The Robertson Family
of Fulton County, NY

A direct lineage of 5 generations
written and donated by Susan Goodman.

Daniel Robertson
(1769-1860)

Daniel Robertson, born Abt. 1769 in Rannoch, Perthshire, Scotland; died 14 November 1860. He married Isabella Cameron Abt. 1810.

Isabella Cameron, born Abt. 1783 in Perthshire, Scotland; died 06 December 1841.

Children of Daniel Robertson and Isabella Cameron are:

  1. John Cameron Robertson, born 12 November 1812 in NY; died 18 May 1873 in Fulton Co., NY; married (1) Grace Ann McVean Abt. 1840 in NY; married (2) Anna Matilda McLaren Aft. 1860.
  2. Jennett Robertson, born 1813.
  3. Isabel Robertson, born 1815.
  4. Margaret Robertson, born 1815.
  5. Catherine Robertson, born 1817.
  6. James Robertson, born 1827.
  7. Elizabeth Robertson, born 1828; died 31 January 1853.

1810 United States Federal Census Record - Daniel Robertson -Township: Johnstown County: Montgomery State: New York

1840 United States Federal Census Record -Name: Daniel Robertson Township: Broadalbin County: Fulton State: New York

1850 United States Federal Census Record -Name: Daniel Robertson- farmer Age: 75 Estimated birth year: abt 1775 -Birth place: Scotland -Home in 1850 ): Broadalbin, Fulton, New York -living with Isabell -40 -ny; Catherine-27-ny; Margaret 25-ny-James-23-ny- laborer; Elisabeth-21-ny

1860 Census -Daniel Robertson Broadalbin, Fulton, NY- 90 1769 Scotland Male [widower] [wife Isabell dead] living with Jennett Robertson Broadalbin, Fulton, NY 46 1813 New York ; Isabel Robertson Broadalbin, Fulton, NY 44 1815 New York ; Catharine Robertson Broadalbin, Fulton, NY 42 1817 New York ; Margaret Robertson Broadalbin, Fulton, NY 40 1815 New York ;James Robertson Broadalbin, Fulton, NY 32 1827 New York ; also Catharine A Godmont Broadalbin, Fulton, NY 16 1843 New York and Hugh Godmont Broadalbin, Fulton, NY 14 1845 New York Male [were these grandchildren?]

Perthe Cemetery, -HEADSTONES

Daniel, a native of Perthshire Scotland, die Nov 14, 1860 in 92nd year

Isabel Cameron, a native of Scotland, wife of Daniel Robertson, d Dec 6 1841, in 59th year

Elizabeth, their dau, d Jan 31, 1853 age 25

Grace, wife of John (Inscription gone) [probably Grace McVean, wife of son John Cameron Robertson


John Cameron Robertson
(1812-1873)

John Cameron Robertson, born 12 November 1812 in NY; died 18 May 1873 in Fulton Co., NY. He was the son of Daniel Robertson and Isabella Cameron. He married (1) Grace Ann McVean Abt. 1840 in NY. She was born 1812 in NY, and died Aft. 1860. He married (2) Anna Matilda McLaren Aft. 1860. She was born 01 February 1811 in Johnstown, (Montgomery) Fulton, NY, and died 03 May 1893 in Broadalbin, Fulton Co., NY. She was the daughter of John McLaren and Ann McIntyre.

1860 United States Federal Census Record -Name: J C Robertson -Age in 1860: 48 Birth Year: abt 1812 -Home in 1860: Providence, Saratoga, New York -Gender: Male Post Office: Barker Ville -living with Grace Robertson 48 ;Isabell Robertson 18 ;Edward Robertson 16 ;Hiram Robertson 15 ;Elesabeth Robertson 13; Grace Robertson 11 ;D J Robertson 9 Lucintha Allen 57 -boarder?

1869-70 Child's Gazetteer for Montgomery and Fulton Counties--Robertson, J. C. Perth Farmer, 75

1870 United States Federal Census JC Robertson- 57 farmer-NY -Home in 1870: Broadalbin, Fulton, New York ;living with A M Robertson- 57 F keeper house; Alvira 22 school teacher;Daniel J 20- ;Campbell, Annie- 12; Robertson Peter D- 11 [b.1859]

The History of Saratoga County by Nathaniel Bartlett Sylvester (1878) shows in the section for the Town of Providence, a J. C. Robertson was the Justice of the Peace in 1861. eservoir.

Perthe Cemetery Records

John C b. Nov 12 , 1812 d. May 18, 1873 and Anna M McLaren [his second wife] wife of John C, d. May 3, 1893 age 82.

another area of Perthe Cemetery- Daniel Robertson, wife Isabel Cameron, and dau Elizabeth and also "Grace, wife of John (inscription gone)" This is probably Grace McVean who married John Cameron Robertson, son of Daniel and Isabel.


