The Robertson Family

COURT OF ARMS -- ROBERTSON

Arms: Gules (red) Three wolves heads raised
Argent armed and languid azure.
Crest: A cubit arm erect, holding a royal crown: All P.P.R.
Supporters: A dove and a serpent
Motto: Virtutis Gloria Merces (Glory, the reward of Valor)
Under the arms, a wild man chained (Burke's General Armory)
Symbolism:
Ag. (silver)  Peace and  Sincerity
Az. (blue)  Truth and Loyalty
Gu. (red)  Military Fortitude
P.P.R. Proper or Natural
The wolf is a very ancient and uncommon bearing and is said to denote valient Custom that do in the end gain their triumph after long siegeand hard peterprises.
The bearing was given to the Robertson Clan for their services in hlping exterminate wolves from Scotland.
The crest, a hand upholding the Royal Crown.
The motto and the man in chain were granted to Robertson, son of Duncanand Cheif of Clan, by James II, for apprehending the murderer of his father,James I.
The Dove represents in heraldry ,Loving Countenancy and Peace
The Serpent , wisdom.
Badge of the Clan: Fire leaved Heath or Fern. (Wade)
Coat of Arms ,Morris Bros., de Villers & Co., Inc., 254 West 34th Street, New York 1, N.Y.

This ancient Scottish family is believed to have been of Gaelic origin, for they were not listed among the clans of Scotland until after 1391.Reportedly, it was Duncan, chief of the Clan Robertson, who courageouslyapprehended the murderers of the King of Scotland, James I, and the crest,showing a hand supporting a crown, commemorates that noble act.

White a number of early settlers of the New World bore the name Robertson at least one source consulted appears to regard Robert Robertson, born in Scotland 1628, as the progenitor of the family in America. He firstsettled in Newberryport, Mass., where he married Mary Silver. They later settled at Coventry, Conn., where their son, Daniel Robertson, was bornin 1667.

Other early American settlers of the Robertson family are listed inold colonial records, but no effort has been made in this instance to establish their relationship to each other. However, the fact that most of theseearly pioneers came from Scotland would indicate that they stem from common ancestry.

By the end of the seventeenth century, branches of the Robertson family had spread to many of the colonies, and today, persons bearing this old distinguished family name are to be found in every state in the Union. They are well represented in the arts, sciences, and professions, as well as in the world of commerce, and a number  have attained distinctionin the service of the country.

To those interested in more detailed study of the genealogy of the Robertsons, the followin references may prove helpful and interesting.

1Colonial Families of the United States of America,, vols. 1 and4., pub. by The Grafton Press, N.Y.C., 1907

2. Robertson , by Wm. Kyle Anderson, pub. 1900.

Coat of Arms: Morris Bros., de Villers & Co. Inc., 254 West 34thStreet, New York 1, New York
or
York Insignia, Ltd.
Albany Hall, England

BATTLE HYMN OF THE ROBERTSONS
(Tune: Battle Hymn of the Republic)

In Bonnie Scotland, by Rabboch, where highland breezes blow,
 ;er verdant hills in Perthshire where the grass and heather grow,
Thesires of ROBERTSON abode a thousand years ago,
The Clan goes marching on!

Chorus:
Glory to the blood of Malcolm!
re the offspring of Connachaidh*
Virtutis gloria merces!
The Clan goes marching on!

ROBERTSON blood is mingled with the royal blood of old.
Among the world's great families our family is pure gold.
Each century our family has increased a hundred fold.
The Clan goes marching on!

There's something strong and mighty in a good old family name;
And 'ROBERTSON  sure shineth high upon the scroll of fame;
For nearly evry ROBERTSON pursues a lofty aim
The Clan goes marching on!

Each Son of Robert cherishes traditions of the past.
With the world’s great movements they have all their fortunes cast;
And when they pledge their honor they are loyal to the last.
The Clan goes marching on!

The Sons of Athol fought at Bannochburn and Waterloo;
In every righteous cause our kinsmen fought as heroes do;
They died in seventeen seventy-six, and nineteen eighteen, too.
The Clan goes marching on!

We have our dukes and peasants, common folk and blue bloods, too,
We greet each other with a smile and Cousin, howdy-doo!
This goes with every ROBERTSON , it goes with me and you,
The Clan goes marching on!

To every corner of our land we sound the bugle call;
Two hundred thousand cousins hear the answer one and all;
The echol of their footsteps is like Niagara's waterfall;
The Clan goes marching on!

If you claim the blood of  Robert, join the chorus of the Clan,
In our Records and Reunions ,all according to our plan,
The name to highest honors boost it every way you can,
The Clan goes marching on!

Composed for the Robertson Family, by J. Montgomery Seaver

*Donnachaidh: pronounced ,Don-a-chie,Gaelic for Duncan

Jennings

Booklet compiled by Mrs. F. E. Barnett, Norfolk, Virginia
John Jennings, 1578-1657, of England , father of Humphrey.
William Jennings, son of Humphrey Jennings and Mary Milwood Jennings,settled first in Hanover County, Va. where he married Mary Jane Pulliam, daughter of Joseph and Mary Pulliam. In 1762 he moved to Amelia County, now Nottoway county. His home was known as Jennings Ordinary. (Patented there, 10,000 Acres). William Jennings was a retired British Officer. B. England 1676-d. 1775.
He died Oct. 10, 1775.
Much time and money has been spent in trying to establish claims to the Jennings' Estate in England.
*(Humphrey Jennings, 1629-1690, of England)
signed  Mrs. James W. Jones

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Samuel Thompson

Born    died: Sept. 1779, Amelia Co.
married Ann Jennings, daughnter of Col. William Jennings of Hanover and Amelia Counties, Virginia.

Samuel Thompson, given of Caroline, 1758
He bought two tracts of land and his widow moved after his death to Pittsolvania County. His son, Washington Thompson lived near what is now known as Chestnut Level. His son, Washington Thompson lived near what isnow known as Chestnut Level. The two tracts were bought in Piisylvania County, before he died.

For Reboulionary War service consult Mrs. Kirk Perrow, Hurt, Virginia, or her membership paper,
D.A.R.

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Henry Kay

1767m Aug. 27, Henry Kay , Anna Taylor. Father: James Taylor.

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D.B. 4 ' 49, 1778
Henry Kay and wife, Anne, sold 740 acres of land. Given of Charlotte County.

D.B. 5 , 61, Sept. 1, 1783
 

JENNINGS

I. John Jennings, born April 9, 1578, died Feb. 25, 1657 in England.
    1st marriage to Mary (thought to be Jennings also)
   2nd marriage to Joyce Weaman

II. a son of their: Humphrey Jennings, born Aug. 23, 1627, died Sept.6, 1690 in England.
   Wife: Mary Millward, born 1657, died 1709
   Born in England, married in Hanover Co., Va.

III. Their son: Capt. William Jennings, Retired British Officer (Immigrant)
   born Nov. 10, 1676 in England, died 1775 in Hanover County,Va.
   Married Mary Jane Pulliam of Hanover County, Va., 1724
    born 1704 in Hanover County, died 1774
   Capt. Jennings patented 10,000 acres of land at Jennings-Ordinary in Nottoway County, Va., (Ref. Thomas Carter Book)
Children:
1. Joseph Jennings, 1739-1804 married Ann Billups, 1749-1811. Issue:
1-a. Mary Jennings, 1788-1825, m. Jan. 27, 1785 Richard Oliver, 1756-1810
(He patented 2000 acres of land in Nottoway, Halifax and Mecklenburg Counties, Virginia. (Ref. Thomas Carter Book)

2. Robert Jennings, 1733-1799 m. Elizabeth Childs

3. Sarah Jennings, b. 1730, m. John Fowlkes

4. Anne Jennings, born 1736, died 1811 in Pittsylvania County, Va.,buried at the Old Washington Thompson Farm, near Chestnut Level. Married Samuel Thompson, Jr. (also spelled Thomson), born 1728, died 1779 in Amelia County. See Will.
Children:

1. Mildred (Milly) Anne Thompson m. Christopher Robertson Sr., d. 1833
Married Christopher Robertson. Migrated to Pittsylvania from Amelia (Amelia County Clerk's Office, D.B. 17, page 286. Oct. 1, 1785. Christopher Robertson and Wife, Milly conveyed 162 acres.) A Christopher Robertson shows up buying land in Pittsylvania Co., Va. on Sandy Creek, the creek that flows into Dan River at Danville, in 1796.

This Christopher Robertson is the brother of Edward Robertson who came to Pittsylvania County from Amelia. This Edward Robertson married Mary Pulliam Thompson, sister of Mildred (Milly) Thompson on Feb. 1782. He showed up buying land in 1786 in Pittsylvania County, Va., on the north slope of White Oak Mountain and west of the Chatham-Danville Road. Old Robertson home was opposite on east side of Rte. 29, present home of Ben Taylor in1963, near Dry Fork, Va.
Samuel Thompson had agreed to buy the land of Byrd Pruitt in Pittsylvania County before he died in 1779 in Amelia. In his Will, he instructed hisson-in-law, Christopher Robertson, husband of Mildred (Milly) Thompson, his daughter to sell his land in Amelia and pay off Bryd Pruitt for his land in Pittsylvania Co. After the death of Samuel Thompson, his widowAnne moved with her children to Pittsylvania Co. His son Washington Thompson lived at or near Chestnut Level. They had two tracts of land.

2. Dr. Jennings Thompson, M.D. married Elizabeth Street, PittsylvaniaCount, Va., 9/8/1790

3. Mary Pulliam (Polly) Thompson
Married Edward Robertson, Feb. 2, 1782 in Amelia County. Va. (son ofEdward Thompson, deceased 1769 in Amelia County). See Will & Deed Bookof Amelia County, page 64. D.B. 5, P. 330 and D.B. 8 page 228 and D.B.9, p 154.)
(They moved into Pittsylvania County, Va. after 1780 and settled at the North Foot of White Oak Mountain on east and west of Chatham-DanvilleRoad, near Dry Fork. Edward Robertson died in 1826. See record of his familyas follows:
See Pittsylvania County Court Order Book 26, page 148, for list of heirs of Edward Robertson, deceased in 1826 in Pittsylvania Co.

4. Nancy Thompson, married June 18, 1788 to Cuthbert Price

5. George Washington Thompson, born May 1, 1766 Amelia County, died May 19, 1841, Buried. Lived hear Chestnut Level in Pittsylvania co.
Married, October 26, 1785 in Amelia County, Virginia
2nd wife: Jean Stott, daughter of James Stott, Amelia County, Va.,b. Nov. 25, 1769, d. March 19, 1837
Children:

a. Rebecca W. Thompson, b. Nov. 15, 1809, d. March 16, 1864, at Riceville P.O.
Married to Churchill Anderson, b. May 23, 1803, d. 1861, Riceville.
Issue:
Elizabeth Eggleston Anderson, b. Oct. 3, 1831, d. March 6, 1855
m. Samuel Marion Stone, b. Feb. 10, 1826, d. June 17, 1881, Pittsylvania Co.
Issue:
James Banister Stone, b. Oct. 23, 1852, d. Nov. 25, 1915, married Kate Williamson Carter, b. Oct. 17, 1859, d. Jan. 25, 1900.
Issue:
Elizabeth Eggleston Stone, b. Aug. 5, 1881, Pittsylvania County Va. m. Fletcher Kirpatrick Perrow, b. March 1, 1874, Campbell County, Va., son of Fletcher C. Perrow

6. William Thompson, died April 6, 1840, in Kentucky
married 1st, March 12, 1794 to Delithea Stockton
married 2nd Miss Picket or Pickral

7. Samuel Thompson Jr., born 1765, died Nov. 18, 1838
buried at Riceville, Pittsylvania County, Va. The old Thompson farm is owned in 1947 by Walter Blair's heirs.
married 1st: Martha (Peggy) Carter in 1796
2nd to Patsy (Farmer) Terry of Ky 7-31-1821
a. Daughter Elizabeth Thompson married Feb. 16, 1824 to George R. Sutherlin. (George R. Sutherlin was a grandson of Edward Robertson, deceased in 1826. Son of his daughter Elizabeth Robertson who married Adam Sutherlin). The marriage to George R. Sutherlin was endorsed by William H. Shelton as bondsman.Father, Samuel Thompson.

8. Waddey E. Thompson, born Nov. 16, 1777, died Jan. 26, 1851
Married Katherine Esom James of Franklin Co., Va. 9-2-1799, daughterof Spencer James of Franklin Co.

9. John Thompson, died young.

Samuel Thompson bought land in Pittsylvania County, Va. before he died in Amelia County, Va. His wife, Anne and children moved to Pittsylvania County after his death. His Executors, Christopher Robertson, a son-in-lawa nd Joseph Jennings, a brother-in-law, completed payments to Byrd Pruettand made Deed to Anne Thompson, widow of Samuel Thompson. (See Will ofSamuel Thompson, probated in Amelia County, Va., in 1779)

Heitman's Historical Register gives Samuel Thompson as a Captain, Virginia   militia, 1777-1778. Virginia Statutes, compiled by William Walter Henning....That he married Anne, youngest daughter of the retired British Office,William Jennings.

Note this marriage: Elizabeth Thompson to Banister Anderson, Aug. 30,1819. Bondsman John Thompson, signer of Certificate, Washington Thompson.

(Note: This information [sheets 4-5-6] on the Jennings and Thompsonfamilies was furnished in 1963 by Mrs. Bettie Stone Perrow (Mrs. F. K.Perrow Sr., Hurt, Va.), descendant of Washington Thompson.)

(Further note: the above sheets were numbered 1, 2 and 3, not 4,5, and 6)

CEMETERY

Grave Yard of George Washington Thompson on his old farm which is about 3700 feet from Chestnut Level in Pittsylvania County, Va., on Route 640 leading toward Spring Garden and south of Route 1053. This farm is owned in 1964 by Mr. Frank Terry of Chatham, Va. The Cemetery is about 40x50  with a native stone wall 4 feet high.

Following are the stones and slabs:

Slab acred to the Memory of Mr. (George) Washington Thompson who was born Mary 1, 1766 (in Amelia County, Virginia)
Married to Miss Jane Scott, 23rd of November, 1785.
Died 19th of May, 1841. Following names of his children on the slab.
Nan S. Thompson, born 1st of April, 1787.
Samuel Thompson, born 11th of June, 1789 ,died 2nd July, 1814
Raleigh S. Thompson ,, born 10th of Jan, 1792
James S. Thompson, born 18th of Sept, 1794
John Thompson, born 25th of March, 1797, died 20th June, 1840
Elizabeth Thompson, born 30th Sept. 1799
George W. Thompson, born 1802, and died 26th of Feb. 1829
Martha J. Thompson, born 10th Oct. 1804
Jane G. Thompson, born July 18th, 1807 , died 19th of March, 1841.
Rebecca W. Thompson, born 15th of Nov. 1809
Waddey Thompson, born 16th May, 1812 ,died 12th of August, 1820

Slab: Mrs. Jane Thompson, wife of Washington Thompson and Mother ofthe above mentioned children. Born 24th of Nov. 1769 (in Amelia County,Va.) died 19th of March, 1837.

Another Stone: Jane G. Jones, Consort of James Jones. Born 2nd July,1807, died 19th of March, 1841

Another Stone: Wadey Thompson, born 16th May, 1819, d. 13 May 1820

Another stone,George W. Thompson  born 1802

Another Stone: Labinda K., wife of Raleigh White, born 11th July 1829, died 11th Oct. 1848.

Another flat slab: John T. Jones, son of James and Jane G. Jones, born 24th July 1836 , died 30th July 1866

Slab: James S. T. Jones, son of James S. & Jane G. Jones. Born 3rd Sept. 1832. Was killed at the Battle of Yellow Tavern, 11th of May, 1861.

Another Stone: Sacred to the Memory of Mrs. Martha E. Adams, Consort of James M. Adams. A daughter of James D. Jones

This cemetery is the site of the grave of Anne Jennings, born in 1736in Hanover County, Va., and lived and died in the home of her son, George Washington Thompson near this cemetery. She died in 1811. Anne was the daughter of William Jennings, a retired British Officer who patented land at Jennings-Ordinary in Amelia County, now Nottoway County, Va. He was born in England, Nov. 10, 1676 and died in Amelia County, 1775. His wife was Mary Jane Pulliam of Hanover County, Va. Anne married Samuel Thompson,1728, and died in Amelia County in 1779. She moved with her children shortly afterwards to Pittsylvania. Her daughter Mary Pulliam Thompson  was the wife of Edward Robertson, died in 1826 at the north foot of White Oak Mountainin Pittsylvania County, Va, and just east of the Chatham-Danville Road.Her daughter Milly or Mildred Thompson married Christopher Robertson, a brother of Edward who lived near Mt. Herman Church in Pittsylvania Countyand died in 1833. The mentioned Robertson were from Amelia County and were descendants of Edward Robertson, died in 1769 and Christopher Robertson who died in 1749 in Amelia County, Va.

AMELIA COUNTY COURT HOUSE, VIRGINIA? Will Book 2? Page 342

Will of Samuel Thompson??Sept.7, 1779 ( Died in Amelia County.

In the name of God Amen I Samuel Thompson of Amelia County, Va., being weak and sick of body, but of perfect sence and memory, blessed be God,do think proper to make my last Will & Testament.
My soul I recommend to God in expectation of eternal happiness, through the merits of Christ my body, I have to mingle with the native dust till the resurrection of the last day, and what worldly estate God has blessedme with, I dispose of it as follows
Viz: To my daughter Milly, l give negro Rachel & Mutt, togetherwith whatever of my estate she has already in possession to her and herheirs forever intending her to share in any of the rest of my estate.
I lend to my beloved wife Anne, ( Anne Jennings) all my estate real and personal during her natural life except the bequests and legacies hereafter mentioned and my Will  is that my children while under age or unmarried be maintained and receive a customary education at the expense of it, not designing hereby for them  to be brought up in idleness.
I give and bequeath to my daughter, Mary Pulliam my negro boy Lewis to her and her heirs forever, over and above an equal share with the restof my children, in consideration of her being
afflicted with lameness
............ my negro beginning at Abram and taking in all younger than him, excepting Mutt and Lewis above mentioned and also Dinah and Peter, whom. I have sold, including those who shall hereafter be born of Pheby, Judy, Sussey and Hannah and live to the age of two years, devise to my children, Milly excepted as above, in the following manner,
Viz: To my eldest son Jennings, I give Abram; To my daughter Mary Pulliam, Mazula and so with respect  to the rest born of children and negros to proceed in a regular  rotation till the decease of my wife, tobe possessed by them when they respectively come of age or marry and to be theirs and their heirs forever.
I also will that each of my children when they come to age or marry, shall have a bed and furniture, I give Jennings my chestnut sorrel horse and saddle and to each of my other sons at the turn aforesaid, a horseof moderate value and saddle, and also to my daughter Mary Pulliam? anda saddle to my daughter Nancy.
My Will is that if any of my children die before they come of age or marry, that their respective legacies above mentioned remain in the estate and be as if they never had been bequeathed and that if any of them should be deprived of their  proportion of negros, by the death of the said negros before their receiving them, that the estate owe them the value of such negro. The rest of my estate both real and personal remaining in the hand of my wife I leave to be equally divided at her decease, among all my children except Milly as aforesaid .
My Will is that my Executors may and I do hereby empower them to sell the land on which I now live to enable my estate to pay  my debts, etc., and I constitute and appoint my brother-in-law,
Joseph Jennings, my son-in-law Christopher Robertson and my son Jennings the Executors of this my last Will & Testament.
In confirmation of the whole, I have here unto set my hand and sea lthis first day of September, one thousand seven hundred and seventy nine. (1779)
Signed and sealed, pronounced and declared in presence of  Jerimiah Walker, Joseph Jennings & John Jennings.

Samuel Thompson ( Seal)

Codicil:

Whereas I made  a Will and Testament, bearing date the first day of September, 1779, I do by these presents  ratify and confirm the same to be my last Will and Testament, and do add thereto by way of Codicil,That  it is my Will that my Executors, in order so the payment of my debts and fullfilling my engagements to Byrd Pruett of PittsylvaniaCounty (Virginia) for land, stock and etc. that I have bought of him, do sell not only the land on which I now live as mentioned in my said Will, but whatever they conceive may best be spared from the necessary support of my family,  negros not excepted, so that they do not run counter to the legacies mentioned in my said Will. And my Will is that this Codicil be esteemed a part of my last Will and Testament.

In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this
seventh day of Sept.1779. Samuel Thompson ( Seal)

Signed, Sealed, pronounced and declared in the presence of Jerimiah Walker, John Jennings,
and George Cabiness.

Will Probated" Sept.23, 1779,,C.L.D.B.14,Page 352. Samuel Thompson died in 1779 in Amelia County

Amelia County Clerk's Office, Va. , Deed Book 15,Page 216
Nov. 1 1779, to comply with the last Will of Samuel Thompson, Christopher Robertson, Executor, sold to Joseph Jennings, the plantation on which Samuel Thompson formerly lived; 170 Acres adjoining Joseph Jennings, Jesse Walton, John Jennings and James Oliver Deed recorded Nov. 25, 1779.

Amelia County Clerk's Office, Va, Deed Book 17, Page 286. Oct. 1 1785??? 162 acres conveyed to Williamson Roach by Christopher Robertson and wife, Milly Robertson. (Milly Thompson Robertson, daughter of Samuel Thompson.)

Amelia County, Va. , Will Book 3,Page 362. Will of John Jennings: Names of sons, William & Joseph, Dec. 11, 1783. A daughter Mary and a brother, Joseph Jennings, Mill on Deep Creek, just below Cabin branch to be divided between sons, William & Joseph. ( Joseph Jennings mentioned as brother-in-law of Samuel Thompson, in the Will of Samuel Thompson.)

The following is a marriage record In Amelia County Clerk's Office:
Washington Thompson to Jean Stott, Parent: Jas. Stott. Oct. 26, 1785.
Washington Thompson born in 1766. Note: Second Marriage
Burried near. Chestnut Level Pittsy.Co. ( 2nd wife, Jean Stott.)

Nottaway County was formed from Amelia County, Va., in 1789.

No Will or Accounts of a William Jennings found in Amelia County.
 

AMELIA COUNTY, Va. D.B 13, Page 80 , Samuel Thompson bought  100 acres  of land on Barebone
Creek branches from  James Hanks , 1774 year.

Amelia County Va D B. 13, page 86, Samuel Thompson bought 200 acres of land from Joseph Jennings and Anne his wife. On north side of Deep Creekand at Oliver's line, June 1, 1774.

AMELIA COUNTY, VA. D.B. 13,Page 90. Samuel Thompson sold to Joseph Thompson on both sides of Little Nottaway River, 450 Acres of land, 6 Oct. 1774. Dower relinquished by Anne, his wife.

According to the A. T. Robertson Biography, Edward Robertson who died in Pittsylvania County, Virginia , in 1826 and lived at the north foot.of White Oak Mountain and just east of the Danville
Chatham Highway, came from Scotland and settled at Petersburg in1755.

The Descendants of Capt. Thomas Carter of "Barford" Lancaster County,Virginia by Joseph Lyon Miller M.D. states that Edward Robertson who died in Pittsylvania County in 1826, is said to have  come to Virginia with General Lafayette under whom he served as a Sergeant in the. Yorktown campaign -- Revolutionary War, 1776.

(The above informationconcerning the arrival of Edward Robertson inVirginia is now considered in error, He may have fought under General Lafayettein the Yorktown Campaign of the Revolutionary War. From other information, it is agreed that he fought in that War.)

It is now agreed that Edward Robertson who died  in PittsylvaniaCounty in 1826 was a brother of Christopher Robertson and they were sons of Edward Robertson who died in Amelia County, Virginia in 1769. Christopher Robertson married Milley Thompson and  Edward Robertson married her sister Mary Pulliam Thompson in 1782 in Amelia County Va. They were the daughters of Samuel  Thompson and Anne Jennings. his wife. [AmeliaCounty, Va. Edward Robertson died 1769. Ref. Will and D.B. p. 64, D.B.5, P 330, D.B. 8, P 228, and D.B. 9, P. 154]

From Pittsylvania County Court Records there was an Edward Robertson and a Christopher Robertson that lived on Sandy Creek  that flows  into the Dan. River at Danville*

FIRST RECORDATION OF LAnd TO A CHRISTOPHER ROBERTSON IN
PITTSYLVANIA

D.B. 10, Page 478 , May 12,1796. Christopher Robertson  from Joseph Tombling , 20 acres on Sandy Creek waters, to a hickory  on Robertson's  line, N. 37 degrees,  E. 77 poles to a hickory, being a part ofthe said Tombling land.

D.B.11.Page 258, April 16,1798. Christopher Robertson from William Price & Susanna Price, his wife, 382 acres on Sandy Creek, adjoining Fowlkes, William Munkees, Collins Wilson & G. Adams.

D.B. 12, P. 399 ?? Oct. 19 1801 . Christopher Robertson  from George Adams & Isabel, his wife. 460 Acres in Pittsylvania County  Va.on the branches of Sandy River and Sandy Creek beginning
at Evans Stokes corner , adjoining William Munkee's line , John Colliers,William Ross, John Wilson's  line, Thomas Smith's Line. Witness: William Beavers, Robert Mack and Christopher Robertson, Jr.

Oct 21, 1805 D.B. 14 page 445. Christopher Robertson, Jr, Trustee, Debt  to Nathenial Harris at his store on Sandy River. 560 Acres, In Trust  situated on Moonper's branch of Sandy River adjoining Hutcherson's corner,

D.B 16, page 98, June 20, 1808  Christopher Robertson Jr from Joseph Martin Sr., and Susanna, his wife, of Henry County. 200 Acres on waters of Sandy River and both sides of the main road, called  Hicky's Road, Deduction of 46 Acres, now the property of Nathenial Harris.. Teste: DavisPetty George P. Wells William Hines.( Note : This Christopher Robertson was evidently the son-in- law of Davis Petty. See marriage of Christopher Robertson to Sally Petty Father: Davis Petty.)

