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James Robertson
Birth: Jun. 28, 1742
Death: Sep. 1, 1814

Founder of Nashville, "Father of Tennessee." Robertson, leading a group of settlers from North Carolina to Tennessee, founded Fort Nashborough on Christmas Day of 1779. Named for Revolutionary War General Francis Nash, the name was changed in 1784 to Nashville. Robertson became well respected by the Indian tribes of Tennessee and worked to create many peace treaties with them. He is called by many historians "The Father of Tennessee." (bio by: Evening Blues) 
Family links: 
  Charlotte Reeves Robertson (1751 - 1843)*
  Jonathan Friar Robertson (1769 - 1814)*
  James Randolph Robertson (1771 - 1794)*
  Delilah Robertson Bosley (1773 - 1866)*
  Peyton Robertson (1775 - 1787)*
  Charlotte Reeves Robertson (1778 - 1780)*
  Felix Randolph Robertson (1781 - 1865)*
  Charlotte Reeves Robertson Napier (1783 - 1860)*
  William Blount Robertson (1785 - 1837)*
  Peyton Henderson Robertson (1787 - 1840)*
  Lavinia Robertson Craighead (1790 - 1866)*
  John McNairy Robertson (1792 - 1875)*
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Nashville City Cemetery
Davidson County
Tennessee, USA
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Evening Blues
Record added: Oct 22, 2003
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- Anita Brown
 Added: Sep. 2, 2016
Thank you, General for your invaluable contributions to our nation during our American Revolution and being one of the forefathers of the Great State of Tennessee. May you rest in peace, sir.
- Daniel Moran
 Added: Sep. 1, 2016
Father in law of my 5th great Uncle, connected through the Wollard family line from North Carolina and Tennessee ...thank you for your service.
- Caroline Wollard McCasland
 Added: Aug. 3, 2016
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