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Descendants of Samuel Robertson

To date, our line of Rob*sons (descending from Col. Charles Robertson) has not been connected ancestrally to the Samuel and David Columbus Robertson family which also flourished in Clay County, KY. One intermarriage between the two families has been noted, between Elijah Wilburn Robinson (b. 26 February 1826 in Buncombe Co., NC, son of David Robinson b. 1795-1800) and Mary Ann Robertson (b. 1832, Madison Co., KY, daughter of David C. Robertson b. 1770 in Moraviantown, VA). There may be more instances of this.

During the lifetimes of the earlier generations, the two lines may have been easy to distinguish from one another. However, for today's researchers, they frequently have been a source of confusion. To alleviate this problem, some information on this family is presented.


Generation No. 1

1. SAMUEL ROBERTSON was born Abt. 1765 in Scotland, and died August 1826. He married ELIZABETH HARRIS.

Notes for SAMUEL ROBERTSON:

Land Grant: (From: Virginia Grants 4, pp. 439-41; Library of Virginia Digital Collection: Land Office Patents and Grants)

(to Charles Phillips, 204 Acres in Lincoln County, VA, 20 September 1786) ......one Thousand Seven hundred and Eighty four lying and being in the County of Lincoln on the Waters of the Beech fork, and Bounded as followeth (To Wit) Begining [sic] in Henry's line of his four hundred Acre Survey two ashes, thence with his line West fifty Poles to his corner a Sugar tree thence with Robertson's line South Seventy Degrees West Two hundred and ten Poles to a Buckeye and White Walnut trees...
P. Henry

Obituary: (From: Lexington Reporter August 28, 1826)
DIED, In Madison County - Mr Samuel Robertson, by a fall from his horse

Will:
From: Reel 183267 Probate Records Madison Co Kentucky 1787-1959

August 28 1826
The following paper towit. "In the Name of God amen I Samuel Robinson in the county of Madison and State of Kentucky being in a low state of health but thanks be to God in my proper senses and soundness of memory and knowing the certainy of death and that there is a time for all men once to die . I do constitute and appoint this my last will and testament by justly revoking al other former wills by me made and after all my just debts are paid and funeral charges are paid it is my desire that with what worldly blessings the Lord hath blessed me with be disposed of and in the following manner
To wit. I give my body to the ground from whence it was taken looking for the day of judgement when I must appear before the great tribunal of God almighty to make answer for my sins committed in this world where I hope through the merrits of my blessed redeamer Jesus christ to have pardon and remission? for all my sins and to be buried at the discretion of my executors hereafter mentioned-
Item I give and bequeath to my well beloved wife Elizabeth all my estate real and personal during her life unless she should cause to give any thing away to her children after my death
Item I give and bequeath to my two sons David and John the tract or parcel of land that I purchaised from Christopher Harris being 132 arces more or less to be equaly divided between the two David and John to them and their heirs forever
Item I give and and bequeath to my son James the negro boy named and called Bill to him and his heirs forever
Item I give and bequeath to my son William the negro boy named and called Austin to him and his heirs forever
Item I give and bequeath to my son Alexander all the land with the plantation whereon I now live and likewise fifty acres adjacent to the place over otter creek the deed made by Zacheriah Winburn adjoining Owen Herndon's line
Item I also give and bequeath to my daughter Jane the negro by name and called Lewis to her and her heirs forever and also one feather bed and furniture and all the rest of my estate real and personal to be divided amoungst my five daughters Ester Baker, Mary Medkiff, Sarah Gorden, Henrietta & Patsy Robinson Only my five sons to have a bed and furniture apeace which is David, John, James, William, and Alexander to wit My three exteste? daughters has had their beds Esther Baker, Mary Medkiff, and Sarah Gorden. Lastly I constitute my wife Elizabeth and my son David & John executors of this my last will and testament

Witness my hand and seal this first day of July 1806
Test Delaney

Delaney
Joseph S Delaney\t\t\t\t\t\tSamuel Robertson seal

Which purports to be the last will of Samuel Robinson and was produced in court by the exors therein named and it appearing to the court that Joseph Delaney Sr is dead that Joseph S Delaney has removed to the Missouri and that Frances Delaney has intermarried with Patrick Woods and removed to the State of Missouri, It is therefore and the motion of John Robinson, Alexander Robinson and David Robinson and ordered that a commission be issued by the clerk of the court annexed to said will, directed to the presiding judge of any court of law in the State of Missouri and to the County where they reside empowering him to take and certify their attestations.And it is further ordered that John Robinson be and he is hereby appointed curator to collect inventory and preserve the estate of said Samuel Robinson dec'd until probate of said will or administration of said dec'd estate shall be abtained or until the further order of this court whereupon the said John Robinson took the neccesary oath as such and entered into and acknowledged bond in the penalty of $150 with David Robinson and John P Gentry his security conditioned as the law directs.

October 1 1827 An inventory and appraisement of the estate of Samuel Robertson Dec'd returned and ordered to be entered of record
A sale bill of the estate of Samuel Robertson Dec'd was returned and ordered to be entered of record

pg 473 (Date??)
This day came Aleaxander Robinson John Robinson and David Robinson and refused to further prosecute the commision and motion to record a writing purporting to be the last will & testament of Samuel Robinson and it is thereupon and ordered? that said motion to record said will be annuled.
And on the motion of David Robinson and John Robinson letters of Administration is granted them on the estate of Samuel Robinson Dec'd whereupoin the said David Robinson and John Robinson took the neccesary oath as such and entered into and acknowledged bond in the penalty of $1000 with Thomas Stagner and Edmond Baxter their security conditioned as the law directs.
And it is further ordered that Conrad Cornelison, William Kesley, Charles Kavanugh and John P Gentry or any three of them who being first sworn as inventory and aprraise said dec'd estate and make report to this court

Aug 3 1829 On the motion of John Robinson and David Robinson Exe'ors of Samuel Robinson Dec'd it is ordered that Edmond S Shackelford & William C Goodloe be appointed commisoners to settle with said exors and make report to the court they being first sworn.

