Sunday, February 11, 2018

 

Rockingham New Hampshire Robinsons

Nadene Goldfoot   
Abiathar Smith Robinson's picture from cousin Tom
a younger Abiathar than our picture.
                                        
We are blessed with my mother's maiden name of Robinson, the 16th most popular surname in the United States.  Our ggrandfather was Abiathar Smith Robinson b: 1829 in Vermont.  His wife was Julia Ann Tuller b: 1834 in Royalton, Windsor, Vermont.  They married in Tunbridge, Orange, Vermont right next door to Royalton in 1852.  Abiathar was not on any census in Vermont in 1850, but Julia Ann and her parents were.  They've been easy to trace.  Not Abiathar.  Not until DNA testing started opening some doors.

I should explain that I have been hunting Robinsons for years and years.  I've had about a dozen conclusions about finding the right Robinson.  Every Robinson in New England is in my Family Tree Maker software program.  I have found so many interesting possibilities that I'd be proud to have each and every one for my ancestors.

On To Tonight's Search.
                                                                             
Tunbridge, Orange, Vermont
First, I've found 3 ladies who match my male 1st cousin, Ken Robinson, my brother and myself.  They all have Robinson on their tree.  Then I found 3 men with Ken's Y haplogroup, R-L21, a rather rare R halplogroup.  They all used the same tree leading through Rockingham, New Hampshire and onto Meppershall, England.
Abiahar Smith Robinson and his son (my grandfather)
Frank Hugh Robinson
They were farmers and had horses.  
That's fine as our oral history from Grandfather Frank Hugh Robinson b: 1871 in Wenona, Marshall, Illinois was that their people came over not on the Mayflower but the ship after that.  Well, who were his people?  Robinsons?  I didn't find any from Pastor John Robinson, who sent the Pilgrims on the Mayflower from Holland that matched our R-L21 haplogroup though there were Rs.  I don't think they've tested.
                                                                             
I needed a way to join onto the Rockingham Robinson tree, whose main creator was in Maine, a neighbor of Vermont.  Finally, my last decision was in looking into Tunbridge and finding a suitable father for Abiathar, sort of.  Tunbridge was full of Robinsons, Tullers and Durkees.   Julia's mother was a Durkee.   I played around with him and dicovered that he of all people, connected to the Rockingham Robinson tree!                           
1st Cousins Kenny and myself


One of my lady matches just told me to go back into Gedmatchcom and compare Ken with all the R-L21 men.  This includes the old title of R1b1a2a1a1b4.  Some people who entered there were using that title a few years ago.

I found 3 men.  One had an interesting surname and I checked it in my name bank.  I hit gold!

Descendants of Joseph Sanborn Robinson

[1] Joseph Sanborn Robinson b: May 28, 1812 in Brentwood, Rockingham, New Hampshire d: August 29, 1887 in Brentwood, Rockingham, New Hampshire
.. +Martha T. b: 1816 d: 1846
. Loren S. Robinson b: 1840 d: February 22, 1842
*2nd Wife of [1] Joseph Sanborn Robinson:
.. +Angelina Towle b: June 04, 1816 d: July 17, 1784
. Alfred I. Robinson b: 1849 d: 1849

That was the first Towle.  Now the 2nd connection: Durkee is the surname of Julia Tuller's mother.  

Descendants of Unknown Towles
Unknown Towles b: Abt. 1859 d: Bef. 1930 in Royalton, Windsor, VT
.. +Lydia E. Durkee b: July 1859 in Highgate, Franklin, VT d: Aft. 1930 in prob. Royalton, Windsor, VT Occupation: 1930 took in a widow boarder same age

The 3rd and last Towle I had in my name bank was :

Descendants of John Towle
John Towle b: Abt. 1609 in Meppershal, Bedfordshire, England
.. +Alice Robinson b: Abt. 1616 in Meppershal, Bedfordshire, England

Our Towle match turns out to be a 4th cousin, also found on FTDNA where we tested. By having a
DNA match with him and finding 3 people on the Tree with the same surname, I figure that
this is the tree we are from.