D.B. 16, 159 , Oct. 17, 1808... Christopher Robertson, Sr. from Thomas Atkinson, Attorney for all, Robert Adkins. Both sides of Sandy Creek 29, acres, adjoining Price, John Mays, Anglins, Randolph Smith and Samuel Thompson. Witness: D. C. Coleman, Wm. Robertson, Edward Robertson, Samuel Robertson and Thomas Atkinson.

NOTE: ADJOINING LAND OF SAMUEL THOMPSON This Samuel Thompson may be  a brother-in-law of, Edward  Robertson, Sr. & Christopher R.

Furnished by Mrs. Ollie Robertson Yates , Virginia Ave., Danville, Va.

 (2) Christopher Robertson, d. July, 1833, Pittsylvania Co. Sonof Edward and Mary Anne Robertson. Edward Decd1769. Amelia
married Mildred (Milly or Millie) Thompson, Daughter of Ann (Nancy)Jennings and Samuel Thompson, deed. 1779, Amelia Co. Ann (Nancy) was the daughter of Wm. Jennings,   deceased on Oct, 10, 1775, and Mary Jane Pulliam. (See more information)  Millie Thompson was the sister of Mary Pulliam. (Polly) Thompson who married Edward Robertson decd. in Pittsylvania County, Va. in 1826. Christopher Robertson (2) was a brother of Edward Robertson. (3). Millie Thompson married Christopher Robertson, 1778. Amelia County Clerk's Office Deed Book 17, page 286. Oct.1, 1785. Christopher Robertson and wife, Milly conveyed 162 acres to Williamson Roach. They migrated to Pittsylvania County and purchased land on Fall Creek and Sandy Creek, the one that flows into the Dan River at Danville.A Christopher Robertson starts buying land in 1796. See listing of additional deeds  enclosed. Also Will 1833. List 13 Children. (More later)

(3) Edward Robertson, born in Amelia County., married Mary Pulliam Thompson, Feb, 1782 in Amelia County, Va. She was the sister of the above Mildred (Millie) Thompson. He migrated to Pittsylvania County, Va. He started buying land in 1786 on the north side of White Oak  Mountain, east and west of the Chatham-Danville Road at Dry Fork. The old  RobertsonHome stood an the eastern side of Rte. # 29. He bought land also on Fall Creek. D.B. 13 page 445, Pittsylvania Co., Va. Oct. 15, 1803

Edward Robertson bought 455 acres on Fall Creek from Joseph Lynch. Adjoining lands of Richard Haily and Cottrell's line. WitnessesJennings Thompson,  Jeduthum Carter. Under D.B. 28?page 218, Edward and Mary Robertson conveyed the 455 acres to Christopher  Robertson on Aug. 1, 1826. (This Christopher Robertson is Edward and Mary Robertson's son.) See Pittsylvania CountyChancery order Book 26 page 148 for the names of the seven Children of Edward  Robertson, deceased 1826.

[Map of Robertson property and cemetery] 1964 Owner of Cemetery , T.H. Crane
Edward Robertson, decd. 1826
Mary P. Thompson Robertson, after 1829
Edward Robertson Jr., c. 1834
Nancy R. F. Shepherd Robertson, d. 1883
Mary Kate Robertson Taylor
John W. Taylor
(Anna Robertson, 2nd wife of John W. Taylor, is buried in the Robert W. Carter Cemetery, about 1/2 mile south of the top of the Mountain, east of Rte. #29.
The old Robertson Home site was near the 1964 residence of Mr. E. N.Neville. The Thompson Cemetery farm is owned in 1964 by Frank Terry.

Former land owners around the Cemetery:
C. T. Owen, D.B. 126, p 259
Rada Pigg ,D.B. 120, P. 387
Mrs. Sallie A. Hutchings, D.B. 101, P. 164
John M. Hutchings
Louisa Echols
(See Estate of after 1834. Edward Robertson, Jr., decd 1834 to Nancy Robertson , Wm. Rison, 220 acres, Dec. 1892. Commissioner Map in Suit.)

EDWARD ROBERTSON SR.
2-(3) Edward Robertson, Sr.

According to the A. T. Robertson Biography, this Edward Robertson, Sr.
entered this country from Scotland in about 1755 and settled at
Petersburg, Virginia. (NOW CONSIDERED IN ERROR): NOTE: The origin of
Edward Robertson as stated in the A. T. Robertson Biography is in error.
This Edward Robertson who died in Pittsylvania County in 1826 was ason
of Edward Robertson who lived and died in Amelia County, Va., whose will
was probated in 1769. The Emigrant Robertson is not known.

Died in Pittsylvania County, Virginia in 1826.
Was the son of Edward Robertson whose Will was Probated in Amelia County
in 1769. A brother of Christopher Robertson whose Will was probatedin
Pittsylvania County, Va, in 1833. Written, 1828. Married: Feb. 1782?
Amelia County, Va. Marriage Book to Mary Pulliam Thompson. Died after
1829

She was the daughter of Samuel Thompson and his wife, Anne Jennings.

Samuel Thompson died in Amelia county in 1779. His widow, Anne Jennings
Thompson died in Pittsylvania County in 1811.
Lived with her son Washington Thompson  Burried near Chestnut Level,
Pittsy. County
Lived at north foot of White Oak Mountain where the old Danville-Chatham
Road crosses the mountain  south east of Dry Fork, Just East of route
#29.
Present home of Ben Taylor in 1962. See Deed Book 15, page 186,
Pittsylvania County Circuit Court, Va.
See Chancery Order Book 26, page 148 for names of the seven children of
Edward Robertson, Sr., deceased in 1826 (1826-1827).

Issue:

I. Thompson Robertson (1785-1857) Married Chloe Shelton, Dec. 29, 1812.

II. Edward Robertson Jr. Born 1790, deceased 1834) m. Nancy R. Fuqua
Shepherd on Sept. 29, 1812. (Marriage recorded in name of "Anne R. W.
F. Shepherd" which is in error. See supporting information as follows.

III. Christopher Robertson

IV. John Robertson married Louisa Wooding, married Jan. 27, 1820,
daughter of Col. Thomas H. Wooding. Will of John Robertson probated Oct.
20, 1828.

V. Anne Robertson married Raleigh Williamson Carter, 1809.

VI. Elizabeth (Betsy) Robertson, married Adam Sutherlin, Dec. 20, 1801.
1. George R. Sutherlin, 2. James Sutherlin, 3. Mary Sutherlin, 4. Thelma
Sutherlin, 5. Adam S. Sutherlin, 6. Edward Sutherlin, 7. Patricia
Sutherlin.
Elizabeth Sutherlin was dead in 1826.

VII. (Polly) or Mary Robertson, married John H. Lanier, Dec. 16, 1807.
1. Polina Lanier, 2. Edward Lanier, 3. David Lanier, 4. John Lanier,
Mary Lanier.
Mary Robertson was dead in 1826.

Note: Under VI, #1 marriage of George R. Sutherlin to Elizabeth
Thompson, Feb. 16, 1824, Bondsman, William H. Shelton, Father, Samuel
Thompson.

Pittsylvania County, Va., Deed Book 7, page 702, May 9, 1786
Edward Robertson of Amelia County purchased 118 acres of land fromHenry
Westbrook and Mary, his wife, located on Dry Fork Creek.

This Indenture made this 9th day in the year of our Load, one thousand
seven hundred and eighty six, between Henry Westbook and Mary, his wife,
of Pittsylvania County, of the one part and Edward Robertson of Amelia
County, Va., of the other part.
Witness that they the said Henry Westbrook and Mary, his wife, for and
in consideration of the sum of seventy five pounds currency money of
Virginia to them in hand, paid before the sealing and delivery of these
presents, the receipt whereof they do acknowledge, hath granted
bargained, sold and delivered and do by these present, grant, bargain,
sell and deliver until the said Edward Robertson, his heirs and assigns
one certain tract of parcel of land, situate, lying and being in the
County of Pittsylvania, Va., and on Dry Fork Creek, containing by
estimation, one hundred and eighteen acres, be the same, more or less,
bounded by the following lines: Beginning at a corner red oak where the
Westbrook and Boswell Nelson makes a corner; Thence northward along
Thompson's line to a corner Hickory; Thence along Frederick Ragsdale's
line to a corner post white oak; Thence along Atkinson's line to a
corner post, White Oak, and thence along Nelson's line to the beginning.
Being the same tract of land which the said Westbrook purchased of James
Burk, including all woods, ways, water, water courses and improvements
thereon, standing, growing and being on. Likewise, all the rights,
title, interest, claim, and demand what-so-ever of them, the said Henry
Westbrook and Mary, his wife of in or to the premises, or any part
thereof, to have and to hold the said tract or parcel of land and
premises, together with their and every of their appurtenances untilthe
said Edward Robertson, his heirs and assigns forever, to the only proper
use and behoof of him, the said Edward Robertson, his heirs and assigns
forever, and they the said Henry Westbrook and Mary, his wife for
themselves and also for their heirs. The aforesaid land and premises,
with the appurtenances unto the said Edward Robertson, his heirs and
assigns, will warrant and forever defend. In witness whereof, theythe
said Henry Westbrook and Mary, his wife, have hereunto set their hands
and affixed their seals, the day and year first above written.
Signed, sealed, and delivered in presence of Mathew Anderson, James
Bagley, John Dyernatt.
Henry Westbrook.

Pittsylvania County, Va., Deed Book 9, page 555, Oct. 1793
Edward Robertson purchased 123 acres of land from Frederick Ragsdale
near the White Oak Mountain.

Beginning at a Hickey in Robertson's line, thence south eighty nine
degrees west, 84 poles to a white oak; thence along said Robertson's
line to a Red Oak corner on a branch; Thence along Daniel Ragsdale and
Joseph Richardson's line to pointers, in Richardson's line; Thence along
Christopher Hutchings line to a post oak corner in said Hutching's line;
Thence along Robertson's line to the beginning. Together with all trees,
ways, waters and water courses, profit, commodities and appurtenances
what-so-ever to the same, belonging or in any wise appertaining tohim,
the Edward Robertson, his heirs, Executors and Administrators, to have
and to hold the tract of land.
Test: William Thompson, Giles Lynch, Banister Stone.

Note: The above land is situated on the north foot of White Oak Mountain
and west of the Chatham-Danville Road, in the vicinity of Dry Fork,Va.

Pittsylvania County was formed from Halifax County in 1752.

Pittsylvania County, Va., Deed Book 12, page 510
Dec., 10, 1801
Edward Robertson purchased 100 acres of land from Basel Nelson.

This deed by and between Basel Nelson of the first part and Edward
Robertson of the second part.

A tract of land of 100 acres, being in the County of Pittsylvania, Va.
on the dry fork of White Oak Creek.
Beginning at a post oak in the above Robertson's line, formerly being
Weekles line (it being part of the same land); Thence along the said
line to a corner red oak, in the said line; Thence along the said line,
north seventy degrees east to pointers; Thence north 33 degrees west,
continuing the said line to a red oak; Thence a straight line across the
land to the beginning.
Test: Thomas Ragsdale, Abraham Dawson, Abner Lynch, Adam Sutherlin.

Pittsylvania County, Va., Deed Book 18, page 177, June 18, 1813.
John Robertson, a son of Edward Robertson, purchased land from John
Midkiff on Little Cherrystone Creek, 115 acres.

Between John Midkiff and Mary, his wife, and John Robertson. A tract of
land lying in the County of Pittsylvania on both sides of Little
Cherrystone Creek, containing 115 acres. The said land begins where line
crosses Hickey's Road; Thence up the said road 170 poles to William
Clark's line, and along the same, North, 102 poles, crossing Little
Cherrystone Creek to his corner two White Oaks; Thence South 67 degrees
West 37 poles to a White Oak; Thence new lines, North 38 poles to a
White Oak on Little Cherrystone Creek, aforesaid, and up the same asit
meanders 110 poles to a beach; thence off, a new line N. 23 degrees E.,
60 poles to two pines, Riddle's corner; Thence Riddle's line S. 63
degrees E. 123 poles to a pine; Thence John Parson’s line S. 10 degrees
West, 104 poles, crossing Little Cherrystone Creek aforesaid to a Red
Oak and S. 62 degrees E., 108 poles to the beginning.

Pittsylvania County, Va. Deed Book 24, page 89, Agreement Between John
Robertson and his Father-in-law, Thomas H. Wooding,  Be it knownto all
persons that it may now or hereafter concern: That I, John Robertson
(son of Edward), have received of  Thomas H. Wooding for the useof my
wife, Louisa, who is his daughter, five negros on loan, to whit: Sarah,
a negro woman, Daranda, a negro girl, Daniel Billups, a negro boy,
Mariah, a negro girl and Jackson, a negro boy. And the loan is theonly
right in which I help them, as witness my hand this 3rd day of November,
1820.
John Robertson
Test: Benjamin Davis, Cornealous West.

Robertson  from Wooding
Memorandum: It is not my intention to deprive my daughter Louisa
Robertson of the use of the above negros during her life, nor to retake
possession of them, but in the event of her dieing without having issue,
should she die leaving issue, it is my intention to give the above
negros and increase to such issue. Witness my hand the 3rd day of
November, 1820. Thomas H. Wooding
Test: Benjamin Davis, Cornealious West

At a Court held for Pittsylvania County the 18th day of June, 1820,this
writing between John Robertson and  Thomas H. Wooding was presentedin
Court and acknowledged by the said Robertson & Wooding, to be theiract
and deed and ordered to be recorded.
Test: William Tunstall, Clerk, Pittsylvania Co.
John Robertson married Louisa Wooding, Jan. 27. 1820, Robert T. Wooding,
bondsman.

Edward Robertson, deceased, 1826.
Sept. 21, 1827, Thompson Robertson qualified as Administration.

Accounts Current Book 9, p. 122 & 262, Nov. 17, 1828, Apr. 27, 1829.
Mary Robertson paid her dower interest in the Estate of Edward
Robertson, deceased in 1826. The Estate divided into seven part. See
County Court Order Book 26, page 148-9. Two daughters were dead.

Court Order Book 26, page 105, Sept. Court, 1826.

On motion of Thompson Robertson & Rawley W. Carter, who made Oath
according to Law and together with Edward Robertson, Christ Robertson,
John H. Lanier & Abraham C. Shelton and Adam Sutherlin, their surety,
entered into and acknowledged bond in the penalty of $12,000.00,
conditioned as the Law directs. Certificate is granted them for
obtaining letters of Administration, Vs. Estate of Edward Robertson,
deceased in due form. Mary Robertson, widow of the deceased, refusingto
Administor.

Revolutionary War Record of Edward Robertson, deceased 1826.

See: D.A.R. Membership Paper of Mrs. Pattie Taylor Moses.

Mrs. Camelia Robertson Shields made affidavit, April 22, 1939, that she
was a grand daughter of Mrs. Nancy  R. F. Shepherd and heard hersay
that her father-in-law, Edward Robertson, was a Revolutionary Soldier
and was personally known to her.

State Library: Revolutionary War Soldiers, Gwathmey, page 607.
(Signed) Mrs. James S. Jones

For verification of participation in Revolutionary War by Edward
Robertson, deceased 1826, write Mrs. Ollie Robertson Yates, 300 Block,
Virginia Ave., Danville, Vas. It is conceded and recognized by the
several genealogists that Edward Robertson, dec’d 1826, fought in the
Revolutionary War of 1776.

According to the genealogy of the Carter Family , The Descendants of
Capt. Thomas Carter of "Barford," Lancaster County, Virginia, edited by
Joseph Lyon Miller, M.D. in 1912, (Second edition, for sale by C. J.
Carrier, Bridgewater, Va.),
"Edward Robertson is said to have come to Virginia with General
Lafayette, under whom he served as a sergeant in the Yorktown campaign."
page 147.
According to the A. T. Robertson Biography, Edward Robertson, deceased
in 1826, was supposed to have come to America from Scotland and settled
around Petersburg, Va., in 1755.
(The above two items about Edward Robertson are in error. He was theson
of Edward Robertson who died in Amelia County, 1769.)

Will of John Robertson, Will Book #1, page 158

Wife: Louisa (Louisa Wooding, daughter of Col. Thomas H. Wooding)

Will written Aug. 24, 1827, probated Oct. 20, 1828, Col. Thomas H.
Wooding qualified as Executor. his wife, Louisa, qualified as Executrix.
No mention of children.
(This John Robertson was the son of Edward Robertson, deceased in 1826,
who came to Pittsylvania County from Amelia County, Va.)
 

ROBERTSON VS. ROBERTSON - Pittsylvania Court Records 1826 (was #8)
Virginia  Pittsylvania County Court Order Book 26 Page 148-149

ROBERTSON VS. ROBERTSON, November Court, 5th day, 1826

IN CHANCERY, this cause came on to be heard this day by consent, upon
the bill, answers, etc. and was argued by Counsil, upon consideration
whereof, the Court doth adjudge, order and decree that Robert Wilson,
William Tunstall, Thomas Ragsdale, Jeduthum Carter and Robert Hutchings,
or any three of them, who are hereby appointed Commissioners for that
purpose, to proceed to divide the land and slaves in this State whereof
Edward Robertson, deceased in 1826, seized, by allotting to Thompson
Robertson, Edward Robertson, Jr., Christopher Robertson and John
Robertson, each, one seventh part thereof; to Rawley Williamson Carter
and Anne Robertson, his wife, one seventh part; to George R., James,
Mary, Thelma, Adam S., Edward and Patricia Sutherlin, one seventh part;
to Polina, Edward, David, John, and Mary Lanier the remaining one
seventh part. That in making said division, the said Commissionersare
to take into consideration all advancements, both real and personal,
which were made by the said Edward Robertson, deceased, in his lifetime
to any of his children, rating the same and the value of such
advancements at the time they were made only, and it is further ordered
and decreed that the said Thompson Robertson and Rawley W. Carter be
permitted to pay the sum of $1,000.00 to Mr. Mary Pulliam Thompson
Robertson, the widow of the said Edward Robertson, deceased, who died
intestate, for her dower in the estate of any monies which may cometo
their hand from the sale of the perishable part of the said Robertson’s
estate, but the Plaintiffs are to make and execute to the said
Administrators refunding bonds according to the Acts of Assembly, upon
receiving their portions of said estate and that they report their
proceedings here in, in order for a final decree. See page 319, Book
26... the cost of Court is to be paid out of any monies in the handsof
the Administrators.

Following marriages recorded in Pittsylvania County, Va.
John H. Lanier to Polly Robertson, Dec. 16, 1807. Edward Robertson,
bondsm.
Raleigh Williamson Carter of Greenrock, (3 miles west of Chatham)
Pittsylvania County, Va., married Anne Robertson in 1809.
Adam Sutherlin to Elizabeth (Betsy) Robertson, Edward Robertson, Bondsm
Edward Robertson, Jr., married Nancy Thompson. Acknowledged by
Washington and Nancy Thompson, parents of Nancy Thompson, Dec. 9, 1816.
(This Edward Robertson was not a Junior. He was the son of Christopher
Robertson, deceased in 1833 in Pittsylvania County. As proof, see D.B.
22, page 387 ? gift of 81 acres by Christopher Robertson, Sr., to Edward
Robertson, his son. Also D.B. 23, page 54. May 13, 1819, Samuel Thompson
& Peggy to Edward Robertson, son of Christopher Robertson.

Edward Robertson, deceased 1826 at the north foot of White Oak Mountain
and just west of the Chatham-Danville Road (U.S. #29) south east ofDry
Fork, Va., migrated to Pittsylvania County after 1780. He was a son of
Edward Robertson who lived and died in Amelia County and whose will was
probated in 1769.

Note: See, the Descendants of Capt. Thomas Carter of "Barford", Christ
Church Parish, Lancaster County, Virginia, by Dr. J. L. Miller, M.D.,
Published by C. J. Carrier Co., Bridgewater, Va., now out of print, page
147.

A statement that a certain group considered Anne Robertson who married
Rawley W. Carter was the daughter of Christopher and Anne T. Robertson
from Nottoway County, Va., (A portion of the original Amelia County)is
in error. Christopher Robertson married Milly, or Mildred Thompson,a
sister of Mary Pulliam Thompson who was the wife of Edward Robertson,
who were the parents of Anne Robertson.

Another statement in the Carter book says that Edward Robertson came to
Virginia with General Lafayette, under whom he served as a Sergeantin
the Yorktown campaign, Revolutionary War, 1776. Listed as a matter of
information. May not apply to Edward Robertson, deceased, 1826. Virginia
State Library has Pittsburgh Original MS, Payroll of Officers and the
men in Service at Fort Pitt before 1774. An Edward Robertson, Jun.is
listed. It is conceded by several Genealogists that Edward Robertson,
deceased in 1826, fought in the Revolutionary War.

20th October 1812, Deed Book 18 page 135
Edward Robertson Jr. from Sebert (or Lebert) Hall.

This indenture made and entered into this 20th day of October, 1812,
between Sebert (or Lebert) Hall and Mary Hall, his wife, of the one part
and Edward Robertson, Junior, of the other part, each of the County of
Pittsylvania and State of Virginia.

Witness that the said Sebert Hall and Mary Hall, his wife, for and in
consideration of the sum of one hundred and ten pounds current moneyof
Virginia to them in hand paid by the said Edward Robertson, Jr., the
receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged, have granted, bargained, sold
and delivered and do by these presents, grant, bargain, sell, assignand
confirm unto the said Edward Robertson, Jr., his heirs and assigns
forever one certain tract of parcel of land situate, lying and being in
the County of Pittsylvania, on the waters of Banister River and on the
North Side of White Oak Mountain. It being the land that the said Hall
purchased from Richard Campbell which was left to said Richard Campbell
by his father in his last Will and Testament, containing by estimation
one hundred and twenty acres, be the same more or less, and boundedas
follows, to Wit: Beginning at a spanish Oak in Leftwich's line; Thence
south 10 1/2 degrees East, 168 poles to a red oak saplin; Thence south
87 degrees West along the old line to the Courthouse Road on the
Mountain; Thence down the said road as it meanders 194 poles to
Robertson's corner; Thence North 67 degrees East along Campbell's to
point line to Leftwich's corner Hickory; Thence North 62 degrees East
140 poles crossing a branch to the first station. To have and to hold
aforesaid land and premises together with their and every of their
appurtenances unto the said Robertson and his heirs, assigns foreverto
the only proper use and behof of him, the said Edward Robertson, Jr.,
his heirs and assigns, will warrent and forever defend in fee simple
against the lawful claim or claims of all and every other person or
persons whatsoever.

In Witness whereof, the said Sebert Hall and Mary his wife have hereunto
set their hands and affixed their seals and year above written.
Sebert Hall (seal)
At another court held 21 Day of June, 1813, the said Indenture was again
presented in court and Polly, the wife of said Sebert Hall being
privately examined as the law direct, relinquished her right of dowerin
and to the within land. Ordered that the same be recorded. Test....Will
Tunstall

Deed book 15 page 186, Sept. 15, 1806 Edward Robertson from Executors of
Abraham Campbell, deceased.
This indenture made this 15th day of September 1806, between Nathan
Adams and Francis Worsham, Executors of Abraham Campbell, deceased of
the County of Pittsylvania and State of Virginia of the one part and
Edward Robertson of the County and State aforesaid, of the other part.
Witnesseth that the said Nathan Adams and Francis Worsham, Executor of
Abraham Campbell deceased, for and in consideration of the sum of two
hundred and thirteen pounds, eight shillings and eight pence current
money of Virginia to them in hand paid by the said Edward Robertson at
or before the ensealing and delivery of these presents, the receipt
whereof they do hereby acknowledge, they the same Nathan Adams and
Francis Worsham, Executors of Abraham Campbell, deceased, given,
granted, bargained, sold, assigned and confirmed and by these presents
do give, grant, bargain, sell, assign, and confirm unto the said Edward
Robertson, his heirs and assigns forever, one certain tract, pieceor
parcel of land, lying and being in the County of Pittsylvania on the
south side of Banister River and the north side of White Oak Mountain,
containing by estimation 152 acres, be the same more or less. It being
part of the land which was patented by the said Abraham Campbell, the
10th day of November, 1779, and bounded as follows, to wit: Beginningat
the road in Campbell's line; Thence South 84 degrees West, 194 and1/2
poles to Jonas Waller's Corner pointer; Thence North 48 1/2 degrees West
70 poles to a red oak; Thence North 9 degrees East 20 1/2 poles to
Ragsdale's corner red oak; Thence North 46 degrees East 129 poles to
Ragsdale's corner pointer; Thence North 64 degrees East 35 1/2 poles to
the road; Thence up the road as it meanders 194 poles to the first
station. With all woods, ways, waters and water courses, profits,
advantages, hereditments and appurtenances what-so-ever to the same
belonging or in any wise of the said land and premises and every part
and parcel thereof and all the Estate, title, interest, claim and demand
of them, the said Nathan Adams and Francis Worsham, Executors of Abraham
Campbell, deceased, and their heirs and all and every other personor
persons whatsoever, shall and will warrent and forever defend to these
presents unto the said Edward Robertson, his heirs and assigns forever.
In witness whereof, the said Nathan Adams and Francis Worsham, Executors
as aforesaid have hereunto set their hands and affixed their seals,the
day and year first written.
Deed Book 15. Nathan Adams and Francis Worsham.
Page 186, Sept. 15, 1806. Edward Robertson from the Executors of estate
of Abraham Campbell, deceased.

D.B. 13, Pittsylvania County, page 445, Oct. 15, 1803.
Edward Robertson bought from Joseph Lynch of Kentucky, 455 Acres ofland
on Fall Creek in Pittsylvania County, Va., adjoining lands of Richard
Haily and Cottrel's line. Witnesses: Jennings Thompson and Jeduthem
Carter. (Presumed to be Edward Robertson, deceased 1826).

D.B. 19, page 4, May 25, 1814. Edward Robertson from William Summers  of
the County of Nelson of Kentucky. On waters of Fall Creek in
Pittsylvania County, 496 Acres of land. Witness , Jennings Thompson.

D.B. 19, page 3, year of 1814, Edward Robertson Sr. from Jesse Richards.
Purchased 100 acres of land on White Oak Creek near Dry Fork in
Pittsylvania County, Va. Beginning at corner of Edward Robertson's
property, near a Spring and Red Oak. Thence to Thompson's corner and to
Lanier's corner in a swamp.

