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Joseph Lee Robinson
Original name: Joseph L. Robinson
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Birth: Feb. 18, 1811
Shaftsbury
Bennington County
Vermont, USA
Death: Jan. 1, 1893
Uintah
Weber County
Utah, USA

Son of Nathan Robinson & Mary Brown

Married Maria Wood, 23 Jul 1832, Boonville, Oneida, New York

Married Susan McCord, 31 Jan 1846, Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois

Married Laurinda Maria Atwood, 21 Mar 1847, Winter Quarters, Douglas, Nebraska

Married Lydia Foster, 16 Feb 1853, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah

Married Mary Taylor, 2 Feb 1867, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah

LDS Biographical Encyclopedia, Andrew Jenson, Vol. 3, p. 220

Robinson, Joseph Lee, the first Bishop of the Farmington Ward, Davis county, Utah, was born Feb. 18, 1811, at Shaftsbury, Bennington county, Vermont, the son of Nathan Robinson and Mary Brown. When yet a boy he moved with his parents to Boonville, Oneida county, New York, where he became acquainted with Mariah Wood and married her July 23, 1832. While living at Boonville his younger brother, Ebenezer, brought him the gospel and baptized him Aug. 13, 1836. He came to Nauvoo in August, 1841; was ordained a High Priest in 1843, by Jonathan H. Hale, and set apart as first counselor in the bishopric of the Ninth Ward (Nauvoo). Before his ordination as a High Priest, he had been ordained an Elder in New York, by James Blakesley, and presided over a branch of the Church near Rome, New York, where he also built a school house. He married Susan McCord Jan. 31, 1846, and helped to erect the Nauvoo Temple, in which he received his blessings. He also became intimately acquainted with the Prophet Joseph, and said later in life that he loved the Prophet more than any other man he had ever known. He participated in the exodus from Nauvoo, and became a temporary resident of Winter Quarters, where he was made Bishop of the Seventh Ward. While at Winter Quarters he married Laurinda Maria Atwood, March 20, 1847. In 1848 he crossed the plains to the Valley, arriving in Salt Lake City Oct. 19, 1848. In the spring of 1849 he moved to North Cottonwood (Farmington) and was set apart as Bishop of that place March 25, 1849. About the same time he was elected justice of the peace for Davis county. In 1853 (Feb. 16th) he married Lydia Foster, and in 1867 (Feb. 2nd) he married Mary Taylor Simmons. By his five wives he became the father of 27 children. When the Davis Stake of Zion was organized, June 17, 1877, Bro. Robinson was chosen as a member of the High Council, and he was ordained a Patriarch by Franklin D. Richards Oct. 24, 1880. Faithful and true to his covenants, he died at Uintah, Weber county, Utah, Jan. 1, 1893. 
 
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 Parents:
  Nathan Robinson (1764 - 1860)
  Mary Brown Robinson (1774 - 1827)
 
 Spouses:
  Susan McCord Robinson (1808 - 1872)
  Laurinda Maria Atwood Robinson (1821 - 1895)
  Mary Taylor Robinson (1835 - 1899)
  Lydia Foster Robinson (1831 - 1872)*
  Maria Wood Robinson (1806 - 1872)*
 
 Children:
  Oliver Lee Robinson (1833 - 1886)*
  Ebenezer Jay Robinson (1835 - 1923)*
  Anna Maria Robinson Wilcox (1838 - 1897)*
  Joseph Robinson (1840 - 1842)*
  Zephaniah Wood Robinson (1843 - 1844)*
  Susan Aseneth Robinson (1846 - 1847)*
  Mary Jane Robinson West (1848 - 1914)*
  Jane Geneva Robinson Bybee (1848 - 1922)*
  Joseph Elijah Robinson (1849 - 1918)*
  Nathan Benjamin Robinson (1850 - 1882)*
  Solomon James Robinson (1851 - 1936)*
  Josephine Elnora Robinson Rose (1853 - 1919)*
  Mary Robinson (1854 - 1854)*
  Jedediah Nephi Robinson (1857 - 1932)*
  Jennett Orilla Robinson Clawson (1860 - 1945)*
  Annette Luella Robinson Rice (1860 - 1892)*
  William Foster Robinson (1864 - 1942)*
  Lee Sidwell Robinson (1868 - 1939)*
  Samuel Taylor Robinson (1869 - 1931)*
  Harriet Alice Robinson Jones (1871 - 1945)*
  Lucy Robinson (1875 - 1918)*
 
 Siblings:
  Clark Robinson (1792 - 1840)**
  Nathan Robinson (1804 - 1851)*
  Samuel Robinson (1806 - 1886)*
  Joseph Lee Robinson (1811 - 1893)
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Farmington City Cemetery
Farmington
Davis County
Utah, USA
Plot: E-79-8
 
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Record added: Feb 02, 2000
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