Genealogy of John Brown Robertson and Margaret Johnston.
Family tree.

  John Brown Robertson.


Margaret Johnston.
Born c1854   28 June 1855.
Place Aberdeenshire.   Colliehill, Cruden.
Died January 1892.   December 1891.
Place USA.   USA.
Married 15 August 1877.   15 August 1877.
Place Colliehill, Cruden.   Colliehill, Cruden.
Ancestors Alexander Robertson (store merchant) & Harriet Brown.   Andrew Johnston (farmer) & Janet Webster.
Siblings Margaret, Harriet, Christian & Frank.   Alexander Johnston (m. 6 November 1883 Mary Smith, at Fountainbleu, Cruden.)


John Brown Robertson and Margaret Johnston moved to the USA in 1882. They had six children.
John Robertson was a granite mason.

Buried 5 January 1892 in Woodland cemetery, Philadelphia, USA.

At the 1901 census, four children were living at Colliehill, Cruden, with their uncle Alexander Johnston,  his wife Mary, their children and Alexander's mother.

Alex remained in the USA.

Blanche regularly corresponded with her brothers, Alex & Archie, and in 1936 or 1937 Alex made a trip to Winnipeg and Blanche, Walter & Alex enjoyed a wonderful reunion.

Sometime in the 1940's, Walter, Alex & Archie met again when Walter was in Cleveland, Ohio as Trainer of the Cleveland Barons of the American Hockey League.
  Buried 28 December 1891 in Woodland cemetery, Philadelphia, USA.

John & Margaret are believed to have died of influenza.


ref Name Born Died Biography.
  Alexander Johnston 23 Mar 1878   b. South College St, Aberdeen.
  Margaret Mortimer 24 Jun 1879 12 Oct 1942 b. 31 Bank Street, Aberdeen, Scotland, d. Aberdeen, m. George Sangster.
  Blanche 8 Jun 1884 26 Aug 1960 b. USA, d. Winnipeg, Canada. m. 2 Oct 1907 William Sangster.
George & William Sangster were brothers.
  Walter Scott 7 Jun 1886 4 Feb 1968 b. Joliet, Illinois, USA, d. Winnipeg, Canada, m. 16 May 1918 Elizabeth Edith Scotcher, England. dau. Noelina.
  John Brown 30 Apr 1890 29 Aug 1918 b. Ohio, USA. d. Europe. m. Annie Morrison Barclay.
s. John Brown Robertson.
(Irrelevant: Mary Jane Morrison Barclay, (dau. of Morrison Barclay of BR&H) b. 8 Feb 1871, d. 15 Jun 1931.
  Archibald Wellington 1892   b. London. Sent back to Colliehill with four siblings but returned to the USA when about 12 years old.
Arch married and had two sons: Alexander Johnston Robertson and Thomas (Tom). Tom was killed by Alex in a tragic shooting accident.

Page data from Jim Coutts & notes from Noelina Korody (nee Robertson).
OPR, Canadian WW1 soldiers' service files. Also from notes by Jack Robertson, Phoenix, Arizona.