Birth Name: Clifford Parker Robertson III
Date of Birth: September 9, 1923
Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, United States
Date of Death: September 10, 2011
Place of Death: Stony Brook, New York, U.S.
Ethnicity: English, small amounts of Scottish, Irish, and German
Cliff was the son of Audrey Olga (Willingham) and Clifford Parker Robertson. He had a daughter with his former wife, actress Cynthia Stone, and a daughter with his former wife, actress Dina Merrill.
Cliff’s patrilineal lineage can be traced back to his fifth great-grandfather, William Robertson, who was born, in 1728, in Elgin, Moray, Scotland.
Cliff’s paternal grandfather was Clifford Parker Robertson (the son of Richard Parker “Dick” Robertson and Mary “Mollie” Benge). Richard was the son of Andrew Briggs Robertson and Rachel Jewell. Mary was the daughter of Thomas Obediah Benge and Josephine Patterson.
Cliff’s paternal grandmother was Edna Fielding (the daughter of Harry Fielding and Delia). Harry was English.
Cliff’s maternal grandfather was Almoth Olie “A.O.” Willingham (the son of Collen/Collon Needham Willingham and Martha Alenza Kilgore/Kilgroe). Collen/Collon was the son of William Willingham and Rebecca Wooten. Martha was the daughter of Solomon Kilgore/Kilgroe and Susanna Johnston.
Cliff’s maternal grandmother was Mary Eleanor “Lena” Sawyer (the daughter of James Henry Sawyer and Eliza Jane Florence). James was the son of William E. Sawyer and Eliza J. Curry. Eliza was the daughter of David Florence and Julia Ann Amanda McAffee.
Sources: Genealogies of Cliff Robertson – http://www.findagrave.com
Genealogy of Cliff’s maternal grandfather, Almoth Olie Willingham – https://familysearch.org
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