William M. Robinson

William M. Robinson

Birth
Ohio, USA
Death 25 Oct 1892 (aged 84)
Union County, Ohio, USA
Burial Union County, Ohio, USA
Memorial ID 46521431 · View Source
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Source: 1883 Beers Union County [Ohio] History

"William M. Robinson, known familiarly to almost everybody in the town as "Uncle Billy," has been a stanch citizen there of for many years, and is one of the oldest native born residents of the counly. He was born on his father's old farm in Darby Township, in 1808, and was at the time considerable of a curiosity, from being the only boy in the neighborhood. He married Hannah F. Crawford, in 1829, rented a farm, and stocked it with twenty-five dairy cows, and made and sold butter and cheese at 5 to 7 cents a pound. Fat hogs were then worth from $1 to $1.50 per 100 pounds, and calves, when weaned, from 75 cents to $1 each. In it few years, he bought 125 acres of land, in the woods, for which he paid $2 an acre; a few years later he purchased the old homestead of his father, and moved. upon it in the spring of 1835. In 1837, he was elected Justice of the Peace, in Darby Township ; in 1844, the electors of the county made him Sheriff, and he removed that year to Marysville, where he purchased a small property. He returned to Darby Township in 1849, but was elected County Recorder in 1852, sold the old farm, purchased land adjoining Marysville (including that on which Robinson's addition has since been laid out), and after his term as Recorder expired, engaged in the grocery and provision business in this place. He figured in railroad building speculations, but did not find it paying occupation. He was agent for different fire insurance companies for more than a quarter of a century. He raised a family of seven children-four sons and three daughters; of these three sons are engaged in business in Kansas, and the others reside in Marysville. During his residence here Mr. Robinson has been Mayor of the town, for a long time Justice of the Peace, and has held the chair of President of the County Pioneer Society since its organization. His wife died in June, 1881, after sharing life with him over fifty-two years."


Gravesite Details William M. Robinson was the 7th sheriff in Union County, serving from 1844-1846.

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  • Maintained by: Regena Mitchell
  • Originally Created by: Robert72
  • Added: 10 Jan 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 46521431
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William M. Robinson (20 Apr 1808–25 Oct 1892), Find A Grave Memorial no. 46521431, citing Mitchell Cemetery, Union County, Ohio, USA ; Maintained by Regena Mitchell (contributor 47013402) .