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Maj James “Horseshoe” Robertson

Maj James “Horseshoe” Robertson

Birth
Virginia, USA
Death 26 Apr 1838 (aged 78)
Romulus, Tuscaloosa County, Alabama, USA
Burial Coker, Tuscaloosa County, Alabama, USA
Memorial ID 27235310 · View Source
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A resident of St. Clair County;.... private, S.C. Continental Line;.... enrolled on October 29, 1833, under act of Congress of June 7, 1832;.... payment to date from March 4, 1831;.... annual allowance, $80;.... sums received to date of publication of list, $240......—Revolutionary Pension Roll, in Vol. xiv, Sen. Doc. 514, 23rd Cong., 1st sess., 1833-34.... "The following tribute to 'Horseshoe Robinson' is extracted from a poem, entitled 'The Day of Freedom,' by Alexander B. Meek, and delivered as an oration at Tuscaloosa on the 4th of July, 1838:.... "Valorously... He bore himself, and with his youthful arms.... Chivalrous deeds performed, which in a land.... Of legendary lore had placed his name, Embalmed in song, beside the hallowed ones.... Of Douglass and of Percy;.... not unsung.. Entirely his fame.... Romance has wreathed.... With flowering fingers,.... and with wizard art.... That hangs the votive chaplet on the heart,.... His story, mid her fictions, and hath given..... His name and deeds to after times.... When last This trophied anniversary came round And called Columbia's patriot children out..... To greet its advent, the old man was here,.... Serenely smiling as the autumn sun Just dripping down the golden west to seek His evening couch..... Few months agone I saw.... Him in his quiet home,.... with all around.... Its wishes could demand—and by his side.... The loved companion of his youthful years—.... This singing maiden of his boyhood's time;.... She who had cheered him with her smiles when clouds.... were over his country's prospects;.... who had trod.... In sun and shade,.... life's devious path with him,.... And whom kind Heaven had still preserved to bless,.... With all the fullness of maternal wealth,.... Thee mellowing afternoon of his decline..... Where are they now?... the old man and his wife?..... Alas! the broadening sun sets in the night,.... The ripening shock falls on the reaper's arm;..... The lingering guest must leave the hall at last;.... The music ceases when the feast is done;.... The old man and his wife are gone. From earth,.... Have passed in peace to heaven; and summer's flowers,.... Beneath the light of this triumphant day,.... Luxurious sweets are shedding over The unsculptured grave of 'Horseshoe Robinson.'"....


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  • Created by: Lesley Denton
  • Added: 31 May 2008
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  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Maj James “Horseshoe” Robertson (Oct 1759–26 Apr 1838), Find A Grave Memorial no. 27235310, citing Robertson Cemetery, Coker, Tuscaloosa County, Alabama, USA ; Maintained by Lesley Denton (contributor 46989962) .