Can You Help James Robertson, the Tennessee Project and Collaborative Profile of the Week?

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The Tennessee Project and the Collaborative Profile of the Week Present

James Robertson and his wife Charlotte Reeves


To celebrate July 4th, we are featuring James Robertson and his wife Charlotte Reeves, American pioneers.  Robertson was involved in the Revolution, but is better known for founding Nashville, when Tennessee was still a wilderness.

There were biographies on their profiles. Unfortunately they were copy/pasted from somewhere else and as such were removed. Some of the highlights have been left as guides.

  1. What did they do with their lives?

  2. Since it’s the 4th of July, how was James involved in the Revolution?

  3. James Robertson a few years later founded Nashville. What were the circumstances?

  4. Charlotte was known as heroine of the "Battle of the Bluffs." What happened? What did she do?

  5. Even before Nashville, he was a pioneer, where did he settle?

  6. Check the children. At least one of them is wrong. Add at least one source to each child.

What would you like to contribute to this week's profile? Please post an answer here first. This prevents duplication of effort and it keeps the question on the front page of G2G.

The Tennessee Project

Tennessee is a sub-project of the United States History ProjectOur mission is to have a foundation for all things Tennessee. From cities, to citizens, to favorite tourist spots, to cemeteries, we aim to have it all here for you in one central location. It is not necessary that you live in Tennessee or be related to someone who lived in the state of Tennessee, in order to participate.  Anyone with an interest is welcome! 

"Tennessee was admitted to the Union on June 1, 1796 as the 16th state. What is now Tennessee was initially part of North Carolina, and later part of the Southwest Territory. Tennessee was the last state to leave the Union and join the Confederacy at the outbreak of the U.S. Civil War in 1861 and the first state to be readmitted to the Union at the end of the war. Today, Tennessee is the 36th most extensive and the 17th most populous of the 50 U.S. states."

Thank you!

WikiTree Profiles: James Robertson, Charlotte Reeves Robertson

 Collaborative Profile of the Week Project



WikiTree profile: James Robertson
in Requests for Project Volunteers by Summer Orman G2G6 Mach 8 (87.8k points)
edited by Chris Whitten
Excellent, Summer! This is now featured on the main home page.

Happy Fourth of July, WikiTreers!
Thanks Chris!  I stepped in for Anne today since she couldn't do the post.  :D

3 Answers

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I've added a basic born married died bio, a paragraph on his revolutionary service (He was keeping the Indians peacful on the frontier). I will also add a basic born married died to his wife
by Anne B G2G Astronaut (1.2m points)
+2 votes
I've written a bio for Charlotte. I didn't readily find a source for her parents. (I didn't look hard, I'm on vacation) One needs to be added.
by Anne B G2G Astronaut (1.2m points)
+1 vote
I can do the research on them and maybe fix the profile also.

by Living Barnett G2G6 Pilot (470k points)
Hi Linda,


This was already completed about a year ago. They are good!!  Thanks for your offer of help  :D   If you find any additional sources please add them!

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