’s a small world. Thanks for your comment and Welcome to the Family!

  22. Rita Says:

    Have some information on Richard Robertson.
    He was born about 1703 in Henrico Co., Va….parents Jeffrey Robertson and Elizabeth Bowman. Jeffrey Robertson was born 1654 in Edinburgh, Scotland, died 1734 Henrico, Va. So, if this might be who you’re looking for…he is a brother of my
    direct ancestor. Several siblings died in
    Chesterfield, Va….he may have relocated there with siblings. Unfortunately, I don’t have any additional information to offer you. Hope it helps.

  23. Dan Robertson Says:

    In Feb, 2010 I left message # 18 above. I am STILL seeking information on John R. (J.R) Robertson b.in MO 1870, d. Sapulpa, OK
    in 1948. He married Aurila(Arrilia) Chasteen
    in Stoddard County, MO in 1892 and their family moved to OK in the early 1920s. Any help would be greatly appreciated.Thank You!

  24. Sheila Says:

    I do apologize for not getting back with you. I must have missed the post and I’m very sorry. I really haven’t done much on them but I did see a few things: Arilla Marcella Chastain married John Arthur Robertson on 18 Feb 1892 – Stoddard, MO. Name: John R Robertson
    Spouse: Arriba Chasteen
    Marriage: 18 Feb 1892 – Stoddard
    Marriage: 1892You may need to obtain that record to get their information. No one really seems to know who they really are. Most people say that she was the daughter of John Burton Martha Jane Proffer Chasteen. But no one has done much leg work as far as I can tell.

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    1920 United States Federal Census
    about John R Robertson
    Name: John R Robertson
    Home in 1920: New Lisbon, Stoddard, Missouri
    Age: 49
    Estimated birth year: abt 1871
    Birthplace: Georgia
    Relation to Head of House: Self (Head)
    [Head]
    Spouse’s name: Arrilla M
    Father’s Birth Place: Georgia
    Mother’s Birth Place: Georgia
    Marital Status: Married
    Race: White
    Sex: Male
    Home owned: Own
    Able to read: Yes
    Able to Write: Yes
    Household Members:
    Name Age
    John R Robertson 49
    Arrilla M Robertson 45

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    1910 United States Federal Census
    about Paul Robinson
    Name: Paul Robinson
    Age in 1910: 3
    Estimated birth year: abt 1907
    Birthplace: Missouri
    Relation to Head of House: Son
    Father’s Name: John A
    Father’s Birth Place: Georgia
    Mother’s Name: Arila
    Mother’s Birth Place: Missouri
    Home in 1910: Duck Creek, Stoddard, Missouri
    Marital Status: Single
    Race: White
    Gender: Male
    Household Members:
    Name Age
    John A Robinson 40
    Arila Robinson 35
    Lilla Robinson 16
    Dan Robinson 10
    Ralph Robinson 8
    Lena Robinson 5
    Paul Robinson 3
    Letus Chasteen 19 (brother-in-law)
    [29]
    Jessie R Robertson 17
    Delena Robertson 15
    Paul L Robertson 12
    Thell Robertson 9
    J Robertson 4
    [4 2/12]

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    1900 United States Federal Census
    about John R Robinson
    Name: John R Robinson
    Home in 1900: Castor, Stoddard, Missouri
    Age: 29
    Birth Date: Jun 1870
    Birthplace: Georgia
    Race: White
    Gender: Male
    Relationship to Head of House: Head
    Father’s Birthplace: Georgia
    Mother’s Birthplace: Georgia
    Spouse’s name: Amanda A
    Marriage Year: 1892
    Marital Status: Married
    Years Married: 8
    Household Members:
    Name Age
    John R Robinson 29
    Amanda A Robinson 25
    Lillie Robinson 6
    Ollie Robinson 3
    Daniel Robinson 4/12

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    I don’t really have any other info on them. But someone else may have. I’m sorry, I couldn’t be of more help.

