Wednesday, October 27, 2004
Amos Robinson in Royalton, Vermont1800-1830
The census of Royalton in 1810 showed Amos Robinson. According to Kay Robinson, researcher, it showed 1 male uner 10, 2 males of 10 and under 16, 2 males of 16 and under 26, 1 mal of 26 and under 45. Amos Jr. would be 43 yrs old, and it showed 2 females under 10, 1 of 10 and under 16, 2 of 16 and under 26, 1 of 26 and under 45. Elizabeth would be 26.
The census of Royalton in 1820 showed 2 males uner 10, most likely Hartwell, age 5 and Daniel, age a few months, 1 between 10 and under 16, most likely Allen age 15, 4 white males between 16 and 26, most likely Amos III 23 yrs, Hiram 21 yrs, Cephas, 19 yrs and Joel 17 yrs., 1 male 45 and upwards md. head of family which would be Amos Jr. He was 53 yrs old in 1820, and `1 female under 10 most likely Marilla age 3, 1 female between 10 and 16, most likely Emily age 13, 1 between 26 and under 45 incl head of family which could be Elizabeth Hughes who was 36 yrs old in 1820. Kay had not accounted for Marcia, who would be 10, or George, who would be 16
1810 Swanton, Vermont Census
Swanton had many Robinsons.
1. Amos Robinson
2. Dorian Robinson
3. Joseph Robinson (identified)
4. James Robinson
5. Israel Robinson (identified)
6. Amos Robinson
7. Asahel Robinson
8. Silas Robinson
One of these could have been the father of Abiathar Smith Robinson.
Monday, October 25, 2004
Tunbridge and Royalton VT Historical Societies
On 10/24/04 I emailed the Tunbridge Historical Society in Tunbridge, Vt , 224 The Crossroad, Tunbridge, VT 05077 802-889-34458, phone no. 802-889-5528 to Euclid Farnham, President 802-889-3458, firstname.lastname@example.org and today heard it was forwarded to Euclid.
Many historical societies to genealogical searches and come up with good information.
Sunday, October 24, 2004
Abiathar Smith Robinson
By 1850 he was 21 years old. He must have been living on his own by then, and possibly traveling by horseback when census takers were scouring new towns for infomation. By the time he met up with Julia Ann, the census was over, unless he was on a Vermont State census, and I have not found any. His name does not come up at all.
By 1860, he and his new family may have gone to Canada, which was not far from Vermont. He came back after the Civil war and we find him living in Wenona, Illinois where Frank Hugh Robinson and other siblings were born. He died there at age 75. Julia's headstone is large and prominant in the Wenona cemetery, but his is not there. She died first, and it is believed that the children paid for the stone.
St. Albans:Was Abiathar From Here?
Theory: St. Albans, Vermont may be birthplace of Abiathar Smith Robinson.
St Albans is near New York. Abiathar said he was born in New York. Vermont was admitted iinto the Union on March 4, 1791. He was born in 1829, only some 40 years later. To many families, that may have been New York.
Three Robinson families lived in St. Albans in 1830 that are on the census: They were all on the same page.
1. Henry Robinson : had a boy under age of 5: We have many by this name.
2. Joseph Robinson: He was born in Royalton, Vermont in 1793; perfect age to be father.
3. Silas Robinson : had a boy under age of 5
Four Smith families lived in St. Albans in 1830 that are on the census. They were all on the same page..with the Robinsons.
1. John Smith
2. Ashbell Smith
3. Worthington Smith
4. Samuel Smith : I have a person by this name b: in 1809 in Jamaica, VT.
Seven Tuller families lived in St. Albans in 1830 that are on the census. These Tullers are related to us.
1. Almond Tuller
2. Franklin Tuller
3. Hiram Tuller
4. Orin Tuller
5. Reuben Tuller
6. Reuben Jr. Tuller
7. Samuel Tuller : He is the father of Alonzo Charles Tuller.
Abiathar and Julia Ann may have come together because of family connections.