Madison County, KY:
An agreement between Alexander Robertson on the one part and David, John, William, Mary and Jane Robertson. Agreement dated 1 Sept 1826 said Alexander will give up his attempt to establish a will purported to have been written by Samuel on 1 July 1826. The others were to pay Alexander $600 in silver out of the estate. Division of the estate was to be done as if there had been no will. Alex was to receive his equal portion of the estate beyond the $600.

Madison County, KY Deed Books
This Indenture Made and entered into this 18th day of October 1828 by and between David Robertson as Commissioner appointed by an interlocutory Decree of the Madison Circuit Court made at their June term 1827 in the suit in chancery therein pending in which John Robertson Guardian was complainant and Samuel Robertson heirs are defendants of the one part and William Goodloe of the County of Madison and State of Kentucky of the other part Wittnessth that the said David Robertson as commissioner aforesaid and by virtue of the power and authority in him vested by the Decree aforesaid and in the consideration of twelve hundred and nine dollars paid to him by the said William Goodloe the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged hath on behalf of David Robertson, John Robertson, Alexander Robertson, William Robertson, James Robertson, Jane Robertson, Robert Gordon and Sally his wife, George Baker and Ester his wife, Kimbell Midkiff and Ritter his wife, Molly Midkiff, William, Thomas and Clifton Moberley infants by John Robertson their Guardian all heirs and legal representatives of Samuel Robertson dec'd bargain and sold aliened and confirmed and by these presents doth bargain and sell alien and confirm unto the said WIlliam Goodloe the tract or parcell of land in the Bill and proceedings mentioned called the homeplace supposed to contain one hundred and fifteen acres. To have and to hold to the said WIlliam Gooloe his hiers and assigns forever and the said David Robertson as commisioner aforesaid and on behalf of the aforementioned heirs and legal representatives of Samuel Robertson dec'd Doth convenant to and with the said Wm Goodloe to warrant and defend the title to the aforesaid tract of land against the claim or claims of all and every person claiming by through or under the said Samuel Robertson dec'd to the said William Goodloe his heirs and assigns forever In Testimony whereof the said David Robertson as Commisioner aforesaid hath hereunto set his hand and seal this day and date above written

\t\t\tDavid Robertson Commis. Seal
Kentucky Madison Circuit Ct

I David Irvine clerk of the court for the circuit ass'd? do hereby certify that this deed was produced in open court on the 29 day of October 1828 and acknowledged by David Robertson as Commisioner to be his act and deed which was examined and approved of by the court and ordered to entered of record and the same has been duly recorded in my office. \tAtt. David Irvine Cty Clerk


Children of SAMUEL ROBERTSON and ELIZABETH HARRIS are:

2. i. DAVID COLUMBUS ROBERTSON, b. 1770, Moraviantown, near mouth of Dan River, VA; d. 22 June 1872, Clay Co., KY.

3. ii. ESTHER ROBERTSON, b. 11 December 1781, Caldwell Co., NC; d. Aft. 1850.

iii. JOHN ROBERTSON.

iv. WILLIAM ROBERTSON.

4. v. JAMES ROBERTSON, b. 10 November 1791, Madison Co., KY; d. 10 November 1878, Shelby Co., IN.

5. vi. MARTHA ROBERTSON, b. NC; d. 1824, Madison Co., KY.

6. vii. ALEXANDER ROBERTSON, b. 27 April 1797, Madison Co., KY; d. 17 October 1834, IN.

viii. SALLY ROBERTSON, m. ROBERT GORDON.

ix. MARY ROBERTSON, m. KIMBALL METCALF.

x. HENRIETTA / JESSAMINE ROBERTSON.


Generation No. 2

2. DAVID COLUMBUS ROBERTSON (SAMUEL1) was born 1770 in Moraviantown, near mouth of Dan River, VA, and died 22 June 1872 in Clay Co., KY. He married AILEY ALLEN 25 June 1811 in Madison Co, KY, daughter of ADONIRUM ALLEN.

Notes for DAVID COLUMBUS ROBERTSON:

1850 Clay County, KY census:
547 David ROBERTSON 70 M Farmer 5800 NC
Aily 60 F
Columbus 20 M Ky

1860 Clay County, KY census:
659 David ROBINSON 85 M Farmer 2900 NC
Ala? 70 F "
Columbus S. 31 M Farmer 1500 1200 Madison Co
Lewis DECKLE? 39 M Silver Smith 1500 1000 Germany

1870 Clay County, KY census:
David is age 94 and lives with his son Allen.

Interview given by David Columbus Robertson's son Allen E. Robertson, 15 April 1898 Clay County. KY:

(I was born in Madison County, near Foxtown on Otter Creek, March 25, 1822. I knew Sam Bennett, Mose Bennett, his brother the grandfather of Govenor McCreary. -Omitted in some transcriptions.) My father was born at or near mouth of Dan River, VA, at a little town called Moraviantown. His name was David Robertson (another transcription shows Robison); he died in Clay County KY 18 Or 20 of June 1872 or 73 age 103 and from Feb to June. His father was Samuel Robertson. He was born in the Highlands of Scotland. His wife, Elizabeth Harris. His brother William came over with him. I do not know when they came nor whether either was married when they came, though I think, they were. My grandfather left Moraviantown and settled two miles southeast of Richmond, KY where the water works now are, in 1777. I have heard my father say it was two years after Boone went into the Fort at Boonesborough. Col. Estill settled near him about the same time, I think the same year.

