Jas E Robertson
Posted By: County Coordiantor
Date: 11/19/2006 at 15:56:48
Jas E Robertson, farmer, Sec 22, P O Ogden, was born in Canada West in 1832, at the age of seventeen he went to Pennsylvania and lived there for three years, following the railroad business most of the time, in the summer of 1854 he went to Chicago, and was an engineer of the Chicago & Milwaukee railroad, continued that for about four years, and when the gold fever broke out in California he started for that region, reached El Dorado county in the fall of 1858, and remained there until 1861, when he moved to Washington Territory, engaged in mining there for one summer, and soon went to Montana Territory, for eight years he worked there, and in July 1869, he came upon his present homestead of 160 acres, which he improved himself, was married in Montana, in 1868, to Mrs Ann Griffin, a native of Ireland, Mrs Robertson has one child by a former marriage, Francis, born in August 1861, lost one: an infant, Mr R is a member of the A F & A M Lodge, No 1, Virginia City, he and his wife are of the Presbyterian denomination
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