- Gray Avenue, Greenwich, Washington Co, NY, ca 1900 (52 KB)
This is an early photo of Gray Avenue in Greenwich, NY. Gray Avenue derives from a family of Greenwich doctors named Gray, including a Civil War regimental surgeon of the 123rd NYSV Infantry. In the 1920 census there were three descendants of Francis P. Robinson, Sr., living and owning homes on Gray Avenue. These included Maude Robinson and husband Harry L. Perkins (Francis P.1, Francis P.2, George Leroy3, Charles Henry4, Maude5) living at 15 Gray Avenue; George P. Robinson and wife Anna Hill (Francis P.1, Lyman2, Sanders3, George P.4) living at 33 Gray Avenue; and William L. Robinson & wife Carrie Morehouse living at 21 Gray Avenue (Francis P.1, Hiram2, William L.3)
- Mrs. Herbert Edward Robinson, Newspaper Photo (49 KB)
Herbert Edward Robinson (1888-1926) was the son of Edward F. Robinson (1860-1917) and his wife Minnie C. Leggett (1860-1911). Edward F. Robinson was the only sibling of my grandfather, Charles Henry Robinson (1863-1949), to survive childhood. Herbert was Edward and Minnie's only known son. Edward F. Robinson was living at 96 Catherine St., Saratoga Springs, NY, at the turn of the 20th century. George Leroy robinson (1822-1901), his father, was living with him at the time of George's death. In the 1920 census, Herbert is shown living with wife Bessie and son William, age 5, at 121 Hampton St, Albany, NY. At the time, Herbert was a service station owner. Nothing further of their son, William Robinson, is known at this time.
- McChesney Family Grave Sites-White Church Cemetery (45 KB)
The McChesney family grave sites are located at White Church Cemetery, Center Brunswick, New York, near Troy.
- Francis P. Robinson Farm, Lot 50, Campbell Patent (85 KB)
The above photo is the the brick farmhouse currently located on the Washington Co., NY, farm earlier designated in deeds as Lot 50 of the Donald Campbell land patent granted by King George, III, in 1763. This farmland, consisting of ~100 acres near Bald Mountain, was purchased/mortgaged by my ggg.grandfather, Francis P. Robinson, Sr., and his wife, Sarah, in 1799, after moving from the Robinson family farm located partly in Hopkinton, RI, and partly in Stonington (now North Stonington) CT. The current farm address is 181 Anthony Road, (Washington Co.)Greenwich, NY, 12834. It is located on the west side of Anthony Road, midway between Larmon Rd and Cottrell Rd. The brick farmhouse existed during the early 1800's five year state censuses, when the owner was Francis P. Robinson, Jr., and later, my g.grandfather, George Leroy Robinson. My grandfather, Charles Henry Robinson was born on this farm in 1863, most likely in this farmhouse. I have the Robinson family farm dinner bell from that era in my possession. Early Greenwich Records, Book 1, pp. 109 & 110 show Francis P. Robinson, Sr., 1815, and Francis P. Robinson, Jr., 1832 as Highway commissioners of this road, as follows: Greenwich, Washington Co., NY
Highway Commissioners of Road Districts:
1815 - Francis P. Robinson Road District No. 26.
1832 - Francis P. Robinson Road District No. 53.
The farm was sold as 113 acres by George Leroy Robinson in the late 1800s after almost 100 years in the possession of the Robinson family. It is likely that Francis P. Robinson, Sr., was buried on the farm property in 1821, though his gravesite is currently unknown.
- Ancestral Kimball Church, Rattlesden, England (22 KB)
The "History of the Kimball Family in America, From 1634 to 1897, and of Its Ancestors The Kemballs or Kemboldes of England," by Leonard A. Morrison and Stephen P. Sharples, describes the ancient St. Nicholas Church of Rattlesden, Suffolk, from whence our Puritan ancestor, Richard Kimball and his family, departed for the new world, arriving in Watertown, Massachusetts Bay Colony, in 1634. This is the ancestral church of Richard Kimball and Ursula Scott, his wife. This and other views of the church and village were taken in July 1985, while visiting Rattlesden with my wife.
- Ancestral Kimball Church-Interior View, Rattlesden (41 KB)
Quoting from the Church Guidebook, "The interior before the Reformation must have looked magnificent. Our church buidings at this time were full of pictures, carvings and symbols, which served as visual aids to portray the Faith to the ordinary folk, who could not read and were not Latin scholars. We can imagine this interior with windows radiant with midieval glass, walls displaying mural paintings, the heavenly host of hovering angels peering down from the roof and, above its richly painted screen and loft, the great Rood, showing Christ crucified, ....
With the Reformation in the 16th century came changes in worship and the use of English in place of Latin lessened the need for visual aids. The decor of the interior was altered to cater for the new liturgical needs. Some of the coulor and carving was destroyed in the mid 16th century and a great deal more was defaced and demolished during the 1640s by the Puritans, who were determined to rid our churches of so-called "superstitious images and inscriptions."
- Freelove Ann Robinson (1804-1876) Photo, 1832 (341 KB)
This is a cleaned up and repaired version of an old damaged photograph recently found in the walls of our ancestral Francis P. Robinson family farmhouse on Anthony Road, Bald Mountain, Greenwich, Washington Co., NY. The photo, dated 1832 on the rear, was found while the current owner was removing the inner walls of the historic old house. The date on the photo points to the image being that of Freelove Ann Robinson, wife of Francis P. Robinson, Jr, my great great grandmother. In 1832, Freelove was 28 years old, the approximate age of the woman in the photo. Freelove's maiden name was Heath, daughter of Samuel heath, Jr., and Sylvia Whipple (daughter of Whipple City founder, Job Whipple and Freelove Carpenter). The original photo, now cropped because of damage, showed the subject wearing a small crude wooden cross on her chest. Later photos of Freelove have since been discovered and are posted elsewhere on this site.
- Ancestral Rattlesden Church Historical Development (38 KB)
"There was a church here in 1086 and the Domesday Survey mentions it among the possessions of Ely Abbey. The earliest visible parts in the present building are the south doorway and the circular window above it, which date from the 13th century, so probably the church was rebuilt at this time, in the Early English style of architecture. The tower and aisles took shape afterwards, in the early years of the 14th century. Both have unusual clasping buttresses at the corners and, although the aisles have later windows, the tower shows the Decorated architecture of this period, as do the aumbry in the chancel and the font. A major remodeling took place in the 15th century, resulting in the stately building we see today."
- View fm Robinson Ancestral Farm to Bald Mountain (143 KB)
This is a view from the farmyard of our ancestral family farm at Greenwich, Washington Co., NY, toward Bald Mountain. The farm was lot 50, of the Donald Campbell patent of 1763, granted by King George of England. Great great great grandfather, Francis P. Robinson, Sr., and his wife, Sarah, took a mortgage on the farm, consisting of ~100 acres, in 1799. The farm remained in the Robinson family until ~1890, when sold by great grandfather, George Leroy Robinson and his wife Charlotte.
- Harold Foster Kimball's Children, 1926 (43 KB)
Children of Harold Foster Kimball and Jane Gertrude Egan shown are William Robert Kimball, Jeannette Anne Kimball (Jones) and Edward Walter Kimball, circa 1926. Harold Foster Kimball (1890-1970) was the son of George Henry Kimball and Anna Foster Kimball, of Shushan, NY.
