Tuesday, March 28, 2017

 

Searching Jamaica, Vermont for Robinsons Moving to Tunbridge or Royalton Like Abiathar Smith Robinson, Son of Hiram


Nadene Goldfoot                                      
Jamaica, Vermont-1895 by Theodore Robinson
He was an artist and this is one of his many oil paintings.  
The distance from Jamaica, Windham,  Vermont to Royalton, Windsor, Vermont is 82.53 miles.  I've decided that Abiathar Smith Robinson b: December 1829, my ggrandfather, came from Jamaica, Windham, Vermont since I believe that his father was actually Hiram Robinson, Jr. b: March 18, 1809 in Jamaica and mother was Sally "Sarah" Smith born January 1812 also in Jamaica, Vermont.  This is because Abiathar and his wife, Julia Ann Tuller, had moved to Wenona, Marshall, Illinois and were buried there along with Sally and her 2nd husand and their children, Thomas Russell-spouse, and son:  Martin Russell.
                                                                           
Town Hall in Jamaica, Vermont
Abiathar said on later censuses that he was born in New York and later said it was Vermont.  "In the colonial period, what is now Vermont was disputed territory, with land claims from both New York and New Hampshire. The original grants for this area, issued by the Royal Governor of New York in 1767 and 1772, were for two towns. But in 1777, the Republic of Vermont was established. Ignoring the previous grants, it gave charter on November 7, 1780 for “a tract of vacant land within this state which has not heretofore been granted.”By 1781 the village was settled and organized.  In 1790, the year we had a USA 1st census, they had 263 people.  By 1830 there were 1,553 people living here.                                                                      
Jamaica, Vermont 1907

Now to find other Jamaicans  who moved from Jamaica to Royalton or next door to Tunbridge, Vermont which Abiathar did since he met and married Julia Ann Tuller in Royalton.  They married in Tunbridge on February 29, 1852.  Was this leap year?

Today there are 7 Robinsons who are living in Jamaica, Vermont with many living in the surrounding areas.  I have found 14 male Robinsons  on findagrave who died there in the early days:
Paul                d: 1790 Athens, Windham, Vermont  not on findagrave m: Hannah Trumbull
Simon T.         d: 1813
Elijah b: 1750 d: August 6, 1826, buried in Wiswell, Cemetery in Townshend nearby. Our ancestor
Hastings W     d: 1829
Jonathan         d: 1829
 Reuben           d: 1834
Aaron W.        d: 1838
Hiram Jr.        d:  1839  not on findagrave yet, our ancestor
John                d: 1843
Amaziah         d: 1852  He's also a likely father of Abiathar Smith.
Henry J.          d: 1855
Nathaniel       d: 1864
Aaron C         d: 1864
Clarke            d: 1864
John               d: 1865
James             d: 1865 not on findagrave; our ancestor married to Abigail Burt
Hiram            d: after 1870 ? Bennington? b: in Jamaica 1789, father of Amaziah
Alonzo           d: after 1880?  b: Jamaica, Vermont 1832
Curtis             d: 1877
Joel Houghton d: 1909 b,1836 d: Jamaica m: Lucy A. Matterson

I've listed Robinsons in Royalton,  Tunbridge, and surrounding towns in Vermont : http://wwwrobinsongenealogy.blogspot.com/2004_10_01_archive.html.  this was a thorough search of the family possibilities.

Reference: http://wwwrobinsongenealogy.blogspot.com/2004_10_01_archive.html  most detailed study I've done on Robinson & family in Vermont.  check it out!  
 http://distancecalculator.globefeed.com/US_Distance_Result.asp?state=VT&fromplace=Jamaica%2C%20VT%2C%20United%20States&toplace=Royalton%2C%20VT%2C%20United%20States%2C&dt1=ChIJwdEkjs9V4IkRhhxCCyZyWYc&dt2=ChIJw7GHmMbZtEwRc4mUfKlsC0I
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jamaica,_Vermont
http://wwwrobinsongenealogy.blogspot.com/2009/11/1840-census-of-jamaica-vermont-with.html
http://www.mystudios.com/artgallery/T/Theodore-Robinson/Jamaica,-Vermont-(1895).html
http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=robby1940&id=I20830

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Friday, March 24, 2017

 

Elusive John Robinson Might Be a John From Reverend John Robinson-Mayflower Ship in Holland: A Windsor, Vermont Find

Nadene Goldfoot                                          

If you're following my story of trying to find Abiathar Smith Robinson, my ggrandfather's father.  On the 1850 census of Royalton, Vermont, we find Julia Ann Tuller, age 15.  She married Abiathar later on.  Abiathar was not on this census taken on October 28th , but living with the Tuller family and listed was a JOHN ROBINSON AGE 51.  He had no wife listed.  He was alone.  Abiathar must have been courting Julia then, as they married on February 29, 1852 in Tunbridge, Orange, Vermont-next door to Royalton where there were lots of Robinsons, Tullers, and Durkees.  Julia's mother was a Durkee.

Now, lo and behold, today I ran across John Milton Robinson living in Windsor, Vermont!  Oh my gosh!  He, upon checking, actually was living in Weathersfield, Windsor, Vermont, about 42 miles from Royalton, Windsor, Vermont where Julia Ann Tuller lived.  He was born at the right time to be Abiathar's father.  February 15, 1800.  Remember, the census said 1799 as he was 51 in 1850.

