Biography of John Robinson
Steuben County, NY Biographies





Robinson, John, was born in Minden, Montgomery county. November 30, 1820, son of Joseph and Nancy (Walwrath) Robinson. Mr. Robinson died in Cameron, Steuben county, April 4, 1866, aged seventy two years, and his wife died at the same place, October 30, 1802. John Robinson was reared on a farm and educated in the common schools, after which he learned the blacksmith trade, which he followed until the war broke out. In 1842 he came to Jasper and worked at his trade until 1861, when he moved on to the farm of 142 acres, which he now owns and which he cleared. He has been commissioner of highways and poormaster. July 4, 1843, he married Margaret House, a native of Herkimer county, who came to Cameron with her parents, George J. and Elizabeth (Ule) House, when a child, by whom he had eight children John, jr., who was in the late war, where he lost his sight; A. Elizabeth, Matilda. Norman H., Frances A., Olive, Jessie, and George.

From:
Landmarks of Steuben County, New York
Edited by: Hon. Harlo Hakes
Assisted by: L. C. Aldrich and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1896


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