Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Robertson Ranch on the Smith River

Below are pictures of Great Grandfather O.A. Robertson's ranch on the Smith.  According to my Dad O.D. Robertson and Byrd Robertson found this spot when they were hunting.  They were not of age, so they had their father file a homestead on the place.  In O.A. Robertson's will, he left all the household goods, clothing, jewelry and livestock to his 2nd wife Jennie.  She received a life estate on the Smith River Ranch, but it reverted to his sons when she died.

The Ranch is not part of a state park but a historical marker tells visitors that it is the Robertson Homestead.

1 comment:

MT Missy said...

That is so cool! I love that our family history has actually been documented by others.