Biography of Mott J. Robertson
Tompkins County, NY Biographies





Robertson, Mott J., was born in the town of Dryden, November 19, 1822. His father, George Robertson, came to the town in 1798, March 12, and was the first freeholder in the town of Dryden, and settled on lot No. 53, where his son now resides. He received his education in the old eight square brick school house, which was quite a celebrated institution in its day. At the age of forty six he married Martha J. Teeter, daughter of Isaac Teeter, of Ithaca. He takes the Republican side in politics and an intelligent interest in educational and religious matters. Our subject has 175 acres of the original Robertson homestead, and in 1891 bought what was known as the James Giles farm of 220 acres, and has nearly 400 acres of some of the best farm and wood land in his town, where he is recognized as a practical and successful farmer. The family originally came from Scotland, and has always been prominently identified in the leading eventsof the day and in advancing the best interests of the town. Captain George Robertson has a family of thirteen children, nine sons and four daughters.

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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