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GEN. JAMES ROBERTSON OF TN: HISTORY & GENEALOGY

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I have gleaned the Internet for anything related to James [Randolph] Robertson, "Father of [Middle] Tennessee", his associates, ancestors, relations and descendants. Suggested links welcomed

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  1. Any student using this for a research paper should let me know what grade we got!

  2. 1766-1771 North Carolina Regulators. It is generally assumed that Charles Robertson, uncle of James (traditional view differs) was active in the Regulators. It is sometimes suggested that James was also active, but this seems less certain.

  3. 1769 Kasper Mansker Cumberland Frontiersman, originally published in Tennessee Historical Quarterly, Volume XXX, Number 2, Summer 1971.
    Kasper Mansker's first fort historic marker (search for mansker). Goodlettsville, Long Hollow Pike before turning off to Moss-Wright Park. USGS USGS/Google map (approximate location).

  4. 1770 A Little History of Tennessee. 1770. Mostly about Watauga. Search for "robertson".

  5. 1771 James Robertson leads party from Wake Co. NC to future Watauga. From the Wake Co. NC USGenWeb Archives (Biographies). This site, near the Johnston Co. line, was also in Wake Co. in 1771. Prior to 1770, it was in Johnston Co. Rootsweb Contributed by Guy Potts.

  6. The Watauga Association & Watauga Petition

  7. RGEFrom Tom Robertson's Robertson Genealogy Exchange" webpage:
    • 1774 Captain Evan Shelby's 1774 Payroll for Service in Lord Dunmore's War Fincastle County, Virginia. Names included:
      James Robeson (believed to be James Robertson)
      Elijah Robinson (believed to be the brother of James Robertson
      Julius Robinson (believed to be the cousin of James Robertson
      Other names of interest: Evan Shelby, Isaac Shelby, Valentine Sevier.

  8. Rootsweb Relating to Charles Robertson (uncle of James Robertson):

  9. 20 July - 2 August 1776 Fort Caswell, Watauga
    • Sycamore Shoals. Includes an account of Indian attack on Fort Watauga in which James Robertson had a role, 1776.
    • Nothing But Blood and Slaughter, Vol. One, Patrick O'Kelley, Booklocker.com, 2004, p.153, lists battle as:
      Fort Caswell, Watauga, Tennessee, 20 July - 2 August 1776, Seige
          American Forces:
              Commanding Officer: Lt.Col. John Carter
                  Backwooks militia: 75
                      Ft. Caswell Militia, Capt. James Robertson
                      Fort Lee Militia, Lt. John Sevier
      Casualties: 25 killed, wounded or captured

          Loyalist Forces:
              Commanding Chief: Old Abraham
                  Overhill Cherokees, commanded by Great Warrior: 300
      Casualties: 25 killed or wounded

  10. 1 Oct 1776 - 2 July 1777 French Broad River NC USGS Tiger map of entire river. Map of Overhill Towns. Key to site names
    Nothing But Blood and Slaughter, Vol. One, Patrick O'Kelley, Booklocker.com, 2004, p.168:
    Col. William Henderson's backwoods army crossed Holston toward Overhill towns. John Sevier and James Robertson joined them at Six Mile Camp on USGS Chimney Top Mountain. Cherokees fled to the mountains leaving behind livestock, and thousands of bushels of corn and potatos, destroyed by the backwoods militia. On 2 July 1777, the Cherokees ceded lands to VA, GA and NC in Treaty at Long Island TN.

  11. RGEFrom Tom Robertson's Robertson Genealogy Exchange webpage:
    • 1775 Petition of the Inhabitants of Washington District 19 March 1775. Among the signers are:
      • Crockett: David
      • Cunningham: Chris, Thomas
      • Henderson: none
      • Robertson: J., Mark, Elijah, Charles Jr., Julius, John
      • Sevier: Vall Jr., Robert
      • Shelby: none
      • Sherrell: Adam
      • Sherrill: Samuel Sr., George, John, Samuel Jr.
      • Walker: Felix
    • 1776 Petition of the Inhabitants of Washington District. Among the signers:
      • Crockett: William, David
      • Cunningham: Christopher, Christopher Sr.
      • Henderson: none
      • Robertson: Charles, James, Elijah, William, Mark, Julius,
      • Robinson: John
      • Sevier: John, Valentine, Robert
      • Shelby: none
      • Sherrill: Adam, Samuel Jr.,
    • 1776 Charles Robertson Takes His Seat in the Provincial Congress 19 November 1776. Delegate from Watauga Settlement, and District of Washington, NC.
    • 1777 Petition of the North of Holston Men. Among the signers are:
      • Crocket: John, William, David, David
      • Cunningham: none
      • Henderson: William
      • Robertson: Elijah, James, John, Mark
      • Robinson: John
      • Robison: John
      • Sevier: none
      • Shelbey: James
      • Shelby: Evan Jr., John, David, John Jr., Evan, Isaac, Moses
      • Sherrill: none

      [JR note: It is noticeable in these petitions that the number having indications of having to sign with a mark is a relatively small percentage of the total, differing noticeably from the much higher percentage seen among Revolutionary War pensioners in general from the Carolinas.]

  12. Archive 1777-1779 JR lived at the Big Creek fort from 1777-1779. Fort location unknown. USGS Big Creek, Hawkins Co. TN. From Early Hawkins County History

  13. 10-20 April 1779 Chickamauga Towns TN. There were a number of the Chickamauga towns and they were all in the vicinity of modern Chattanooga TN and Lookout Mountain. Note numbered sites on this map. Key to site names
    Nothing But Blood and Slaughter, Vol. One, Patrick O'Kelley, Booklocker.com, 2004, p.269:
    • James Robertson was first Indian Agent to Cherokees and was posted at Echota. More here. Site 74 on this map believed to have been the Echota mentioned (there were a number of Echotas).
    • The Chickamauga tribes were the only Cherokees not subdued in 1776.
    • JR learns of Chickamauga plans to attack settlers at Holston.
    • James Robertson and Col. Evan Shelby, with 500 NC and VA troops, including 100 VA Continentals authorized by Gov. Patrick Henry.
    • The NC and VA troops reached Chickamauga towns by boat on 20 April, found most warriors had gone to Savannah, destroyed the towns, crops, food stores and supplies provided by the British. 6 Indians killed.

  14. 1779 John Donelson's Journal from Volunteer State Community College

  15. Rootsweb 1779 Colonel John Donelson's Company, 1779 to the Cumberland, including family of James Robertson.

  16. 1779, 1783 Nashville's First Inhabitants. Includes an account of treaty activities of James Robertson, more or less from the Indian point of view. 1779, 1783.

