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Capt George W. Robertson

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Capt George W. Robertson

Birth
Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, USA
Death 9 May 1917 (aged 78)
Mount Clemens, Macomb County, Michigan, USA
Burial Clinton Township, Macomb County, Michigan, USA
Plot Robertson plot in section A
Memorial ID 33517681 View Source
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Extract from the 1850 Census:
Name: George W Robertson
Age in 1850: 10
Estimated birth year: 1840
Birthplace: Michigan
Race: white
Gender: male
Relation to head-of-house: son
Home in 1850: Clinton, Macomb, Michigan
Parents: Benjamin and Mary F Robertson, ages 40 and 37
Father's birthplace: New York
Mother's birthplace: Massachusetts
Father's occupation: coppersmith
Occupation: none
Sibling living at home: Frances (age 7)
Census place: Clinton, Macomb, Michigan; Roll: M432_357; Page: 42; Image: 83
Date: 31 Jul 1850

Extract from the 1860 Census:
Name: George Robertson
Age in 1860: 21
Estimated birth year: 1839
Birthplace: Michigan
Race: white
Sex: male
Relation to head-of-house: son
Home in 1860: Clinton, Macomb, Michigan
Post office: Mount Clemens
Father's birthplace: New York
Mother's birthplace: Connecticut
Occupation: tinner
Siblings living at home: Fanny (age 17)
Census place: Clinton, Macomb, Michigan; Roll: M653_553; Page: 766; Image: 337
Date: 17 Aug 1860

Extract from American Civil War Soldiers:
Name: George W Robertson
Residence: Mount Clemens, Michigan
Enlistment date: 21 July 1862
Distinguished service: distinguished service
Side served: Union
State served: Michigan
Unit numbers: 1099 1099
Service record: enlisted as a lieutenant 1st Class on 21 July 1862 at the age of 24
Commission in Company F, 22nd Infantry Regiment Michigan on 22 August 1862
POW on 20 September 1863 at Chickamauga, Georgia (paroled)
Promoted to full captain on 17 November 1863 effective 30 July 1864
Paroled on 1 March 1865
Exchanged on 26 April 1865
Mustered out Company F, 22nd Infantry Regiment Michigan on 26 June 1865 in Nashville, Tennessee

Extract from the 1870 Census:
Name: George Robertson
Age in 1870: 32
Estimated birth year: 1838
Birthplace: Michigan
Race: white
Sex: male
Relation to head-of-house: head
Home in 1870: Mount Clemens, Macomb, Michigan
Post office: Mount Clemens
Value of real estate: $8000
Value of personal property: $8000
Occupation: hardware merchant
Census place: Mount Clemens, Macomb, Michigan; Roll: M593_688; Page: 398; Image: 236
Date: 6 Aug 1870

Extract from the 1880 Census:
Name: George W Robertson
Age: 41
Estimated birth year: 1839
Birthplace: Michigan
Race: white
Sex: male
Relationship to head-of-household: head
Home in 1880: Mount Clemens, Macomb, Michigan
Marital status: married
Father's birthplace: New Jersey
Mother's birthplace: Connecticut
Occupation: hardware merchant
Census place: Mount Clemens, Macomb, Michigan; Roll: T9_592; Family History Film: 1254592; Page: 384.3000; Enumeration District: 203; Image: 0772
Date: 8 Jun 1880

Extract from the 1900 Census:
Name: George W Robertson
Age at last birthday: 62
Date of birth: Feb 1838 [sic]
Birthplace: New York
Race: white
Sex: male
Relationship to head-of-house: head
Home in 1900: Mount Clemens Ward 2, Macomb, Michigan
Address: 132 Cass Avenue
Marital status: married
Number of years of marriage: 40
Able to read, write and speak English: yes
Father's birthplace: Scotland
Mother's birthplace: Connecticut
Farm or home: home
Home owned or rented: owned
Mortgage: no
Occupation: capitalist
Months not employed: 0
Census place: Mount Clemens Ward 2, Macomb, Michigan; Roll: T623 727; Page: 10B; Enumeration District: 61
Date: 8 Jun 1900

