Also see [Railway Officials in America 1906]
The subject of this sketch, Nathan Robinson, was born in the State of New York November 15, 1820. He commenced
life as a farm hand, but soon developed an aptitude for speculation, for, after coming to Michigan, he purchased
several farms, which were each disposed of on advantageous terms.
In 1852, he, in common with many others, went to California, where he remained for two years, and then returned
to his home in Cass County, well compensated for his journey.
Some fifteen years since, he purchased the farm in the southern part of Jefferson Township, where his widow and
son, Fremont, now reside, and where he died September 3, 1879.
He was eminently successful in his business, that of farming, and possessed some 690 acres of land at the time
of his death.
He was a quiet, unostentatious man, and took no prominent part in political or other public affairs, but a man
of upright character and sterling worth, who devoted himself exclusively to his own affairs.
He was married, March 27, 1845, to Margaret, daughter of John and Nancy (Saisbury) Hanson, and the fruits of their
union have been three children, viz.: Myron, who is a farmer in Volinia; James, a farmer in Calvin; and Fremont,
who, as before stated, is a farmer in Jefferson- all of whom are enterprising young farmers, and own farms bequeathed
them by their father.
History of Cass Couny, Michigan
With Illistrations and Biographical Sketches
of some of it's Prominent Men and Pioneers.
Waterman, Watkins & Co., Chicago 1882.