  17. French Salt Lick

  18. Archive Scale model of Fort Nashborough. The actual fort covered 2 acres. It was larger than the reconstructed fort and somewhat further north, but along the river.

  19. Architecture of early TN beginning with first settlement.

  20. 1780 Cumberland Compact, 1 May 1780

  21. 30 July 1780 Thicketty Fort SC. Nothing But Blood and Slaughter, Vol. Two, Patrick O'Kelley, Booklocker.com, 2004, p.209:
    • Col. Charles McDowell detached Col.s Shelby, Clarke, Andrew Hampton and Maj. Charles Robertson with 600 men to attack Fort Thicketty.
    • Captain Patrick Moore, surrendered the fort and 250 muskets without firing a shot.
    • Topozone map of log structure alleged to be Fort Thicketty. The fort was in this vicinity.

  22. 8 August 1780 Wofford's Iron Works Topozone map
    Nothing But Blood and Slaughter, Vol. Two, Patrick O'Kelley, Booklocker.com, 2004, p.233:
    • American forces, under command of Col. Elijah Clarke, numbered 600.
    • Among the Americans were the men of Col. Isaac Shelby's militia under Maj. Charles Robertson and Capt. Valentine Sevier.
    • Loyalist forces, commanded by Capt. James Dunlap, included 14 provincials and 130 loyalist militia from Plummer's regiment.
    • American casualties: 4 killed, 21 wounded.
    • Loyalist casualties: 8-34 killed or wounded, 2-50 captured.

  23. 1780. James Robertson, already at the Cumberland, was not with the Overmountain Men at the Battle of Kings Mountain. His uncle (then Major) Charles Robertson is shown in some records to have been there, but being second in command to John Sevier and since only 1/6 were left at home to defend their homes against Indian attack, many doubt that he would have been there (since Sevier was). Charles' son-in-law, Robert Sevier (brother of John) was severely wounded at KM and died before he could reach home.

  24. 15 Jan 1781 Freeland's Station TN. See map below. Nothing But Blood and Slaughter, Vol. Three, Patrick O'Kelley, Booklocker.com, 2005, p.26:
    • Col. James Robertson arrived in January with badly needed salt and ammunition.
    • Band of Chickasaws crept into settlement at night and attempted to capture it.
    • JR sounded the alarm. Settlers fired from inside cabins.
    • Sound of swivel gun from Ft. Nashborough, signaling that help was coming drove attackers away.
    • Two settlers, one white and one black, were killed by rifle balls coming through unchinked cracks.

  25. 15 Mar 1781 Guilford Courthouse NC.
  26. USGS USGS/Google map
    Nothing But Blood and Slaughter, Vol. Three, Patrick O'Kelley, Booklocker.com, 2005, p.136:
    Among the American forces, was the 2nd Corp of Observation, under Col. William Campbell. The North Carolina Riflemen, in this command, included Maj. Charles Robertson commanding 100 of the Greene County Militia (of Isaac Shelby's regiment) under Maj. Martin Armstrong, and 100 of the Surry County Riflemen under Capt. Adam Brinkley.

  27. 2-3 Apr 1781 Fort Nashborough, Seige. Nothing But Blood and Slaughter, Vol. Three, Patrick O'Kelley, Booklocker.com, 2005, p.174:
    • Small party of Chickamauga Indians fired at fort and withdrew.
    • Col. James Robertson and 20 mounted riflemen gave chase and were ambushed by 200 warriors under Dragging Canoe.
    • When the riflemen dismounted to fight, a second group of Indians appeared at their rear.
    • The horses stampeded, crashing through the line of Indians, and the Indians broke off to pursue the horses.
    • Charlotte Robertson threw open the stockade gates loosing hunting dogs which had been trained to attack Indians.
    • The riflemen made it back to the fort on foot and were able to drive the Indians back into the woods.
    • One the 3rd, the fort fired the swivel gun loaded with rocks and pieces of iron and scared away the attackers.

  28. Historical markers, from Nostalgiaville,

  29. 1785 A History of Davidson Academy with significant role played by James Robertson.

  30. 1788 Letter written by Col. James Robertson, U.S. Agent to the Chickasaws, to Creek leader Alexander McGillivray

  31. c1790 James Robertson one of first Methodists in Nashville. Search for March 2. Founding member of first Methodist Church. Also, see Early Times in Middle Tennessee, Chapter 10 ref Rev. Wilson Lee and date.

  32. 1792 The Chickasaw Letter, 20 Sep 1792 from Gov. Blount, mentioning Gen. James Randolph Robertson.

  33. 1795 Letter from Gen. James Robertson, U.S. Agent to the Chickasaws, to Colonel David Henley, agent in the War Department

  34. 1796-1801 Commission Book of Governor John Sevier

  35. 1802 JR letter to Col. R. J. Meigs regarding theft of Indian's horse by a white man. Image of letter. Transcriber shows signature as J L. Robertson. This is likely an inaccurate transcription of Jas.

  36. Indian Treaties in which James Robertson was involved:

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  37. James Robertson (1742-1814) from The Tennessee Encyclopedia of History and Culture.

  38. From RGE Tom Robertson's "Robertson Genealogy Exchange".

  39. James Robertson. See 2nd article. From Virtual American Biographies.

  40. From Who's Who In Nashville's History. Search for "robertson" or read sections for

  41. General James Robertson, Frontier Surgeon

  42. The Settlement of Middle Tennessee as a Recreation of Plantation Ireland by Michael Agee

  43. Davidson Co. TN USGenWeb page. There are a number of links here that relate to Gen. James Robertson and his place in history.

  44. History of Nashville/Davidson Co. TN in which James Robertson is prominent. By Friends of Metropolitan Archives of Nashville and Davidson County, TN

  45. Charlotte Reeves Robertson from Biographical Index to Tennessee Women

  46. Essay: The Robertson Monument: From Exposition Capstone to Centennial Park Monolith

  47. Nashville City Cemetery

  48. Tennessee History Timelines:

  49. Friends of Metropolitan Archives of Nashville
GENEALOGY
Considerable variation exists among the various lineages, as there are in all large lines, were they but known. I count twenty-one variations for the ancestry of James Robertson in the following! I believe it logical to conclude that a minimum of twenty of them to be "somewhat inaccurate or incomplete". Compiling them brings together researchers with common interests, to benefit of all. This is a collection of what is known and believed to be known. The most carefully prepared genealogies contain some error; those most poorly done contain much truth. Let us work together. All viewpoints are welcome.
    Identified Robertson Ancestries TOP