- The Five Bells Pub, Interior View - Rattleden (35 KB)
In 1890, Leonard A. Morrison, co-author of the Kimball Family History, wrote of his research trip to Rattlesden, "There is no hotel in the village, and I was a guest at what I called a "Public," known as the "Five Bells," kept by Mrs. Moore. It was the only place of entertainment. In the evening the village school-master, a soldier who has served in the Crimea and in India, and other dignitaries of the village congregated in the small sitting room, seated themselves on the wooden benches around the table, where they smoked, told stories, discussed politics, and drank their whiskey or ale, after the manner of Tam O'Shanter and his cronies, in the manner that has probably feen followed for hundreds of years. It was a new phase of life to me, and a very entertaining one, giving as it did a glimpse at old English customs. Promptly at ten o'clock the house was closed and the guests of the evening repaired to their several homes." During our 1985 visit we stopped in the Five Bells. Though it is not a restaurant, the owner obliged us by making us each an egg sandwich. There is still no other public place in the village, and it is still much as Mr. Morrison described.
- Isaac, Sr, and Freelove Kimball GS, Shaftsbury, VT (235 KB)
Waite Cemetery in Shaftsbury, VT, is a bit off the beaten track, near the end of a dead end road but, not hard to find. It is also very well kept! Isaac Kimball and Freelove Salisbury Kimball are buried here. They share a tombstone which is still very legible. Isaac Kimbell Esq, died 31 July 1845 73 years 4 mos; Freelove, his wife died 18 Apr 1850 76 yrs. Isaac and Freelove Kimball were my great great great grandparents. Isaac was the son of Revolutionary War Captain Joseph Kimball, III, and wife, Elizabeth Fiske, of Scituate, RI. Photo courtesy of Donna Kimball Heine.
- Harold Foster Kimball with Grandchildren, 1954 (52 KB)
Harold Foster Kimball (1890-1970) is shown with two granddaughters, Kathleen Dana Kimball (Rashada), left, and Jane Margaret Kimball (McGarvey), daughters of Edward Walter Kimball (1916-1979) and Kathleen Furlong.
- Five Bells Pub, Outside View-Rattlesden, England (27 KB)
The Historical "Five Bells" Pub, described in the Kimball Family History, by co-author Leonard A. Morrison, still exists. It is shown on the right, during my 1985 visit, with its Five Bells sign and our ancestral Kimball's St. Nicholas Church in the background. The Pub gets its name from the five different tonal bells of the church. A sixth bell was added to the church shortly after the publication of the Kimball Family History, in 1890, as a gift from the Kimball Family.
- Bob Niles and Family, 2002 (49 KB)
Bob Niles is a ggggrandson of William Louis Robinson of Galesville/Middle Falls, Washington Co., NY.
- Shushan, NY, Home of George Henry Kimball, ca 1920 (79 KB)
Anna Mary Foster (1861-1942), wife of George Henry Kimball, is shown in front of their home at Shushan, New York, probably around 1920. Anna was the daughter of Daniel Alonzo Foster and Caroline H. Dana. Daniel was a CW veteran of the Washington County, NY, 123rd NYSV Infantry Regiment, Company H. As a young boy, I attended the auction of her estate with my parents, at the home in Shushan, after her death in 1942. To my father, Charles Kimball Robinson, she was Aunt Anna.
- Home of Charles H. and Ida Mae Robinson, ca.1890 (30 KB)
I believe this house to be the home of Charles Henry Robinson and his wife, Ida Mae Kimball, around the 1890 period. Charles told me that they were living on John Street, Greenwich, NY, when his son, my uncle, Willie Leroy Robinson, died in his youth. That would have been 1891. This picture was taken September 1980. The house is still standing.
- Map of Rhode Island, 1659-1703, F. Robinson farm (111 KB)
Francis (1680~1762) and Elizabeth Robinson's farm was was located on land partly in RI and partly in Stonington, CT. This farm land was passed in part to son Edward and Martha Robinson and then to son Francis and Sarah Robinson. Other nearby land was sold by Francis and Elizabeth in various eraly deed transfers. This early map shows the disputed boundary area (1653-1728) between Rhode Island and Connecticut during this period. The Robinson farm land was located at least partly in this disputed area, above the bend in the Pawcatuck River at Westerly, the northern part of which later became Hopkinton, RI, in 1757.
- Fosters&Kimballs in the Battenkill River, ca. 1919 (23 KB)
Shown in this summer swimming scene, in the Battenkill, are from l to r, 1. unknown child, 2. Fannie Foster (1876-1950), 3. unknown child, 4. Edward Walter Kimball, 5. George Linden Kimball, 6. Helen Kimball, 7. unknown child, 8. William Robert Kimball, 9. Jane Gertrude Egan (Kimball). Fannie Foster, married to Shushan postmaster William R. Ryan, was a sister of Anna Mary Foster, wife of George Henry Kimball. Jane Gertrude Egan was the wife of Harold Foster Kimball, son of George Henry Kimball. It's logical to assume that the children belonged to these women. All Foster and George Henry Kimball descendants' photos were provided courtesy of Jane Margaret Kimball McGarvey. The full family tree for these and other related families can be found at my family database at
- Home of Charles H. and Ida Mae Robinson, ca 1903 (24 KB)
I believe this to be the home of Charles Henry Robinson and his wife, Ida Mae Kimball, ca. 1903. They were living on Main Street when their daughter, my aunt, Mary Louise Robinson died in her youth, in 1903. My father, Charles K. Robinson, was born there in July 1903. Roger Perkins lived there in the 1960s. At one time it was the old Congregational Church Parish House. It is now the Alan Brown Real Estate Office. This picture was taken in September 1980, and the house was vacant at the time. It is located near Wallie's Restaurant. Wallie Karnaghan served as a youth pall bearer at the funeral of Harry Burton Robinson in August 1897, another youthful demise.
- Edward & Patricia Robinson, MAAG, ROC, 1977 (48 KB)
This is a photo of Edward C. Robinson and wife, Patricia Jones Robinson, while assigned as Senior Army Advisor to the Commander of the Republic of China Army on Taiwan, 1976-78. Patricia taught at the Taipei American School and the children attended the Taipei American School.
- Galesville/MiddleFalls, NY, Residence Map, Ca.1865 (138 KB)
This Galesville Business Directory/Map,circa 1860s, shows the locations of the homes and shops of Francis P. Robinson (1794-1867), my g.g.grandfather, and his sons, William Lewis Robinson (1829-1904) and Edward Barber Robinson (1835-1905) and his wife Frances C. Thorne (1838-1919). The house next to W.L. Robinson is the Bliven House. W. L. Robinson married Elinor Bliven(1834-1914). On each side of Francis P. Robinson's house and store are located Teffts. Francis P. Robinson's daughter, Julia (1845-1905) married Oscar Tefft (1839-1904), a Civil War wounded veteran/pensioner, and moved to Arlington, Vermont. After W.L Robinson's Civil War duty, he continued as a longtime merchant, Post Master and blacksmith in Middle Falls. Edward B. Robinson is listed in the 1870 census as a retired merchant. Edward B. Robinson & his wife are buried at the Green Ridge Cemetery in Saratoga Springs, NY. Francis P. Robinson's son, George Leroy Robinson (1822-1901) remained at Bald Mountain, the home of his grandfather Francis Robinson, during this period. Francis Robinson's farm was at Bald Mountain, District #4, according to pre-1814 school lists. My grandfather, Charles Henry Robinson (1863-1949), son of George L. Robinson, was born at Bald Mountain. There is a grave of a Sarah Robinson , d. 8/19/1806, aged 25 years, recorded at the Preston Sauert farm, Bald Mountain, NY. She may have been a daughter of Francis and Sarah Robinson, parents of Francis P. Robinson. [Map provided courtesy of my 3rd cousin, Mrs. Florence Culver (now deceased), g.g.grandaughter of Wm Lewis Robinson.