Just like the information on elusive John Robinson of Tunbridge, neither one had a wife listed.  The wife of John Milton Robinson was not listed and evidently there was only the one son, the never listed anywhere:  Abiathar Smith Robinson b: December 1829.  It was when Abiathar married Julia and wound up in Wenona, Marshall, Illinois, that we finally got some information on him, very sketchy information.  We know from Abiathar's son and my grandfather, Frank Hugh Robinson, that Abiathar was very religious and strict about the Sabbath.  He would not allow Frank to take out his horse from the field with the bull that got in it, thus saving the life of his horse because it was Sunday.  Frank ran away from home because of this and never returned.  He lost complete contact.
                                                                             
Mayflower
So, John Milton Robinson looks like a good candidate, too.  I followed this lead and it brought me to
people I already had on my tree from previous theories, and this led to Reverend John Robinson of our Pilgrim Story who sent the Pilgrims to America on the Mayflower  like this:

John Milton Robinson,  b: 15 February, 1800; d: 19 February, 1870
Jasper Robinson, b: 13 August 1772; d: 5 September 1842
Elijah Robinson, b: 1 October 1735: d: 25 January 1809
Benjamin Robinson, b: 23 February 1702/3; d: 12 April 1772
Peter Robinson, Sr., b: June 1665; d: February 1739/40
Isaac Robinson, b: 1610-1620 Reusel-de Mierden, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands, Leiden, Holland
  d: 1704, Barnstable, Barnstable County, Massachusetts, son of John, Reverend. sailed on ship

AFTER MAYFLOWER to Massachusetts, America
JOHN Robinson, Reverend, b: 1575 Sturton Nottinghamshire, or Lincolnshire, England, father of Isaac Robinson who sailed to America.  John stayed in Holland. "Robinson was born at Sturton-Le-Steeple in Nottinghamshire, England between March and September 1576."
                                                                               
A Thanksgiving was celebrated with the Indians who taught them how to grow corn and find food.
They celebrated for 3 days!  A wonder being half of the Pilgrims died right off after landing.  Isaac Robinson could have been there.  
The John Robinson, Reverend descendants have their own webpage that I had found and nobody had an Abiathar Smith Robinson ancestor.  I checked with their leader, and he had had a DNA test.  His DNA was the same as my male cousin's, EXPECT, his DYS 393 was a 13, and ours was a 12.  So I had dropped the idea.  That was only one person out of a zillion who had bothered to take the test and report.  Should I be stopped by one person's test?  I figured I should and dropped that lead that was with another person, now lost to me but probably somewhere on the tree.  I have zillions of Robinsons now on my tree and many possible sets of  parents.

No, I don't think our Robinson is from this line, even though John Milton was so close to Royalton.  It's just that it's things like this that make tracing a man with unknown parents or wife very very difficult and that's why DNA testing is so important.  Back to the elusive plain old John Robinson of Tunbridge, Vermont.  At least he leads to a DNA match on a twig of that branch.

Update 3/27/17: I looked at the facts again connected to where Abiathar and Julia Ann are buried:  Wenona, Marshall, Illinois.  The facts are much stronger there that Abiathar Smith Robinson is the son of Sally Smith  who was married to Hiram Robinson, Jr married on April 1, 1829.  He then died in 1839.  This is where my first assumption had picked Hiram as the father.  Sally is also buried in Wenona.  We also have another son buried there of Hiram's;  Oscar L. Robinson born in Bennington but buried in Wenona, Illinois and his wife, Sarah E. Powell. Sally remarried Thomas Russell since Hiram died very young at age 30.  Son Martin Russell is buried in Wenona.   How I'll connect to my DNA match, Sherie now, I don't know.  Her ancestor must have married into the family somehow.  Our line again ends up with a George Robinson b: 1639 in Boston, Massachusetts and wife Mary Bushnell of 1638 Ten Hills Farm, Medford, Massachusetts.  Yes, if his parents came over in the 1630 convoy of ships headed for America, he would have been born in Boston, MA.  That was the story my grandfather Frank Hugh Robinson related.  

Resource:  http://www.revjohnrobinson.com/isaac.htm
https://nutfieldgenealogy.blogspot.com/2013/08/surname-saturday-robinson-of-england.html
http://wwwrobinsongenealogy.blogspot.com/2009/11/discovering-pastor-john-robinson-in.html

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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

 

John Robinson and the Tuller 1850 Census of Royalton- Possible Ancestors back to 1647 Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts

Nadene Goldfoot                                              
Dorchester is a historic neighborhood comprising over 6 square miles (16 km2) in BostonMassachusettsUnited States. Originally, Dorchester was a separate town, founded by Puritans who emigrated in 1630 from DorchesterDorsetEngland. This dissolved municipality, Boston's largestneighborhood by far,  is often divided by city planners in order to create two planning areas roughly equivalent in size and population to other Boston neighborhoods.

So our Robinson ancestors could have come from Dorset, England.  

"
Dorset is a county in South West England on the English Channel coast. The ceremonial county comprises the non-metropolitan county, which is governed by Dorset County Council, and the unitary authority areas of Poole and Bournemouth."
Working with the elusive John Robinson who lived with Julia Ann Tuller's parents in Royalton, who was 51 on the 1850 census, I have a possible new branch going back to Dorchester, Massachusetts.
                                                                     
Tunbridge, Orange, Vermont
John, I found, must be the John Robinson in Tunbridge, Vermont.  Abiathar and Julia Ann Tuller got married there on February 29, 1852 by the Justice of Peace, Alva Button.  Lots of their family lived in Tunbridge, which was just next door to Royalton,  Windsor, Vermont.  Julia Ann's mother, Asenath,  was a Durkee and there were lots in Tunbridge.

This reminds me of our grandfather, Frank Hugh Robinson b: 1871, who told us that his ancestors came over NOT on the Mayflower of 1620, but the ship after that.  That could have been a ship in the fleet that came in about 1640.  James would have been a good ancestor of that fleet living in Dorchester, Mass.