    Thanks for your comments,
    Sheila Jean Adkins Metcalf


  25. Shelia – First, THANK YOU VERY MUCH for the information you have provided. FYI, I have some addn’l. information that overlaps but differs slightly from yours. I want to share it for the possible benefit it may provide others.
    On Feb. 18, 1892 John R.Robertson married Arrila M. Chasteen in Stoddard County, MO. The bride’s father, J.B. Chasteen gave consent as Arrila was underage. The ceremony was performed by S. Wood, a local minister in the Chasteen family home. There is an EXCELLENT Casteen family tree online with details. These two are my Paternal Grandparents and around 1920(?) they moved to Sapulpa, Creek County, OK where they lived the rest of their lives. John R. (“J.R.”) Robertson died in 1948. Arila died in 1953. Both are buried in South Heights Cemetery in Sapulpa, OK.
    My Father, Thell W. Robertson was born in Aid, Stoddard County, MO and he married Alma Aston in Sapulpa, OK in 1933. I am the only child and I can go back no further in my Robertson family tree.
    I HAVE NO FURTHER INFORMATION ON MY ROBERTSON FAMILY OTHER THAN THE FACT THAT J.R. WAS BORN IN GEORGIA AROUND 1870.
    **CAN ANYONE PROVIDE ADDN’L. INFORMATION?**

  26. Dan H. Robertson Says:

    Hi! I would like to sincerely thank those who’ve recently posted information on the Robertson/Roberson/Robinson families. As a “rookie” to genealogy research, I have spent almost two years searching for my ancestors. With help from you and a VERY helpful Chasteen ancestor, I have put some of the pieces together. My findings will also clear up some misunderstandings in some recent postings. —- I am the son of Thell Robertson(See # 18) He was a son of John R. and Arila Robertson, married in Stoddard CO, MO in 1892. In the early 1920s John R., Arila M and the children (see Sheila’s posting # 24 and the CORRECT Data in the 1910 Census for details). The move to Okla. in the early 1920s and the deaths of John R. and Arila M. are listed in my posting #23. Arila M. Chasteen Robertson WAS INDEED the daughter of John Burton Chasteen and Martha Jane Proffer as Sheila speculated in #24. I will follow up shortly with some minor misunderstandings from the data in the 1900,1910 and 1920 Census information. MY THANKS AGAIN TO YOU FOR YOUR ASSISTANCE!-Dan H.Robertson.

  27. Dan H. Robertson Says:

    ONE MORE ROBERTSON GENERATION & CORRECTION.
    Going back ONE MORE GENERATION from the earlier postings on John R. ROBERTSON (also spelled Robinson, Roberson, and Roberts)— See #s 18,23, and #24 and wishing to correct a misunderstanding from the 1900 Census in #24. John R. ROBERTSON was the only son of Elijah and Amanda Robertson. He was born in GA in 1870 in Acworth, Cobb CO,
    GA. See the 1880 U.S. Census(Census listing reads; “AEWORTH”). By 1900 Elijah is deceased. His widow and the mother of John R. apparently resides with John R. and his wife Arila in Castor, MO per the 1900 Census data Sheila has posted in #24. Note that Amanda is listed BY MISTAKE as John’s spouse. Arila is his spouse. Amanda is his Mother. To the best of my knowledge, the birth dates and names of the children are correct as stated. Thank You. – Dan Robertson.

  28. Martrita robertson,daughter of Paul R. robertson Says:

    I have information on Paul & Wylda Rae’s children,my sister Paula lives in Tulsa, brothers Jerry,Bob live in Tulsa,Ok. I live in MN. on the No.shore of Lake Superior,Two Harbors MN. I own a north woods gift shop. would love to hear from all.(brothers Jack,Richard,and Tommie are deceased)


  29. Martrita – Hi! I’m Dan (Danny) Robertson the son of Thell or “Robbie” and Alma Robertson. My Father and Paul were brothers which makes you and I Cousins. I am so HAPPY to see your posting.
    I am now 70 and retired. As you may recall, my mother and Grandmother Robertson had a SERIOUS falling out which left me out of almost all of the potential Robertson family interactions. Since Mom and Dad have been deceased for many years and I am an only child, I have almost ZERO Robertson family data. Only in the past two weeks have I FINALLY been able to find out who my GGrandfather was. After help from other non-related Robertson researchers (Roberson/Robinson/Robberson/)I finally found J.R. (our Grandfather) birth via the 1880 U. S. Georgia Census and I learned that Elijah and Amanda Roberson are my GGrandparents. I am desperately seeking other information to go back beyond them. Can you – or anyone else reading this email – provide any additional information on my Robertson family of origin? – Dan Robertson.


  30. Martrita – SO VERY HAPPY TO SEE YOUR Oct. 31 POSTING. I WOULD LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU.
    SEE MY EMAIL ADDRESS. Dan Robertson, College Station, TX(“DANNY”) Son of Thell and Alma.

