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Nathan B Nesbitt
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Birth: 1778
North Carolina, USA
Death: Dec., 1860
Carroll County
Tennessee, USA

Robert Jameison Nesbitt, 1810-1886, b. near Knob Creek, KY The son of Scottish, NATHAN NESBITT, 1780-1860, and Irish wife, Anne Jameison, 1785.

His father, Nathan Nesbitt, Sr. came to Dickson County, Tn in the 1790’s from NC and from there moved to Knob Creek, KY. According to family historian, Ida M Nesbitt Collins (1855-1943), daughter of Robert Jameison Nesbitt, Nathan’s wife Ann attended Nancy H. Lincoln at President Abraham Lincoln’s birth in 1809. Nancy Lincoln also attended Ann at the birth of her twin sons, Robert Jameison and Nathan Littleton, 1810. They were referred to as the “Lincolnzes” by the Nesbitts. Evidently, the family moved back to Dickson County and then to northwest TN at about the time of the New Madrid earthquake. In 1818, they were located five miles southeast of Huntingdon, TN, where Nathan was chairman of the Picas and Quarter Sessions Court at Huntingdon in 1822. NATHAN IS BURIED THERE IN HUMBLES CEMETERY. At age 35, Robert Jameson Nesbitt sold his farm in Dickson County and traveled with his brothers Nathan Littleton and John C. (Jack) by way of Clarksville, AR to Washington, AR. Robert and Jack volunteered on 6-30-1846 to fight for the US in the Mexican War, while Nathan remained in Clarksville. Jack later died of typhoid fever in San Antonio. Robert was honorably discharged in Camargo, Mexico on 6-20-1847, and was issued a new pair of overalls to wear home.

Returning to Clarksville, AR he m. Susan Adeline Johnson at Morrison’s Bluff. With two land grants of 160 acres each, they also bought two sections of land with Nathan L. and William W, the son of Samuel J. Nesbitt. Together they established Nesbitt’s Settlement, six miles northwest of Marshall, TX where each family built a large log home.

Famous for hospitality, Robert Jameison Nesbitt entertained people of all walks of life. When his last son was three days old, he named him for a distinguished house guest at the time, Honorable Felix Zollicoffer of TN.

Products they raised on the plantation were corn, cotton, rice, wheat, fruit, vegetables, potatoes, and cane. They also had mules, cows, hogs, chickens, geese, and guineas. Sugar coffee and salt had to be purchase in Shreveport, LA. Their meals were cooked on an open fireplace by “Aunt” Polly in an outside kitchen.

“ Bob” and Nathan L. Nesbitt were active in Masonic Lodge #22 and Old Scratch Eye Cumberland Presbyterian Church.

Children of Robert J. and Susan Adeline Nesbitt: Nathan Littleton, 1848-1866: John Wilson, 1852-1925; Anna Jameison Busbee 1853-1903; Ida M Collins, 1855-1943; Sallie Angelina Nesbitt, 1857-1905; Robert Benjamin, 1858-1875; Samuel Jameison 1861-1864; Susan Adeline, 1862-1916; Tenie Lucy Wells, 1863-1945; Thomas William 1865-1885 abd Felix Zolicoffer, 1867-1908.

Submitted by Lura Parker Bass to

Source:History of Carroll County, Tennessee, Volume
By Turner 
Family links: 
  Robert Nathan Nesbitt (1730 - ____)
  Jane Angeline Jameison Nesbitt (1735 - ____)
  Anne Jameison Nesbitt (1778 - 1820)
  Wilson Nesbitt (1808 - 1898)*
  Nathan Littleton Nesbitt (1810 - 1899)*
  Robert Jameison Nesbitt (1810 - 1886)*
  John Allen Nesbitt (1753 - 1841)*
  Robert Jameison Nesbitt (1766 - 1847)*
  Jeremiah Nesbitt (1776 - 1855)*
  Nathan B Nesbitt (1778 - 1860)
  Thomas W Nesbitt (1780 - 1830)*
  Samuel A Nesbitt (1783 - ____)*
  Robert Nesbitt (1785 - 1846)*
*Calculated relationship
Humbles Cemetery
Carroll County
Tennessee, USA
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Record added: Feb 12, 2013
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