Biography of Laban H. Robinson

Robinson, Laban H., son of Elijah and Betsey (Jefferson) Robinson, was born on the old homestead in Darien, Genesee county, N. Y., March 23, 1841. His father and mother were natives of the Green Mountain State and came to Darien in 1822. There were no railroads at the time and their only mode of travel was with oxen, which they used to move their family to the west. Laban H. Robinson spent his boyhood with his father, who was a blacksmith. On August 12, 1862. he enlisted in Co. H, of the famous 8th N. Y. Heavy Artillery, and served his country until the close of the war; he was wounded twice, once at Spottsylvania and once at Petersburg, Va. After the war was over he took up carpenter's work and in 1831 built a feed and saw mill in the village of Darren on Murder Creek, on the site of the mill built in 1854 by Stephen Douglas. Mr. Robinson does custom grinding and sawing and deals in groceries. On August 12, 1862, he married Mary A., daughter of Andrew and Catherine Lutz of Bennington, N. Y., they have had three children: George F., Ulysses G. (deceased), and Charles E. Mrs. Robinson died April 30, 1873, and on April 28, 1874, Mr. Robinson married A. Lucy, daughter of Samuel and Fanny Loper; they have one daughter, Maud M.

Our County and it's people
A descriptive work on Genesee County, New York
Edited by: F. W. Beers
J.W. Vose & Co., Publishers, Syracuse, N. Y. 1890



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