  1. RGE Tom Robertson's "Robertson Genealogy Exchange". Numerous primary documents here supporting significant revisions to traditional ancestry for James "Randolph" Robertson. Since Tom's untimely death in 2009, the management of this site has been assumed by Charles Oliver, his good friend and a competent genealogist.
    • Points made by TR:
      1. No proof exists that his father John had middle name Randolph.
      2. Reasonable evidence exists that Gen. James used the middle name Randolph.
      3. Documents exist to show that his father John was son of Israel Rob*son of Granville Co. NC and died in presentday Johnston Co. NC.
      4. Documents exist to show that his grandfather Israel was the son of Nicholas Rob*son of VA.
      5. Proof exists to show that Col. [Black] Charles Robertson was the uncle of Gen. James Robertson.
      6. No proof exists that Nicholas was son of Edward (son of Christopher).
    • To see Tom's comments related to Rob*son genealogy, search for muskrat or robgenex (use all three words as shown) in ROBERTSON-L and also in ROBINSON-L mailing list archives. Search all years.
    • Tom is descendent of Gen. James Robertson's uncle, Col. Charles Robertson.
    • See his:
    • Gen. James Robertson family Bible record.
    • Related Draper manuscripts that have been the basis for the traditional ancestry of James Robertson.
    • Colonel Harlee's Notes on General James Robertson
    • [#1: Ancestry of Gen. James R. given as: 1. John, 2. Israel, 3. Nicholas]

  2. Rootsweb 1998 Robinson-L Post of Descendants of Israel Robertson by Tom Robertson.
    [#1: Ancestry of Gen. James R. given as: 1. John, 2. Israel, 3. Nicholas]. See above.

  3. Sites by Laura Altevers, qatballouatCHARTER

  4. Descendants of Nicholas Robertson (c1666-a1718), including James Robertson with descendants shown for several lines. By Gail Browning Tyson. From GenCircles.com.
    [#1: Ancestry of Gen. James R. given as: 1. John, 2. Israel, 3. Nicholas]

  5. Archive West Nashville Founders' Museum & James Robertson House [No longer online] is a website for a mini-park complex devoted to the General James Robertson heritage.
    • See ArchiveJames Robertson's Life & Times. Some interesting discussion on possible picture of James Robertson, but for the genealogical data, page down to the section Tracing James Robertson's Scotch-Irish Origins and Youth in Colonial Virginia and North Carolina. This gives the last version (of several) of James Robertson's ancestry published by Sarah Foster Kelley before her death in 2002. This version is notable for the loyalty of its adherents but is seriously challenged by Tom Robertson on his Robertson-Ancestry.com site, above.
    • [#2: Ancestry of Gen. James R. given as: 1. John Randolph R., 2. William]
    • Archive Several books by Sarah Foster Kelley are offered for sale.
    • Mapquest Mapquest map to James Robertson House replica, at H. G. Hill Park, 6730 Charlotte Pike, Nashville, Tennessee 37209.
    • Mapquest Mapquest map to West Nashville Founders' Museum, Inc., 4908 Charlotte Pike, Nashville, Tennessee
      The West Nashville Founders' Museum is the most notable commemoration of our Robertson heritage in the US, and deserves our support.
      • The West Nashville Founders' Museum, Inc., is a non-profit corporation. Membership is welcome, and annual dues are $5.00 per individual, $8.00 per couple, and $10.00 per business.
      • You can be a Archive commemorative log donor for $250 per log and may specify in whose honor the log is donated.
      • Make checks payable to West Nashville Founders' Museum, Inc., and mail to West Nashville Founders' Museum, Inc., Post Office Box 90207, Nashville, TN 37209.

  6. The ancestry of General James Robertson "father of Tennessee" by John A. Brayton, Nashville Public Library.
    [#3: Ancestry of Gen. James R. given as: 1.John, 2.Israel, 3. Nicholas, 4.Edward,5. Christopher]
    Book is available from John A. Brayton, 1503 Union Ave., Suite 220, Memphis, TN 38104

  7. Descendants of Christopher Robinson (1620-c1663) VA , including James Robertson, by Gerry Hill. From GenCircles.com.
    [#3: Ancestry of Gen. James R. given as: 1.John, 2.Israel, 3. Nicholas, 4.Edward,5. Christopher]

  8. Descendants of Jonathan Robertson b.1688? SCT, including James Robertson family. From the Justice-Kivett Genealogy. From GenCircles.com.
    [#4: Ancestry of Gen. James R. given as: 1.John Randolph R., 2.Jonathan]

  9. Descendants of Jonathan Robertson b.c1686 SCT, including James Robertson, giving Bosley (Delilah) and Beck (Lavinia) descendants. By Devonna Jones. From GenCircles.com.
    [#4: Ancestry of Gen. James R. given as: 1.John Randolph R., 2.Jonathan]

  10. Archive Descendants of James Robertson, Bosley and Beck (Delilah and Lavinia) descendants shown. Family genealogy of Ruff as researched by Dennis J. Ruff.
    [#4: Ancestry of Gen. James R. given as: 1.John Randolph R., 2.Jonathan]

  11. Descendants of John Randolph Robertson (c1710-c1761), including James Robertson and descendants of sibling Charles Robertson. By Del Spencer. From GenCircles.com.
    [#5: Ancestry of Gen. James R. given as: 1.John Randolph R.]

  12. Descendants of William Robertson (1530-1599), SCT including James Robertson. By Rob Robertson. From GenCircles.com.
    [#6: Ancestry of Gen. James R. given as: 1.John, 2.Israel, 3.Nicholas, 4.Rev.William, 5.William II, 6.William]

  13. Descendants of Edward Robinson (1650-1689) VA, including James Robertson, with emphasis on descendants of Israel (1699-1760). By Earl Charles Espich, Jr. From GenCircles.com.
    [#7: Ancestry of Gen. James R. given as: 1.John, 2.Israel, 3. Nicholas, 4.Edward]

  14. Descendants of John Robertson, including family of James Robertson. By Donia Neilan McDonald. From GenCircles.com.
    [#8: Ancestry of Gen. James R. given as: 1. John]

  15. Descendants of John Robertson, including son James Robertson and some of his descendants. By Dorthy Hillhouse Conner. From GenCircles.com.
    [#8: Ancestry of Gen. James R. given as: 1. John]

  16. Archive James Robertson/Charlotte Reeves genealogy from SingletonFamily.org. Many descendants given for Delilah (Bosley), Felix, Jonathan, Charlotte (Napier), William, Peyton, Lavinia (Beck), and John
    [#8: Ancestry of Gen. James R. given as: 1. John]

