I'm hoping to find info for my Robinson ancestors, particularly Jacques James Robertson and Marie Trottier.

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in Genealogy Help by Donna Robinson G2G2 (2.3k points)
Jacques James Robertson was African and wife Marie Trottier was from Quebec.  They married, had a family and lived in Argenteuil, Quebec.  It's possible that he came from USA
In 1804, they were granted a parcel of land in St. Andre d'Argenteuil, Quebec, Canada by General James Patrick Murray.  The only census record for this ancestor is from 1825. His recorded age is 40 but not yet 60, very vague!  The birth year of Jacques James is somewhere between 1766 and 1785.  

The sons of Jacques James and Marie are Joseph, Jean Baptiste, Francois, and Benjamin.  Two daughters were also born to these ancestors, Marguerite and Louise.  Marie Trottier is often referred to as "Femme du negre" or "wife of the negro".   Later census records describe the sons of Jacques "James" and Marie as coloured or mulatto.
Hi Donna,

My great great grandmother was from Lower Canada (Quebec) - her name was Margaret Robinson, also sometimes Marguerite. We think she may be one of Jacque/James' and Marie's children - she was born August 18, 1812. She was a woman of colour who married my great great grandfather - who was white, from possibly Lands End England - whom she apparently met in Montreal. They travelled to Port Hope, Ontario and were married and subsequently had 5 children, all born and raised in Ontario. Have you done any DNA work to try and trace your heritage. Our family has and it has been very informative. I'd be happy to fill you in...

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James Robertsone

mentioned in the record of Anna Robertsone

Name James Robertsone
gender Male
Wife Marie Trotter
Daughter Anna Robertsone

Other information in the record of Anna Robertsone

from Scotland Births and Baptisms

Name Anna Robertsone
Gender Female
Christening Date 12 Apr 1683
Christening Place CANONGATE, EDINBURGH, MIDLOTHIAN, SCOTLAND
Father's Name James Robertsone
Mother's Name Marie Trotter
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Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950

Indexing Project (Batch) Number C11999-5
System Origin Scotland-VR
GS Film number 1067741
Reference ID 2:17SML4J

Citing this Record

"Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950," database, FamilySearch(https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XYWS-L44 : 8 December 2014), James Robertsone in entry for Anna Robertsone, ; citing Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland, reference 2:17SML4J, index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City; FHL microfilm 1,067,741.

by Frank Gill G2G Astronaut (2m points)
These records are from much earlier than my ancestors were born.  It's difficult to know where they came from exactly, but were awarded a parcel of land in Quebec, Canada in 1804.  These Robinson/Robertson family and descendants are described as Negro or Mulatto.  There's a reference in a book that Jacques James Robertson had been freed.

Son, Joseph Robertsen or Robertson, appears to have been born in Quebec. 

Joseph Robertsen

Canada Census, 1871

Name Joseph Robertsen
Gender Male
Age 72
Birth Year (Estimated) 1799
Birthplace Q
Marital Status Married
Nationality African
Religion Catholic
Event Place St-Andrews e, Argenteuil 96, Quebec
House Number 114
Affiliate Film Number C-10029
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Canada Census, 1871

Page Number 36
Line Number 3
Family Number 118
GS Film number 2230991
Digital Folder Number 4395502
Image Number 535

Citing this Record

"Canada Census, 1871," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M426-CVW : 2 April 2016), Joseph Robertsen, St-Andrews, Argenteuil, Quebec, Canada; citing p. 36, line 3; Library and Archives Canada film number C-10029, Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,230,991.

 

Thank you Frank, yes, that's their son.  I'm descended from Joseph Robertson and Marguerite Eugenie Villeneuve and have a good lot of the information on most of their descendants and all pertinent documents.
I just started on wikitree less than a week ago and haven't input all the information for everyone yet ( I have 4800 people to add!).  I don't have a lot on Joseph's siblings and descendants from their lines.  
My main question is about Jacques James Robertson and Marie Trottier, I have her death date, an 1825 census record and that's about it.  Nothing about their marriage, where they came from, parents etc.  I have some tentative information on the Trottier family, but it's still a work in progress.
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James Robertsone

Father

Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950

 
James Robertson

Father

Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950

 
James Robertson

Father

Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950

 
James Robertson

Father

Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950

 
James J Robertson

Connecticut Death Index, 1949-2001

birth:

1914

death:

30 October 1967

Newington, Hartford, Connecticut

residence:

30 October 1967

New Britain, Hartford, Connecticut

by Frank Gill G2G Astronaut (2m points)

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