Sunday, April 16, 2017
Robinson: Scotch Irish Family
Scottish, Scotch-Irish, and English Immigration, 1715-1775
I came across your blog while researching my family and I do believe we may be distant relatives! My mother was a Robinson from Decatur IL the 1855 Amos Robinson is my 3x grandfather decending to Percy Issac and Harry W Robinson. Oddly enough I live just south of your Hillsboro Oregon relatives! I would love to find out if I am correct! Also I just got my DNA results from AncestryDNA and I am 59% Irish, as my father side is also from Wales. Now I know it's from my mothers side too!
How interesting. If you tested with ancestry, now transfer your results to GedMatch.com. It's a free site and has other tools to use for comparisons, triangulations, etc. most interesting. All my relatives' results are there and mine, of course. We could compare and see if we share some DNA.
Another opinion; Shipped off to Ireland from Kentucky! How awful! That says a lot for your male line in that your William was the oldest man in America in 1939. Maybe all that hard work was the secret to longevity, and that sense of humor.
Gosh, when working on my XP, I could answer each person individually and was notified through email when someone wrote a comment. Now on this 10, nothing like that is happening. That's why I'm answering 3 months late.
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The haplogroup doesn't reveal the actual DNA sequence. It only gives the general genetic group that it belongs to. It's part of every genetic test. Typically a male or Y-DNA haplogroup could be something like Rlalalb, or Elb1a1a1a (which is mine) or Rlb2a2b for instance. The majority of the Robertsons are R-M269. The majority of the Robinsons (Gunn) seems to be I-M253. It will be on the test result.
The Dutch is likely from other ancestral elements in your line, perhaps your mother or grandparents, etc. However, the paternal line would remain the same.
I sent my dad a text to see if he sees anything like what you described on the results they sent him. I'll let ya know what he responds.
I won't claim certainty yet but it is entirely possible we have common ancestors. Didn't you say one of your great-grandfathers was William Robinson, who fought in the Civil War? And his father was supposed to be James Robinson. If that's right then we should have that James in common.
I have a picture of him with the entire Robinson clan in front of their old house. He looks like a tough old bird, but supposed had a very dry sense of humor. Supposedly, was very good with a knife too, as was Robert (mom tells a lot of funny stories about him). Robert was married to Lillie Yeager (I remember her). Their children were Lone, Francis, Cecil ("Tommy"), Zelma (my grandmother), and Dessie.
His father was James and I believe his wife's maiden name was (Sara) Colvin. There were all from Mercer and Anderson counties. Interesting aside about James. He was married twice...to sisters. The first had 10 children and the second had 7 I believe. Obviously they didn't have cable TV! My grandmother's father was Robert Robinson. Some of the other names associated with our family are Merritt, Reilly, Yeager, Colin,and Beasley.
Robinson is listed a sept or sub-clan of the Clann Gunn, and I'm sure that's correct. However, I suspect that "our" Robinsons are part of the Robertson Clan. However, there is no "Robinson" sept listed. The closest is "Robison". That's what I'm interested in trying to determine. Yes, Robinson is a pretty common name throughout the British Isles, which make it even harder.
"Taps has sounded for the last veteran of the Civil War residing in Mercer county. William Robinson, born November 7, 1844, died July 7, 1939 at his home in the west section of the county. He had reached the ripe age of 94 years and seven months.
Mr. Robinson was a native of Mercer county, the son of James Porter and Comencie Beasley Robinson. He served three years in the Union Army during the War Between the States in the 11th Kentucky Cavalry in which he enlisted in 1861. He had been a member of the Masonic order for 63 years. He was a well known farmer of the section where he resided, and for many years operated a threshing outfit all over Mercer and adjoining counties, which gave him a wide circle of friendships among farmers of the community.
Owing to his advanced years his health had been declining for some time before he was called. He was twice married. His first wife was Sarah Margaret Beasley, and his second, was Mollie Barnett. He is survived by five daughters, three sons, 53 grandchildren, 76 great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren. The daughters surviving are Mrs. James Dorsey, Harrodsburg; Mrs. Howard Shewmaker, Mrs. Clarence McClane, Mrs. Silas Releford, Mrs. Edgar Robinson, all of the Duncan section, and the sons, Bob Robinson, Jefferstown; James Robinson, Duncan and Bert Robinson, of Sinai.
Mr. Robinson joined Bethel Baptist church in September 1938 and his funeral was held there Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, conducted by the pastor, the Rev. Charles W. Knight, assisted by the Rev. Leroy Tracy of Grapevine church, the Rev. Carmen Savoll, pastor of the Baptist church at Cornishville. Burial in Bethel cemetery with six grandsons, as pallbearers, Callie Barnett, Lonie Robinson, William Releford, Fred Robinson, F. D. Robinson, Lester Satterly. Masonic rites at the grave were by the T. N. Wise Lodge of Dugansville, and the American Legion tendered him full military honors at the grave. It is said that more than a thousand persons attended the funeral.
(“Harrodsburg Herald” Fri Jul 14, 1939)"
I don't know if this is the same William as the one you're talking about. There some similarities but also some differences.
By the way, my dad responded and there was nothing about a haplogroup on his results. I guess Ancestry DNA just doesn't include such detailed info.