  17. Descendants of Edward Robertson b.1640 VA including Col. Charles Robertson and descendants of Julius. By Barkley Robinson. From GenCircles.com.
    [#10: Ancestry of Col. Charles R. given as: 1.Israel, 2.Nicholas, 3.Edward]

  18. Descendants of William Robertson (1530-1599) SCT including Israel Robertson, s. of Nicholas b.c1666. Includes descendants of John (s. of Nicholas) via his son Nathaniel. By Wanda Turner. From GenCircles.com.
    [#12: Ancestry of Israel R. given as: 1.Nicholas, 2.William, 5.William, 6.William]

  19. Descendants of John Robertson b.1505, including Nicholas Robertson b.c1666 SCT and some descendants of his sons John and Israel. By R. Thomas. From GenCircles.com.
    [#13: Ancestry of Israel R. given as: 1.Nicholas, 2.Rev.William, 5.William II, 6.William, 7.David, 8.Gilbert, 9.John]

  20. J. Montgomery Seaver: ROBERTSON RECORDS. In process of being transcribed by Angus Robinson at time of his death. Gen. James Robertson lineage starts on page 58 and continues to page 60. Some parts appear out of order. Surname shown as Clark in Elijah's line should be Clack.
    [#14 Ancestry of Gen. James (nmn) R. given as: 1. John Randolph, 2. James]

  21. Rootsweb ROBERTSON REPORT Newsletter

  22. Robertsons Descended From Robinsons. Submitted by Angus Robinson, whose preface makes it clear that the research, while from a credible researcher, has not been verified by him. According to this account, descendants of Gen. James Robertson and Col. Charles Robertson Vol 9 Gen. James #2 would have connections to Clan Gunn rather than to Clan Donnachaidh!
    [#16: Ancestry of Gen. James (nmn) R. given as: 1. John Robinson, 2. Jonathon Robinson, 3. Cornelius Robinson, 4. Christopher Robinson]

  23. Descendants of Christopher Robinson, 1645-1693. William Oren Adams, Jr., website. Ancestry of Gen. James Randolph R. given as: 1. John Randolph, 2. Jonathon F., 3. Cornelius, 4. Christopher Robinson I
    [sim to #16 exc. only 4. shown as Robinson

  24. Nicholas Rob*son desc. of Wm. R. b.1530?. This email exchange considers one purported lineage for Nicholas Rob*son (see Tom Robertson's links, above).
    [In combination with that supported by TR, above, and with Nicholas being brother of Jeffrey, ancestry of Gen. James R. given or implied as:
    (1)[#13 Ancestry of Gen. James. R. given as: 1. John, 2. Israel, 3. Nicholas, 4. William, 5. William, 6. William, 7. David, 8. Gilbert, 9. John],
    (2)[#17 Ancestry of Gen. James. R. given as: 1. John, 2. Israel, 3. Nicholas, 4. John, 5. Thomas, 6. William], and
    (3)[#18 Ancestry of Gen. James. R. given as: 1. John, 2. Israel, 3. Nicholas, 4. John, 5. Thomas, 6. William, 7. William, 8. David, 9. Gilbert, 10. John]

  25. Another purported lineage for Gen. James and Col. Charles Robertson (from Christopher Robinson), from the ShirleyAssociation.com. Supporting documents are alluded to but not provided. A response to this lineage.
    [#19, I get lost in this one!]

  26. Archive Descendants of John Robertson b. 1660-1690, d. 1715-1776. An ancestry of Gen. James Robertson of TN submitted to My-ged.com by James Carl Romans.
    [#20 Ancestry of Gen. James Randolph R. given as: 1. John Randolph, 2. John]

  27. A GenForum exchange on Gen. James Robertson and relatives.
    [#21 Ancestry of Gen. James (nmn) R. given as: 1. John Randolph, 2. John, 3. George, 4. Jon.(athon?), 5. James, 6. Jonathon]

    Identified Reeves Ancestries TOP

  28. Descendants of Robert Ryves\Rives (c1490-1551) ENG, including Charlotte Reeves, w. of James Robertson, showing most of her grandchildren, with additional descendants of Peyton. By Lissa Johnston. From GenCircles.com.
    [#A: Ancestry of Charlotte given as: 1.George, 2.Thomas, 3.George, 4.William, 5.Timothy, 6.Richard, 7.John, 8.Robert]

  29. Genealogy (ancestors/descendants) of Charlotte Reeves from The Reeves Registry
    [#A: Ancestry of Charlotte given as: 1.George, 2.Thomas, 3.George, 4.William, 5.Timothy, 6.Richard, 7.John, 8.Robert]

  30. Archive Family Group Descendant Tree of Charlotte Reeves and James Robertson. From the Feldstein Family Website. Charlotte's ancestry is well developed. Descendants of children are provided.
    [#A: Ancestry of Charlotte given as: 1.George, 2.Thomas, 3.George, 4.William, 5.Timothy, 6.Richard, 7.John, 8.Robert]

  31. Descendants of Robert Ryves\Rives (c1490-1551) ENG, including Charlotte Reeves, w. of James Robertson, and some of their descendants. By Dorthy Hillhouse Conner. From GenCircles.com.
    [#A: Ancestry of Charlotte given as: 1.George, 2.Thomas, 3.George, 4.William, 5.Timothy, 6.Richard, 7.John, 8.Robert]

  32. Descendants of Robert Ryves\Rives (c1490-1551) ENG, including Charlotte Reeves, w. of James Robertson, giving Bosley (Delilah) and Beck (Lavinia) descendants. By Devonna Jones. From GenCircles.com.
    [#A: Ancestry of Charlotte given as: 1.George, 2.Thomas, 3.George, 4.William, 5.Timothy, 6.Richard, 7.John, 8.Robert]

  33. Descendants of Thomas (Reeves) Rives (c1690-a1757) VA, including Charlotte Reeves, w. of James Robertson. By Morrie Alec Bishop. From GenCircles.com.
    [#B: Ancestry of Charlotte given as: 1.Rev.George, 2.Thomas]

  34. Descendants of Thomas Rives (1690-1758)
    [#B: Ancestry of Charlotte given as: 1.George, 2.Thomas]. Website of William Oren Adams, Jr.

