Tuesday, October 31, 2017
A Famous Robinson Artist Who Dealt With Asthma: THEODORE PIERSON ROBINSON
12/5//10 Theodore was born on June 3, 1852. He died at the young age of 43 years 9 months 30 days. He was a well known artist. He died of asthma in New York. (from Donna Robinson). Below from Wikipedia:
Robinson was born in Irasburg, Vermont. His family moved to Wisconsin, and Robinson briefly studied art in Chicago. In 1874 he journeyed to New York City to attended classes at the National Academy of Design and the Art Students League. In 1876 he traveled to Paris to study under Carolus-Duran and, at the École des Beaux-Arts, with Jean-Léon Gérôme. He exhibited his first paintings in Paris in 1877, and spent the summer of that year at Grez-sur-Loing. After trips to Venice and Bologna, he returned to the United States in 1879 for several years. During this time Robinson painted in a realist manner, loosely brushed but not yet impressionistic, often depicting people engaged in quiet domestic or agrarian pursuits.
|A French Hamlet, 1892|
Not only did he take to heart Monet´s theoretical admonitions and his requirement to portray the beauties and mystery of nature in a manner stringently truthful to one's personal vision, but he also studied works that were available to him in "The Master´s" studio. For instance, Capri, painted in 1890, was probably inspired by Monet´s paintings of the cliffs at Varengeville, Pourville, and Etretat and the rocks at Bell-Ile of the early 1880s.
While his reputation as an important American impressionst was growing, Robinson still needed to teach to support himself. He also harbored doubts about the quality of his work.
Today Robinson's paintings are in the collections of many major museums including the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City; the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; and the Art Institute of Chicago.
|Robinson's 1892 Wedding March|
|My mother, Mildred Elizabeth Goldfoot nee Robinson|
|My 4th Grade Student|
|My updated attempt following Cezanne's Boy in Red Vest|
This is my son while in high school, wearing his favorite red vest
How many of us might have inherited his artistic talent? I'd sure love to be on his family tree!
Descendants of Elijah Robinson, Rev.
1 Elijah Robinson, Rev. b: August 21, 1817 in Jamaica, Windham, Vermont d: March 10, 1887 in Evansville, Rock, Wisconsin
.. +Ellen Lillian Brown b: January 26, 1826 in Jamaica, Windham, Vermont d: May 24, 1881 in Evansville, Wisconsin
. 2 Hamlin Elijah Robinson b: April 22, 1845 in Battleboro, Windham, Vermont d: Bef. 1920 in Maryville, Nodaway, Missouri
..... +Florence Annette Donaldson b: June 1847 in New York d: Aft. January 1920 in prob. Springfield, Wd 1, Greene, Missouri
. 2 Ellen Hannah Robinson b: July 30, 1850 in Jamaica, Athens, Vermont/Irasburg, Vermont d: October 03, 1864 in Evansville, Wisconsin
. 2 Theodore Pierson Robinson b: June 03, 1852 in Irasburg, Orleans, Vermont d: April 02, 1896 in New York City, New York
. 2 John Cheney Robinson b: December 1859 in Whitewater, Walworth, Wisconsin d: Aft. January 1920 in prob. Union, Rock, Wisconsin
..... +Mary May F. Emery b: June 1859 in Wisconsin d: Aft. January 1920 in prob. Union, Rock, Wisconsin
. 2 Grant Robinson b: 1864 d: 1864
. 2 Mary Robinson b: 1865 d: 1865
Thursday, October 26, 2017
Searching Vermont's Three Towns in Windham for Abiathar's Father: Another To Consider Seriously
|Townshend, Windham, Vermont|
Abiathar seems to be an unusual biblical name seldom used. I looked at Amaziah Robinson's 1840 census and it just fits. It shows that his unknown wife must have been 45 or close to it to have a son from 10-14, and Abiathar at 11 years of age in 1840 would have just fit in this family. His wife would have been 45 years old when Abiathar was born, explaining why there weren't more children born. Amaziah was the same age as his wife.
