Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Discussion Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
Sponsor This Memorial!
Andrew DeWitt Robinson
Learn about upgrading this memorial...
Birth: Feb. 5, 1825
Crawford County
Ohio, USA
Death: Apr. 20, 1896
Linn County
Iowa, USA

Andrew D. Robinson was a native of OH, and a son of James Robinson, one of the pioneers of OH. Anrew was quite young when his father died, and he reared by his mother. He married (Elizabeth Ellen Wachtel Apr. 2, 1850 in Crawford County) in OH, and resided there until 1852. That year, leaving his wife with her parents, he started for CA, making the journey with teams across the plains. At that time there were no white settlers between the MO River and CA, except the Mormans. After his arrival in the Golden State, he engaged in packing provisions to the mines, and subsequently assisted in operating the first threshing- machine in that state. He remained there until 1856, when he returned East via the Isthmus route, and located in Linn County, IA, on a rented farm between Marion and Cedar Rapids. A year later he bought a partially improved farm in Spring Cove, two miles and a half west of Paris., where he lived until 1887. Leaving his son James in charge of the farm, he removed to Center Point, where he nows lives and retired. The maiden name of his first wife, was Elizabeth E. Watchel. She was born in OH, and her death occurred in IA, in 1865. The maiden name of his second wife was Eva L. Putney. He reared five children by his first wife, and of those born to his second wife three are living.
Biographical Review of Cass, Schuyler, and Brown Counties,IL 
Family links: 
  Elizabeth Ellen Wachtel Robinson (1834 - 1863)
  Lois Lodena Robinson Mathew (1858 - 1927)*
  Elizabeth Ellen Robinson Mathew (1863 - 1939)*
*Calculated relationship
Created by: Susan H. Davis
Record added: Mar 17, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 49849305

- Susan H. Davis
 Added: Mar. 17, 2010

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service