Joshua Robertson was born about 1794 probably in Bedford County, VA. He died between 1850 and Apr 1857 Clay Co., Illinois.
Joshua lived in Adair/Wayne County, Kentucky where he married Nancy Wilson. They also bought property in 1824 in Adair>Wayne County, Kentucky on Wolf Creek which flows into Lake Cumberland where his Father also owned property.
Land records (Adair Co., KY, deeds):
8 Jan 1824 – John Fox and wife Nancy of Wayne Co., KY, to Joshua Robertson of Adair Co., KY, 100 acres on [Slanes] fork of Wolf Creek for $400; signed by John Fox and Nancy Fox (both by mark); witnesses Joshua Stephens, James Wilson, John Fry, John [Octry], and John Popplewell (F:146-148; FHL #828,869)
15 Sep 1830 – Dudley Hughs of Adair Co. to Joshua Robertson of Adair Co., 120 acres on “Big Creek of Russels Creek” for $175; signed by Dudley Hughs and Betsy A. Hughs (G:485-486; FHL #828,870). Russell Creek is to the northwest of Wolf Creek and closer to the town of Columbia.
18 Sep 1830 – Joshua Robertson and wife Nancy of Adair Co. to John Hughs of Adair Co., 68 acres on Big Creek for $100; signed by Joshua Robertson and Nancy Robertson (both by mark) (G:495-496; FHL #828,870). This must be part of the 100 acres they bought in 1824.
They must have moved to Clay County, Illinois between 1830 and 1840 because they sold most if not all of their property in Adair>Wayne County. They are in Adair County in 1830 and Clay County, Illinois in 1840.
Land records (Clay Co., IL, deeds):
1 Aug 1851 – Joshua Robertson and wife Nancy of Clay Co. to Stephen Robertson of Clay Co., their son; 40 acres; for affection and $1; signed by Joshua Robertson Sen. and Nancy Robertson (both by mark) (F:311-313; FHL #1,008,802)
1 Aug 1851 – Joshua Robertson and wife Nancy of Clay Co. to Carter Robertson of Clay Co., their son; 40 acres; for affection and $1; signed by Joshua Robertson Sen. and Nancy Robertson (he by mark) (F:313-314; FHL #1,008,802)
Probate records (Clay Co., IL):
G:236 (FHL #1,008,905): April term, 1857; administrator appointed for estate of Joshua Robinson, dec.
G:355-356 (FHL #1,008,905): March term, 1858; petition to sell real estate of Joshua Robertson, dec.–Joseph B. Turner (adm. of Joshua Robertson’s estate) vs. Stephen Robertson, William Robertson, Nathaniel Robertson, Carter Roberton, James Robertson, Joshua Robertson, Elizabeth Robertson, Marion Smith, Eliza Smith, and other unknown heirs of Joshua Robertson dec. (Joshua Robertson, Elizabeth Robertson, Marion Smith, and Eliza Smith minors)
1830 Census (Johnson) Joshua Robertson Adair County, Kentucky
Female – under 5/2 (Josephine), 5-9/1, 10-17/1, 40-49/1 = 3 girls and Nancy
Male – 5-9/2, 30-39/1 = 2 boys and Joshua
1840 Census Joshua (Robinson) Robertson Clay County, Illinois
Female – 5-9/1, 15-19/1, 40-49/1 = 2 girls and Nancy
Male – 5-9/1, 15-19/2, 10-14/2, 15-19/1, 40-49/1 = 6 boys and Joshua
1850 Census – Joshua (Robison) Roberton Clay & Richland Dist., Clay Co., IL, p. 329b
Joshua Robison 56 M none 300 VA, Nancy Robison 52 F NC
James N. Robison 16 M Farmer IL. Joshua Robison 12 M IL, Martin L. Robison 8 M IL, Ella Robison 4 F IL
It is not known if these are their children or grandchildren.
James N. Robertson: b. about 1834 IL.
Joshua Robertson: b. about 1838 IL.
Martin: b. about 1842 IL
Ella b. about 1846 IL
Josephine Robertson (43) m. George H. Smith (46)- A Nancy Robertson is living with them in Adair County,Kentucky in 1860. None of the younger chldren living with her.