Amaziah is a biblical name like Abiathar. This is what caught my attention. A man like Amaziah might name his son in a similar fashion. In fact, this might denote that they were quite religious.
Amaziah of Judah, pronounced /æməˈzaɪ.ə/, was a king of Judah, the son and successor of Joash. His mother was Jehoaddan (2 Kings 14:1–4) and his son was Uzziah (2 Chronicles 26:1). ... The Hebrew Bible considers him a righteous king. David was king of Judah, and so was his son, Solomon.
Abiathar (אֶבְיָתָר, Evyatar, "the [divine] father is pre-eminent" or "father of plenty"), in the Hebrew Bible, son of Ahimelech or Ahijah, High Priest at Nob, the fourth in descent from Eli (1 Sam. 23:6) and the last of Eli's House. Abiathar was the only one of the priests to escape from Saul's massacre; he fled to David at Keilah, taking with him the ephod and other priestly regalia (1 Sam. 22:20 f., 23:6, 9). He was of great service to David.
The fact that we've never seen any brother mentioned on the 1870 and 1880 or even 1900 census shows he may not have had any siblings, as the 1840 shows. There were just 3 in the family of the appropriate ages.
There are two other Abiathars listed in this era.
Descendants of Abiathar Robinson
1  Abiathar Robinson b: June 22, 1788 in Foxborough, Norfolk, Massachusetts d: May 02, 1853 in Foxborough, Norfolk, Massachusetts
.. +Nancy Fisher b: Abt. 1799 in prob Foxborough, Norfolk, Massachusetts
*2nd Wife of  Abiathar Robinson:
.. +Lucretia H. Strange b: November 14, 1800 in Taunton, Bristol, Massachusetts
*3rd Wife of  Abiathar Robinson:
.. +Laura Ann Smith b: Abt. 1790 in Foxborough, Norfolk, Massachusetts
Descendants of Amaziah Amasiah Amassah Wilson Robinson
1  Amaziah Amasiah Amassah Wilson Robinson b: November 15, 1825 in Athens, prob. Jamaica, Windham, Vermont d: June 02, 1904 in Pelham, Hampshire, Massachusetts
.. +Freedom Whitney b: 1825
*2nd Wife of  Amaziah Amasiah Amassah Wilson Robinson:
.. +Harriet Hewitt b: 1830 in Vermont d: December 28, 1899 in Prob. Pelham, Hampshire, Massachusetts
*3rd Wife of  Amaziah Amasiah Amassah Wilson Robinson:
.. +Diantha Holloway b: December 1843 in Massachusetts
This seems to indicate a certain amount of religious observance in these Robinsons. The names like Hiram, Amos, Elijah and Eli were also very popular, names from the Old Testament.
|Notice, Townshend's neighbors are Jamaica and Athens.|
Descendants of Amaziah Robinson
1 Amaziah Robinson b: January 01, 1785 in Athens, Windham, Vermont d: February 12, 1852 in Townshend, Windham, Vermont
.. +Unknown b: Abt. 1784 in Athens, Windham, Vermont d: in Townshend, Windham, Vermnt
. 2  Abiathar Smith Robinson b: December 1829 in New York/ Tunbridge, Orange/ Jamaica, Windham, Vermont d: October 07, 1904 in Wenona, Marshall, Illinois
..... +Julia Ann Tuller b: December 18, 1834 in Royalton, Windsor, Vermont d: December 02, 1887 in Wenona, Marshall, Illinois
. *2nd Wife of  Abiathar Smith Robinson:
..... +Mary Jane Deffenbaugh Walters b: November 27, 1832 in Hocking County, Ohio d: July 05, 1918 in Streator, Illinois, age 85
|Indian Raid on Royalton, Vermont|
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Who Else Moved to Canada From Vermont with the Abiathar Smith Robinsons?