That clinches it.  I do believe now without batting an eye that we belong on this tree.  Who our common ancestor is, I don't know, but I bet our ancestors in Tunbridge, Vermont knew.  If only they could tell me!                                                
                                                             
Our Robinson Generation of Oregon
on a Weekend Gathering

Descendants of JAMES ROBINSON
JAMES ROBINSON b: Bet. June 16, 1800 - 1801 in Strafford, Orange, Vermont, d:
October 29, 1878 in Tunbridge, Orange, Vermont d:  Occupation: Bet. 1850 - 1860 farmer
. +Mary Bicknell b: Bet. December 06, 1802 - 1803 in Chelsea, Orange, Vermont d: October 09, 1867 in Tunbridge, Orange, Vermont
.... Mary Ann Robinson b: August 24, 1825 in Vermont d: February 09, 1894 in Tunbridge, Orange, Vermont
.... Martha T. Robinson b: September 23, 1827 in Vermont d: April 05, 1874 in prob. Tunbridge, Orange, Vermont
.... Charles Kent Robinson b: April 19, 1829 in Strafford, Orange, Vermont d: Aft. 1900 in Tunbridge, Orange, Vermont
.... [4] Abiathar Smith Robinson b: December 1829 in New York/  Tunbridge, Orange/ Jamaica, Windham, Vermont d: October 07, 1904 in Wenona, Marshall, Illinois Occupation: 1870 Laborer in Wenona, Illinois age 41
........ +Julia Ann Tuller b: December 18, 1834 in Royalton, Windsor, Vermont d: December 02, 1887 in Wenona, Marshall, Illinois Occupation: Housewife
.......... [1] Edward "Rix" Robinson b: November 1852 in Vermont d: 1922 in Illinois Occupation: 1880 Teamster
.............. +Jenette Charlotte Nettie Anette Jenson b: 1835 in Pennsylvania d: in Illinois
.......... *2nd Wife of [1] Edward "Rix" Robinson:
.............. +Nora Elsie Gunning b: December 1871 in Indiana d: November 12, 1924 in Tama, Tama, Iowa
.......... Edgar Clyde Clayton Robinson b: 1855 in Vermont d: April 17, 1887 in Wenona, Marshall, Illinois Occupation: 1880 farmer
.............. +Mary Elizabeth Acuff b: April 22, 1859 in Geneseo,  Henry, Illinois d: July 14, 1935 in Cambridge, Henry, Illinois
.......... [2] Nellie Elizabeth Robinson b: October 1857 in Upper Canada (Eng.) d: December 28, 1905 in Omaha, Nebraska, Douglas County
.............. +Daniel C. McCullom McCollem b: August 15, 1857 in prob. Magnolia, Putnam, Illinois d: March 07, 1891 in Omaha, Douglas, Nebraska, age 36
.......... *2nd Husband of [2] Nellie Elizabeth Robinson:
.............. +Alexander Charles "Campbell" Sillik b: July 17, 1855 in Richland, Ohio/Livingston, Madison, Illinois d: July 07, 1923 in Tulsa, Oklahoma Occupation: 1880 Working on  farm
.......... Emma "Hattie" Robinson b: August 1861 in Canada d: December 29, 1930 in Streater, La Salle, Illinois Occupation: Seamstress
.............. +George D. Miller b: September 23, 1855 in Wenona, Marshall County, Illinois d: July 02, 1924 in prob. Wenona, Illinois Occupation: 1880 Machine Auto (Agto) Agt. only 23 yrs
.......... JOHN C. Robinson b: April 21, 1864 in Montreal, Canada (Eng). d: June 05, 1923 in La Salle, Illinois Occupation: 1900 Day laborer
.............. +Hermia Howell b: August 09, 1863 in Dana, LaSalle, Illinois d: October 27, 1936 in La Salle, La Salle,  Illinois Occupation: 1936 Housework
.......... Julia Robinson b: 1865 in Vermont d: 1903
.......... WILLIAM S. Robinson b: June 1867 in prob. Wenona, Marshall County, Illinois d: April 19, 1935 in Peoria/ LaSalle,  Illinois Occupation: 1900 Laborer, teamster
.............. +Carrie A. Monninger b: February 05, 1867 in Dana, LaSalle, Illinois d: December 14, 1943 in Davenport, Iowa
.......... [3] FRANK Hugh Robinson b: June 21, 1870 in Wenona,Marshall County, Illinois d: May 27, 1952 in Hillsboro,Washington County,  Oregon, age 81 Occupation: Drove horses with wagon; teamster
.............. +Alice Mitchell b: January 1877 in South Dakota d: 1902 in Iowa/Nebraska
.......... *2nd Wife of [3] FRANK Hugh Robinson:
.............. +Gustafva"Augusta" Johansson Gustafson b: January 31, 1870 in (Village) Lumsheden, Svardsjo parish, Kopparbergs lan (county)Dalarna Province,  Sweden d: April 19, 1955 in Hillsboro, Washington County, Oregon, age 85 Occupation: November 12, 1887 Maid at Hedstromsgarden, Lumsheden 
.......... MINNIE J. Robinson b: November 1875 in Wenona, Marshall, Illinois d: 1923 in Illinois
.............. +Louis Sherman Cusac b: January 20, 1866 in Wenona, Marshall, Illinois, d: October 05, 1944 in Limestone Twp., Peoria County, Illinois Occupation: 1910 Teamster, own
.......... ARTHUR Roy Robinson b: May 30, 1880 in Wenona, Marshall, Illinois d: April 17, 1927 in Peoria, LaSalle, Illinois, Peoria County Hospital Occupation: 1910 General Farmer in Roberts, Illinois  age 29
.............. +Minnie Mae "Ross"Smith b: June 22, 1885 in Varna, Marshall, Illinois d: February 07, 1974 in Chillicothe, Peoria, LaSalle, Illinois Occupation: 1920 Hotel servant, married but alone, children
.... *2nd Wife of [4] Abiathar Smith Robinson:
........ +Mary Jane Deffenbaugh Walters b: November 27, 1832 in Hocking County, Ohio d: July 05, 1918 in Streator, LaSalle, Illinois, age 85
.... James Trip Robinson b: April 06, 1831 in Strafford, Orange, Vermont d: July 03, 1897 in Tunbridge, Orange, Vermont Occupation: 1880 farmer
.... Alma Robinson b: November 04, 1833 in Vermont d: April 06, 1902 in Tunbridge, Orange, Vermont
........ +Seth Noyes b: 1822 d: 1899
.... Susan Robinson b: October 01, 1835 in Bradford,  Orange, Vermont d: February 03, 1900 in Leominster, Massachusetts
........ +James Miller b: Abt. 1830 d: Bef. 1900
.... Mary Anne Robinson b: 1825 in Vermont
.... Martha T. Robinson b: 1828 in Vermont
.... Alma Robinson b: 1834 in Vermont