Consequently, let’s look at the New York possibility.
There were twelve Tuller families in New York in 1830. Some of them have been identified as to being on our family tree of Tullers. They were living in:
1. Sheridan, Chautaugua, NY (Anson and Meiry Tuller)
2. Bergen, Genesee, NY (Jacob Tuller)
3. Leyden, Lewis, NY (Joseph Tuller)
4. Paris, Oneida, NY (Orlando A. Tuller)
5. Fabius, Onondaga, NY (Horace Tuller)
6. Hannibal, Oswego, NY ((Harvey Tuller)
7. Mexico, Oswego, NY (Eli, Orrin, and Simon Tuller)
8. Schaghticoke, Rensselaer, NY (Charles Tuller)
1810 Royalton, Vermont Robinson and Tuller
1. Amos Robinson and family: 1 2 2 1 0 males and 2 1 2 1 females =12 in family 20 yr old parents
2. Ben Packard (an Amos Robinson went to Illinois with Packard family) in 1800's.) 30 yr old
3. Daniel Tuller 0 1 0 0 1 males and 0 1 0 0 1 females =4 in family 30 yr old parents
4. Martin Tuller 0 1 0 0 1 males and 0 1 0 0 1 females = 4 in family 30 yr old parents
I think that Daniel and Martin are the sons of John L. Tuller and Anna Karner. Martin would be the famous Reverend Martin Tuller, b: 5/30/1753. He is buried in Royalton, Vt They would be Julia Ann's first cousins 3 times removed. It's a rare Tuller/ar that isn't connected somehow to our Tullers.
Our Abiathar Smith Robinson married Julia Ann Tuller, daughter of Alonzo Charles Tuller. I have many, many Tullers/ars on the tree.
Reverend John Robinson and Pilgrims
It's possible that Abiathar is connected to this group of Robinsons as the oral history was that his people came over not on the Mayflower but the next ship over. That's about true for Isaac. It could also be that Grandfather Frank Hugh had heard about Isaac and had surmised that that was his family, too. I think, though, that this was a family history story.
Also dating way back is George Robinson b; 1626 and his wife, Joanna Ingraham. Thomas Hatch b: 1598 and son Jonathan Hatch seems to be the first Hatches which we also have on our tree.
Saturday, October 23, 2004
My Robinson Connection on Tuller Side
I have traced thousands of Robinsons through her in the hopes of linking up with Abiathar Smith.
Then Deborah Hyde b: 1734 (connected to Persis Hyde by William Hyde b: 1597, somehow, was married to Amos Robinson. This has given me reason to persue many Amos Robinsons looking for a connection. Her father was Ebenezer Hyde.
I am Ornan Tuller's 3rd great grandneice which links me to Persis Hyde, and to Esther Robinson.
Deborah Hyde is the 4th cousin twice removed to many Tuller/ars: Betsy, Charity, Reverend Martin, Naby, and Polly Tuller/ar. Both Deborah and Persis Hyde died in Vermont.
Abiathar Abiather/Abiatha : Popular First Name
1840 found 20 people listed with the name of Abiathar in the USA. 6 were in New York.
1850 found 42 people listed with the name of Abiathar in the USA.
1860 found 12 people listed.
1870 found 11 people listed.
1910 found 5 people listed.
1830 found 48 with Abiather
1840 found 49 with Abiather
1850 found 62 with Abiather
1860 found 13 with Abiather
1870 found 16 with Abiather
1910 found 4 with Abiather
1830 found 17 with Abiatha
1840 found 17 with Abiatha
1850 found 46 with Abiatha
1860 found 24 with Abiatha
1870 found 11 with Abiatha
1910 found 3 with Abiatha.
I did not find our Abiathar/er/a Smith Robinson at all. In fact, I found no Robinsons at all.
Abiathar W. Robinson
Tullers in Vermont 1850
1. Manchester, Bennington, Vt had 6 Tullers: Ira A 37, Sarah 37, Sylvia 14, Iva E 11, Charles 8, and Harriett 5. This is no doubt one family.
