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Robertson, Jonathan (Removed) Cemetery


Original location. In the area of the former State Prison Farm. Jonathan Robertson‘s house, "Westover", burned in 1920. The site became the Tennessee State Prison Farm. The cemetery was on a bluff overlooking the Cumberland River.

Cemetery removed. Grave and tombstone of Jonathan Robertson was found by James Napier in 1931, and removed to Nashville City Cemetery.

Two children of Jonathan and Ciddy Robertson who might have been buried in this cemetery: Susanna, born December 8, 1772, died in infancy and Peyton, born August 19, 1805, died young.

Historical information sent by Sarah Foster Kelley to Fletch Coke, February 20, 2000. Jonathan Robertson, oldest son of Charlotte and James Robertson, was married to Ciddy Davis, and father of ten children. The DAR held ceremonies at City Cemetery at the relocated grave of Jonathan Robertson. (Tennessean, Nov, 23, 1931) [His birth date from the Robertson family Bible and death date from the Garland family Bible]

Jonathan Robertson June 13, 1769 - Oct. 24, 1814