Descendants of John Towle

John Towle b: Abt. 1609 in Meppershal, Bedfordshire, England
.. +Alice Robinson b: Abt. 1616 in Meppershal, Bedfordshire, England

Descendants of Angelina Towle
[1] Angelina Towle b: June 04, 1816 d: July 17, 1784
.. +Jonathan Leavitt b: 1809 d: 1842
*2nd Husband of [1] Angelina Towle:
.. +Joseph Sanborn Robinson b: May 28, 1812 in Brentwood, Rockingham, New Hampshire d: August 29, 1887 in Brentwood, Rockingham, New Hampshire
. Alfred I. Robinson b: 1849 d: 1849

Descendants of Unknown Towles ( Durkee is the surname of Julia Ann Tuller's mother.) Julia Ann is
Abiathar's wife and our ggrandmother.)
Unknown Towles b: Abt. 1859 d: Bef. 1930 in Royalton, Windsor, VT
.. +Lydia E. Durkee b: July 1859 in Highgate, Franklin, VT d: Aft. 1930 in prob. Royalton, Windsor, VT Occupation: 1930 took in a widow boarder same age

The conundrum in all this is that my 3 matching ladies fit into the Rev. John Robinson who is married to Bridget White, who sent the Pilgrims on the Mayflower in 1620.  It's a large and well-known tree.

Update: 9:20am..In checking my past assumptions, the 1st one I had decided on was this one:
Descendants of AMOS Robinson IV

[1] AMOS Robinson IV b: December 28, 1797 in Royalton, Windsor County, Vermont d: August 07, 1871 in Menasha, Wisc-hit by lightening while helping another farmer-hay caused it. Occupation: 1860 Carpenter in Wisconsin
. +Betsey Davis b: 1795 in Royalton, Vermont d: September 15, 1824 in Brownell house, Broad Brook,  Royalton, Vermont age 23
*2nd Wife of [1] AMOS Robinson IV:
. +LOIS SAFFORD b: December 04, 1800 in Royalton, Windsor, Vermont d: 1882 in prob. Menasha Ward 1, Winnebago, Wisconsin

They were from the same city that Julia Ann Tuller was from, which is next door to Tunbridge.  Guess what.  It leads to the desired Tree-The Rockingham, New Hampshire Tree that ends in Meppershall, England!  I was right after all!    I've got to check this out again.  Is my face ever red!
There must be a connection to the 2 lines and they merged!