  35. Archive James Robertson/Charlotte Reeves genealogy from SingletonFamily.org. Many descendants given for Delilah (Bosley), Felix, Jonathan, Charlotte (Napier), William, Peyton, Lavinia (Beck), and John
    [#C: Ancestry of Charlotte given as: 1.George]

  36. Descendants of Robert Ryves (1490-1551) from One Side of the Diptych website by Ralph Leonard III. Gives descendants from all children living long enough to have them.
    [#A: Ancestry of Charlotte given as: 1.George, 2.Thomas, 3.George, 4.William, 5.Timothy, 6.Richard, 7.John, 8.Robert]

    Ancestries Not Given TOP

  37. Descendants of Col. Charles Robertson (uncle of James Robertson) via his daughter Keziah, w. of Robert Sevier, including playwright Tennessee Williams. Main page for Tennessee Williams, including non-Robertson pedigree chart

  38. Essay: A "New" Image of General James Robertson. Also, the line of descent of Henry J. Llewellyn (1937- ), an 8th generation descendant of Gen. James Robertson.

  39. Archive Descendants of William Blount Robertson, son of James Robertson. From Vicky's website.

  40. Descendants of Mary, daughter of James Robertson Website of R. G. 'Sandy' Humphrey.

  41. Descendants of Col. Charles Robertson (uncle of James Robertson) via his daughter Keziah w. of Robert Sevier. Shows children of Valentine Sevier. Owen Blevins' website.

  42. Descendants of Col. Charles Robertson (uncle of James Robertson) via his daughter Keziah, w. of Robert Sevier. Shows children of Charles Robertson Sevier; children and some grandchildren of Valentine Sevier. Pat Sabin's website.

  43. Descendants of Col. Charles Robertson (uncle of James Robertson) via his daughter Keziah, w. of Robert Sevier. Shows some descendants of Valentine Sevier. Frazier/Humpston Family Tree

  44. Rootsweb Bio and family of Valentine Sevier, grandson of Col. Charles Sevier, from Tennessee General Assembly. Seach for sevier, valentine.

  45. Archive Tipton descendants of Keziah Robertson, daughter of Col. Charles Robertson, uncle of James Robertson. From Tipton Page by Daniel Parsons Seelye.

  46. Family of Ann Robertson Johnson Cockrill Josephine Bass and Becky Bonner.

  47. Descendants of John Robertson, brother of James Robertson

  48. Descendants of James Robertson from McPherson Family Genealogy

  49. Descendants of James Randolph Robertson showing children with descendants of Jonathan and Felix. From the Reaves, Reeves, Rieves, Rives, Ryves Family Database by Robert Thomas.

  50. McLean pages. descendants of Gen. James' brother Elijah.

  51. Rootsweb Sterling Clack Robertson. James R.'s nephew. From www.robertsoncounty.info.

  52. Lavinia Robertson Beck married John Brown Craighead, a second marriage for both, without issue

  53. Thomas Thornton marries Betsy, sister to Gen. James Robertson. Search for betsy robertson. From Thornton Families of Missouri and Points East. A comment on this same page says that Elizabeth was the only sister of James Robertson, which is not true.

  54. Mrs. John Pollock is 4th g-grandaughter of Gen. James Robertson from 1939 newspaper article. Search for pollock. She is descended from his daughter Charlotte who married Richard C. Napier in 1798 via their son George W. Napier. Both of Mrs. Pollock's parents were related to Gen. Robertson. From the Lewis County TN webpage (not USGenWeb) by Harold Sublett. See Napier Iron Works from contents page.

  55. Family Group listing for Hannah Van Leer and James Robertson Napier, son of Charlotte Robertson, d. of James Robertson. From Vanleer (Van Leer) Family History.

  56. Rootsweb Charlotte Reeves/James Robertson thread in Davidson Co. Tn Queries.

  57. Rootsweb Retrieve posts relating to Gen. James Robertson from Rootsweb mailing lists.
    • Retrieve posts relating to Gen. James Robertson from ROBERTSON-L mailing list archives.
      1. ROBERTSON-L
      2. Search for
        gen.+james or general+james or james+randolph or charlotte+reeves
        [Copy (Control-C) and paste (Control-V) recommended].
      3. Repeat above for each year.

    • Retrieve posts relating to Gen. James Robertson from ROBINSON-L mailing list archives.
      1. ROBINSON-L
      2. Search for
        gen.+james or general+james or james+randolph or charlotte+reeves
        [Copy (Control-C) and paste (Control-V) recommended].
      3. Repeat above for each year.

    • On either of the above mailing list archives, search also for:
      col.+charles or black+charles
      and try other combinations. See Rootsweb archives search help for more elaborate searches.

  58. Rootsweb Rhoda Patience ROBERTSON. Search for "Rhoda Patience Robertson" in 1998, and perhaps other years. Lived with Gen. James Robertson (niece?), from TNDAVIDS-L mailing list archives.

  59. Jordan Reeves accompanies his sister Charlotte Reeves to Tennessee. Search for robertson.

  60. Descendants of James Robertson via his son Jonathan Friar Robertson, by Morrie Alec Bishop. From GenCircles.com.

  61. Lewis Co, Tennessee: Napier Cemetery (Ivy Bluff Cemetery) Page. Two Napier/Robertson descendants buried here. From the Lewis Co. TN USGenWeb page.

BIBLIOGRAPHY TOP

  1. Rootsweb Albright, Edward, Early History of Middle Tennessee (Nashville: Brandon printing Company, 1909)
    James Robertson and kin appear in chapter 10 and following. Online version from the Sumner County TN USGenWeb website. Thanks to tip by Janet Hunter.
    Library of Congress record: Author: Albright, Edward; Title: Early history of Middle Tennessee, by Edward Albright; Published: Nashville, Tenn., Brandon printing company, 1909; Description: 207 p. illus. 20 cm; LC Call No.: F442.2.A34; Subjects: Tennessee, Middle -- History; Control No.: 8223402

  2. New River Arthur, John Preston, History of Western North Carolina (Spartanburg, S.C.: Reprint Co. 1973, c1914)
    Online version from New River Notes Search for robertson. Library of Congress record: Author: Arthur, John Preston; Title: Western North Carolina; a history, 1730-1913; Published: Spartanburg, S.C., Reprint Co. [1973, c1914]; Description: 710 p. ports. 22 cm; LC Call No.: F261.A78 1973; Dewey No.: 975.6; ISBN: 0871521261; Notes: Bibliography: p. 5.; Subjects: North Carolina -- History; Control No.: 778505

  3. Buchanon, John, Jackson's Way: Andrew Jackson and the People of the Western Waters, (New York: Wiley, c2001)
    Chapter 1, online. Search for james robertson
    Library of Congress record: Author: Buchanan, John, 1931-; Title: Jackson's way : Andrew Jackson and the people of the western waters / John Buchanan; Published: New York : Wiley, c2001; Description: xiii, 434 p. : ill. ; 24 cm; LC Call No.: E382.B89 2001; Dewey No.: 976 21; ISBN: 0471282537 (cloth : alk. paper); Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 407-416) and index; Subjects: Jackson, Andrew, 1767-1845, Southwest, Old -- History, United States -- Territorial expansion, United States -- Politics and government -- 1783-1809, United States -- Politics and government -- 1809-1817, Frontier and pioneer life -- Southwest, Old, Pioneers -- Southwest, Old -- History -- 19th century, Indians of North America -- Wars -- Southwest, Old, Generals -- United States -- Biography, Presidents -- United States -- Biography; Control No.: 12017563