Extract from the 1910 Census:
Name: George W Robertson
Age in 1910: 71
Estimated birth year: 1839
Birthplace: Michigan
Race: white
Sex: male
Relationship to head of family: head
Home in 1910: Mount Clemens Ward 2, Macomb, Michigan
Address: 132 Cass Avenue
Marital status: married
Number of years of present marriage: not listed
Able to speak English: yes
Able to read and write: yes
Father's birthplace: Scots English
Mother's birthplace: Connecticut
Farm or house: house
Home owned or rented: owned; no mortgage
Occupation: own income
Census place: Mount Clemens Ward 2, Macomb, Michigan; Roll: T624_659; Page: 1A; Enumeration District: 72; Image: 220
Date: 15 Apr 1910

Extract from Michigan Death Records, 1897-1920:
Name: George W Robertson
Age: 78 years 2 months 17 days
Birth date: 22 Feb 1839
Birthplace: Michigan
Race: white
Sex: male
Marital status: married
Address: 132 Cass Avenue
Occupation: none
Death date: 9 May 1917
Death place: Mount Clemens, Macomb, Michigan
Cause of death: diarrhea and enteritis
Father's name: Benjamin Robertson
Birthplace of father: Boston
Mother's name: Mary F Burnham
Birthplace of mother: Boston
Informant: Mrs Robert Posner Sr
Place of burial: Clinton Grove Cemetery in Mount Clemens, Michigan
Date of burial: 11 May 1917

The book "The Mayors of Mount Clemens, Michigan" lists George W. Robertson, 1842-1917, as the sixth mayor, from April 1887 to April 1888. The full entry in the book is as follows:
Term: (Apr) 1887 - (Apr) 1888
Born: 17 Oct 1842 (obituary cites 22 Feb 1839)
Died: 9 May 1917 Mount Clemens, Michigan
Buried: Clinton Grove (A 166) Marker & Monument
Spouse: Delia Van Eps
Address: 132 Cass Avenue
George W. Robertson enlisted in the 22nd Michigan infantry in 1862 and was taken prisoner at Chickamauga just after being made captain. He was a registrar of deeds for Macomb County and assistant to adjutant general, Colonel Farrar. Mr. Robertson was a Mason for 50 years, and Lodge Master from 1873-1878. He was also a member of the Old Crowd.
Political significance: Democrat.
"As one of the first members of the Board of Public Works he aided much in getting improvements under way, and in one term as mayor did excellent service" (per obituary).

George W Robertson - Company F, 22nd Michigan Infantry, by Alan Rothenberg:
From Mt. Clemens, Michigan, George entered service at the organization of the 22nd on July 21, 1862 as a 1st Lieutenant and was commissioned on July 31, 1862. He was taken prisoner at Chickamauga, Georgia on September 20, 1863. He was confined in Atlanta, Macon, Savannah, Libby, Danville, Charleston, Columbia, Charlotte, Salisbury, Raleigh, Goldsboro and Wilmington prisons before he was exchanged on April 26, 1865. While imprisoned he was promoted to Captain to the date of November 17, 1863. He was mustered out at Nashville, Tennessee on June 26, 1865 and returned to Mt. Clemens which was his post war residence.

The Robertson plot in Clinton Grove Cemetery is in the middle of section A of Clinton Grove Cemetery, adjacent to the Tennant plot on the north. Section A is in the center of the front of the cemetery facing Cass Avenue. On entering the cemetery turn left and park half way between the cemetery building and the white building, and then proceed north about half way into section A to find the Robertson plot. The large Robertson stone faces east (the Robertson name is carved into the east side) and is fronted by the other gravestones, all of which face east.
It is arranged as follows:
**Large Robertson stone**
George Clyde
Celia E - George W - Mother - Father

Obituary from the "Herald-Press" of Saint Joseph, Michigan dated 12 May 1917:
Prominent State Mason Dead.
Mt. Clemens - Colonel George W. Robertson, aged 78, former grand lecturer of the Masonic order of Michigan, is dead at his home here. He was born in Detroit, but in early life moved to this city with his parents. He was a major in the regular army and served during the Civil war.

He married Celia E Woodruff in 1862.


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GEORGE W.
Son of Benjamin
Feb. 22, 1839
May 9, 1917

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  • Created by: Richard Rhode
  • Added: 3 Feb 2009
  • Find a Grave Memorial 33517681
  • Find a Grave, database and images (www.findagrave.com/memorial/33517681/george-w.-robertson : accessed ), memorial page for Capt George W. Robertson (22 Feb 1839–9 May 1917), Find a Grave Memorial ID 33517681, citing Clinton Grove Cemetery, Clinton Township, Macomb County, Michigan, USA ; Maintained by Richard Rhode (contributor 46552979) .