Actions
Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Find all Robertsons in:
 • Robertson Family Cemetery
 • Salado
 • Bell County
 • Texas
 • Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Discussion Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
Sponsor This Memorial!
Col E.S.C. Robertson
Learn about removing the ads from this memorial...
Birth: Aug. 23, 1820
Giles County
Tennessee, USA
Death: Oct. 8, 1879
Salado
Bell County
Texas, USA

REST IN PEACE..

ELIJAH STERLING CLACK ROBERTSON..
HUSBAND OF MARY ELIZABETH DICKEY ROBERTSON..1834-1882.

"HANDBOOK OF TEXAS"
SALADO COLLEGE. Salado College began on October 8, 1859, when a tent meeting was held at Salado Springs to discuss the project of establishing a first-class educational institution in Bell County. The Salado Joint Stock Company was organized. Col. E. S. C. Robertson donated 100 acres of land to the enterprise, and the charter of the company was approved by a special act of the legislature on February 8, 1860. The cornerstone of a large two-story stone building was laid on July 4, 1860. Attendance increased from seventy-five students in the first short term of 1860 to 124 the next year. The average enrollment was 250 from 1866 to 1872. In 1871 a two-story addition was built onto the college building. Enrollment dropped sharply after the panic of 1873. The charter of the Salado Stock Company expired by its own terms on February 8, 1880. The school continued, but the faculty issued no diplomas between 1880 and 1884. Miriam Amanda Fergusonqv attended the college. In 1885 the college property was turned over to the officials of the Salado public free schools. The school is unusual in that it operated for a twenty-four-year period with tuition as its sole source of income.

BIBLIOGRAPHY: George Tyler, History of Bell County (San Antonio: Naylor, 1936).
William C. Pool


 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Sterling Robertson (1785 - 1842)
 
 Spouse:
  Mary Elizabeth Dickey Robertson (1834 - 1882)*
 
 Children:
  Sterling Robertson (1847 - 1847)*
  Luella Robertson Fulmore (1855 - 1909)*
  Huling Parker Robertson (1857 - 1931)*
  Maclin Robertson (1860 - 1923)*
  Mary Sterling Robertson Harrison (1862 - 1939)*
  Birdie R. Johnson (1868 - 1926)*
  Celeta Robertson Durst (1875 - 1948)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Robertson Family Cemetery
Salado
Bell County
Texas, USA
 
Created by: SFC Frank Irons Sr. Reti...
Record added: Feb 25, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 24887360
Col E.S.C. Robertson
Added by: SFC Frank Irons Sr. Retired US Army 1977
 
Col E.S.C. Robertson
Added by: SFC Frank Irons Sr. Retired US Army 1977
 
Col E.S.C. Robertson
Added by: SFC Frank Irons Sr. Retired US Army 1977
 
 
There is 1 more photo not showing...
Click here to view all images...
Photos may be scaled.
Click on image for full size.


- Blanche Keating Collie
 Added: May. 7, 2013

- Betty Warner
 Added: Oct. 15, 2012
REST IN PEACE..
- SFC Frank Irons Sr. Retired US Army 1977
 Added: Jul. 11, 2012
There are 2 more notes not showing...
Click here to view all notes...
 
 
 Advertisement

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service