1872–?

Jan­u­a­ry 21, 1872, Ox­ford, Al­a­ba­ma.

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Author, com­pos­er and teach­er, Ro­bertson was ed­u­cat­ed in the com­mon schools of Al­a­bama, and at John Tar­le­ton Col­lege (now Tar­le­ton State Un­i­ver­si­ty), Ste­phen­ville, Tex­as. He at­tend­ed his first sing­ing school at age 17, and af­ter a se­cond term be­gan lead­ing. After at­tend­ing a 30-day ses­sion un­der one of the pu­pils of the South­ern Nor­mal Mu­si­cal In­sti­tute (SNMI), he be­gan teach­ing sing­ing schools.

He moved to Tex­as in 1893, and in 1895 at­tend­ed two ses­sions of the SNMI at Co­man­che, Tex­as, and one ses­sion un­der John S. Hen­dricks. He re­ceived a di­plo­ma from the SNMI at the close of the 40-day ses­sion at Mid­lo­thi­an, Tex­as, in 1897. He took a post-gra­du­ate course in 1901 at Child­ress and Al­ford, Texas, and in 1902 as­sist­ed in a ses­sion of the SNMI at Ste­phen­ville, Tex­as.

Copyright re­cords in­di­cate Ro­bert­son was liv­ing in To­lar, Tex­as, in 1911. His works in­clude:

  1. Come to Christ, O Come To­day
  2. Happy Sun­beam Band
  3. Rouse Ye, Chris­tian Sol­diers
  1. Benghazi
  2. Each Step of the Way
  3. Marching on to Glo­ry Day by Day