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Joseph Webster Robertson
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Birth: Jul. 8, 1813
New Hampshire, USA
Death: Feb. 19, 1891
Norfolk County
Massachusetts, USA

He has been a prominent figure in Quincy particularly under the town form of government. As early as 1845 he was elected a Selectmen, Assessor, Surveyor of Highways and Overseer of the Poor, and was at the time of his death the oldest ex-Selectman. He held office at least six years, the last year being 1872. He had also filled the office of School Committee and Representative to the General Court. Mr. Robertson was among the wealthiest citizens. The Assessors of 1890 valued his property at about $125,000 making his tax $1,550.36, but his actual wealth was probably half a million, as he held many mortgages. He was the owner of the first brick business block built in Quincy, the Robertson block opposite the LEDGER office, in which is located the Robertson House, National Granite bank, stores, a public hall and Masonic headquarters. His estate on Adams Street was one of the best farms in this vicinity. The deceased was one of the largest stockholders in the Mt. Wollaston National Bank, and the National Granite Bank, being a director of the former; and also a corporate of the Quincy Savings Bank. He was also one of the corporators of the new City Hospital, Vice President of the Board of Trustees, and recently contributed $5000 to the endowment fund. He was a member of Rural Lodge of masons, and one of its Trustees, and also was a Knight Templar. He was an ancient Odd Fellow, being a member of the old Mt. Wollaston Lodge. Some years ago Mr. Robertson was very prominent member of the First Universalist Society, and one of the pillars of the church. 
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  Abigail Smith Adams Robertson (1813 - 1883)*
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Mount Wollaston Cemetery
Norfolk County
Massachusetts, USA
Created by: Julie
Record added: Oct 07, 2007
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Joseph Webster Robertson
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Joseph Webster Robertson
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Joseph Webster Robertson
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