Search billions of records on

John S. M. Robertson of Gallatin Co. KY

Ralph Dean Clark
P.O. Box 641188
Los Angeles, CA 90064-1188
Ultimate Family Tree, ver 2.5c
MARCUM Project Version 679
March 20, 1998

Table of Contents

Marcum, Richardson, Robertson

First Generation

1. John S. M.1 Robertson was born in Kentucky circa 1789.

He married Milly (Robertson). Milly was born circa 1785 in Pennsylvania.

In the Census of 1850, John was listed as a head of household in Gallatin Co, KY.(1)

John S. M. Robertson and Milly (Robertson) had the following children:

Second Generation

3. Nancy2 Robertson (John S. M.1)(3) was born in Kentucky circa 1815. Nancy died after 1880 in maybe, Montgomery Co, KS, or Missouri, at age unknown.

She married twice. She married Arthur Marcum before 9 December 1832 in Gallatin Co, KY.(4) Arthur was born before 1800. Arthur died circa 1839 in probably, Bartholomew Co, IN, at age unknown. She married John Richardson August 3, 1843 in Bartholomew Co, IN.(5) John was born August 1804 in Ohio.(6) (Additional notes for John Richardson(7)) John died February 1880 in Bartholomew Co, IN, at age 75. John applied for a marriage license to wed Nancy Robertson August 1, 1843 in Bartholomew Co, IN.(8)

He had been a farmer, but sometime around 1857, he became disabled, and thereafter was only rarely able to do any work to support his family. He died of pneumonia in February, 1880, at the age of sixty five.

She was listed as a resident in the census report 1840 in Bartholomew Co, IN.(9) Nancy applied for a marriage license to wed John Richardson August 1, 1843 in Bartholomew Co, IN.(10) In 1840, Nancy Markim was living in Rock Creek Township in Bartholomew County, where she would remain for at least forty years, with her young son, John, and four girls. The youngest would have been her daughter Emma, but thirty years later no other was mentioned when Nancy listed her children. Two of the girls were between five and nine years old, and one of the girls was above age ten. They were probably the children of Arthur Marcum by his first wife.

Every record of her children says that John was born in Kentucky in 1836 and Emma was born in Indiana around 1838, so the family must have moved from Kentucky before then. Why Nancy was in Rock Creek in 1840 hasn't been determined. No deed was registered in the name of Marcum to indicate that her late husband had settled there, so it's not known whether she had come to Bartholomew County with him, or for her own reason after his demise. None of Nancy's immediate neighbors were old enough to have been her father or uncle; she might have settled near a brother or sister.

She remarried in 1843, and had two more children. After her second husband became disabled around 1857, she and her young son worked a small rented farm for a while. Eventually her son Milton was the sole support of the family. After he died at the end of the Civil War, the neighbors made a loom for her, and she made a small income from weaving carpets. In 1871, she was granted a pension of eight dollars a month from Milton's war service, retroactive from his death. The application papers for that pension have provided most of the details known of her later life, and of her family.

Nancy Robertson and Arthur Marcum had the following children:

Nancy Robertson and John Richardson had the following children:

4. Rodger2 Robertson (John S. M.1) was born in Kentucky circa 1815.

He married Milly A. Knox. Milly was born circa 1820 in Kentucky. Milly was the daughter of Milly A. Knox.

In the Census of 1850, Rodger was listed as a head of household in Gallatin Co, KY.(24) He was listed as a neighbor of John S. M. Robertson in the Census of 1850 in Gallatin Co, KY.(25)

Rodger Robertson and Milly A. Knox had the following children:

5. Theophilus C.2 Robertson (John S. M.1) was born in Kentucky circa 1820.

He married Harriet (Robertson). Harriet was born circa 1822 in Kentucky.

