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Louisa Risabell Hardison Robertson

5-9-1854 to 1936




1844-Mary Ann Hardison

1845-Sally Clark

1846-Noah T. Hardison

1848-Sophie Elizabeth

1849-James H. Hardison

1851-Asa Biggs Hardison

1852-Jessie Hyman Hardison

1856-John Franklin Hardison

1858-Fannie Harwell

1860-George Washington Hardison

1863-Alonzo Edwin Hardison

married 1-16-1879


William Noah Robertson

Jan. 1853 to 1926





1880-Carl/Earl A

1882-Mary Pearl

1883-George W

1885-John A





Asa Hardison


Clara Robeson

spouse's parents:

 Henry Robertson & Mary Jones?

post on Rootsweb (quoted below) says W.N. Robertson was the grandson of Risdom Robertson/Robason

maternal grandparents:

John Robeson & Winnefred (Wollard?)


paternal grandparents:

Jesse Hardison & Anna (Leggett?)

maternal aunts & uncles:

1805-Asa; 1806-Sintha Stallings; 1810-Sopha; 181?-Hyman; 1817-Matilda/Tillie Biggs; 1818-Sally


paternal aunts & uncles:

1814-James; 1816-Noah; 1820-Dave; 1829-Mary Ann


1-2-2006 Rootsweb post regarding heritage of Noah Robertson by Sue Hall, "Risdom Robertson/Robason b. 1800 in NC, married Christian, last name unknown. Son Henry Robertson/Robason was born in Martin Co. 9-27-1827, died 1880 in Crockett Co. TN. Risdom Robason and family were in Martin Co. NC until late in 1839/early 1840. I have copy of deeds where, in Oct. 1839, Risdom Robertson sold land in Martin Co., one tract (200+ acres) to Ned Hyman and another to Luke Mizell. Risdom Robertson was in Haywood County, TN by census time in 1840. In 1879 Risdom's grandson, William Noah Robertson, married in W. TN (then Dyer Co.) a Robertson/Robason descendent, Louisa Hardison...her mother was Clara Robason Hardison..."

Louisa Risabell born 5-9-1854 in TN and died in 1936, according to Hardison Family Bible as transcribed by Mary Lou. 1860 census LA age 6 (wrong middle initial, right age). 1870 census 16 year old Louisa is not in the house.

1-16-1879 Louisa Hardison married WN Robertson according to Dyer County marriage records and Hardison Bible.

1880 census, Crockett County, Chestnut Bluff: Noah Robertson, farmer, age 26, born in TN of parents born in NC. Louisa, age 25. Asa, age 6 months. Also in the house, Mary "Hardesson," 34, boarder, teaching school. Louisa's sister, Mary Hardison (who never married) is listed in her father Asa's household in this census, as age 35, teaching school. Sounds like a match, listed in two households for some reason.

1891 Dyer County census showed WN Robertson household as the next household to Asa Hardison.

1900 census, Crockett County:

William N. Robertson, born Jan 1853 in TN of parents born in NC, farmer.

Wife Louisa born May 1855.

Son Carl born Oct 1880, farm labor.

Daughter Mary P, born May 1882. Son George W, born Sept 1883.

Son John A born Aug 1885.

(Just down the page is the Jetton family. Louisa's daughter Mary Pearl marries Neil Jetton. Mount Moriah has tombstones for Nannie C Jetton 1857, C.A.W. Jetton 1858 and Earnest Jetton 1885. Maury City Cemetery has tombstones for more Jettons, see below)

12-27-1905 Crockett County marriages: George Washington Robertson to Nannie Neal. The extensive family tree of James McDonald Neal is posted on the Tennessee Gen Web Crockett County page. According to the Neal tree, Nannie Neal 2-3-1884 to 12-1-1967 was the daughter of James McDonald Neal and Lucy Tennessee Smith.

9-17-1909 Crockett County marriages: Alpha Lou Hardison to Ernest Jetton / 7-13-1923 Crockett County Sentinel: Ernest Jetton and wife are entertaining a new little boy at their home.

Dyersburg State Gazette, 6-9-1916: "Mount Pisgah--Little Miss Mary Lou Hardison spent the weekend the guest of Mr. & Mrs. Noah Robertson at Maury City." (Mrs. Noah Robertson = Louisa Risabell Hardison Robertson. Mary Lou = daughter of Louisa's brother, GW)

11-10-1949 Thursday Crockett County Sentinel, Bells TN, Deaths: David Elmo Hardison, long time Memphis resident, was found asphyxiated in the bedroom of his home in that city Friday morning by his wife, Police inspector Wiebenga, head of the Homicide Bureau, said Saturday. He was 59. Death will be listed as suicide, he had been in ill health for sometime. He was born in Dyer County and lived in the Bonnicord community for many years. The family is widely connected in Crockett County and the deceased well known there.... (later in same edition) C.A. Robertson and Pearl Jetton attended the funeral for Elmo Hardison in Ripley Monday (note: believe David Elmo Hardison was son of Louisa's brother, James Henry, and therefore a cousin of Carl and Mary Pearl).