ROBERTSON ancestors of ARCHIBALD T. ROBERTSON (was #9)

Dr. Archibald Thomas Robertson, M.A., D.D., LL.D., Litt. D., professor
of New Testament Interpretation at the Southern Baptist Theological
Seminary of Louisville, Ky., was born at "Cherbury Cottage" (Home ofthe
late Mr. R. C. Motley in 1964) about 3 miles S.E., of Sonans in
Pittsylvania County, Va., Nov. 6, 1863. His parents were Dr. John
Robertson, (1825-1914) and Ella Martin Robertson, (1828-1899) who was
the daughter of Colonel Joseph Martin of Greenwood, Henry County, Va.
Dr. John Robertson was a son of Thompson Robertson, Merchant and large
Planter of Sonans, whose home was bout 600 feet west of Sonans on the
Whittles Rd. The home is standing in 1964 and nearby is the family
Cemetery. His Mother was Chloe R. Shelton Robertson, d. 1873, Dau.of A.
Crispin Shelton. Thompson Robertson was the son of Edward Robertsonand
Mary Pulliam Thompson Robertson, dau. of Samuel Thompson, decd. 1779in
Amelia County, Va., and Anne Jennings Thompson, d. in PittsylvaniaCo.,
in 1811, buried at Chestnut Level. Edward Robertson migrated with his
brothers George and Christopher from Amelia County to Pittsylvania
County after 1780. He acquired land at the north foot of White OakMt.
east and west of the Chatham-Danville Road. He died in 1826. He wasa
son of Edward Robertson, d. in 1769 in Amelia Co. This Edward Robertson
was the son of Christopher Robertson who died in Amelia Co., in 1749.
The Immigrant is not known. Dr. John Robertson built Cherbury Cottagein
1854. He removed with his family to Statesville, N.C. in 1875 and to
Cool  Spring, N.C. on a farm in 1882. Dr. A. T. Robertson graduatedfrom
Wake Forest College in 1885. After three additional years of study,he
graduated from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and began his
career as a Professor at this institution. He was author of 45 religious
books. He was recognized in the United States, England, and throughout
the world for his monumental "Big Grammar", New Testament Greek,
published in 1914. d. Sept. 24, 1934. Cave Hill Cemetery, Louisville,
Ky. Dr. John Robertson, M.D., and most of his family are buried in
Oakwood Cemetery, Statesville, N.C.

George C., Christopher and Edward Robertson migrated to Pittsylvania
County from Amelia Co., Va., in about 1780. George settled near
Ringgold. He married Betsy Bailey in 1786. Issue: Susannah, Nancy,
James, Elizabeth, Rosa & Peter Robertson.

Christopher Robertson, deceased in 1833, settled near Mr. Herman on
Sandy Creek which flows into Dan River at Danville, Va., He married
Milly Thompson, daughter of Samuel Thompson, deceased in Amelia County
in 1779, and Anne Jennings, daughter of William Jennings of Hanoverand
Jennings Ordinary in Amelia County, now a portion of Nottoway Co. Anne
Jennings was born in 1736 and died in Pittsylvania County in 1811,at
Chestnut Level. Issue: Christopher, Nancy, Martha, George J., William,
Edward, Samuel, Mary, Elizabeth, Nathanial, Mildred, Lucy, James and
Sallie Robertson.

Edward Robertson, deceased in 1826 at the north foot of White Oak
Mountain and just east of the Chatham-Danville Road. Married Mary
Pulliam Thompson, sister of Milly, referred above in 1782. Issue:
Thompson Robertson (1785-1857), m. Chloe Shelton, Dec. 11, 1812. Edward
Robertson, deceased in 1834 at the North Foot of White Oak Mountain,m.
Nancy R. Fuqua Shepherd, Sept. 29 1812-d. 1883. Issue: Wm. H. K.
Robertson, m. Mary P. Payne, 1839. Mary Kate Robertson, m. John W.
Taylor, 1834. Elizabeth Robertson, m. Ralph E. Blair-Dec. 3, 1842.
Edward S. Robertson, m. Mary T. Davis, Dec. 24, 1848. Anna Robertson,m.
George Sutherlin and as a widow, m. as second wife of John W. Taylor.
Catherine Robertson, m. Homer L. Davis of Cherrystone Creek and Banister
River in 1854. Issue: Adolphus, James A., Homer S., Charles and Mary
Nannie Davis (1868-1941). Mary N. Davis, m. Feb. 25, 1891, CharlesG.
Sours, (1857-1907). Lives on Hurt St. Chatham, Va. Christopher
Robertson, m. Mary Ragsdale, 11/27, 1813. Fall Creek. John Robertson,m.
Louisa Wooding, Jan. 27, 1820. Anne Robertson, m. Rawley W. Carterin
1809 of Green Rock-3 miles west of Chatham, Va. Elizabeth Robertson,m.
Adam Sutherlin, Dec. 20, 1801. Mary Robertson, m. John H. Lanier, Dec.
16, 1807.

The following was copied from The Descendants of Capt. Thomas Carter of Barford,Lancaster County, Virginia, by Joseph Lyon Miller, M.D.,Second Edition, for sale by C. J. Carrier, Bridgewater, Virginia, 1652-1912. J. L. Miller, M.D., Thomas, W. Va. OUT OF PRINT.

Capt. Thomas Carter of ,Barford, Lancaster County, Va. 1630-1700.

A descendant of the above, Thomas Cater, born at Barford in 1734.He later acquired 467 acres of land Greenrock in Pittsylvania County,Va., in 1783. He acquired additional land to the extent of 1193 acres.He died at Greenrock in 1817.
 

See paragraph 60, page 147 of the Genealogy of the Carter family.

Raleigh Williamson Carter (Feb. 8, 1788  Oct. 18, 1847) was the youngest son of Thomas and Winifred Hobson Carter, of Greenrock, Pittsylvania County, Va. He inherited the old home and was a prosperous farmer. In 1809,he married Anne Robertson, daughter of Edward and Mollie Thompson Robertson,of Nottoway County (Formerly a portion of Amelia County, Va.)
Edward Robertson is said to have come to Virginia with General Lafayette, under whom he served as a Sergeant in the Yorktown campaign of the Revolutionary War, 1776.
SIDE NOTE: Edward Robertson’s participation in the Revolutionary War is not questioned.

Another branch of the family says that Raleigh W. Carter's wife was Anne Jennings Robinson, daughter of Christopher and Anne Thompson Robinson, of Nottoway, and that Anne Thompson's mother was Anne Jennings, daughter of a wealthy Englishman.
(Note: NOT SO)
See County Court Order Book 26, page 148, Pittsylvania County, Va.Division of the estate of Edward Robertson, 1/7 assigned to Anne Robertsonand her husband Raleigh Williamson Carter.

See page 79, Carter's of Nottoway, Oliver Branch.

119. Jane Carter, married Dec. 18, 1819, John Billips Oliver, a Nottoway County, Va. planter and banker. He was a son of Richard Oliver, said to have been a soldier in the Revolution, and his wife, Mary Jennings, daughterof William Jennings, who owned ten thousand acres of land about Jennings Ordinary, Nottoway County. Richard Oliver patented two thousand acres of land in each of the counties of Nottoway, Halifax, and Mecklenburg,and had seven sons in the Revolution, six of whom came out alive.

95. Arabella Williamson Carter, born May 18, 1818, and was living in1911. She was an issue of Raleigh Williamson Carter (1788-1847) and Anne R. Carter. In early life, she married Watson Womack of Cedar Hill, Pittsylvania County, Va. They have no surviving issue.

98. Mary Robertson Carter, born Aug. 7, 1823, to Raleigh WilliamsonCarter and Anne R. Cater. She married a Mr. Younger, and had issue: (1)Nancy, married Chas. Womack, and had issue: William, Dr. Hobson Womack,married Oma Shields; Dr. Charles Womack, Kate Womack married Lawson Hardin,and had son Lawson; Mary Womack; Stone Womack; Dr. Lawson Womack; Annabel Womack. (2) Lawson. (3) Raleigh. (4) Betty Younger, married Duval Porter and had daughter Mamie.

Pittsylvania County, Va., Sept. Court Order 1826. Book 26 page 105.On motion of Thompson Robertson and Rawley W. Carter, who made Oath according to Law and together with Edward Robertson, Christ Robertson, John H. Lanier & Abraham C. Shelton and Adam Sutherlin, their Surety, entered intoand acknowledged bond in the penalty of $12,000.00, conditioned as theLaw directs. Certificate is granted them for obtaining letters of Administration,vs. Estate of Edward Robertson, deceased, in due form. Mary Robertson,widow of the deceased, refusing to Administer.

Carter of Greenrock Pittsylvania County, Va.

Thomas Carter, born at Barford, Lancaster County, Nov. 27, 1734. Died at Greenrock, Pittsylvania Co., July 15, 1817.

In 1760 he sold his land in Lancaster and removed with his brother,Jesse, to the land they had inherited from their father in Cumberland County. Here Thomas Carter married, July 10, 1764, Winifred Hobson, eldest daughterof Adcock and Joana Lawson Hobson. She died in Pittsylvania, Dec. 3, 1831.
After their marriage they lived in Cumberland County until 1783. At this time he purchased 467 acres of land in Pittsylvania known as  Greenrock.  By 1802 he had grants up to 1,193 acres of land. 1782 census accountedfor 10 white members of the family and 7 servants.
A great-great granddaughter is Mrs. N. E. Clement of Chatham, Va.

Children of Thomas Carter:
51. Joana Carter,  Aug. 15, 1766 , July 1809.
52. Elizabeth Carter, June 21, 1768, married her first cousin Thomas C. Carter, son of Jesse Carter of Oakland
53. Sarah Carter, Feb. 17, 1773 ,Dec. 25, 1805.
54. Edward Carter, March 8, 1775 , Sept. 18, 1853.
55. Thomas Carter, Jr., March 8, 1777 , Oct. 1852.
56. Jeduthan Carter, March 22, 1779.
57. Lawson Hobson Carter, June 13, 1781.
58. Christopher Lawson Carter, Feb. 7, 1784 , Oct. 7, 1860.
59. Dale Miller Carter, March 17, 1786 - Sept. 8, 1796.
60. Raleigh Williamson Carter, Feb. 1788, died Oct. 18, 1847, married Anne Robertson in 1809, daughter of Edward Robertson, deceased in 1826, and his wife, Mary Pulliam Thompson.

55. Thomas Carter, Jr. married in 1806 Nancy Hutchings. After her death in 1835, Thomas Carter removed with his children, except sons James and Stokeley, to St. Charles, Mo., where he died.

James Carter, a Pittsylvania farmer, married July 21, 1834, Lucy Washington Lanier, daughter of Capt. James Monroe Lanier and his wife, Mary Merriman Johns.

James and Lucy had issue:

70. Mary Thomas Carter, 1836 ,1909.
71. Hutchings Lanier Carter, 1838 - 1892.
72. Rose Carter, 1840 - 1903.
73. James Carter, born April 3, 1842.
74. Scott and Taylor Carter (twins), born 1847. Taylor died infant.
75. John Dale Carter, born 1849.
76. Ellen Hicks Carter, born June 7, 1851 , married William B. Hurt
77. Ada B. Carter, 1853 -1872.
78. Hugh Carter, born June 15, 1856.
79. William Carter, born Jan. 9. 1863.

73. James Carter, corporal Company I, 53rd Virginia Infantry, C.S.A.,was a Post Master of Chatham, Va. He married Feb. 19, 1874, Bettie Pigg.Issue:
a. Rutledge P. Carter, merchant in Danville, Va.
b. Lanier Carter, physician at Chatham, married Mabel Moon, has James and Virginia.
c. Martha Maud Carter who married Nathaniel Clement, an Attorney at Chatham, Va. and has issue,  Elizabeth Lanier Clement, Rutledge Carter Clement, and Henry Turner Clement.
d. James Shirley Carter, married Catherine Coles

Line of descent of James David Jones II:

Washington Thompson, b. 1766, lived at Chestnut Level, PittsylvaniaCounty after about 1780, son of Samuel Thompson, deceased in Amelia County,1779, and Anne Jennings Thompson, deceased in Pittsylvania  County,1811.

Washington Thompson married Jean Stott, Oct. 26, 1785, Amelia County,Va., born Nov. 25, 1769, died March 17, 1837.

Issue: Jane Thompson married James Jones, 1795-1870.

Issue: John Thompson Jones, 1836--1866.

David Thompson Lanier, born 1813, married Ann Carter, daughter of Rawley Williamson Carter, son of Thomas Carter. marriage was in 1809.

Thomas Carter born at “Barford”, Lancaster County, Va., in 1734, lived at Greenrock Pittsylvania County, Va., died there 1817.
Rawley Williamson Carter married Ann Robertson, 1809, who was the daughter of Edward Robertson, deceased in Pittsylvania County, Va., in 1826. Rawley Williamson Carter, Feb. 8, 1788 -Oct. 18, 1847.

Issue of David Thompson Lanier & Ann Carter:

Mary A. Lanier, born April 4, 1844, died May 31, 1889, PittsylvaniaCounty.

John Thompson Jones married Mary A. Lanier.

Issue: James David Jones, M.D., who lived at Chestnut Level and later at Chatham, Va., born Sept. 1, 1865, died Aug. 9, 1937, married Maria Elizabeth Pannill, Jan. 2, 1899. She was the daughter of David Henry Pannill, b.1832 at Chalk Level, Pittsylvania County, died at Martinsville, Va., in1909. He married Augusta Hunter Roberts, b. 1854 in Northampton county,Va., d. in Martinsville, Va., 1934, and burried in Chatham, Va.

Issue of Dr. James David Jones & Maria Elizabeth Pannill

1. James Marion Jones
2. Stuart Pannill Jones, deceased
3. George W. Jones
4. Mary Hunter Jones Dunn

1. James Marion Jones, born Oct. 15, 1900 at Chestnut Level, married to Lucy Charles Jones, June 26, 1923.
Issue:

Thomas Smith Jones, V

Issue: Thomas Smith Jones VI, born May 3, 1874, d. Dec. 5, 1926, married Susan Nathaniel Easley, born April 25, 1878, died Feb. 24, 1946, Chatham, Va. She was the daughter of John Bryant Easley and Caroline Breedlove.

Issue:
Lucy Charles Jones, born Jan. 7, 1902 in Chatham, Va.

Furnished by Mrs. Ollie Robertson Yates:

Old Carter Family Cemetery at Green Rock farm (now owned by G. L.Hubbard, near Chatham, Va.)

Thomas Carter
Gunner 1 Arty. Regt. Continental Tr. Rev. War
Born Nov. 27, 1734
Died July 15, 1817

Sacred to the Memory of
Born 13th June 1781
Departed life
28th June 1845
Aged 67 yrs. & 15 days
Lawson H. Carter

Sacred to the memory of
Rawley W. Carter
Born 8th Feb. 1788
Departed life
18 October 1847
Aged 58 years 8 months & 10 days
(Marker at foot: War of 1812)

Sacred to the memory of
Ann J. Carter, wife of
Rawley W. Carter
Born July 18th 1792
Died Oct. 5th 1863

Anne J. Robertson, daughter of Edward Robertson, decd 1826, North Foot of White Oak Mountain, West of Danville-Chatham Rd.

Old Jedutham Carter's Cemetery, between Route #29 and Fall Creek

Sacred to the memory of
Jedutham Carter, Sr.
Born 28th March 1779
Died 9th Dec. 1853

Sacred to the memory of
Rebecca Carter
Born 29th October 1778
Died 17th June 1858

In memory of
M. M. Carter
Born Nov. 30, 1812
Died Jan. 1, 1893

In memory of Rebecca and Wesley Carter
Born 22nd June 1823
Died 30th June 1832 [could this be a mistake for 1823?]

In memory of Rebecca Ann Wesley, daughter of Wm. & Sarah A. Carter
Died 18th Jan. 1834
Aged 2 years & 6 days

Mary Hunt, dau. of J. D. & B. F. Coleman
Born July 2, 1871
Died July 4, 1872

In memory of Bettie F., wife of J. D. Coleman
Born 27, 1840 (April)
Died April 16, 1872

On same farm but not same cemetery, buried alone under tree:

Kattie F., wife of D. W. Payne
May 10, 1884 -Jan. 24, 1917

Old Carter family cemetery, continued:

Susan A., wife of Wm. H. Linthicum
Born May 17, 1827
Died July 4, 1868

Mary Bell, dau. of Wm. H. and S. M. Linthicum
Born June 22, 1858
Died June 29, 1859

In memory of John Edward, son of Wm. H. & S. H. Linthicum
Born Feb. 20, 1860, died July 17, 1868

Our Mother
Letitia Missouri Motley
Wife of A. I. Aaron
1852 - 1923.

Long, Frank D.
1894 - 1956

Long, Annie M.
1880

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Henry Excursus, as reported by Julia Henry, Mrs. George C. Farson,of Vernon Hill in 1962:

Alexander Henry of Aberdeen, Scotland, married Jean Robertson.

They had two sons: John Henry, who was the father of Patrick Henry (1736 - 1799), Revolutionary Orator of the Virginia House of Burgesses and Reverend Patrick Henry, who was Rector of St. George's Parish in Spottsylvania County in 1733.

On June 11, 1736, Reverend Patrick Henry became Rector of St. Paul's Parish, Hanover County.
This Rev. Patrick Henry was the father of Judge James Henry of Accomack County. Judge James Henry was my (Julia Henry Farson) great-great-grandfatherand a cousin of Patrick Henry, the Orator of Hanover County, Virginia (first cousin).

According to the Will of Judge James Henry, written in 1801, he bequeathed to his son, John (my great-grandfather) lands in Halifax and Pittsylvania County, Virginia, supposed to have exceeded ten thousand acres. I cannot say whether or not Henry's Mill (located on Sandy Creek in Halifax County, western side of the County), was in operation at that time, but I do know from old record books that I have that my grandfather, who was also named James W. Henry, did operate the Mill.

The father of Julia Henry (Mrs. George C. Farson of Vernon Hill, Va.)was Charles Willis Henry.

(The above information in included to show the relationship of the Henrys of Henry's Hill to Patrick Henry, the Orator of Hanover County. According to the A. T. Robertson Biography, Patrick M. Henry who married Susan I.Robertson, Aug. 20, 1840, was a grandson of Patrick Henry.

The following is a portion of an article in the Star-Tribune, Chatham, Va., April 12, 1963:

Alexander Henry was the father of John Henry and Rev. Patrick Henry.John Henry was the father of the great Patrick Henry. Rev. Patrick Henrywas the father of James Henry who served as judge under the kind of Englandin the continental Congress and in the House of Delegates of Virginia.

Judge James Henry's son John, traded his share of his father's 20,000acre estate in King and Queen County with his brother for the Halifax land because his brother refused to live in such a wild country. John Henry was the father of Dr. James Henry, who served as the local doctor. Hisson, Charles Henry was the father of Bessie Henry who married Jacob M.Davis, the father of Virginia Davis who married Elliott McCormick (living in 1963). Issue: Barbara & Louise McCormack.

Henry's Mill remains in the family as Mrs. G. W. Farson, Jr. is also a descendant of the Henry family. The Farson family owns Henry's Mill (situatedon Sandy Creek in the extreme western portion of Halifax County, Va. Millsite only remains). The Henrys settled at this site more than 225 years ago.

THOMPSON ROBERTSON, 1785 -1857

Plantation, Sonans, Pittsylvania County, Va.

The home residence is now standing in 1961. The gutters bear date of 1832. Located about 1000 feet on the north side of the road leading toGretna from the intersection with the Chalk Level Road at Sonans.

334 acres of the home portion of the old plantation is now owned byMr. William Huffman, R.F.D. #5, Chatham, Va. He lives in the old home.Other portions of the Plantation are now owned in 1961, by Thomas Sanders,Otis Hamlet, Lee Andrews, Beauregard Payne, Charles Powell, Mrs. W. B.Dove, William Barbour and possibly others. William Huffman bought fromMrs. Gladys Hargrave Heanon the 334 acres of land. Graveyard Tombstones consist of following names:

Thompson Robertson, April 19, 1785 -March 30, 1857
Edward M. Robertson, August 1, 1816 - January 12, 1833
William Robertson, June 26, 1830 - April 3, 1837
Henry Robertson, March 28, 1827 - October 29, 1839
Mary T. Robertson, November 25, 1822 - September 4, 1840
Thompson Robertson, November 15, 1818 -August 23, 1849
Elizabeth Ann Robertson, February 21, 1834 -August 15, 1853

The graveyard has a native rock wall around same, about 4 1/2 feet high. The stones were reworked with cement mortar in August, 1961, by S. S. Sours. No additional space is available within the walls.

One unmarked grave. Assumed to be the wife of Thompson Robertson. Stone placed in 1964, Chloe Shelton

A marriage is listed in Pittsylvania County as of Dec. 19, 1812

Thompson Robertson to Chloe R. Shelton, sanctioned by Abraham C. Shelton (C. for Crispin Shelton)
Chloe R. Shelton Robertson died following a fall on stairway in Cherbury Cottage in 1873 (Cherbury Cottage built in 1854). She was making her final home with her son, Dr. John Robertson, M.D. She lived upstairs at Cherbury. Died at 80 years.

A son, Dr. John Robertson,  M.D. (Feb. 7, 1825- June 29, 1914). Built Cherbury Collage, at the head of the Meadows. He removed with his family to Statesville, NC, Sept. 1, 1875. Removed from there to Cool Spring, NC in winter of 1882.

A daughter of Thompson Robertson, Susan I. Robertson, married Patrick M. Henry on August 20, 1840. He was a grandson of Patrick Henry of the Revolutionary War.

Will of Thompson Robertson (1785-1857), Book 2, Page 229, Pittsylvania County, Va., Circuit Court.

Son of Edward Robertson, deceased in 1826, and Mary Pulliam ThompsonRobertson.

Willed to his wife, Chloe Shelton Robertson, 1000 acres of land andhis residence. At her death, this property went to his son, Dr. John Robertson, M.D.

Willed to his daughter, Susan I. Robertson Henry (wife of Patrick M.Henry, a grandson of Patrick Henry, the author of the immortal phrase,"Give me Liberty or Give me Death." They were married Aug. 20, 1840), as follows: $15,000.00 and 1370 acres of land.

Willed to Dr. John Robertson, M.D., as follows: 308 acres near the Poor House; 127 acres purchased from James M. Bailey; 130 acres purchased from Coleman Shelton.

Willed his piano to Dr. John Robertson if he did not own one and ifso, the piano was to go to his granddaughter Sally Henry.

There was a large personal estate. Dr. John Robertson qualified as Administrator under a required $150,000.00 bond.

Will was dated June 1852, probated April 1857.

Three other sons and two daughters were dead. The home plantation and graveyard are at Sonans in Pittsylvania County, Va.

Thompson Robertson began his business career at age less than 17 years, at Sonans in Pittsylvania County, Va. Merchant & Farming. Deed Book13, Page 309, list a Trust Deed covering personal property of Donald Fuquato William Wimbush. List Thompson Robertson as Acting Partner of Robertson& Sims. Nov. 12, 1802.

D.B. 14, Page 439 – Thompson Robertson bought land from Elizabeth Hunt.132 Acres on Cat Tail Spring Branch, where it enters Whitethorn Creek, adjoining lands of Keatts and Lewis. Oct. 21, 1805. Also Henry Kays Lineand Charles Keatts.

D.B. 15, Page 226, year of 1806: To Thompson Robertson from William Shelton, covering his part in land in Montgomery County.

D.B. 15, Page 372, year of 1807. To Thompson Robertson, a Trust Deed from Gabriel Shelton, covering 180 acres on Whitethorn Creek.

D.B. 15, Page 373, year of 1807: A trust Deed to Thompson Robertson from Richard Shelton.

D.B. 16, Page 108, April 21, 1808: Thompson Robertson from Gabriel Shelton, 180 acres of land.

From The Abridged Compendium of American Genealogy, Vol. 1, page 119:

1. Edward Robertson married Mary Pulliam Thompson, Feb. 2, 1782
4. Archibald Thomas Robertson born Pittsylvania Co., Nov. 6, 1863.
2. Thompson Robertson 1785-1857 married Chloe Shelton.
3. John Robertson, M.D. 1825-1914 married Ella martin (1828-1899).Issue:

3a. Joseph Thompson Robertson, 1853-1854
3b. John Martin Robertson, born 1854, died 1932, unmarried
3c. Josephine, born 1856, died 1934, unmarried.
3d. Nellie Robertson, born 1858, married J. J. McLendon, Feb. 28, 1878
3e. Eugene Cook Robertson, 1861-1862
3f. Eugene Cook Robertson, 1862-1921
3g. Archibald Thomas Robertson (#4 above), b. Nov. 6, 1863, d. Sept.24, 1934
3h. Maude Robertson, 1865-1882
3i. Annabell Robertson, 1867-1919, married D. P. Sartin
3j. John Darrell Robertson, 1869-1899

5. Joseph Martin, died 1760, from England and settled in Albemarle Co., VA, married Susanna Chiles
4. Gen. Joseph Martin (1740-1808) married Susanna Graves
3. Col. Joseph Martin (1785-1859) married Sally Dalton Hughes of HenryCounty, near Leatherwood, “Greenwood.” Sally Dalton Hughes (daughter ofArchelous Hughes and Mary Dalton, daughter of Samuel Dalton. Hughes settled in the western part of Pittsylvania Co., which later became Henry Co.

Aug. 8, 1769, Wm. Davis and Agnes Lanier. Sec. Wm. Lanier 20 (W) 1-197.
William Sturdivant Lanier married Mary (1783-1862), daughter of Wm.Simmons (married Tabitha Hobbs) (Pittsylvania records?)

Page 45 of Pittsylvania  Record:
Robert Dalton at a court held March 21, 1780, produced commission fromthe governor appointing him first Lieutenant in the Co. Militia and tookoath. Page 295, appointed Captain Feb. 19, 1782, page 360.
Mary Clock, Parish of Nottoway, Amelia Co., died June 30, 1750. Willprobated Aug. 29, 1770, page 370-B-5

Pittsylvania Marriage Bonds, 1767 – Sept. 27, Samuel Dalton Jr. with Charlotte Gallitice. Samuel Dalton Jr., John Wimbush.