  4. Brayton, John A., The Ancestry of General James Robertson "Father of Tennessee" : Addendum to The Complete Ancestry of Tennessee Williams / compiled by John Anderson Brayton (Winston-Salem: J.A. Brayton, c1995)
    Book is available from John A. Brayton, 1503 Union Ave., Suite 220, Memphis, TN 38104
    Nashville Public Library record: Author: Brayton, John A; Title: The ancestry of General James Robertson "father of Tennessee" : addendum to The complete ancestry of Tennessee Williams / compiled by John Anderson Brayton; Imprint: Winston-Salem, N.C. : J.A. Brayton, c1995; Location: Main, Nashville Rm, Tenn; Status: Lib Use Only; Call #: 929.2 B82a 1995; Descript: viii, 60 p. ; 23 cm; Bibliog.: Includes bibliographical references (p. 45-46) and index; Subject: Robertson, James, 1742-1814 -- Family, Robertson family, Williams family.

  5. Calendar of the Tennessee and King's Mountain papers of the Draper Collection of Manuscripts , State Historical Society of Wisconsin, Madison WI, 1929.
    Available at HeritageQuest.com, found on many library websites (see below).

  6. Rootsweb Carr, John, Early Times in Middle Tennessee, (Nashville:?,1857). Online version. Transcription in progress at Sumner County TN USGenWeb website.
    Nashville Public Library record: Author: Carr, John, 1773-1857; Title: Early times in Middle Tennessee. By John Carr, a pioneer of the West; Imprint: Nashville, Tenn., Parthenon Press [1958,c1857], Location: multiple; Status: varies with location (available, lib use only); Call #: 976.84 C31; Descript: 112 p. map. 24 cm; 89-29486S; Subject: Tennessee -- History

  7. Harlee, William Curry, Kinfolks, a Genealogical and Biographical Record of Thomas and Elizabeth (Stuart) Harlee, Andrew and Agnes (Cade) Fulmore, Benjamin (New Orleans:Searcy & Pfaff, Ltd., 1934-37)
    Nashville Public Library record: Author: Harlee, William Curry, 1877-; Title: Kinfolks, a genealogical and biographical record of Thomas and Elizabeth (Stuart) Harlee, Andrew and Agnes (Cade) Fulmore, Benjamin: Imprint: New Orleans, La., Printed by Searcy & Pfaff, ltd., 1934-37; Location: Main, Nashville Rm, Gen; Status: Lib Use Only; Call #: 929.2 H28; Descript: 4 v. illus. (incl. ports., plans, facsims.) 24 cm; Note: Folded map laid in; Paged continuously; Bibliog.: Bibliography: v. 3, p. 2957-2964; Contents: v. 1. Harlee section.--v., 2. Fulmore section, Curry section, Kemp section, v. 3. Bethea section, Robertson section, Dickey section, v. 4. General index; 83089 vol.1 5.00 3.90Disc; 83090 vol.2 5.00 3.90Disc; 83091 vol.3 5.00 3.90Disc; 83092 vol.4 IndexDisc; 104941 vol.1 cop.2 (gift); 105136 vol.2 cop.2 (gift); 105137 vol.3 cop.2 (gift); 104942 Index cop.2 (gift); 115342 vol.1 cop.3 (gift); 115343 vol.2 cop.3 (gift); 115344 vol.3 cop.3 (gift); 115345 vol.4 cop.3 (gift) (Index); Subject: Harlee family, Curry family, Kemp family, Bethbea family, Robertson family,
    Online at HeritageQuest.com, via many library websites (see below).

  8. Henderson, Archibald Conquest of the Old Southwest (Spartanburg, S.C.: Reprint Co., 1974 [c1920])
    Online versions: Library of Congress record: Author: Henderson, Archibald, 1877-1963; Title: The conquest of the old Southwest; the romantic story of the early pioneers into Virginia, the Carolinas, Tennessee, and Kentucky, 1740-1790; Published: Spartanburg, S.C., Reprint Co., 1974 [c1920]; Description: xxiv, 395 p. illus. 22 cm.; LC Call No.: F396.H49 1974; Dewey No.: 976; ISBN: 087152158X; Notes: Reprint of the ed. published by Century Co., New York. Bibliography: p. 363-370; Subjects: Frontier and pioneer life -- Southwest, Old. Southwest, Old -- History. Tennessee -- History. Kentucky -- History -- To 1792; Control No.: 4087796

  9. HeritageQuest Online. On many library websites, you can use your library card number to access HeritageQuest. Start with libraries for which you have a card or where it is possible for you to obtain a card (e.g., in your county or adjacent counties). It is available in some smaller towns (Camden SC, Shelby NC, Rock Hill SC) and in most larger libraries (Charlotte NC, Gastonia NC, Raleigh NC). It might be listed under "Onliine Resources" or "Genealogy" or something similar.
    • "Search Revolutionary War". You may search for a Revolutionary War pension statement or bounty grant application. Apparently, the pension applications are incomplete. My ancestor applied in AL but I could not find his pension application until I searched in SC (where he lived until 1822), so some experimentation may be required for state. Another ancestor applied in SC but his application appeared for MD, his state of origin.
      Some records available: Joseph McJunkin, Thomas Young, Guilford Dudley, Christopher Brandon, William Farr, Silas McBee, Thomas Pinckney, Charles Cotesworth Pinckney, James "Horseshoe" Robertson, Joseph Hughes, John E. Howard (bounty land), William Washington (bounty land), William Robertson (son of Charles, at Musgroves, Ft.Thicketty, Kings Mountain, Lookout Mountain)
    • "Search Books". A useful approach is to click on "Publications", then click on "Search Publications".