|Conestoga Wagon handling 6 tons|
Abiathar and Julia Ann Robinson went to Canada from Royalton and Tunbridge, Vermont because their 3rd child, Nellie Elizabeth Robinson born in October of 1857, was born in Upper Canada, which was English. "The American Revolution attracted British loyalists from America to the region around Sherbrooke, a manufacturing center, who began to covet the land and obtain government grants."
|The distance between Royalton, Vermont and Montreal, Canada is 261.9 km or 162 miles|
Today it would take us 2 hours and 46 minute on I-89S.
|This truck only handles 2 tons|
It was formed in the late 1700s, and reached its height between 1850 and 1860. One estimate suggests that by 1850, 100,000 slaves had escaped via the "Railroad."
1  Abiathar Smith Robinson b: December 1829 in New York/ Tunbridge, Orange/ Jamaica, Windham, Vermont d: October 07, 1904 in Wenona, Marshall, Illinois
. +Julia Ann Tuller b: December 18, 1834 in Royalton, Windsor, Vermont d: December 02, 1887 in Wenona, Marshall, Illinois
.... 2  Edward "Rix" Robinson b: November 1852 in Vermont d: 1922 in Illinois
........ +Jenette Charlotte Nettie Anette Jenson b: 1835 in Pennsylvania d: in Illinois
.... *2nd Wife of  Edward "Rix" Robinson:
........ +Nora E. Gunning Stull b: 1856 in Indiana
.... 2 Edgar Clyde Clayton Robinson b: 1855 in Vermont d: April 17, 1887 in Wenona, Marshall, Illinois
........ +Mary Elizabeth Acuff b: April 22, 1859 in Geneseo, Henry, Illinois d: July 14, 1935 in Cambridge, Henry, Illinois
1856 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION: James Buchanan and John Breckenridge are elected president and vice president (Democratic Party).
March 6, 1857: The Dred Scott Decision was announced by the U.S. Supreme Court. The decision, which asserted that African Americans could not be American citizens, inflamed the debate over slavery
.... 2  Nellie Elizabeth Robinson b: October 1857 in Upper Canada (Eng.) d: December 28, 1905 in Omaha, Nebraska, Douglas County
........ +Daniel C. McCullom McCollem b: August 15, 1857 in prob. Magnolia, Putnam, Illinois d: March 07, 1891 in Omaha, Douglas, Nebraska, age 36
.... *2nd Husband of  Nellie Elizabeth Robinson:
........ +Alexander Charles "Campbell" Sillik b: July 17, 1855 in Richland, Ohio/Livingston, Madison, Illinois d: July 07, 1923 in Tulsa, Oklahoma
March 4, 1861: Abraham Lincoln was inaugurated as the president(Republican Party) of the United States.
.... 2 Emma "Hattie" Robinson b: August 1861 in Canada d: December 29, 1930 in Streater, La Salle, Illinois
........ +George D. Miller b: September 23, 1855 in Wenona, Marshall County, Illinois d: July 02, 1924 in prob. Wenona, Illinois
October 3, 1863: President Abraham Lincoln issued a proclamation declaring a Day of Thanksgiving to he observed on the last Thursday in November.
