George W. Robertson

Source; Biographical Sketches from, "Kentucky, History of the State"
Main Author; William Henry Perrin 1887
Submitted By : Vera Burnham    June 15, 2002

Page 318

George W. Robertson is a son of George W., Sr., and Martha Robertson. His father was a native of the State of Kentucky. His mother though reared in Kentucky was a native of North Carolina. These parents were among the pioneer settlers of Livingston County, Ky., where George W. Robertson Jr. was born in 1836. he was reared on his father's farm until he attained the age of sixteen, when he began his merchantile life, first as a salesman in Smithland. Having a desire to visit the western frontier, he went to California in 1853, where he spent two years. On his return he located in New Orleans, where he learned the art of photographing, which engaged his attention until  1876 the last eleven years of which time he operated in Paducah. In 1877 having abandoned the art he formed a business connection with T.J. Atkins in the grocery trade. In 1882 he purchased the interest of Mr. Atkins and is now devoting himself strictly to merchantile business. Mr Robertson was married in Livingston County, Ky., in 1859, to Miss Anna M. Stonebreaker and has a family of six children, viz; Jefferson B., George H., Charles, Ida, Lulu, and Mittie Robertson. The family residence is on Broadway and the business house at No. 22 Market Street. Mr. Robertson is a member of the I. O. O. F. and K. of H.