DNA is leading me to one of the descendants of Reverend John Robinson of Holland who led the pilgrims to sail in the Mayflower in 1620 to America. Grandfather Frank Hugh Robinson's oral history was that his family came over not on the Mayflower but the ship after it. My ggrandfather, Abiathar Smith Robinson, said that he was born in New York before he died.
He had married Julia Ann Tuller in 1852 in Tunbridge, Vermont. She was from the town next door, Royalton, Vermont. Earlier census said he was born in Vermont. The question is, "Who gave the census taker the information, Abiathar? Children? 2nd Wife?
Any records as to who his parents were have been lost or destroyed. Now I'm relying on DNA to lead to his ancestors. I have found two ladies who share DNA with me. We have to assume it's Robinson DNA. One has found an
born May 1823 in Roxbury, Delaware, New York as an ancestor. Ebenezer's wife was Julia Ann Morse, also born in Roxbury.
I've found that Ebenezer's father was Daniel G. Robinson born in 1796 in Roxbury. Sophia Randall, also born in Roxbury, was his wife. Their first child was Ebenezer Ganong Robinson born 1823.
The 2nd child could very well have been Abiathar Smith Robinson b: 1829. Mary E Robinson was born two years later in 1831. Irena was born in 1835, and Abigail in 1839. Anna Polina was born in 1842, and John H Robinson was born in 1844. Why is it that Abiathar's records have never appeared? Is it because he was born in December? Ebenezer died November 20, 1900 Clark County, Washington. Abiathar's son, Frank Hugh, died in Hillsboro, Washington, Oregon.
This town was formed from Stamford March 23rd, 1799. Unfortunately the leaf containing the proceedings of the first town meeting is missing from the clerk's record-book. On a later page we have it recorded that "the subscribers, finding it necessary to lay out a road from Mantana kill [adopt] a westerly course, beginning at a heap of stones and running near the dwelling house of William Varmilya, and from thence by a line of marked trees to the dwelling house of Thomas Austin, to a beech tree marked H; the same being four rods wide.
"Done by us, John T. More, David Robinson, Commissioners of Highways."
The other lead goes to Robinsons living in Bakersfield, Franklin, Vermont as far back as the 1790-1800 period.
Both lines lead to Reverend John Robinson of the Pilgrims.
1829, December: Abiathar Smith Robinson b: in NY or Vermont
1834, December 18, Julia Ann Tuller b: in Royalton, Windsor, Vermont
1852, February 29, m::Abiathar-Julia in Tunbridge, Orange, Vt.
1852, November, Edward Rix Robinson b: in Vermont
1855 Edgar Clyde Robinson b: in Vermont
|Leaving Royalton, Vermont for Montreal, Canada|
1857, October, Nellie Elizabeth Robinson b: in Canada, Upper English
1861, April 12 Civil War began in USA
1861, August, Emma Hattie Robinson b: in Canada
1864, April 21, John C. Robinson b: in Canada, Montreal English
|Farming, breaking sod on prairie|
|Returning after Civil War but to Wenona, Illinois|
1865, May 9 Civil War ended in USA
1865, Julia Robinson b: in Vermont
1867, June, William S. Robinson b: in Wenona, Marshall, Illinois
1870 Aug 11, Census said Abiathar's parents born in Vermont
1870, June 21, Frank Hugh Robinson b: in Wenona, Marshall, Illinois
1873, Jan.5, Nellie E m: Daniel C. McCullem, Omaha, Douglas, Neb.
1875, November, Minnie J. Robinson b: in Wenona, Marshall, Illinois
1879, March 13, Edgar Clyde m: Mary Elizabeth Acuff, Cambridge, Ill.
1880 June 7, Census said Abiathar's parents born in Vermont
1880, May 30, Arthur Roy Robinson b: in Wenona, Marshall, Illinois
1880, Dec 24, Emma Hattie m: George D. Miller in Wenona, Marshall, Ill.
1887, April 17, Edgar Clyde d:: Wenona, Marshall, Illinois
1887, December 2, Julia Tuller d: in Wenona, Marshall, Illinois
1888, Feb 22, John C m: Hermia Howell in Osage, LaSalle, Illinois
1889, William m: Carrie A. Monninger in LaSalle, Illinois
1891, March 7, Daniel McCullem d: Omaha, Nebraska s(Nellie)
1891, Sept, Minnie J. m: Louis Sherman Cusac in Lacon, Marshall, Ill.
1892, Dec 2, Frank Hugh m: Alice Mitchell in Omaha, Nebraska
1893, Jan 5, Nellie E m: Alexander Charles Sillik in Omaha, Nebraska
1896, Abiathar m: Mary Jan Walters in Wenona, Marshall, Illinois
1903, Julia, d: ??
1900 June 7,Census said Abiathar's parents born in New York.under 2nd wife's name, Mary J; NY, NY, NY, for Abiathar
1904, August 11, Arthur Roy m: Minnie Mae Ross Smith in Lacon, Illinois
1904, October 7, Abiathar S. Robinson d: in Wenona, Marshall, Illinois
1905, Dec.28, Nellie E.d: Omaha,Douglas, Nebraska
1910, Frank Hugh m: Augusta Gustafson in Sioux City, Iowa
1912, Sept. 20, Edward Rix , m: -Jenette Jenson, Tama, Iowa
1915 Model T. Ford
1918, July 5, Mary Jane Walters d: in Streator, Illinois (Abiathar S)
1922, Edward Rix Robinson d: in Illinois
1923, June 5, John C. d: LaSalle, Illinois
1923 Minnie J.: d: Illinois
1923, July 7, Alexander Charles Sillik d: in Tulsa, Oklahoma (Nellie)
1924, July 2, George D. Miller d: Wenona, Marshall, Illinois ? (Emma)
1927, April 17, Arthur Roy d: in Peoria, LaSalle, Illinois
1930, Dec 29, Emma Hattie d: Streater, LaSalle, Illinois
1935, April 19, William S. d: Peoria, LaSalle, Illinois
1936, Oct 27, Hermia Howell d: LaSalle, LaSalle, Illinois (John C)
1942 Nash Automobile
1943, Dec 14, Carrie A. Monninger d: Davenport, Iowa (William S)
1952, May 27, Frank Hugh d: Hillsboro, Washington, Oregon
1955, April 19, Augusta d: Hillsboro, Washington, Oregon (Frank)