In the Census of 1850, Theophilus was listed as a head of household in Gallatin Co, KY.(26) He was listed as a neighbor of John S. M. Robertson in the Census of 1850 in Gallatin Co, KY.(27)

Theophilus C. Robertson and Harriet (Robertson) had the following children:

6. William2 Robertson (John S. M.1) was born in Kentucky circa 1830.

He married Rebecca (Robertson). Rebecca was born circa 1827 in Kentucky.

He was listed as a household member of John S. M. Robertson's house in the Census of 1850 in Gallatin Co, KY.(28)

William Robertson and Rebecca (Robertson) had the following child:

Notes and References

1. John S. M. Robertson, 1850 US Census, Gallatin Co. KY, P.169A L.31, John S. M. Robertson 60 b.KY Farmer RE$3600; Milly 65 b.PA col.12; James G 36 b.KY Laborer; Elizabeth 30 b.KY; William 30 b.KY Laborer; Rebecca 23 b.KY; James L 9/12 b.KY (hereafter cited as 1850 census, P.169A L.31, Gallatin Co. KY).
2. Ibid.
3. 1840 census Bartholomew Co, IN, P.201 L.10, Rockcreek Twp : 1 - 12101, near J. Richardson 1880 census, Bartholomew Co IN, Rock Creek Twp, Burnsville P.O., enumerated with family of John Markum Richardson, Nancy 65 (mother) widow b.KY fb.KY mb.KY.
4. Gallatin County, Kentucky, Marriage Register, Book 2, 1802 - 1856. (LDS Film #509,036), p. 124: James Cox, M.G., on 9 December 1832 wrote in the register a list of nine marriages he had performed, including, sixth, Arthur Marcum to Nancy Robertson. The ninth entry is James Robertson to Susan Foster (hereafter cited as Gallatin Co. KY, Book 2, Marriage Register).
5. Married by Wesley White, ordained preacher Methodist Church.
6. Milton Richardson's Mother's Civil War Pension File, photocopy in author's possession, Appl.No.182666, Cert.No.149477 affidavit 20 July 1870 said John would be 66 next August (hereafter cited as Milt. Richardson Pension).
7. 1840 census Bartholomew Co. IN, P.199 L.20, near Robt : 000001 - 12001 1850 census record not found. 8/17/1860 census Bartholomew Co IN, P.142 L.24 H.912, Rock Creek Twp, Elizabethtown P.O.: John Richardson 55 b.OH Day laborer PE$200; Nancy 41 b.KY; Cerilda 16, Milton I. 12 col.12, both b.IN. 6/6/1870 census Bartholomew Co IN, P.224A L.24 H.124, Rock Creek Twp, Burnsville P.O.: Richardson, John 65 b.OH Farm laborer PE$100 col.17,19; Nancy 57 b.KY Keeping house col.16,17. Mortality census, year ending May 31, 1880 - Bartholomew Co., P.101 L.17 : #199 Richardson, John 75 M W mar. b.OH fb.OH mb.OH (occupation blank) d.Feb of Pneumonia, res. in co. 35y, Dr. K.B.Hawley.
8. Bartholomew Co. Marr. Register, Vol. III p.125 (LDS Film 1, 301, 789)
9. P.201 L.10 : 1 boy 0-4, 1 girl 0-4, 2 5-9, 1 10-14, 1 woman 20-29
10. Bartholomew Co. Marr. Register, Vol. III p.125 (LDS Film 1, 301, 789)
11. Roster and Record of Iowa Soldiers in the War of Rebellion, (Des Moines, IA: 1908), Los Angeles Public Library, Los Angeles, CA, 973.7477 I64, Vol.I, 1st-8th Regts., Infantry (hereafter cited as Roster of Iowa Soldiers). 1870 census Bartholomew Co IN, P.223B L.12 H.123, Rock Creek Twp, Burnsville P.O.: Markem, John 35 b.IN Farmer PE$200 col.19; Mary 24 b.IN Keeping col.17; Emma 4, Sherman 1, both b.IN; O'Neal, John 17 b.IN Farm labor [maybe Charles's son]. House is next to James O'Neal, age 56. 1880 census Bartholomew Co IN, ED.12 P.23 L.21 H.198, RockCreek Twp, Burnsville P.O.: Markum, John 45 m. Works on farm b.IN fb.KY mb.KY; Amanda wife 33 m. b.IN f,mb.-; Helton [line drawn through name], Arley 8 [line drawn through "son"] b.IN fb.IN mb.IN; Markum, Sherman 11 son b.IN fb.IN mb.IN; Richardson, Nancy 65 mother widow b.KY f,mb.KY. [other Markum children enum on P.21 with Sarah O'Neal].