Descendants of James ROBINSON

1   James ROBINSON b: 1647 in Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts
.. +Mary BAKER b: February 14, 1640/41 in Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts
. 2   [2] John Robinson, Reverend b: 1681 in Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts
..... +Mary Tileston Payson b: 1685
..... 3   James Robinson b: May 19, 1704 in Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts
......... +Mary b: Abt. 1704
......... 4   THOMAS Robinson, son of James b: March 12, 1782 in Vermont
............. +Polly Henry b: 1793 in Vermont
............. 5   JOHN Robinson b: Bet. 1799 - 1803 in Tunbridge, Orange, Vermont
................. +Unknown
................. 6   [1] Abiathar Smith Robinson b: December 1829 in New York/  Vermont
..................... +Julia Ann Tuller b: December 18, 1834 in Royalton, Windsor, Vermont
................. *2nd Wife of [1] Abiathar Smith Robinson:
..................... +Mary Jane Unknown Walters b: November 1832 in Ohio
..... 3   John Robinson b: March 20, 1705/06
. *2nd Wife of [2] John Robinson, Reverend:
..... +Hannah Wiswall b: 1681
..... 3   John Robinson b: 1715
..... 3   Samuel Robinson b: 1717
..... 3   Ichabod Robinson b: 1720

James and Mary b: 1647  married on September 27, 1664 in Dorchester.
Their grandson, James b: 1704 in Dorchester was a pioneer settler of Chester, Windsor, Vermont where he died.

Census information started in 1790, so anything earlier does not have that type of information.  Even at that, from 1790 to 1850, only the head of the house-most likely the men, were listed with a name.  Others were tally marks in columns.  There was written information that the county or town kept, and often it was very spotty.  That's what people have to depend on.  Then there are tax lists, etc, other things concerning deaths and inheritance.

The information came from my research on  ancestry.com.  I went from other trees who had established parents to keep on following until there were no more.  I also checked out any resources available for each person.

I have changed John Robinson, the connection to Sherie's tree.  I had picked John Robinson b: 1799 on Tunbridge.  She didn't know who her John was, only that the father was John Robinson.  I have been presuming Abiathar's father was the John Robinson on the 1850 census with the Tullers.

I'll start with Jacob H. Robinson b: 1790 Vermont on Sheri's tree
JOHN ROBINSON b: 1760 Lebanon, Connccticut
Ichabod Robinson b: 1720 Duxbury, Massachusetts
John Robinson, Reverend, b: 1670 Duxbury, Massachusetts
Samuel Robinson b: 1640 Dorcester, Massachusetts
William Robinson b: 1615 Canterbury, England
John Robinson b: 1588 Barton St. David, Somerset,  England

We come out with the same people! Ichabod Robinson b: 1720.





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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

 

DNA Robinson Match Opens Door to Robinsons in Bakersfield, Franklin, Vermont and Possible Father of Abiathar Smith Robinson

Nadene Goldfoot                                  
I haven't been this excited over my mother's family tree in a long time.  We've had this elusive ggrandfather Abiathar Smith Robinson b: 1829 NY or Vermont who seemed to have no father that we could establish with a paper trail and our Robinson line is a rare R1b Y haplogroup in that the DYS 393 allele is a 12, and not the usual 13, with most all DNA saying our connection was Irish and not English.  Grandpa's oral history, the memory of when he was 16 and had left home in a tizzy, was that his ancestors were from Wales.
                                                                       
Autosomal DNA tests after many years turned up a Sheri whose mother was a Robinson!  Wow!  It was like finding a needle in the haystack!  We had a match which included my brother, myself, my 2 children and my 1st male cousin Ken Robinson.  It consisted of a match on chromosome 1 and a big segment on chromosome 7.  I shared only 66.1cMs total with her on GedMatch.com going back 3.9 generations.  On #7 the segment was 52.2cMs. We all managed to have inherited this similar large segment of #7.   She had tested with Ancestry.  She had a secure tree whose family had come from Bakersfield, Franklin, Vermont.  Our ggrandfather's history was from Royalton and Tunbridge, Vermont.  Oh my!  However, we had no one from Bakersfield!

I had one fact.  Abiathar's wife, Royalton, Vermont born and raised, Julia Ann Tuller, was on the 1850 census in Royalton, Vermont.  Her family had a John Robinson, age 51, living with them as a farmhand.  That's when Abiathar seemed to be in the picture but not listed on their census.  He was nowhere to be found other than marrying Julia in 1852 next door in Tunbridge, Vermont.  Was it just a quirk?  Who can trace a John Robinson without a wife?  Impossible.  I could not trace him at all.
                                                             
Peter Bent Brigham founded Peter Bent Brigham Hospital in Boston
I was not signed up again on Ancestry.com at this point and so decided to search and find what I could about this new town of Bakersfield.  I found a picture of a building there named for Peter Bent Brigham, and so I did a google search of his name, and then decided to search for this important man's genealogy.  "Peter Bent Brigham was born 4 September 1807 in Bakersfield, Vermont as the seventh of nine children born to Uriah Brigham (1757-1820) and Elizabeth (Fay) Brigham (1767-1837). Brigham was a direct descendant of Thomas Brigham (1603-1653), an early immigrant to Cambridge, Massachusetts  as well as John Bent (1596-1672) a founder of Sudbury, Massachusetts.  Brigham had little formal schooling and went to find work in Boston his early teens, when his father died. He began his career working on Middlesex Canal boats, selling fish and oysters in Boston.  He never married."                           