My grandfather lived and died near there, a mile near Richmond, adjoining Judge Goodoe's then called the John Rigg Farm. My father (David Columbus Robertson -- name added in one transcription but not included in others) was the eldest. He had a brother, John, who went to Jackson County Mo. William, James and Alex settled in Indiana. James in Shelby County. The other in Morgan County at Martinsville. Sally married Gordon and went to Mississippi. Esther married George Baker and went with others to Indiana. Mary married Metcalf and went to Indiana. Jessamine went to Indiana unmarried.

Martha married William Mobly and died in Madison. My father married Alie Allen. In 1839 he moved from Otter Creek to Clay County and located on Goose Creek opposite the mouth of Beech Creek. He said he came to this part of the State to hunt, in an early day, when little Goose Creek was the line between the whites and the Indians before a treaty was made between them. He hunted with John Baker Sr., father of "Julius" Bob and "Durkham" John, George Baker who married Esther Robertson, my aunt, and was a Methodist preacher; and James called "Claybank" a great fighter. "ClayBank" was the father of Billy Baker Sr. was called "Renta" as has a brother, Bowling Baker and a brother George Baker. George was the father of John Baker called "Cana" the rhymer, who made rhymes on Col Felix Gilbert and "Dry" John Baker when John ran for the Senate and was elected and when Felix ran for Representative and was defeated by Elhanon Murphy. Bowling Jr. son of Bowling Sr. was bound to Daugh White to learn salt making and killed Morgan Dezarn with a single barrel pistol with two balls in it. He fled the country and never returned. George's descendants disappeared.

The Bakers came from North Carolina to Madison County and lived in Forts there. Another of the hunters of the Blue Grass was William Morris called 'Cuddy' who settled in the forks of Goose Creek and Red Bird. These Renta Baker and his Three sons, George, John and "Julius" Bob Morris, Jack Harris, Elisha Harrison with my father David Robertson made the 8 hunters who visited these regions.

Beng Langford and a man named Lyons first made salt for commerce. I have seen 40 boat loads of salt, 2,500 bushels tied up at my father's place at the mouth of Beech Creek from 1837 to 1844. There were 18 furnaces in blast above Manchester, besides Francis Clark's two furnaces, one coal and the other wood. Francis Clark got his 1000 acres at the mouth of Bull Skin by a "Head Right" from VA. I think it was patented in his father's name. Salt was worth 75 cents. The Goose Creek furnaces made about 90 bushels a day and the Bull Skin about 60 bushels and they would average 200 days a year.

My mother was an Allen. She was a daughter of Adoniram Allen. He was nicknamed "Tedious" because he was so particular. The two creeks called "Teges" were named for him; he was bom in New Hampshire near the Vermont line. He was a Captain in Col. Cleveland's regiment at the battle of King's Mtn where three Colonels commanded alternately. He settled in Augusta, GA. He was a mechanic. He was first a ship builder. At Augusta he put up iron works for some parties there. He also did some work of that kind in Sparta GA. He emigrated to KY but stopped in NC but stayed there only a year to put up a mill, perhaps.

(James and The. Garrard, James and Daugh White) were commissioners who expended $20,000 in South Fork and Groose Creek and Red Bird. This was about 1856-7.

Eighteen years ago Judge Hyden got an appropriation of $6, 000 which General Garrard and myself expended in the narrows or from the mouth of Crain Creek to Turkey Gap, a distance of five miles by land. Most of it was put in Chute. The "Basin" is 27 feet deep. We put blasts in the bottom of the narrows. There have been perhaps 100 salt boats sunk in the "Basin" but no one.was ever lost there till 1871; several have been drowned since. Pilots used to charge $5.00 for taking boats through the narrows.

There were 300 guards at the jail at one time when Dr Baker was in prison here. I was a guard from June to October. I was one of the eight inside guards. I was always present when any of Dr. Baker's friends came in to see him. I was a late comer into the county and all parties had confidence in me. While the 300 county guards were on duty the State sent 300 guards; so that there were 600 at one time. Judge Robertson and Judge Kainkade, both of Lexington were retained for the defense. Joseph Moore of Mt. Vernon was Commonwealth's Attorney, Dr. Caldwell's father assisted in the prosecution. Dr. Baker was a monomaniac on the subject of his wife. He would talk with perfect coherehcy in any other subject, but the moment his wife was mentioned he was wild, looked wild, talked incoherent. Daniel Bates made a will after Dr. Baker shot him, willing $10, 000 for the prosecution of Dr. Baker. He died inside of 24 hours after he was shot. He was sitting in his chair, asleep, at the salt furnace, when Baker shot him.

Milt Rice, afterwards Congressman from the 9th Dist, located at Barbourville, I think it was, to practice law. His brother located at Irvine and married a Miss Smith. They were Irishmen who located first in NY then came to KY. Rice had not gotten any practice when a suit came up. Commonwealth against "Boston" Bob Baker... a misdemeanor. He had no counsel and the Judge appointed Rice to defend him. Silas Woodson, afterwards Gov of MO and John M. Elliott, afterwards Judge of the Court of Appeals were prosecuting. they made Baker out terribly guilty. Hi Cornett was also before the Court for the same offense; the difficulty had been between them. In the latter case they changed side. Now Cornett was an angel. Rice said that in NY they did not practice law by telling anecdotes but as it was so common in KY he would indulge. He said he was reminded of Woodson's position in this case of a church trial.

