Saturday, March 24, 2018

 

The Gov. Moses Robinson - Bakersfield, Vermont Tree Connects to our Royalton, Vermont Tree

Nadene Goldfoot
       
  Distance from Bennington, Vermont to Royalton,  Windsor, Vermont is 92.5 miles.  " In the early 18th century, small earthen roadways carried travelers by foot or horseback."  Traveling overland with heavy things was done by oxen.  "Before 1800, Vermonters walked, rode horses, or drove wagons on miserable roads if they wanted to get anywhere. Most people rarely ventured beyond their local community. Travel was mostly for the rich (who had time and money) and for the poor (who were forced to move frequently to find jobs)."
South Royalton House in Vermont
                                                                           
Bennington, Bennington, Vermont, settled by 1761

Lots and lots and lots of Robinsons were born in Bennington.

Of all the Robinson trees that exist, I think we belong to one of the most outstanding ones full of people of accomplishments.  From being prominent in the Revolutionary War to having a doctor who fought against Smallpox to each man from Captain Samuel Robinson b: 1707 on being outstanding, I found much to be proud of in our ancestors.  Many of these people originated in Bennington, Vermont. it produced Governor Moses Robinson of Vermont.  Leadership came from this line.  He died in Bennington, and had found wives from there.  

On the 1840 census I found 4 adult Robinsons listed: 

1. David Robinson--two men from 20 -30 years of age and David between age 80 - 90 (born between 1750-1760).  .
There were also  a girl between 5 and 10; 2 women between 20- 30, a woman between 30 -40,  and an older woman between 70 - 80, probably David's wife.  

2. John S. Robinson --a teen-ager between 15-20 and John between 30- 40, born 1800-1810 and his wife between 20-30 and an older woman between 50-60.  

3. Safford Robinson--a man between 30-40 and Safford between 50-60 born 1780-1790 and Safford's wife between 50-60 and an older woman between 80-90. 

4. Samuel Robinson--between 60-70 and a woman between 20 - 30 and Samuel's wife between 60 -70. born between 1770-1780
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This could be:
1. Descendants of David T. ROBINSON, GENERAL
[1] David T. ROBINSON, GENERAL(son of Samuel Robinson Capt, b: 1707 and brother of Moses Robinson, governor of Vermont) b: November 04, 1754 in Harwick, Worchester, Massachusett d: December 11, 1843 in Bennington, Bennington, Vermont Occupation: U.S. Marshall 8 years under Madison and Monroe
. +Eunice Dickinson b: 1760 in Middleton, Connecticut d: June 25, 1813 in Bennington, Bennington Co, Vermont
*2nd Wife of [1] David T. ROBINSON, GENERAL:
. +SARAH FAY b: July 04, 1757 in Harwick, Worcester County, Massachusetts d: January 25, 1801 in Bennington, Windham County,  Vermont
*3rd Wife of [1] David T. ROBINSON, GENERAL:
. +Nancy (Mrs.) Caldwell b: 1763 in Hartford, Connecticut d: December 18, 1845 in Bennington, Bennington Co, Vermont

2. Descendants of John Staniford Robinson
John Staniford Robinson (son of Nathan Robinson B: 1772)  b: November 04, 1804 in Bennington, Bennington, Vermont d: April 25, 1860 in Charleston, South Carolina/ Bennington, Bennington,  Vermont Occupation: lawyer, State Senator two times
.. +Juliette Staniford b: June 13, 1810 in Bennington, Bennington, Vermont d: January 22, 1902 in Hebron, Dinwiddie, Virginia

3. Descendants of Safford Sanford M. Robinson
Safford Sanford M. Robinson (son of Samuel Robinson III, Col. b: 1738) b: May 09, 1784 in Bennington, Vermont, age 66 d: March 21, 1868 in Bennington, Vermont
.. +Martha Preston b: Abt. 1784

4.  Descendants of Samuel Robinson, Jr. 1 Samuel Robinson, Jr. (son of Samuel Robinson III, Col. b: 1738) b: January 05, 1774 in Bennington, Vermont d: March 10, 1851 in Bennington, Vermont .. +Sarah Harwood b: October 03, 1775 in Bennington, Vermont d: September 09, 1851 in Bennington, Vermont ?