  10. Kelley, Sarah Foster. While there is a considerable difference of opinion concerning the validity of Kelley's version of Robertson's ancestry and relationships, few if any questions have been raised concerning the reliability of her works concerning his descendants.
    • Children of Nashville... Lineages From James Robertson (Nashville: Blue & Gray Press, 1973).
      Nashville Public Library record: Author Kelley, Sarah Foster Title Children of Nashville... lineages from James Robertson / by Sarah Foster Kelley Imprint Nashville, Tenn. : Blue & Gray Press , [1973] Locations: multiple; Status: varies with location (available, lib use only); Call #: 929.2 R6491ke; Descript: x, 447 p. : ill. ; 24 cm; Bibliog.: Includes bibliographical references; Subject: Robertson family.
    • The Family of Captain James Bosley : Nashville Pioneer and Trader (College Grove, Tenn. : E.S. Kelley , c2000).
      Available from West Nashville Founders Museum.
      Nashville Public Library record: Author: Kelley, Sarah Foster: Title: The family of Captain James Bosley : Nashville pioneer and trader / by Sarah Foster Kelley; Imprint: College Grove, Tenn. : E.S. Kelley , c2000; Edition: Millenium ed.; Location: Main, Nashville Rm, Tenn Status: Lib Use Only; Call #: 929.3 B7437k; Descript: 157 p. ; 22 cm; Subject: Bosley, James, ca.1737-1823, 0961596031
    • General James Robertson, the Founder of Nashville (Nashville: Kelley, c1980)
      Available from West Nashville Founders Museum.
      Nashville Public Library record: Author: Kelley, Sarah Foster; Title: General James Robertson, the founder of Nashville / by Sarah Foster Kelley; Imprint: Nashville : Kelley, c1980; Edition: Bicentennial ed; Location: multiple locations; Status: varies with library (available, lib use only, bindery); Call #: B R651k (Ref 976.8 R651k at some locations); Descript: ii, 80 p. : ill. ; 22 cm; Bibliog.: Includes bibliographical references and index; 12/80 cop.1 6.50; Subject: Robertson, James, 1742-1814, Pioneers -- Tennessee -- Biography, Pioneers -- Tennessee -- Nashville -- Biography, Tennessee -- Biography, Nashville (Tenn.) -- Biography
    • Scotch-Irish Origins of General James Robertson (College Grove, Tenn.: S.F. Kelley , c2000)
      Available from West Nashville Founders Museum.
      Nashville Public Library record: Author: Kelley, Sarah Foster; Title: Scotch-Irish origins of General James Robertson / by Sarah Foster Kelley; Imprint: College Grove, Tenn. : S.F. Kelley , c2000; Edition: Millenium ed.; Location: Main, Nashville Rm, Tenn; Status: Lib Use Only; Call #: 929.2 R6491k; Descript: 130 p. ; 22 cm; Subject: Robertson, James; Genealogy; 0961596023
    • West Nashville : ...its people and environs (Nashville, TN: S. F. Kelley, 1987)
      Available from West Nashville Founders Museum.
      Nashville Public Library record: Author: Kelley, Sarah Foster; Title: West Nashville : ...its people and environs / by Sarah Foster Kelley; Imprint: Nashville, TN. (567 Whispering Hills Drive, Nashville 37211) : S. F. Kelley, 1987; Location: multiple; Status: varies with location (available, lib use only); Call #: 976.855 K2946w; Descript: viii, 443 p. : ill. ; 26 cm; Bibliog.: Includes bibliographical references (p.403-405) and index; Subject: Nashville (Tenn.) -- History; Nashville (Tenn.) -- Biography; West Nashville (Nashville, Tenn.) -- Biography; West Nashville (Nashville, Tenn.) -- History; 0961596007
    • The Family of Elen Mordant Davis, Wife of Dr. Peyton Robertson (Nashville: S.F. Kelley, 1979)
      Available from West Nashville Founders Museum.
      Library of Congress record: Author: Kelley, Sarah Foster. Title: The family of Ellen Mardant Davis (1804-1874) : wife of Dr. Peyton Robertson / Sarah Foster Kelley. Published: College Grove, Tenn. : E.S. Kelley, Jr., c2001. Description: 124 p. : ill. ; 22 cm. LC Call No.: CS71.D262001b Dewey No.: 929/.2/0973 21 ISBN: 096159604X Notes: Includes bibliographical references. Subjects: Davis family. Davis, Ellen Mardant, 1804-1874 -- Family. Robertson family. Tennessee -- Genealogy. Control No.: 12555196
    • Sarah Foster Kelley Genealogical Papers
      Call # Closed Stacks; Descript 38 boxes; Organized by subject, retaining donor's organization scheme; Note: Materials housed in the Nashville Room of the Main Branch, Nashville Public Library, In library use only. Available by appointment; Summary: Scope and content: Manuscripts, correspondence, maps, photographs, and other research papers documenting the lineage and family trees of pioneer Nashville families such as the Robertsons, Cockrills, Dunns, Mays, and Napiers.

  11. MoA Kennedy, John Pendleton, Horse Shoe Robinson: A Tale of the Tory Ascendency ..., 1835. These images are of the 1852 revised edition. It has been reprinted many times. Those accepting that Gen. James Robertson is the grandson of Israel Rob*son of Granville Co. NC will find it interesting that his first cousin, also named James Robertson, called "Horse Shoe", in 1835 after this book was published was something of a media hero and may well have been the more famous of the cousins. There is no known indication that either knew of the other. The book is historical fiction based upon numerous stories Kennedy heard Horse Shoe tell. text version
    . Library of Congress record: Author: Kennedy, John Pendleton, 1795-1870. Title: Horse Shoe Robinson: a tale of the Tory ascendency. Edition: Rev. ed. Published: New York, G. P. Putnam, 1852. Description: xiv, [9]-598 p. front. 19 cm. LC Call No.: PZ3.K383H3 Microfilm 76776 PZ Subjects: South Carolina -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783 -- Fiction. Control No.: 8198087

  12. McCallum, James, A Brief Sketch of the History and Early Settlement of Giles County, Tennessee (Easley, S.C.: Southern Historical Press, 1983 [1876])
    Online copy (partial) from the Giles County TN USGenWeb website.
    Library of Congress record: Author: McCallum, James, 1806-; Title: A brief sketch of the settlement and early history of Giles County, Tennessee : 1876 / by James McCallum; Published: Easley, S.C. : Southern Historical Press, 1983; Description: 125 p. ; 22 cm.; LC Call No.: F443.G4M2 1983; Dewey No.: 976.8/61 19; ISBN: 0893083267 (pbk.); Notes: Reprint. Previously published: Pulaski, Tenn. : Pulaski Citizen, 1928. Includes index; Subjects: Giles County (Tenn.) -- History; Control No.: 945527

  13. Matthews, Thomas Edwin, General James Robertson, Father of Tennessee (Nashville: The Parthenon press, c1934)
    Nashville Public Library record: Author: Matthews, Thomas Edwin; Title: General James Robertson, father of Tennessee [by] Thomas Edwin Matthews; Imprint: Nashville, Tenn., The Parthenon press [c1934]; Location: multiple; Status: lib use only; Call #: B R651m; Descript: 588 p. front., illus. (music.) plates, port., facsim., coat of arms. 24 cm; Note: "Ascendants and descendants of General Robertson": p. 546-582; Bibliog.: "Sources": p. 7-11; "Authorities cited": p. 582-588; Subject: Robertson, James, 1742-1814; Indians of North America -- Tennessee; Indians of North America -- Wars -- 1750-1815

  14. Matthews, Thomas Edwin, Papers (1879-1945) at Tennessee State Library and Archives, all of which are primarily concerned with his book General James Robertson, Father of Tennessee (above), 1934.

