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|