Pittsylvania Co., 1768, Nov. 25: James Mitchell and Agatha Dalton, daughter of Robert Dalton. Will Tunstall, James Mitchell, Robert Dalton.

Pittsylvania Co., 1769, Feb. 24: William Owen and Edey Pigg, daughterof John Pigg, John Cox, William Owen, John Owen.

Following is from a recent issue of the Southern Baptist TheologicalSeminary news Organization, the Tie, November 1963:

Dr. Archibald Thomas Robertson, M.A., D.D., LL.D., Litt. D.
Born 100 years ago, Nov. 6, 1863, at Cherbury Cottage, near Sonans,Pittsylvania County, Chatham, Va.

The centennial of the birth of Dr. A. T. Robertson, world-famous New Testament and Greek Scholar who was a professor at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary for 44 years, falls on November 6.

Dr. Robertson died in 1934, two decades after the publication of his monumental work, a Grammar of the Greek New Testament in the light of Historical Research. The Grammar was acclaimed by scholars all over the world as a masterpiece in research and scholarship.

These notes were transcribed by Susan D Jones


Family Lineage                 ---     Scottish for Robertson --    English for Jennings:
& Origin--                                        "        "   Thompson       "        "   Shelton :
Father:                                                                                 "        "   Martin :
Christopher Robertson, married Ellenore         (Immigrant not known)
Deceased 1749, Amelia County, Virginia
Edward Robertson, deceased 1769- Married Mary Anne, in Amelia County,Va.
Edward Robertson, deceased 1826 in Pittsylvania County, Va.
Married Mary Pulliam Thompson, Feb. 2, 1782 in Amelia County, Va.
Daughter of Samuel Thompson, deceased in 1779 in Amelia County, Va.
And Anne Jennings, 1736-1811, deceased in Pittsylvania County, Va.
Anne was the daughter of William Jennings, 1676-1775, who was born in England,
whose parents were *Humphrey and Milwood Jennings, of England (1629-1690 Humphrey)
Captain William Jennings married Mary Jane Pulliam, 1704-1774 and lived in Hanover
County, Va., and Amelia County at Jennings-Ordinary, Va. 10,000 acre plantation.

Thompson Robertson, 1785-1857. M. Dec. 29, 1812 to Chloe Shelton, deceased 1873.
She was a daughter of Abraham Crispin Shelton, of Pittsylvania County, VA.

Dr. John Robertson, M.D., 1825-1914. Born at Sonans, Pittsylvania County.
Died at Cool Spring, N.C. Burried in Oakwood Cemetery, Statesville, N.C.
Married Ella Martin, 1828-1899, daughter of Col. Joseph Martin, 1785-1859 and Sally Dalton Hughes, of "Greenwood",
Henry County, Va. (near Leatherwood) Col. Joseph Martin was a son of Gen. Joseph Martin, 1740-1808, and Susanna
Graves.
Issue of Dr. John Robertson, M.D. and Ella Martin:

Dr. Archibald Thomas Robertson D.D., LL.D., LITT.D. Nov. 6, 1863- Sept. 24, 1934.
Born at Cherbury Cottage, Sonans, Pittsylvania County, Va.
Educated at Wake Forest College, N.C. 1878-1885. Student at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Ky.
from 1885-1888. Was a professor at this Seminary from 1888 to 1934. Burried at Cave Hill Cemetery, Louisville, Ky.
Married Ella Broadus of Greenville, S.C. She was a daughter of Dr. John A. Broadus, a Professor at the Southern Baptist
Theological Seminary. Married Nov. 22, 1894. She was born April 19, 1872 at Greenville, S.C.
Issue:
John A. Broadus Robertson 1895-1948                     *The father of Humphery Jennings ,1629-1690 of
                                                                              England, was John Jennens or Jennings, d. 1651
Eleanor Martin Robertson-1897-1942
Charlotte Sinclair Robertson - 1900-1917
Cary Robertson -born April 18-1902
Archibald Thomas Robertson Jr., Born June 26, 1906

Dr. Robertson was Professor of New Testament Interpretation in the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary -
Greek Scholar & Author of 45 religious books. Known thru several Continents for his Grammar of the Greek
New Testament in the Light of Historical Research. More than 6,000 students came under his tutelage.
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"OUR DISTINGUISHED GUEST"
by: Ruth Cosart Eller  (Feb. 1960)
In a pastor's home many individuals come and go. Missionaries, denominational leaders, and other friends are among the host of guests. In our home no guest is so well remembered as Dr. Archibald Thomas Robertson, professor at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary during the years 1888-1934. He became distinguished as one of the world's foremost Greek Scholars, as Bible expositor, teacher of New Testament and Greek, and linguist. He was also a prolific author of theological books and commentaries, and an outstanding preacher.
Between 1923 and 1933 Dr. Robertson was a -guest in our home in Statesville, North Carolina, many times. The First Baptist Church was his home church, and Ben, my husband, was pastor there during those years. In the spring of 1923 a letter came from Dr. Robertson, saying:

       Dear Brother Eller:
           I can arrange to stop over in Statesville on June 30
on my way to a Bible conference. Will you be so kind as to meet
me at the train at 10:30 A.M. and take me out to Cool Springs to visit my
brother and sister?

If convenient, bring your family, too, for the day. I must resume my
journey at 5:15 P.M.

Cordially yours,
A. T. Robertson

[Mrs. J. Ben Eller is the wife of the pastor of Coats Baptist Church, Coats, North Carolina]

Ben immediately wrote him that we would be happy to take him to Cool Springs for the day.
As we talked of our former teacher in the following days, our children became greatly interested
in the prospects of his being our guest.
Finally the day arrived for Dr. Robertson's first visit to our home. Excitement was evident
in the Eller household, and Ben, the children, and I made the trip to the depot with anticipation. The
train was on time. When we walked out on the platform we saw the train approaching. Dr. Robertson
was among the passengers whose destination was Statesville, and soon he was in our midst. As always,
he greeted each of us graciously, shaking hands around, and being careful to keep the name of each
child in mind.
As we settled ourselves in the car for the ride to Cool Springs my husband asked: "Would you
like to drive around Statesville before we go to Cool Springs? The town has grown since you were here."
"No, thank you. I want to spend every possible moment with Josephine and Martin."
The eleven-mile trip to Cool Springs ended at the old Robertson home. On the porch waiting for
us were Miss Josephine and Mr. Martin, as they were affectionately called, neither of whom had married.
They had remained on the old home place through the years.
After greeting us courteously, Miss Josephine retired to the kitchen to help her cook ''set out dinner."
In the living room Dr. Robertson drew a chair near his brother and began to question him about family affairs.
Mr. Martin, who was stately, erect , and dignified, answered his brother seriously one time and jovially
the next.

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Along the side of this page is written "The Adult Teacher (Sheet 1) Furnished by Mrs. T. E. Swann, Rte #1, Statesville, N.C."

An air of old Virginia elegance clung to -their home. Dr. John Robertson had moved his family from
Virginia to Statesville when "Archie" was twelve years old. Many of the treasures in the home had been
brought from Virginia.
Archie grew up in this house and was ordained to the ministry in the First Baptist Church in 1879.
He graduated from Wake Forest College in June, 1885 and entered Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
the following September. In the meantime, the physician father chose the farm at Cool Springs as the permanent
home for the Robertsons.
After dinner that June day, we all assembled on the front porch. Knowing the three Robertsons needed
these precious moments alone, I said to my husband, "After I take a picture of the Robertsons, let's take the
children for a walk down the lane.
After the picture had been taken, we excused ourselves, and walked leisurely down the shady lane. The
children ran ahead, looking at the flowers, and playing chase.
A reminiscent mood came over me and I said, "Ben, did I ever tell you about my first impression of
Dr. Robertson?"
  "No, but it must have been similar to that of many other students."
"It was on the morning school opened in October 1914. The large lecture room in Norton Hall was
crowded with students, and I was among them. There were student preachers as well as some young
women from the Woman's Missionary Union Training School (Now Carver School of Missions and Social
Work). This was the first session of the class of New Testament interpretation."
"Dr. Robertson entered by a rear door and walked to his desk at the front of the room. Everyone became
quiet and turned to look at him."
My husband took up the words. "He laid his books on the desk; inspected the windows for drafts; peered
at the thermometer through his bifocals; fixed his blue eyes on the class; and said reverently, "Let us Pray."
I laughed. "It is evident that you were there, too." Ben continued, "Dr. Robertson had a gigantic but
sacred task. Before him were men who would preach in pulpits throughout the United States and in many foreign
countries."
"Yes," I replied, "And women who would be the wives of pioneer missionaries. Other men and women
would fill places of leadership at home and overseas in various capacities. Consecrated, young men and women
had answered the call of God and were there for training. They were to be taught by a man who was equally
dedicated."
Our walk had taken us to a grove of oak trees. Ben and I sat down on the trunk of a fallen tree, while
the children played about us.
Ben remarked, "The students had a high esteem for Dr. Robertson which bordered on awe."
"I was in that group. I well remembered the incident that cured me."
"What was that?" he asked.
"It was time for mid-term examinations my first year. Dr. Robertson had instructed us to bring no books to
class except the text for exegesis. Bringing other books would forfeit that one the right to take the test. He would
be given zero. When I reported for the examination, I was given a sealed envelope with the test questions inside. I
tore open the envelope, and reached for my text. It was then I noticed that I had picked up the wrong book."
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Along the side of this page is written 'The Adult Teacher (Sheet 2) Furnished by Mrs. T. E. Swann, Rte #1, Statesville, N.C."

"I trembled all over. I was almost in tears. Around me the other students were writing like mad. I finally decided to
tell Dr. Robertson. So I crept up to his desk with the dreadful news.  He looked searchingly at me. "What is your
name?" he asked. He made a notation in his record book. "Lay your book on my desk" and he added, almost as an
afterthought, "You may use my text to take your examination." At this moment my awe of him vanished. I realized
that he was a very human person, with a great consideration for his students."

My husband looked at his watch, and called "Come, children. It is time to be going." When we returned to the home,
the three Robertsons were still in conversation. As we approached, Dr. Robertson said, "Is it time to go, Brother Eller?"

We said good-by and left for Statesville. The trip to the railroad station was very short. Soon the train bore our guest
on his journey and we returned home.

Two years later [November 1925] Dr. Robertson came to Statesville for another visit. This time it was to celebrate the
fiftieth anniversary of the organization of the Statesville Baptist Church. Dr. Robertson, was the featured speaker and
was introduced as the church's "first janitor." This title pleased him, and he reminded us that as a teen-ager he had
swept and righted the courthouse weekly for the church services held there on Sunday.

The anniversary message so captivated the people of Statesville that they were eager for his early return.
The Presbyterian minister in Statesville was a consistent reader of the British Weekly. We had come to admire
Dr. A. T. Robertson, whose contributions appeared frequently in this scholarly paper. When he discovered that the
writer was the same Dr. Robertson who had spoken at our anniversary service, he wanted to hear him again.

At the invitation of the Statesville Ministerial Association, Dr. Robertson returned in 1926 to deliver Bible
lectures. He used the Book of James for the morning lectures, and the Book of Philippians for the evening.

In the winter of 1932 Martin Robertson died. Miss Josephine lived until August 1934. My husband conducted
both funerals. At Miss Josephine's passing, Dr. Robertson gave him the six volumes of his Word Pictures in the new
Testament. Once when Dr. Robertson visited us, he was preparing a manuscript. He needed a reference book and went
into my husband's study to find it. As he scanned the books, he said, pointing to the big Greek grammar on the bottom
of the bookcase, "Brother Eller, this ought to be on your desk at all times."

Early in September 1934, we moved to another pastorate. One day the shocking news came to us: "Dr. Robertson died
yesterday. " He passed away rather suddenly, at his desk, that symbol of his marvelous career, he was busy on his last
day, Monday, September 24, 1934.

Occasionally when I pass the old Cool Springs home, I fancy the spirit of the house beckons me to return and enjoy
again the fellowship of those saints. When I prepare to teach my Sunday school class, I frequently use books written
by Dr. A. T. Robertson. They are faithful reminders of the lasting influence upon my life of my former teacher, friend,
and distinguished guest.
 

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Mrs. T. E. Swann reported that Martin Robertson bought the old home place of her grand mother, built in 1817 and is still standing in 1963. Now owned by Mr. Carl Harper, Cool Springs, N.C.

Along the side of this page is written 'The Adult Teacher (Sheet 3) Furnished by Mrs. T. E. Swann, Rte #1, Statesville, N.C."

3/28/ 1963

Mr. W. P. Sours, Hampton, Va.                                                                                           Rte. 1 Box 147
Dear Sir;                                                                                                                                    Statesville, N. C.

I am happy to be able to tell you .just a little about the Robertson family. The Cool Spring house was about three miles from our home. I never knew the Mrs. McLendon. She possibly was married before the family came to Cool Spring. I knew one of the McLendon girls but she has been dead for some time. Her first marriage was as second wife of a Mr. Nicholson. After Mr. Nicholson died she married a. Mr. Murdock. No children by either marriage. (Dr. G     Nicholson)
I knew Mr. Martin Robertson and Miss Josephine who lived at Cool Spring. Niether ever married. Mr. Martin died 1930. Miss Josephine and Dr. A. T. Robertson both died 1934-Dr. A. T. was born 1863. He never lived at Cool Spring, We are told that he went off to college the year the family came to Cool Spring. We have a newspaper print of him in later life if you would care for it. There was a younger John Robertson who was a more popular preacher than Dr. A. T., but he died unmarried in young manhood.
The Sartins had only one child, John Sartin, who became a doctor and became prominent in New Orleans, I think, but I never heard of any children. His body was brought to Statesville to be buried with his parents.
The Cool Spring, N. C., home of the Robertsons is owned in 1963 by J. F. Adkins. The David Holman or Adams farm which was purchased by J. Martin Robertson and is owned in 1963 by Leon Harper -Rte 4, Statesville, N. C.

Sincerely, Mrs. T. E. Swann

Dear Mr. Sours:                                  4/10/ 1963

It is my understanding that Dr. John Robertson did not practice medicine after coming to Cool Spring and certainly, after I can remember, the farming was looked after by Mr. Martin Robertson.

My father's farm was about 5 miles west of the Robertson place. Dr. J.R.B. Adams was our doctor until about 1890 when he retired and Dr. J. E. McLoughlin took up most of the work.

The first I remember about the Robertson family was of Mr. Martin's part in trying to organize the farmer's alliance in this section. Later we would see the familv at church or rather, the younger ones. I have no recollection of ever seeing Dr. John or his wife. Miss Annabelle Robertson was very active in the church work. Mr. Martin would drive the surry, but took no active part in church activities.

I am certainly glad Miss Messick found the grave stone records for you. I am hoping to locate a copy of the A. T. Robertson Biography, but I 'am not yet sure where it is.
Sincerely,   Mrs. T. E. Swann
Rt. 1 Box 147 Statesville, N. C.
 

Wake Forest College magazine of Feb. l963-page 22.
" Dr. John Easley Jr., (Class of 43)
Associate Professor of Science at University of Hawaii, has been appointed Visiting Associate Professor of Education at -the University of Illinois. He was a Lecturer at Illinois in 1959-60, and has been a Consultant for the Peace Corps at Manila, P.I."
Dr. John Robertson and his son Martin Robertson were active in forming the Cool Spring Farmers Alliance. A paper dated May 24, l888, gave the Officers as Dr. John Robertson, J. B. Holman & J. L. Shepherd.
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W. B. Sours:                                                        March 28, 1963
1605 Aberdeen Boulevard
Hampton, Virginia

Dear Mr. Sours:
Upon seeing your letter printed in the Statesville Daily Record and Landmark on March 27, 1963 asking for information concerning D. P. Sartin and J. J. McLendon and since we work in the Iredell County Clerk of Court Office, we decided to help you in your search if that is possible.
Checking our will records, we found the will of D. P. Sartin The will was dated October 17th, 1925 and was probated November 12, 1925. As you will see in the will attached, his wife's name was given as Bessie E. Sartin. We could find no record of their marriage, but due to the fact that he mentioned John M, Sartin as his son and finding the birth certificate of John Moses Sartin, giving the birth date as February 24, 1905, but Iisting David P. Sartin and Anabel O'L Robertson as the parents we feel that Bessie E. Sartin could have possibly been D. P. Sartin's second wife. Also on the death certificate of D. P. Sartin, giving the death date as November 8, 1925, it listed Bessie Albea Sartin as his wife David Preston Sartin's father's-name was Moses Sartin from Alamance County, North Carolina and his mother was Katherine Page Sartin from North Carolina. David Preston Sartin was buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Statesville, N. C,
On checking the death certificate of Annie Bell Sartin, giving the death date as April 23, 1919, it listed D. P. Sartin as her husband and gave her father's name as Dr. John Robertson, from Virginia and Ella Martin Robertson, from Virginia. Annie Bell Sartin was also buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Statesville, N. C.
We checked the birth records of the Sartin family and found only one child listed as having been born to David P. Sartin and Anabel O'L Robertson Sartin, that being the record mentioned above. We could not find an address on John Moses Sartin if he is still living.
The marriage certificate of D. P. Sartin and Annabell Robertson gave the date of marriage as April 30, 1896 in Cool Springs Township with D. W. Pool as the minister. It also gave J. M. Robertson and John Robertson as witnesses.
We could find no information on the McLenden (McLendon) family except the marriage certificate of J. J. McLendon (Rev. J. J. McLendon) and Nellie M. Robertson, giving the date of marriage as December 26, 1878 with J. B. Boon as the minister. We also found the death certificate of Dr. John Robertson, giving the death date as July 28, 1914 and listing his father's name as Thompson Robertson from Virginia and Caroln Shelton (Chloe Shelton is correct) as his mother, from Virginia also. Dr. John Robertson was also buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Statesville, N. C. In reading the will of D. P. Sartin, you will see that he made mention of W. J. Freeman as his foster son and Neva Barker as his niece. William Jennings Freeman, a Dentist-possibly Greensboro ,N.C.
On checking death records of the Robertson family, we found J. Martin Robertson and Josephine Robertson as two deceased children of Dr. John Robertson.
There are records on the estates of D. P. Sartin, J. M. Robertson and Josephine Robertson, also there are wills here on J. M. Robertson and Josephine Robertson.

You can check with the Clerk of Superior Court and the Register  of Deeds of Rowan County in Salisbury, North Carolina for any records you may want that were before 1788. That was when the two counties were formed from the one, then called Rowan County.
If you can find more information on the name of living descendants of these two families, we may be able to help you further
" Yours Truly, Betty Jean Messick-Ruth C. Moore (Clerks-Iredell County, Statesville, N.C.)
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William B. Sours                               April 4, 1963
1605 Aberdeen & Military Roads
Hampton, Virginia

Dear Mr. Sours:
We received your letter and were glad that you found our information informative.
Upon visiting Oakwood Cemetery, Statesville, N. C., we found the family burial plot of Dr. John Robertson, M.D. It was in section 3, lot 16 and in the name of Martin Robertson. There was an old tombstone at the grave plot. It was tall and built very slim. Upon the stone we found the names of family being as follows:
(1) John Robertson,M.D. - Born in Pittsylvania County, Va.
Feb. 7, 1825 - June 29, 1914
"I am the resurrection and the life"
(2) Ella Martin Robertson - Jan. 6, 1829 - Apr. 17, 1899 "The greatest of all the Beatitudes is this - Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord"
(3) John Darrell Robertson -Dec.15, 1829 - Aug. 4, 1899
"A good Minister of Jesus Christ"
(4) Our Beloved Maude Robertson - May 7, 1865 - Aug. 6, 1882 "affection" (The caretaker of the cemetery informed us, if the body of Maude Robertson was buried there, it had been moved there from somewhere else, but he thought it was merely a memorial to her )
(5) Josephine Robertson - Sept. 30, 1851 - Aug. 4, 1934
(6) J. Martin Robertson - Dec. 19, 1854 - May 18, 1930

Then there were stones at the graves of David Preston Sartin and Annabel Robertson Sartin, giving the dates for them Aug. 11, 1866 - Nov. 8, 1925, Feb. 3, 1867 - Mar. 23, 1919, respectively. At the foot of their graves, a stone marked the grave of John Moses Sartin, M.D. - Feb. 24, 1905 -May 2, 1955. He died in Springfield, Missouri and his body had been cremated and sent back here for burial.
The stones to the graves of David Preston (Sartin) and Annabel Robertson and their son John Moses Sartin, M. D. are very legible, but the Robertson family stone is fast becoming illegible. Parts of it now is almost illegible.

Also in the family plot was the grave of Sally J. Cook - Mar. 1, 1830 - Aug. 21, 1907. "There remaineth therefore a rest to the people of God." We found the will of Sally J. Cook, which is attached. As you will see, she mentions the names of Josephine Robertson. Josephine Martin and William P. Martin and names Martin Robertson as executor of her last will and testament. In the settleing of her estate, there was no mention as to the relationship of Sally J. Cook to any of those people named in her will, but it did state the fact that-she was not married. If you do not know the relationship of Sally J. Cook to any of those named in her will, you may be able to find her father's and Mother's name on her death certificate, which would more than likely be in Rowan County. Also in her estate it gave her middle name as Jane, which may be of some help in finding her death certificate if they have it. Sally was a niece of Ella Martin.

Upon talking with Mr. Turner S. Page, who is connected with the North Carolina National Bank here in Statesville, we found that he grew up with John Moses Sartin. John Moses attended Cool Springs School, which by the way, is one of the oldest schools in this county. He later attended Tulane University which is located in New Orleans, Louisiana, where we think he obtained his doctor's degree. Mr. Page stated that he was a pallbearer at the funeral of John Moses Sartin, and that his wife was here at the time of the funeral, but that she returned to Springfield, Missouri. Mr. Page also said that John Moses had no children. He also informed us that the old homeplaces of both the Robertson's and the Sartin's are still standing. A Mr. Carl Harper now owns the Robertson House and Ralph Page owns the Sartin house. They are both, of course, in Cool Springs. (about 12 miles North East of Statesville, N. C.)
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We plan to visit -the old homeplaces of both of these families. He also stated that the Robertsons had relatives living in Charlotte, but he did not know their names except that it might be the McLendon family. (Nell Robertson, daughter of Dr. John Robertson, M.D. who married Rev. J. J. McLendon. Lived at Mathews, N. C. Near Charlotte. Buried at Mathews, N.C. You could write to the Mecklenburg County register of Deeds Office and the Clerk of Superior Court Offices for information or you could write to the daily paper there, the Charlotte Observer.
Very truly yours, Betty Jean Messick - Ruth C. Moore (Clerks- Iredell Co.
Clerks Office Statesville. N. C.

W. B. Sours
1605 Aberdeen & Mercurv Blvd.
Hampton, Virginia

April 17, 1963

Dear Mr. Sours:
We are still in the process of looking for further information on the Robertson family. Upon visiting the newspaper office, where they have old newspapers on file, we found the paper and article concerning the death of Dr. John Robertson. In the account, it gave that he was originally from Virginia and had lived at the eastern edge of town (Statesville) for several years, prior to the time of -moving to Cool Springs. It gave the names of the children surviving him, in which we found that Mrs. J. J. McLendon was at that time living in Union County (Monroe, N. C. is the County seat of Union Co.) and Eugene Robertson was at that time in Houston Texas. The paper also said that he had lived on the Sullivan place while in Statesville. It also stated that he had practiced medicine in his younger years, but it did not specifically state that he had practiced in Statesville.

In another paper we found the death of David Preston Sartin. He died at Long's Sanatorium (which we think finally became Long's Hospital -said hospital is now called Iredell Memorial Hospital). It stated. that he had been married twice - first to Anna Belle Robertson and then to Miss Bessie Allred of Burlington. The account did not mention his foster son William Freeman. A Dentist in Greensboro, N.C.   Sally Jane Cook, unmarried 1830-1907,was the daughter of Susan Martin, 2nd daughter of Col. Joseph Martin & Sally Hughes, who married Robert-Cooke. She was a niece of Ella Martin- Robertson, wife of Dr. John Robertson,'M.D.( Sarah or Sally Jane Cook .unmarried. Lived with the Robertsons for 16 years before her death.

Looking through a special section of one of our later papers where they described the formation of the town of Statesville, we found that Dr. John Robertson had been appointed Superintendent to the First Baptist Church in 1876 and that A. T. Robertson had joined the church in that same year, even though he was just a lad at the time.
 

