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Capt John Robinson, Sr

Capt John Robinson, Sr

Birth
Cushing, Knox County, Maine, USA
Death 16 Feb 1878 (aged 85)
Weber County, Utah, USA
Burial Uintah, Weber County, Utah, USA
Plot 3-30-W2
Memorial ID 61126 · View Source
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Deseret News, 27 February 1878. Obituary: Died at his residence, Birch Creek, Weber Co., U.T., Feb. 9th, 1878, Capt. JOHN ROBINSON, aged 85 years, 1 month and 35 days. Deceased was born in Cushing, Lincoln (now Knox) Co., Main. His forefathers were among the Revolutionary fathers. He had followed the sea 44 years when he heard and embraced the Gospel, A.D. 1843. He was the father of 10 children. In the spring of '44 he with his wife and five of his children, three sons and two daughters, left his native state and gathered with the Saints at Nauvoo, Ill., where he was associated with the Prophet Joseph Smith until his martyrdom. In the spring of '46 he was with the first companies who left Nauvoo to follow the pioneers west to the Rocky Mountains; he assisted many of the poor Saints to do whatever with his means. He started west in the Spring of 1847 in President Taylor's Company. In 1850 he was called at a general conference to act as Bishop of the West Jordan Ward. In the fall of 1852 he was sent on a mission to the State of Maine, and the British Provinces of North America, and spent one year and a half; in 1855 he moved north to his home in Weber County. In the fall of 1857 he was called to part with his companion in tribulations; she was a loving wife, a kind mother, and died a true Latter-day Saint. In the fall of 1877 he lost another wife, she also had been a faithful Saint. In the Spring of 1875 he had a paralytic stroke, which affliction he bore until his death. He ever had a word of good counsel to give to all whom he was associated with and died in full faith of the gospel.



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  • Originally Created by: Utah State Historical Society
  • Added: 2 Feb 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 61126
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Capt John Robinson, Sr (27 Dec 1792–16 Feb 1878), Find A Grave Memorial no. 61126, citing Uintah Cemetery, Uintah, Weber County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by Redriver (contributor 47269236) .