Marriage Notes for DAVID ROBERTSON and AILEY ALLEN:
Bond given by Western Harris; consent given by Nirum Allen, father of the bride.

Children of DAVID ROBERTSON and AILEY ALLEN are:

i. JAMES ROBERTSON.

Notes for JAMES ROBERTSON:
Moved to Texas.

ii. WILLIAM B. ROBERTSON, m. SALLIE UNKNOWN.

7. iii. NANCY ROBERTSON, b. 09 April 1812, Madison Co., KY; d. 28 February 1895, Clay Co., KY.

8. iv. ELIZABETH ROBERTSON, b. 20 November 1814, Madison Co., KY.

v. DRUCILLA ROBERTSON, b. 1819, Madison Co., KY; m. WILLIAM H. ALLEN, 27 December 1838, Madison Co, KY.

Notes for WILLIAM H. ALLEN:

1860 Clay County, KY census, household 660
William ALLEN 39 M Farmer 1600 500 Clay Co
Drucilla 41 F Madison Co
Julis? ROBINSON 18 M Farmer Clay Co
Frank EDWARDS 20 M " 100 VA
Sally Ann " 19 F Clay Co

vi. SARAH ROBERTSON, b. 1820, Madison Co., KY; m. WILLIAM B. ALLEN, 09 September 1843, Clay Co., KY.

More About SARAH ROBERTSON:
Date born 2: 1823, KY

Notes for WILLIAM B. ALLEN:
Walter E. "Gene" Robinson gives birth as 1821 in KY, and his parents as William Allen and unknown.

1860 Clay County, KY census, household 771
Allen, Wm B. 39 m farm 2000 1000 Madison Co KY
Sarah 39 f Madison Co KY
Mary J. 10 f Clay Co KY
Harry 8 m Clay Co KY
Lucinda 6 f Clay Co KY
Herd, Rebecca 18 f servant Clay Co KY

vii. ALLEN E. ROBERTSON, b. 25 March 1822, Foxtown, Otter Creek, Madison Co., KY; m. (1) LUCINDA ALLEN, 21 January 1848, Clay Co., KY; m. (2) EMILY CLARK, Bef. 1874.

More About ALLEN E. ROBERTSON:
Date born 2: 22 March 1822, Foxtown, Otter Creek, Madison Co., KY

Notes for ALLEN E. ROBERTSON

1850 Clay County, KY census, household 558:
Allen E. ROBERTSON 28 M Farmer -- Ky
Loucinda 22 F NC
James 1 M
Nancy WILSON 35 F -- -- Ky
Ganard (?) 11 M
Job 9 M
Aomusau (?) 7 M
Jane 5 F
Thomas MAUPHIN 20 M

viii. SILAS COLUMBUS ROBERTSON, b. 1830, Madison Co., KY; m. MALINDA REID, 07 July 1864, Clay Co., KY.

Notes for SILAS COLUMBUS ROBERTSON:
Name could be Columbus Silas Robertson. Listed on 1850 Clay Co., KY census (with parents) as Columbus Robertson, age 20. Is on the 1860 Clay Co., KY census (with parents) as Columbus S. Robinson.

9. ix. MARY ANN ROBERTSON, b. 1832, Madison Co., KY; d. Aft. 1860, Clay Co. KY.

3. ESTHER ROBERTSON (SAMUEL1) was born 11 December 1781 in Caldwell Co., NC, and died Aft. 1850. She married GEORGE WASHINGTON BAKER, son of JOHN BAKER and ELIZABETH TERRILL.

Children of ESTHER ROBERTSON and GEORGE BAKER are:

i. ELIZABETH BAKER, b. 1802, Madison Co., KY; d. 1850, North Salem, Linn Co., MO; m. MICHAEL STUFFLEBEAN, 25 December 1817, Estill Co., KY.

10. ii. SAMUEL L. BAKER, b. 03 August 1803, KY; d. 26 March 1874, Montgomery Co., IN.

iii. SUSAN ELLEN BAKER, b. 1805, KY; d. Chariton, MO; m. THOMAS JOULES RICE, 20 January 1825, Wayne, KY.

iv. SARAH JANE BAKER, b. 1806, Madison Co., KY; d. July 1846, Linn Co., MO; m. WILLIAM BAKER, 15 September 1825, Clay Co., KY.

v. JOHN R. BAKER, b. 1809, Madison Co., KY; m. SUSANNA BAKER, 15 January 1829, Morgan Co., TN.

vi. CAROLINE BAKER, b. 1811, Madison Co., KY; m. BALAAM BAKER.

11. vii. ANDREW J. BAKER, b. 1813, Clay Co., KY.

viii. MARTHA PATSY BAKER, b. 1817.

12. ix. ESTHER BAKER, b. 13 July 1820.

x. GEORGE R. BAKER, b. 13 July 1820, Estill Co., KY; d. 01 May 1892, Baker Township, Linn Co., MO; m. MOLLY MCCOLLUM, 25 December 1842.

xi. ROBERT BAKER, b. 24 August 1824, Estill Co., KY; d. 03 July 1884, Linn Co., MO; m. ELIZABETH JANE COUCH, 21 July 1844.

4. JAMES ROBERTSON (SAMUEL1) was born 10 November 1791 in Madison Co., KY, and died 10 November 1878 in Shelby Co., IN. He married (1) SUSAN UNKNOWN. He married (2) NANCY WHEELER 24 July 1817 in Madison Co., KY.

Children of JAMES ROBERTSON and NANCY WHEELER are:

i. SAMUEL ROBERTSON, b. 11 November 1820, Madison Co., KY.

ii. JOHN W. ROBERTSON, b. 13 November 1821, Madison Co., KY.

iii. THOMAS WHEELER ROBERTSON, b. 16 December 1826, Shelby Co., IN.

iv. MARY ROBERTSON, b. 19 February 1829, Shelby Co., IN; m. THOMAS C. MCCABE, 1847, Shelby Co., IN.