  31. J. Mac Doublin Says:

    Dan Robertson I am Mac Doublin your cousin we last were together at your fathers funeral , my mother was Lillian Robertson and my father was Lavader Doublin , Come Dec. 29 I will be 79. During my life I have met all of the uncles and aunts as well as my cousins. I am so glad you have done so well finding my Ggf Robertson I knew he was from Georgia .I would love to here from you with an email. Hello to Martrita .


  32. Reply to Message # 34

    MAC – REALLY GREAT TO HEAR FROM YOU. AS YOU MAY KNOW, MANY, MANY YEARS AGO THERE WAS A
    MAJOR “FALLING OUT” OR DISAGREEMENT BETWEEN MY MOTHER AND GRANDMOTHER ROBERTSON. THE NET RESULT OF WHATEVER THAT DISAGREEMENT WAS IS THAT I HAD VIRTUALLY ZERO CONTACT WITH MY ROBERTSON SIDE OF THE FAMILY. SINCE I AM AN ONLY CHILD AND INHERITED ABSOLUTELY NO WRITTEN ROBERTSON FAMILY RECORDS, I KNEW NOTHING ABOUT MY ROBERTSON GENEALOGY BEYOND THE NAMES OF MY GRANDPARENTS AND THE FACT THAT MY FATHER HAD TOLD ME THAT HE THOUGHT “HIS GRANDFATHER AND MOTHER CAME MOVED TO MISSOURI FROM GEORGIA”. WHEN I RETIRED, I SAT OUT TO FIND OUT MORE. THE NET RESULT IS THAT WITH THE HELP OF OTHERS, I HAVE BEEN ABLE TO WORK BACK TO MY GGGGRANDPARENTS – SAMUEL AND CELIA ROBERTSON. ONE OF THEIR SONS – ELIJAH – WAS GRANDFATHER JOHN (J.R.) ROBERTSON’S FATHER.
    AS TO MARTRITA, I HAVE TRIED REACHING HER BY EMAIL (SEE MY POST IN # 30) AND BY PHONE BUT, SO FAR NO LUCK REACHING HER. I MAY BE A “PERSONA NONGRATA” WITH HER SO, SHE MAY NEVER RESPOND TO MY INQUIRY. THE ONLY LIVING RELATIVE I HAVE BEEN ABLE TO REACH IS PANSY (DAN AND MIRT’S DAUGHTER) WHO STILL LIVES IN SAPULPA. WHEN SHE HEARD MY NAME SHE REFUSED TO SPEAK TO ME SO I GUESS “OLD ISSUES” STILL LINGER. DROP ME A LINE WHEN IT’S CONVENIENT. DAN ROBERTSON.(c26harli@verizon.net)

  33. barbara robinson lockaby Says:

    Hi shiela, I too am a robinson g g grandaughter of julius,g grandaughter if william, grandaughter of alt and daughter of Owen robinson. you have done a marvelous job with your research, thank you so much. My question is? do we are we part Native American, I noticed that you mentioned chief cornstalk, and I denoted that his son’s last name is Scot, would it be an imposition if you gave me this info? Again thanks so much for you hard word, cousin barb.

  34. Sheila Says:

    Dear Barbara,

    Chief Cornstalk is on my Adkins family tree. But to answer the Native American question, Adonijah’s (Born: 1822-1909) mother was Nancy Carter (Born: 1795-1835)wife of David Robinson was a Cherokee Indian maiden. That was all she was ever called until I found her name on William Robinson (Born: 1828-1916) death certificate, and then people started emailing me about her.

    I hope this helps some, as for any others, I’d imagine they did intermarry, but I’m not sure. I’ll keep chucking my notes. Its not something that I’m tracking, but I did join the Native American Indian Society to get more information on the families.

    Thanks for your comment and Welcome to the Family,
    Sheila Jean Adkins Metcalf


  35. Dear All,
    I have done extensive research on the Robertsons as well. My tree is much the same as the above; David Robertson (1499-1570) and Unknown Innes (1505)are my 11 great grandparents. My tree splits at the marriage of William Robertson and Eleanor Pitcairne. I descend from their son, Rev. George Robertson who married Mary Worsham. If anyone would like an invite to my tree, please email me…


  36. Carol,
    As a newcomer to genealogy resesarch and one who cannot trace his Robertson ancestors back very far (see previous Metcalf Family News posts by me), I would certainly appreciate a look at your family tree in the REMOTE hope that there may be some overlap. As Shelia has noted,(See#24)
    few seem to have researched my line but, I have gone back a bit further than she indiciated via a recent breakthrough of ONE additional generation. I would be delighted to share and would appreciate a look at your data. Thanks, Dan Robertson.