.... 2 JOHN C. Robinson b: April 21, 1864 in Montreal, Canada (Eng). d: June 05, 1923 in La Salle, Illinois
........ +Hermia Howell b: August 09, 1863 in Dana, LaSalle, Illinois d: October 27, 1936 in La Salle, La Salle, Illinois
|1865||1865 December 6 - The Abolishment of Slavery. The Thirteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution is ratified, thus officially abolishing slavery.|
.... 2 WILLIAM S. Robinson b: June 1867 in prob. Wenona, Marshall County, Illinois d: April 19, 1935 in Peoria/ LaSalle, Illinois
........ +Carrie A. Monninger b: February 05, 1867 in Dana, LaSalle, Illinois d: December 14, 1943 in Davenport, Iowa
.... 2  FRANK Hugh Robinson b: June 21, 1870 in Wenona,Marshall County, Illinois d: May 27, 1952 in Hillsboro,Washington County, Oregon, age 81
........ +Alice Mitchell b: January 1877 in South Dakota d: 1902 in Iowa/Nebraska
.... *2nd Wife of  FRANK Hugh Robinson:
........ +Gustafva"Augusta" Johansson Gustafson b: January 31, 1870 in (Village) Lumsheden, Svardsjo parish, Kopparbergs lan (county)Dalarna Province, Sweden d: April 19, 1955 in Hillsboro, Washington County, Oregon, age 85
.... 2 MINNIE J. Robinson b: November 1875 in Wenona, Marshall, Illinois d: 1923 in Illinois
........ +Louis Sherman Cusac b: January 20, 1866 in Wenona, Marshall, Illinois, d: October 05, 1944 in Limestone Twp., Peoria County, Illinois
.... 2 ARTHUR Roy Robinson b: May 30, 1880 in Wenona, Marshall, Illinois d: April 17, 1927 in Peoria, LaSalle, Illinois, Peoria County Hospital
........ +Minnie Mae "Ross"Smith b: June 22, 1885 in Varna, Marshall, Illinois d: February 07, 1974 in Chillicothe, Peoria, LaSalle, Illinois
*2nd Wife of  Abiathar Smith Robinson:
. +Mary Jane Deffenbaugh Walters b: November 27, 1832 in Hocking County, Ohio d: July 05, 1918 in Streator, Illinois, age 85
John C. Robinson was born on April 21, 1864 in Montreal, Canada, the English section.
I found that Julia Robinson was born in 1865 in Vermont, though she wasn't on the 1870 or 1880 census. I found a death date of 1903 for her. Was she a part of this family? I think her name has been added incorrectly.
William S. Robinson was then born in June of 1867 in Wenona, Marshall, Illinois, where Abiathar and Julia Ann remained and where they were buried.
Julia Ann's brother, Albert Clark Tullar b: February, 1843 in Royalton, Vermont, had lived next door to each other on the August 11, 1870 census in Wenona, Illinois. Albert was a Reverend. Albert's first son, Byron Monroe Tullar, was born in Canada, the English part on June 21, 1860. (Albert lived next door to Abiatha Smith Robinson and his sister Julia Ann at age 27 on the 1870 census. He was a brick mason.
At the time he was married to Martha, and had three children; Fred, Frank and Wesesoror. He had a 10 year old boy living with him born in Canada that I cannot read the name of. It looks like Munsos (Munroe) and he was white. This boy is his first son Byron going by his middle name.) Albert's 3rd son was born in Wenona, Marshall, Illinois, so the brother in laws were staying pretty close. Did they go to Canada together? That 2nd son was born in nearby New York. People seemed to move around as much as we often do.
1  Alonzo Charles Tuller b: October 22, 1809 in St. Albans, Vermont (Franklin County) d: January 29, 1870 in Rockwell, LaSalle, Illinois
.. +Asenith Asinith Durkee b: 1814 in Royalton, Windsor County, Vermont d: 1868 in Royalton, Windsor County, Vermont/Rockwell, Illinois
. 2 Julia Ann Tuller b: December 18, 1834 in Royalton, Windsor, Vermont d: December 02, 1887 in Wenona, Marshall, Illinois
..... +Abiathar Smith Robinson b: December 1829 in New York/ Tunbridge, Orange/ Jamaica, Windham, Vermont d: October 07, 1904 in Wenona, Marshall, Illinois
. 2 Samuel Tullar b: February 1840 in Tunbridge, Vermont d: Aft. 1900 in prob. Worcester City, Worcester County, Massachusetts
..... +Maria Keef b: December 25, 1837 in Shefford, Quebec , Canada d: Aft. 1900 in prob. Worcester City, Worcester County, Massachusetts
. 2 Edwin Tullar b: April 1840 in Royalton, Vermont d: May 04, 1907 in Fort Dodge, Iowa
..... +Jane Ann McLean b: November 1835 in Vermont/Shefford, Quebec, Eastern Canada d: September 09, 1915 in Quimby, Iowa
. 2 Albert Abner Clark Tullar, Reverend b: February 1843 in Royalton, Vermont d: 1895 in Fort Dodge, Webster, Iowa
..... +Martha M. Lathrop b: 1841 in Franklin County, Franklin, New York d: Aft. 1910 in Iowa ?
