Sunday, September 20, 2009


Oscar Robinson, Wenona Illinois Veteran From 1902

Seated 3rd from right is Oscar Robinson age 64
10/11/09: Tom Mead, my 2nd cousin, has a copy of Oscar's death certificate that says his parents were Hiram Robinson and Sally Smith. Now the dna results are in that says we are not connected. DYS #1, #2 and #6 are not a match out of 12 done at familytreedna. This throws everything into a cocked hat. I've thought that Oscar was Abiathar Smith Robinson's blood brother.

I will be going to visit the Wenona, Illinois Cemetery in October and will take photographs. I've just found this picture online from Wenona of veterans of the war with an O. Robinson in the front row and a T. Dixon in the back row it it. Dixon is connected by Sally Smith Robinson's marriage to Thomas Russell. David Dixon was married to Cynthia Russell. It just fits that this Robinson is Oscar L. Robinson b: October 17, 1838, Sally's second child, son of Hiram Robinson who would be our Abiathar Smith's full brother. I note that Oscar served in the Civil War between August 9, 1862 to June 6, 1865 from Groveland, Illinois for 3 years. He is listed in "Old Sandy Remembers." In 1862 he was in Company I, in the 104th Illinois Infantry of the Union Army. He's in the Civil War Pension Index of November 5, 1883 with the notation, invalid. Evidently his widow, Sarah E. Robinson filed on May 5, 1923. Before he went into the army he was found on the 1860 census as a farm aborer for his sister Avis Wright nee Robinson. After the Civil War he worked as a brick mason, as the 1880 census reports and in 1900 as a stone mason. By 1910 he was listed just as a house mason. Though he lived in Groveland, LaSalle, Illinois from the time of entering the Civil War and afterwards in 1869, he lived in Wenona between 1900 to 1924 as far as I can tell. He died there on March 12, 1923. Sarah died the following year . They had married on January 24, 1867, two years after his leaving the army.
Below is 2 generations of Oscar.

Descendants of Oscar L. Roberson Robinson
1 Oscar L. Roberson Robinson b: October 17, 1838 in Bennington, Bennington, Vermont
. +Sarah E. Powell b: September 10, 1848 in New York
.... 2 Edwin Eddie G. Robinson b: Abt. 1862 in Illinois
.... 2 Avis M. Robinson b: May 03, 1869 in Illinois
........ +Henry B. Cox b: November 02, 1869 in Illinois
.... 2 Calvin A. Robinson b: May 03, 1869 in Groveland, LaSalle, Illinois
........ +Lulu Myrtle Glass b: September 21, 1875 in Illinois
.... 2 Charles M. Robinson b: April 13, 1871 in Illinois
........ +Myra Hallam b: July 24, 1871 in Illinois
.... 2 Wilbert "Butch" Robinson b: February 14, 1873 in Wenona, Marshall County, Illinois
.... 2 Milton J. Mitt Robinson b: October 13, 1874 in prob. Wenona, Marshall, Illinois
........ +Beautiful Girl b: Abt. 1874
.... *2nd Wife of Milton J. Mitt Robinson:
........ +Della O. Wells b: Bet. March 20, 1878 - 1879 in Evans Township, Marshall, Illinois
.... 2 Manzel Powell Robinson b: December 25, 1878 in Dana, LaSalle, Illinois
........ +Christina "Tina" Shulte b: November 15, 1882 in Illinois
.... 2 George Edward Robinson b: July 31, 1881 in Illinois
.... 2 Frederick E. Robinson b: July 22, 1887 in prob. Wenona, Marshall County, Illinois
........ +Elizabeth Solsby b: July 22, 1887 in Illinois

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