Descendants of Thomas Brigham

1   [1] Thomas Brigham b: 1603 in Holme-upon-Spaulding Moor, East Riding of Yorkshire, England
.. +Mercy Hunt
. 2   Samuel Brigham, Captain b: January 12, 1651/52 in Cambridge, Middlesex, Masschusetts Bay Colony
..... +Elizabeth Howe b: Abt. 1664
..... 3   ELIZABETH Brigham b: March 24, 1685/86 in Marlborough, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts
......... +SAMUEL L. Robinson b: April 20, 1668 in Newton, Middlesex, Mass/ Bristol, England
..... 3   Jebediah Brigham b: Abt. 1686
..... 3   Hephzibah Brigham
......... +Unknown Maynard
..... 3   Samuel Brigham, Captain b: 1689
......... +Abigail
......... 4   Uriah Brigham, Sr. b: 1727
............. +Sarah Breck
..... 3   Lydia Brigham
......... +Unknown Howe
. 2   Mary Brigham b: 1638
..... +John Fay
. 2   Thomas Brigham
. 2   John Brigham, Dr.
. 2   Hannah Brigham
..... +Unknown Ward
*2nd Wife of [1] Thomas Brigham:
.. +Grace Bridgham

"Another Uriah on the tree: "In 1797, Uriah Brigham left Marlboro, Massachusetts, drove an ox team with a loaded wagon up the Connecticut River Valley, across the Green Mountains, following the Lamoille River, and north 11 miles to an area known as Knowlton's Gore. In the wagon with their belongings were his wife, Elizabeth Fay Brigham, and their four small children." (I had many Fays but not Elizabeth Fay.)

From this I discovered that Elizabeth Brigham b: 1685 had married Samuel L. Robinson b: 1668 and I had him already on my tree, as I had worked any Robinson I had to death until I could not trace their line anymore and would come to a brick wall.  

It was while on the webpage about Bakersfield and Peter Brigham that searching brought me to the webpage of geni.com where I found this history.  

Samuel L. Robinson had been married to Sarah Manning in 1704  and had had 3 children on my tree and evidently had married Elizabeth Brigham in 1711 and they had no children that I know of.  Sarah could have died or they became Mormons allowing 2 wives, more likely the first idea.  Dorothy was born on April 19, 1709, and I believe was the 3rd child born with Sarah and Samuel Robinson, Captain born before-c1707 and c1709.   Samuel was well known marrying Mary Leonard May 29, 1732 in Southboro, Worchester, Massachusetts.  Yes, all this early history was in Massachusetts.  People kept using the same common first names and with Robinson, 16th most popular name in the USA, it made tracking people most difficult.  I'm one of those terrible people who have relied on other people's trees posted on ancestry, hoping they knew what they were doing.  I'm afraid many of us are guilty of this.  I did use as much as I could find of the resources on ancestry, though, but could not go to original records being I live in Oregon.  I did do that, though, on my close relatives who had lived here from my father's side.
                                                           
Brigham Academy, named for a famous native son, Peter Bent Brigham
Now I had a foot in Bakersfield through Peter Bent Brigham, so I now looked at Sheri's tree and wrote down all the information from ancestry.com.  to add to my sketchy facts.  
Descendants of JACOB Robinson
1   [1] JACOB Robinson b: Abt. 1790 in New York
.. +Olive Clemens b: 1816
. 2   Jacob Robinson b: 1838 in Bakersfield, Franklin, Vermont
. 2   Andrew Robinson b: 1839 in Bakersfield, Franklin, Vermont
. 2   Truman "Trusty" Robinson b: May 1840 in Bakersfield, Franklin, Vermont
. 2   Mary Jane Robinson b: 1843 in Bakersfield, Franklin, Vermont
. 2   Sophronia Robinson b: 1846 in Bakersfield, Franklin, Vermont
. 2   David Robinson b: 1850 in Bakersfield, Franklin, Vermont
..... +Rosina E. Peters b: 1851 in Fairfield, Franklin, Vermont
..... 3   Bertha Robinson b: 1876 in Bakersfield, Franklin, Vermont
..... 3   Anna Robinson b: February 1878 in Bakersfield, Franklin, Vermont
..... 3   Arthur David Robinson b: January 1880 in Bakersfield, Franklin, Vermont
..... 3   Elizabeth Robinson b: May 1883 in Bakersfield, Franklin, Vermont
..... 3   Laura Robinson b: September 1884 in Bakersfield, Franklin, Vermont
..... 3   Florence Robinson b: April 1886 in Bakersfield, Franklin, Vermont
..... 3   Eva Maud Robinson b: August 1888 in Bakersfield, Franklin, Vermont
..... 3   Mary Robinson b: January 1889 in Bakersfield, Franklin, Vermont
..... 3   Melvile Robinson b: May 1895 in Bakersfield, Franklin, Vermont
*2nd Wife of [1] JACOB Robinson:
.. +Mary J. b: 1805 in Vermont

Sherie could not go back but had found the record that Jacob's father was JOHN ROBINSON.  I had the elusive John Robinson 51 on the Tuller census born in 1799.  Interesting.  Now the need was to search for a proper John Robinson.  My elusive John was born later than Sherie's possible John.  

On my tree, I already had a Leonard Robinson and had a CHILD Robinson listed under his son John S.Robinson  just where the age of Jacob's father-John would fit.  I decided to place him there.  I knew from the census that a tally mark had listed a child of that age and any census before 1850 just listed people with tally marks.  I had not found anyone on hard copy for that slot before.

