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 James Randolph Robertson

James Randolph Robertson

Brunswick County, Virginia, USA
Death 1 Sep 1814 (aged 72)
Tennessee, USA
Burial Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee, USA
Memorial ID 8010613 · View Source
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Founder of Nashville, "Father of Tennessee." Robertson, leading a group of settlers from North Carolina to Tennessee, founded Fort Nashborough on Christmas Day of 1779. Named for Revolutionary War General Francis Nash, the name was changed in 1784 to Nashville. Robertson became well respected by the Indian tribes of Tennessee and worked to create many peace treaties with them. He is called by many historians "The Father of Tennessee."

Bio by: Evening Blues

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  • Added: 22 Oct 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8010613
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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for James Randolph Robertson (28 Jun 1742–1 Sep 1814), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8010613, citing Nashville City Cemetery, Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee, USA ; Maintained by Evening Blues (contributor 46587085) .