  37. Still waiting to hear back from Martrita – Posting # 28 above and/or Mac – Posting #31 above. Looking forward to hearing from you.
    Dan “Danny” H. Robertson-College Station,TX

  38. Kevin Coleman Says:

    I just pulled my Grand Dads Family History from Ancestory.com.The Oldest history I could find was William Robertson 1571 Scotland.Heres the Rest.
    John G Robertson Born 1916.
    George Walter Robertson Born 1889
    George Washington Robertson Born 1853
    Henry Gadd Robertson Born 1829
    Archer Robertson Born 1798
    John Tyre Robertson Born 1770
    Isaac Mills Robertson Born 1752
    Jeffery Robertson II Born 1709,very wealthy and has will on the internet.
    Jeffery Robertson 1654 Born in Scotland and the first Robertson immigrant.
    William Robertson 1620 Born in ScotLand
    William Robertson 1571 Born in Scotland


  39. SHELIA – IS THERE ANYTHING YOU CAN DO TO POSSIBLY GET A RESPONSE TO ME FROM ROBERTSON FAMILY MESSAGES 28, 31 and/or 35?
    I HAVE LEFT MESSAGES FOR ALL THREE SEVERAL MONTHS AGO AND HAVE HEARD NOTHING. DO YOU HAVE A WAY TO REACH THEM OR TO FORWARD TO THEM MY POSTED MESSAGES? IF SO, I WOULD LOVE YOU TO DO SO.MANY THANKS! DAN ROBERTSON
    My Email address is c26harli@verizon.net

  40. Mac Doublin Says:

    Mac Doublin says: Dan I am sorry I did not get back you sooner but I am very interested in corresponding with you I assure you I would love to talk to you. My 91yr old sister is now living with us and between the two of us I think we could add some info. As you may know my mother Lillian Mae lived to be almost 99yrs. old and we talked alot about the Robertsons .

  41. Sheila Says:

    Dear Dan & Mac,

    I do appreciate the thought, and am glad you could talk. I didn’t have to do anything, but be here. I hope you can find new Robertson info that we may have missed. if so, please let me know.

    As for the other comments, I’ll try to see if I can contact them again for you, but I can’t promise anything.

    Good Luck & Best Wishes,
    Sheila Jean Adkins Metcalf


  42. MAC(#40) – I’m going to keep this brief, but, I would be happy to talk in more detail via my personal email c26harli@verizon.net.
    Having ZERO Robertson contacts to turn to, after I retired five years ago, I set out to try to find out what I could about my Robertson ancestors.I knew John JR Robertson
    and Aurilia Chasteen were my Grandparents but, after that I knew NOTHING. Keeping this short, I now have found my way back two more generations. I know that Elijiah Robertson was JR’s father or my GGrandfather
    and with help from my 3rd. cousins, I learned that Samuel Robertson (also b. in GA in 1800) was Elijah’s father or my GGGrandfather. That’s where I now stand!
    First, does your research agree with mine up through Samuel? Second, can you take me back beyond him? William Robertson is my top SUSPECT as Samuel’s father but, I don’t have PROOF of this yet. By the way Acworth is the City where Samuel was born and it is
    in Cobb County, GA. Drop me a note when you can. I look forward to our further discussion and a SPECIAL THANK TO SHELIA! for her help in my search.-Dan Robertson.

  43. Sue Robertson Wolf Says:

    Sheila,

    I, too, am very much into family history and genealogy. If I understand what and how you have listed the above genealogy, William Robinson son of David Robinson is my 2nd Great Grand Uncle. He is the brother to Berry Hensley Robertson who is my 2nd Great Grandfather.

    You stated in #14 your husband, Anthony, descends from William. You also mentioned living in Miamisburg, Ohio. There are many Berry Hensley Robertson descendants living just south of you in the Hamilton area. I think possibly at least one male cousin who lives in the area and is also very into genealogy would consent to dna testing.

    Now, my question. You mention William’s mother being Nancy Carter based upon the Kentucky Death Records, 1852-1953 listing Nancy Carter. With William only being about 7 years old when David married Nancy Carter in about 1835 possibly he grew up thinking of her as his mother and thus it was listed in his death records.