                                                                               
Royalton, Vermont was the home of our ggrandmother and possibly our ggrandfather, Abiathar Smith Robinson.  It  had suffered from an Indian raid when our ancestors were living there.  The
town was started in 1779.  300 Indians of several tribes burned it down the next year.  A tribe
from Canada started by aiming for Newbury, Vermont first.  The family of Timothy Durkee
suffered through the burning as well as John Hutchinson and they were family.  Julia Ann Tuller was born in 1834 so was born after the Indian attack but her mother's family had been there at the time.  Royalton is where our family story really starts.  
 I've changed the parents of Abiathar Smith Robinson so that he's joined the tree belonging to two close 3rd cousin matches we have that are two ladies, not with the surname of Robinson; Ms L and Ms C.  To be 3rd cousins, we must share a gggrandfather or at least one of his brothers.  Abiathar Smith Robinson is my ggrandfather.  His missing parents are the kingpin to my relationship to Ms L and Ms C.  Now we are all sharing  my gggrandfather, Abiathar's new father-John Robinson b: 1786 in possibly Bennington, Vermont  and/or Jacob H. Robinson, his brother who died in Bakersfield, Vermont.  He could have also been born in Bennington.

Abiathar's Yhapogroup is R-L21.  This matches with a J.A. Robinson of Maine.  They have a 3 step distance between them and do not share any DNA.  I had Abiathar placed on his tree but then couldn't place our newly found real matching DNA 3rd cousins there, as we know of their tree up to this same point that confounds me. I have a feeling that some of these Robinson lines of New England are distantly related though we cannot go back that far into England.  Otherwise, how can Abiathar be on one tree and be related by Y haplogroup to another.  It also shows we both are missing some important people on our unfilled trees.

Now Abiathar's parents are : John Robinson b: 1786 of Bennington, Vermont and Elizabeth Cushman b: 1790 or Jacob H. Robinson b: 1790 in NY or Vermont. This makes his former selected father now his uncle.  That was Jacob H Robinson b:1790 and dying in Bakersfield, Vermont.  John was shown to have had 3 children on a census before 1850 when children were named.  3 unknown children gave me reason to pick one as Abiathar since we have not found any records as to who his parents were.  He had to have been close to Royalton somehow where he courted Julia Ann Tuller.  There had been a John Robinson living with the Tullers on the 1850 census, but he has been impossible to trace.  maybe this father I've selected, a John Robinson, is the 1850 Tuller John who was said to be born in 1799.  Maybe they didn't know his real age.

This also makes Governor Moses Robinson the uncle of Abiathar's father, John Robinson.

John also  connects with Arthur David Robinson b: 1879  who's on this tree.  Arthur lived in Bakersfield, Franklin, Vermont.  My cousin's middle name is Arthur.  Accident?  It must be.  I'm sure the family couldn't have known anyone past Abiathar.
                                                                           
Now we're on a tree with Moses Robinson, Governor of Vermont.
Descendants of MOSES ROBINSON, Governor

[1] MOSES ROBINSON, Governor b: March 22, 1740/41 in Hardwick, Worcester, Massachusetts d: May 26, 1813 in Bennington, Bennington, Vermont Occupation: Bet. 1789 - 1790 Governor of Vermont
.. +Sarah Susannah Howe b: July 06, 1767 in Bennington, Bennington,  Vermont d: April 02, 1841 in Bennington, Bennington, Vermont
*2nd Wife of [1] MOSES ROBINSON, Governor:
.. +Mary Fay b: October 16, 1743 in Hardwick, or Westborough, Middlesex, Massachusetts d: Bet. February 12, 1801 - May 19, 1813 in Bennington, Windham Co, Vermont/Oakham, Massachusetts
*3rd Wife of [1] MOSES ROBINSON, Governor:
.. +Susanna Sukey Warner b: July 06, 1767 in Bennington, Bennington, Vermont d: April 02, 1844


