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Moses Robinson
Birth: Mar. 22, 1741
Hardwick
Worcester County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: May 26, 1813
Bennington
Bennington County
Vermont, USA

Governor of Vermont and US Senator. Son of Samuel Robinson, Sr., one of Vermontís first white settlers. Brother of Samuel Robinson, Jr., Revolutionary war officer and Vermont political leader. Brother of US Senator Jonathan Robinson. Grandfather of Vermont Governor John S. Robinson. Completed classical course of study. Moved to Bennington, 1761. Town Clerk, 1762-81. Studied law, admitted to bar and practiced. Married Mary Fay, daughter of Stephen Fay, a leader of Green Mountain Boys. They had six sons -- Moses, Aaron, Samuel, Nathan, Elijah and Fay. Nathanís son John S. Robinson served as Vermont Governor, 1852-53. After Maryís death he married Susanah Howe. Member, Vermont Council of Safety. Colonel, Militia, Revolutionary War. Led his regiment in evacuation of Mount Independence. Member, Governorís Council 1778-85. Vermont Chief Justice, 1778-81. Vermont Agent to Continental Congress, empowered to negotiate resolution to jurisdictional dispute with New York State, 1782. Vermont Chief Justice, 1782-89. Officiated at wedding of Ethan Allen and Frances Buchanan. Confidential advisor to Chittenden-Allen faction in Haldimand negotiations. Governor, 1789-90. Upon admission of Vermont to Union was elected to US Senate, serving 1791-96. Opponent of Jay Treaty, supporter of French Revolution. Vermont House, 1802. Resumed law practice in Bennington.
 (bio by: Bill McKern) 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Samuel Robinson (1707 - 1767)
  Mercy Leonard Robinson (1714 - 1793)
 
 Spouses:
  Mary Fay Robinson (1743 - 1801)*
  Susanna Warner Robinson (1767 - 1844)*
 
 Children:
  Aaron Robinson (1768 - 1849)*
  Nathan Robinson (1772 - 1812)*
  Elijah Robinson (1773 - 1777)*
  Elijah Robinson (1778 - 1816)*
  Fay Robinson (1783 - 1815)*
 
 Siblings:
  Leonard Robinson (1736 - 1827)**
  Samuel Robinson (1738 - 1813)*
  Moses Robinson (1741 - 1813)
  Paul Robinson (1743 - 1754)**
  Silas Robinson (1746 - 1826)**
  Mercy Robinson Safford (1748 - 1814)*
  Sarah Robinson Fay Swift (1751 - 1804)**
  David Robinson (1754 - 1843)*
  Jonathan Robinson (1756 - 1819)*
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Old Bennington Cemetery
Bennington
Bennington County
Vermont, USA
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Tim Crutchfield
Record added: Dec 29, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 8218825
Moses Robinson
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Moses Robinson
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Moses Robinson
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