James O. Robertson

Troop K, 6th Regiment, United States Cavalry, Spanish-American War

As researched by Stephen D. Bowling

Son of Henry C. and Catherine (Frasier) Robertson

Born– July 15, 1866, in Jackson County, Kentucky

1870 Estill County, Kentucky Federal Census
Miller's Creek Precinct, house #238-233
     Henry Roberson                25
     Catherine Roberson            25
          Weeden Roberson          2
          James O. Roberson        5
1880 Census - Not Found
Military Service
Spanish American War
Private, Troop K, 6th Regiment, United States Cavalry
Enlisted- May 22, 1898 at Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky by _____ Nance
Age- 21 yeas and 10 months
Eyes- Light Blue
Hair- Sandy Red
Complexion- Ruddy
Height- 5 feet 4 and one-quarter inches
Discharged- January 21, 1899 at Fort Leavenworth, Leavenworth County, Kansas

World War I
Private, Company D, 2nd Kentucky Infantry

Married– Sarah Jane Gillum (1873 – 1946) on June 21, 1899, at James Gillum’s on Frozen Creek, Breathitt County, Kentucky. Daughter of James G. and Louisa (Cope) Gillum.

1900 Breathitt County, Kentucky Federal Census
Frozen Creek Precinct, house #72-77
     James Robertson              33  born April 1866
     Sarah Jane Robertson         26
          Edgar Robertson         5
          Mistie Robertson        2
          Arria Robertson         3 months
1910 Breathitt County, Kentucky Federal Census
Precinct 4, house 93-93
     James O. Robertson           45
     Jane Robertson               33
          Edgar Robertson         13
          Alwilda Robertson       11
          Ida Robertson           5
          James Robertson         2
1920 Breathitt County, Kentucky Federal Census
Elkatawa Precinct, house #23-23
     James O. Robertson            53
     Jane Robertson                47
          Ida E. Robertson         15
          James R. Robertson       12
          William P. Robertson     7
          Edgar B. Brown           23     Stepson
          Alwildie Brown           20     Stepdaughter
1930 Breathitt County, Kentucky Federal Census
Jackson Precinct, house #143-151
     James Robertson               66
     Jane Robertson                56
          James Robertson          22
          Price Robertson          19

Died– on November 9, 1938, of myocarditis at Jackson, Breathitt County, Kentucky

James O. Robertson’s Kentucky Death Certificate erroneously lists his birth year as 1876 rather than 1866.

Buried– on November 10, 1938, in the Jackson (Joe Little) Cemetery, Jackson, Breathitt County, Kentucky

Military Tombstone
Ordered- August 3, 1940
Order Received- August 30, 1940 at the Green Mountain Marble Company in West Rutland, Vermont.
Shipped- September 18, 1940
Jane Robertson filed for and received a military stone for her husband in 1940.
A military stone was ordered and placed on the grave of James O. Robertson at the Jackson (Joe Little) Cemetery in 1940.

© 2022 Stephen D. Bowling

About sdbowling

Director of the Breathitt County Public Library and Heritage Center in Jackson, Kentucky.
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