2. Barnet, Caledonia, VT had Benja n Tuller, 22.
3. Johnson, Lamoille, VT had Jane Tuller, 30.
4. Tunbridge, Orange, VT (very near to Royalton) Rachel M. Tuller living with Harvey Hutchinson 62, Hezekiah 26 (male), Mary Ellen 16, and her daughter Ruth E. Tuller age 2. Rachel could be Harvey Hutchinson's married daughter living at home; perhaps widowed.
5. Warren, Washington, VT had Allen, 31, Sally 32, Ira W. 6, Elicta 5, Laura 3, and Summer R 5 months.
6. Whitingham, Windham, VT had Lewis 65, Nancy 63, Olis 32, Gratia 30, Roana 6, Olive 1.12 (one month?)
7. Plymouth, Windsor, VT had Jonas M 40, Anna 38, Adoneram i 14, and Lucian M 1 yr.
8. Royalton, VT, finally had Alonzo Charles Tuller and family of 8.
None of these Tullers sound familiar to me as attached to Julia Ann's family. I could be wrong.
Why didn't Alonzo Charles Tuller and Julia Ann show up on this 1850 Royalton census list ?
I went back into ancestry and typed many things, then tried Alonzo Fuller. His baby, Alonzo J. Tuller came up. I went into the census and there was the whole family including Alonzo Charles age 40, stonemason, Aseneth, 34, Julia Ann 14, Samuel 11, Edwin 9, Albert 1, Olive 4, Alonzo J. 1 and of course, the unidentified John Robinson, 51. This shows that not everyone comes up correctly as they should. This time the T in Tuller did look like an F; but why did one come up and not the other?
Thanks to Researcher Kay Robinson
John Robinson on 1840 Census
1 John Robinson-Swanton, Franklin, Vermont0002100001 males and 100020001
@ Israel Robinson-2100001 male 40-50 yrs Israel is on our tree and is the son of Israel Robinson. He does have a brother John Pratt Robinson, but this man is not him as John P has been found on other census for 1840 and 1850. I cannot identify this John as yet.
@ Theopholus Durkee ? sp. 110111 males 100010001 females (Durkee was Julia Ann's mother's name.
John Robinson -Sheldon Twp., Franklin, VT- not on page 327 or 329 as said., but Ino Robinson was there with 000001 male and 000001 female.
2 John S. Robinson - Bennington, Bennington, VT-000101 males 00001001 females
@ David Robinson -00002000001 males , 0100210001 females
@ Safford Robinson-00000101 males ; a 30-40 yr and a 50-6- yrs
@Samuel Robinson-000000001 male 60-70 yrs.
3 John Robinson -Newbury, Orange, VT 000000001 males ; 000000101 females
@ Harvey Robinson-0000001 male; and 10001 females
4. John Robinson -Rutland, Rutland, VT
5. John Robinson-Calais, Washington, VT
6. John Robinson-Jamaica, Windham, VT
7. John H. Robinson-Newfane, Windham, VT
8. John H. Robinson-Cavendish, Windsor, VT
9. John Robinson-Weathersfield, Windsor, VT
Abiathar Came From Wales
The custom of naming in Wales was to name the 2nd son for the mother's maiden name, thus: Abiathar Smith Robinson could mean that his mother's maiden name was Smith. This is probably an English custom as well.
St. Albans, Vermont Location
2/27/04 St. Albans is 8 miles from Swanton, VT. It looks like it's on the border of NY. Cambridge is 18.3 miles away, Alburg, Enosburg Falls, Jeffersonville, Essex Junction, and Jericho are nearby. St. Albans was charted in Aug 17, 1763 (New Hampshire Grant). Originally known as St. Albans Town. It was incorporated as a village in 1859, then as a city in 1902. It has been known as "Railroad City." It was a 46 yr old settlement when Alonzo was born. It's in the NW corner of the state and has agricultural heritage, historic traditions and natural beauty. It's known for its salt of the earth people, charming towns and rolling countryside. Also in Franklin County are Bakersfield, Berkshire, Enosburg, Fairfax, Fairfield, Fletcher, Franklin, Georgia, Highgate, Montomery, Richford, Sheldon.
