Descendants of Abner Ross & Mary "Polly" Whitaker

of Fairfield Dist., SC

James Whitaker Ross's sister, Harriot Ross Robertson, b. 22 Nov 1796, d. 21 Nov 1832. She married Thomas S. Robertson, 13 Feb 1817, Fairfield Co., SC

 

GIFT DEED - Abner Ross to Harriet & Thomas Robertson, Fairfield Co. Deed Book EE, p. 117

Father: Abner Ross b: 01 JUN 1760 near Elizabeth Town, Essex Co., East NJ
Mother:
Mary "Polly" Whitaker b: 08 SEP 1766 in Halifax Co., NC

 

 

 

 Robertson Cemetery in Winnsboro, SC, near Shrine Circle: (1) entrance posts showing wall around the cemetery, (2) some tombstones, (3) a closer view of the wall. Photos courtesy of Tom Robertson via his brother Mark, descendants. Apparently none of the family still lives nearby.

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Descendant Register, Generation No. 1

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1. Harriot Ross (Abner Ross5, David Ross Sr.4, Thomas Ross3, George Ross II2, George Ross I1) was born 22 NOV 1796 in Camden Dist., SC, and died 21 NOV 1832. She married Thomas Robertson 13 FEB 1817 in Fairfield Co., SC. He was born ABT 1791 in Fairfield Co., SC.

Children of Harriot Ross and Thomas Robertson are:

+ 2 i. William Ross Robertson was born 01 DEC 1818 in SC, and died 06 MAY 1885 in SC.
3 ii. Nancy Hawley Robertson was born ABT 1822? in Fairfield Co., SC.
+ 4 iii. Martha Catherine Robertson was born 1825 in Fairfield Co., SC.

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Descendant Register, Generation No. 2

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2. William Ross Robertson (Harriot Ross6, Abner Ross5, David Ross Sr.4, Thomas Ross3, George Ross II2, George Ross I1) was born 01 DEC 1818 in SC, and died 06 MAY 1885 in SC. He married Elizabeth Caroline Rabb 18 OCT 1844 in Fairfield Co., SC, b. ca 1825. (Her brother Eber Alexander Rabb md. his sister Mary Catherine Robertson.)

 

William Ross Robertson (1818-1885)

Tombstones of Judge William Ross Robertson & wife Elizabeth Caroline Rabb Robertson, St. John's Cemetery, Winnsboro, SC

 

 


Children of William Ross Robertson and Elizabeth Caroline Rabb are:

5 i. Eber Rabb Robertson was born ABT 1845? in Fairfield Co., SC, and died BET 1861 AND 1864.
6 ii. Edward Butler Robertson was born ABT 1847?, and died ABT 1855.
+ 7 iii. Thomas Ross Robertson was born 24 APR 1849 in Fairfield Co., SC, and died 29 JUL 1928 in Morganton, NC.

Excerpt from Obituary: "William R. Robertson," 13 May 1885, The News and Herald:

There have been few men more actively and continuously identified with the public affairs of Fairfield than than William R. Robertson. Born in the Longtown section on the 30th of November, 1818, he spent among this people the long life that ended peacefully on last Wednesday afternoon. Judge Robertson was the son of Thomas Robertson and the grandson of Captain Robertson, who served in the Revolutionary War, commanding a company a company in the Battle of Eutaw Springs. He received a sound common school education, and afterwards studied law in Winnsboro, under the Hon. Joseph Woodward. He was admitted to the bar in December, 1840, and practiced for time in partnership with Jno. M. McCall. He was married in 1844 to Miss Elizabeth C. Rabb, a most estimable lady of this county. Of this marriage there were three children, only one of whom is now living -- T. R. Robertson, Esq., of Charlotte, North Carolina. Judge Robertson was, until very late years, a man of extraordinary physical vigor. . .

From an early period in life, Judge Robertson took an active part in public affairs, and was called to many positions of public trust. In 1846 he was elected Intendent of Winnsboro. In 1848 he was sent to the House of Representatives, and was re-elected in 1850. In 1852 he was elected by the Legislature to the important post of Commissioner in Equity for Fairfield District, and in this office served with the greatest credit for twelve years -- then declining another term . . . After the war he was elected District Judge for Fairfield . . .

4. Martha Catherine Robertson (Harriot Ross6, Abner Ross5, David Ross Sr.4, Thomas Ross3, George Ross II2, George Ross I1) was born 1825 in Fairfield Co., SC. She married Eber Alexander Rabb Sr. 20 APR 1853 in Fairfield Co., SC, b. 18 JAN 1823 in Fairfield Co., SC, and died 12 OCT 1865. (Her brother William Ross Robertson md. his sister Elizabeth Caroline Rabb.)