This is how they compare:                                                                     Morgan Connection
1. Amos Robinson 1797 VT              James Robinson 1800 VT         Hiram Robinson  1799 VT
2. Amos                 1767 CT              David                  1778 NH        Amos 1767
3. Amos                 1734 MA             Chase                  1737 NH        Amos 1734
4. Amos                 1711 MA             Jonathan              1709 NH       Amos  1711
5. Jacob                  1680 MA            John                     1671 NH       Jacob  1680                    
6 John               1641 MA      Jonathan            1645         John   1641
                                                                                                             John   1611
                                                                                        brothers, son of  John 1611
7. JOHN                 1611 ENG.        JOHN                   1611 ENG -(MEPPERSHALL)

My two ladies that match as us as 3rd cousins come out on the Pastor John Robinson of the Pilgrims Tree.
Yet, it's all much guesswork.  Now I should go back and recheck references if possible.

March 3, 2018; I found another match to my brother's and my name but not to my Robinson cousin.  It is Leno.   He has Durkee and Robinson in his name bank.  His Durkee turns out to be our 2nd great grandmother, Julia Ann Robinson's mother's mother. We are 5th cousins.
Descendants of Asenith Asinith Durkee

Asenith Asinith Durkee b: 1814 in Royalton, Windsor County, Vermont d: 1868 in Royalton, Windsor County, Vermont/Rockwell, Illinois
.. +Alonzo Charles Tuller b: October 22, 1809 in St. Albans, Vermont (Franklin County) d: January 29, 1870 in Rockwell, LaSalle, Illinois Occupation: 1850 Stone Mason
. Julia Ann Tuller b: December 18, 1834 in Royalton, Windsor, Vermont d: December 02, 1887 in Wenona, Marshall, Illinois Occupation: Housewife
..... +Abiathar Smith Robinson b: December 1829 in New York/  Tunbridge, Orange/ Jamaica, Windham, Vermont d: October 07, 1904 in Wenona, Marshall, Illinois Occupation: 1870 Laborer in Wenona, Illinois age 41
.
This led me this on his tree, and I already had Asa Robinson on my tree with the same father of Peter.
This turned out on my tree to lead to the same Robinson line I had concluded was the right one, that led to Meppershall, England with a John Robinson.

Then the Durkee lead led me to this, that we also shared.  It turns out that it is not the same Robinson line my other DNA ladies are on.  That one seems to lead to the John Robinson who sent Pilgrims on the Mayflower.  Our Robinsons connected at one point.

[1] Ralph Heman Durkee b: August 07, 1900 in Norwich, Windsor County, Vermont d: May 23, 1985 in Thetford, Orange, Vermont 05075 Occupation: 1923 Lumberman
.. +Beatrice Massci b: April 19, 1905 in Massachusetts d: May 24, 1980 in Thetford, Orange, Vermont 05075
*2nd Wife of [1] Ralph Heman Durkee:
.. +Beatrice Helene Goodrich b: Abt. 1902 in Waltham, Massachusetts d: May 24, 1980 in Lebanon, New Hampshire
Morgan Horse, from Justin Morgan
symbol of Vermont 

Another set of parents that are more than plausible for Abiathar that would keep him on this same tree
of his Ydna matches is Hiram Robinson and Almira Morgan, daughter of the designer of the Morgan
Horse. Since James Robinson takes me to the same place that Hiram Robinson does, I'll stick with
James as the father. I've just discovered another match to my Robinson/Durkee family being Morgan
genes. This way my other 3rd cousin matches that have found their place on the tree are fine.
This does explain more to me about Abiather and his father's fight over Abiathar's horse being killed
in the field by the bull causing Abiathar to run away from home and never return. It might have been
a Morgan horse.