- Mark & Michelle Wiegert, Wedding, 1997 (37 KB)
This is a family photo from the wedding of Mark Edward Wiegert and Michelle Gepfert. Mark is the son of Marilyn Robinson Wiegert (my sister) and Charles Terry Wiegert. From left to right are Donald McLaughlin and Shirley Robinson McLaughlin; Edward and Patricia Jones Robinson; our son Steven and Stephanie Oakes Robinson, with their son, Timothy; Brian Campbell with mom Barbara Robinson Campbell and William Campbell; Eric James Wiegert with mom Marilyn Robinson Wiegert and Terry Wiegert; Mark Wiegert and Michelle Gepfert Wiegert.
- Robert O. Niles & Edward C. Robinson, Oct. 1999 (17 KB)
Bob Niles is a ggggrandson of William Lewis Robinson. Ed Robinson is a ggrandson of George Leroy Robinson. William and George were brothers and sons of Francis P. and Freelove Ann Robinson of Greenwich township, Washington Co., NY. William lived at Galesville/Middle Falls and George at Bald Mountain, Washington Co., NY.
- Charles H Robinson's Railroad Retirement Bd. Cert. (67 KB)
Charles Henry Robinson (1863-1949) of Greenwich, NY, served fifty years on the Greenwich and Johnsonville (G&J) Railroad. He served as brakeman, fireman and finally as engineer. He was the first man to retire under the Railroad Retirement Act. This is his Certificate of Annuity from the United States of America Railroad Retirement Board. It is dated October 22, 1937 and is signed by R B Bunson, Secretary, and Murray Latimer, Chairman.
- Bible of Mrs. Wm. Henry Kimball, 1838-1912 (106 KB)
Mrs. Wm. Henry Kimball's leather bound bible is shown in the above photo. She was my gg.grandmother, born Mary Jane Burton, of Bennington, VT. The bible has her name on the cover in gold letters as Mrs. Henry Kimball.
- Bible - Grandma Kimball to Maude E. Robinson (32 KB)
Grandma Kimball (Mrs. Wm. Henry Kimball, born Mary Jane Burton, 1838-1912, Bennington, VT) presented this bible to her granddaughter, Maude Elizabeth Robinson, my aunt, on January 21, 1900, prior to Maude's ninth birthday (1891-1972) at Greenwich, Washington Co., NY. It is signed in Mary Jane Burton Kimball's own handwriting.
- Kimball Family Silver engraved with 3 generations (1 KB)
The Kimball family silver settings handed down though 5 generations to my father and mother is shown above with selected engraved samples. My mother used these coin silver place settings on special occasions. Some pieces show the teeth marks of young family members. Early customs encouraged teething infants to suck on silver spoons or cups as a beneficial antiseptic health practice, since shown to be valid. The earliest pieces are engraved CB for Caroline Robinson (Burton), my ggg. grandmother; next MJB for Mary Jane Burton (Kimball), my gg.grandmother; next M. J. Kimbell (sic) for Mary Jane Kimball, after marriage; and finally, IMR for Ida Mae Kimball Robinson, my grandmother. The Family Kimball name during the Pownal, VT, years transitioned from Kimball to Kimbell and back to Kimball.
Descendants of George Robinson, Sr.
1 George Robinson, Sr. 1745/46 - 1826 b: January 08, 1745/46 in Lasserton, Mass. d: March 1826 in Pownal, Vermont Military service: Bet. February 1782 - January 1784 Revolutionary War pension Oct 18, 1819
.. +Mary 1748 - 1841 b: 1748 in Belchertown, Mass? d: May 02, 1841 in Florence, Oneida County, New York
..... 2 Alpheus Robinson d: in Florence, Oneida County, New York
......... +Freeborn d: in Florence, Oneida County, New York
..... 2 Samuel Robinson 1771 - b: August 13, 1771
..... 2 Lucinda Robinson 1774 - b: January 08, 1774
..... 2 George Robinson, Jr. 1775 - 1831 b: December 13, 1775 in Bennington, Vermont d: August 04, 1831 Burial: 1831 Bennington, Vermont - Old First Cemetery, #495, J-8
......... +Priscilla Burroughs (Burris) 1785 - 1863 b: 1785 d: November 15, 1863 Burial: Bennington, Vermont - Old First Cemetery, #496, J-8
............ 3 Polly Robinson 1806 - b: February 22, 1806
................ +Mark Merriman
............ 3 Adeline Robinson 1808 - b: July 14, 1808
- Sheryl Ann Robinson's College Graduation, 1986 (41 KB)
Daughter, Sheryl Ann Robinson, graduated from James Madison University in 1986.
- Sheryl & Kevin Harlow with our grandaughters, 2001 (79 KB)
Shown in the photo are our daughter, Sheryl, and son-in-law, Kevin Harlow, with their daughters (l to r)Katelyn, Kerrie and Kellie.
- Robinson Family at USMA, West Point, 1957 (71 KB)
Robinsons, left to right: Charles K., Marilyn J., Barbara M., Mrs. Mary A., Cadet Edward C., Shirley A.
- Charles H. & Edward C. Robinson & Maude, 1948 (13 KB)
This picture was taken at the Perkins home at 15 Gray Ave., Greenwich, NY, about 1948. Charles Henry Robinson was my grandfather and Maude was his daughter, married to Harry Lincoln Perkins.
- Harold Foster Kimball, b. Shushan, NY, 1890-1970 (719 KB)
Harold Foster Kimball, son of George Henry Kimball and Anna Mae Foster, and husband of Jane Gertrude Egan. This was my father, Charles Kimball Robinson's, first cousin. Harold is the grandfather of Jane Margaret Kimball McGarvey who provided this photo. Harold has a distinct resemblance to my father as a young man.
- Robinson graves (Lot D-110) Greenwich Cemetery (33 KB)
Lot D-110 contains the graves of Francis P. Robinson, his wife, Freelove Ann and mother Sarah, wife of Francis P. Robinson, Jr., of Bald Mountain, as well as many of the Robinson descendants. The grave is marked by an obelisk in the center of the lot and is that of George Leroy Robinson and his wife, Charlotte McChesney. Their children are also in the lot. George and his brother Edward Barber Robinson were among the first trustees of Greenwich cemetery. George buried three of his children in the lot after their deaths in 1872. What caused the deaths of three of the siblings in one year is unknown. Siblings Merrit F. and George W. Robinson, (brothers) stones share a common base, having died at the same time. Merrit's stone was observed to be broken in half during visit in October 1999. A later visit on 2005 showed additional damage and deterioration of other Robinson stones.
