Markham of Chesterfield
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Timeline of Records: Martha Markham and Henry W Robertson


1810; Premarital agreement between Henry W Robertson and Martha Markham. Concerning property to be inherited by Martha Markham from her father.
[source] Amelia County Virginia Deed Book (?); 5 June 1810.

1820 Census of Chesterfield County Virginia; Henry Robertson; 2m 0-10; 2m 26-45; 3f 0-10; 2f 16-25; 12 slaves.

1823; Francis O Markham is in debt to Henry W Robertson, mortgages slaves to Vincent Markham to secure debt; Book 24, page 620; 13 March 1823.
[source] Deeds of Chesterfield County Virginia (abstracts).

1823; Between Francis O Markham (first part), DH Branch (second part), Henry W Robertson (third part). Markham indebted to Branch, Securing debts by mortgage to Robertson of slaves, horses, beds, other furniture; Book 25, page 1; 13 March 1823.
[source] Deeds of Chesterfield County Virginia (abstracts).

1827; Francis O Markham and Emily, George Markham and Ann, Vincent Markham and Obedience all sell out their interest in the Markham Mill in Chesterfield co, Va to Henry W Robertson; Book 26, page 736; 1827.
[source] Deeds of Chesterfield County Virginia (abstracts).

1830 Census of Chesterfield County Virginia; pg 468; Henry W Robertson; 2m 0-5; 1m 6-10; 1m 10-15; 1m 30-40; 1m 40-50; 2f 0-5; 1f 10-15; 1f 15-20; 2f 30-40; 1f 50-60; 20 slaves.

1833; In 22 May 1833 George and Ann Markham sell out their home place to Henry Robertson; Book 29, page 36 and Book 29, page 283.
[source] Deeds of Chesterfield County Virginia (abstracts).

1834; Henry Robertson and Martha Markham his wife, convey to George Markham of Amelia co, Va slaves as per an agreement made in 1810 prior to the marriage of Robertson and Markham; Book 29, page 604; 1834.
[source] Deeds of Chesterfield County Virginia (abstracts).

1840 Census of Chesterfield County Virginia; Henry W Robertson; pg 195; 1m 0-5; 3m 10-15; 1m 20-30; 1m 50-60; 1f 20-30; 16 slaves.

1841; Gustavus H Robertson, Callohill M Robertson and Mary E (h/w), William Booker Robertson and Martha R (h/w) against William B Robertson and Catharine M Robertson infants by William Good, Jr, their guardian and Henry Robertson; July Court 1841.
[source] Chancery Court Records for Chesterfield county Virginia; Library of Virginia.

1842; Gustavus H Robertson, Callohill M Robertson and Mary E (h/w), and Martha Rebecca Robertson, that the said are children of Henry W Robertson and his late wife Martha now deceased formerly Martha Markham. That previous to and in expectation of the intermarriage between their said father and mother deed was executed between them settling on the said Martha all her personal property consisting mostly of slaves for life with the remainder to her said husband for life remainder to her children absolutely which said deed was recorded in the clerks office of Amelia that after the marriage the said Henry W Robertson and wife disposed of some of the said slaves - he substituting four others of equal value in their stead by deed recorded in the clerks office of Chesterfield County. That the said Henry W Robertson by deed executed 14 March last released to his children to wit your Orator and Oratrixes, Gustavus, Mary E., and Martha Rebecca Robertson and Catharine M and William B Robertson the two last of whom are infants his life estate in all except one to wit Bob of the slaves now ___?___ and subject to the said deeds being twelve in number named as follows: Amelia, Thomas, Alice, Becky, Betsy, Mary, Cesar, Jimmey, James, Winney, Julia, and Nanny. division of the said slaves has as yet been made amongst your orators, etc., and the said infants; 13 June 1842.
[source] Chancery Court Records for Chesterfield county Virginia; Library of Virginia.

1850 Census of Chesterfield county Virginia; page 112
Henry W Robertson; 66 (1784) Virginia; farmer
Catherine Robertson; 23 (1827)
William Robertson; 18 (1832)
Rebecca Robertson; 33 (1817)
Martha Robertson; 11 (1839)
Booker Robertson; 9 (1841)
14 slaves on slave schedule

1852; The estate of Henry W Robertson, dec'd., in account with Vincent D Markham, his administrator; Accounting shows that Vincent Markham was guardian of William B Robertson. Also mentioned in the 1851 account was Catherine Robertson and GH Robertson who paid for purchases they made at the sale; Box 33, 1852-01, Robertson vs Robertson, June 1852.
[source] Chancery Court Records for Chesterfield county Virginia; Library of Virginia.

1852; Gustavus H Robertson, William M Robertson and Catherine (h/w), and Henry G Traylor and Martha R (h/w) against William B Robertson, George H Robertson, Andrew D Robertson, and Callowhill M Robertson, infants by Silas Cheatham, their guardian Suit concerns a Negro named Robert to be sold at Clover Hill Pits to the highest bidder for cash two weeks previous notice having been given of such a sale and of the proceeds amassed for said sale be divided into equal parts 1/5 to each. To William M Robertson in right of his wife Catharine, George W, Andrew D, and Callowhill M Robertson were infant children of Mary Robertson. Robert was a slave of Martha Robertson wife of Henry W Robertson; Box 33, 1852-13, Gustavus H. Robertson, et al vs Wm. B. Robertson, April 1852.
[source] Chancery Court Records for Chesterfield county Virginia; Library of Virginia.

1852; On or about 14 April 1849 Gustavus H Robertson and Henry W Robertson now dec'd, formerly of Chesterfield Co. entered into an agreement for a certain tract of land then belonging to the said Henry W Robertson situated in the county of Chesterfield containing one hundred acres more or less and adj. the lands of the said Henry, John Gilliam, G Moore, William Worsham, and Archer Bass. Suit names Henry G Traylor and Martha R (h/w); William M Robertson and Catherine M (h/w); William B Robertson; Callowhill M Robertson; George Henry Robertson; and Andrew D Robertson, the last three of whom are infant children of Callowhill M Robertson who intermarried with Mary Robertson to be made defendants to this suit and the Henry G Traylor and Martha R (h/w), William M Robertson and Catherine (h/w) be required to answer their own; Box 38, 1858-04, Gustavus Robertson vs Henry G. TRAYLOR, September 1858.
[source] Chancery Court Records for Chesterfield county Virginia; Library of Virginia.


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Timeline of Records: Martha Markham and Henry W Robertson; compiled by Pamela Hutchison Garrett for John Markham of Chesterfield website; 2014.