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WILLS

North Carolina, Iredell County.
I, D. P. Sartin. of Coolsprings, County and State aforesaid being of sound mind and deposing memory, but considering the uncertainty of my earthly existance do make and declare this my last Will and Testament:
First;  My executors hereinafter named shall give my body a decent burial suitable to the wishes of my friends and relatives, and pay all funeral expenses together with my just debts out of the first moneys which may come into their hands belonging to my estate and my said executors shall provide a suitable marker to my grave.
Second:  I give and devise to my niece Neva Barker $1000.00, one thousand and five hundred dollars, in cash.
Third: I give and devise to my foster son W. J. Freeman, the sum of $2500.00, two thousand and five hundred dollars, in cash.
Fourth:  I give and devise to my wife Bessie E. Sartin one-half of all the remaining personal property of whatsoever kind, including notes, stocks, bonds, money in hand, house hold goods, automobile, etc.
Fifth:  I give and devise to my son John M. Sartin the other remaining half of my personal property referred to in item
four of this Will together with all of the real estate that I may own at the time of my death.
Sixth;  I hereby constitute and appoint my son John H. Sartin and my foster son W. J. Freeman my lawful executors to all intents and purposes to execute this my last Will and Testament according to the truer Intent and meaning of the same and every part and clause thereof hereby revoking and declaring utterly void all other Wills and Testaments by me heretofore made.
In witness whereof I the said D. P. Sartin do hereunto set my hand and seal.  this the 17  day of Oct. 1925.
D. P. Sartin-Seal
Signed, sealed, published and declared by the said D. P. Sartin to be his last Will and Testament In the presence of us who at his request and in his presence and in the presence of each other do subscribe our names as witnesses thereto.      Witnesses:  J. C. Walker -

Iredell County Clerk's Office-Statesville, N. C.
I, Sallie J. Cook being of sound mind, do hereby make my last Will and Testament. I hereby will and bequeath to Josephine Robertson six hundred dollars. ($600). I will and bequeath to William P. Martin three hundred dollars ($300). I will and bequeath to Josephine Martin three hundred dollars ($300)
I hereby appoint Martin Robertson executor of my last will and testament.
Signed. Sallie J. Cook
Witnesses: J. P. Lowry-Annabel R. Sartin-Feb. 9, 1907
Note: Sallie J. Cook was a sister of Ella Martin, wife of Dr. John Robertson, M.D. She made her home with the Robertsons. (From her death account-Aug. 21, 1907)

Iredell County Clerk's Office-Statesville, N. C.
Which said will and codicil thereto of said Archibald Thomas Robertson, ordered to be recorded and filed as aforesaid, is hereby certified by the undersigned as Clerk of said Court to be recorded in Will Book 47 Page 604 and is as follows:
(File #25372) July 25, 1924. Being in full possession of my mental faculties I this day July 25, 1924, make my latest will and testament, grateful to Almighty God for his Manifold mercies. I bequeath to my wife, Ella Broadus Robertson, my entire estate and appoint her executrix without bond. Signed-Archibald Thomas Robertson
Witnesses; J. McKee Adams - B. Pressley Smith
Codicil drawn April 13. 1929 In case of the death  of my wife before I die I make the following provisions:
1. I wish the Fidelity and Columbia Trust Co. of-Louisville to act as
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executor of the will.-                                                                                                                                                            Wills continued
2. Twelve thousand dollars is to be set aside as a trust fund in the hands of the Fidelity and Columbia, the interest of which is to be used for the support of my son John,* who is at present at the Hord Sanatorium.
3. The rest of the estate is to go-to the three children (Eleanor Easley, Cary Robertson, Archie Robertson).
4. In case of John's death, the trust fund is to be divided between Eleanor, Cary and Archie.
5. In case Miss Eliza S. Broadus is still living she is to have such use of the house as is provided in the will of Ella B. Robertson. A. T. Robertson Signed ...Witnessed by B. Pressley Smith-C. S. Gilbert.

State of Kentucky-County of Jefferson
I, John P. Grieb, Clerk of Jefferson County Court, in and for Staff of Kentucky and County aforesaid, hereby certify that this and the foregoing two (2) pages contains a full, true and correct copy as taken from and compared with the original records in my said office of which I am legal custodian-of Examination to Will and Testimony of witnesses to the last will and testament and codicil thereto of Archibald Thomas Robertson, deceased late of this County, together with the order, judgment and decree of said Court adjudging same and every part thereof the last will and codicil of said decedent. I further certify that same has not-been modified, vacated or set aside, and that said will and codicil together with the examination of witnesses thereto are filed and recorded in my office as Clerk of said Court in Will Book 47 Page 604.
In Testimony Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed seal of my said office, and of said County, of which I am custodian at Louisville, Ky., this 27th day of November 1935. John P. Grieb-Clerk
 

Iredell County, Clerk's Office-Statesville, N. C. last Will and Testament of Josephine Robertson-Coolspring, N. C. 8/23/1930
Being well In body and mind, I make this day, my will and testament to be opened at my death . To my brother A. T. Robertson I bequeath the home place and the furniture, at my death; To my nephew John M. Sartin I bequeath the parlor mirror and parlor suite of furniture and the Nichols place of 129 1/2 Acres. I appoint as my executor, my brother, A. T. Robertson.

This the 21st day of May 1924 being in good health and sound mind, I record my last will. To my sister Josephine I leave the house and lot we now live in with the personal property also the farm of 127 1/2 acres known as the Nichols Place.  I leave to my brother A. T. Robertson the farm of 170 1/2 acres known as the Adams place also the farm known as the Cornatzer Place of 63 3/4 acres, I also leave to A. T. Robertson the family protraits of our parents and grandparents. Signed-J. M. Robertson
A.    T. Robertson to be Executor with bond. -J.M.R.

*(John Robertson, a son of Dr. A. T. Robertson was injured by a street car and never fully recovered)
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THE ROBERTSON SHELF OF BOOKS. ....BY DR. ARCHIBALD THOMAS ROBERTSON
GRAMMARS:
1.    Syllabus for New Testament - 1900
2.    A Short Grammar of the Greek New Testament - 1908
3.    A Grammar of the Greek New Testament In the Light of: Historical Research - 1914
4.    Syllabus for New Testament Study - 1923

COMMENTARIES:
1.     The Teaching of Jesus Concerning God the-Father - 1915
2.    Key Words in the Teaching of Jesus - 1906
3.    Commentary on Matthew (The Bible for Home and School) - 1911
4.    The Glory of the Ministry - 1911
5.    Studies in the New Testament - 1915
6.    Practical and Social Aspects of Christianity - 1915'
7.    Paul's Joy in Christ - 1917
8.    The New Citizenship - 1919
9.    Studies in Mark's Gospel - 1919
10.     A Translation of Luke's Gospel - 1923
11.     Studies in the Text of the New Testament - 1926
12.     Paul and the Intellectuals - 1926
13.     Passing on the Torch - 1934
14.     Jesus as a Soul-Winner - 1937
WORD PICTURES IN THE NEW TESTAMENT (6 vols.)
15.     Vol. I - Matthew and Mark - 1930
16.     Vol. II - Luke - 1930
17.     Vol. III - Acts - 1930
18.     Vol. IV - The Epistles of Paul - 1931
19.     Vol. V - The Fourth Gospel and Epistle to the Hebrews - 1932
20.     Vol. VI - The General Epistles and the Apocalypse - 1933
HISTORY:
1.     The Life and Letters of John A. Broadus - 1901
2.     Bibliography for New Testament Greek, 1903
3.    The Student's Chronological New Testament, 1904
4.    Epochs In the Life of Jesus, 1907
5.    Epochs in the Life of Paul, 1909
6.     A Harmony of the Gospels, 1922
7.     New Testament History, 1924
8.     The Christ of the Logia, 1924
9.     Introduction to the Textual Criticism of the New Testament, 1925
10.     Epochs in the Life of Peter, 1933
11.     Epochs in the Life of"-the Apostle John, 1935
CHARACTER STUDIES:
1.     John the Loyal, 1911
2.     Making Good In the Ministry - 1918 - A Sketch of John Mark.
3.     The Divinity of Christ In the Gospel of John, 1916
h.     The Pharisees and Jesus, 1916
?.     Luke the Historian in the Light of Research, 1920
6.     Paul the Interpreter of Christ, 1921
7.     Types of Preachers in the New Testament, 1922
8.     The Mother of Jesus; Her Problems and her Glory, 1925
9.     Some Minor Characters in the New Testament, 1928
10.     The Minister and His Greek New Testament, 1923
OTHERS: Student's Chronological New Testament.'
    Studies in the Epistle of James

---.Many of the books by Dr. A. T. Robertson are still in print.
   Contact any Baptist Book Store or the one at 115 East Grace St., Richmond, Virginia
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Books by Dr. Archibald Thomas Robertson,D.D.,A.M.,LL.D.,Litt.D.
  (That are still in print)
A Short Grammar of the Greek New Testament
A Grammar of the Greek New Testament in the Light of Historical Research
Studies in the New Testament
Paul's Joy in Christ
Studies in Mark's Gospel
Paul and the Intellectuals
Word Pictures in the New Testament ( 6 Volumes)
Vol. I. Matthew and Mark
II. Luke
  III. Acts
  IV. The Epistles of Paul
V. The Fourth Gospel and Epistle to the Hebrews
VI. The General Epistles and the Apocalypse
Epochs in the Life of Paul
A Harmony of the Gospels
The Mother of Jesus; Her Problems and Her Glory
Studies in the Epistle of James
Contact any Baptist Book Store---
115 East Grace Street, Richmond, Virginia
Note-- That Old Time Religion, is by A.T. Robertson, Junior,
(Son of the above, Dr. A.T. Robertson)
Origins of Christianity, is by Archibald Robertson (This is not Dr. Archibald Thomas Robertson, above.)
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III  Nellie Robertson: Daughter of Dr. John Robertson, M.D, d. 6/29/1914
b. Dec. 9, 1858-at Cherburry Cottage, Sonans, Pittsylvania Co., Va.
d. Sept. 5, 1930 at Matthews, N.C. Burried in Cemetery at Matthews, N.C.
Married Rev. J.       J.       McLendon, b. Cemetery in Matthews, N.C.
ISSUE:      Attorney at Law.
1.    John ("Robert") Robertson McLendon. b. Jan. 17, 1879-d. March 21, 1926
Married Bedie Stancill, June 5, 1912, of North Hampton County. 4 Children
2.    Daisy McLendon, b.Sept. 1880, living in 1963
       m. E.A. Ervin               d. Feb. l2, 1947-R.F.D. Cataba, N.C. 8 Children
   3.    Margurite Josephene McLendon, b. Nov. 2, 1882, d. Jan 19, 1943, Mathhews C
1st marriage to Dr. W.G. Nicholson, May 4, 1910
2nd marriage, Jan 1, 1928 to J         E          Murdock
4.     Mary Ella McLendon, b. Sept. 14, 1884, d. July 18, 1960     10 Children
m. J         Lister Jones,May 29,1908, of Guilford College,N.C.
5.     Louis Malcolm McLendon, b.Feb. 12, 1886, unmarried, d. Sept. 8, l887
      6.    Nellie McLendon, b. Dec. 11, l887, d. Aug. 16, 1958. no children,,
m. J. P. Sturdivanr of Marshville, Dec. 27, 1915. Nellie is b. Matthews C.
7. Miss. Jessie McLendon, b. Feb.9, 1890, living in 1963 4 miles S.E. of Matthews.
8. Archibald Manly McLendon, b. March 1, 1892, unmarried, d. May 21,1925. burried in Matthews Cemetery,N. C.
9. John Bryon McLendon, b. Jan. 2, 1895, living in 1963 at Matthews, N.C. m. Catherine Rose Vaughn of Alabama
Issue :A. John T. McLendon of Washington, D.C. 2702 Wisconsin Ave. Unmarried, b. Feb. 5, 1929
B. William Joseph McLendon, b. May 25, 1931 With the U.S. Army, stationed in the U.S.. Consul's Office, Jakarta, Indonesia m. Eunice Fry Issue: (1) Catherine Mary McLendon
10. Agnes McLendon , b. Jan. 31, 1897-d. April 9, 1897.
11. Annie Lee McLendon, b. Sept. 4, 1898-living in 1963 near Matthews, N.C.

1. ISSUE of J.R. McLendon and Bedie Stancil McLendon:
a. Robert Stancil McLendon b. Sept. 15, 1915, . Nov. 10, 1953. Burried in Arlington National Cemetery- Aviator
Married Nov. 6,1941 to Alice Richard of Providence Road, Charlotte, N.C.
ISSUE ; a. (1) Robert Stancil McLendon, Jr.
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Issue of J.R. McLendon contd.
1. B. Mildred McLendon, b. July 20, 1917 m. Dr. T. N. Hamer of Lott, N.C.
  C. Margaret McLendon (Technician) b. May 10, 1926-- Jacksonville ,Fla.
      D. Benjamin Green McLendon, b. March 31, 1926 m. Elizabeth B. Davis
Lives at 2900 Forest Park Drive, Charlotte, N.C. 2 children
Issue: (1)   Reinda Davis McLendon
  (2) Benjamin Green McLendon Jr.

Commentaries:
New Short Grammar of the Greek Testament---By A. T. Robertson and William Hersey Davis
"This Greek manual makes use of recent results of New Testament and archaeological labors. Dr. Robertson was one of the leading Greek scholars of our time; Dr. Davis is widely known for his Beginner's Grammar of the Greek New Testament,"
  "Dr. Robertson is one of the best Greek scholars in the world; his larger Grammar is regarded by Professor Goodspeed as unrivalled" (A Grammar of the Greek New Testament in the Light of Historical Research.)
According to a letter written in November, 1963, by Rev. J. W. Castelloe, Vice-President of Crozer Seminary, Chester, Pa.,"the Big Grammar, New Testament Greek, in the Light of Historical Research, is in use in 1963 in virtually every Seminary in the World."
(Same is selling in 1963 in it's fourth printing. According to the A. T. Robertson Biography, by      Gill,"much of the information. was secured from Greek trash dumps which was etched on pottery.") Dr. Robertson spent considerable time abroad with his family in research, during the 12 years he was engaged in this Grammar. Publication of same was in 1914.
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Transcribed "as written" by June Riccio <jriccio1@compuserve.com>

Family Lineage                 ---     Scottish for Robertson --    English for Jennings:
& Origin--                                        "        "   Thompson       "        "   Shelton :
Father:                                                                                 "        "   Martin :
Christopher Robertson, married Ellenore         (Immigrant not known)
Deceased 1749, Amelia County, Virginia
Edward Robertson, deceased 1769- Married Mary Anne, in Amelia County,Va.
Edward Robertson, deceased 1826 in Pittsylvania County, Va.
Married Mary Pulliam Thompson, Feb. 2, 1782 in Amelia County, Va.
Daughter of Samuel Thompson, deceased in 1779 in Amelia County, Va.
And Anne Jennings, 1736-1811, deceased in Pittsylvania County, Va.
Anne was the daughter of William Jennings, 1676-1775, who was born in England,
whose parents were *Humphrey and Milwood Jennings, of England (1629-1690 Humphrey)
Captain William Jennings married Mary Jane Pulliam, 1704-1774 and lived in Hanover
County, Va., and Amelia County at Jennings-Ordinary, Va. 10,000 acre plantation.

Thompson Robertson, 1785-1857. M. Dec. 29, 1812 to Chloe Shelton, deceased 1873.
She was a daughter of Abraham Crispin Shelton, of Pittsylvania County, VA.

Dr. John Robertson, M.D., 1825-1914. Born at Sonans, Pittsylvania County.
Died at Cool Spring, N.C. Burried in Oakwood Cemetery, Statesville, N.C.
Married Ella Martin, 1828-1899, daughter of Col. Joseph Martin, 1785-1859 and Sally Dalton Hughes, of "Greenwood",
Henry County, Va. (near Leatherwood) Col. Joseph Martin was a son of Gen. Joseph Martin, 1740-1808, and Susanna
Graves.
Issue of Dr. John Robertson, M.D. and Ella Martin:

Dr. Archibald Thomas Robertson D.D., LL.D., LITT.D. Nov. 6, 1863- Sept. 24, 1934.
Born at Cherbury Cottage, Sonans, Pittsylvania County, Va.
Educated at Wake Forest College, N.C. 1878-1885. Student at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Ky.
from 1885-1888. Was a professor at this Seminary from 1888 to 1934. Burried at Cave Hill Cemetery, Louisville, Ky.
Married Ella Broadus of Greenville, S.C. She was a daughter of Dr. John A. Broadus, a Professor at the Southern Baptist
Theological Seminary. Married Nov. 22, 1894. She was born April 19, 1872 at Greenville, S.C.
Issue:
John A. Broadus Robertson 1895-1948                     *The father of Humphery Jennings ,1629-1690 of
                                                                              England, was John Jennens or Jennings, d. 1651
Eleanor Martin Robertson-1897-1942
Charlotte Sinclair Robertson - 1900-1917
Cary Robertson -born April 18-1902
Archibald Thomas Robertson Jr., Born June 26, 1906

Dr. Robertson was Professor of New Testament Interpretation in the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary -
Greek Scholar & Author of 45 religious books. Known thru several Continents for his Grammar of the Greek
New Testament in the Light of Historical Research. More than 6,000 students came under his tutelage.
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"OUR DISTINGUISHED GUEST"
by: Ruth Cosart Eller  (Feb. 1960)
In a pastor's home many individuals come and go. Missionaries, denominational leaders, and other friends are among the host of guests. In our home no guest is so well remembered as Dr. Archibald Thomas Robertson, professor at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary during the years 1888-1934. He became distinguished as one of the world's foremost Greek Scholars, as Bible expositor, teacher of New Testament and Greek, and linguist. He was also a prolific author of theological books and commentaries, and an outstanding preacher.
Between 1923 and 1933 Dr. Robertson was a -guest in our home in Statesville, North Carolina, many times. The First Baptist Church was his home church, and Ben, my husband, was pastor there during those years. In the spring of 1923 a letter came from Dr. Robertson, saying:

       Dear Brother Eller:
           I can arrange to stop over in Statesville on June 30
on my way to a Bible conference. Will you be so kind as to meet
me at the train at 10:30 A.M. and take me out to Cool Springs to visit my
brother and sister?

If convenient, bring your family, too, for the day. I must resume my
journey at 5:15 P.M.

Cordially yours,
A. T. Robertson

[Mrs. J. Ben Eller is the wife of the pastor of Coats Baptist Church, Coats, North Carolina]

Ben immediately wrote him that we would be happy to take him to Cool Springs for the day.
As we talked of our former teacher in the following days, our children became greatly interested
in the prospects of his being our guest.
Finally the day arrived for Dr. Robertson's first visit to our home. Excitement was evident
in the Eller household, and Ben, the children, and I made the trip to the depot with anticipation. The
train was on time. When we walked out on the platform we saw the train approaching. Dr. Robertson
was among the passengers whose destination was Statesville, and soon he was in our midst. As always,
he greeted each of us graciously, shaking hands around, and being careful to keep the name of each
child in mind.
As we settled ourselves in the car for the ride to Cool Springs my husband asked: "Would you
like to drive around Statesville before we go to Cool Springs? The town has grown since you were here."
"No, thank you. I want to spend every possible moment with Josephine and Martin."
The eleven-mile trip to Cool Springs ended at the old Robertson home. On the porch waiting for
us were Miss Josephine and Mr. Martin, as they were affectionately called, neither of whom had married.
They had remained on the old home place through the years.
After greeting us courteously, Miss Josephine retired to the kitchen to help her cook ''set out dinner."
In the living room Dr. Robertson drew a chair near his brother and began to question him about family affairs.
Mr. Martin, who was stately, erect , and dignified, answered his brother seriously one time and jovially
the next.

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Along the side of this page is written "The Adult Teacher (Sheet 1) Furnished by Mrs. T. E. Swann, Rte #1, Statesville, N.C."
 

An air of old Virginia elegance clung to -their home. Dr. John Robertson had moved his family from
Virginia to Statesville when "Archie" was twelve years old. Many of the treasures in the home had been
brought from Virginia.
Archie grew up in this house and was ordained to the ministry in the First Baptist Church in 1879.
He graduated from Wake Forest College in June, 1885 and entered Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
the following September. In the meantime, the physician father chose the farm at Cool Springs as the permanent
home for the Robertsons.
After dinner that June day, we all assembled on the front porch. Knowing the three Robertsons needed
these precious moments alone, I said to my husband, "After I take a picture of the Robertsons, let's take the
children for a walk down the lane.
After the picture had been taken, we excused ourselves, and walked leisurely down the shady lane. The
children ran ahead, looking at the flowers, and playing chase.
A reminiscent mood came over me and I said, "Ben, did I ever tell you about my first impression of
Dr. Robertson?"
  "No, but it must have been similar to that of many other students."
"It was on the morning school opened in October 1914. The large lecture room in Norton Hall was
crowded with students, and I was among them. There were student preachers as well as some young
women from the Woman's Missionary Union Training School (Now Carver School of Missions and Social
Work). This was the first session of the class of New Testament interpretation."
"Dr. Robertson entered by a rear door and walked to his desk at the front of the room. Everyone became
quiet and turned to look at him."
My husband took up the words. "He laid his books on the desk; inspected the windows for drafts; peered
at the thermometer through his bifocals; fixed his blue eyes on the class; and said reverently, "Let us Pray."
I laughed. "It is evident that you were there, too." Ben continued, "Dr. Robertson had a gigantic but
sacred task. Before him were men who would preach in pulpits throughout the United States and in many foreign
countries."
"Yes," I replied, "And women who would be the wives of pioneer missionaries. Other men and women
would fill places of leadership at home and overseas in various capacities. Consecrated, young men and women
had answered the call of God and were there for training. They were to be taught by a man who was equally
dedicated."
Our walk had taken us to a grove of oak trees. Ben and I sat down on the trunk of a fallen tree, while
the children played about us.
Ben remarked, "The students had a high esteem for Dr. Robertson which bordered on awe."
"I was in that group. I well remembered the incident that cured me."
"What was that?" he asked.
"It was time for mid-term examinations my first year. Dr. Robertson had instructed us to bring no books to
class except the text for exegesis. Bringing other books would forfeit that one the right to take the test. He would
be given zero. When I reported for the examination, I was given a sealed envelope with the test questions inside. I
tore open the envelope, and reached for my text. It was then I noticed that I had picked up the wrong book."
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"I trembled all over. I was almost in tears. Around me the other students were writing like mad. I finally decided to
tell Dr. Robertson. So I crept up to his desk with the dreadful news.  He looked searchingly at me. "What is your
name?" he asked. He made a notation in his record book. "Lay your book on my desk" and he added, almost as an
afterthought, "You may use my text to take your examination." At this moment my awe of him vanished. I realized
that he was a very human person, with a great consideration for his students."

My husband looked at his watch, and called "Come, children. It is time to be going." When we returned to the home,
the three Robertsons were still in conversation. As we approached, Dr. Robertson said, "Is it time to go, Brother Eller?"

We said good-by and left for Statesville. The trip to the railroad station was very short. Soon the train bore our guest
on his journey and we returned home.

Two years later [November 1925] Dr. Robertson came to Statesville for another visit. This time it was to celebrate the
fiftieth anniversary of the organization of the Statesville Baptist Church. Dr. Robertson, was the featured speaker and
was introduced as the church's "first janitor." This title pleased him, and he reminded us that as a teen-ager he had
swept and righted the courthouse weekly for the church services held there on Sunday.

The anniversary message so captivated the people of Statesville that they were eager for his early return.
The Presbyterian minister in Statesville was a consistent reader of the British Weekly. We had come to admire
Dr. A. T. Robertson, whose contributions appeared frequently in this scholarly paper. When he discovered that the
writer was the same Dr. Robertson who had spoken at our anniversary service, he wanted to hear him again.

At the invitation of the Statesville Ministerial Association, Dr. Robertson returned in 1926 to deliver Bible
lectures. He used the Book of James for the morning lectures, and the Book of Philippians for the evening.

In the winter of 1932 Martin Robertson died. Miss Josephine lived until August 1934. My husband conducted
both funerals. At Miss Josephine's passing, Dr. Robertson gave him the six volumes of his Word Pictures in the new
Testament. Once when Dr. Robertson visited us, he was preparing a manuscript. He needed a reference book and went
into my husband's study to find it. As he scanned the books, he said, pointing to the big Greek grammar on the bottom
of the bookcase, "Brother Eller, this ought to be on your desk at all times."

Early in September 1934, we moved to another pastorate. One day the shocking news came to us: "Dr. Robertson died
yesterday. " He passed away rather suddenly, at his desk, that symbol of his marvelous career, he was busy on his last
day, Monday, September 24, 1934.

Occasionally when I pass the old Cool Springs home, I fancy the spirit of the house beckons me to return and enjoy
again the fellowship of those saints. When I prepare to teach my Sunday school class, I frequently use books written
by Dr. A. T. Robertson. They are faithful reminders of the lasting influence upon my life of my former teacher, friend,
and distinguished guest.
 

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Mrs. T. E. Swann reported that Martin Robertson bought the old home place of her grand mother, built in 1817 and is still standing in 1963. Now owned by Mr. Carl Harper, Cool Springs, N.C.

Along the side of this page is written 'The Adult Teacher (Sheet 3) Furnished by Mrs. T. E. Swann, Rte #1, Statesville, N.C."
 
 

3/28/ 1963

Mr. W. P. Sours, Hampton, Va.                                                                                           Rte. 1 Box 147
Dear Sir;                                                                                                                                    Statesville, N. C.

I am happy to be able to tell you .just a little about the Robertson family. The Cool Spring house was about three miles from our home. I never knew the Mrs. McLendon. She possibly was married before the family came to Cool Spring. I knew one of the McLendon girls but she has been dead for some time. Her first marriage was as second wife of a Mr. Nicholson. After Mr. Nicholson died she married a. Mr. Murdock. No children by either marriage. (Dr. G     Nicholson)
I knew Mr. Martin Robertson and Miss Josephine who lived at Cool Spring. Niether ever married. Mr. Martin died 1930. Miss Josephine and Dr. A. T. Robertson both died 1934-Dr. A. T. was born 1863. He never lived at Cool Spring, We are told that he went off to college the year the family came to Cool Spring. We have a newspaper print of him in later life if you would care for it. There was a younger John Robertson who was a more popular preacher than Dr. A. T., but he died unmarried in young manhood.
The Sartins had only one child, John Sartin, who became a doctor and became prominent in New Orleans, I think, but I never heard of any children. His body was brought to Statesville to be buried with his parents.
The Cool Spring, N. C., home of the Robertsons is owned in 1963 by J. F. Adkins. The David Holman or Adams farm which was purchased by J. Martin Robertson and is owned in 1963 by Leon Harper -Rte 4, Statesville, N. C.

Sincerely, Mrs. T. E. Swann

Dear Mr. Sours:                                  4/10/ 1963

It is my understanding that Dr. John Robertson did not practice medicine after coming to Cool Spring and certainly, after I can remember, the farming was looked after by Mr. Martin Robertson.

My father's farm was about 5 miles west of the Robertson place. Dr. J.R.B. Adams was our doctor until about 1890 when he retired and Dr. J. E. McLoughlin took up most of the work.

The first I remember about the Robertson family was of Mr. Martin's part in trying to organize the farmer's alliance in this section. Later we would see the familv at church or rather, the younger ones. I have no recollection of ever seeing Dr. John or his wife. Miss Annabelle Robertson was very active in the church work. Mr. Martin would drive the surry, but took no active part in church activities.

I am certainly glad Miss Messick found the grave stone records for you. I am hoping to locate a copy of the A. T. Robertson Biography, but I 'am not yet sure where it is.
Sincerely,   Mrs. T. E. Swann
Rt. 1 Box 147 Statesville, N. C.
 