Could John Robinson had been a friend from St. Albans? He had been born in Vermont, and was about 11 years older than Alonzo. Either that, or he was just a wandering soul looking for a job and a roof over his head.
Friday, October 22, 2004
***Robinsons in Royalton, Vermont 1850 ***
The question is if there is any connection with 51 yr old John Robinson living with the Tullers and 21 year old Abiathar Smith Robinson in 1850. Could John have been his father?
Swanton, Vermont's Brown Robinson 1828
Other 1790 Towns in Vermont with Robinson
Shoreham, Addison VT had Ralph.
Rupert, Bennington, Vt had Moses and Stephen.
Fairley, Orange, VT had Samuel
Northfield, Orange, Vt had Amos and Nathaniel.
Ryegate, Orange Vt had Jonathan.
Strafford, Orange, VT had Abraham and Daniel
Topsham, Orange, VT had John
Williamstown, Orange, Vt. had Ezekiel.
Castleton, Rutland, Vt had Ebenezer and Isaiah.
Clarendon, Rutland, Vt had Amos, Amos, Stephen, Stephen, and Stephen Jr.
Pawlet, Rutland, Vt had Richard.
Athens, Windham, Vt had Elijah and John.
New Fane, Windham, Vt had Jona.
Rockingham, Windham, Vt had John.
Westminster, Windham, Vt had Nathan, Nathaniel, Noah, Reuben, and Solomon
Bennington, Vermont 1790
Moses Robinson married in Bennington, Bennington, Vermont in 1790.
On the Vermont 1791 census were 2 Davids, 2 Moses, and 2 Samuel Robinsons in Reedsborough, Bennington County, Vermont.
Amos Jr. Robinsons & Sons in 1850: Mixup
1. Amos age 63 b: 1786 living in Cheektowaga, Erie, NY
2. Amos age 16 b: 1833 in Stowe, Lamoille, VT
3. Amos C. age 46 b: 1803 in Barton, Orleans, VT
4. Amos age 8 b: 1841 in Barton, Orleans, VT
5. Amos age 73 b: 1776 in Mendon, Rutland, VT
6. Amos age 52 b: 1797 in Royalton, Windsor, VT
7. Amos age 19 b: 1830 in Royalton, Windsor, VT
8. Amos age 19 b: 1830 in Royalton, Windsor, VT
1. An Amos Robinson was 19 years old by 1850 and living in Royalton with the Lovejoy family. Also, Heman Durkee was on the same census sheet and was 61 years old living with wife Rebecca and her mother Polly Hatch. Heman was related to Julia Ann Tuller, Abiathar Smith Robinson's wife. Julia's mother was Asenath Durkee. Heman was her father. Julia married Abiathar in 1852 in Tunbridge.
2. Amos III. Robinson b: 1797 was on the October 29, 1850 census of Royalton, Vermont at age 52. His first wife was Betsey Davis. His 2nd wife, Lois Safford was also on the census at age 49. Also on the census with Amos were their children Cyrus, Dwight, Alfred, Calvin, William, Charles, and Cyrus Safford, Polly Safford, and Nancy Safford. Amos died in 1856 in Decatur, Illinois. He is the son of Amos Jr. Robinson who follows. He must have wanted to join his father's family who was already there. His father died there in 1836.
His other children, Austin, Martha, Mary Ann, Betsey, and Nancy were not on the census.
