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Rev John Hamel Robeson
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Birth: Dec. 10, 1819
Death: Jul. 18, 1885

Information provided and requested to be added to this memorial for John Robeson by Daniel Estefano.

"The Reverend John H. Robeson had a benevolent and kindly disposition and was highly regarded by this brethren of the Church, his kinsmen and friends; his advice was sought by others on important matters whether of religious or every day affairs, and given with a clear sighted conscientiousness, that carried conviction and brought relief.
He served in the Confederate Army as Capt. of Co. H. 29th N.C. The Rev. Dr. R.D. Price, in his "Holston Methodism" says of te Rev. Mr. Robeson, "He was early impressed with the idea that he should preach, but owing to his innate modesty and what he considered his limited education, he shrank from all publicity and did not become a preacher until 1865; he was licensed to preach on March 4th of that year, he removed to Texas soon after, but later settled in Gilmer Co. Ga. where he built up a school and preached occasionally; he joined the Georgia Conference in 1870, and his preaching attracted much attention and it was said that another "Munsey" had appeared, he preached thoughtfully, fluently, and powerfully; at Camp Meeting the people listened to him with delight and profit.

He thought far below the surface, and brought out of his treasure of thought, things new as well as old, his style of expression was original and unique, he was terse, evangelical, and direct, he informed the intellect, probed the conscience, and addressed the sensibilities, his sermons were the offspring of a heart filled with God, and a brain that had been laved in the pure waters of old Buncombe fanned by the breezes of mountains, and gemmed with the beautiful concepts of the weird and sublime scenery of his native home.
In 1873, owing to the failing health of his wife he removed to the mountains of western Carolina and was transferred to the Holston Conference receiving regular appointments within the Conference.
His wife died in 1873, his health failing while on the Weaverville circuit in 1876, he was forced to relinquish his career though just in the prime of life; he survived until his 66th year, he died in Grayson Co. Va. of a complication of diseases, while visiting his daughter the wife of Rev. W. D. Akers.

The Rev. Dr. Price says of Mrs. Robeson, 'She was symmetrical and beautiful, in body, mind, and spirit.' "
"An Historical and Genealogical Account of Andrew Robeson: Of Scotland, New .." 1916.

Family links: 
  Alexander Robeson (1792 - 1868)
  Mary Matilda Palmer Robeson (1793 - 1887)
  Harriet Matilda Cumming Robeson (1829 - 1874)*
  Harley A.C. Robeson (____ - 1857)*
  Eugene W. Robeson (1849 - 1857)*
  Eleura J Robeson Jones (1851 - 1942)*
  Oscar R. Robeson (1858 - 1859)*
  Edward John Robeson (1860 - 1947)*
  Leona C Robeson (1862 - 1880)*
  Linton Burnett Robeson (1865 - 1938)*
  Mary Elizabeth Robeson Jones (1814 - 1898)*
  William D. Robeson (1816 - 1882)*
  John Hamel Robeson (1819 - 1885)
  Madison A Robeson (1833 - 1906)*
  Matilda Ann Robeson Easterly (1836 - 1914)*
  Thomas Foster Robeson (1839 - 1929)*
*Calculated relationship
Big Sandy United Methodist Church Cemetery
Buncombe County
North Carolina, USA
Created by: Debbie
Record added: Apr 17, 2009
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Rev John Hamel Robeson
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Rev John Hamel Robeson
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Rev John Hamel Robeson
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- Forget me not
 Added: Dec. 11, 2015
A Southern Hero and Patriot. Thank you for your Service. Rest in peace. Deo Vindice
- Sam D. Hatcher
 Added: Jul. 14, 2014
Remembering and Honoring a True Southern Hero. A Confederate Soldier who Bravely and Proudly Fought for Southern Independence During the War of Northern Aggression. Deo Vindice.
- Tony Smith SCV Camp 38, North Charleston S.C.
 Added: May. 7, 2014
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