When Samuel Booker Robertson was born on 28 May 1824, in Nelson, Kentucky, United States, his father, William Nelson Robertson, was 33 and his mother, Frances Amelia Overton, was 31. He married Mary J. Jackson on 2 December 1845, in McLean, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He lived in McLean, Kentucky, United States in 1860 and Calhoun, McLean, Kentucky, United States in 1880. He died on 14 September 1898, at the age of 74, and was buried in Mount Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery, Wyman, McLean, Kentucky, United States.
Scottish and English: patronymic from the Middle English, Norman French, and Older Scots personal name Robert + -son. This surname is especially common in Scotland, where Robert was a popular personal name and the name of three kings of Scotland, including Robert the Bruce (1274–1329).
Americanized form (and a rare Swedish variant) of Swedish Robertsson: patronymic from the personal name Robert .
Americanized form of Norwegian and Danish Robertsen, a cognate of 1 above.
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