Descendants of Leonard Robinson, Sgt.
1   [2] Leonard Robinson, Sgt. b: July 27, 1736 in Hardwick, Worchester, Massachusetts
.. +Rebecca Billings b: January 03, 1737/38 in Hardwick, Worchester,  Massachusetts
. 2   Sarah Robinson b: April 20, 1759 in Hardwick, Massachusetts
..... +Jonah Brewster b: Abt. 1759 in Bennington, Vermont
. 2   Lydia Robinson b: January 17, 1761 in Hardwick, Massachusetts
..... +Moses Rice b: Bet. 1755 - 1760 in Bennington, Vermont
. 2   Rebecca Robinson b: April 27, 1763 in Bennington, Vermont
..... +David Cutler b: Abt. 1760 in Bennington, Vermont
. 2   JOHN S. Robinson b: February 15, 1765 in Bennington, Vermont
..... +Hannah Smalley b: Abt. 1766 in Bennington, Vermont
.
Descendants of JOHN S. Robinson 1 JOHN S. Robinson b: February 15, 1765 in Bennington, Vermont .. +Hannah Smalley b: Abt. 1766 in Bennington, Vermont . 2 [1] John Robinson b: 1786 in Bennington, Bennington, Vermont ..... +Elizabeth Cushman b: Abt. 1790 ..... 3 One Robinson b: Abt. 1811 ..... 3 Two Robinson b: Abt. 1812 ..... 3 Three Robinson b: Abt. 1813 . *2nd Wife of [1] John Robinson: ..... +Ann Kune b: Abt. 1786 in prob. Bennington, Bennington, Vermont . 2 Justus Robinson b: 1787 in Bennington, Bennington, Vermont ..... +Abby Waite b: Abt. 1760 ..... 3 Lydia Robinson b: Abt. 1775 ......... +Christopher Hogudone b: Abt. 1775 ......... 4 Smalley Robinson Hogudone b: Abt. 1790 ......... 4 James Robinson Hogudone b: 1790 . 2 Lydia Robinson b: July 07, 1789 in Vermont ..... +Christopher Hogudone . 2 James Robinson b: 1790 in Bennington, Bennington, Vermont . 2 Smalley Robinson b: 1791 in Bennington, Bennington, Vermont . 2 [2] JACOB Robinson b: Abt. 1790 in New York ..... +Olive Clemens b: 1816 ..... 3 Jacob Robinson b: 1838 in Bakersfield, Franklin, Vermont ..... 3 Andrew Robinson b: 1839 in Bakersfield, Franklin, Vermont ..... 3 Truman "Trusty" Robinson b: May 1840 in Bakersfield, Franklin, Vermont ..... 3 Mary Jane Robinson b: 1843 in Bakersfield, Franklin, Vermont ..... 3 Sophronia Robinson b: 1846 in Bakersfield, Franklin, Vermont ..... 3 David Robinson b: 1850 in Bakersfield, Franklin, Vermont ......... +Rosina E. Peters b: 1851 in Fairfield, Franklin, Vermont ......... 4 Bertha Robinson b: 1876 in Bakersfield, Franklin, Vermont ......... 4 Anna Robinson b: February 1878 in Bakersfield, Franklin, Vermont ......... 4 Arthur David Robinson b: January 1880 in Bakersfield, Franklin, Vermont ......... 4 Elizabeth Robinson b: May 1883 in Bakersfield, Franklin, Vermont ......... 4 Laura Robinson b: September 1884 in Bakersfield, Franklin, Vermont ......... 4 Florence Robinson b: April 1886 in Bakersfield, Franklin, Vermont ......... 4 Eva Maud Robinson b: August 1888 in Bakersfield, Franklin, Vermont ......... 4 Mary Robinson b: January 1889 in Bakersfield, Franklin, Vermont ......... 4 Melvile Robinson b: May 1895 in Bakersfield, Franklin, Vermont . *2nd Wife of [2] JACOB Robinson: ..... +Mary J. b: 1805 in Vermont . 2 Semantha Brush Robinson b: 1800 in Prob. Bennington, Bennington, Vermont ..... +Edward Henderson Swift b: September 29, 1805 in Manchester, Vermont

It was John S. Robinson  who had a CHILD Robinson that I assumed, hope and pray was Jacob's father, John Robinson.  He was my John S. Robinson already on my tree.  
Descendants of JOHN S. Robinson
1   JOHN S. Robinson b: February 15, 1765 in Bennington, Vermont
.. +Hannah Smalley b: Abt. 1766 in Bennington, Vermont
. 2   [1] John Robinson b: 1786 in Bennington, Bennington, Vermont
..... +Elizabeth Cushman b: Abt. 1790
. *2nd Wife of [1] John Robinson:
..... +Ann Kune b: Abt. 1786 in prob. Bennington, Bennington,  Vermont
. 2   Justus Robinson b: 1787 in Bennington, Bennington, Vermont
..... +Abby Waite b: Abt. 1760
. 2   Lydia Robinson b: July 07, 1789 in Vermont
..... +Christopher Hogudone
. 2   James Robinson b: 1790 in Bennington, Bennington, Vermont
. 2   Smalley Robinson b: 1791 in Bennington, Bennington, Vermont
. 2   [2] JACOB Robinson b: Abt. 1790 in New York
..... +Olive Clemens b: 1816
. *2nd Wife of [2] JACOB Robinson:
..... +Mary J. b: 1805 in Vermont
. 2   Semantha Brush Robinson b: 1800 in Prob. Bennington, Bennington, Vermont
..... +Edward Henderson Swift b: September 29, 1805 in Manchester, Vermont

Bennington was a haven for Robinsons.  I had so many Robinsons from here.  They had moved to Royalton, scene of an Indian attack in early days, and next door Tunbridge, so why not Bakersfield? 

So, according to my edited tree, Abiathar Smith Robinson b: 1829 is now the son of the elusive 
John Robinson b: 1799  on Royalton, Vermont's Tuller census. He was the son of 
Thomas Robinson b: c1775 Vermont  He was son of 
Joseph Robinson b: 1756 Shaftsbury, Bennington, Vermont/ New York son of
Joseph Robinson b: 1734 Hardwick, Worchester, Massachusetts/Vermont  son of
Samuel Robinson, Capt. b: 1705-1707 Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts  son of

Samuel L. Robinson, b: 1668 Newton, Middlesex, Mass/ Bristol, England-married to Sarah Manning with the 3 children and to Elizabeth Brigham. son of

William Robinson b: c1640 Bristol, Glouchester, or Yorkshire,England, who sailed to America and lived in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts.

