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Biographical Sketch for 126719 Julius Caesar Nichols

J. C. N. Robertson, M.D. of Thornton, Caswell Township, was born in Hardeman County, Tenn., August 1, 1840.[1] His father, Charles S. Robertson, a native of Alabama, died when our subject was very small. He was married in Alabama to Miss Elizabeth Thomas, a native of the same State, and had nine children, of whom five – four boys and one daughter – are still living, and of whom our subject is the youngest. Mrs. Robertson died in Arkansas in 1875.[2] The subject ot this sketch was raised in Tennessee, where he received his education in the common schools of Hardeman County, that State, and completed his literary education in Jackson High School, Madison County, Tenn. He attended two courses of lectures at Medical University of Nashville, in 1858. The same year he began the practice of medicine in Hardeman County, and practiced there for one year. He then came to Ouicita County, Ark., and practiced there for two years, when he moved to Chambersville, Calhoun County. Here he remained for a short time, when he cane to Thornton, which he intends to make his permanent home. He is well known in this county, where he has practiced since 1861, and has built up a large and lucrative practice. He has also farmed in connection with his practice, but will hereafter devote his whole time and attention to his profession. Dr. Robertson was married in Ouachita County, Ark. to Miss Sarah Roberts, a native of Alabama, by whom he had seven children, six of whom are now living, viz.: Lydia (deceased, was the wife of John Crawford), Naomi (wife of J. H. Steelman), Ella (wife of D. H. Gallagher), Cora, Joseph A., Charles A. and Willie. Mrs. Robertson died in 1876, and in January, 1881, Dr. Robertson was again united in marriage, this time to Mrs. Hancock. She died in 1885. Dr. Robertson is now and always has been a Democrat, casting his first presidential vote for Seymour. He belongs to the Masonic fraternity and is a member of M Lodge No. 361, at Fordyce, in which lodge he is Master Mason. He was made a Mason in 1860. Dr. Robertson is a prominent citizen and a good physician, and certainly deserves to succeed in his new undertaking.

Goodspeed Publishing Company, History Of South Arkansas (Nashville, Tennessee: Goodspeed Publishing Company, 1884), 809.

Notes by Tom Robertson:

  1. According to other sources, he was born in 1834.
  2. According to 126712 John Montgomery Carroll Robertson, he was born in White County, Tennessee, and, according to the family Bible record for 126713 Alexander Thomas Robertson, A. T. Robertson was born on June 26, 1814 in Giles County, Tennessee. The two documents from the two older brothers are in agreement, and they establish that Charles Robertson and Elizabeth Thomas were natives of Tennessee and that they married and had children several years before they arrived in the Alabama Territory.

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