|Birth: ||Jan. 25, 1837|
|Death: ||Jun. 29, 1918|
Civil War Veteran
Corporal, Co. D, 163rd OH Infantry, 5/2/1864 to 9/10/1864
source: A Centennial Biographical History of Richland County, A.J. Baughman, Editor. Published by The Lewis Publishing Co., 1901
"Of the great department of agriculture which forms so important an element in our national prosperity, Mr. Robinson is a representative, being successfully engaged in farming and stock raising in Jefferson township. He was born in this township January 25, 1837, and, like so many residents of the section of this state comes of a family that was founded in Ohio by emigrants from Pennsylvania. ...
Calvin Robinson [the only child of William and Maria Lafferty Robinson], her only child, remained at home with his parents through the period of childhood and youth, and the public schools afforded him his educational privileges. During the Civil War he responded to his country's call for aid, enlisting on the 2d of May, 1864, as a member of Company D, One Hundred and Sixty-third Ohio Infantry, serving near Washington, D. C., for a time and afterward in the vicinity of Petersburg and at Fort Pocahontas on the James river. He was discharged at Camp Chase September 10, 1864, and then returned to his home.
The following year Mr. Robinson was married to Miss Elizabeth Leedy, the marriage occured January 19, 1865, and their union has been blessed with six children: William G., now in South Dakota; Margaret, at home; Mary, the wife of Levi Fry; John C., a farmer in Jefferson township; and Fred A. and George L. both at home.
At the time of his marriage Mr. Robinson purchased a farm in Jefferson township and continued to cultivate the land until his father's death, when he inherited the old homestead, upon which he has since resided. He here owns 160 acres of land and also has a small farm of 48 acres. He carries on general farming and the breeding of sheep, and conducts both branches of his business in a profitable manner. He has never been an active politician in the sense of office-seeking, yet for three years served as township trustee in a most capable manner and then resigned. ... He and his wife belong to the Presbyterian Church in which he is serving as an elder. ... "
William Robinson (1807 - 1883)
Maria Lafferty Robinson (1817 - 1892)
Elizabeth Leedy Robinson (1843 - 1931)*
Margaret Robinson (____ - 1957)*
William Grant Robinson (1866 - 1949)*
Mary Robinson Fry (1869 - 1949)*
Created by: Bob Keith
Record added: Jan 11, 2011
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