The new additions from Bakersfield are:
Descendants of JACOB Robinson

1   [1] JACOB Robinson b: Abt. 1790 in New York
.. +Olive Clemens b: 1816
. 2   Jacob Robinson b: 1838 in Bakersfield, Franklin, Vermont
. 2   Andrew Robinson b: 1839 in Bakersfield, Franklin, Vermont
. 2   Truman "Trusty" Robinson b: May 1840 in Bakersfield, Franklin, Vermont
. 2   Mary Jane Robinson b: 1843 in Bakersfield, Franklin, Vermont
. 2   Sophronia Robinson b: 1846 in Bakersfield, Franklin, Vermont
. 2   David Robinson b: 1850 in Bakersfield, Franklin, Vermont
..... +Rosina E. Peters b: 1851 in Fairfield, Franklin, Vermont
..... 3   Bertha Robinson b: 1876 in Bakersfield, Franklin, Vermont
..... 3   Anna Robinson b: February 1878 in Bakersfield, Franklin, Vermont
..... 3   Arthur David Robinson b: January 1880 in Bakersfield, Franklin, Vermont
..... 3   Elizabeth Robinson b: May 1883 in Bakersfield, Franklin, Vermont
..... 3   Laura Robinson b: September 1884 in Bakersfield, Franklin, Vermont
..... 3   Florence Robinson b: April 1886 in Bakersfield, Franklin, Vermont
..... 3   Eva Maud Robinson b: August 1888 in Bakersfield, Franklin, Vermont
..... 3   Mary Robinson b: January 1889 in Bakersfield, Franklin, Vermont
..... 3   Melvile Robinson b: May 1895 in Bakersfield, Franklin, Vermont
*2nd Wife of [1] JACOB Robinson:
.. +Mary J. b: 1805 in Vermont

  Several iffy things here.  No paper records on Abiathar's father or Jacob's father, John, and even the John, father of Jacob.  I never would have known, though, that we had a branch going into Bakersfield without finding the DNA and Bakersfield, I know.   I call this an educated guess.  At age 82, I don't have much more time to solve my puzzle of where our Robinsons had come from.  Our grandfather had told us that his ancestors came over not on the Mayflower but a ship after that.  His connection with his family ended when he was 16 and ran away from home due to a spat he had with his father, a very religious man  Frank Hugh, our grandfather, had his favorite horse in Wenona, Illinois in a field and the bull had gotten in it, putting the horse in danger.  It was Sunday-the Sabbath-and Frank intended to rescue his horse but his father Abiathar Smith, wouldn't let him and I guess the results were bad-causing Frank to leave and never return.  He leaves me with lots of questions  One thing I have found; lots of preachers in the Royalton, Vermont area in those days.  

I've switched parents now from my earlier theory I thought was absolute to this one. My software genealogy program, Family Tree Maker, allows me to do this.  One never knows.  We do make errors.

Update: 3/22/17  Oh oh.  I haven't had to switch a father on Abiathar but I have set my software to show that Thomas Robinson is the unknown father and not a natural father.   It didn't take me long.  I've been on ancestry since 6:30am and find that because of not knowing who John Robinson of Tunbridge, Abiathar's presumably the father, I really was wrong about having a Thomas Robinson, b: March 12, 1782 in ?, then of Chester being John's father and d: Dec 24, 1850. Thomas turned out to be a lawyer.  It appears that he never had a son.   I had the family tree connection but it's been so long, I can't remember why.  Not enough resource recorded.  Shame on me!  Now I know why it's so important to document your findings!  Anyway, it turns out that Thomas of Chester was documented well for Chester, but not connected of course, to this new connection to the elusive John of Tunbridge.  Thomas's parents turned out to really be  James Robinson of Chester, a pioneering settler of Chester, Windsor, Vermont.  Chester is a good connection being Royalton is also in Windsor County.  James's wife was Mary Payson.  Thomas's wife was Polly Henry.  Now I'll have to look for other parents for John of Tunbridge.  With John as the father of Abiathar, I have less knowledge about our deep history now than ever.  This is a science.  You start with a premise and try to prove you are right.  You get lots of false leads, and keep on testing it out and trying to find the answer.

Update:  3/24, 2017:  I found a better John Robinson already on my multi-Robinson tree to connect to Sheri's tree.
I have changed John Robinson, the connection to Sherie's tree.  I had picked John Robinson b: 1799 on Tunbridge.  She didn't know who her John was, only that the father was John Robinson.  I have been presuming Abiathar's father was the John Robinson on the 1850 census with the Tullers.

I'll start with Jacob H. Robinson b: 1790 Vermont on Sheri's tree
JOHN ROBINSON b: 1760 Lebanon, Connccticut
Ichabod Robinson b: 1720 Duxbury, Massachusetts
John Robinson, Reverend, b: 1670 Duxbury, Massachusetts
Samuel Robinson b: 1640 Dorcester, Massachusetts
William Robinson b: 1615 Canterbury, England
John Robinson b: 1588 Barton St. David, Somerset,  England

We come out with the same people! Ichabod Robinson b: 1720.  I believe I get to keep this one and it has the DNA match with Sheri this way.  


Resource: Sheri's tree on FTDNA
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Bent_Brigham
http://vermonthistory.org/research/vermont-women-s-history/franklin-county-driving-tour/bakersfield











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Saturday, March 11, 2017

 

Finding Father of Abiathar Smith Robinson-Two Different Hiram Robinsons to Choose From

Nadene Goldfoot,
daughter of Mildred Elizabeth Robinson,
granddaughter of Abiathar Smith Robinson
                                                                     
Abiathar Smith Robinson with his son, Frank Hugh Robinson
and Julia Ann Tuller
Frank was my grandfather.

Somehow, I keep finding a Hiram that is a suitable man to be Abiathar Smith Robinson's father! So far, I have found 2 possibilities; Hiram Robinson of Jamaica, Windham, Vermont who died at age 39, and a Hiram Robinson of Stafford, Orange, Vermont who was very close to Tunbridge, Vermont, neighboring town  of Royalton, Windsor, Vermont, where wife Julia Ann Tuller lived..

