Robert Carson married Adorah Rebecca Simms Lindsay in Bathgate June 13, 1900. They had two sons. She was born June 15, 1871 at Collinwood, Ontario. She taught school in Bathgate. She was elected County Judge when her husband’s health failed. She retired in 1951. It has been noted that she was the first women judge in North Dakota and that her judicial decisions were never reversed by a higher court. She died in August 1966.