5. MARTHA ROBERTSON (SAMUEL1) was born in NC, and died 1824 in Madison Co., KY. She married WILLIAM MOBERLY 1818.

Child of MARTHA ROBERTSON and WILLIAM MOBERLY is:

i. THOMAS MOBERLY, b. 1821, Madison Co., KY.

6. ALEXANDER ROBERTSON (SAMUEL1) was born 27 April 1797 in Madison Co., KY, and died 17 October 1834 in IN. He married NANCY THOMAS GRISHAM 15 August 1817 in Estill Co., KY.

Children of ALEXANDER ROBERTSON and NANCY GRISHAM are:

i. JAMES ROBERTSON, b. 1819.

ii. SIDNEY ROBERTSON, b. 1821.

iii. FOUNTAIN ROBERTSON, b. 1825.

iv. JOHN ROBERTSON, b. 1828.

v. JOSEPHINE ROBERTSON, b. 1830.

vi. HARVEY ROBERTSON, b. 1832.

vii. LYDIA JANE ROBERTSON, b. 1834.


Generation No. 3

7. NANCY ROBERTSON (DAVID COLUMBUS2, SAMUEL1) was born 09 April 1812 in Madison Co., KY, and died 28 February 1895 in Clay Co., KY. She married ABEL BISHOP 23 October 1833 in Madison Co, KY, son of MINON ABNER and KIZZIE BISHOP.

More About NANCY ROBERTSON:
Burial: Bishop Bend Cemetery, Clay Co., KY

Notes for ABEL BISHOP:
Father could be John Bishop. Also show his name could be Abraham.

More About ABEL BISHOP:
Burial: Bishop Bend Cemetery, Clay Co., KY

Marriage Notes for NANCY ROBERTSON and ABEL BISHOP:
Bond given by David Robinson; consent given by David Robinson, father of the bride.

Children of NANCY ROBERTSON and ABEL BISHOP are:

13. i. JOHN BISHOP, b. March 1847, Clay Co., KY; d. 12 October 1911.

ii. JAMES BISHOP, m. DRUCILLA ROBERTSON, 28 March 1880, Clay Co., KY.

14. iii. SAMUEL BISHOP, b. 1845, Clay Co., KY.

15. iv. DAVID BISHOP, b. 1836, Clay Co., KY; d. 1889.

16. v. DRUCILLA BISHOP.

17. vi. SALLY BISHOP.

8. ELIZABETH ROBERTSON (DAVID COLUMBUS2, SAMUEL1) was born 20 November 1814 in Madison Co., KY. She married CHARLES COLE 06 April 1840 in Clay Co., KY, son of MATTHEW COLE and CATHERINE UNKNOWN.

Notes for ELIZABETH ROBERTSON:
1860 Clay Co., KY census, household 772:
Elizabeth Cole (Robertson) 45, 600/60, Madison Co Ky ,Widow
David 17 farm Labor, Ky
Catherine 15, Ky
Ala 13, Ky
Nancy 11, Ky
Mary 7, Ky
Robert 5, Ky
Martha 2, Ky

1870 Clay Co., KY census, household 287:
Elizabeth Cole 46, housekeeper, 600/0, Ky
Robert 15, Ky
Martha J. 13, Ky
Manda P. 6, Ky

1880 Clay Co., KY census:
Elizabeth Cole 65, Ky, is living with son David Cole

More About ELIZABETH ROBERTSON:
Date born 2: 1816

Notes for CHARLES COLE:
1850 Clay Co., KY census, household 548:
Charles Cole age 37, farmer, b=Va
Elizabeth (Robertson) 35 Ky
David 7, Ky
Catherine 5, Ky
Ailey 2, Ky
Nancy 8/12 , Ky

Cause of death: Accident. Clay Co Vital Statistics: 24 Jul 1858, Charles Cole, age 48, farmer, married, killed, S/O Matthew Cole, born Lee Co. Va., resident of Clay Co Ky, died Clay Co Ky. (Some claim that Charles was killed over land disputes in Clay County.)

Marriage Notes for ELIZABETH ROBERTSON and CHARLES COLE:
Married by Henry Clark; witness Wm. Allen

Child of ELIZABETH ROBERTSON and CHARLES COLE is:

18. i. DAVID C. COLE, b. 1843, Clay Co., KY; d. 26 November 1932, Clay Co., KY.

9. MARY ANN ROBERTSON (DAVID COLUMBUS2, SAMUEL1) was born 1832 in Madison Co., KY, and died Aft. 1860 in Clay Co. KY. She married ELIJAH WILBURN ROBINSON 08 July 1848 in Clay Co., KY, son of DAVID ROBINSON and NANCY (UNKNOWN).