I decided to look for THE CORRECT father of Abiathar Smith Robinson, my great grandfather, in cemeteries, so looked next door to Royalton, Vermont's Tunbridge, where Abiathar and Julia Ann Tuller got married.  There had to be a reason for that, and I know that the Durkees had a cemetery there named for them. Julia's mother was a Durkee. I used http://findagrave.com for my searches.

 We use familytreedna for our DNA testing called familyfinder.   I found: that my 1st cousin Robinson has 1525 matches on FTDNA and 140 of them are now marked as coming from his father's genealogy tree.  His father was my mother's brother.  Family tree shows that my cousin's ancestors were 0.1% of the population of England, 0.1% of the population of Scotland and 0.2% of the population of Ireland. Our DYS 393 allele is a 12 and not a 13, so we are rare Robinsons!  And Robinson is the 16th most popular surname, too.  In fact, on my tree which shows several possibities of fathers for Abiathar, I find I have 16 Hiram Robinsons!  It was a very popular name.

Originally, I thought a Hiram Robinson (1809-1839) married to Sally /Sarah Smith were his parents as they were from Jamaica, Windham County, Vermont and Sally had been a Smith.  Sally wound up in Wenona, Marshall, Illinois when she had remarried Thomas Russell in 1841 after Hiram had died.  My grandfather, Frank Hugh Robinson, was born in Wenona, Marshall, Illinois, being Abiathar moved there after returned from Canada after the Civil War, so there is this connection as well as SMITH.
 The distance between Jamaica and Royalton, Vermont is a N and S direction of 82.5 miles.
Descendants of Hiram Robinson, Jr.

1   Hiram Robinson, Jr. b: March 18, 1809 in Jamaica, Windham County, Vermont d: 1839 in Jamaica, Windham,  Vermont
.. +Sally "Sarah" Smith b: January 1812 in Jamaica, Windham County, Vermont d: August 30, 1905 in Wenona, Marshall, Illinois
. 2   [1] Abiathar Smith Robinson b: December 1829 in New York/  Vermont d: October 07, 1904 in Wenona, Marshall, Illinois
..... +Julia Ann Tuller b: December 18, 1834 in Royalton, Windsor, Vermont d: December 02, 1887 in Wenona, Marshall, Illinois
. *2nd Wife of [1] Abiathar Smith Robinson:
..... +Mary Jane Defenbaugh Walters b: November 1832 in Ohio d: July 05, 1918 in Streator, Bruce Twp, La Salle, Ill
. 2   Oscar L. Robinson b: Abt. 1831 in Jamaica, Vermont d: Bef. 1837
. 2   Riley Robinson b: 1831 in Prob. Jamaica, Windham, Vermont d: Abt. 1865
. 2   Nahum Hial Robinson b: April 03, 1834 in Jamaica, Windham, Vermont d: October 04, 1921 in West Wardsboro, Windham, Vermont
..... +Catherine Lois Vaile b: June 01, 1838 in Winhall, Bennington, Vermont d: December 31, 1920 in West Bardsboro, Windham, Vermont
. 2   Oscar L. Roberson Robinson b: October 17, 1838 in Bennington, Bennington, Vermont d: March 13, 1923 in Wenona, Marshall, Illinois
..... +Sarah E. Powell b: September 10, 1848 in Green County, New York d: March 12, 1924 in Wenona, Marshall, Illinois
. 2   Avis Mash Robinson b: October 07, 1839 in Jamaica,  Vermont d: March 05, 1932 in Ogden, Weber County, Utah
..... +James Mosher Wright b: September 26, 1832 in Ranssdaer County, New York d: July 29, 1915 in Ogden, Weber County, Utah

                       A Look At Another Hiram Robinson

Hiram Robinson (1806-1892) from Strafford, Orange, Vermont , is a man I once  thought  before that he was Abiathar's  father, because Tunbridge, where Abiathar and Julia Ann married, is also in Orange County and Strafford is close to Tunbridge.   Hiram  had been married to Zeruiah Tyler.

 Now Hiram and Zeruiah are biblical names.  Zeruiah /zəˈrjə/ (‎צרויה, sometimes transliterated Tzruya or Zeruya) is a figure in the Hebrew Bible. She was a sister of King David. According to 1 Chronicles 2:13-16 and also the Babylonian Talmud (Shabbat 55), Zeruiah was a daughter of Jesse (sister to Abigail another of Jesse's daughters according to 2 Samuel 17:25). Zeruiah had three sons, AbishaiJoab, and Asahel, all of whom were soldiers in David's army (and also David's nephews). Hiram had been the king of Tyre and was friendly with king David.  Abiathar was the son of Abimelech, chief priest at Nob, took refuge with David who later appointed him high priest.  I thought it fitting for these two young parents to pick a biblical name.

Hiram and Zeruiah are buried in Stafford Cemetery, Orange County, Vermont, which is the same county that Tunbridge is in.  Hiram would have been 23 years old at Abiathar's birth, and Abiathar would have been their 1st child.  Zeruiah would have been 21 years old, perfect ages.  Hiram would have been 46 years old when Abiathar got married in Tunbridge, next door.  Zeruiah would have been 44 years old.  

Robinson Cemetery

From the US Post Office in Strafford village, go north on Brook Road for about 4-1/2 miles. The cemetery appears to be in the center of a large field. I'll need to get directions.

Strafford Cemetery

This cemetery is on the north end of Strafford village.

