Biography of Henry Robinson
FROM OUR COUNTY AND ITS PEOPLE
A DESCRIPTIVE WORK ON JEFFERSON COUNTY, NEW YORK
EDITED BY: EDGAR C. EMERSON
THE BOSTON HISTORY COMPANY, PUBLISHERS 1898

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Robinson, Henry, was born in Antwerp, N. Y., February 3, 1834, a son of John and Ann (Mason) Robinson, both born in East Riding, Yorkshire county, Eng., thirty miles from the city of York, and came to the United States May 24, 1819. They landed at Quebec, and at once came to St. Lawrence county, and after about one week came to Antwerp, Jefferson county, N. Y., and located on the farm now owned by his son. He was one of the successful farmers of the town, having about six hundred acres of land. He was a Whig and Republican in politics after the organization of that party. To Mr. and Mrs. Robinson were born twelve children, all of whom grew to manhood, except one who died in infancy. Mr. Robinson died in 1866, and his wife died December 1, 1876. The grandparents of the subject were John and Mary Robinson, who died in England. The maternal grandparents were James and Ann (Sayers) Mason, who also died in England. Henry Robinson was reared on a farm and educated in the common schools. He is a farmer and has about six hundred acres of land, keeping a dairy of sixty-eight cows. His farm is the highest elevation in Jefferson county, N. Y. He is a Republican in politics. He and his wife attend the Congregational church. March 24, 1869, Mr. Robiuson married Lovisa A. Allen, who was born in Antwerp, N. Y., November 17, 1843, daughter of Lorenzo and Mary (Cummings) Allen, he born in Russia, Herkinier county, N. Y., and she born in Queensburg. To Mr. and Mrs. Robinson have been born three children: Mary A., born July 12, 1872, educated at Ives Seminary, and graduated from Syracuse University in 1895, and is now a teacher in Gouverneur High School; Henry E., born January 7, 1874, graduated from Ives Seminary, and is now a farmer, married Janette Turnbull, and they have one son, Henry E.; Clare E., born May 21, 1877, graduated from Ives Seminary in 1896, and is now a student at the University of Buffalo.

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