    I based this upon the following information found in the book “The Arvins and The Robertsons of Estill County, Kentucky”, by Opal Dean Arvin.

    “David was married twice. First to an Indian girl in North Carolina. Her name is not known.”

    “It is family legend that she was a full Cherokee Indian. She and David had at least five boys and one girl. They were named: Honsefer, Berry, Elijah, William and James. I am not sure about the name of the daughter. There is some irregularity in the ages of the births which means that here could have been other children who did not live. The Indian Mother of these children died about, 1833 or 1834 in North Carolina.”

    “David moved his family from Buncombe County to Clay County, Kentucky about the year 1835. At the time of this move he had five boys. These were the children of his Indian wife.”

    “David was married the second time about 1835 to Nancy Carter who accompanied him on the move to Kentucky. Nancy and David had five children, all born in Kentucky. His older boys, those with the Indian Mother, soon married and left home.”

    I do know first hand there are many errors in the above mentioned book, including some in my immediate family. However, I have found the book to be most helpful in the Robertson line.

    I would greatly appreciate sharing information with you on the Robertson/Robinson family.

    Sue Robertson Wolf

  44. Sheila Says:

    Dear Sue,

    Through the death records is how I found her name. She was always listed as “Cherokee Indian Maiden,” but his death record gave her name.

    The story goes, that 1st wife Nancy Carter Robertson/Robinson and her next door neighbor Nancy Runyon, were good/best friends, when the first wife Nancy died young, he then took the neighbor Nancy Runyon as his second wife.

    I thought this was listed here in the comment section, I know its here on the blog under his family tree, it is listed on my tree at Ancestry and I do apologize for the confusion. I hope this helps.

    Thanks for your comment and Welcome to the Family,
    Sheila Jean Adkins Metcalf

  45. Jen Bawden Says:

    Dear Sue,

    I was directed to your blog by Sue Robertson Wolf. I may be able to help you with regards to the Nancy Runyon listed above if you’re interested. I descend through her first marriage to John Carter on 25 Oct 1823 in Haywood County. When I read through Sue’s post and your reply, it struck me that the two Nancys might not only be friends, but possibly sisters-in-law. Do you have any information on her that you’ve tucked away?

    Thanks and have a great day!

    Jen

  46. Sheila Says:

    Dear Jen,

    I do trust that you were addressing me here and I would love any information on Nancy Runyon that you may have.

    Thanks as always,
    Sheila Jean Adkins Metcalf

  47. Sue Robertson Wolf Says:

    If you two ladies figure out the Nancys, please pass it along to me.

    Thanks!
    Sue

  48. Sheila Says:

    Dear Sue,

    Absolutely, that’s what we’re here for. I do know they were best friends and neighbors, not much else. So we”ll see what we can uncover.

    Best Wishes,
    Sheila Jean Adkins Metcalf


  49. I am seeking the parents of SAMUEL ROBERTSON b. circa May 30, 1803 in Big Shanty, Cobb Co., GA. Big Shanty became Acworth, GA shortly after Samuel’s birth. I have documented his marriage to Celia Martin on Jan. 29, 1824 in Jackson, GA. Samuel is my GGGrandfather and I am at a “dead end” in trying to go back further in my ancestors search process.
    Samuel and Celia’s son Elijah Robertson b. circa 1833 is my GGrandfather and his son John R. Robertson was my Grandfather. John R. Robertson moved to Stoddard Co., MO shortly after the end of the Civil War where he married Arilia Chasteen. They then moved to Sapulpa, Creek Co., OK in the 1920s where they lived the rest of their lives.
    ANY INFORMATION ON THE PARENTS OF SAMUEL ROBERTSON WOULD BE SINCERELY AND DEEPLY APPRECIATED. THANK YOU! Dan H. Robertson.

  50. Andrew Says:

    was there a Dr. David Robinson in the madisonville, KY area? My mother is searching for information on him and his family.

  51. Andrew Says:

    sorry it was in the late 1920’s

  52. Sheila Says:

    Dear Andrew,

    After checking my tree, I don’t have a David Robinson born after 1869. I would however suggest that you contact the Historical Society of Hopkins County 107 Union St Madisonville, KY 42431 -2529 (270) 821-3986 Website: http://www.historicalsocietyhopkinscoky.org they should have any existing records of a doctor practicing in that county. I do hope you find what you’re looking for.

