The Rothwell Family of Albemarle County Virginia. Claiborne one of the first of the Rothwells to live in this county, was born about 1741 as reported in The Virginia Advocate, Saturday Oct. 11, 1828 and "died on Oct. 6 in his 87th year... He was a kind and affectionate husband and father, a good neighbor and a humane master ... a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church." He was buried in the family cemetery, remains of which may be seen near the home of Wm. D. Ballard, Killdeer Farm, near Crozet. The Rothwell property of 238 acres was bought from Philip & Elizabeth Arnent in 1799. The Rothwell home stood on a slope in the edge of a wooded section very close to the family cemetery; only the chimney remains following a destructive fire in the early 1900's. Before moving to this part of the county about 1800, Claiborne had lived on his 390 acre place on the west side of the Southwest Mountains, NE of Charlottesville near the home of Col. Nelson. He had bought the place from Josiah and Mary Wood in 1787; the bounding neighbors were Wm. Sandridge, decd., Gideon Carr, decd., Nicholas Cain, John Robertson, and Cornelius Carver.
Elisha Wm. Robertson, 1850-1894: His Forebears and Descendants. E.?W. Robertson led the Piedmont Nurseries from his farm homejust opposite this spot for almost all of his adult life, cut short after an injury incurred in breaking a young horse. He was born, died, and was buried on the 230 acre place extending from present-day Hillsboro Baptist Church toward Brownsville. He and his wife, formerly Alberta Bertrand Rothwell, had eight children: Willie Anderson who left home to make a successful life in Gainesville, TX where he married Annie Long; Rev. Cosby Minor 2nd, a Baptist minister, whose wife was the former Rosebud Johnson of Louisa; Louis Temple who married Mr. Jack Apperson ... their three children lost both parents In the early 1920's; Rev. Elisha Warren, also a minister ordained at Hillsboro as was his older brother... married Mabel Wiley, daughter of a former minister at Hillsboro; Josephine L. and Annis Pickling both died young; Archie Frank served in WW I, became a public school administer and had three children; Judson Hall, Ph.D. in Chemistry, UVA 1920, was survived by five children. He died in 1962 on the eve of his retirement as Professor of Chemistry, University of Tennessee, Knoxville.