Wake Forest College magazine of Feb. l963-page 22.
" Dr. John Easley Jr., (Class of 43)
Associate Professor of Science at University of Hawaii, has been appointed Visiting Associate Professor of Education at -the University of Illinois. He was a Lecturer at Illinois in 1959-60, and has been a Consultant for the Peace Corps at Manila, P.I."
Dr. John Robertson and his son Martin Robertson were active in forming the Cool Spring Farmers Alliance. A paper dated May 24, l888, gave the Officers as Dr. John Robertson, J. B. Holman & J. L. Shepherd.
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W. B. Sours:                                                        March 28, 1963
1605 Aberdeen Boulevard
Hampton, Virginia

Dear Mr. Sours:
Upon seeing your letter printed in the Statesville Daily Record and Landmark on March 27, 1963 asking for information concerning D. P. Sartin and J. J. McLendon and since we work in the Iredell County Clerk of Court Office, we decided to help you in your search if that is possible.
Checking our will records, we found the will of D. P. Sartin The will was dated October 17th, 1925 and was probated November 12, 1925. As you will see in the will attached, his wife's name was given as Bessie E. Sartin. We could find no record of their marriage, but due to the fact that he mentioned John M, Sartin as his son and finding the birth certificate of John Moses Sartin, giving the birth date as February 24, 1905, but Iisting David P. Sartin and Anabel O'L Robertson as the parents we feel that Bessie E. Sartin could have possibly been D. P. Sartin's second wife. Also on the death certificate of D. P. Sartin, giving the death date as November 8, 1925, it listed Bessie Albea Sartin as his wife David Preston Sartin's father's-name was Moses Sartin from Alamance County, North Carolina and his mother was Katherine Page Sartin from North Carolina. David Preston Sartin was buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Statesville, N. C,
On checking the death certificate of Annie Bell Sartin, giving the death date as April 23, 1919, it listed D. P. Sartin as her husband and gave her father's name as Dr. John Robertson, from Virginia and Ella Martin Robertson, from Virginia. Annie Bell Sartin was also buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Statesville, N. C.
We checked the birth records of the Sartin family and found only one child listed as having been born to David P. Sartin and Anabel O'L Robertson Sartin, that being the record mentioned above. We could not find an address on John Moses Sartin if he is still living.
The marriage certificate of D. P. Sartin and Annabell Robertson gave the date of marriage as April 30, 1896 in Cool Springs Township with D. W. Pool as the minister. It also gave J. M. Robertson and John Robertson as witnesses.
We could find no information on the McLenden (McLendon) family except the marriage certificate of J. J. McLendon (Rev. J. J. McLendon) and Nellie M. Robertson, giving the date of marriage as December 26, 1878 with J. B. Boon as the minister. We also found the death certificate of Dr. John Robertson, giving the death date as July 28, 1914 and listing his father's name as Thompson Robertson from Virginia and Caroln Shelton (Chloe Shelton is correct) as his mother, from Virginia also. Dr. John Robertson was also buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Statesville, N. C. In reading the will of D. P. Sartin, you will see that he made mention of W. J. Freeman as his foster son and Neva Barker as his niece. William Jennings Freeman, a Dentist-possibly Greensboro ,N.C.
On checking death records of the Robertson family, we found J. Martin Robertson and Josephine Robertson as two deceased children of Dr. John Robertson.
There are records on the estates of D. P. Sartin, J. M. Robertson and Josephine Robertson, also there are wills here on J. M. Robertson and Josephine Robertson.

You can check with the Clerk of Superior Court and the Register  of Deeds of Rowan County in Salisbury, North Carolina for any records you may want that were before 1788. That was when the two counties were formed from the one, then called Rowan County.
If you can find more information on the name of living descendants of these two families, we may be able to help you further
" Yours Truly, Betty Jean Messick-Ruth C. Moore (Clerks-Iredell County, Statesville, N.C.)
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William B. Sours                               April 4, 1963
1605 Aberdeen & Military Roads
Hampton, Virginia

Dear Mr. Sours:
We received your letter and were glad that you found our information informative.
Upon visiting Oakwood Cemetery, Statesville, N. C., we found the family burial plot of Dr. John Robertson, M.D. It was in section 3, lot 16 and in the name of Martin Robertson. There was an old tombstone at the grave plot. It was tall and built very slim. Upon the stone we found the names of family being as follows:
(1) John Robertson,M.D. - Born in Pittsylvania County, Va.
Feb. 7, 1825 - June 29, 1914
"I am the resurrection and the life"
(2) Ella Martin Robertson - Jan. 6, 1829 - Apr. 17, 1899 "The greatest of all the Beatitudes is this - Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord"
(3) John Darrell Robertson -Dec.15, 1829 - Aug. 4, 1899
"A good Minister of Jesus Christ"
(4) Our Beloved Maude Robertson - May 7, 1865 - Aug. 6, 1882 "affection" (The caretaker of the cemetery informed us, if the body of Maude Robertson was buried there, it had been moved there from somewhere else, but he thought it was merely a memorial to her )
(5) Josephine Robertson - Sept. 30, 1851 - Aug. 4, 1934
(6) J. Martin Robertson - Dec. 19, 1854 - May 18, 1930

Then there were stones at the graves of David Preston Sartin and Annabel Robertson Sartin, giving the dates for them Aug. 11, 1866 - Nov. 8, 1925, Feb. 3, 1867 - Mar. 23, 1919, respectively. At the foot of their graves, a stone marked the grave of John Moses Sartin, M.D. - Feb. 24, 1905 -May 2, 1955. He died in Springfield, Missouri and his body had been cremated and sent back here for burial.
The stones to the graves of David Preston (Sartin) and Annabel Robertson and their son John Moses Sartin, M. D. are very legible, but the Robertson family stone is fast becoming illegible. Parts of it now is almost illegible.

Also in the family plot was the grave of Sally J. Cook - Mar. 1, 1830 - Aug. 21, 1907. "There remaineth therefore a rest to the people of God." We found the will of Sally J. Cook, which is attached. As you will see, she mentions the names of Josephine Robertson. Josephine Martin and William P. Martin and names Martin Robertson as executor of her last will and testament. In the settleing of her estate, there was no mention as to the relationship of Sally J. Cook to any of those people named in her will, but it did state the fact that-she was not married. If you do not know the relationship of Sally J. Cook to any of those named in her will, you may be able to find her father's and Mother's name on her death certificate, which would more than likely be in Rowan County. Also in her estate it gave her middle name as Jane, which may be of some help in finding her death certificate if they have it. Sally was a niece of Ella Martin.

Upon talking with Mr. Turner S. Page, who is connected with the North Carolina National Bank here in Statesville, we found that he grew up with John Moses Sartin. John Moses attended Cool Springs School, which by the way, is one of the oldest schools in this county. He later attended Tulane University which is located in New Orleans, Louisiana, where we think he obtained his doctor's degree. Mr. Page stated that he was a pallbearer at the funeral of John Moses Sartin, and that his wife was here at the time of the funeral, but that she returned to Springfield, Missouri. Mr. Page also said that John Moses had no children. He also informed us that the old homeplaces of both the Robertson's and the Sartin's are still standing. A Mr. Carl Harper now owns the Robertson House and Ralph Page owns the Sartin house. They are both, of course, in Cool Springs. (about 12 miles North East of Statesville, N. C.)
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We plan to visit -the old homeplaces of both of these families. He also stated that the Robertsons had relatives living in Charlotte, but he did not know their names except that it might be the McLendon family. (Nell Robertson, daughter of Dr. John Robertson, M.D. who married Rev. J. J. McLendon. Lived at Mathews, N. C. Near Charlotte. Buried at Mathews, N.C. You could write to the Mecklenburg County register of Deeds Office and the Clerk of Superior Court Offices for information or you could write to the daily paper there, the Charlotte Observer.
Very truly yours, Betty Jean Messick - Ruth C. Moore (Clerks- Iredell Co.
Clerks Office Statesville. N. C.

W. B. Sours
1605 Aberdeen & Mercurv Blvd.
Hampton, Virginia

April 17, 1963

Dear Mr. Sours:
We are still in the process of looking for further information on the Robertson family. Upon visiting the newspaper office, where they have old newspapers on file, we found the paper and article concerning the death of Dr. John Robertson. In the account, it gave that he was originally from Virginia and had lived at the eastern edge of town (Statesville) for several years, prior to the time of -moving to Cool Springs. It gave the names of the children surviving him, in which we found that Mrs. J. J. McLendon was at that time living in Union County (Monroe, N. C. is the County seat of Union Co.) and Eugene Robertson was at that time in Houston Texas. The paper also said that he had lived on the Sullivan place while in Statesville. It also stated that he had practiced medicine in his younger years, but it did not specifically state that he had practiced in Statesville.

In another paper we found the death of David Preston Sartin. He died at Long's Sanatorium (which we think finally became Long's Hospital -said hospital is now called Iredell Memorial Hospital). It stated. that he had been married twice - first to Anna Belle Robertson and then to Miss Bessie Allred of Burlington. The account did not mention his foster son William Freeman. A Dentist in Greensboro, N.C.   Sally Jane Cook, unmarried 1830-1907,was the daughter of Susan Martin, 2nd daughter of Col. Joseph Martin & Sally Hughes, who married Robert-Cooke. She was a niece of Ella Martin- Robertson, wife of Dr. John Robertson,'M.D.( Sarah or Sally Jane Cook .unmarried. Lived with the Robertsons for 16 years before her death.

Looking through a special section of one of our later papers where they described the formation of the town of Statesville, we found that Dr. John Robertson had been appointed Superintendent to the First Baptist Church in 1876 and that A. T. Robertson had joined the church in that same year, even though he was just a lad at the time.
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WILLS

North Carolina, Iredell County.
I, D. P. Sartin. of Coolsprings, County and State aforesaid being of sound mind and deposing memory, but considering the uncertainty of my earthly existance do make and declare this my last Will and Testament:
First;  My executors hereinafter named shall give my body a decent burial suitable to the wishes of my friends and relatives, and pay all funeral expenses together with my just debts out of the first moneys which may come into their hands belonging to my estate and my said executors shall provide a suitable marker to my grave.
Second:  I give and devise to my niece Neva Barker $1000.00, one thousand and five hundred dollars, in cash.
Third: I give and devise to my foster son W. J. Freeman, the sum of $2500.00, two thousand and five hundred dollars, in cash.
Fourth:  I give and devise to my wife Bessie E. Sartin one-half of all the remaining personal property of whatsoever kind, including notes, stocks, bonds, money in hand, house hold goods, automobile, etc.
Fifth:  I give and devise to my son John M. Sartin the other remaining half of my personal property referred to in item
four of this Will together with all of the real estate that I may own at the time of my death.
Sixth;  I hereby constitute and appoint my son John H. Sartin and my foster son W. J. Freeman my lawful executors to all intents and purposes to execute this my last Will and Testament according to the truer Intent and meaning of the same and every part and clause thereof hereby revoking and declaring utterly void all other Wills and Testaments by me heretofore made.
In witness whereof I the said D. P. Sartin do hereunto set my hand and seal.  this the 17  day of Oct. 1925.
D. P. Sartin-Seal
Signed, sealed, published and declared by the said D. P. Sartin to be his last Will and Testament In the presence of us who at his request and in his presence and in the presence of each other do subscribe our names as witnesses thereto.      Witnesses:  J. C. Walker -

Iredell County Clerk's Office-Statesville, N. C.
I, Sallie J. Cook being of sound mind, do hereby make my last Will and Testament. I hereby will and bequeath to Josephine Robertson six hundred dollars. ($600). I will and bequeath to William P. Martin three hundred dollars ($300). I will and bequeath to Josephine Martin three hundred dollars ($300)
I hereby appoint Martin Robertson executor of my last will and testament.
Signed. Sallie J. Cook
Witnesses: J. P. Lowry-Annabel R. Sartin-Feb. 9, 1907
Note: Sallie J. Cook was a sister of Ella Martin, wife of Dr. John Robertson, M.D. She made her home with the Robertsons. (From her death account-Aug. 21, 1907)

Iredell County Clerk's Office-Statesville, N. C.
Which said will and codicil thereto of said Archibald Thomas Robertson, ordered to be recorded and filed as aforesaid, is hereby certified by the undersigned as Clerk of said Court to be recorded in Will Book 47 Page 604 and is as follows:
(File #25372) July 25, 1924. Being in full possession of my mental faculties I this day July 25, 1924, make my latest will and testament, grateful to Almighty God for his Manifold mercies. I bequeath to my wife, Ella Broadus Robertson, my entire estate and appoint her executrix without bond. Signed-Archibald Thomas Robertson
Witnesses; J. McKee Adams - B. Pressley Smith
Codicil drawn April 13. 1929 In case of the death  of my wife before I die I make the following provisions:
1. I wish the Fidelity and Columbia Trust Co. of-Louisville to act as
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executor of the will.-                                                                                                                                                            Wills continued
2. Twelve thousand dollars is to be set aside as a trust fund in the hands of the Fidelity and Columbia, the interest of which is to be used for the support of my son John,* who is at present at the Hord Sanatorium.
3. The rest of the estate is to go-to the three children (Eleanor Easley, Cary Robertson, Archie Robertson).
4. In case of John's death, the trust fund is to be divided between Eleanor, Cary and Archie.
5. In case Miss Eliza S. Broadus is still living she is to have such use of the house as is provided in the will of Ella B. Robertson. A. T. Robertson Signed ...Witnessed by B. Pressley Smith-C. S. Gilbert.

State of Kentucky-County of Jefferson
I, John P. Grieb, Clerk of Jefferson County Court, in and for Staff of Kentucky and County aforesaid, hereby certify that this and the foregoing two (2) pages contains a full, true and correct copy as taken from and compared with the original records in my said office of which I am legal custodian-of Examination to Will and Testimony of witnesses to the last will and testament and codicil thereto of Archibald Thomas Robertson, deceased late of this County, together with the order, judgment and decree of said Court adjudging same and every part thereof the last will and codicil of said decedent. I further certify that same has not-been modified, vacated or set aside, and that said will and codicil together with the examination of witnesses thereto are filed and recorded in my office as Clerk of said Court in Will Book 47 Page 604.
In Testimony Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed seal of my said office, and of said County, of which I am custodian at Louisville, Ky., this 27th day of November 1935. John P. Grieb-Clerk
 

Iredell County, Clerk's Office-Statesville, N. C. last Will and Testament of Josephine Robertson-Coolspring, N. C. 8/23/1930
Being well In body and mind, I make this day, my will and testament to be opened at my death . To my brother A. T. Robertson I bequeath the home place and the furniture, at my death; To my nephew John M. Sartin I bequeath the parlor mirror and parlor suite of furniture and the Nichols place of 129 1/2 Acres. I appoint as my executor, my brother, A. T. Robertson.

This the 21st day of May 1924 being in good health and sound mind, I record my last will. To my sister Josephine I leave the house and lot we now live in with the personal property also the farm of 127 1/2 acres known as the Nichols Place.  I leave to my brother A. T. Robertson the farm of 170 1/2 acres known as the Adams place also the farm known as the Cornatzer Place of 63 3/4 acres, I also leave to A. T. Robertson the family protraits of our parents and grandparents. Signed-J. M. Robertson
A.    T. Robertson to be Executor with bond. -J.M.R.

*(John Robertson, a son of Dr. A. T. Robertson was injured by a street car and never fully recovered)
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THE ROBERTSON SHELF OF BOOKS. ....BY DR. ARCHIBALD THOMAS ROBERTSON
GRAMMARS:
1.    Syllabus for New Testament - 1900
2.    A Short Grammar of the Greek New Testament - 1908
3.    A Grammar of the Greek New Testament In the Light of: Historical Research - 1914
4.    Syllabus for New Testament Study - 1923

COMMENTARIES:
1.     The Teaching of Jesus Concerning God the-Father - 1915
2.    Key Words in the Teaching of Jesus - 1906
3.    Commentary on Matthew (The Bible for Home and School) - 1911
4.    The Glory of the Ministry - 1911
5.    Studies in the New Testament - 1915
6.    Practical and Social Aspects of Christianity - 1915'
7.    Paul's Joy in Christ - 1917
8.    The New Citizenship - 1919
9.    Studies in Mark's Gospel - 1919
10.     A Translation of Luke's Gospel - 1923
11.     Studies in the Text of the New Testament - 1926
12.     Paul and the Intellectuals - 1926
13.     Passing on the Torch - 1934
14.     Jesus as a Soul-Winner - 1937
WORD PICTURES IN THE NEW TESTAMENT (6 vols.)
15.     Vol. I - Matthew and Mark - 1930
16.     Vol. II - Luke - 1930
17.     Vol. III - Acts - 1930
18.     Vol. IV - The Epistles of Paul - 1931
19.     Vol. V - The Fourth Gospel and Epistle to the Hebrews - 1932
20.     Vol. VI - The General Epistles and the Apocalypse - 1933
HISTORY:
1.     The Life and Letters of John A. Broadus - 1901
2.     Bibliography for New Testament Greek, 1903
3.    The Student's Chronological New Testament, 1904
4.    Epochs In the Life of Jesus, 1907
5.    Epochs in the Life of Paul, 1909
6.     A Harmony of the Gospels, 1922
7.     New Testament History, 1924
8.     The Christ of the Logia, 1924
9.     Introduction to the Textual Criticism of the New Testament, 1925
10.     Epochs in the Life of Peter, 1933
11.     Epochs in the Life of"-the Apostle John, 1935
CHARACTER STUDIES:
1.     John the Loyal, 1911
2.     Making Good In the Ministry - 1918 - A Sketch of John Mark.
3.     The Divinity of Christ In the Gospel of John, 1916
h.     The Pharisees and Jesus, 1916
?.     Luke the Historian in the Light of Research, 1920
6.     Paul the Interpreter of Christ, 1921
7.     Types of Preachers in the New Testament, 1922
8.     The Mother of Jesus; Her Problems and her Glory, 1925
9.     Some Minor Characters in the New Testament, 1928
10.     The Minister and His Greek New Testament, 1923
OTHERS: Student's Chronological New Testament.'
    '. &mdash; Studies in the Epistle of James

---.Many of the books by Dr. A. T. Robertson are still in print.
   Contact any Baptist Book Store or the one at 115 East Grace St., Richmond, Virginia
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Books by Dr. Archibald Thomas Robertson,D.D.,A.M.,LL.D.,Litt.D.
  (That are still in print)
A Short Grammar of the Greek New Testament
A Grammar of the Greek New Testament in the Light of Historical Research
Studies in the New Testament
Paul's Joy in Christ
Studies in Mark's Gospel
Paul and the Intellectuals
Word Pictures in the New Testament ( 6 Volumes)
Vol. I. Matthew and Mark
II. Luke
  III. Acts
  IV. The Epistles of Paul
V. The Fourth Gospel and Epistle to the Hebrews
VI. The General Epistles and the Apocalypse
Epochs in the Life of Paul
A Harmony of the Gospels
The Mother of Jesus; Her Problems and Her Glory
Studies in the Epistle of James
Contact any Baptist Book Store---
115 East Grace Street, Richmond, Virginia
Note-- That Old Time Religion, is by A.T. Robertson, Junior,
(Son of the above, Dr. A.T. Robertson)
Origins of Christianity, is by Archibald Robertson (This is not Dr. Archibald Thomas Robertson, above.)
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III  Nellie Robertson: Daughter of Dr. John Robertson, M.D, d. 6/29/1914
b. Dec. 9, 1858-at Cherburry Cottage, Sonans, Pittsylvania Co., Va.
d. Sept. 5, 1930 at Matthews, N.C. Burried in Cemetery at Matthews, N.C.
Married Rev. J.       J.       McLendon, b. Cemetery in Matthews, N.C.
ISSUE:      Attorney at Law.
1.    John ("Robert") Robertson McLendon. b. Jan. 17, 1879-d. March 21, 1926
Married Bedie Stancill, June 5, 1912, of North Hampton County. 4 Children
2.    Daisy McLendon, b.Sept. 1880, living in 1963
       m. E.A. Ervin               d. Feb. l2, 1947-R.F.D. Cataba, N.C. 8 Children
   3.    Margurite Josephene McLendon, b. Nov. 2, 1882, d. Jan 19, 1943, Mathhews C
1st marriage to Dr. W.G. Nicholson, May 4, 1910
2nd marriage, Jan 1, 1928 to J         E          Murdock
4.     Mary Ella McLendon, b. Sept. 14, 1884, d. July 18, 1960     10 Children
m. J         Lister Jones,May 29,1908, of duilford College,N.C.
5.     Louis Malcolm McLendon, b.Feb. 12, 1886, unmarried, d. Sept. 8, l887
      6.    Nellie McLendon, b. Dec. 11, l887, d. Aug. 16, 1958. no children,,
m. J. P. Sturdivanr of Marshville, Dec. 27, 1915. Nellie is b. Matthews C.
7. Miss. Jessie McLendon, b. Feb.9, 1890, living in 1963 4 miles S.E. of Matthews.
8. Archibald Manly McLendon, b. March 1, 1892, unmarried, d. May 21,1925. burried in Matthews Cemetery,N. C.
9. John Bryon McLendon, b. Jan. 2, 1895, living in 1963 at Matthews, N.C. m. Catherine Rose Vaughn of Alabama
Issue :A. John T. McLendon of Washington, D.C. 2702 Wisconsin Ave. Unmarried, b. Feb. 5, 1929
B. William Joseph McLendon, b. May 25, 1931 With the U.S. Army, stationed in the U.S.. Consul's Office, Jakarta, Indonesia m. Eunice Fry Issue: (1) Catherine Mary McLendon
10. Agnes McLendon , b. Jan. 31, 1897&mdash;d. April 9, 1897.
11. Annie Lee McLendon, b. Sept. 4, 1898-living in 1963 near Matthews, N.C.

1. ISSUE of J.R. McLendon and Bedie Stancil McLendon:
a. Robert Stancil McLendon b. Sept. 15, 1915, . Nov. 10, 1953. Burried in Arlington National Cemetery- Aviator
Married Nov. 6,1941 to Alice Richard of Providence Road, Charlotte, N.C.
ISSUE ; a. (1) Robert Stancil McLendon, Jr.
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Issue of J.R. McLendon contd.
1. B. Mildred McLendon, b. July 20, 1917 m. Dr. T. N. Hamer of Lott, N.C.
  C. Margaret McLendon (Technician) b. May 10, 1926-- Jacksonville ,Fla.
      D. Benjamin Green McLendon, b. March 31, 1926 m. Elizabeth B. Davis
Lives at 2900 Forest Park Drive, Charlotte, N.C. 2 children
Issue: (1)   Reinda Davis McLendon
  (2) Benjamin Green McLendon Jr.

Commentaries:
New Short Grammar of the Greek Testament---By A. T. Robertson and William Hersey Davis
"This Greek manual makes use of recent results of New Testament and archaeological labors. Dr. Robertson was one of the leading Greek scholars of our time; Dr. Davis is widely known for his Beginner's Grammar of the Greek New Testament,"
  "Dr. Robertson is one of the best Greek scholars in the world; his larger Grammar is regarded by Professor Goodspeed as unrivalled" (A Grammar of the Greek New Testament in the Light of Historical Research.)
According to a letter written in November, 1963, by Rev. J. W. Castelloe, Vice-President of Crozer Seminary, Chester, Pa.,"the Big Grammar, New Testament Greek, in the Light of Historical Research, is in use in 1963 in virtually every Seminary in the World."
(Same is selling in 1963 in it's fourth printing. According to the A. T. Robertson Biography, by      Gill,"much of the information. was secured from Greek trash dumps which was etched on pottery.") Dr. Robertson spent considerable time abroad with his family in research, during the 12 years he was engaged in this Grammar. Publication of same was in 1914.
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Transcribed "as written" by June Riccio <jriccio1@compuserve.com>    from notes of Mrs. Anderson


Robertson Marriages: Pittsylvania Co., Virginia

ROBERTSON, Adalia, 22, to BRANDON, W. G., 27, of Halifax, on  07/04/1878.  BRANDON, Jas & Catherine, ROBERTSON, John J.

ROBERTSON, Addie, 21, to ALEXANDER, N. A., 60, Widower, Rockingham Co., on 12/23/1912.

ROBERTSON, Addie, 19, to HODNETT, Danyon  on 12/15/1913.   HODNETT, Sam & Mittie.

ROBERTSON, Allen Axton, 21 to RUSSELL, Lucy Mable, 21, on 09/12/1924.ROBERTSON, Ben & Luler---RUSSELL, James H.

ROBERTSON, Andrew W., 21, to YOUNGER, Minnie E., 21, (Wenonda, Pitt)on 08/17/1923.  ROBERTSON, J. H. & V. E.---YOUNGER, H. E.

ROBERTSON, Anna, 18, to MEADOWS, Richard, 26, on 05/15/1881. MEADOWS,Emily---HINES, Amanda.

ROBERTSON, Annie, 21, of Danville, to GOODRICH, Hiran D., 41, of Brunswick Co., on 07/28/1922.  ROBERTSON, W. S. & Jennie---GOODRICH, E.S. & Alice.

ROBERTSON, Annie L., 20, to DILLARD, Edward B., Minister, on 11/12/1876.  DILLARD, J. S. & Aramutie J.---ROBERTSON, James &  Julia.

ROBERTSON, Bettie A., 29, to COLEMAN, James S., 29, Merchant, on 11/05/1893.  COLEMAN, Jas N. & Agnes---ROBERTSON, John G. & Sallie A.

ROBERTSON, Bettie L., 25, to REYNOLDS, C. J., 28, Merchant, on 08/10/1890.  REYNOLDS, J. D. & Jennie P.---ROBERTSON, George &  PollieA.

ROBERTSON, Booker, Farmer, to WOODY, Ellen on 12/23/1875. ROBERTSON,Isaac & Mary---WOODY, Watt & Julia.

ROBERTSON, Bruce, 23, to BERGER, Emma, 18, on 06/08/1893. ROBERTSON,Clem---BERGER, Walter.
 

ROBERTSON, C. M., 27, to ANDERSON, Emma L., 18,  Rockingham County, N.C., on 12/23/1880.  ROBERTSON, J. T. & E. M.---ANDERSON, G.   W. & A. E.
 

ROBERTSON, Caroline, 18, to SHIELDS, John D., 25, on 12/18/1878. SHIELDS, W. A. & Gill---ROBERTSON, E. J., Sr. & Mary T.
 

