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Julia Avera Ellington Robertson
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Birth: Apr. 29, 1845
Johnston County
North Carolina, USA
Death: Feb. 25, 1912
Johnston County
North Carolina, USA

Julia Avera Ellington born 1845 in Clayton, Johnston Co, NC, the youngest of 5 known surviving children (3 boys/2 girls) born to well-to-do minister Rev. John F. Fletcher & Christianna Avera/Avery. Julia was the younger sister of Sheriff Jesse T. Ellington (CSA) and Joseph C. Ellington (CSA), also buried here.

Julia was about 22 when she married the 30-year old returning war veteran, Dr. John Battle Robertson in about 1867. Julia would become mother to 7 known children, 6 of whom survived infancy:

* James Vance Robertson (1868-1898)
* William "Will" A. Robertson (1871-aft 1930)
* John A. Robertson (1874)
* Margaret "Maggie" Robertson YOUNG
* Pearl Robertson CAMPBELL
* Roy C. Robertson (1884-1911)

Dr. and Mrs. Robertson were prominent citizens in Clayton, where her husband had his practice and also ran a drug store. In about 1880, the couple built the Robinson Hotel in Clayton, which stood until 1939. (See James Battle Robertson listing for photos of their home and this hotel.)

Julia was widowed in 1910 when her husband of 40 plus years passed at age 72. Julia survived another two years, passing in 1912 at age 66. They are buried near their family members in Clayton City Cemetery.

Of her children, only Maggie remained in Clayton, where she married Dr. Joseph J. Young and raised her family. (They are buried in Maplewood Cemetery.) Daughter Pearl married J. B. Blades of New Bern, but was widowed by 1920 where she was last found with her two adopted children. She married (2nd) to Lee W.Campbell of MA and is buried here. James V. Robertson became a druggist in Hickory, NC. Son, John A. Robertson, was a one-time correspondent for the SMITHFIELD HERALD, and later worked as a salesman in Raleigh. William A. Robertson married Hattie Clark Creech (1879-1961), of Goldsboro, and remained there until his death. Roy Robertson, was also a pharmacist but died in July 1910, at age 25, from typhoid fever just a few months after his father died.

Family links: 
  John Fletcher Ellington (1804 - 1890)
  Christiana Avera Ellington (1815 - 1892)
  James Battle Robertson (1837 - 1910)
  James Vance Robertson (1868 - 1898)*
  Margaret Robertson Young (1878 - 1965)*
  Pearl Roberson Campbell (1880 - 1960)*
  Cornelia Adaline Ellington Ferrell (1831 - 1888)*
  Martha Ellington White (1837 - 1885)*
  Jesse Thompson Ellington (1842 - 1910)*
  Joseph Crittenden Ellington (1843 - 1905)*
  Julia Avera Ellington Robertson (1845 - 1912)
*Calculated relationship
Clayton City Cemetery
Johnston County
North Carolina, USA
Created by: pbfries
Record added: Jul 27, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 28560389
Julia Avera <i>Ellington</i> Robertson
Added by: pbfries
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