                                                                               
Yorkshire, England  is where William Robinson left.  He was born in 1640
but died in 1693 in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts.  Since the Mayflower
sailed in 1620 and there was a fleet of ships that sailed to Plymouth in 1630, William
was probably at least 20 when he sailed in about 1660.  He was married to Elizabeth Cutter
born in Cambridge in 1645.
 Cambridge is the home of Harvard University.
Unless he was brought to America by his parents shortly after his birth which is possible
to have been a part of this great migration from England to America by 1642. William was the father
of this lineage with Moses Robinson and our possible line being so connected to Royalton, Vermont.   He is the originator of this Robinson tree, first to be on it. 
I haven't gone back

into English genealogy.

 From 1630 to 1642, fifteen to twenty thousand people settled in the Massachusetts Bay Colony
I also found the 1830 census for Bennington and found 4 other Robinson men and their families:

1. Heman Robinson;   Heman, 40-50 years old(b: 1780-1790)  and  a wife 30 -40 years old and their children;
boys: one under 5, one 5-10, two 10-15, one 15-20, one 20-30 and a girl 15-20, and one 20-30.
Descendants of Heman F. Robinson, Captain

Heman F. Robinson, Captain b: February 15, 1787 in Bennington, Windham County, Vermont d: February 26, 1837 in Bennington, Windham, Vermont age 50
.. +Betsey Wadsworth b: September 1792 in Bennington, Windham, Vermont d: August 15, 1835 in Bennington, Bennington,  Vermont


2. David Robinson;  David 70-80 years old and wife 60-70 and woman 20-30 years old.
Descendants of David T. ROBINSON, GENERAL

[1] David T. ROBINSON, GENERAL b: November 04, 1754 in Harwick, Worchester, Massachusett d: December 11, 1843 in Bennington, Bennington, Vermont Occupation: U.S. Marshall 8 years under Madison and Monroe
. +Eunice Dickinson b: 1760 in Middleton, Connecticut d: June 25, 1813 in Bennington, Bennington Co, Vermont
*2nd Wife of [1] David T. ROBINSON, GENERAL:
. +SARAH FAY b: July 04, 1757 in Harwick, Worcester County, Massachusetts d: January 25, 1801 in Bennington, Windham County,  Vermont
*3rd Wife of [1] David T. ROBINSON, GENERAL:
. +Nancy (Mrs.) Caldwell b: 1763 in Hartford, Connecticut d: December 18, 1845 in Bennington, Bennington Co, Vermont


3. John W. Robinson;  20-30 years old and boy  10-15 and woman 15-20.
woman  40-50 years old  ?????  Can't find a John from Bennington.  
 John Robinson 20-30 and wife 15-20 and mother 40-50 and brother 10-15.  

John ROBINSON b: Bet. 1792 - 1800 in poss.Columbus, Chenango, New York d: 1840 in Virginia

.. +Female b: Bet. 1800 - 1810 in Columbus, Chenango, New York
Descendants of John Robinson
2 [1] John Robinson b: Bet. December 23, 1801 - 1802 in Calais, Washington, Vermont d: August 22, 1882 in Atherton, Boston, Massachusetts Occupation: 1850 Farmer
.. +Lucy b: 1811 in Vermont
*2nd Wife of [1] John Robinson:
.. +Hannah b: 1803 in Vermont d: Aft. 1850 in Calais, Vermont
John Robinson b: 1803 in Tunbridge, Orange, Vermont d: May 20, 1870 in Tunbridge, Orange, Vermont
.. +Elvira Waterman b: January 1824 in Canada d: 1901 in Royalton, Windsor, Vermont
4 [1] John Milton Robinson b: February 15, 1800 in Weathersfield, Windsor, Vermont d: February 19, 1870 in West Charleston, Orleans, Vermont
.. +Unkown
*2nd Wife of [1] John Milton Robinson:
.. +Unknown b: Abt. 1805
                                                             
