Robertson autobiography reveals life in early America

Published 11:46 pm Wednesday, November 9, 2005

By Staff
Most people in Escambia County are familiar with the name Norvelle Robertson Leigh if they know anything about the history of this county. He served as a judge during the building years of what became Brewton and was well known for his service to the Confedercy.
Recently I did a profile on Catherine and Donnie Fountain and in my conversation with Catherine, she told me about an autobiography written by Norvelle Robertson Leigh's grandfather, Norvelle Robertson. She had a copy and graciously allowed me to borrow it. It was most interesting in showing the soul-searching and Robertson's struggles with his religion. I thought some of his words would be interesting to the readers of this column.
This began the autobiography of Norvelle Robertson. I will continue with some more of this next week.

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