Biography of Burr Robinson
Potter County, PA Biographies

BURR ROBINSON, farmer, P. 0. Harrison Valley, was born in Harrison township, Potter Co., Penn., January 20, 1839, a son of Samuel M. and Olive J. (Plank) Robinson. His maternal grandfather was Lovell P. Plank, a native of Scotland, and among the pioneers of Brookfield, Tioga Co., Penn. Samuel M. Robinson came to Harrison township in 1825, and in 1833 settled on a farm in the northern part of the township, which he cleared and improved, and which is now owned by his son Burr. He was a resident of the township until his death, which occurred when he was aged seventy two years, five months and seven days. His children were Rosetta (Mrs. Lyman Dibble), Burr. Josephine (Mrs. William H. Tompkins), Waldo and Lovell. Burr Robinson was reared in his native township, where he has always resided. He was in the Rebellion, enlisting in October, 1864, in Company I, One Hundred and Twelfth New York Volunteers, and participated in battles of Chapin's farm, Fort Fisher and Wilmington. He was mustered out of the service at Raleigh, N. C., June 14, 1865, and honorably discharged July 2, 1865. Since the war he has been engaged in farming, and has occupied the farm where he now resides since December, 1859. He was married July 3, 1857, to Harriet O., daughter of Danford and Amy (Dibble) Lincoln, of Harrison township, and they have five children: Olive (Mrs. W. J. Erway), Samuel M., Clara (Mrs. James Stevens), Dora and Lovell (the last named being deceased). Mr. Robinson is a well known and prominent farmer of Harrison township. In politics he is a Republican.


From:
History of the Counties of
McKean, Elk, Cameron and Potter, Pennsylvania
J. H. Beers & Co. Publishers
Chicago, Ill. 1890


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