I am forever searching for ROBERTSON/BLACKWOOD connections in Greene and Washington Counties, TN. I just located some information and would love comments and additional data. Here's what I found:
Joseph ROBERTSON native of PA m Margaret DERBY and eventually settled in Guilford Co., NC. (Went to NC w/Daniel BOONE) Was a Revolutionary War Soldier, fought in the Battles of Cowpens and King's Mountain. The ROBERTSONS moved to Blount Co., TN in their later years, where Joseph died in 1834.
Their son, George ROBERTSON b in Guilford Co., NC moved to Greene Co., TN where he married Deborah REGISTER. George ROBERTSON participated in the War of 1812 and rec'd a land grant in 1851 in Mahaska Co., Iowa. In 1865, the family disposed of their land in Iowa and returned to TN.
James Register ROBERTSON s/o George and Deborah (REGISTER) ROBERTSON b1/22/1822, Washington Co., TN m Margaret BARKLEY/BERKLEY b 1836 Greene Co., TN d/o Samuel BARKLEY. Her parents died while she was an infant and she was raised by her grandfather, William BARKLEY, prominent man and High Sheriff of that County (Greene ?). They were part of the BERKLEY Family of Virginia.
George ROBERTSON s/o James Register ROBERTSON and Margaret BARKLEY, was born 6/2/1852, Mahaska Co., Iowa. In 1867, the family moved to Randolph Co., MO. George ROBERTSON m Miss Laura HINER b 1879, Mexico, MO d/o Capt. David A. HINER.
Sources: Encyclopedia of the History of Missouri: a compendium of history and ... edited by Howard pg 377 (snippet)
A History of Northeast Missouri, Volume 2? - Page 1028 Walter Williams
This info was posted on the REGISTER surname on Genforum,Posted by: bj Date: December 04, 2000 at 10:43:25 In Reply to: James Francis Register,Tenn by Samuel Bacon of 560
Children believed to be:
1] Francis REGISTER (1780-1839) married Jemima GLASSCOCK(Register Assoc has more on this line I believe)
2] Margaret REGISTER, b. 1785, married John ROBERTSON of Buncombe Co, NC 16 Jan 1805 in Green Co. TN. Joseph ROBERTSON was bondsman.
3] Deborah REGISTER, born 1790, married George ROBERTSON, 27 May 1809 in Green Co. TN Bondsman was John ROBERTSON, son of Joseph.
4] Rebecca REGISTER, b. 1792 (?) married John COLVER 28 Oct 1806, Green Co. TN. Bondsman was Francis REGISTER (her brother) and David RICE.
Could anyone identify which Joseph ROBERTSON is mentioned above?
Any information would be appreciated, Linda Cashen Gaunt