Biography of Burnett F. Robertson
Tompkins County, NY Biographies





Robertson, Burnett F., was born in Dryden, April 12, 1845, the oldest of three children of Oakley and Sylvia Robertson. Burnett was brought up on a farm and educated in the district schools and Groton Academy. He lived at home with his parents until his marriage on February 17, 1869, to Laura L., daughter of Volney and Samantha Stevens, of West Groton. Soon after his marriage our subject, with his brother, purchased the home farm, where he lived nine years, and then exchanged with his father for a farm north of McLean village. Here he lived till 1884, then removed to the Volney Stevens farm in West Groton. He is a Prohibitionist in politics. Volney Stevens was the son of pioneer John Stevens, and was born January 13, 1809. He married Samantha, daughter of Nathan Benson. She was horn March 21, 1808, and they had five children: Persis M., Manson, Ellen, Nathan B. (a member of Company F, 109th Regiment, who served three years), and Laura L., wife of our subject, Burnett Robertson. Volney Stevens died September 22, 1875, and his wife January 20, 1876.

From:
Landmarks of Tompkins County, New York
Including a History of Cornell University
Edited by: John H. Selkreg
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894


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