  15. McLean, Malcolm D., Papers Concerning Robertson's Colony in Texas, 19 volumes (Fort Worth: Texas Christian University Press, 1974). Title listings of all 19 volumes. Among the "Seventy Signers" in 1822 are: Felix Robertson, Peyton Robertson, James Randolph Robertson (son of Jonathan F.), John McNairy Robertson, William Blount Robertson, Sam Houston, James R. Bosley (s. of Delilah), Sterling Clack Robertson (s. of Elijah).
    Volume I, 1788-1822, The Texas Association, online version
    Library of Congress record: Author: McLean, Malcolm Dallas, 1913- comp. Title: Papers concerning Robertson's Colony in Texas / compiled and edited by Malcolm D. McLean. Published: Fort Worth : Texas Christian University Press, 1974-1993. Description: 18 v. : ill. (some col.) ; 29 cm. LC Call No.: F389.M17 Dewey No.: 976.4 Notes: Beginning with v. 4 published by UTA Press, Arlington, Tex. Accompanied by an introductory volume "Robert Leftwich's Mexico diary and letterbook, 1822-1824" (611 p.) published in 1986. Includes bibliographical references and indexes. Subjects: Texas -- History -- To 1846 -- Sources. Other titles: Robertson's Colony in Texas. Control No.: 1252714

  16. Moore, John Trotwood (1858-1929), The Draper manuscripts as Relating to Tennessee (Nashville: Brandon, 1919).
    Nashville Public Library record: Author: Moore, John Trotwood, 1858-1929; Title: The Draper manuscripts as relating to Tennessee / John Trotwood Moore; Imprint: Nashville : Brandon, 1919; Location: Main, Nashville Rm, Tenn; Status: Lib Use Only; Call #: 976.8 M82; Descript: 30 p. : ill., ports. ; 22 cm; Note: Photocopy of the original work; Subject: Draper, Lyman Copeland, 1815-1891; Tennessee -- History -- Sources

  17. Putnam, Albigence Waldo,
    • History of Middle Tennessee : or, Life and times of Gen. James Robertson (Nashville: Printed for the author , 1859)
      Nashville Public Library record: Author: Putnam, Albigence Waldo; Title: History of middle Tennessee : or, Life and times of Gen. James Robertson / A. W. Putnam; Imprint: Nashville, Tenn. : Printed for the author , 1859; Location: multiple; Status: variew with location (available, lib use only); Call #: 976.84 P989h; Descript: xvi, 668 p. : ill. ; 23 cm; Subject: Robertson, James, 1742-1814, Tennessee, Middle -- History, Tennessee -- History
    • History of Middle Tennessee; or, Life and times of Gen. James Robertson. With an introd. by Stanley F. Horn and index by Hugh and Cornelia Walker (Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 1971)
      Nashville Public Library record: Author: Putnam, Albigence Waldo; Title: History of middle Tennessee; or, Life and times of Gen. James Robertson. With an introd. by Stanley F. Horn and index by Hugh and Cornelia Walker; Imprint: Knoxville, University of Tennessee Press [1971]; Location: multiple; Status: varies with location (available, lib use only); Call #: 976.84 P98h, 1971; Descript: xxi, 682 p. illus. 25 cm; Series: Tennesseana editions; Note: Reprint of the 1859 ed, "Published in cooperation with the Tennessee Historical Commission." 89-29219S; Subject: Robertson, James, 1742-1814, Tennessee, Middle -- History, Tennessee -- History; Add title: Life and times of Gen. James Robertson; 0870491342
    • Google History of Middle Tennessee; or, Life and times of Gen. James Robertson, 1859, printed for the author. Online book.

  18. Randolph, Wassell, The Reverend George Robertson [1662-1739] Rector of Bristol Parish, Virginia [1693-1739] and His Descendants (Memphis: Cossitt Library, 1955)
    Nashville Public Library record: Author: Randolph, Wassell; Title: The Reverend George Robertson [1662-1739] rector of Bristol Parish, Virginia [1693-1739] and his descendants; Imprint: Memphis, Distributed by Cossitt Library, 1955; Location: Main, Nashville Rm, Gen; Status: Lib Use Only; Call #: 929.2 R19r: Descript: 93 p. 27 cm; Note: "Complementary to the author's prior publication `The Reverend George Robertson and Bristol Parish, Virginia.'", 149334 (gift) 5/55; Subject: Robertson family
    Available at HeritageQuest.com, found on many library websites (see above).

  19. Seaver, Jesse Montgomery, Robertson Family Records (Philadelphia : American Historical-Genealogical Society, 1929)
    Nashville Public Library record: Author: Seaver, J. Montgomery (Jesse Montgomery), 1890-; Title: Robertson family records / by J. Montgomery Seaver; Imprint: Philadelphia : American Historical-Genealogical Society, 1928; Location: Main, Nashville Rm, Gen; Status: Lib Use Only; Call #: 929.2 R6497s; Descript: 123, [3] p. : ill., ports. ; 28 cm; Bibliog.: Includes bibliographical references (p. [124]) and index; Subject: Robertson family
    Online at HeritageQuest.com, via many library websites (see above).

  20. Skinner, Constance Lindsay, Pioneers of the Old Southwest, A Chronicle of the Dark and Bloody Ground (Washington, DC : Ross and Perry, Inc, 2002, c1919)
    Online version from the Gutenburg Project.
    Library of Congress record: Author: Skinner, Constance Lindsay; Title: Pioneers of the old Southwest / Constance Lindsay Skinner; Published: Washington, DC : Ross and Perry, Inc, 2002; Description: p. cm.; ISBN: 1932080716; Control No.: 12778135

  21. Tennessee History from the Tennessee Blue Book Online: [Adobe Reader required]

  22. Core List Of Tennessee Books Suggested For Public Libraries from The Tennessee State Library and Archives. Many of these books, especially those for Eastern and Middle Tennessee, can be expected to contain material on James Robertson and the Robertson family.

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