Major Aaron Robinson, 3rd from left front row. 
4. Aaron Robinson: 60-70 years old and wife 50-60 years old; and boys; one 10-15,  one 20-30, one 30-40 and girls two 10-15, two 20-30.
Descendants of Aaron Robinson, Major

[1] Aaron Robinson, Major b: May 04, 1768 in Bennington, Bennington, Vermont d: August 10, 1849 in Bennington, Bennington, Vermont Occupation: 1793 Town clerk at time of marriage, 7 yrs
.. +Sarah "Sally" Hopkins b: February 1770 in Bennington, Vermont d: Abt. 1807 in Bennington, Vermont, Possible childbirth death
*2nd Wife of [1] Aaron Robinson, Major:
.. +Mary Polly Lyman b: May 03, 1778 in prob. Bennington, Bennington, Vermont d: in prob. Bennington, Bennington, Vermont



Research: http://josfamilyhistory.com/htm/hopkins/robinson/robinson-gen3.htm
 http://wwwrobinsongenealogy.blogspot.com/2017/03/dna-robinson-match-opens-door-to.html  About Bakersfield and this line of Robinsons.
http://wwwrobinsongenealogy.blogspot.com/2010/03/illustrious-bennington-vermont.html
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bennington,_Vermont
https://www.nps.gov/nr/travel/centralvermont/transport1.htm

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Saturday, March 17, 2018

 

How Abiathar Smith Robinson Can Be Connected to the Morgan Horse of Vermont

Nadene Goldfoot                                       
Morgan Horse-symbol of Vermont
Designed by Justin Morgan,
father of  Almira Morgan. 
Abiathar Smith Robinson's parents may have been Hiram Robinson who married Almira Morgan, daughter of the horse breeder who created the Morgan Horse.
Descendants of Justin Morgan, Sr.

[1] Justin Morgan, Sr. b: February 28, 1746/47 in West Springfield, Massachusetts d: March 22, 1798 in Randolph, Orange, Vermont Occupation: Horse Breeder
.. +Elizabeth Unknown b: Abt. 1746 in Rhode Island d: Abt. 1864 in prob. Sandy Creek, Oswego, New York
. [2] Justin Morgan, Jr. b: March 15, 1786 in West Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts d: May 04, 1853 in Stockbridge, Windsor County, Vermont Occupation: 1820 Two in commerce
..... +[3] Sarah "Sally" Durkee b: June 04, 1789 in Stockbridge, Windsor County, Vermont d: March 18, 1879 in Binghamton, Broome, New York
. [4] Almira Morgan b: Abt. 1804 in Rhode Island d: April 1888 in Sandy Creek, Oswego, NY
..... +[5] HIRAM Robinson b: August 12, 1799 in Royalton, Windsor, Vermont d: Bef. July 20, 1860 in Died at Sea/Sandy Creek, Oswego, NY Occupation: 1850 Millwright
*2nd Wife of [1] Justin Morgan, Sr.:
.. +Martha Day b: April 24, 1753 in Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts d: March 20, 1791 in Randolph, Orange, Vermont
. [2] Justin Morgan, Jr. b: March 15, 1786 in West Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts d: May 04, 1853 in Stockbridge, Windsor County, Vermont Occupation: 1820 Two in commerce
..... +[3] Sarah "Sally" Durkee b: June 04, 1789 in Stockbridge, Windsor County, Vermont d: March 18, 1879 in Binghamton, Broome, New York
. [4] Almira Morgan b: Abt. 1804 in Rhode Island d: April 1888 in Sandy Creek, Oswego, NY
..... +[5] HIRAM Robinson b: August 12, 1799 in Royalton, Windsor, Vermont d: Bef. July 20, 1860 in Died at Sea/Sandy Creek, Oswego, NY Occupation: 1850 Millwright

