Biographical Sketch of
History of Cass County, Illinois
Edited by William Henry Perrin
Published by O. L. Baskin & Co. Historical Publishers, Chicago, 1882.
Reprinted in 1968 in its in entirety as part of the
Sesquicentennial History of Cass County, Illinois
Edited by Virgil M. Dowdall
CHARLES ROBERTSON, deceased; was born in New York State, June 26, 1810; son of Alexander and Elizabeth (McDonald) Robertson; natives of Scotland. His father, who was a farmer by occupation, was born about the year 1780, and died in Morgan County, Ill., in 1855. Mr. Robertson received but a limited education, and began life as a farmer, in Morgan County, Ill.; came to this county May 2, 1821, and died March 8, 1877. He married Bathsheba Drinkwater, who bore him ten children: Sarah E., Alexander, John T., Franklin C., Martha E., Cyrus D., Jacob N., Mary J., Charles and Daniel. Mr. Robertson was a member of the Old School Presbyterian Church, and was a supporter of the Republican party. His son, Alexander Robertson, was born in this county, Jan. 15, 1838; received his education in the Union School house in this county, where he has since been engaged in farming. During the late war he served three years in Company K, One Hundred and First Illinois Regiment, under Colonels Fox and LaSage. He is a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church and, in politics a Republican.
(page 321, Perrin's History of Cass County, Illinois)