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Wagon Trains / Robertson Deaths?

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Re: Wagon Trains / Robertson Deaths?

Posted: 21 Jan 2013 12:15PM GMT
Classification: Query
Lydia, I also should tell you that my mother's telling of the story of the wagon train, is that M.A. (or, as one archivist told me - this could also be M.H., due to the writing of the census-taker - M. Hodnett Robertson?) was already a widow when she & the boys exited the wagon train. The reason being that their wagon broke down & since they did not have a man with them to fix it, the train put them out at the nearest town - Johnson City. Mother's mind was clear until her death, but apparently the story was remembered differently by various Hodnetts. I do know that Ben was very secretive about his life before coming to Blount County, and though Lillie "begged" him to take her to visit his Mullins stepfamily in Mississippi, he never did so. It's possible that his story about Frank was vague for a reason. Or because he was very young when his mother married Mr. Mullins, he may not have known many details.
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
Lydia James 22 Aug 2008 4:07PM GMT 
TNtoTX 24 Aug 2008 9:17PM GMT 
Lydia James 25 Aug 2008 3:36AM GMT 
4xyztogo 25 Aug 2008 4:51PM GMT 
Lydia James 26 Aug 2008 12:25AM GMT 
jwbsboyd 21 Jan 2013 7:15PM GMT 
jwbsboyd 21 Jan 2013 7:04PM GMT 
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