Joshua Thomas Robertson

4 November 1849–23 May 1928 (Age 78)
Marion, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Joshua Thomas

When Joshua Thomas Robertson was born on 4 November 1849, in Marion, Tennessee, United States, his father, Malachi Robertson, was 37 and his mother, Sarah Ross, was 27. He had at least 4 sons and 5 daughters with Nancy Rivers Marler. He lived in Spring Creek Township, Douglas, Missouri, United States in 1880 and Benton Township, Douglas, Missouri, United States in 1900. He registered for military service in 1865. He died on 23 May 1928, in Ava, Douglas, Missouri, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Douglas, Missouri, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joshua Thomas Robertson
Nancy Rivers Marler
Tela J Robertson
Columbus W Robertson
Mahala Catherine Robertson
James Thomas Robertson
Mary Nancy Robertson
Ollie Robertson
William D Robertson
Harrison Robertson
Edith Frances Robertson

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World Events (8)


Age 11

In 1860, the Pony Express used men riding on horseback to carry mail between St. Joseph, Missouri, and Sacramento, California.

Age 14

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 21

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

Name Meaning

Scottish and northern English: patronymic from the personal name Robert . 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 ).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Thomas Roberson in household of Malichi Roberson, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Joshua ? Robertson, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Joshua F Robinson in household of M Robinson, "United States Census, 1860"

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