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 Robbins Battell

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Robbins Battell

Birth
Death 26 Jan 1896 (aged 76)
Norfolk, Litchfield County, Connecticut, USA
Burial Norfolk, Litchfield County, Connecticut, USA
Memorial ID 128278940 View Source
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**Courtesy of Sandy**

Descendants of Francis LeBaron
of Plymouth, Mass.
Compiled by Mary LeBaron Stockwell
Printed in Boston, Mass., 1904
Pages 152 & 153 #339

ROBBINS BATTELL, born April 9, 1819; died Jan. 26, 1895;
married Aug. 15, 1849, Ellen Ryerson, daughter of George
S. and Elizabeth Ryerson Mills, died Mar. 19, 1851.
He was graduated from Yale College in 1839. Mr. Battell
was a "banker, philanthropist, and musician." With is sister
Miss Anna Battell, he founded and maintained at Norfolk, Ct., the Robbins School, a classical preparatory school. He had an especial love for music, and was the author of several musical compositions. Bells were his delight, and he gave peals of bells to Yale University, Williams College, Northfield Seminary, Beloit College, and other institutions of learning in various parts of the country. He was a colonel of the Connecticut State militia, and sat a number of times in the Legislature of the State; in February, 1861, he was one of the delegates to the Peace Commission in Washington, and in 1866 he was elected
State Comptroller. He was President of the Connecticut Historical Society, and for eighteen years was one of the Corporate members of the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions. He resided in New York City, and Norfolk, Ct.
Child (Battell):
Ellen Mills, b. Mar. 10, 1851.


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