    Thanks as always,
    Sheila Jean Adkins Metcalf

  53. dr2dan Says:

    ROBERTSON/ROBINSON/ROBERSON FAMILY LINES

    PER MY POSTING #49 ABOVE, I AM STILL ACTIVELY SEEKING DATA ON THE PARENTS OF MY 2GGRANDFATHER SAMUEL ROBERTSON b. 1803
    IN BIG SHANTY (ACWORTH), COBB CO., GA.d. 1885 IN ACKWOTH, COBB CO., GA. SAMUEL MARRIED CELIA MARTIN b. 1804, d.circa 1871-1879 IN ACKWORTH, COBB CO. GA.
    ANY ASSISTANCE IN IDENTIFYING POTENTIAL PARENTS WOULD BE SINCERELY APPRECIATED. I WILL ALSO BE GLAD TO SHARE THE INFORMATION I HAVE ON MY MORE RECENT ROBERTSON LINE WHO MOVED TO STODDARD CO., MO AROUND 1860 AND ON TO SAPULPA, CREEK CO., OK IN THE EARLY 1920s. FROM THERE MY FATHER, THELL W. ROBERTSON MOVED TO TULSA, TULSA CO. OK.
    THANK YOU, DAN H. ROBERTSON.

  54. Aaron Robinson Says:

    Sheila,
    I’m new to the whole family history thing. I’ve been working on mine on Ancestry.com and found my paternal lineage comes through Nicholas, Israel and Charles as well. However, Nicholas has become a sticking point for me, as he seems to be for many researchers. It seems like no one knows for sure who his parents are. Everything I’ve found on Ancestry.com says William is Nicholas’ father, while some other sites indicate his father’s name was Edward, Edward being the son of a Christopher, who was possibly from England. I’d really like to find the answer to this riddle but just can’t seem to. Has your research been able to turn up anything to give a more definitive answer to this? Thanks.

  55. dr2dan Says:

    Aaron and other Robertson/Robinson/Roberson Researchers,
    First welcome to the madness! You indicated that you are new to genealogy research. I can identify since after three to four years, I still feel like a rookie!
    I cannot shed any light on your particular branch of the Robertson clan. Above you will see several postings from me (See # 39, 42, 49 and others) seeking help on my own dead end. My GGGrandfather was Samuel Robertson b., 1803 in Big Shanty (now Acworth) GA. Like you, I have multiple suspects as his parents but NO PROVEN parents. However, as they say, “misery does love company” and, I have been Blessed to find two third cousins who share the same dead end but have taught me a great deal about G. Research and have provided some family details I did not know.
    So my “Take Away” for you is that I hope you too find some wonderful and totally unexpected help from some of the very gifted and well informed Robertson researchers out there. Sheila has also Blessed us by providing this wonderful forum for sharing knowledge and for seeking help from others.
    Take advantage of it and may you soon find the “key” to get past your “sticking point”. GOOD LUCK AARON! — Dan H. Robertson.

  56. Gale Reed Says:

    I just started researching my family tree with the hopes to find native american lineage. My daughter looks very native american and I have known that we had the genetics but have recently started looking. I have found that we are related to Mary BlueSky through Littleberry and Hezakiah Adkins. I am however finding dificulty tracking some other lines that have adkins in them. It looks like in atleast 3 different lines I run into adkins. However, my question is that I have a son getting ready to turn 19 the first of Sept and I have heard that in order to register as native american you need to do it between 18-19. Is this true? Do you need to prove a certain percentage of native american blood? What would be the best first step for me once I figure out the rest of the adkins lineage?

  57. Sheila Says:

    Dear Gale,

    I had written a huge comment here, but have deleted it. To be honest, I simply don’t want to be involved in the Native Indian card controversy. Its caused a lot of friction between friends and I don’t want to go there. My advise to you is to go to a pow-wow and talk to the local sub-chief’s. See if you can get an interview with the chief; see if they can help you. Tell them what you have, you’ll need to provide some kind of link or know who your ancestor was or who’s clan they’d belong. That’s as far as I can go with the advise on the family. If you’re not looking for a card, just ask to have them if they’d be willing to help you do your genealogy.

    I apologize that I cannot be any help in the area. Good luck in your endeavors.

    As for the Robertson/Robinson families: I’m still trying to figure out how two people are the same person, with two different names myself. Nig married his first wives granddaughter, but Hester her mother name was Celthia Dees not Sarah “Sallie” Hazelwood. I’ve been working on that one for several years. Not even sure how its possible at this point, but the family knows it to be a fact so the evidence is there somewhere, just have to look harder. Leave no stone unturned.