Daniel James Robertson
(1850-1889)

Daniel James Robertson was born March 10th 1850, in Stratford NY, the 7th living child of John Cameron Robertson and Grace McVean .


Daniel James Robertson
1876 - Graduation from Union College

Daniel prepared for college at the Cazenovia Seminary, graduated from Union College, Schenectady, and, in 1879, graduated from Princeton Theological Seminary.


Daniel James Robertson
1879 - Graduation from Princeton Theological Seminary

He was ordained by the Steuben Presbytery at Canisteo in 1879 and served as a pastor in the Canisteo Presyterian church for 4 years. He married Mary Folsom Taylor, daughter of William Boyd Taylor and Eliza Jane Folsom, in Canisteo in 1882. A son, Clement Taylor Robertson, was born in 1883. Daniel and his family moved to Kansas, where he died in 1889 of consumption.

See the following obituaries:

OBIT "-Headlight", Thayer Kans. Friday Nov 1, 1889

Only the day before the beloved pastor of the Presbyterian church had been out riding. Now his body lay in the embrace of Death. The evening before going about as usual and at ten minutes past four Saturday morning, dissolution took place and he was gone forever. At home, in the midst of peace and quiet of his little family and many friends he passed away so gently and so easilly that no one could surely say, I saw him die. Young Dr. Sims was staying with him and had temporarily left the room. Mrs. Robertson, his faithful wife was close by. Little "Clem" was there but too young to know of the death of his father. Soon the sorrowful tidings spread over the village as with bated breath one told another. "Mr. Robertson is dead!" Friends gathered quickly and all that human hands could do or affectionate sympathy suggest was offered freely to the bereaved family. Mrs. Robertson bore it all bravely, though suffereing with a severe headache. Mrs. George T. Dodds remained constantly at her side from five o'clock Saturday mornign until the train bearing the body and the family left Monday at 11:20 AM. John Taylor, Mrs Robertson's brother had started to come to surprise his sister and did not know of his brother's death until Mr. Reed told him near Chanute. He is a very kind brother and seemed to be a great comfort to his sister. Mr. Reed of the Presbyterian church of Chanute, came down and officiated at the services at the house and acccompanied the funeral party as far as Chanute.

Daniel James Robertson was born in Stratford, NY the 10th Day of March, 1850. graduated at Union College in 1876, and at Princeton Theological Seminary in 1879; called to the pastorate of the Presbyterian Church at Canisteo, NY, the home of his wife's parents in August 1879. When his heatlh failed in 1884 came to Kansas in October of that year, living for a while in the western part of the state and coming to Thayer in June 1885. He never seemed to have any strength but he not only preached in Thayer but also at the "Harrison" church about five miles west of Thayer. We have seen him quite frequently going off to "Harrison" when the weather was very uncomfortable but with indomitable energy and determination he seemed always ready to sacrifice himself for the good of others. He had many friends in Thayer who mourn his loss.

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OBIT-Canisteo Times-31 Oct 1889

"The sad news of the death of Rev. D. J. Robertson, reached this place last Saturday morning. Mr. Robertson left Canisteo nearly five years ago for the west in hopes of regaining his failing health and took a pastorate charge at Thayer, Kansas, where he died.

He seemed to improve for a short time but this did not prove to be lasting and for the past year he has been failing quite rapidly.

Mr. Robertson is the son-in-law of W. B Taylor of this place, having married Miss Mary Taylor by whom one son was born.

He was once the pastor of the Presbyterian church of this place, it being his first charge after coming from the seminary, and is well and favorably known here, and his death casts a sad gloom over the entire community.

He was 36 years of age. His remains will be brought to this place for interment, and the funeral held at the Presbyterian church, Thursday at 3:PM.


Clement Taylor Robertson
(1883-1971)

Clement Taylor Robertson* 1883 - 1971 b: 12 March 1883 in Canisteo, Steuben Co., NY d: September 1971 in Phoenix, Maricopa Co. AZ Census: 1900 Canisteo, Steuben Co., NY; married Antoinette Baker Burt* 1882 - 1946 b: 27 January 1882 in Buffalo, NY d: 30 May 1946 in Oak Park, IL Census: 1900 Buffalo, Erie Co, NY m: 03 July 1907 in Buffalo, NY Burial: Cremation


Daniel James Robertson
(1908-1914)


(click image to enlarge)

The group photo above was taken in 1908 and is 4 generations of Robertsons. Daniel James Robertson was dead by then. The photo includes his grown son, Clement Taylor Robertson, grandson named after grandfather, Daniel James Robertson. Also, Daniel Jame Robertson's wife, remarried, Mary Taylor Robertson Summers, b 1863, and HER mother, Eliza Jane Folsom Taylor, b 1834.

Daniel James Robertson 1908 - 1914 b: 27 July 1908 d: 13 November 1914


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