Biography of Willett A. Robinson
FROM OUR COUNTY AND ITS PEOPLE
A DESCRIPTIVE AND BIOGRAPHICAL RECORD
OF SARATOGA COUNTY, NEW YORK
PREPARED AND PUBLISHED UNDER THE AUSPICES OF THE SARATOGIAN
THE BOSTON HISTORY COMPANY, PUBLISHERS 1899

T-Saratoga County, New York Wills, 1796-1805

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Robinson, Willett A., was born at Ketchum's Corners, Saratoga county, N. Y., December 6, 1860, educated in the district schools, and was a farmer until he attained the age of twenty years, when he became a business man at Wayville, dealing in general merchandise, coal, grain and straw for thirteen years; he was also postmaster there seven years. On May 31, 1894, he came to Mechanicville and formed a partnership with Frank G. Ferris, under the firm name of Robinson & Ferris. dealing in building and mason supplies at wholesale and retail; also paper makers' supplies, in chemical lime, in D. & H. and D. L. & W. coal, in wood and wholesale dealers for Mechanicville, Round Lake and Stillwater in oil for the Standark Oil Co. and shippers of baled hay and straw. February 9. 1881, he married Mary A. Simpson. Mr. Robinson's father, Andrew J. Robinson, was born at Leonardsville, Madison county, N. Y., in 1834, educated in the schools of that day and came to this county when a young man and was a merchant. He married Lucy A. Perkins, and they had two children: Willett A. (as above), and Annie, now Mrs. William B. McComber. Mr. Robinson died when Willett A. was three years old. Mrs. Robinson married a second time, H. B. Sayles of Saratoga, and they had one daughter, Lillian, now Mrs. F. H. Ferris. Mrs. Sayles died May 9, 1896. Mr. Robinson is a member of On-da-wa Lodge of Mechanicville, No. 820, F. & A. M. They are members of the M. E. church. In politics he is a Republican.


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