    That’s what happened to me a few weeks ago, when I bought a book, that was written in the 70’s by the local & highly respected history teacher (now deceased) and the husband of a member of the family. Treading lightly here is an understatement.

    I will have to soon completely revise my entire family line, evaluating everything he had said in his book, I’ve spent every waking minute trying to prove or disprove his findings. He had interviewed several family members of each established family in Morgan County. Since my App was an early founder of Elkfork, his family included. It was only a few short paragraphs, but enough to shed a lot of doubt on what we have believed to be true. The author being married to his 5x Great-Granddaughter. Looking at everything they had available at the time from an historical perspective. I have proved that much of his writing is accurate. Just not happy with the gaping holes it leaves.

    Its always a challenge and starting over is always the best way to deal with a challenge, so that’s what I’m doing. Happy hunting!

    Good luck and best wishes…

    As always,
    Sheila Jean Adkins Metcalf


  58. does anyone know if john william roberson or spelled robinson that married caroline duckett from south carolina have indian blood? this is my line of robersons. thanks


  59. hi my name j. g. marshall great grandson of john g robertson born 1854 died 1938 in mississippi buried in tolarville cemetery my email is jmarshall.marshall9@gmail.com

  60. Larry E. Lawson Says:

    I can’t believe after all this time I’ve finally found all of my mothers family!!! Lucy is my mothers Grandfathers, sister. I’ve been to Williams grave many times. He is buried next to his son Eddy who is Lucy’s brother. Eddy is my great grandfather. He is buried next to Annie and their three infant sons, and next to her is William (Uncle Willie) Eddy’s brother. My mother is 83 years young. I just talked to her and she remembers that Lucy came and stayed with them when she was young. This is great, whoever is responsible for this information, Thank you so very much, I have been trying to find this for years for her. My Mom only lives about 30 miles from Red Hill, she also has brothers and a sister still alive that will love this info. Once again thank you so much. If you would like I have a story about Eddy and Uncle Willie that I will share with you if you want to correspond. E-mail me and I will give you my phone number and we can talk.

  61. Larry E. Lawson Says:

    In all my excitement yesterday I made a mistake! Eddy Robertson is not buried at Red Hill Cemetery, but the rest of them are. My great grandmother Annie who was Eddy’s wife madien name was Browning, Her sister Sophie married Hugh Ponder who was pastor of Red Hill Church there at the grave yard and they are also both buried there. I don’t know how my mother got it but she has a book on Union Baptist Church and its early parishioners and there is a picture of a group of people and part of the caption says the tall man in the hat is Eddy Robertson and he is about a shoulder and head taller than everybody in the picture, and I believe it was taken about 1895? Not sure on that. I know they had three infant sons who died at birth, but the ones I know that lived were Henry, Daniel, Virgil, William, Charles Denzil Robertson, my grandfather, Earl, and Edith. There may be more but those are the ones I can think of off the top of my head. I will talk to my mom and find out. Once again thank you for all this wonderful information. Your cousin Larry E. Lawson

  62. Larry E. Lawson Says:

    Here’s a take on The Nancy Carter’s. Since Laurel, and Rockcastle Co.’s is or was a pretty rural area, what’s the chances Nancy is related to the country music family Mother Mabele and June Carter Cash? I do believe they were of Cherokee descent, and they are from that area.


  63. I read that Lucy’s children said Lucy went by the name Robinson, her brothers Eddie, and Daniel I believe went by Robertson, Eddie being my great grandfather, and all of his children and their children went by Robertson. My mother said Lucy came and stayed with her family once when my mother was young and her mother was pregnant, she doesn’t remember much about the visit, she just remembers it happened.


  64. Shelia, because of this wonderful website, and this is the one that started me off, I have found all of my Mothers families, Jackson’s, Martin’s, Browning’s and Robertson’s. I have shared all this info with my Mom and her siblings, and cousins I never knew before. It has brought us all closer together. Thank you so much for this website. I am so proud and honored my bloodline runs through Appalachia and Eastern Kentucky.

