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Gen James Robertson
Birth: Jun. 28, 1742
Brunswick County
Virginia, USA
Death: Sep. 1, 1814
Tennessee, USA

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: 
 Spouse:
  Charlotte Reeves Robertson (1751 - 1843)*
 
 Children:
  Jonathan Friar Robertson (1769 - 1814)*
  Jonathan Friar Robertson (1769 - ____)*
  James Randolph Robertson (1771 - 1794)*
  Delilah Robertson Bosley (1773 - 1866)*
  Elizabeth Culbertson Van Leer (1773 - 1820)*
  Peyton Robertson (1775 - 1787)*
  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)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Nashville City Cemetery
Nashville
Davidson County
Tennessee, USA
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Evening Blues
Record added: Oct 22, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 8010613
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