John ROBERTSON William M ROBERTSON Susannah B WOODY Mini tree diagram

George ROBERTSON3,1,2

7th Jul 17761,2 - 7th Jul 18562

Life History

7th Jul 1776

Born in Virginia.1,2

6th Nov 1798

Married Susannah B WOODY in Jamestown, Franklin, Virgina.3,5,2

about 1815

Birth of son John ROBERTSON in North Carolina

19th Mar 1824

Birth of son William M ROBERTSON in North Carolina.4

before 1850

Death of son John ROBERTSON in Yancey County, North Carolina.1

7th Jul 1856

Died in Yancey County, North Carolina.2

after 7th Jul 1856

Buried in Double Island Baptist Church Cemetery, Double Island, Yancey County, North Carolina.2


  • In this family's records and graves, the name varies as Robertson,Robeson, Roberson, Robinson, and maybe other forms.

    John Robinson is of interest to us primarily as the oldest recordedancestor of the Robinsons of Toe River Valley [...and as the one manto whom all the Robinson's of his area and many from far beyond traceback to....

    What brought him thither, or by what route he came, no one todayknows, but we do know that he was the founder and first head of theRobinson family as we know it, and that as a widower and sojourner hecame early; with his two young sons, Edward and George, he reachedSouth Toe River in 1791 or earlier, and took up residence near thepresent-day community of Celo. John Robinson is thus one of ourearliest-known settlers....

    On February 9 1795, we find him buying from that landord, oneWaightstill Avery, two hundred acres on the banks of South Toe River'in consideration of one black gelding estimated to be of the value ofthirty pounds'. This was one of the first deeds ever made to ahomesteader for property in Toe River Valley, and together with otherpriceless old records, it is in the possission of John'sgreat-great-grandson Welzie Robinson, of Newdale, who is himself anold man and a great-grandfather.

    --  Excerpt from Heritage of the Toe River Valley, by Lloyd Bailey.Pub. 1994 by Walsworth Publishing, Marceline, Mo. Page 392. in article596 titled "The Story of the Robinsons (Robertson, Roberson),"courtesy of Ean Whitson,, 31 Dec 2011

    According to the 1850 census, George Robertson who married SusannahWoody was born in about 1776.  The gravestone gives the exact date as7 July 1776.

    Virginia, Marriages, 1740-1850
    George Robertson
    Spouse Susannah Woody
    Marriage 6 Nov 1798 Franklin County, Virginia

    1850 Federal Census, Yancey County, North Carolina, 19 August, page813 (scan 407), Hse/Fam #360
    George Robeson [sic] 74 M Farmer $700 Real Estate value b Virgina
    Susannah Robeson 65 F b Virgina
    Mary Robeson 48 F b North Carolina
    Elizabeth Robeson 35 F b North Carolina
    Judith Robeson 12 F b North Carolina

    This Judith Robe(rt)son appears to be George and Susannah'sgranddaughter, the Judith (Juda) Robertson who married James MatthewHall.  They aslo had a daughter named Judith (Juda) but she was bornin about 1809.

    It may be that this Elizabeth Robertson is the daughter-in-law of oneof George and Susannah's sons who has died, and Judith is herdaughter.  George and Susannah also ahd a daughter named Elizabeth,also born about 1815 according to genealogies, but none of them haveher huwsband.  I have not been able to resolve these identities.

    According to the gravestone, George died on his birthday.

    George Robertson
    Birth Jul. 7, 1776 Franklin County, Virginia
    Death Jul. 7, 1856 Yancey County, North Carolina
    Husband of Susannah B. Woody (1780 - 1867), married 1 NOV 1798 inJamestown, Franklin Co., VA
    Children William M. Robertson (1824 - 1891)
    Burial Double Island Baptist Church Cemetery, Double Island, YanceyCounty, North Carolina
    Created by Bill Grimm Jul 24, 2006
    --  Find a Grave Memorial #15030956,


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