Re: robertson of renfrewshire scotland
I have a Robert Robertson who, according to his tombstone, was born in Renfrewshire on 20 Jan 1810.Alas, he was not very careful of dates.I have found that there were two Robert Robertsons born in Renfrewshire in that month.I do not know which is mine.One was christened in Neilston on 21 January 1810; he was the son of Thomas Robertson and Margaret Telfer.The other was the son of John Robertson and Marion Muirhead; he was christened on 28 January.I do not know the parish.
When and where he got to the US, I have no idea.The first record I have for him is his marriage on 3 July, 1835 to Elvinia Kimbrough, in Putnam County, GA.There were a number of Kinbrough families in that area, and to date I have not been able to assign her to one.
It appears that Robert worked in the Putnam/Greene county areas, probably in woolen mills, or possibly cotton mills.In 1847 he purchased land in Troup Cty, Ga., and built a woolen mill, surprisingly named Robertson Woolen Mills, which is said to have been the first textile operation in that county.(He should not be confused with another Robertson family that later built alarge and hugely successful cotton mill.)
This (Robert's) mill operated until the end of the war, when it was confiscated.Robert later moved to Cobb Cty Ga where, with his son-in-law, James D. Fuller, he operated a woolen mill for a time.This venture was not successful, but he remained in Cobb Cty until his death.
Robert and Elvinia (Elviria ?), had at least four children:Mary b 1840, Virginia b 1842, Amelia (Fanny) b 1844, who married James D. Fuller and was my ggrandmother,and Elvira b 1847.
I would be delighted to hear from anyone in this line.Answer here, or email -email@example.com.
David F. Thompson