- Wm Henry Kimball's Railroad Lantern (343 KB)
This railroad lantern belonged to Wm. Henry Kimball, my great grandfather and the first and chief engineer of the Greenwich & Johnsonville Railroad. The lantern, bearing his name, is in the possession of Jane Kimball McGarvey, his g.g.granddaughter via his son George Henry Kimball. Jane graciously provided this photo.
- Revolutionary War Capt. Joseph Kimball's RI Grave (42 KB)
Joseph Kimball, Jr., (Sep 13, 1735-April 14, 1803) was Captain of the Scituate Hunters during the Revolutionary War (DARPI pg. 387). His wife was Elizabeth Fisk/e, dau. of Joseph and Freelove Fisk/e. The grave is located in N. Scituate, RI, in Historical Cemetery SC022 on Elmdale Road. One of the names for this cemetery is Benjamin and ? Angell Cemetery. Capt. Joseph's younger brother COL Stephen Kimball's cemetery is across the Pike from the Captain Joseph Kimball place, about 1/4 mile away.
- Kimball Descendants, Sept 11, 2001 (1 KB)
L to R, Edward Robinson, grandson of Ida Mae Kimball; Jon Kimball, Donna Kimball Heine, Jane Kimball McGarvey, descendants of George Henry Kimball, Ida Mae's brother; Bill Foster, related to George Henry Kimballs wife, Anna Foster. The groupd met at Woodlands Cemetery, Cambridge, Washington Co., NY, at the fateful hour of the World Trade Center destruction.
Descendants of Wm. Henry Kimball:
1 Wm. Henry Kimball 1837 - 1897 b: January 19, 1837 in Pownal, Vermont d: December 11, 1897 in Greenwich, New York Burial: December 14, 1897 Greenwich, NY, Cemetery Occupation: Railroad Engineer. Greenwich & Johnsonville Rwy Residence: Greenwich, NY - 27 years Cause of death: Neuralgia of the heart
.. +Mary Jane Burton 1838 - 1912 b: 1838 in Bennington, Vermont d: October 10, 1912 in Greenwich, New York Burial: October 13, 1912 Greenwich, NY Cemetery Father: Abraham Burton Mother: Caroline Robinson Cause of death: Apoplexy
..... 2 George Henry Kimball 1860 - 1939 b: March 08, 1860 in Bennington, Bennington Co., Vermont d: December 26, 1939 in Shushan,Washington Co., New York Burial: December 30, 1939 Woodlands Cemetery, Cambridge, NY Occupation: Clerk at Nelson's store, Shushan, NY
......... +Anna Mary Foster 1861 - 1942 b: January 15, 1861 in Shushan, Salem, Washington Co., NY d: November 19, 1942 in Moira, NY Burial: November 22, 1942 Woodlands Cemetery, Cambridge, NY Father: Daniel Alonzo Foster Mother: Caroline H. Dana
..... 2 Ida Mae Kimball 1863 - 1940 b: August 23, 1863 in Bennington, VT d: February 12, 1940 in Greenwich, NY Burial: February 15, 1940 Greenwich, NY, Cemetery
......... +Charles Henry Robinson 1863 - 1949 b: May 10, 1863 in Bald Mountain, Washington Co., NY d: May 28, 1949 in Greenwich, NY Burial: June 01, 1949 Greenwich, NY, Cemetery Father: George Leroy Robinson Mother: Charlotte McChesney Occupation: Bet. 1887 - 1937 Railroad Engineer, Greenwich/Johnsonville RR
- West Point graduation-Cadet Bryan Campbell, 1999 (53 KB)
Cadet Bryan Campbell, son of William Campbell and Barbara Robinson Campbell, Troy, NY, graduates from the US Military Academy at West Point, May 1999. Shown with him are his aunt & uncle, Shirley Robinson McLaughlin and Donald McLaughlin. Also Bryan's aunt, Patricia Jones Robinson and uncle Edward C. Robinson, celebrating his 40th reunion at West Point. Bryan is a ggggrandson of Francis P.Robinson of Galesville, and gggrandson of George Leroy Robinson.
- Francis P. Robinson,Jr. & wife Freelove Ann Heath (302 KB)
Francis, Sr, died intestate in September 1821. Francis P. Robinson, Sr., owned lot 50 (100 acres) of the Donald Campbell land patent of 1763. The land was the family farm in Bald Mountain. It passed to Francis P. Robinson, Jr.,(1794-1867) after appropriate payments to the siblings by Francis P. Robinson, Jr. Francis P. Robinson, Jr., had assumed the $4500 debt on the land after Francis Sr.'s death, at the legal request of mother, Sarah F. Robinson. There were 12 shares, of which Sarah retained a widow's dower of 4 shares. It took Francis, Jr., 10 years to get the final settlements recorded in Book DD, Washington County, NY, Deeds, on June 3, 1831. After Francis P. Robinson, Jr., died intestate in 1867, son George Leroy Robinson inherited the land after paying $8500 to the estate of Francis P. Robinson and Freelove Ann Robinson on March 30, 1867. This is the farm where my grandfather, Charles Henry Robinson, was born and raised.
The 1866 Atlas for Greenwich/Bald Mt. shows the Francis P. Robinson farm on the Anthony Road, 1/2 way between Larmon Road and Cottrell Road, on the west side of the road. There were only three places on the road then. T. Rogers on the north end, with A. Durham on the south and F. Robinson in the middle (lot # 50, 100 acres, of the Donald Campbell patent of 1763).
Freelove Ann Heath Robinson was the granddaughter of Job Whipple (1749-1822), founder of Whipple City, which became Union Village, which became Greenwich, Washington Co., NY.
- Map of Greenwich, Washington Co., NY, 1865 (158 KB)
This is village of Greenwich, then known as Union Village, in 1865. Period homes and businesses can be identified on the map. On the 1865 map, my family's home & my birthplace is shown as Dr. Corliss's mansion, at 12 Bridge St. Dr. Hiram Corliss was a prominant physician and abolitionist leader who used his home as a way station on the Underground Railroad for slaves fleeing to Cananda via the Battenkill River. The mansion has since been replaced by a modern home.
- Business Dir./Residence Map of E. Greenwich, 1865 (204 KB)
This map of East Greenwich shows the residence of a Mrs. A.L. Robison. William Lewis Robinson had a son, Albert L. Robinson (1864-1931), married Adelaid (?) who lived in Middle Falls and is buried in Greenwich Cemetery, Lot D-110. Galesville became Middle Falls in 1872. Middle Falls and E. Greenwich, NY, are both located along the Battenkill within a few miles of each other. The identity of this A.L. Robison is not certain at this time. Map provided courtesy of Mrs. Florence Culver, gg.grand daughter of William Louis Robinson of Galesville.
- Corliss Mansion, 12 Bridge St., Greenwich, 1920s (607 KB)
This is another view of the old Corliss mansion from probably the late 1920s. This beautiful and historic old home, overlooking the Batten Kill, is where I was born and lived with three generations of our Robinson family. The house no longer exists.
- Bottskill Baptist Church, Greenwich, NY, 2001 (37 KB)
This is a current view of the Bottskill Baptist on Church St., next to the Battenkill. This is the 3rd Bottskill Baptist Church to occupy the site. Francis P. Robinson (~1762-1821), his wife Sarah, and family, my ggg.grandparents, were members of the original church, according to New York State historical records.
