Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Robinson Tree Discovers Missing GGGrandparents Through DNA Testing of Y Haplogroup Match
1 Samuel Sherbourne Robinson b: January 15, 1810 in Mt. Vernon, Kennebec, Maine d: October 21, 1892 in Mt. Vernon, Kennebec, Maine
1  James ROBINSON b: January 24, 1777 in Deerfield, Rockingham, New Hampshire d: March 26, 1857 in Mt Vernon, Kennebec, Maine
.. +Phebe Sherbourne b: Abt. 1777 in Wakefield, New Hampshire d: in prob. Mt Vernon, Kennebec, Maine
As I look at my evidence in the light of the next 5am morning, I am depending on Abiathar's present sibling, Samuel Sherbourne Robinson, to be an actual sibling. It's a most logical connection, unverified still. Yet we do have this matching DNA on the Y haplogroup that is a rare match and the tree. I still wonder why Abiathar didn't go into Maine or even New Hampshire, and why he went into Canada in those 10 some years in the 60's. Was he ostracized from the family? Did they have a bru-ha-ha like Abiathar had with my grandfather, Frank Hugh Robinson? Did they just lose touch with each other? Questions still remain. How do fathers get separated from their sons?
As it turns out, our Robinsons are not one of Reverend John Robinson who sent the Pilgrims from Holland onto the Mayflower. In this case, their DNA's Y haplogroup is unknown, though an R. Now, my next challenge will be to connect my three female dna matches that I have found through 23&;Me, Family Tree DNA and GedMatch.com. Maybe it will now be easier. I'll be checking out the Meppershall Tree. Whatever, with Abiathar's oral history of his ancestor coming to America not on the Mayflower but the next ship, we know we originated in Massachusetts, and wandered through Connecticut, New Hampshire, Vermont, and now can add Maine to our New England Robinson family. Like grandfather Frank had said, he was A BLUE BLOODED YANKEE!
Notable people from this part of Maine are:
- Joseph W. Allen, state legislator
- Joseph Payne, musician
- John H. Rice, U.S. congressman
- Moses Sherburne, politician and Minnesota Supreme Court Justice Moses G. Sherburne (January 25, 1808 – March 23, 1868) was an American politician and jurist.(Isn't this a derivative of Sherbourne?)Born in Mount Vernon, Kennebec County, Maine, Sherburne studied at the academy in China, Maine. He then studied law and was admitted to the Maine bar in 1831. He practiced law in Phillips, Maine, where he served as postmaster and in the Maine Legislature, and later lived in Franklin County, Maine. Sherburne served in the Maine House of Representatives, in 1842, and then in the Maine State Senate, in 1845, as a Democrat. Sherburne also served as justice of the peace and then as probate judge for Franklin County, Maine. He was also major general for the Maine militia. In 1850, Sherburne served as Maine Bank Commissioner. He then ran for the United States House of Representatives as a Democrat in 1852. He finished in Minnesota.
- John L. Stevens, U.S. diplomat and Republican Party founder
It would help to have several or more claimants of belonging to Reverend John Robinson's line to have the same Y haplogroup as my male cousin. Otherwise, my connecting to people of the same haplogroup looks like the better choice. Y haplogroup has very small mutations over a period of time. It's a way of telling who is on the same branch. Genealogy is showing one thing, yet science is showing another with science's DNA evidence in both. This is one big conundrum for me!
Another look at Peter Robinson on the Reverend John Robinson tree showed an amazing fact! Peter Robinson, son of Peter Robinson, Sr. was born October 25, 1717 in Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts in 1717 but died in Londonderry, Rockingham, New Hampshire!
That's where my searching on this line stopped. I think I've found the connection to both trees, if that's possible. Oh my. Maybe it has helped to write all this out. Halleluhah! I need to find more Robinsons now.
Peter Robinson's brother, already on the tree, is Ebenezer Robinson, Major in the Revolutionary war who had moved from Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts to Roxbury, Delaware, New York. He is the father of Daniel Robinson, Reverend b: 1771 in Carmel, Putnam, New York who died in Kattellville, Broome, Schoharie, New York in 1866. He was the father of Israel Robinson b: 1800 in Roxbury and died in Kattellville in 1867 who was the father of Ebenezer Ganong and most likely, ABIATHAR SMITH ROBINSON (1829).
Peter Robinson 1695-1785 and wife Elizabeth Sabin's 2 sons fathered the 2 different branches. He was born in Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts and died in Barnstable, Massachusetts.
Major Ebenezer was born in 1735 in Rehoboth and he died in Roxbury, Delaware, New York. His wife was Anna Stone.
John was born in 1742 in Rehoboth and he died in Otsego, New York. His wife was Phoebe Clapp. It was his son, Jacob H Robinson born in 1790 in Vermont and died in Bakersfield, Franklin, Vermont that leads to a chromosomal match.
Thus we have the connection between the two trees. Rockingham, New Hampshire shows up in both trees. This is it. Who Abiathar's parents are doesn't really matter. He must be on both lines. DNA has proved that through the Y haplogroup of being R-L21 and also by finding actual chromosome matches of segments from people connected to the John Robinson-Pilgrim line. Whew! Think I'll keep him on the latter line with Ebenezer Ganong as a brother and Israel Robinson as his father. My Jewish bloodline and being a defender of Israel draws me with a smile to this ggggrandfather of mine. My father, Maurice Goldfoot, was a buyer of cattle. He would smile thinking that Israel lived in Kattellville.
I've tested DNA and could exchange GEDmatch info.