Children of Martha Catherine Robertson and Eber Alexander Rabb Sr. are:

8 i. John Ross Rabb was born BET 1846 AND 1848, and died 30 MAR 1930 in Parker Co., TX.
9 ii. William Robertson Rabb was born 05 NOV 1854 in Fairfield Co., SC, and died 29 JUL 1928.
+ 10 iii. Eber Alexander Rabb Jr. was born 25 NOV 1855 in Pleasant Hill, SC, and died 20 SEP 1895 in Winnsboro, Fairfield Co., SC.
11 iv. Thomas Robertson Rabb was born 24 MAY 1857, and died 06 AUG 1858.

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Descendant Register, Generation No. 3

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7. Thomas Ross Robertson (William Ross Robertson7, Harriot Ross6, Abner Ross5, David Ross Sr.4, Thomas Ross3, George Ross II2, George Ross I1) was born 24 APR 1849 in Fairfield Co., SC, and died 29 JUL 1928 in Morganton, NC. He married Mary Cora Johnston 17 OCT 1871 in Charlotte, NC. She was born 08 MAY 1852, and died 25 NOV 1901. He married Jean Clarkson ABT 1906? in Raleigh, NC. She was born ABT 1860? in Haymarket, VA.

Children of Thomas Ross Robertson and Mary Cora Johnston are:

12 i. Anne Graham Robertson was born ABT 1872, and died ABT 1873 in Fairfield Co., SC.
13 ii. Thomas Ross Robertson Jr. was born 1875, and died 1895.
14 iii. Elizabeth Caroline "Bess" Robertson was born 1876, and died 1961.
15 iv. Julia Johnston Robertson was born 1878, and died 1966.

+ 16 i. William Ross Robertson was born 30 JAN 1874, and died 12 AUG 1950.

 

10. Eber Alexander Rabb Jr. (Martha Catherine Robertson7, Harriot Ross6, Abner Ross5, David Ross Sr.4, Thomas Ross3, George Ross II2, George Ross I1) was born 25 NOV 1855 in Pleasant Hill, SC, and died 20 SEP 1895 in Winnsboro, Fairfield Co., SC. He married Theodora Klinck 27 DEC 1883, daughter of John Klinck and Henrietta Ann Shriner. She was born 11 SEP 1861 in Charleston, SC, and died 10 JAN 1936 in Winnsboro, Fairfield Co., SC.

Children of Eber Alexander Rabb Jr. and Theodora Klinck are:

+ 17 i. Theodora Klinck Rabb was born 06 JAN 1885 in Winnsboro, Fairfield Co., SC, and died 16 DEC 1918 in Winnsboro, Fairfield Co., SC.
+ 18 ii. William Robertson Rabb was born 28 FEB 1892 in SC, and died 17 SEP 1974.

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Descendant Register, Generation No. 4

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16. William Ross Robertson (Thomas Ross Robertson8, William Ross Robertson7, Harriot Ross6, Abner Ross5, David Ross Sr.4, Thomas Ross3, George Ross II2, George Ross I1) was born 30 JAN 1874, and died 12 AUG 1950. He married Margaret Louise Hunt 20 NOV 1907 in Brevard, NC. She was born 06 AUG 1889, and died 31 JUL 1980.

Children of William Ross Robertson and Margaret Louise Hunt are:

19 i. William Ross Robertson Jr. was born 30 NOV 1910. He married Janet ____ Robertson. She was born ABT 1910?, and died 2003.
20 ii. Charles Hunt Robertson was born ABT 1913?

 

17. Theodora Klinck Rabb (Eber Alexander Rabb Jr.8, Martha Catherine Robertson7, Harriot Ross6, Abner Ross5, David Ross Sr.4, Thomas Ross3, George Ross II2, George Ross I1) was born 06 JAN 1885 in Winnsboro, Fairfield Co., SC, and died 16 DEC 1918 in Winnsboro, Fairfield Co., SC. She married Lionel Dudley Wells ABT 1905?, son of Samuel Perdrian Wells and Cornelia Josephine Voght. He was born 26 MAY 1884 in near Holly Hill, Wells, SC, and died 18 MAY 1945 in Charleston, SC.

Children of Theodora Klinck Rabb and Lionel Dudley Wells are:

21 i. Catherine Wells was born ABT 1906? She married Charles Creach. He was born ABT 1905?
22 ii. Marjorie Wells was born ABT 1908? She married Jack Jagar. He was born ABT 1905?

 

18. William Robertson Rabb (Eber Alexander Rabb Jr.8, Martha Catherine Robertson7, Harriot Ross6, Abner Ross5, David Ross Sr.4, Thomas Ross3, George Ross II2, George Ross I1) was born 28 FEB 1892 in SC, and died 17 SEP 1974. He married Sadie May Smith 21 MAR 1924 in Winnsboro, Fairfield Co., SC. She was born ABT 1905?, and died 16 DEC 1986.

Child of William Robertson Rabb and Sadie May Smith is:

23 i. Rogers Little Rabb was born 27 JUL 1929, and died JUN 1989 in Union, SC.

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