- Steven Gary & Debra Ann Perkins, 1999 (25 KB)
Steven G. Perkins is the g.grandson of Harry Lincoln Perkins and Maude Robinson, through Harry Carlton Perkins and Harry Garnsey Perkins. Steve recently authored a book on the Perkins' genealogy, entitled, "Branches & Roots of Oliver Perkins, a Genealogical Study of his Ancestry, his Descendants and their Allied Families," publisher Gateway Press, Inc, Baltimore, MD, 1999.
- Home of Edward F. Robinson, Saratoga Spgs, ~1898 (45 KB)
The home of Edward F. Robinson, only brother of my grandfather, Charles Henry Robinson, to survive to adulthood, was located at 96 Cathrine (sic) St, Saratoga Springs, NY,in the late 1890s. Edward worked in Saratoga Springs in various capacities including as a bottler. His parents, my gg.grandparents, George Leroy Robinson and Charlotte McChesney Robinson, both died while living with Edward in Saratoga Springs late in their lives with infirmities. The house is located close to current Route 9 and was under total renovation, at the time of my visit in September 2001. Edward F. Robinson died in 1917 at 63 Maple Ave, now a parking lot. His wife, Minnie C. Leggett, predeceased him between 1910-1917. Edward & Minnie had a son, Herbert Edward Robinson (1888-1926) who, with his wife Bessie, had a son, William C. Robinson (1914-?).
- Harry C. & Margaret Perkins, with son Harry-1935 (30 KB)
Harry Carlton Perkins (1909-1998) was the eldest child of Harry Lincoln Perkins (1887-1967) and Maude E. Robinson (1891-1971). Harry married Margaret (Peg) Bell Garnsey, the daughter of Orson Garnsey and Alice Loomis. Their eldest son, Harry Garnsey Perkins is shown with them. Harry G. Perkins son, Steven Gary Perkins, recently authored the Perkins Genealogy discussed elsewhere in these photo illustrations. Harry & Margaret Perkins are buried in Greenwich Cemetery, Greenwich, NY.
- George H. and Anna M. Foster marriage photos, 1886 (35 KB)
These photos of George Henry Kimball (May 8, 1860-Dec 26, 1939) and his wife, Anna Mary Foster (Jan 15, 1861-Nov 19, 1942) were part of their marriage certificate from October 20, 1886. The display hung on the wall of their home in Shusan, Washington Co., NY, for many years. Courtesy of Jane Kimball McGarvey,gg.grandaughter.
- Another view of the 12 Bridge St., Greenwich home (9 KB)
The Robinson family residence in the 1930s is shown elsewhere with a view from the east or SE. This view is from Bridge Street on the south southwest corner of the home, toward the Battenkill. The home is called the Corliss Mansion by historians. It was built in the mid 1800s by Dr. Hiram Corliss, father of the inventor of the Corliss steam engine. Located on the Battenkill, the house was used by Dr. Corliss, a prominent abolitionist physician, as a way station on the "underground railroad" to facilitate the escape of runaway slaves to Canada.
- Harry&Maude Robinson Perkins Family, May 30, 1949 (59 KB)
Picture taken at Harry Perkins, Jr. house on Main St, Greenwich, NY, May 30, 1949 on occasion of funeral of Charles Henry Robinson, father of Maude Perkins.
Back Row: Charles, Harry, Jr., Donald, Ralph, Roger, Bob, Burt.
Seated: Richard, Mary, Maude, Harry Perkins, Sr., Evelyn, Jacqueline.
Harry Lincoln Perkins, Sr. (1887-1967) was a third generation railroad engineer. He succeeded his father-in-law, Charles Henry Robinson (1863-1949) as engineer on the Greenwich & Johnsonville Railroad. Charles Henry Robinson, Maude's father, had succeeded his father-in-law, Wm. Henry Kimball (1837-1897), the first & chief engineer on the G&J. Harry's father was Union Civil War veteran, Hiram Augustus (Gus) Perkins (1845-1894)who was wounded, captured and confined at Confederate prisons at Florence & Andersonville. Source: Perkins Genealogy, Steve G. Perkins.
Picture courtesy of Marlene Perkins Waite, daughter of Harry Perkins, Jr.
- Daniel Alonzo Foster-CW vet father of Anna Kimball (13 KB)
Daniel Alonzo Foster worked as a laborer, soldier, farmer, tin peddler and gardener. According to the book "History of the Town of Salem," on file at the Salem, NY Public Library, he enlisted in the U.S. Army, 123rd Regiment, Company H on 8/5/1862 and was discharged as a sergeant on 6/8/1865. During his military service, he was "under fire" in the battles of Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Lookout Mountain, Buzzard’s Roost, Kenesaw Mountain, Peach Tree Creek and at the siege of Atlanta. In the 1865 census for Shushan in the Town of Salem, Daniel was listed as being "away." At that time, the record indicates that he and his wife had three children, the eldest being Charles E., age 8. Since Daniel was listed as being 29 at the time of that census, it is assumed that he was married when he was about 20. The actual marriage date has not been corroborated. In a 11/25/1922 newspaper story, he was identified as one of the oldest living Civil War veterans in Washington County. He was quoted as being proud of the military record of his family. Five of his grandsons, all children of his son Alonzo, served in the U.S. military forces during World War I. Daniel died on 7/31/1928 from carcinoma of the liver. He was almost 92 years old.
- Lt. George I. Robinson-CW Discharge & Commission (225 KB)
Sergeant George I. Robinson (grandson of Francis P. Robinson, Sr., through Lyman Robinson & Betsey Burnham) was discharged from Company A, 123rd NY State Volunteer Infantry Regt, on 30 November 1863 at Bridgeport, Alabama, for the reason of "Receiving a Commission as 1st Lieutenant." He was 33 years of age at the time. The accompanying photograph is a copy of his discharge and commssion. At the time, he was serving with General Sherman's Army, Twentieth Army Corps, in Alabama, at the beginning of Sherman's march to Atlanta and thence to the sea at Savannah, GA. The Twentieth (XX) Army Corps was constituted from Slocum's Twelfth (XII)Army Corps and Howard's Eleventh (XI) Army Corps after the Battle of Gettysburg, where the 123rd defended the northern flank of the Union Army at Culp's Hill on 3-4 July 1863. Sergeant George Robinson wrote a letter to his wife, Elizabeth Wright, from these Gettysburg entrenchments on 5 July 1863, after the battle, a copy of which is in my possession.
- Charles & Mary Robinson w/Grandkids, 1965 (14 KB)
Charles Kimball Robinson and Mary Milos Robinson with grandsons Scott Douglas Robinson and Steven Edward Robinson and granddaughter Sheryl Ann Robinson in 1965, while their dad was otherwise occupied in Vietnam.
- Charles Henry Robinson & Ida Mae Kimball, 1891 (38 KB)
My grandparents,Charles Henry Robinson & Ida Mae Kimball with surviving children, in 1891. Children shown are Harry Burton Robinson and Maude Elizabeth Robinson. Harry Robinson died as a youth in 1897. Maude married Harry Lincoln Perkins and raised a large family. A later son, Charles Kimball Robinson, born 1903, was my father.