3. Amos Jr. Robinson b: 1767 -d: 1836 went to Decatur from Royalton, Vermont with the Packard family in 1830. and also his children by Elizabeth, Daniel, Hartwell, and sister Marilla. An archaeologist was going to dig on the land owned by Amos in the Spring. (Daniel Robinson) Amos platted the land and had a farm on the land that is currently home to Millikin University and the James Millikin homestead. He helped to build the first log courhouse in Macon County which is currently located on the Macon County Historical Museum. He was paid $5.00 for his work. Amos and his sons set out apple trees and were producing a good crop when in 1836 Amos Jr., his father died and was buried on his property in a family plot amidst the apple orchard. The farm also supported a hog pasture and there were two cemeteries that bordered or were located on some of the Robinson farm. He died in Heartfield, Decatur, Macon County, Illinois.
This is the Amos that was married to Levina Bullock, and when she passed away had married Elizabeth Hughes. On the census of 1787 he was in Hartford, Windsor, VT. He emigrated to Illinois with Elizabeth Hughes, his 2nd wife in 1830. His siblings were listed as Hiram, Cephas, Joel, George, Allen Joseph Bullard, Cyrus, by Levina, and then Emily, Marcia, Hartwell, Marilla, and Daniel.
Hiram Robinson b: 1799 married Almira Morgan in 1822. Justin Morgan Sr, father of Justin Morgan Jr. is the husband of Sarah (Sally Durkee) Their common ancestor is William Durgy Durkee and Martha Cross. He was the progenitor of the Morgan Horse.
Amos Robinson in Vermont 1830
Another Amos Robinson lived in Waitsfield, Washington County, Vermont.
An Amos Robinson was born in Royalton, Vermont in 1830.
Hartford, Windsor County, Vermont 1810 Census
2. Eleazer Robinson page 484
3. Stephan Robinson page 657
4. Zelotus Robinson page 520
5. Ebenezer page 5335
6. James p. 534
7. Benjamin p. 654
8. Benjamin p. 655
9. Charles p. 655
10. John p. 653
11. Peter p. 653
12. Silas p 632
13. Deborah p. 524
14. Elezer p. 493
Royalton, Windsor County, Vermont 1800-1810 Census
1. Amos Robinson
1810 page 551
1. Amos Robinson
Hartford, Windsor County, Vermont 1800 Census
A male could be father of Abiathar here.
2. Eleazer Robinson
3. Peter Robinson
4. Stephan Robinson
5. William Robinson
7. Ebenezer Robinson (on 1790 census)
8. James Robinson
9. Daniel Robinson
10. Isaiah Robinson
11. Benjamin Robinson
12. Charles Robinson
13. Elijah Robinson
14. Elijah Jr. Robinson
15. Jasper Robinson.
16. Peter Robinson
17. Silas Robinson
Other 1790 Robinsons on Vermont Census
census of 1820 also in Bridgewater, Windsor, VT 1011 110001203 total 11
2. James Robinson--Chester, Vermont 3/1/2 total of 6 in family
3. Ebenezer Robinson--Reading, Vermont 1 person household
4. James Robinson --Reading, Vermont 1/2/2/ total of 5 in family
5. John Robinson--Reading, Vermont 1/3/2 total of 6 in family
6. Benjamin Robinson--Weathersfield, Vermont
7. Charles Robinson--Weathersfield, Vermont
8. Elijah Robinson--Weathersfield, Vermont
9. Silas Robinson-- Windsor, Vermont
Hartford, Windsor County, Vermont 1790 census
He had 10 males over 16, 2 males under 16, and 5 females over 16 in the household.
Artemus Robinson was also on the census listof page 22. He had a total of 5 people in the house; 1/1/3.
Abiathar Smith Robinson December 1829 Vermont
Who were his parents? I am looking for possibilities.
1. Amos Robinson was on 1830 census of Royalton, Vermont He was the only Robinson listed on the Royalton census that year. He had a boy under 5 that could have been Abiathar. The others children were: 1 boy under 10, and there was a man between 20-30 , and a man between 30-40. There were also 2 girls under 5, 1 girl under 10, and 1 or 2 woman under 30.
We know he was in Royalton, Vermont and met Julia Ann Tuller and they married in the adjoining town of Tunbridge.