. 2 Olive Tullar b: 1846 in Royalton, Vermont
..... +Calvin Jones b: Abt. 1846
. 2  Alonzo Julius Tullar b: July 1849 in Royalton, Vermont d: September 30, 1933 in Storm Lake, Buena Vista, Iowa, age 84
..... +Jane Unknown b: Abt. 1849
. *2nd Wife of  Alonzo Julius Tullar:
..... +Anna Jane Dignum b: May 1847 in Detroit, Michigan d: May 07, 1932 in Storm Lake, Buena Vista, Iowa
. 2 Meleca Tuller b: 1851 in prob. Vermont, United States
. 2  Charles Clarence Tuller b: January 11, 1858 in Canada d: April 28, 1931 in Waterloo, Black Hawk, Iowa
..... +E Unknown b: 1862 in Illinois d: Aft. 1880 in Fort Dodge, Iowa
. *2nd Wife of  Charles Clarence Tuller:
..... +Mary Eileen Ritchie b: May 1862 in Iowa/Cook county, Illinois, d: Bef. 1930
. *3rd Wife of  Charles Clarence Tuller:
..... +Anna B. Robeson b: June 26, 1865 in Aledo, Illinois d: July 02, 1942 in Waterloo, Black Hawk, Iowa
. 2 Amanda Tuller b: 1860 in Vermont d: 1960
. 2  Itti Tuller b: 1860 in Canada
*2nd Wife of  Alonzo Charles Tuller:
.. +Betty Ann Unknown b: Abt. 1816 in United States
. 2  Itti Tuller b: 1860 in Canada
|Street lights shine in the Plains of Abraham, a historic battlefield in Quebec City.|
Today, the native language found in Shefford, Quebec is:
|Both English and French||55||0.93%|
Another brother, Edwin Tullar b: April 1840 in Royalton, Vermont, was on the 1861 census.
Brother Alonzo Julius Tullar b: July 1849 in Royalton, Vemont was on the 1861 census
Young brother Charles Clarence Tullar was born in Canada in 1858, so the family must have arrived a little sooner, and of course he was also on the Quebec 1861 census with the others.
The 4 girls of the family were not listed. Girls marry, and are hard to track. I'm at a loss with Olive b: 1846, Meleca b: 1851, and Amanda and Iti born 1860. I'm presuming the twins were born in Canada.
The Civil War was over by May 9, 1865. The family moved back to the States and was found on the 1870 census in Illinois and with the Tullars, in Iowa, but not in Vermont.
|Boy of 1865|
https://archive.org/stream/historyofroyalto02love/historyofroyalto02love_djvu.txt I checked this book out of the library and used it heavily. It's a book on reserve, very special.
Update 10/25/17 : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sherbrooke
Sunday, October 22, 2017
The England That Pilgrims Left
Jews had lived in England when their ancestors had immigrated from France and the Rhineland in the wake of the Conqueror, William in 1066 who needed their financial knowledge and connections to fund his military and his castle and church building activities. It was not a Democratic country.
Christian canon law forbade Christians to lend money and charging interest so the Jews were needed for this part of life in medieval days. Nobody is out of his mind enough to loan money without charging for it because it was not always paid back. (Only parents today do such things for their children.) This brought about trade by lending the capitol needed in which they would charge interest. This was the ONLY business they were allowed to do. Jews were forbidden to enter a trade or a craft in England or to own or rent land, so even farming was out. To do so meant they would HAVE TO become a member of their trade society and swear an oath to the Holy Trinity, This, of course, kept all people out that were not Christians.
