Nov. 13, 1832 Nashville Davidson County Tennessee, USA
DIED in this city, Nashville, TN after a painful illness, Mrs. Lydia Waters Robertson, consort of Dr Felix Randolph Robertson.
In alluding to this chastening event, we do but justice to our individual feelings, while we redeem the pledge which we owe to society of perpetuating the memory of departed worth.
The history of Mrs. Robertson discovers a pure, beneficent, disinterested course of life. She was a Christian, in the largest sense of that word. Penury had no sting which she did not pluck-affliction no anguish which she did not alleviate with that smiling cheerfulness and benignity of manner which was in her spontaneous from the heart, and springing from unrestrained natural impulse.
She was a kind and affectionate relative, a sincere friend, correct and just in her religious and moral duties.
Resignation so softened the distress of disease, that the pillow of death seemed the pillow of repose, around which her virtures have strown roses of fragrance which shall embalm her memory. Even in that solemn hour, when "life hovered like a star betwixt two worlds," when her afflicted children clung around the breathing image-even then they heard from her pale lips the words of eternal life.
To her relatives we would say, there is something in the recollection of the scene which should calm the overflowing of tears. Weep not then that she has left, for another and a better world. Her spirit rests upon the bosum of its God-
Inspired by Him whose words are peace And purity and gentleness Each earthly grief and transient pain Shall work her everlasting gain.
Source - Obituary from thenashvillecitycemetery.org
Married Felix Randolph Robertson on October 8, 1808 in Davidson County, TN.
Children of Felix and Lydia Robertson:
James Waters Robertson 1812 1836 Elizabeth Anderson Robertson Smith 1813 1891 VA Benjamin Barton Robertson 1815 1815 Mary Jordan Robertson Sullivan 1816 1871 Eleanor Reeves Robertson Hennen 1818 1880 John E Beck Robertson 1820 1863 Felix Robertson 1826 1827 Felix Randolph Robertson, Jr 1827 1862