12. 1900 census Arapahoe Co. CO, V.3 ED.68 S.1 L.31 H.4 F.5, Denver City, Precinct 5, 1138-40 Broadway: Day Emma E roomer June 14 1838-61 wid 9/5 b.IN fb.VA mb.KY YYY; Harriet A roomer Apr 12 1870-30 sgl b.MO fb.Unknown mb.IN Milliner 12 months unemployed YYY They are enumerated in a rooming house headed by Hiram C. Grant 39 b.IA and his wife Maggie b.IL occupation = landlady. There are several other singles and small families.
13. 8/8/1860 census Douglas Co. KS, P.179(175) L.26 H.1249 F.1328, City of Lecompton: Wm P Caldwell 44 b.AL Carpenter RE$500 PE$100; Elizabeth 47 b.NC; Caroline Reese 24 b.GA; Elizabeth 6 b.TN; M Shanon 4m, Wm 2/12, both b.KS Terr; Samuel Day 32 b.TN; Emma 22 b.IN [No others on this or preceding or following page from any of those states. Everyone from Northeast or IL or OH, except an apparent orphan, Nancy Hines 11 b.IN.] 6/24/1870 census Jackson Co. MO, P.641B L.35 H.112 F.107, 4th Ward, Kansas City, Sub 43: Day Samuel 40 b.TN Fisherman PE$300 col.19; Emma E 32 b.IN Keeping House col.16,17; Nancy 9, John 7, Samuel 5, Sarah S 3, all ch. b.KS
14. IGI extracted local vital records
15. 1880 census Jackson Co. Missouri, ED.20 S.1 L.38, Kansas City, 812 Santa Fe St.: Hall Aron 44 b.PA f,m.b.PA Carpenter; Emma A. wife 48 b.IN fb,m.b.KY Dressmaker col.12 [married within the year]; Ella dau 7 b.MO col.21, Claudie son 5 b.KS, both ch. fb.PA mb.IL; Day Harvey J stepson 18 b.KS laborer col.14=1 [months unemployed], Samuel stepson 15 b.KS Teamster col.14=1, Sarah S stepdau 12 b.KS col.21, Hattie A stepdau 9 b.MO col.21, Flora A stepdau 4 b.MO, all step-ch. fb.TN mb.IN
16. 1870 census, p.225 line 11 (p.224 line 32 is obscure 16 or 26)
17. Bartholomew County Marriage Records, West Los Angeles Family History Center, Los Angeles, CA, V.7 p.354 (name Zerilda), m. by Horace Bushnell (hereafter cited as Barth. Co. Mar. Rec.).
18. Ibid., v.8 p.23, by David P. May Minister Go.; father consented for son.
19. 1850 census
20. Bartholomew County Historical Society, Bartholomew County Cemetery Records, Bartholomew County Public Library, Columbus, IN, p.71, 'John W. Helton 1848-1872' Sarilda Helton on same stone. (hereafter cited as Bartholomew HS Cem. Rec.).
21. Joseph Hart Chapter, DAR, Bartholomew Co, IN - Marriage License Affidavits, (1979), Indiana State Library Genealogy Division, Indanapolis, IN, G 977.201 B287bm, Affiant: O'Neal, Christopher (hereafter cited as Barth. Co. Affidavits).
22. Ibid., Affiant: O'Neal, Christopher.
23. Milt. Richardson Pension; W. H. H. Terrell, Indiana in the War of the Rebellion - Report of Adjt.General, (Indiana, Hist. Soc., 1960), Los Angeles Public Library, Los Angeles, CA, 973.7472 I39, Appendix, p.575; (hereafter cited as Indiana in War of Rebellion); and Battles and Leaders of the Civil War, (New York, NY: T. Yoseloff), Vol.IV p.698 (hereafter cited as Battles & Leaders).
24. Rodger Robertson, 1850 US Census, Gallatin Co. KY, P.169A L.17, Rodger Robertson 35m Farmer RE$1000; Milly A 30 col.12; John T 10 col.11, Willis P 8 col.11, Emiline J 5f, Amanda T 4, Mary A H 2, Robert B 6/12; Milly A Knox 60; everybody birthplace blank - presume ditto from KY on L.11 (hereafter cited as 1850 census, P.169A L.17, Gallatin Co. KY).
25. 1850 census, P.169A L.31, Gallatin Co. KY.
26. Theophilus C. Robertson, 1850 US Census, Gallatin Co. KY, P.169A L.26, Theophilus C Robertson 30m Farmer RE$2000 col.12; Harriet 28 col.12; John T 5, Sarah E 4, Amelia 2; everybody birthplace blank, presume ditto from KY on L.11 (hereafter cited as 1850 census, P.169A L.26, Gallatin Co. KY).
27. 1850 census, P.169A L.31, Gallatin Co. KY.
28. Ibid.



