Notes for William Monroe Robinette: [Rains FBK.FTW]
This information taken from the "Bicentennial History of Lee county Virginia 1792-1992.This excerpt is from page 379 and was submitted by Billy Robinette,Sr.,p.o.Box572,Norton, va. 24273" He says and I quote"My great grandfather,William Monroe Robinette, fought for the confederate army,of the civil war.During the battle of Jonesville,he was captured,taken as a prisioner to Indiana,where he remained until the end of the war.He is buried in the GARDNER cemetary, in wise county, on the head of Powell River"He further states"I was told these things by my father,Judge Ducan Robinette,who was born March 30, 1888 and so I write it here ,so that some of the history of Blackwater will never be forgotten." He further states "My great Grandfather ,William Monroe Robinette, came to blackwater in 1840 from Laurel Grove in Russel county, Virginia. His sister had married a Drake in Blackwater. The Robinetteswould tell how Samuel Robinette had horse traded a black-powder shotgun to the Indians for all the lands west of flag pond,which he said was blackwater." He states his Grandfather Samuel C. Robinette is buried in the Robinette cemetary on the head of Powell river,near Dorchester,Virginia
More About William Monroe Robinette: Date born 2: July 23, 1824, Stone Mtn.High Knob-Russel Co. Va..744 Died 2: November 09, 1898, Buried in the "GARDNER" cem. wise va..744
More About William Monroe Robinette and Elizabeth Blanton: Marriage 1: Bet. 1845 - 1856 Marriage 2: October 18, 1842744
Children of William Monroe Robinette and Elizabeth Blanton are:
+William Monroe Robinette, b. March 25, 1856, Stone Mtn. Wise Co. Virginia744, d. June 12, 1934, Big Stone Gap, Wise Co. Va.Buried Robinette Cem. Wise Co. Va.744.