Descendants of HIRAM Robinson 1 HIRAM Robinson b: August 12, 1799 in Royalton, Windsor, Vermont d: Bef. July 20, 1860 in Died at Sea/Sandy Creek, Oswego, NY Occupation: 1850 Millwright . +Almira Morgan b: Abt. 1804 in Rhode Island d: April 1888 in Sandy Creek, Oswego, NY .... 2 Albert H. Robinson b: December 1823 in Sandy Creek, Oswego, New York d: Aft. June 1905 in Richland-Pulaski, New York Occupation: 1850 Farmer ........ +Loretta "Moore" b: Abt. 1827 in New York d: Bef. June 1900 in Richland-Pulaski, Oswego, NY .... 2 [1] Abiathar Smith Robinson b: December 1829 in New York/ Tunbridge, Orange/ Jamaica, Windham, Vermont d: October 07, 1904 in Wenona, Marshall, Illinois Occupation: 1870 Laborer in Wenona, Illinois age 41 ........ +Julia Ann Tuller b: December 18, 1834 in Royalton, Windsor, Vermont d: December 02, 1887 in Wenona, Marshall, Illinois Occupation: Housewife .... *2nd Wife of [1] Abiathar Smith Robinson: ........ +Mary Jane Deffenbaugh Walters b: November 27, 1832 in Hocking County, Ohio d: July 05, 1918 in Streator, LaSalle, Illinois, age 85 .... 2 Caroline Robinson b: 1830 in New York d: in Illinois .... 2 George W. Robinson b: October 31, 1831 in New York d: September 24, 1915 in Sandy Creek, Oswego, NY Occupation: 1850 Carpenter ........ +Mary Ann Hamer b: November 1836 in New York d: Bef. April 1910 in Sandy Creek, Oswego, NY .... 2 Charles M. Robinson b: 1834 in New York d: Aft. September 1850 in Illinois .... 2 Amos D. Robinson b: 1837 in New York d: August 1870 in Medina, Peoria, Illinois age 33 Occupation: 1860 Farm laborer for Kline family ........ +Sarah Ann Preston b: Abt. 1837 .... 2 [2] Lafayette H. Robinson, Private, Reverend b: December 22, 1839 in Boylston, Oswego, New York d: July 17, 1916 in Camden, Oneida, New York Occupation: 1860 farm laborer for brother George W. Robinson ........ +Celestia Fassett b: 1847 in Prob. New York .... *2nd Wife of [2] Lafayette H. Robinson, Private, Reverend: ........ +Jane Finster b: Abt. 1840 in Schuyler .... *3rd Wife of [2] Lafayette H. Robinson, Private, Reverend: ........ +Belle Stevens b: 1877 in Camden, Oneida, New York .... 2 Joseph Robinson b: 1844 in New York d: Aft. September 1850 in Illinois

Descendants of Justin Morgan, Sr.

[1] Justin Morgan, Sr. b: February 28, 1746/47 in West Springfield, Massachusetts d: March 22, 1798 in Randolph, Orange, Vermont Occupation: Horse Breeder
.. +Elizabeth Unknown b: Abt. 1746 in Rhode Island d: Abt. 1864 in prob. Sandy Creek, Oswego, New York
. [2] Justin Morgan, Jr. b: March 15, 1786 in West Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts d: May 04, 1853 in Stockbridge, Windsor County, Vermont Occupation: 1820 Two in commerce
..... +[3] Sarah "Sally" Durkee b: June 04, 1789 in Stockbridge, Windsor County, Vermont d: March 18, 1879 in Binghamton, Broome, New York
. [4] Almira Morgan b: Abt. 1804 in Rhode Island d: April 1888 in Sandy Creek, Oswego, NY
..... +[5] HIRAM Robinson b: August 12, 1799 in Royalton, Windsor, Vermont d: Bef. July 20, 1860 in Died at Sea/Sandy Creek, Oswego, NY Occupation: 1850 Millwright
*2nd Wife of [1] Justin Morgan, Sr.:
.. +Martha Day b: April 24, 1753 in Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts d: March 20, 1791 in Randolph, Orange, Vermont
. [2] Justin Morgan, Jr. b: March 15, 1786 in West Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts d: May 04, 1853 in Stockbridge, Windsor County, Vermont Occupation: 1820 Two in commerce
..... +[3] Sarah "Sally" Durkee b: June 04, 1789 in Stockbridge, Windsor County, Vermont d: March 18, 1879 in Binghamton, Broome, New York
. [4] Almira Morgan b: Abt. 1804 in Rhode Island d: April 1888 in Sandy Creek, Oswego, NY
..... +[5] HIRAM Robinson b: August 12, 1799 in Royalton, Windsor, Vermont d: Bef. July 20, 1860 in Died at Sea/Sandy Creek, Oswego, NY Occupation: 1850 Millwright

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