- 12 Bridge St., Greenwich, Washington Co., NY. (33 KB)
House at 12 Bridge Street, Greenwich, NY, was my birthplace and the last home of my grandparents, Charles & Ida Mae Robinson. It was also the home of my parents, Charles & Mary Robinson, in the 1930s until the death of Ida Mae. The house, built prior to the Civil War, was used as a waystop on the underground railroad, with rooms in the cellar for slaves escaping to Canada. It was located on the Battenkill (river) where slaves could be landed by boat. A tunnel ran from the river to the cellar.
- Maude with brother, Charles K. Robinson, 1903 (12 KB)
Maude Robinson, daughter of Charles H. Robinson & Ida M. Kimball, survived the death of three siblings, including Harry Burton Robinson, Wille Leroy Robinson and Mary Louise Robinson, prior to the birth of Charles Kimball Robinson, shown with her here, in 1903. Her sister, Mary, died of scarlet fever about the time of Charles' birth and he was born peeling from scarlet fever..
- Mary Jane Burton Kimball & George H, Kimball-1860s (12 KB)
This old tintype I now believe is Mary Jane Burton Kimball, wife of Wm. Henry Kimball, shown with son, George H. Kimball, circa 1863.
- Grave of Capt. George Robinson, Co. A, 123d NYSV (65 KB)
Brevet Captain, USV, George I. Robinson (December 13, 1829-March 10, 1885), husband of Elizabeth Wright Robinson of Bald Mountain, Washington Co., NY, and son of Lyman Robinson (brother of Francis P. Robinson & Hiram Robinson, is buried at Prospect Hill Cemetery, Schuylerville, NY. His gravestone is shown above. The Will of Elizabeth Wright Robinson may be found at http://cgi.rootsweb.com/~genbbs/genbbs.cgi/USA/NY/WashingtonWill?read=37
- Charles Kimball Robinson, about 1920, age 17 (6 KB)
Charles K. Robinson was Ida M. & Charles H. Robinson's last born child, and father to Shirley Ann Robinson McLaughlin, Edward Charles Robinson, Marilyn Jean Robinson Wiegert, and Barbara Mary Robinson Campell. Our mother was Mary Agnes Milos, of Troy, NY. Charles died in Troy on December 30, 1971.
- Charles H. & Ida M. Robinson at 12 Bridge St, 1939 (16 KB)
This is one of the last photos taken of Charles Henry Robinson and Ida Mae Kimball Robinson together. She died in 1940, at age 77, after 57 years of marriage. During their marriage they lived on Main Street, John Street, Hill Street and finally at 12 Bridge Street, Greenwich. After her death, the Robinson family left 12 Bridge Street, Greenwich, and Charles and Mary Robinson, my parents moved to Troy, NY, in 1941.
- Wm L. Robinson homesite Today- Middle Falls, NY (90 KB)
Current front view, looking west, of the home of William Lewis Robinson (1829-1904) shown on the 1865 map of Galesville (Middle Falls) NY. Home is at the intersection of current routes 53 and 29/40. The home was purchased by WL Robinson from his brother, Samuel Henry Robinson. Photo taken by Marlene Perkins Waite, daughter of Harry Carlton Perkins & Margaret Bell Garnsey.
- Charles H. Robinson's Railroad Retirement Day-1936 (36 KB)
Charles Henry Robinson, son of George Leroy Robinson and Charlotte McChesney Robinson, was born at Bald Mountain, Washington County, NY, May 10, 1863, and was a life long resident of the Greenwich, NY, area. He started on the Greenwich & Johnsonville Railroad in 1886, first as a brakeman, and was promoted to fireman two years later and to engineer in 1892. Because of ill health, he took four years leave of absence in 1905, returning to his job in 1909. He continued to serve as engineer until May 30, 1936, when he was retired by the railroad, the first man in the company to be retired on a pension under the Railroad Retirement Act. He succeeded his father-in-law, W. Henry Kimball, as engineer on the railroad, and when he retired, his son-in-law, Harry L. Perkins took over the position of engineer. For many years he was engineer on the passenger train from Greenwich to Johnsonville and later operated the gasoline motor car which ran over this route. When the passenger service was discontinued, he became engineer on the freight line to Salem junction and to Thomson. He was a member of the Methodist Church and a member and past officer of the Union Village Lodge, International Order of Odd Fellows.
- Current View-Francis P Robinson Store-Middle Falls (72 KB)
The red building shown in this photo appears to be the old store of Francis P. Robinson, Jr. (my gg grandfather) shown on the 1865 map of Galesville (Middle Falls, NY). To left/north of the store, on current route 29/40, was located the home of Francis P. & Freelove Ann Robinson, currently the site of the Middle Falls Fire Department. The older building, second to the right/south may have been the store of A.M. Tefft, shown on the 1865 Galesville map. The 1865 Galesville, NY, map can be viewed elsewhere on this website. Photo by Marlene Perkins Waite.
- Robinsons & Perkins at Shirley's Birthday, 1938 (24 KB)
Shirley Ann Robinson, front row, second from left, celebrates her third birthday on the lawn in front of 12 Bridge Street, Greenwich, NY. Mother, Mary Robinson, rear row, holds Edward Charles Robinson at age 1. Harry and Maude Perkins children present include Evelyn, rear row, Roger center left, Jacqueline, center right. Front row includes Richard Perkins, left, plus other guests.
- 123d NYSV Regt Memorial @ Culp's Hill, Gettysburg (1 KB)
The 123rd New York State Volunteer Infantry Regiment from Washington County,NY, answered President Lincoln's call to defend the Union. The 123rd NYSV Regiment is memorialized by the above monument on Culp's Hill at the Gettysburg battlefield, the "high water mark" of the Confederacy. The memorial is located at the site of the breastworks constructed by the regiment on July 1, 1863, at that time part of Slocum's 12th Corps, while defending the northern flank of the Union army at the "point" of the famous "fish hook" defensive line. On July 2nd, the regiment was called to leave their breastworks to support the center of the line, returning to Culp's Hill that evening to find their breastworks occupied by Confederate skirmishers. The morning of the July 3rd, the regiment drove the Confederates from their works with "great slaughter" and closed the gap to Spangler's Spring. On the afternoon of 3 July, the famous Pickett's charge at the center of the line, resulted in the decimation and withdrawal of the Confederate forces under Robert E. Lee.
A plaque on the 123rd memorial reads as follows: HISTORIC - THE 123RD. N. Y. WAS ENLISTED IN WASHINGTON CO. IN AUGUST 1862; MUSTERED INTO THE U.S. SERVICE SEPT. 4; JOINED THE ARMY OF THE POTOMAC AND WAS ENGAGED IN THE BATTLES OF CHANCELLORSVILLE AND GETTYSBURG IN SEPT. 1863; TRANSFERRED TO THE ARMY OF THE CUMBERLAND; AND WAS ENGAGED IN THE CAMPAIGN OF ATLANTA; THE MARCH TO THE SEA AND THE CAMPAIGN OF THE CAROLINAS; MUSTERED OUT AT WASHINGTON AT THE CLOSE OF THE WAR, JUNE 8, 1865.
