Biography of Jason Robbins
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Robbins, Jason, born in Pittstown, N. Y., September 18, 1843, is a son of Avery M. and Harriet (Ketches) Robbins, he born in Grafton and she in Pittstown, she a daughter of John Ketchem, one of the early settlers The father of Jason was a farmer and came from Grafton, N.Y., about 1818, and died here in 1883, and his wife died in 1882. Jason was reared on a farm and educated in common schools. He followed farming until he enlisted 1862 in Company K, 125th N.Y. Vols., and served two years and eleven months; was at Gettysburg, Harpers Ferry, Bristoe Station, Va., and there wounded and taken prisoner and was a prisoner about thirteen months. Mr. Robbins was married in 1867 to Caroline L. Wilkes, whose maiden name was Finch, daughter of Lemuel S. Finch. To Mr. Robbins and wife were born three children: Hattie Walter, and Harold, all deceased., He is a member of Victor Lodge No. 680, F. & A. M. After returning from the army Mr. Robbins came to Valley Falls and has been employed at various occupations. Mr. Robbins is a member of G. A. R. at Hart's Falls, and also Rensselaer Veteran Association.

From:
Landmarks of Rensselaer County
BY: George Baker Aaderson
Published By: D. Mason & Co. Publishers
Syracuse, NY 1897


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