Notes for MARY ANN ROBERTSON:
Martha Jo Carr shows children as:

1. Drucilla Robinson
2. Margaret Robinson
3. Frank Robinson
4. Henry Robinson

More About MARY ANN ROBERTSON:
Date born 2: 1831
Burial: Tankersley Cemetery, Clay Co., KY

Notes for ELIJAH WILBURN ROBINSON:

1860 Clay County KY census, household 33:
Elijha W. Robinson 34 M Farmer 1500 1000 NC
Mary Ann 28 F Madison Co.,KY
Drucilla 9 F Clay Co., KY
Henry 7 M Clay Co., KY
Margaret A. 3 F Clay Co., KY
Sarah Robinson 19 F Clay Co., KY
Milas Robinson 23 M Farm Lab 150 NC
Daniel Bates 14 M / B Servant Clay Co., KY

1870 Clay County, KY census, household 363
Elijah Robinson 44 M W Farmer 1,600 700 NC
Maryan 39 F W housekeeper Kentucky
Henry 17 M W works on farm Kentucky
Marja**eth 15 F W at home Kentucky
David F. 9 M W Kentucky

The middle name of Wilburn comes from Gene Robinson (and is given in Kelly Morgan's Clay County Pioneers). According to Gene's information, Elijah was married to 1) Mary Ann Robertson, daughter of David C. Robertson, and 2) Leah Coldiron. Gene cites the 1910 Clay County KY census:

HOH # 132-133, page 171... 2nd marriage for Elijah of 37 years... 1st for Leah of 37 yrs. No Children.

If this is correct, the children ascribed to a marriage to Nancy (i.e., Thomas, Margaret and Charles) may actually belong to Mary Ann.

More About ELIJAH WILBURN ROBINSON:
Burial: Hounchell Bend Cemetery, Clay Co., KY

Marriage Notes for MARY ROBERTSON and ELIJAH ROBINSON:
Marriage date 2 for Elijah and Mary Ann Robinson: 8 July 1849.

Children of MARY ROBERTSON and ELIJAH ROBINSON are:

19. i. DRUCILLA ROBINSON, b. 1851, Clay Co. KY.

ii. HENRY ROBINSON, b. 1853.

iii. MARGARET A. ROBINSON, b. 1857.

iv. DAVID F. ROBINSON, b. 1861.

10. SAMUEL L. BAKER (ESTHER2 ROBERTSON, SAMUEL1) was born 03 August 1803 in KY, and died 26 March 1874 in Montgomery Co., IN. He married RACHEL DAVIDSON 24 June 1827 in Clay Co., KY, daughter of JAMES DAVIDSON and MARY MORRIS.

More About RACHEL DAVIDSON:
Burial: Baker Cut Cemetery

Children of SAMUEL BAKER and RACHEL DAVIDSON are:

i. MARY BAKER, b. 24 November 1828, Morgan Co., IN; d. 1866, Cole Co., MO; m. BAALAM BAKER, 15 January 1848, Linn Co., MO.

ii. ESTHER BAKER, b. 12 December 1830, Morgan Co., IN.

iii. ELIZABETH BAKER, b. 17 May 1832, Morgan Co., IN; d. 1850; m. ISAAC NEWTON POSTOM, 15 January 1846, Rolla, MO.

iv. ANDREW JACKSON BAKER, b. 17 February 1834, Morgan Co., IN; m. (1) MARGARETTA BOATMAN; m. (2) JOANNA MEANS, 1858, Red Oak, IA.

More About JOANNA MEANS:
Burial: Baker Cut Cemetery

v. JAMES DAVIDSON BAKER, b. 07 November 1835, Morgan Co., IN; m. RACHEL RUSSELL, 22 June 1865, Red Oak, IA.

vi. SUSANNAH CAROLINE BAKER, b. 16 November 1837, Linn Co., MO; m. JOHN GOURLEY, 1858.

vii. MARTHA JANE BAKER, b. 01 December 1839; m. SAMUEL CALDWELL DUNN, 22 October 1858.

viii. MISSOURI BAKER, b. 14 October 1841; m. CHARLES HENRY THAYER, 13 November 1862, Red Oak, IA.

ix. DANIEL WEBSTER BAKER, b. 18 October 1842, Linn Co., MO; d. 1859.

x. RACHEL BAKER, b. 08 March 1845, Linn Co., MO; m. WILLIAM THAYER, 22 June 1865.

xi. MARGARET ESTHER BAKER, b. 03 May 1847, Linn Co., MO; d. 26 November 1926, Orleans, NE; m. JOHN HENRY RUSSELL, 03 September 1866, Red Oak, IA.

More About MARGARET ESTHER BAKER:
Burial: Woodruff Cemetery, Phillips Co., NE

11. ANDREW J. BAKER (ESTHER2 ROBERTSON, SAMUEL1) was born 1813 in Clay Co., KY. He married AILEY BAKER.

Child of ANDREW BAKER and AILEY BAKER is:

i. RACHEL BAKER, b. 05 April 1837, IN; d. 09 April 1877, North Salem, Linn Co., MO; m. WILLIAM MORRIS MCCOLLUM.

More About RACHEL BAKER:
Burial: McCollum Cemetery, Linn Co., MO

More About WILLIAM MORRIS MCCOLLUM:
Burial: McCollum Cemetery, Linn Co., MO

12. ESTHER BAKER (ESTHER2 ROBERTSON, SAMUEL1) was born 13 July 1820. She married JAMES BAKER.

Children of ESTHER BAKER and JAMES BAKER are:

i. LOUISA BAKER, b. 1843.

ii. FRANCES BAKER, b. 1846.

iii. PERMELIA BAKER, b. 1847.

iv. SYMIRA BAKER, b. 1850.

v. JACKSON BAKER, b. 1854.

vi. LUCINDA BAKER, b. 1855.

vii. GEORGE W. BAKER, b. 1857.

viii. ANDREW BAKER, b. 1860.

ix. RACHEL BAKER, b. 1862.


Generation No. 4

13. JOHN BISHOP (NANCY3 ROBERTSON, DAVID COLUMBUS2, SAMUEL1) was born March 1847 in Clay Co., KY, and died 12 October 1911. He married CATHERINE COLE 06 March 1869 in Clay Co., KY.