Sergeant Henry C. Morhous recounted the actions of the regiment in his "Reminiscences of the 123d N.Y.S.V. - Giving a Complete History of it's Three Years Service in the War," published by the People's Journal Book and Job Office, 1879. Morhous represented the Regiment at the dedication of the Gettysburg Memorial on Sept 4, 1888. Morhous credits Captain George Robinson, among others, in the Appendix, fo
- Ed Robinson &Pat Jones-West Point Ring Dance 1958 (47 KB)
Class of 1959 Ring Dance, US Military Academy, West Point, Summer 1958, the day we got our rings.
- Shirley Robinson, 12 Bridge St, Greenwich -1938 (22 KB)
This is a view of the old house at 12 Bridge St, Greewich, NY, from the Bridge Street side. The house was razed several years ago and replaced by a modern home. This historical old house was built by Dr. Hiram Corliss. He was a native of Easton, NY, located across the Battenkill from the house. He maintained a busy medical practice on Main Street, Greenwich, for many years. His son, George Corliss was the inventor of the Corliss steam engine. The house was later owned by W.N. Sprague, who may have had roots to Francis Sprague of Plymouth Colony, arriving on the Ship Anne, 1623. It was later owned by the White family.
- Gravestone of Captain George Robinson, 123d NYSV (73 KB)
This is a more detailed view of the gravestone marking the burial site of CW veteran brevet Captain George I. Robinson, his wife Elizabeth Wright Robinson, and baby Bessie Robinson, at Prospect Hill Cemetery, Schuylerville, NY. George was a veteran of Company A, 123d New York State Volunteer Infantry Regiment, and served throughout the Civil War. George, son of Lyman Robinson, and his wife, Elizabeth, were both from Bald Mountain, Washington Co., NY.
- Edward C. Robinson Family, Steve's Wedding,1985 (67 KB)
Left to Right: Scott Douglas Robinson, mom Patricia, Steven Edward Robinson, dad Edward, and Sheryl Ann Robinson, the day of Steve's wedding 1985.
- Ellinor A. Bliven Robinson, wife of WL Robinson (14 KB)
Ellinor A. Bliven Robinson, April 16, 1834-May 1, 1914, was the wife of William Lewis Robinson of Galesville/Middle Falls, NY, son of Francis P. Robinson, Jr.. She is buried next to WL Robinson in Greenwich Cemetery, Lot D-110. Their children were Frankie Robinson, May 1854-Apr 1855; Emma L. Robinson, Dec 1856-March 1934; Arthur Bliven Robinson, Aug 1861-Oct 1923;Albert L. Robinson, 1864-1931; Willy Robinson, Oct 1873-June 1881.
- Letter-Sarah Robinson to the Surrogate Court, 1821 (71 KB)
Washington County, NY, Town Hall Records:
Francis P. Robinson, Surrogate Court Guardianship Documents, 1821, Box 1, Fold 33, Locate 04C03, I.C. # 12918, BLIP B-0933, Roll 494
Handwritten Letter from Sarah Robinson to the Surrogate Court
"To the hon Surrigate of the county of Washington.
Whereas Francis P. Robinson late of the town of Greenwich and county of Washington Died intestate tharefore it is my wish that you would grant a letter of Administration to my Son Francis Robinson--
Greenwich Sept th 26=1821-
signed Sarah Robinson
- Arthur Bliven Robinson, son of WL Robinson-Ca 1880 (22 KB)
Arthur Bliven Robinson, Aug 2, 1861-Oct 29, 1923, son of William Lewis Robinson & Ellinor A. Bliven. Arthur married Florence Augusta De LaVergne, March 4, 1880, at Hoosick Falls, NY. Their children were Chester Arthur Robinson, Feb 27, 1881-Sep 13, 1932; Walter Robinson, Apr 30, 1883-Apr 21, 1937, married Catherine Eagle, March 17, 1908; and Abbie Hoyt Robinson, Jul 15, 1886-May 24, 1939, married William J.Connors, Sr., Dec 6, 1910, in Troy, NY.
- Francis P. Robinson, 1821-Surrogate's Court Wills (1 KB)
(pg 2) Subject: Francis P. Robinson, Sept 26, 1821
Surrogate's Court Wills 1783-1828 (Folders 1-17), 1821, Bx1A, Fold 7, Locate 04B01, I.C. # 12898, BLIP M-1518, Roll 205
"Know all Men by these Presents
That we, Francis P. Robinson, Richard Robinson and Marcus Robbins are held and firmly bound, unto the people of the state of New York, in sum of four thousand dollars current money of said state, to be paid to the said people: to which payment, well and truly to be made, we bind ourselves, and each of us, our and each of our heirs, executors and administrators, jointly and severally, firmly, by these presents. -
Sealed with our seals, and dated the twenty sixth day of September in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty one
THE CONDITION OF THIS OBLIGATION IS SUCH,
That if the above bounden Francis P. Robinson, administrator of all and singular the goods, chattels and credits of Francis P. Robinson late of the town of Greenwich deceased, do make, or cause to be made, a true and perfect inventory of all and singular the goods, chattels and credits of the said deceased, which have or shall come to the hands, possession, or knowledge of Francis P. Robinson or into the hands or possession of any other person or persons for the said Francis P. Robinson and the same, so made, do exhibit, or cause to be exhibited, into the office of the Surrogate of the county of Washington, at or before the expiration of six calendar months from the date of the above written obligation; and the same goods, chattels and credits, and all other goods, chattels and credits of the said deceased, at the time of his death, which at any time after shall come into the hands or possession of the said Francis P. Robinson or into the hands of possession of any other person or persons for the said Francis P. Robinson do well and truly administer, according th law: -- And further, when thereunto lawfully required, do make, or cause to be#
- Emma L. Robinson, dau WL & EA Robinson, Ca 1920 (35 KB)
Emma L. Robinson, Dec 11, 1856-March 8, 1934, married John S. Culver, Dec 10, 1877, at Greenwich, NY.
- Chas & Ida Robinson &3 Harry Perkins families-1937 (45 KB)
This photo, taken in 1937, shows, front row (L to R): Ida Mae Kimball Robinson, daughter Maude Robinson Perkins, Margaret Garnsey Perkins(holding daughter, Demis Ann Perkins) and Harry Garnsey Perkins. Rear row: Charles Henry Robinson, Harry Lincoln Perkins and Harry Carlton Perkins. This is a unique photograph of four generations of Robinson/Perkins generations in Greenwich, NY.
- Gravestones of Francis P. Robinson, wife & mother (1 KB)
Gravesite at Lot D-110, Greenwich Cemetery, NY, includes gravestones of Francis P. & Freelove A. Robinson and mother, Sarah (Robinson),Oct 25, 1769-Dec 6, 1862.
Francis P. Robinson,Jr., June 26, 1794-June 7, 1867, was the son of Francis P. Robinson, ~1760~1829, & Sarah Nichols? Robinson of Bald Mountain, Washington Co., NY, who came from RI & Connecticut.
Francis P. Robinson, Jr. married Freelove Ann Heath, granddaughter of Job Whipple (1749-1822). Their children were: George Leroy Robinson, April 22, 1822-Oct 24, 1901, married Charlotte McChesney (1825-1893) of Albia (Troy), Rensselaer Co., NY; Samuel H. Robinson (1823-1905)- Bennington; William Lewis Robinson (Aug 12, 1829-Feb 24, 1904) married Ellinor A. Bliven (1834-1914); Edward Barber Robinson (1835-1905), married Frances C. Thorne (1838-1919); Mary Jane Robinson (1838-?); Julia Ann Robinson (1845-1905) Arlington, VT, married Oscar Tefft (1839-1904); Frances Robinson (1837-?), married D.W. Williams (~1835-?).