ROBERTSON, Charlie, 18, to CARVARD, Belle, 19, on 11/05/1919. ROBERTSON, James & Emma---CARVARD, James & Ada

ROBERTSON, Christopher, 28, to BLAIR, Lelia Maud, 26, on 05/03/1892.ROBERTSON, Wm S. & Ann G.---BLAIR, J.F.M. & Mary C.

ROBERTSON, Clopton F., 21, Farmer, to WILLIAMS, Paulina, 17, on 12/16/1875.  ROBERTSON, Manda---HENRY, Spenser & Parlinia, his  wife.

ROBERTSON, D. A., 20, to MURPHY, A. Brown, 23, on 11/21/1895. MURPHY,Robert & Sibbie---ROBERTSON, G. W. & Lettie A.

ROBERTSON, D. K., 22, to MERCHANT, Jannie C., 24, on 12/28/1898. ROBERTSON, Samuel A. & B. C.---MERCHANT, Wm. M. & Rebecca F.

ROBERTSON, Daisy, 20, Rockingham, N.C., to PUGH, Swan, 22, Tinner,  Floyd, Va., on 09/01/1913.  PUGH, Dane & Lizzie---ROBERTSON,    Wm. & Mary.

ROBERTSON, Davis, 17, to JEFFERSON, Monte, 22, on 11/19/1927  JEFFERSON, Letcher & Mamie---ROBERTSON, Louis & May.

ROBERTSON, Dewey, 21, Brown Summit, N.C., to WYRICK, Hazel, 21, on 12/26/1933.  ROBERTSON, Joe & Erna Huffmer---WYRICK, Will &  Mamie.

ROBERTSON, Dillard, 22, to MEADOWS, Anna, 21, on 10/10/1930. ROBERTSON, Will & Ida Shelton---MEADOWS, Eddie & Blishe Davis  (Gretna, Va.).

ROBERTSON, Donell, 20, to YOUNG, N. (Neville P Young.-husband), on 12/23/1919.  ROBERTSON, Dan & Virginia---YOUNG, H. E. & Lermia.

ROBERTSON, Doris Mae, 21, to DANIEL, H. Broades, 23, on 08/15/1932.DANIEL, Henry & Sallie Green---ROBERTSON, J. W. & Halsie Shelton.

ROBERTSON, E. C., 24, to PRUETT, Ada, 20, on 08/23/1894. ROBERTSON,E. F. & Eddy---PRUETT, E & Elizabeth.

ROBERTSON, Earnest, Penhook, Franklin Co., to GAULDREN, Ruth, Whitmell, Va., on 04/01/1929.  ROBERTSON, Lewis & Mary---GAULDREN, Marshall & May Warren.

ROBERTSON, Edward, 26, to ROBERTSON, Victoria, 21, on 08/16/1870.ROBERTSON, Phoeba---ROBERTSON, Isaac & Harriett.

ROBERTSON, Edward J., 21, Winston Salem, to McCONNELL, Mabel, 21, on  01/10/1935.  ROBERTSON, L. G. & Stella Brown---McCONNELL, A. L.& Lucille Sigman.

ROBERTSON, Eliza Junism, 15, to ENGLISH, JOHN, 23, Farmer on 11/11/1875.  Born in Bedford-Residence was Bedford. ENGLISH, Esther--ROBERTSON, Mahaly.

ROBERTSON, Elizabeth, 27, to STEGALL, W. H., 34, Widower, on 12/23/1891.  STEGALL, Dourhar & Elizabeth---ROBERTSON, Thos &   Nannie.

ROBERTSON, Ella G., 22, to TAYLOR, E?. C., Graves County, Ky., on 03/05/1904.  TAYLOR, Thomas & May---ROBERTSON, George T. & Bettie.

ROBERTSON, Emma B., 26, to HERNDON, Robert H., 34, on 02/10/1887. HERNDON, D. A. & Mary A.---ROBERTSON, W. S. & Ann. (Dr. William SheltonRobertson, M. D.) (Daug. HERNDON, Mrs. Emily) (Dau. of  Vansant.)

ROBERTSON, Eva, 17, to GREGORY, Custis, 21, on 11/18/1933. ROBERTSON,Ross & May Slayton---GREGORY, John & Besse Laprade.

ROBERTSON, Ever S., 21, to BULLINGTON, Fred O., 24, on 04/26/1913. BULLINGTON, W. R. & _________---ROBERTSON, W. S. & Jennie.

ROBERTSON, Fannie to TERRY, Jesse L., Farmer, on 08/16/1888. ROBERTSON, Abrahan & Jane. (to live in Henry County, Va.)

ROBERTSON, Ferd to HUBBARD, Ellen on 04/09/1885.

ROBERTSON, Fletcher, 25, to LEWIS, Elva, 21, on 01/06/1925. ROBERTSON, Jacob & Eliza---LEWIS, Henry & Mabel. ROBERTSON, B.-witness.

ROBERTSON, Florence L., 18, to SAUNDERS, J. T., 21, on 12/11/1905. SAUNDERS, Booker &Virginia---ROBERTSON, J. W. & L. A.

ROBERTSON, Frank, widower, 50, Farmer, to PRICE, Tildy, 30, on 02/06/1876.  JONES, George & Lucinda---HURT, George & Maria.

ROBERTSON, George A., 22, Farmer, to WELLS, Anna on 12/20/1888. ROBERTSON, E. C. & S. A.---WELLS, N. E. & E. G.

ROBERTSON, George C., 20, to MEADOWS, Bettie C., 14, on 02/01/1877.ROBERTSON, Wm. H. K. & Mary---MEADOWS, Samuel A. & Martha.

ROBERTSON, George F., 26, to TUCK, Mary M., 22, on 05/27/1888. ROBERTSON, W. M. & Elizabeth---TUCK, W. M. & Willie W.

ROBERTSON, George P., 45, Salesman, Norfolk Co., Va., to REYNOLDS, Nannie K., 42, on 12/05/1916.  ROBERTSON, James & L. (Lueretia)---REYNOLDS, W. V.

ROBERTSON, Giles, 27, to SHELTON, Mattie, 33, on 12/23/1933. ROBERTSON, G. & Colie Shelton---SHELTON, J. F. & Lorn (Loui).

ROBERTSON, Gracy Elizabeth to HOLLY, John William on 12/16/1909.  HOLLY, Robert S. & Roenea---ROBERTSON, L. S. & Maud.

ROBERTSON, Grady, 27, Sandy Level, to OWEN, Lillian, 22, on 03/27/1922. ROBERTSON, Scott & Jennie---OWEN, Walter.

ROBERTSON, Henry E., 34, to KING, Virginia Reaves on 07/10/1920.  ROBERTSON, J. E. & Sallie A.---KING, Jesse & Virginia.

ROBERTSON, Henry M., 24, to WALKER, Mollie T., 18, on 12/11/1895. ROBERTSON, John W. & Lettie V.---WALKER, Alonza & Elra.

ROBERTSON, Ida V., 19, to COMPTON, Joel H., 23, on 10/26/1892. COMPTON, John W. & Susan---ROBERTSON, Edward S. & Elizabeth.

ROBERTSON, Iola E. to PICKRAIL (or PICKREL), Jasper on 01/20/1920. PICKRAIL, Charles H. & Fannie B.---ROBERTSON, Jas H. & Lucy G.

ROBERTSON, J. A., 22, to EANES, Mollie J., 21, on 12/29/1913. ROBERTSON, J. L. & Sidna A.---EANES, W. T. & Martha.

ROBERTSON, J. A., 27, to YEAMAN, Y. E., 20, of Halifax, Va., on 12/15/1897.  YEAMAN, M. E. & Mary R.

ROBERTSON, J. E., 32, to PICKEREL, Sudie, 18, on 04/13/1909. ROBERTSON, John W. & Lettie A.---PICKEREL, C. L. & Casty L.

ROBERTSON, J. K., 21, to MAVERICK, Oddie Maude, 19, on 12/10/1923. ROBERTSON, J. A. & Virginia---MAVRICK, E. T.  Eller.

ROBERTSON, J. K., 38, to THORNTON, Ruth, 21, on 10/02/1919.  ROBERTSON, S. A. & Alice---THORNTON, J. L. & Martha.

ROBERTSON, J. S., 18, Danville, to WILLIAMS, Catherine, 22, on 03/15/1922.  WILLIAMS, W. M. & Bettie---ROBERTSON, R. T. & Adalia V.

ROBERTSON, J. T., Farmer, to WITCHER, Lucy M., on 02/28/1889. ROBERTSON, Enos & Francis---WITCHER, J. E. & Excy.

ROBERTSON, J. W., 28, to HALL, Elenmar, 26, on 08/18/1889. ROBERTSON,E. L. & Susan.

ROBERTSON, J. W., 32, to MONTGOMERY, Eme, 24, on 02/17/1908. MONTGOMERY, J. T. & Annie B.

ROBERTSON, James, 22, to SAUNDERS, Lucy, 16, of Bedford, on 12/20/1877. ROBERTSON, Henry & Nancy---SAUNDERS, David & Lucy.

ROBERTSON, James D., 32, to KING, Nora Lurisa, 20, ON 12/24/1917. ROBERTSON, J. E. & S. A.---KING, T. J.

ROBERTSON, Jesse E., 24, to PARSON, Willie Lee, 20, on 11/08/1917. ROBERTSON, P. M. & L. S.---PARSON, Homer & Rebecca (Rebecca     J.).

ROBERTSON, Jesse Lee, 23, Greensboro, to SMITH, Lydia Bell, 21, Stanford, on 04/20/1935.  ROBERTSON, Bud & Lavina Wyatt---SMITH,Sandy & Elmetly (Honeycutt).

ROBERTSON, Joanna, 17, to GAULEY, David, 21, Farmer, on 11/25/1875.GAULEY, Samuel & Laurania H.---ROBERTSON, Thomas & Nannie.

ROBERTSON, John, 21, to HUNDLEY, Parthena on 12/30/1875. HUNDLEY, Nathm & Anna.

ROBERTSON, John E., 20, Farmer, to MOTLEY, Sallie A. on 02/27/1882.ROBERTSON, Edward S. & Mary T.---MOTLEY, John H. & Ann G.

ROBERTSON, John H., 43, Widower, to SLOAN, Mary, 22, on 05/24/1896.ROBERTSON, Henry & Polly F.---SLOAN, Charleton & Mary M.

ROBERTSON, John Haile, 19, Cascade, to SOUTHERN, Nannie, 21, (E. F.)on 10/14/1922.  ROBERTSON, John E. & S. A.---SOUTHERN, James.

ROBERTSON, John Richard, 27, to COX, Corne Florence, 18, on 04/19/1930. ROBERTSON, Pink & Lora Scott---COX, Richard & Simpson.

ROBERTSON, L. T., 34, to OWENS, Mamie M., 19, on 09/04/1915. ROBERTSON, J. W. & L. L.----OWENS, C. W. & E. A.

ROBERTSON, Laura S., 18, to NICHOLS, Luther Ernest, 21, on 03/21/1932. NICHOLS, Wm. W. & Lula L.---ROBERTSON, Martin & Irma.

ROBERTSON, Lawrence, 24, Durham, N.C., 24, to DEHART, Pattie R., 21,    Spray, N.C., on 01/31/1917.  ROBERTSON, T. M. &  __---DEHART, N. C. & ___.

ROBERTSON, Leanna Phoebe, 23, to TAYLOR, Thomas Jefferson on 12/23/1896.  TAYLOR, J. T. & Mary J.---ROBERTSON, J. W. & Lettie.

ROBERTSON, Lee, 36, to MUMPOWER, Ester, 31, Washington Co., Va., on  08/01/1930.  MUMPOWER, W. B. & Catharine Kestner---ROBERTSON,   J. J. & M. (Mary) Alford.

ROBERTSON, Lelia, 21, to DENKEL, Elvetta, Bedford, on 11/14/1875. DENKEL, C. B. & M. D.---ROBERTSON, P. M. & L. L.

ROBERTSON, Lelia A., 24, to POLLOCK, Robert W., 32, on 11/16/1892. POLLOCK, Morris & Virginia---ROBERTSON, C. D. & Rebecca.

ROBERTSON, Leroy C., 27, Clerk, to COMPTON, Willie A., 17, Clerk, on  03/23/1885.  ROBERTSON, Christopher & Ellender---COMPTON, John  W. & Susie.

ROBERTSON, Linwood, 26, to EDWARDS, Annie, 20, South Boston, on         12/24/1934.  ROBERTSON, W. G. & Minnie Blafford---EDWARDS,      Jones & Susie (Robertson).

ROBERTSON, Lourenia, 15, to YEATTS, John L., 22, R.R. Hand, on 12/25/1884.  YEATTS, W. S. & Cabell---ROBERTSON, E. P. & Eliz.

ROBERTSON, Lucy W., 17, to MYERS, Edgar L., 22, on 03/14/1918. MYERS,E. T. & Sallie D.---ROBERTSON, J. H. & Lucy G.

ROBERTSON, Luella, 20, to ADAMS, O. A., 28, Carpenter, on 06/21/1882.ADAMS, George W. & Elizabeth---ROBERTSON, Kit & Elender L.

ROBERTSON, Lula, 21, to BARKER, Edward, 39, Boxwood, Va., on 06/01/1932.  BARKER, Henry & Julia Mable---ROBERTSON, Ben & Lula Barker.

ROBERTSON, M., 28, Danville, to BERKLEY, Hal, 22, Charlotte Co., Va.,   on 03/06/1926.  BERKLEY, San & Lou---ROBERTSON, Jas L. & S.A.

ROBERTSON, Mamie L., 19, to LEVERSER (LEVERSEY), George D., on   __/__/1918.  ROBERTSON, John W. & Lettie---LINDSEY, L. W. &Rosa.

ROBERTSON, Mary, 23, to HEFFINGER, W. M., 21, on 02/__/1881. ROBERTSON, William & Mary.

ROBERTSON, Mary, 16, to WOMACK, Affica, 23, Farmer, on 12/20/1875. WOMACK, Adam & Betsy---ROBERTSON, Diey Townes & Clem.

ROBERTSON, Mary Ann, 15, to BERGER, Milton, 24, on 01/06/1876. BERGER, Mack & Mahala---ROBERTSON, Clement & Jane.

ROBERTSON, Mary Ferrel, 20, to ATHINSON, Willie M., 23, Cascade, Va.,   on 12/24/1920.  ATHINSON, J. E. & Bettie M.---ROBERTSON, J. E.  & Sallie.

ROBERTSON, Mary S., 19, to SHIELDS, Lazarus, 29, R.R. Conductor, on07/20/1898.  Live in Norwood, W. Va.  SHIELDS, J. H. & Elizabeth---ROBERTSON, J. H. & L. S.

ROBERTSON, Mattie Pearle, 19, to BAKER, Grover E., 31, on 04/21/1924.BARKER, George E. & Nannie V.---ROBERTSON, G. D. & Nannie B.

ROBERTSON, Meade S., 27, to BANKENSHIP, Sally Louise, 29, on 04/28/1919.  ROBERTSON, Singleton & Alice Harper---BANKENSHIP,  John &Alice.

ROBERTSON, Melia Virgie, 29, to SAMUEL, Henry Franklin, 59, N.C., on    10/17/1906.  SAMUEL, N. F. & H. J.---ROBERTSON, R. T. & Adalie.

ROBERTSON, Mennie Myrtle, 21, Wenonda, Pittsyl. Co., Va., to BEGGERLY,  D. (Dewey) W., 22, on 12/24/1926.  BEGGERLY, Elisha & N. B.---ROBERTSON, D. H. & Jennie.

ROBERTSON, Minnie, 21, to SIMPSON, Johnny C., 21, on 05/16/1935. SIMPSON, J. R. & Josie Motley---ROBERTSON, R. L. & Bettie  Haynes.

ROBERTSON, Mollie B., 14, to MYERS, Crispin, 27, on 08/29/1889. MYERS, James & Mary---ROBERTSON, J. H. & M. B.

ROBERTSON, Myrtle, 21, to DALTON, Ocie, 22, Gretna, Va., on 01/21/1930. DALTON, Malcolm & West---ROBERTSON, Green & Nannie (Plymal).

ROBERTSON, Nannie A., 20, to KING, Rawly W., on 03/13/1890. KING, Seth & _______---ROBERTSON, E. S. & Elizabeth S.

ROBERTSON, Nannie V., 21, to MAYHEW, Wm. H., 21, on 12/26/1899. MAYHEW, Benjamin & Martha---ROBERTSON, J. W. & Lettie L.

ROBERTSON, Nathan, 21, to HUBBARD, Dolly, 16, on 12/28/1875. HUBBARD,Sandy & Susan.

ROBERTSON, Nora E., 23, to THOMPSON, John T., Farmer, on 03/23/1883.THOMPSON, Henry & Jane---ROBERTSON, James S. & Julia.

ROBERTSON, Oliver, 21, Schoolfield, to WOOD, Myrtle, 21, on 10/24/1932. ROBERTSON, Edward & Jossie---WOOD, King & Rebecca Hazelwood.

ROBERTSON, Ollie S., 27, Gretna, Va., to EDWARDS, M. L. (Mary L.), 27,  Mooresville, N.C., on 04/02/1935.  ROBERTSON, Will &   Ida---EDWARDS, George & Seline (Layne).

ROBERTSON, Pink M., 21, to FOSTER, Lara S. on 02/07/1889. ROBERTSON,E. S. & Elizabeth S.---FOSTER, Mary S.

ROBERTSON, Percy, 22, Schoolfield, to LEMON, Gracie, 21, on 11/04/1933. ROBERTSON, G. T. & Colie Shelton---LEMON, C. W. & Evla Nolan.

ROBERTSON, Pocahontas, 19, to OAKES, Thomas W., 27, Birth Franklin Co., on 01/25/1900.  OAKES, Joab & May---ROBERTSON, John H.

ROBERTSON, Polly F., 19, to HOWELL, T. A., 35, Widower, Birth in Bedford, on 03/28/1893.  HOWELL, Pleas & Salma (or Salina Howell)---ROBERTSON, J. H. & D. W.

ROBERTSON, R. S., 28, to BURCH, Sallie C., 28, on 12/23/1878. ROBERTSON, Wm. H. K. & Mary Payne---BURCH, P. L. & M. A.

ROBERTSON, R. T., 24, to LANIER, A. V., Merchant, on 06/21/1876. ROBERTSON, J. J. & S. _.---LANIER, S. & N. W.

ROBERTSON, Rawley T., 21, to CRIDER, Carrie, 21, on 12/25/1925. ROBERTSON, George T. & Edy---CRIDER, George D. & Lucy.

ROBERTSON, Reece S., 27, to CAMPTON, Elsie Kate, 24, on 04/18/1936.ROBERTSON, B. W. & Olice (Cook)---CAMPTON, O. R. & Annie T. (Shaw).

ROBERTSON, Rosa, 23, to COLEMAN, Ballard C., 23, on 03/18/1914. COLEMAN, W. R. & Ella---ROBERTSON, R. T. & Adalia V.

ROBERTSON, Ruby, 27, to SHEPPERD, Logen, 38, on 08/12/1924. SHEPPERD,G. C. & Louise---ROBERTSON, Lucy & Junius

ROBERTSON, S. A., 44, Widower, to BEGLEY, Bettie Ann, 28, on __/__/1885.  BEGLEY, Mary.

ROBERTSON, S. B., 25, Farmer, to HARPER, A. M., wife, 20, on 11/12/1884.  ROBERTSON, James S. & Julian M.---HARPER, Wm. H. &  L. F.

ROBERTSON, Sallie B., 22, to WILSON, James, 21, Farmer, on 06/25/1875. WILSON, Robert & Louisa---ROBERTSON, Louis & Letha.

ROBERTSON, Sam, 24, to GILES, Janie, 32, on 03/04/1934. ROBERTSON, H.B. & Nannie Stevens---GILES, Ike & Annie Hutcherman.

ROBERTSON, Sam E., 32, to DUNCAN, Rassy B., 18, on 10/27/1904. ROBERTSON, S. A. & Bettie C.---DUNCAN, Robert J. & Martha.

ROBERTSON, Samuel D., 28, Farmer, to LEFTWICH, Leoerta E., 17, on 12/03/1879.  ROBERTSON, Ennis & Francis---LEFTWICH, Valentine & Evva of Bedford, Va.

ROBERTSON, Sarah E., 20, to ADAMS, R. T., 28, on 06/25/1919. ADAMS,R. B. & Sallie---ROBERTSON, Guss & Annie L.

ROBERTSON, Silas G., 23, to BROUGHMAN, Dennie, 23, on 03/01/1919. ROBERTSON, George & Minnie---NEAL, Hyram & Nannie.

ROBERTSON, T. R.,21, Henderson, N.C., Furniture Worker, to DUNLAP, Essie, 21, Madison, on 12/05/1931.  ROBERTSON, W. C. & Bettie   Phelps---DUNLAP, E. (Essie) D. & Mary Bowling.

ROBERTSON, Thomas, 37, to ARMSTRONG, Mary, 25, on 02/24/1889.

ROBERTSON, V. A. (Vicee), 22, to PERKINS, E. H., 27, on 12/14/1892.PERKINS, Wm P. & B. E.---ROBERTSON, Samuel H. & Bettie.

ROBERTSON, Virginia A., 22, to DOWD, __________, on 09/13/1881. (Maybe colored or white.)

ROBERTSON, Virginia E., 21, to HARRIS, John, 23, on 09/01/1919.

ROBERTSON, Virginia W., 20, to COUSINS, J. A., 27, on 06/20/1904.  COUSINS, C. R. & Sallie B.---ROBERTSON, R. S. & A. V.

ROBERTSON, W. H., 24, to PAYNE, Thenia S., 17, on 12/14/1899. ROBERTSON, J. L. & Sallie---PAYNE, John H. & K. L.

ROBERTSON, W. S., 32, Carpenter, to ENGLISH, Jennie, 18, on 12/17/1891. ROBERTSON, Ennis & Francis---ENGLISH, G. L.

ROBERTSON, W. S., Jr., 34, Physician, to CONIER (or COMIER), NannieC.,         25, on 09/27/1897. ROBERTSON, James S. & Julia M.---CONIER (or COMIER), James M. &Mary M.

ROBERTSON, William T., 32, to LEWIS, Mary, 28, on 02/17/1921. ROBERTSON, J.E. & Sallie---LEWIS, J. M.

ROBERTSON, Willie, 26, to SHELTON, Ida B., 18, on __/__/____. ROBERTSON, George & Bettie---SHELTON, J. M. & Malissa.

ROBERTSON, Willis, 21, Schoolfield, to PHILIPS, Mildred, 21, on 10/12/1928.  ROBERTSON, J. W. & Halcie---PHILIPS, Will & Nellie.

ROBERTSON, Zuryam, 15, to WOMACK, William, 17, on 12/20/1875. WOMACK,James Clark & Betsy---WALLER, Isaac & Sally.

Transcribed by Faye Russel from notes of Mrs. Anderson and put in alphabetical order.


(The following above marriages were listed as being either "White or Colored"
Edward Robertson to Victoria Robertson
Eliza Junism Robertson to John English
Clopton F Robertson to Paulina Williams
Joanna Robertson to David Gauley
Mary Robertson to Affica Womack
Zuryam Robertson to William Womack
Booker Robertson to Eller Woody
John Robertson to Parthena Hundley
Nathan Robertson to Dolly Hubbard
Mary Ann Robertson to Milton Berger
Frank Robertson to Tildy Price
R T Robertson to A V Lanier
Sallie B Robertson to James Wilson

All the others according to the genealogist are "White Marriages".)


Dear Mr. Sours:

As my father was a graduate from the Southern Baptist Seminary and my mother had studied at Mitchell College in Statesville, I naturally became a graduate school teacher.  For five years before marriage I followed that profession; which led me from my home in Union Co., N.C. to Catawba Co, N.C; where I met my husband.  Like myself he belonged to a preaching and teaching family.  Consequently, our children are mostly interested in teaching, preaching and educational and religious work.  Two of them served in World War II.  All of my sons-in-law went through that war safely too.

Our children have gained a reputation for art and use it in their teaching, especially in Bible School.  My poetry and religious writings have been widely published and appreciated.  I consider that all that I have striven to do for the glory of the Lord has been a success.  My singing in church seems to be my most cheerished talent at this time.  We belong to Mt. Ruhama Church on Rt. 2, Newton, N.C.

I enjoyed reading your letter and wish that I could express my appreciation for my people as well.

Truly my Grandfather Robertson, my father and my husband stood for the highest and noblest things in life.  They were all religious, talented and industrious.  I am sure they left their imprint upon their children.  Thomas L. Ervin is much appreciated as a preacher and four of the girls are school teachers.

My mother impressed all who heard her play the piano with the sublimity of music.  An old neighbor that they or we had, while my father preached in S. C. came to see us later and told me that I could not play like my mother did.  He said he used to sit on the front steps and cry while she played.  She worked to make school teachers of her children, not musicians.

A.T. Robertson, D. D. was cited as a special teacher.  I like to think that most of our talent along that line came from the same source.  I agree with you that the Robertsons are a fine people.

     Sincerely,  Mrs. E. A. Ervin
       (Daisy McLendon Ervin)
       (born Sept. 19, 1880-living in
             July ’63)
P.S.-As far as my children’s service in the war is concerned; they all did their duties; but did not acquire any special distinction.
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W.B. Sours, Hampton, Va.              May 25, 1963                  Rt. #2,Catawba, N.C.
Dear Mr. Sours:

It will be a pleasure to assist in tracing our descendants as well as to help compile information on the ancestors.

Unfortunately I have misplaced the records received from my old home; but have written to a sister, that still lives at my old home place, for those that I do not remember.  Look for them later.

My mother died Sept. 5, 1930.  She had eleven children.  Two of them died in infancy.  There was one lawyer and there were six (6) teachers in the family.  There were 24 grandchildren.