Descendants of HIRAM ROBINSON

Descendants of Hiram Robinson

1   [2] Hiram Robinson b: Bet. December 06, 1805 - 1806 in prob. Strafford, Orange, Vermont d: February 06, 1892 in Strafford, Orange, Vermont
.. +Zeruiah Zeruah A. Tyler b: January 19, 1808 in Strafford, Orange, Vermont d: September 03, 1847 in prob Strafford, Orange, Vermont
. 2   [1] Abiathar Smith Robinson b: December 1829 in New York/  Vermont d: October 07, 1904 in Wenona, Marshall, Illinois
..... +Julia Ann Tuller b: December 18, 1834 in Royalton, Windsor, Vermont d: December 02, 1887 in Wenona, Marshall, Illinois
. *2nd Wife of [1] Abiathar Smith Robinson:
..... +Mary Jane Unknown Walters b: November 1832 in Ohio d: July 1918 in Streator, Illinois, age 85
. 2   [3] Marinda A. Robinson b: 1832 in prob. Strafford, Orange, Vermont
. 2   [4] Daniel Robinson III b: January 03, 1834 in prob. Strafford, Orange, Vermont d: April 02, 1904 in Strafford, Orange, Vermont
..... +[5] Louisa Eloesa A. Fullam b: November 15, 1833 in Vermont d: March 26, 1911 in Strafford, Orange, Vermont
. 2   [6] Emily M. Robinson b: 1841 in prob. Strafford, Orange, Vermont
*2nd Wife of [2] Hiram Robinson:
.. +Abigail George b: October 20, 1815 in Vermont d: February 26, 1901 in Strafford, Orange, Vermont
.
This line takes us back to: Descendants of George Robinson
1   George Robinson b: 1626 in Glasgow, Scotland or Yorkshire, England, Rehobeth, MA
.. +Joanna Ingraham b: Bet. 1629 - 1633 in Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts

1. Hiram Robinson's father was:
   2. Daniel Jr b: 1769 in Rushville, New York.  Abiathar did say he was from New York before he ever showed Vermont.  Daniel is a common name found in the bible.  
      3. Daniel Robinson was his father born in 1734 in Massachusetts.  It was Daniel who moved to Strafford, Orange, Vermont.  "11/11/14  Strafford, Orange, Vermont:   The town of Strafford was created on August 12, 1761 by way of a royal charter which King George III of England issued to Governor Benning Wentworth of New Hampshire. The town was named after the Earl of Strafford.  
         4. Ebenezer Robinson was his father born in 1697 in Massachusetts
                  5. Samuel George Robinson was born in 1654 in Massachusetts
       His father was 6. George Robinson born in Glasgow, Scotland or Yorkshire, England, Rehobeth, Massachusetts.

I didn't find any Smith connected to this Hiram Robinson of Strafford, VT.  However, sometimes people did name for someone they admired or knew.  

This is interesting as the Y haplogroup of our Robinsons is R-L21 which is distinctive with a DYS 393 =12 and not the usual 13.  We match many Irish with this.  

I hope my theory of religious first names and being right next door to Royalton, where Julia Ann Tuller was from is correct.  I didn't see anyone suitable to be Abiathar's father buried in this town.  
Abiathar Smith Robinson and Julia Ann Tuller were married on February 29, 1952 11/11/14  in Tunbridge, Orange, Vermont by Justice of the Peace, Alva Button.
Julia's mother was Asenath Durkee, and there was  a Durkee Cemetery in North Tunbridge, Orange, Vermont with 61 interred there.  The Durkees have their own genealogical webpage and send out monthly updates in the form of a newsletter.  They're the line that makes Durkees mayonaise and spices.  

Asenath is also a biblical name.  She was the daughter of Poti- phera, priest of On, wife of Joseph, and mother of Ephraim and Manasseh.  The name is Egyptian and apparently connected with the goddess Neith.

The distance between Strafford, Orange, Vermont to Tunbridge, Orange, Vermont is 7.8 miles.  "The town of Strafford was created on August 12, 1761 by way of a royal charter which King George III of England issued to Governor Benning Wentworth of New Hampshire. The town was named after the Earl of Strafford."  It's 930 feet high, and very cold today at  7 degrees F.  Tunbridge is at a lower elevation of 564 feet but at the same temperature today of 7 degrees F.  "The town of Tunbridge was created on September 3, 1761, by way of a royal charter which King George III of England issued to Governor Benning Wentworth of New Hampshire."

Tunbridge's population:
So when Abiathar and Julia Ann got married in 1852 in Tunbridge, there were almost 2,000 people living here, but the very next year was the population starting to drop off.  People were leaving.   From 1861 to 1865, the Civil War between the North and the South raged.
CensusPop.
1790487
18001,314169.8%
18101,64024.8%
18202,00322.1%
18301,920−4.1%
18401,811−5.7%
18501,786−1.4%
1860
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I have found one person who matches our testee, my 1st cousin, son of my mother's brother on the 67 allele DNA test.  James Robinson's tree ends up with another person.  Descendants of JOHN Robynsone ROBINSON, Sr.
1   [1] JOHN Robynsone ROBINSON, Sr. b: February 09, 1611/12 in Meppershall, Bedfordshire, England
.. +Elizabeth Trickley b: 1623 in Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts
*2nd Wife of [1] JOHN Robynsone ROBINSON, Sr.:
.. +Elizabeth PEMBERTON b: Abt. 1623 in Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts
I was able, with the assistance of other trees on ancestry.com, go back further to:
Descendants of Robert Robinson
1   Robert Robinson b: 1465 in Redriff, Surrey, England with this other match from a James Robinson.   It still could be that this is where our tree is, also.  His family had gone to Maine instead of Vermont. 


Research:  http://wwwrobinsongenealogy.blogspot.com/2014/11/strafford-orange-vermonts-robinson.html
I'm getting forgetful.  I wrote this one in 2014, thinking the same thoughts.  Interesting to see what I wrote then.
https://www.google.com/#q=Strafford,+Orange,+Vermont&*
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tunbridge,_Vermont

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