                                                                     
Abiathar's son, Frank, wanted to save his horse from the bull who was loose in the same field as his treasured horse, most likely a Morgan being that's what was being raised by Abiathar's mother-if his parents were as I suspect, Hiram Robinson and Almira Morgan.  Another indication is that Sally Durkee was married to Almira's brother, Justin Jr. Abiathar's wife, Julia Ann Tuller's mother was Asenith Durkee. 
Descendants of Asenith Asinith Durkee
Asenith Asinith Durkee b: 1814 in Royalton, Windsor County, Vermont d: 1868 in Royalton, Windsor County, Vermont/Rockwell, Illinois
.. +Alonzo Charles Tuller b: October 22, 1809 in St. Albans, Vermont (Franklin County) d: January 29, 1870 in Rockwell, LaSalle, Illinois Occupation: 1850 Stone Mason

Descendants of HIRAM ROBINSON
HIRAM ROBINSON b: August 12, 1799 in Royalton, Windsor, Vermont d: Bef. July 20, 1860 in Died at Sea/Sandy Creek, Oswego, NY Occupation: 1850 Millwright
.. +Almira Morgan b: Abt. 1804 in Rhode Island d: April 1888 in Sandy Creek, Oswego, NY


The families were connected.  

Hiram Robinson is a special  name.  It's the name of another man I suspected was Abiathar's father; a Hiram Robinson married to Sally Smith.  


Descendants of HIRAM ROBINSON, Jr.


HIRAM ROBINSON, Jr. b: March 18, 1809 in Jamaica, Windham,  Vermont d: 1842 in Jamaica, Windham, Vermont

.. +Sally "Sarah" Smith b: January 01, 1812 in Jamaica, Windham County, Vermont d: August 30, 1905 in Wenona, Marshall, Illinois

There was another one.

Descendants of HIRAM ROBINSON
[1] HIRAM ROBINSON b: December 06, 1806 in Strafford, Orange, Vermont d: February 06, 1892 in Strafford, Orange, Vermont Occupation: Bet. 1860 - 1880 farmer
.. +Zeruiah Zemah Zeruah A. Tyler b: January 19, 1808 in Strafford, Orange, Vermont d: September 03, 1847 in prob Strafford, Orange, Vermont
*2nd Wife of [1] HIRAM ROBINSON:
.. +Abigail George b: October 20, 1815 in Strafford, Orange, Vermont d: February 26, 1901 in Strafford, Orange, Vermont Occupation: 1870 farmer

Sally Durkee and Asenath Durkee are 3rd cousins once removed.
Sally Durkee and Julia Ann Tuller, Asenath's daughter, are 3rd cousins twice removed.
Sally Durkee and Abiathar Smith Robinson are 5th cousins.
Julia Ann Tuller and Abiathar Smith Robinson are are actually 3rd cousins once removed among other titles like husband and wife.

How the line gets to Meppershall, England
Hiram Robinson  b: 1799 and Almira Morgan
Amos                       1767
Amos                       1734
Amos                       1711
Jacob                       1680
John                         1641
John                         1611 Mepperhall, England 

"Popular children's authors, including Marguerite Henry and Ellen Feld, have portrayed the breed in their books; Henry's Justin Morgan Had a Horse was later made into a Disney movie."

I'm pursuing people who have tested their DNA now with the surname of Morgan.  Hope I get a positive response and find a descendant of Justin Morgan.  
The problem is that if it's true as it looks with my brother's match, then I cannot fit other matches to these newer Robinsons.  Wish I knew for sure who Abiathar's parents really are!  

Resource:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morgan_horse

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