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Colonel Harlee's Notes on 12244 Eldridge Blount Robertson
 Eldridge Blount Robertson's father,  Elijah Robertson, in his will, dated 17 Feb 1797, names  Eldridge among his children. It has been estimated that  Eldridge was born between 1786 and 1796.
He and his brother,  Sterling Clack Robertson, seem to have been engaged in business together.
From Will Book 7, p. 452, Clerk of Court, Davidson Co., Tenn.: "Estate of John Childress...[married 12241 Elizabeth Robertson] recorded August 30th, 1820A supplementary inventory of the estate of John Childress deed, viz: Three notes given by  Sterling &  Eldridge Robertson. 1 due 1st Jany 1821 for $2555.001 due 1st Jany 1822, $2555.001 due 1st Jany 1823, $2555.00-Total 7665.00 July 27th 1820Sam B. Marshall [married 122411 Jane Martin Childress]...Admr.State of Tennessee, Davidson County Court, July Sessions 1820. This additional inventory was returned in court by Sam B. Marshall, his Admr. and ordered to be recorded."
On 15 Jan 1824,  Eldridge B. Robertson resided at Nashville as shown in a bill of sale (v 77) from " Sterling C. Robertson and  Eldridge B. Robertson of Nashville Tennessee" to their mother for several negroes for $3600.00.
LETTER TO HIS BROTHER  STERLING C. ROBERTSON
From original loaned by Mrs. Lela Sterling Robertson (701g). (Note the salutation "Dear Sir" and ending "Respectfully." This was customary among near relatives in those times).
(On the reverse side is the address): Major Sterling C. Robertson, Nashville, Texas, politeness of Doct. Graves.
His letter, dated 29 Jan 1842, shows that he then lived at Fayetteville, Tenn.
However, the County Court Clerk of Lincoln Co., Fayetteville, Tenn., writes: "I have searched the index to wills in this county and do not find any will of Eldridge Blount Robertson. I have also-searched the index to old deeds and mortgages in this county and do not find his name appearing on the index to these records."
His grandson, Ephraim Barnett Robertson..., writes that he died in Nashville.
His mother's will, dated 17 May 1845, stating "having made several wills in the lifetime of my son,  Eldridge B. Robertson, which are in great part in operation since his death," shows that he died before that date.
Her will shows also that  Eldridge B. Robertson, then, in 1845, had sons, Marcellus Robertson and James Oakley Robertson, to each of whom she bequeathed a part of her claim against the estate of her son,  Sterling C. Robertson, late of Texas.
Notes made from old family letters at the home of  Sterling C. Robertson's son at Salado, Texas, furnishes the information that  Eldridge B. Robertson's son,  Marcellus, lived in New Orleans, La.
Eldridge Blount Robertson....was twice married. The name of his first wife, mother of his sons,  Marcellus and  James Oakley, is not known. His second wife was Mary Hammons. The information concerning her and her descendants was furnished by her grandsons, George Phineas Robertson...and Ephraim Barnett Robertson....
Letter, 9 Feb 1935, from George Phineas Robertson... :
"My oldest sister thinks our father's half-brothers were older than he and that at their mother's death her people took them away to New Orleans and that our grandmother, Mary (Hammons) Robertson, was with our grandfather when he died. My father then went back to Tennessee and brought her to Texas where she received a headright of 640 acres of land in Hunt Co. She died in Bosque Co., in 1868.
Source: William Curry Harlee, Kinfolks: A Genealogical and Biographical Record, 3 vols. (New Orleans: Searcy & Pfaff, 1935-37), 3: 2592-2595.
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