|Serfs working land in Middle Ages|
As the Black Death epidemics devastated Europe in the mid-14th century, causing the death of a large part of the population, Jews were used as scapegoats. Rumors spread that they caused the disease by deliberately poisoning wells. Hundreds of Jewish communities were destroyed in numerous persecutions. Although Pope Clement VI tried to protect them by issuing two papal bulls in 1348, the first on 6 July and an additional one several months later, 900 Jews were burned alive in Strasbourg, France, where the plague had not yet affected the city.
|forced to wear a yellow badge|
|Jews were forced to wear special hats to identify them|
In 1274, Edward I of England enacted the Statute of Jewry, which also included a requirement of Jewish identification, usually using a yellow badge:Each Jew, after he is seven years old, shall wear a distinguishing mark on his outer garment, that is to say, in the form of two Tables joined, of yellow felt of the length of six inches and of the breadth of three inches.
In Lincoln, there was a Jewish lady Belaset who lived in the stone JEWS HOUSE, and she was accused of coin clipping and was hung! In fact, it turned out that all the Jews were arrested then for coin clipping. 680 Jews were held in the Tower of London and they executed 300 of them. Jews were forced to wear the Yellow Badge for immediate identification. It was that same year of 1290 that Edward expelled the remaining, now virtually destitute Jews from his kingdom. Their use came to an end. They were forced out for the next 365 years. Frankly, I can't understand why they'd want to live there after all of this.
Christianity entered England by the 1st century but were pushed back with events like the Saxon invasion in the 300s who brought their Germanic polytheism. The Romans had left the country by 360. It was Augustine who brought Christianity in 597.
|Serfs had to wear identifiable clothing of their station in life|
It wasn't until 1500 where money accrued meant more than one's feudal status. Making money meant buying comfort and possessions to show one's station. In 1481, the will of John Symond of Wickham Market, Suffolk, a barber and wax-dealer, left a feather bed and bedclothes, 6 pewter plates, 12 silver spoons, a wooden chest, 4 metal candlesticks, a brass pot, 5 irons, rosary beads and a saddle and bridle for his horse. He had had a degree of material comfort unknown to his ancestors.
only slaves below the age of six were freed in the colonies. Former slaves over the age of six were redesignated as "apprentices", and their servitude was abolished in two stages: the first set of apprenticeships came to an end on 1 August 1838, while the final apprenticeships were scheduled to cease on 1 August 1840. The Act specifically excluded "the Territories in the Possession of the East India Company, or to the Island of Ceylon, or to the Island of Saint Helena."
In this way, England ended their ownership of slaves almost 30 years sooner than the
USA did and without having a war over it. Half of their country was not in the position of be-
ing dependent on slavery, however. Those that owned plantations raising sugar were, so
they did face some of the same problems.
Slaves were brought to Jamestown, Virginia to help grow tobacco in 1619, the year before the Mayflower left port. They would not gain freedom until after the CIVIL WAR in the USA from April 12, 1861 to May 9, 1865; a war of 4 years 27 days. This was led by President Abraham Lincoln who came to the realization that owning slaves was against a bigger law than man's and was bent on changing his country. "Approximately 620,000 soldiers died from combat, accident, starvation, and disease during the Civil War. This number comes from an 1889 study of the war performed by William F. Fox and Thomas Leonard Livermore. Both men fought for the Union." Today there are people who want to destroy statutes of Lincoln because it was said that he owned a slave at one time. His revelation brought about the lives of all the soldiers who died in the effort to fight over this decision. The South had seen their loss of slaves as the end of their livilihood and civilization. The North had seen the evil of owning people and not paying them for their value.
Do our children of today understand how bad life was in England to force people to risk their lives in coming to this wild continent? In 241 short years, we have the life we do today, a far better life than those back in England, even in 1775. Yet we have to also understand that England had come far in 775 years compared to what life was back then and had remained that way till 1775.
Resource:Book: THE TRIBES OF BRITAIN, by David Miles
read more: https://www.haaretz.com/jewish/this-day-in-jewish-history/.premium-1.545064