More About JOHN BISHOP:
Burial: Bishop Cemetery, Clay Co., KY

More About CATHERINE COLE:
Died 2: 24 February 1922
Burial: Bishop Cemetery, Clay Co., KY
Cause of Death: Influenza

Children of JOHN BISHOP and CATHERINE COLE are:

i. DAVID BISHOP, m. MARY REID.

ii. CATHERINE BISHOP, b. 1869; d. 12 April 1922.

iii. ROBERT GRANT BISHOP, b. 16 April 1869; d. 09 December 1963; m. DELPHIA GABBARD.

iv. MARY JANE BISHOP, b. 25 February 1878, Owsley Co., KY; m. ALEXANDER BISHOP.

More About MARY JANE BISHOP:
Date born 2: 15 April 1879, Owsley Co., KY
Burial: Bishop Cemetery, Clay Co., KY

More About ALEXANDER BISHOP:
Burial: Bishop Cemetery, Clay Co., KY

14. SAMUEL BISHOP (NANCY3 ROBERTSON, DAVID COLUMBUS2, SAMUEL1) was born 1845 in Clay Co., KY. He married MARY HOWARD Bef. 1866, daughter of WILSON HOWARD and REBECCA UNKNOWN.

Children of SAMUEL BISHOP and MARY HOWARD are:

i. WILLIAM BISHOP, b. 1866, Clay Co., KY.

ii. WILSON BISHOP, m. ALEY ROBERTSON, 07 April 1888, Clay Co., KY.

iii. ROBERT BISHOP, m. ETTA KASH.

15. DAVID BISHOP (NANCY3 ROBERTSON, DAVID COLUMBUS2, SAMUEL1) was born 1836 in Clay Co., KY, and died 1889. He married MARY BISHOP 17 January 1867 in Clay Co., KY, daughter of ELISHA BISHOP and AMY JOHNSON.

More About DAVID BISHOP:
Date born 2: 1845, Clay Co., KY

More About MARY BISHOP:
Date born 2: 1837, Clay Co., KY

Children of DAVID BISHOP and MARY BISHOP are:

i. ABEL BISHOP, b. 1868, Clay Co., KY; m. (1) BETTY ALLEN; m. (2) SOPHIA HENSLEY, 23 October 1902, Clay Co., KY.

Notes for ABEL BISHOP:
Not sure if the mother of all his children was Betty Allen -- could Sophia Hensley be the mother to some of them?

Notes for BETTY ALLEN:
Sarah Elizabeth Allen married Abel Bishop on 27 Jan 1898, Clay Co., KY

ii. NANCY BISHOP, m. WILLIAM KNUCKLES, 09 February 1893, Clay Co., KY.

iii. ELISHA BISHOP, b. 1869; m. ELLEN JANE KNUCKLES.

iv. JAMES D. BISHOP, m. LUCY KATHERINE KNUCKLES.

v. JOHNNY BISHOP, m. SARAH TAYLOR.

vi. AMIE BISHOP, m. LIGE GABBARD.

vii. COLUMBUS BISHOP, b. 22 October 1880; d. 12 November 1944; m. DORA FELTY.

More About COLUMBUS BISHOP:
Burial: James Felty Cemetery, Oneida, Clay Co., KY

More About DORA FELTY:
Burial: James Felty Cemetery, Oneida, Clay Co., KY

viii. CHARITY BISHOP, m. SIDNEY GABBARD.

ix. ALEXANDER BISHOP, b. 1877; m. MARY JANE BISHOP.

More About ALEXANDER BISHOP:
Burial: Bishop Cemetery, Clay Co., KY

More About MARY JANE BISHOP:
Date born 2: 15 April 1879, Owsley Co., KY
Burial: Bishop Cemetery, Clay Co., KY

16. DRUCILLA BISHOP (NANCY3 ROBERTSON, DAVID COLUMBUS2, SAMUEL1). She married (1) LEWIS HARDY. She married (2) WILLIAM ALLEN SANDLIN, son of NIRAM SANDLIN and SUSAN SPURLOCK.

Children of DRUCILLA BISHOP and LEWIS HARDY are:

i. BILL HARDY, m. MARTHA MOBERLY.

ii. NANCY ANN HARDY, m. JOHN MOBERLY.

iii. JAMES HARDY, m. MARY BISHOP.

Child of DRUCILLA BISHOP and WILLIAM SANDLIN is:

iv. SARAH5 SANDLIN, m. JOHN ROBINSON.

17. SALLY BISHOP (NANCY3 ROBERTSON, DAVID COLUMBUS2, SAMUEL1). She married JIM SIMS, son of JOHN SIMS.

Children of SALLY BISHOP and JIM SIMS are:

i. WILLIAM SIMS, b. 25 December 1872, KY; d. 24 April 1966, Oneida, Clay Co., KY; m. LAURA FELTY, 1895.

More About WILLIAM SIMS:
Date born 2: 28 December 1872
Burial: Bishop Cemetery, Pooter Branch, Clay Co., KY

More About LAURA FELTY:
Burial: Bishop Cemetery, Pooter Branch, Clay Co., KY
Cause of Death: Childbirth -- she was buried with her child in her arms.

ii. IDA MAE SIMS, b. 06 November 1898, Owsley Co., KY; d. 23 January 1969, IN; m. GEORGE SANDLIN, 25 July 1916, Riceton, Owsley Co., KY.

iii. LOTTIE SIMS, m. HENRY DUFF.

Notes for LOTTIE SIMS:
Two Lottie Sims are in my files, both married to Henry Duff. The other one is a child of William Sims and Laura Felty, which would make her a grandchild of Jim Sims and Sally Bishop. One of these is probably incorrect.

iv. DANIEL SIMS.

v. MARTHA SIMS, m. LLOYD BISHOP.

vi. SOPHIA SIMS.

vii. LUCY SIMS.

viii. JOHN SIMS, m. LUCY ALLEN.

ix. LOUVERNIA SIMS.

