ROBERTSON Family

First Generation

1. William Burkley1 Robertson (#15148) was born in Al 16 Oct 1831. William died 13 Dec 1891 in Lamar Co., Al, at 60 years of age. His body was interred in Mt. Hebron, Crews, Lamar Co., Al.

He married Eliza S. 'Liza' White about 1867. (Eliza S. 'Liza' White is #15147.) Eliza was born in Marion Co., Al 1842. Eliza died 1923 in At Home, Crews Route, Lamar Co., Al, at 81 years of age. Her body was interred in Mt. Hebron, Crews, Lamar Co., Al. At 27 years of age Eliza became the mother of Marcus Aurelius 'Bud' Robison in Lamar Co., Al, 11 Nov 1869.

At 38 years of age William became the father of Marcus Aurelius 'Bud' Robison in Lamar Co., Al, 11 Nov 1869. William was 19 years old on the 1850 Marion County census. His tombstone birthyear of 1840 is probably incorrect. William served in the Civil War. He was shot in the head in the battle at Antiteum. The family does not understand why he enlisted at Guntersville when he was living in Marion County. Icie has a picture of him in uniform. On 14 August 199 9 Lee Ann Hughes wrote: "I'd like to share some research that I had done on William Burkley Robertson (tombstone spelling); he actually spelled it Robison which his military records confirm. This information was taken from the National Archive s in Washington DC. W. B. Robison appeared on a muster roll as Private W. B. Robison with the 48th Reg't of Alabama Infantry, Co. E. Enlisted March 31, 1862 at Guntersville Marshall Co., Ala. His company was part of the Army of Northern Virgini a, being under the command of General Robert E. Lee. The 48th Alabama under Col. J. L. Sheffield along with the 47th Alabama, 10th Virginia, 23rd Virginia and 37the Virginia made up the Third Brigade; Brig. Gen. W. B. Taliaferro, the 3rd Brigad e along with the 1st, 2nd and 4th made up General J. J. Jackson's own Division. This Division took part in operations in North VA, West VA, MD, and PA which includes the Maryland Campaign, Capture of Harper's Ferry. On the 17th Sept. 1862 at daw n the Battle of Sharpsburg (Antietam) opened fiercely. After the battle, the Third Brigade lost 1 officer, 9 enlisted men killed. 4 officers and 28 enlisted men were wounded, Pvt. W. B. Robison being one of them. On the 25 Sept. 1862, he was ad mitted to the C. S. A. General Hospital Charlottesville, Virginia. Eight days after being wounded in Maryland, he was listed as having a fractured cranium which caused intensive pain. He stayed in the hospital until Dec. 11 when he was furloughe d for 60 days. I don't know what happened to him during those days or where he stayed. On Feb. 22, 1863 he was admitted back into the hospital where he stayed until March 23, 1863 when he was examined by the exam board which included Surgeon s J. S. Davis and B. W. Allen. They signed a Certificate of Disability for Discharge that states: I certify that I have carefully examined the said Private W. B. Robison of Captain Ross's Company, and find him incapable of performing the dutie s of a soldier because of a gunshot wound of the head, producing intensive pain of the cranium. I hope you can pass this along to anyone who would like to know. This was my great great grandfather." William and Liza owned their place in Lamar County. The tombstones for Joseph and Pearlie say they are the children of W. B. & E. L. Robertson.

To do: Try to find them on the 1880 census in MS.

William Burkley Robertson and Eliza S. 'Liza' White had the following child:

child + 2 i. Marcus Aurelius 'Bud'2 Robison was born 11 Nov 1869.

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