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Rev James Richards Robinson

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Rev James Richards Robinson

Birth
Richland, Oswego County, New York, USA
Death
10 Apr 1914 (aged 67)
Brooktondale, Tompkins County, New York, USA
Burial
Ithaca, Tompkins County, New York, USA GPS-Latitude: 42.4392417, Longitude: -76.4671446
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James was a direct descendant of the Rev. John Robinson, born in 1575, who was the pastor of the Pilgrims. He was the fifth child of Jonathan Edwards Robinson (May 16, 1815 to October 14, 1872) and Almira Prudence Colton (March 3. 1818 to December 25. 1899).

James Richards and Mary Lydia Forbes (1846-1932) were married in Oswego, N. Y.. August 1, 1871, at the end of James' Junior year at Hamilton College, Clinton, N. Y., from which institution he received a B. A. degree in 1872. and later an A. M. degree. They began their married life at Southold, Long Island, N. Y., immediately after their marriage, where James became the Principal of the Southold Academy. They continued there for a period of ten years, where seven of their eleven children were born. Eleven of their children survived to become doctors, lawyers, a minister and an accountant. Their daughter Mary was a medical missionary in China during the boxer rebellion. After a ten year tenure as principal, James pursued a course at Auburn Theological Seminary, graduating in 1885. He began his ministry at the Magee Street Chapel, Elmira, N.Y. Subsequently, he held pastorates at Southport Corners, Elmira, Painted Post, Galeton, Pa., and Knoxville, Pa.
James was a direct descendant of the Rev. John Robinson, born in 1575, who was the pastor of the Pilgrims. He was the fifth child of Jonathan Edwards Robinson (May 16, 1815 to October 14, 1872) and Almira Prudence Colton (March 3. 1818 to December 25. 1899).

James Richards and Mary Lydia Forbes (1846-1932) were married in Oswego, N. Y.. August 1, 1871, at the end of James' Junior year at Hamilton College, Clinton, N. Y., from which institution he received a B. A. degree in 1872. and later an A. M. degree. They began their married life at Southold, Long Island, N. Y., immediately after their marriage, where James became the Principal of the Southold Academy. They continued there for a period of ten years, where seven of their eleven children were born. Eleven of their children survived to become doctors, lawyers, a minister and an accountant. Their daughter Mary was a medical missionary in China during the boxer rebellion. After a ten year tenure as principal, James pursued a course at Auburn Theological Seminary, graduating in 1885. He began his ministry at the Magee Street Chapel, Elmira, N.Y. Subsequently, he held pastorates at Southport Corners, Elmira, Painted Post, Galeton, Pa., and Knoxville, Pa.


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