  65. Paul Robertson Says:

    hi im Paul Robertson and my grandpa was
    Daniel Chester Robertson Sr.
    Birth 20OCT1909 • Rock Castle County, Kentucky State
    Death APRIL 30 2000 • Laurel, Franklin County, Indiana, (Buena Vista) my great grandpa…
    Edward Hester “Eddie” Robertson
    Birth OCT 13, 1884 • Madison County, Kentucky
    Death JANUARY 26,1948 • Brookville, Franklin County, Indiana
    my 2nd great grandpa was
    William Slaughter Bill Robertson
    Birth MARCH 16 1847 • Clay County, Kentucky
    Death APRIL 4 1928 • Livingston, Rockcastle County, Kentucky.. my 2rd great grandpa was ………….
    Adonijah “John” David “Nijah” Robertson
    Birth MARCH 28 1823 • Little Ivy Creek, Buncomb County, North Carolina
    Death MAY 10, 1909 • Speck, Taylor County, Kentucky
    my 4 th was……..
    David Clifford Robertson_Robinson
    Birth 1795 • Buncombe County, North Carolina
    Death JULY 19 1863 • Green Hill, Jackson County, Kentucky…… my 5th was……..
    Julius Ceasar Robertson
    Birth 4 DECEMBER 1758 • Lunenburg County, Virginia
    Death OCTOBER 1818 • Buncombe, North Carolina……. my 5th was…..
    Black Charles “Napoleon” Robertson Sr., Colonel
    Birth JULY 24 1733 • Bristol Parish, Prince George County, Virginia
    Death AUG 31 1798 • Elizabethtown, Washington, Tennessee…………..
    my 6th was……………
    Israel Robertson SR
    Birth 1698 • Prince George, Prince George, Virginia
    Death AUGUST 12 1760 • Granville, North Carolina…….. my 7th was………….
    Nicholas Robertson
    Birth AUGUST 12 1666 • Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland
    Death MAY 12 1718 • Bristol Parrish, Henrico, Virginia
    ………… my 8th was………….
    William Robertson Rev. III
    Birth 30 JUL 1620 • Wemyss, Fife, Scotland
    Death 17 NOV 1709 • Borthwick, Midlothian, Scotland………… and u can see from my 3rd and 4th the last name went too Robinson then back too Robertson…

  66. Larry Lawson Says:

    Shelia, just curious and wanting to know more about you. Is Lucy Tabitha Robertson a great grandmother to you? Her brother Eddie was my great grandfather. Do you know much about him? I have some info on him if you would like to see it, also have you done any research on Col. Charles “Black” Robertson, our six times great grandfather? What a legacy he left for us to follow, another great Robertson was William son of William and Eleanore Pitcairn Robertson, he was known as the great Scottish Historiographer, was also president of Edinburg University, one of the known intellectual’s of his time, I mean this family goes on and on for very interesting historical stuff. I had no idea. How proud and honored I am to have their blood running through my veins.

  67. got2bjb Says:

    I have Robertsons on both sides of my Family. Same Male line. though. The Indian maiden? there are various. No Robinsons (Even though the name derives from the same tree line). Here’s the kicker. the names stayed the same in Scotland. No name changes happened in the U.S. Unless during the Civil war the families deliberately changed them to separate themselves. Should show some type of record in doing so. My line is from Current to 900AD let me know if you are interested and I’ll send you that info.

  68. got2bjb Says:

    Sue Robertson Wolf

    If you want to know about the “Nancy’s” Let me know. Will not post some of that info on line.

  69. Larry Lawson Says:

    Would like to know any and everything I can find out about Nancy’s. Thank you Larry Lawson ________________________________

  70. Larry Lawson Says:

    Sue, would love to see your line. My mother 83 years young stayed with her grandmother in Rockcastle Co. Ky. When she was little, her grandmother was Annie Robertson married to Eddy Robertson, Lucy’s brother. My mother remembers Lucy coming to her house when my mother’s mother was pregnant and helping out. My mother’s name is Elizabeth Iona (Robertson)Lawson. Larry ________________________________

  71. Larry Lawson Says:

    Sue if you want to contact me my e-mail address is larryelawson@hotmail.com I believe we are of the same family. What a great history this family left us, I was just blown away, as was my mother and her brothers. Have you ever been on the Kings of Dalraida website? Amazing, my mother didn’t know where her middle name came from, to my amazement a lot of the Kings are buried on th Isle of Iona. Drop me a line. Your cousin Larry ________________________________

  72. paul Says:

    got2bjb .. HI Im Paul Robertson would love to hear ur info on the line?? paul341630@gmail.com

  73. got2bjb Says:

    Maria Colon Innes (Robertson)

    1505–1540

    Birth 1505 • Elgin, Moray, Scotland

    Death 1540 • Scotland

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