Thank you for the records that you sent.
Enclosure: (Family Records)   Very Truly, Mrs. E. A. Ervin

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Mr. W. B. Sours    Rt. #2, Catawba, N.C.
      June 1, 1963
Dear Mr. Sours:

Enclosed is all of the datum that I have collected so far on the descendants of Nellie Robertson McLendon.  The children of her daughter Mary Ella Jones and their children have not yet been traced. She & Mr. Jones, the only child of Dr. Jones of Greensboro, N.C., had ten children.  All are living except one son(Tom), who was killed in World War II.  All married except 3.  Mary E. and Charles live at the old home Mary E. is a beautician and keeps very busy.  Her address is 5408 Friendly Rd., Guilford College, Greensboro, N. C.  I will write to her and try to collect the information that I do not have on the family.  Then send it to you; or all that I can send from other sources, if I fail in that.
      Very truly yours,
      Mrs. E. A. Ervin

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VOLUME 1X    September 22, 1963   No. 38

MT. RUHAMA BAPTIST CHURCH
Route Two
Newton, N.C.
Eugene B. Elmore,Paster (sic)

SUNDAY SCHOOL     9-30    -    MORNING WORSHIP    10.45 A.M.

FLOWERS

The flowers today are in honor of Mrs. E.A. Ervin’s 83 rd., birthday September 19th.,and are given by her family.  Mrs.Ervin has had more birthdays than any other woman of our church,yet she says that she feels young at 83.  She is very regular in her church attendance and always keeps busy working at home.  Her life has always been a very active one.  She was the daughter of a Baptist pastor,had to help care for the younger children of her family and did not enter college until she was 20.  After her college graduation she taught school.  She was married when she was 30, and was the mother of eight children.
It is amazing at her age how brilliant her mind is,how well she can get around,and the amount of work that she gets done.
All of us agree that living to be 83 would be wonderful if we could be as active and young as Mrs. Ervin.     Congratulations.
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My Recollections of My Uncle A. T. Robertson of Virginia

My first acquaintance of my Uncle Dr. A. T. Robertson was at the age of seven (7) years.  He was a Wake Forest Graduate Minister, at that time.

As he rose to preach in our church at Matthews, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, he being a brother of my mother, I resolved to uphold him to the very limit, in spite of my size.  Considering the fact that he was facing the most severe critics, this he really appreciated.  I concluded this from the way he drew me to his lap when we reached home and ask me his text.  I knew he had preached on Jonah.  When he departed my present from consisted of a third and fourth reader, while the other children of my parents received only one.book.  Though the readers were hard for me then, I was glad to put forth an effort to master them because he had given them to me.

At the age of eighteen I heard him preach again.  His wife and two small children were with him then.  Their home was in Louisville, KY. And they were visiting his parents at Cool Spring, North Carolina; where I also was making a visit to my Grandparents Dr. and Mrs. John Robertson.  The key note of his sermon there was to abmonish (sic) us “To look ever to Jesus; He will carry you through.”  This promise has sustained me through my hardest trials and will ever be remembered.  Another of my Uncle’s admonitions was, “If you expect to live with Jesus after you leave this world,why not live with him now?”

The Civil War changed the mode of life for many wealthy and aristocratic families of Virginia and other states of the Union.  It no doubt paved the way for instruments through which the Lord could give to the world such books, writings, teachings and counsellings (sic) as have come to it through His humble, faithful and persistent servant, Archibald Thomas Robertson; who was on professional duty for 50 years.  His ancestors were of the exceptionally strong, intelligent and useful Robertsons, Martins, Hughes and Sheltons from Great Britain, first to Virginia ,then to many of the other states.

My last meeting with this favorite Uncle of mine was at Cool Springs, North Carolina, after the death of Aunt Josephine Robertson at the age of 78 years.  He was then the only living survior (sic) in the home of his parents.  He then distributed relic s (sic), brought from the old Virginia home, among relatives, retaining those most prized for his family.

     Daisy McLendon
     Mrs. Eli Alexander Ervin
     Catawba, North Carolina           May 5, 1964

Her mother, Nell Robertson married Rev. J. J. McLendon of Matthews, N.C.  Nellie Robertson was a sister of Dr. A. T. Robertson.
 

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The following contributed by Daisy McLendon, Mrs. Eli Alexander Ervin of Catawba ,N.C. , in 1963.  A grand daughter of Ella Martin, 1829-1899,wife of Dr. John Robertson,1825-1914.

Ella Martin Robertson was the great-grand-daughter of Joseph Martin, son of William Martin,a woalthy (sic) merchant of Br istol (sic) England.  He sent his youngest son Joseph with a kinsman to live in Caroline County, Virginia in the early years of theseventeenth (sic) century.  Joseph soon fell in love with and married Susanna Chiles.  After his marriage he moved in Albemarle County, in the same State.  Joseph Martin possessed the highest sen se (sic) of honor and his wife is spoken of as a most amiable woman.  Their first child was General Joseph Martin of Revolutionary Fame. He was born in 1740 and died in Henry County,Virginia in 1808.  Married Susanna Graves,who was from a distinguished Southern family.  She became the mother of Colonel Joseph Martin of Henry County,Virginia.  Born September 22, 1785 at Belmont,their beautiful home in Henry County,Va.
He read law and was a political leader in the government of Virginia, as well as a typical Southern planter.  His home was noted for its hospitality.  He had four sons and eight daughters.
In 1859, he died full of honors and years,being in his 76 year.
Ella Martin Robertson being his youngest child.

Tracing the ancestry of the world famed religious literary genius, Dr. Archibald Thomas Robertson,1863-1934, A.M.,D.D.,LL.D.,Litt.D.,on his mother’s side,ends with her as far as the Martins are concerned.

Two brothers of her’s became  Lawyers,Col. William Martin studied at the University of Virginia and was a man of talent and distinction.  Judge Joseph Martin studied at Harvard University.  He married Susan Pannell.  They raised one son,Joseph Martin Jr.,and willed Greenwood to him.  He died in 1855.  It is said that in the old family burying ground at Belmont in Henry County,there are four Joseph Martins, lying side by side- Gen.Joseph Martin,Col. Joseph Martin,Judge Joseph Martin and his son,Joseph Martin,Jr.  This grave yard overlooks Leatherwood Creek.

Colonel Jack Martin,son of Joseph Martin and his wife,Susanna Chiles, built the famous “Rock House”,which served for a meeting plaoe (sic) of the Officers in the wars of the past.  The Martin’s Motto is “Sure & Steadfast”---   “The Rock House” had walls one yard thick and was four stories high.  Part of it has rock floor.  It was built on the border line between Virginia and North Carolina.  Was begun in 1770 and finished in 1785,remaining in the family to 1865.

Col. Joseph Martin married Sallie Hughes,daugher of Col.Archelaus Hughes and his wife,Mary Dalton.  She was born in Huesville in Patrick County,Virginia. Her ancestors came from Wales to Virginia about 1700.  The Welch are a very proud people.  Their Motto is- “ Let what God wills be”. They love to trace their lineage and are long lived.

After Sally Hughes married Co.Joseph Martin,they built a splendid home in Henry County, Va.,” Greenwood”.  It was near Leatherwood, the old home of Patrick Henry.  Also it was near Belmont,the home of Gen. Martin. Sally Hughes is said to have been the most remarkable woman of her day.  That she possessed of rare personal beauty and great intelligenoe (sic). She was a member of the Baptist Church for 60 years;which no doubt had a great bearing on the life of her renowned Baptist Grandson, Archibald Thomas Robertson.
Greenwood was for 50 years the center of hospitality to friends and relatives over many States.

Ancient Arms of Martin.  Ar.  Two bars  gu.Crest-out of a mural crown
vert,a talvert’s head eared and langued  gu. Collared of the first.
Hughes Coat of Arms: Argent (silver) an eagle displayant,with two
Heads sable(black Crest, an eagles head erased sable (blaok sic) holding
in the beak a staff raguly   gules(re) enflamed proper.
(Resume’ from Family History.Hughes,Dalton,Martin-by Lucy H. Horton, 1922
 

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  (Letter)
Mr. W.B.Sours    March 16, 1964—Catawba,N.C.
Hampton,Va.

Dear Mr.Sours;

My Great,Great Grandfather on my Grandmother’s Ella Martin’ Robertson’s side was Col.Archelaus Hughes of Revolutionary fame.  He was of the third generation in America.  His Grandfather,Orlanda Hughes came to Goochland County,Virginia from Wales about 1700.  Leander Hughes was his father.

The Hughes & Daltons of Virginia descended from Roderick the Great. Perhaps the most famous of the ancient Britons.
Mary Dalton,who lived to be 93 years old,became the wife of Archelaus Highes (sic) Sept.25,1769.  She was a daughter of Samuel Dalton (1699-1802).  After their marriage they settled in Patrick County,Va. And raised their family of eleven children.
Besides the 10 roomed home,there were Negroes’ quarters,a blacksmith’s shop and a store.  Col Archelaus Hughes had large landed estates,but he seemed to like to add to his income through merchtandise (sic) & operated seven stores in different localities.  In 1912, the house at Hughesville was in a good state of preservation and the cemetery there contains a number of Hughes’.
     Sincerely, (Daisy McLendon) Mrs. E.A.Ervin
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    (From another letter)
Capt. John Hughes’ wife was Sallie Martin,daughter of Capt. & later,Rev.William Martin,brother of General Joseph Martin,son of Joseph Martin & Susanna Chiles.

Capt. William Martin married Rachel Dalton,a sister of Mary Dalton Hughes,wife of Archelous Hughes.  So he married his first cousin.  Ella Martin who married Dr. John Robertson,M.D.,& Rachel Jane Hughes,daughter of Capt. John Hughes were first cousins.  They were mothers of Josephene Robertson & Mrs. Lucy Hughes Horton respectively & descendants of Daltons,Martins & Hughes.

Dr. Samuel Henderson,Mrs.Horton’s father,lost his wife when he had six small children,the oldest only 10 yrs.,of age.  He reared & educated all of them. One became a Lawyer,one a Doctor.  All married and did well.
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Mary Dalton & Col. Archelaus Hughes (The Great Grand parents of the writer and of A.T.Robertson)
After the marriage of Mary Dalton & Col.Archelaus Hughes,they lived in what is now Patrick County,Va.  This had been cut off from Pittsylvania County.  Their home was called Hughesville & was the first frame house built in Patrick County.  This House of ten rooms still stands in 1912 and is in very good state of preservation.  Hughesville was situated on the regular stage & mail route.  It was a home of large hospitality.  Many friends from different parts of the country on their way to the White Sulphur Springs would make it a point to visit Hughesville.  Here their eleven children were born & reared.  The old family graveyard at Hughesville is full of graves.  On the 27th day of Sept.1775,Archelaus Hughes was appointed Capt., of a Company of Militia.  Later he was made a Col.of a Va. Regiment.  He also held a position in Philadelphia during Washington’s administration.
( Mrs. Lucy Henderson Horton stated in her book that Miss. Josephene Robertson of Statesville,N.C.,helped her in preparing The History of the Henderson,Martin & Hughes families. )   (Now out of Print)
     Above submitted by Mrs. E.A.Ervin.
 

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Following copied from Family History of Martins, Hughes, Daltons and Hendersons by Lucy Henderson Horton: Contributed by Mrs. E. A. Ervin.

James Gains Martin

Son of Col. Joseph Martin of Stokes County, North Carolina, and his wife, Christine Harmon Lyon, was born October 25,1825.
He had only one son, Dr. R. S. Martin who lived in Stuart, Patrick County, Virginia.  He operated a private Sanitarium and was at one time President of Board of Physicians and Board of Examiners.  He stood at the head of his profession in Virginia.

Jack Martin, son of Joseph Martin and Susanna Chiles built “Rock House.”  He was a brother of General Joseph Martin who died in Henry County, Virginia in 1808.

An uncle of Dr. R.S. Martin, Col. William F. Martin, son of Col. Joseph Martin of Stokes County, N.C., was born in the famous “Rock House” May 10, 1832.

Dr. R.S. Martin’s Mother was Martha Josephene Pringle.

We find that Dr. R.S. Martin descended from Jack or John Martin, as he was sometimes called, because his father lived in “Rock House.”

Line of Mrs. Lucy Henderson Horton

1. Orlando Hughes
A. Son – Leander Hughes
Issue – Col. Archelous Hughes of the Revolutionary war.
 Issue- Capt. John Hughes (1776 – 1860)
  Issue – Rachel Jane Hughes Married Sr. samuel
   Henderson Horton (1804 – 1884)
         Issue – Lucy Henderson Horton

Col. William Martin Jr. of Williamson Co., Tenn. and Sally Martin(Hughes) were the children of Capt.(&Rev.) William Martin and wife Rachel Dalton.  Sally Martin married Capt. John Hughes.

Capt. John Hughes and his family moved to Williamson Co. Tenn. to live with his wife’s bachelor brother.  Capt. John Hughes had land in Williamson Co. Tenn., but the decision to move there did not come untill (sic) their son, Leander Hughes, when on his way from Transylvania University, Ky. Where he had graduated from medicine, stopped to visit his Uncle Buck Martin.  He took Typhoid fever and died there.  His mother had to be near his grave and finally all the family had that as their cemetery.
 

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Following from History of the Henderson, Martin & Hughes families by Lucy Henderson Horton  1. Submitted by Mrs. E. A. Erwin – Catawba, N.C.

The first man of the name of Martin in America was Captain John Martin, who came to Jamestown, Va. in 1607.  As a colonist, the actual record of John Smith does not bear comparison with that of John Martin.  Smith spent but two years in Virginia, while Martin established prosperous communities in the selfgoverning commonwealth.  When Martin visited England in 1616 & again in 1623, he labored in behalf of the colony.

The Joseph & John branches of the Martin family were distantly related.  Many of them belonged to the Baptist denomination & were friends to each other.

Virginia Martin, daughter of Capt. & Rev. William Martin (who was a son of Joseph Martin & Susanna Chiles) and wife Rachel Dalton, married her cousin Samuel Clark who was born in Albemarle County, Virginia.  They were cousins of Gen. George Rogers Clark who established the commonwealth of Ky. And whose flag he hung to the breezes over the present states of Indiana, Ohio, Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin and Minnesota.  It was George Rogers Clark who founded the city of Louisville, Ky. And in Cave Hill Cementery (sic) rest his body (Nov. 9, 1752 – Feb. 13, 1818).  He was a great figure in the winning of the West; but is almost forgotten.  His grave is marked only by the simplest little stone bearing his name and the time of his birth and death.

Children of Virginia Martin and her husband Samuel Clark were  1. Martin, a Methodist preacher  2. Sallie, who married General John Sumner Russworm, who inherited a large estate in land and a good sum of money from his cousin General Thomas Sumner;  who set all of his slaves free, providing for them in their newly acquired freedom and leaving them in trust to the Bishops of the Methodist Church.

Samuel Clark and his wife Virginia Martin were both cousins of the Gov. William Clarke, who accompanied Merriwether Lewis in his exploring expedition to Oregon in 1804.

William Martin, son of Captain William Martin and his wife Rachel Dalton (1746-1836), was born in Stokes County N.C. in Aug. 1781.  He died in Williamson County, Tenn. in 1843.  He was never married.  During the Revolutionary war his fathers family moved from Virginia to Stokes County, N.C. to be near his Uncle Col. Jack Martin of “Rock House”, also near the home of Rachel Dalton’s father, Samuel Dalton of Rockingham, N.C. Here Capt. William Martin and his wife both died.  She lived to be 90 years old.

When quite young the West seemed to lure the son William. In 1806 he came to live in Tenn; in Williamson County.  His own cousin William Martin, son of General Joseph Martin, had come to Dixon Springs, Smith County, Tenn., to live in 1798.  The two men have often been confused by students of history; both were born in Va., came to Tenn. to live while young and bore the title of Colonel in the War of 1812.  Mrs. Horton was born and reared in this home in Williamson County Tenn.

The City of Martinsville,Virginia,was named honoring General Joseph Martin, of Revolutionary Fame.  Born 1740 and died in 1808 at his home,Belmont in Henry County,Va.
 

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Following from History of the Henderson, Martin & Hughes families by Lucy Henderson Horton  1. Submitted by Mrs. E. A. Erwin – Catawba, N.C.

The first man of the name of Martin in America was Captain John Martin, who came to Jamestown, Va. in 1607.  As a colonist, the actual record of John Smith does not bear comparison with that of John Martin.  Smith spent but two years in Virginia, while Martin established prosperous communities in the selfgoverning commonwealth.  When Martin visited England in 1616 & again in 1623, he labored in behalf of the colony.

The Joseph & John branches of the Martin family were distantly related.  Many of them belonged to the Baptist denomination & were friends to each other.

Virginia Martin, daughter of Capt. & Rev. William Martin (who was a son of Joseph Martin & Susanna Chiles) and wife Rachel Dalton, married her cousin Samuel Clark who was born in Albemarle County, Virginia.  They were cousins of Gen. George Rogers Clark who established the commonwealth of Ky. And whose flag he hung to the breezes over the present states of Indiana, Ohio, Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin and Minnesota.  It was George Rogers Clark who founded the city of Louisville, Ky. And in Cave Hill Cementery (sic) rest his body (Nov. 9, 1752 – Feb. 13, 1818).  He was a great figure in the winning of the West; but is almost forgotten.  His grave is marked only by the simplest little stone bearing his name and the time of his birth and death.

Children of Virginia Martin and her husband Samuel Clark were  1. Martin, a Methodist preacher  2. Sallie, who married General John Sumner Russworm, who inherited a large estate in land and a good sum of money from his cousin General Thomas Sumner;  who set all of his slaves free, providing for them in their newly acquired freedom and leaving them in trust to the Bishops of the Methodist Church.

Samuel Clark and his wife Virginia Martin were both cousins of the Gov. William Clarke, who accompanied Merriwether Lewis in his exploring expedition to Oregon in 1804.

William Martin, son of Captain William Martin and his wife Rachel Dalton (1746-1836), was born in Stokes County N.C. in Aug. 1781.  He died in Williamson County, Tenn. in 1843.  He was never married.  During the Revolutionary war his fathers family moved from Virginia to Stokes County, N.C. to be near his Uncle Col. Jack Martin of “Rock House”, also near the home of Rachel Dalton’s father, Samuel Dalton of Rockingham, N.C. Here Capt. William Martin and his wife both died.  She lived to be 90 years old.

When quite young the West seemed to lure the son William. In 1806 he came to live in Tenn; in Williamson County.  His own cousin William Martin, son of General Joseph Martin, had come to Dixon Springs, Smith County, Tenn., to live in 1798.  The two men have often been confused by students of history; both were born in Va., came to Tenn. to live while young and bore the title of Colonel in the War of 1812.  Mrs. Horton was born and reared in this home in Williamson County Tenn.

The City of Martinsville,Virginia,was named honoring General Joseph Martin, of Revolutionary Fame.  Born 1740 and died in 1808 at his home,Belmont in Henry County,Va.
 

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Following from History of the Henderson, Martin & Hughes families by Lucy Henderson Horton  1. Submitted by Mrs. E. A. Erwin – Catawba, N.C.

The first man of the name of Martin in America was Captain John Martin, who came to Jamestown, Va. in 1607.  As a colonist, the actual record of John Smith does not bear comparison with that of John Martin.  Smith spent but two years in Virginia, while Martin established prosperous communities in the selfgoverning commonwealth.  When Martin visited England in 1616 & again in 1623, he labored in behalf of the colony.

The Joseph & John branches of the Martin family were distantly related.  Many of them belonged to the Baptist denomination & were friends to each other.

Virginia Martin, daughter of Capt. & Rev. William Martin (who was a son of Joseph Martin & Susanna Chiles) and wife Rachel Dalton, married her cousin Samuel Clark who was born in Albemarle County, Virginia.  They were cousins of Gen. George Rogers Clark who established the commonwealth of Ky. And whose flag he hung to the breezes over the present states of Indiana, Ohio, Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin and Minnesota.  It was George Rogers Clark who founded the city of Louisville, Ky. And in Cave Hill Cementery (sic) rest his body (Nov. 9, 1752 – Feb. 13, 1818).  He was a great figure in the winning of the West; but is almost forgotten.  His grave is marked only by the simplest little stone bearing his name and the time of his birth and death.

Children of Virginia Martin and her husband Samuel Clark were  1. Martin, a Methodist preacher  2. Sallie, who married General John Sumner Russworm, who inherited a large estate in land and a good sum of money from his cousin General Thomas Sumner;  who set all of his slaves free, providing for them in their newly acquired freedom and leaving them in trust to the Bishops of the Methodist Church.

Samuel Clark and his wife Virginia Martin were both cousins of the Gov. William Clarke, who accompanied Merriwether Lewis in his exploring expedition to Oregon in 1804.

William Martin, son of Captain William Martin and his wife Rachel Dalton (1746-1836), was born in Stokes County N.C. in Aug. 1781.  He died in Williamson County, Tenn. in 1843.  He was never married.  During the Revolutionary war his fathers family moved from Virginia to Stokes County, N.C. to be near his Uncle Col. Jack Martin of “Rock House”, also near the home of Rachel Dalton’s father, Samuel Dalton of Rockingham, N.C. Here Capt. William Martin and his wife both died.  She lived to be 90 years old.

When quite young the West seemed to lure the son William. In 1806 he came to live in Tenn; in Williamson County.  His own cousin William Martin, son of General Joseph Martin, had come to Dixon Springs, Smith County, Tenn., to live in 1798.  The two men have often been confused by students of history; both were born in Va., came to Tenn. to live while young and bore the title of Colonel in the War of 1812.  Mrs. Horton was born and reared in this home in Williamson County Tenn.

The City of Martinsville,Virginia,was named honoring General Joseph Martin, of Revolutionary Fame.  Born 1740 and died in 1808 at his home,Belmont in Henry County,Va.
 

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Following from History of the Henderson, Martin & Hughes families by Lucy Henderson Horton  1. Submitted by Mrs. E. A. Erwin – Catawba, N.C.

The first man of the name of Martin in America was Captain John Martin, who came to Jamestown, Va. in 1607.  As a colonist, the actual record of John Smith does not bear comparison with that of John Martin.  Smith spent but two years in Virginia, while Martin established prosperous communities in the selfgoverning commonwealth.  When Martin visited England in 1616 & again in 1623, he labored in behalf of the colony.

The Joseph & John branches of the Martin family were distantly related.  Many of them belonged to the Baptist denomination & were friends to each other.

Virginia Martin, daughter of Capt. & Rev. William Martin (who was a son of Joseph Martin & Susanna Chiles) and wife Rachel Dalton, married her cousin Samuel Clark who was born in Albemarle County, Virginia.  They were cousins of Gen. George Rogers Clark who established the commonwealth of Ky. And whose flag he hung to the breezes over the present states of Indiana, Ohio, Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin and Minnesota.  It was George Rogers Clark who founded the city of Louisville, Ky. And in Cave Hill Cementery (sic) rest his body (Nov. 9, 1752 – Feb. 13, 1818).  He was a great figure in the winning of the West; but is almost forgotten.  His grave is marked only by the simplest little stone bearing his name and the time of his birth and death.

Children of Virginia Martin and her husband Samuel Clark were  1. Martin, a Methodist preacher  2. Sallie, who married General John Sumner Russworm, who inherited a large estate in land and a good sum of money from his cousin General Thomas Sumner;  who set all of his slaves free, providing for them in their newly acquired freedom and leaving them in trust to the Bishops of the Methodist Church.

Samuel Clark and his wife Virginia Martin were both cousins of the Gov. William Clarke, who accompanied Merriwether Lewis in his exploring expedition to Oregon in 1804.

William Martin, son of Captain William Martin and his wife Rachel Dalton (1746-1836), was born in Stokes County N.C. in Aug. 1781.  He died in Williamson County, Tenn. in 1843.  He was never married.  During the Revolutionary war his fathers family moved from Virginia to Stokes County, N.C. to be near his Uncle Col. Jack Martin of “Rock House”, also near the home of Rachel Dalton’s father, Samuel Dalton of Rockingham, N.C. Here Capt. William Martin and his wife both died.  She lived to be 90 years old.

When quite young the West seemed to lure the son William. In 1806 he came to live in Tenn; in Williamson County.  His own cousin William Martin, son of General Joseph Martin, had come to Dixon Springs, Smith County, Tenn., to live in 1798.  The two men have often been confused by students of history; both were born in Va., came to Tenn. to live while young and bore the title of Colonel in the War of 1812.  Mrs. Horton was born and reared in this home in Williamson County Tenn.

The City of Martinsville,Virginia,was named honoring General Joseph Martin, of Revolutionary Fame.  Born 1740 and died in 1808 at his home,Belmont in Henry County,Va.
 

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A. T.  Robertson’s Career as a Scholar

by

EDGAR V. McKNIGHT

Department of Religion
Furman University, Greenville, South Carolina

Some of the material in this article was originally used in a doctoral thesis written by Edgar V. McKnight at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary entitled “A. T. Robertson’s Contribution to the Interpretation of the New Testament, May, 1960.

The following copy is as appeared in

THE QUARTERLY REVIEW
First quarter-1964, Volume 24, Number 1, Editor Martin B. Bradley
A publication of the Sunday School Board of the Southern Baptist Convention, 127 Ninth Avenue, North Nashville, Tennessee. The Quarterly Review, copyrighted    1963 by The Sunday School Board of the Southern Baptist Convention.  All rights reserved.

Baptists have been referred to as a “people of The Book.” Even amidst the raging controversies and theological rumblings of today, the aptness of the phrase goes without serious challenge.
Perhaps one man, more than any other, influenced Southern Baptist in their biblical scholarship during a theologically formative period beginning in the late 1800’s.  This theological giant, A. T. Robertson, is described in this issue from the point of view of his activities as a scholar.  The Quarterly Review is proud to place this long-overdue account “in the record”.

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We acknowledge with gratitude, the permission which has been granted by, The Quarterly Review and the author of the article, Dr. Edgar V. McKnight of the Department of Religion, Furman University, to present this copy: “A. T. Robertson’s Career as a Scholar”; with the genealogical information concerning Dr. A. T. Robertson, his ancestors and related families, as covered in this volume.
  Blanford Towler-(Mrs. R.M. Anderson, Chatham, Va..)
  Ollie Robertson-(Mrs. W.W. Yates, Virginia Ave., Danville, Va.)
  Samuel S. Sours- Chatham, Virginia
  William B. Sours- 1605 Aberdeen Road, Hampton, Va.
  Other Contributors of information.
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