18. DAVID C.4 COLE (ELIZABETH3 ROBERTSON, DAVID COLUMBUS2, SAMUEL1) was born 1843 in Clay Co., KY, and died 26 November 1932 in Clay Co., KY. He married CHARLOTTE REED.

Notes for DAVID C. COLE:
1870 Clay County KY Census, household 986
David Cole 26, Ky
Charloty (Reed) 20 , NC

1880 Clay County KY Census
David Cole 37 Ky
Charlotte 30 NC
John H. 10, Ky
Thomas B. 7 Ky
Nancy Jane 8 Ky
Robert G. 5 Ky
James 3 Ky
Franklin 1 Ky
Elizabeth (Robertson) 65, Ky

More About CHARLOTTE REED:
Burial: Cole Cemetery, Highway 11, Clay Co., KY

Children of DAVID COLE and CHARLOTTE REED are:

i. JOHN H.5 COLE, b. 1870, Clay Co., KY.

ii. THOMAS B. COLE, b. 1873, Clay Co., KY.

iii. NANCY JANE COLE, b. 1872, Clay Co., KY.

iv. ROBERT G. COLE, b. 1875.

v. JAMES COLE, b. 1877.

vi. FRANKLIN COLE, b. 1879.

vii. FANNIE COLE, m. BEN MOORE.

viii. CATHERINE COLE, m. HARVEY WILDER.

Notes for CATHERINE COLE:
Martha Jo Carr shows that Catherine and Henry had no children.

ix. SALLIE COLE.

x. DRUCILLE COLE.

xi. BEVERLY COLE, b. 10 October 1880.

19. DRUCILLA ROBINSON (MARY ANN3 ROBERTSON, DAVID COLUMBUS2, SAMUEL1) was born 1851 in Clay Co. KY. She married JAMES F. TANKERSLEY 03 December 1868 in Clay Co., KY.

Notes for JAMES F. TANKERSLEY:
1880 census shows his parents born in TN.

From Genforum
Ollie Tankersley Hayre
Posted by: Brenda on September 22, 1999

Descendants of William Tankersley

1 William Tankersley 1788 -
.. +Sarah Lemons
......... 2 John M. Tankersley 1810 - 1890
............. +Fannie Boyd
.................... 3 Amelia Tankersley 1837 -
.................... 3 James Tankersley 1842 - 1930
........................ +Drucilla Robinson Abt 1850 - 1926
............................... 4 Laura Tankersley 1869 -
................................... +H.C. Hornsby
............................... 4 Ben Tankersley 1871 -
............................... 4 Ollie Tankersley 1874 - 1956
................................... +Thomas Hayre 1866 - 1946
........................................... 5 Oscar Hayre 1891 - 1969
............................................... +Ida Sizemore
........................................... 5 Martha E. Hayre 1893 -
............................................... +Daniel Cox
........................................... 5 Paulina "Perlinie" Hayre 1895 - 1996
............................................... +Sawyers Webb 1886 - 1973
........................................... 5 Lucy Hayre 1898 - 1952
............................................... +Harold Campbell
...................................................... 6 Eunice Campbell
.......................................................... +Dan Youngblood
........................................... 5 Minnie Hayre 1900 - 1981
............................................... +Steve Teague 1896 - 1983
...................................................... 6 no Children Teague
........................................... 5 Sebastian Hayre 1904 - 1921
........................................... 5 Drucilla Hayre 1906 -
............................................... +Harland Mays
........................................... 5 Clarence Hayre 1909 - 1979
............................................... +Pauline Douglas
........................................... 5 Clarice Hayre 1909 -
............................................... +Mary Taylor
........................................... *2nd Wife of Clarice Hayre:
............................................... +Thelma
........................................... 5 Henry Hayre 1912 -
............................................... +Zelpha Brown
........................................... 5 James Earl Hayre 1916 - 1973
............................................... +Ruth
............................... 4 Leah Tankersley 1878 -
................................... +Granville Pearl Webb 1875 - 1960
............................... 4 Robert Tankersley 1881 -
............................... 4 John Tankersley 1894 -
................................... +Esther Miracle
............................... 4 Lige Tankersley
............................... 4 Minnie Tankersley
.................... 3 Sarah Tankersley 1846 -
........................ +Bill Gilbert
.................... 3 Hanna Tankersley 1851 -
........................ +Ben Allen
.................... *2nd Husband of Hanna Tankersley:
........................ +George Ball
.................... 3 John Tankersley 1855 -
........................ +Phoeba Coldiron
.................... *2nd Wife of John Tankersley:
........................ +Lottie Gilbert
......... 2 George Tankersley 1812 - 1876
............. +Nancy Elizabeth Skillew
......... 2 Lucinda Tankersley 1815 - 1874
............. +Joel B. Kistner
......... 2 William Nathaniel Tankersley 1817 -
............. +Annie Beams

For information regarding the Tankersley name, contact C. Ray Tankersley or visit the Tankersley Family History website.

Children of DRUCILLA ROBINSON and JAMES TANKERSLEY are:

i. LAURA TANKERSLEY, b. September 1869, Clay Co. KY.

ii. BENJAMIN TANKERSLEY, b. 1871, KY; m. RHODA ROBINSON, 11 June 1898, Clay Co., KY.

iii. POLLY TANKERSLEY, b. 1874, Clay Co. KY.

iv. LEAH TANKERSLEY, b. 1878, Clay Co. KY.

v. COSTER TANKERSLEY, b. 1894, Clay Co. KY.

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