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Holy Bible of Elizabeth [Russell] Robinson

  • BS 185.1839.P48
  • Williamsburg and Richmond, Virginia

Transcript: Family History

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HOLY BIBLE
of
Elizabeth [Russell] Robinson


Presented by Mrs. Francis W. Upshur, Rich-
mond, Virginia, January, 1945.

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[Title Page]

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Family Record.

MARRIAGES.


Anthony Robinson
Elizabeth Russell
February 7th, 1799
at Williamsburg Va.
Wirt Robinson
Rebecca Kime
at Reading Pa.
Poitiaux Robinson
Mary Enders
at Richmond Va.
William R. Robinson
Ella Furt
at Petersburg Va.
John A. Robinson
Mary E. Ashlin
December 21st, 1865
at Rivanna Hall
Fluvanna Co Va.
Wm Russell Robinson
son of Wirt Robinson
to Eva Cabbell
of Buckingham Co Va.
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BIRTHS.


Anthony Robinson August 12th 1771

Elizabeth Russell January 15 1778

Wirt Robinson

Poitiaux Robinson

William R Robinson

John A Robinson Sept 3d 1819 4 Oclock [AM?]

Elizabeth F Robinson Aug 25 1800 10½ [AM?]

Ann P Robinson


Anthony Robinson August 12 1770
Elizabeth Russell Jany 15 1778


Elizabeth F Robinson Aug 25 1800
on Monday 10½ AM


Mary Jane Robinson Feby 5 1803 on
Saturday 4 Oclock AM


Ann Poitiaux Robinson March 14, 1805
6½ AM


Wirt Robinson June 20th 1807 at
3 Oclock AM

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BIRTHS.


Poitiaux Robinson July 6th 1809 on
Thursday between 7 and 8 Oclock AM


William Russell Robinson Feby 16th 1814
on Wednesday at 9 Oclock AM


John Anthony Robinson Sept 3d
1819 at 4 Oclock AM


Jane Robinson October the 24 on Tuesday 1811


Martha Robinson December 2d 1816


Laura Robinson May 1823


Ashlin Robinson son of Jno. A. Robinson
was born Monday Aug 17th 1868 at 5 PM


My first child was born dead on Monday
morning September 9th 1867 at 4.17
A.M. Jno. A Robinson a son


Anthony Robinson Third son of John A
Robinson and Mary E Ashlin was born on
Sunday August 7th 1870 at 6 AM

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BIRTHS.


Elizabeth Russell Robinson December 3d 1872
8½ PM. First daughter of Jno A and Mary
E Robinson.


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DEATHS.


Anthony Robinson. September 11th 1851
at 9¾ AM

Mrs Anthony Robinson. August 5th 1852
at 12 Oclock at night

Elizabeth F Robinson. Jany 24th 1861
at 4½ AM

Poitiaux Robinson. September 15th 1852
5 Oclock PM

Ann P Robinson. July 9th 1858 at
5¾ PM

Mary Jane Robinson August 14th 1803
at 2 Oclock PM

Jane Robinson April 6th 1816

Martha Robinson August 18th 1817

Laura Robinson In infancy

Wirt Robinson

William R Robinson

Laura Robinson [Novr?] 1823 Aged 6 mo

__________ Jno A Robinson & Mary E Robinson

Elizabeth Russell Robinson. June 26th 1873. 15 minutes past
12 at night at Greenwood
Depot
C&O RR. Va.

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DEATHS.


John Anthony Robinson
August 1st 1873, at 10½ P.M.


Notes

  • Anthony Robinson, son of Anthony Russell of York County was a lawyer and was assisting William Russell in his official duties as of 1797. After he married Russell’s daughter Elizabeth, the two moved to Richmond where Anthony became assistant to William Wirt, then clerk of the House of Delegates. In 1802–03 they returned to live in Williamsburg where they owned property on Francis St. The family remained in Williamsburg until 1814 when Anthony began working in the office of the Auditor of Public Accounts in Richmond.
  • Elizabeth Russell was the daughter of William Russell (ca. 1741–1812) and Elizabeth Farrow Russell (ca. 1760–1785). Elizabeth Farrow was the daughter of Elizabeth and Benjamin Farrow of London and the niece of Margaret Hunter and Jane Hunter Charlton of Williamsburg. William Russell was a prosperous merchant who owned several properties in Williamsburg and held many public offices including Clerk of the Williamsburg Committee of Safety (1775), Clerk of the Williamsburg Hustings Court, 1783–1812 and Clerk of the Districk Court, 1791–1812 (?).
  • While the Bible originally belonged to Elizabeth Russell Robinson, at least some of the later entries were made by her son, John Anthony and/or his wife, Mary E. Ashlin Robinson.
  • Evelyn Carter Byrd Cabell (1842–1910) was the full name of “Eva Cabbell” who married William Russell Robinson. Financial and legal papers relating to the couple and their children, Wirt and Clifford Cabell Robinson, are part of the Cabell Family Papers, in the Virginia Historical Society.
  • Michael Benoit Poitiaux (1771–1854) married Elizabeth Russell Robinson’s sister Jane Russell in 1804. Poitiaux was born in Brussels and became a U.S. citizen soon after he moved to Richmond in 1798. He was a businessman, violinist and artist. That the Robinsons and Poitiauxs were close friends is shown in their naming both a daughter and son Poitiaux.
  • John Anthony Robinson left a widow, Mary, and two young sons, Ashlin (age 7) and Anthony (age 3). Ashlin died November 6, 1885 at age 17, while Anthony only survived him by four years, dying in November 1889 at age 19. Both boys died without children which caused a controversy between the widow and her in-laws over the will of John Anthony Robinson.
  • Greenwood in western Albemarle County was named Greenwood Depot in the community’s application for a post office in 1853. In 1913 the name was changed to Greenwood. The Chesapeake and Ohio Railway runs by it.

Sources

  • Hanson, Raus McDill. Virginia Place Names, p. 26.
  • Richmond Portraits in an Exhibition of Makers of Richmond 1737–1860. Valentine Museum, 1949.
  • The Robinson Family Papers can be found at the Virginia Historical Society.
  • Robinson v. Robinson. Reports of Cases in the Supreme Court of Appeals of Virginia. Vol. 89. pp. 916–920. December 8, 1892.
  • “Russell, William.” Rockefeller Library’s “Williamsburg Area Residents File.”

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