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The Robertson, Hunt and Johnston Families of South Carolina and North Carolina
Judge William Ross Robertson I (1818-1885) established his estate, Rural Point (Robertson-Doty House), in Fairfield Co., SC - where his family had settled about 1778. In SC, he practiced law in... More > Winnsboro and served in the House of Representatives. In NC, he was an incorporator of Charlotte's Ada Cotton Mill, and was a director of the Charlotte & SC RR and the Charlotte, Columbia & Augusta RR. His son, Thomas Ross Robertson I (1849-1922) moved to Charlotte where he became Postmaster, a lawyer, and Adjutant General of the NC Nat'l Guard. Thomas wedded Mary Cora Johnston, daughter of William Johnston (1817-1896), two-term Mayor of Charlotte. Their son, William Ross Robertson II (1874-1950) would serve Charlotte as Postmaster and City Commissioner, as well as Adjutant of the NC Nat'l Guard. He married Margaret Louise Hunt, daughter of Dr. Charles Washington Hunt I (1854-1924) of Brevard, NC. This narrative describes the civic contributions of these families to SC and NC over a period exceeding 172 years.< Less