|Birth: ||Feb. 5, 1825|
|Death: ||Aug. 27, 1878|
Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Robertson [were] both natives of Ohio. Coming to Illinois by water, when the boat finally landed at Havana, Ill., the father's means had been entirely exhausted, all that remained of a marketable value being his handmade rifle. This he was obliged to pawn in order to pay the freight on his goods. Taking his scarce household belongings to the new house which had been erected in Pleasant Township, Fulton County, he set to work to earn a living and redeem that most important staff of life in those days--his rifle. Being a stonemason by trade, he soon found work and nearly the first money he earned was spent for the purpose indicated, and the trusty rifle, which played such a leading part in the first days of the settlement of the Robertson family in these parts, is now in the possession of Jasper Robertson. Jesse Robertson, the father, finally moved into Ipava, and there followed his avocation as a mason until his death. The deceased was a Democrat, but his politics ended when he had cast his vote. His wife survived him until March 19, 1883. To Mr. and Mrs. Robertson were born these children: John, now deceased; Sarah, who was the wife of Wesley Worley, of Elmwood, Ill., but now deceased; Charles, a residewnt of Pekin, Ill.; Alexander, of Ipava; and Lorenzo, also living in that place, and Jasper, the youngest of the family.
Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois and History of Fulton County, Chicago: Munsell Publishing Company, 1908, page 1064
Tamer Elizabeth Towperman Robertson (1828 - 1883)
Alexander Robertson (1857 - 1939)*
Lorenzo Robertson (1861 - 1929)*
Jasper Robertson (1863 - 1940)*
Note: Known to be buried here but no stone found.
Old Ipava Cemetery
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Record added: Dec 30, 2009
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