Maury City Cemetery has the following tombstones:

George W Robertson, son of "Noah & Lou" 9-18-1883 to 8-20-1953

Neil M. Jetton 10-22-1955. (Neil Jetton son of Robert Henderson Jetton and Laura Ann Moore)

Pearl R. Jetton 5-4-1882 to 7-11-1964. Same headstone as Neil M. Jetton 8-12-1878 to 10-22-1955.

James Royce Jetton PFC WWII US Army (son of Neil and Mary "Pearl" Robertson Jetton). Same headstone as Allie Mae Jetton.

Maurice W Jetton 11-18-1909 to 12-8-1997 (son of Neil and Mary "Pearl" Robertson Jetton)

1965 Carl A. Robertson is buried in the Floyd's Chapel Cemetery 11-24-1880 to 4-4-1965. He shares a headstone with wife Lillie May 4-3-1883 to 10-17-1993.  Internet One World Tree shows Lillie May as daughter of Minet A. Parker and Emma F. Vaughn.

family tree posted on One World Tree lists William Noah Robertson as son of Henry Robertson and Mary E. Jones. Mount Moriah has a tombstone for Mary E. Robertson 6-23-1830 to 3-29-1882. Mount Moriah also has a tombstone for Henry A. Robertson, 9-26-1827 to 2-18-1880, with the notation added s/o WN & LA. Not sure of accuracy.


George W. Robertson

1910 census, Crockett County District 10

George W. Robertson, age 27, married 4 yrs, born TN, parents born TN, dry goodsman--retail

wife Nannie, age 26, mother of 2, both living TN-TN-TN

daughter "Cerial G" age 3

daughter Georgie M, age 1


1920 census, Crockett County, District 10, Maury City, Halls Street

George W Robertson, age 36, retail merchant--dry goods, born TN of parents born TN

wife Nannie L, age 35, born TN of parents born TN

daughter Geneva?, age 13

daughter Marie, age 11

daughter Irene, age 8

son James W, age 5

daughter Elizabeth, age one year seven months (census taken in January)

(Their neighbors are the Murchison family, including son John Henry, who eventually marries Nell Frances Avery. This means in 1920 Wm. Leland Hardison's cousin George--s/o his father's sister--lived next door to the future husband of his maternal cousin Nell--d/o his mother's brother. 

Jetton info:

John B. Jetton listed as father of Robert H. Jetton in will dated 1896.

Robert H. Jetton's own will was probated 11-15-1929. He named sons GG, NM, RL and AB, daughter Annie Laura Jetton, and grandkids Leslie Neal, Ray Neal and Floye Neal. He approinted RL Jetton of Halls TN, Crockett County as administrator. Presume NM is Neal Moore Jetton, husband of Mary Pearl Robertson. (RH Jetton tried to support a woman's claim for a civil war widow's pension by saying he served with her husband in Company I 12th Tennessee Cavalry, from Haywood County.)

Found an obit dated 6-25-1923 for Maybelle (Mabel) Jetton Neal, daughter of RH Jetton and Laura. Said she was born 3-22-1875 and died 4-9-1923, and her husband was Robert M. Neal, and her children were Leslie, Floy and Ray.

Ronk Funeral Home records show James Royce Jetton born 1-2-1917, died 7-22-1988, buried in Maury City Cemetery. Spouse's maiden name: Holder. Father Neal Moore Jetton, mother Pearl.

Ronk Funeral Home records show Mary Pearl Jetton, maiden name Robertson, born 5-4-1882, died 7-11-1964, buried Maury City Cemetery. Father's name William "Neal" Robertson, mother's name Louise.

Ronk Funeral Home records show Neal Moore Jetton born 8-12-1878 in Crockett County, Father's name RH Jetton, mother's name Laura.

Crockett Times, January 1951 "Mrs. Minnie Lee Fisher, daughter of Mrs. Delia Riddick of Floyd's Chapel, and Mr. Maurice Jetton, son of Mr. & Mrs. NM Jetton, were married in Corinth, Mississippi December 29. They were accompanied by Mr. & Mrs. Cecil Jones, Miss Margurite Brandon and Mr. Bill Austin."