(Robertson), Elizabeth (marriage to James G. Robertson) (i5780), b.1820-
(Robertson), Harriet (marriage to Theophilus C. Robertson) (i5794), b.1822-
(Robertson), Milly (marriage to John S. M. Robertson) (i51), b.1785-
(Robertson), Rebecca (marriage to William Robertson) (i5782), b.1827-


Clarkson, Amanda C. (marriage to John Marcum) (i622), b.1847-


Day, Samuel (marriage to Emma Marcum) (i1113), b.1830-d.1878


Hall, Aaron (marriage to Emma Marcum) (i1128), b.1836-d.1899


Helton, John W. (marriage to Mary Sarilda Richardson) (i3314), b.1848-d.1872


Knox, Milly A. (marriage to Rodger Robertson) (i5785), b.1820-


Marcum, Arthur (marriage to Nancy Robertson) (i24), b.1800-d.1839
Marcum, Emma (i1111), b.1838-
Marcum, John (i12), b.1836-d.1912


Norton, Joshua (marriage to Mary Sarilda Richardson) (i2540), b.1840-


O'Neal, Amelia (Milley) M. (marriage to John Marcum) (i13), b.1844-d.1874


Richardson, John (marriage to Nancy Robertson) (i1218), b.1804-d.1880
Richardson, Mary Sarilda (i3315), b.1844-
Richardson, Milton I. (i2254), b.1849-d.1865


Robertson, Amanda T. (i5790), b.1846-
Robertson, Amelia (i5797), b.1848-
Robertson, Emiline J. (i5789), b.1845-
Robertson, James G. (i5779), b.1814-
Robertson, James L. (i5783), b.1849-
Robertson, John S. M. (i50), b.1789-
Robertson, John T. (i5787), b.1840-
Robertson, John T. (i5795), b.1845-
Robertson, Mary A. H. (i5791), b.1848-
Robertson, Nancy (i25), b.1815-d.1880
Robertson, Robert B. (i5792), b.1850-
Robertson, Rodger (i5784), b.1815-
Robertson, Sarah E. (i5796), b.1846-
Robertson, Theophilus C. (i5793), b.1820-
Robertson, William (i5781), b.1830-
Robertson, Willis P. (i5788), b.1842-

Return to Table of Contents