From "The History of Washington County, 1737-1878:
"The West Greenwich Baptist Church, Pg. 355-
On the 10th day of June 1837, a number of persons formed themselves into a legal body to be known as 'Church and Society of West Greenwich,' and elected the following trustees to have charge of the temporalties of the Society, D.W. Heath-Abner Wright-David W. Williams-James R. Newberry-Enos C. Clark-Francis P. Robinson-and Amos Egliston. On the 23rd day of August 1843 the Corporation's name was changed to the present title. This society erected a plain but neat brick house of worship in the village of Middle Falls (then Galesville), NY, which has been used by the Baptist Church as well as by other bodies for occasional services and in which in 1837 met the newly organized body.
This was composed of sixty members who had withdrawn from the Bottskill Baptist Church in Greenwich, NY, for the purpose of establishing a Church nearer to their homes, and were under the charge of Rev. B.F. Garfie
- Three Generations of Charles Robinsons, about 1945 (20 KB)
This photo was taken in front of our home at 468 Second St., Troy, NY, about 1945-46. Left to right, Charles Kimball Robinson, Edward Charles Robinson, Charles Henry Robinson and Mary Milos Robinson. Grampa Robinson was visitng from Greenwich in a newly purchased automobile, as I recall. Few people kept cars during World War II because of rationing of fuel and tires. New car production did not start until about 1948, and then used prewar model designs for a few years. After leaving Greenwich, NY, in 1941, we lived at this address until 1947.
- Ia Drang Valley, VN, Nov 1965, Capt Robinson (18 KB)
This photo of North Vietnamese Army prisoners on Capt Ed Robinson's helicopter was taken at LZ Falcon, 14 November 1965. The NVA were wounded and captured around Landing Zone XRay in the Ia Drang Valley of the Vietnam central highlands, 14 November 1965, and were taken by Ed from LZ XRay to LZ Falcon. This landmark first major battle of elements of the First Air Cavalry Division with major elements of the North Vietnamese Army (NVA)was the subject of the best selling book, "We Were Soldiers Once and Young," by LTG Hal Moore and Joe Galloway, combat reporter. The Paramount motion picture production of the book is being released on 4 March 2002, starring Mel Gibson. Subsequent to the battle, Ed was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for Heroism, for action in LZ XRay on 14 November 1965, as a flight section leader with B Company, 229th Assault Helicopter Bn, First Air Cavalry Division. The photo shows Ed by his helicopter.
- McChesney Avenue intersection, Brunswick, Troy, NY (1 KB)
The McChesney and Clum ancestors of Charlotte McChesney, wife of George Leroy Robinson, are an integral part of the history of the town of Brunswick, Rensselaer County, NY. The photograph shows the intersection of McChesney Avenue and the McChesney Ave extension in Brunswick, as it exists today. Descendants of Samuel R. McChesney
1 Samuel R. McChesney 1757 - 1814 b: March 02, 1757 in Troy, New York d: July 09, 1814 Burial: White Church Cemetery, near Cropseyville, New York Military service: 1809 LtCol, Regt Cdr, Rensselaer Co. Militia
. +Margaret Clum 1753 - 1850 b: June 05, 1753 d: June 12, 1850 in Brunswick, New York Burial: June 1850 White Church Cemetery, near Cropseyville, New York
....... 2 Sarah McChesney 1779 - b: March 11, 1779
....... 2 Maria McChesney 1780 - b: August 03, 1780
........... +Barnet Wager 1780 - b: Abt. 1780 m: September 02, 1800 in Troy, New York
....... 2  Adam McChesney 1782 - b: October 25, 1782 d: in Albia, New York, Rensselaer County
........... +Catherine Kilderhouse 1790 - b: Bet. 1790 - 1800
................. 3 Elmina McChesney - 1898 d: 1898
..................... +? Fratt
................. 3 Unidentified McChesney 1810 - b: Bet. 1810 - 1820
................. 3 Samuel A. McChesney 1812 - b: December 23, 1812
................. 3 Hannah McChesney 1814 - b: January 16, 1814
................. 3 Ladue McChesney 1816 - b: March 29, 1816
................. 3 Robert McChesney 1819 - 1857 b: April 03, 1819 in Brunswick, New York d: April 28, 1857 in Troy, New York Burial: 1857 Oakwood Cemetery, Rensselaer Co., NY, #907, Plot S-54
................. 3 Adam McChesney 1821 - b: July 1821 in Rensselaer Co., New York Occupation: 1860 Shop Keeper Residence: 1860 Troy, R
- Wm. Lewis Robinson, Son of Francis P. Robinson (17 KB)
William Lewis Robinson, 1829-1904, was the son of Francis P. Robinson, brother of George Leroy Robinson, and uncle of Charles Henry Robinson. He was a native of Bald Mountain, Greenwich, NY, and was a blacksmith and postmaster at Galesville (Middle Falls) for 30 years. After retirement, he made his home at Round lake. He died in Boston, MA, at 65 years of age while passing the winter with his daughter, Mrs. J.S. Culver. He dropped dead at the corner of Tremont and Boylston Streets in Boston. Photo provided by Bob Niles, his ggg.grandson.
- Robinson/Perkins Families, June 1, 1949 (26 KB)
This picture was taken at 15 Gray Ave, Greenwich, NY, the Perkins home, on the occasion of the funeral of Charles Henry Robinson, beloved father and grandfather to the Robinson and Perkins families. I was in the hospital in Troy at the time of his death and couldn't make the funeral. Identities are provided below. All Perkins children are not present in the picture.
(L to R)1st Row: Gloria, dau of Robert L. Perkins; Demis Ann, Marlene A, holding David J. Perkins, children of Harry C. and Margaret (Peg) Perkins; Wayne Perkins, son of Charles; and Lynn, son of Harry C.Perkins; 2nd Row: Margaret Bell Garnsey Perkins; Charles Kimball Robinson, Shirley Ann Robinson, Mary Agnes Milos Robinson (awaiting birth of Barbara Mary Robinson); Robert Perkins, Jr., Burton A. Perkins with wife Doris. 3rd Row: Kathleen Rogers Perkins, wife of Robert; Jane Perkins, wife of Donald; Robert L. Perkins, Sr.; Standing rear: Bertha Dean, fiancee of Roger Perkins; Evelyn Rosamond Perkins; Jacqueline Mae Perkins; Mary I. Perkins Mosher; Donald Perkins; Richard F. Perkins; Maude Elizabeth Robinson Perkins with husband, Harry Lincoln Perkins, Sr.
- Charles Kimball Robinson, w/Storm King Stage Coach (18 KB)
During 1920s & 30s, Charles was employed as stage/bus driver for the Storm King Stage Company. He made frequent trips along the Storm King Highway to Highland Fall, NY, and the US Military Academy at West Point.
- Revolutionary War Captain Joseph Kimball's RI Home (31 KB)
Pictures and details provided by Jerry Benfer, descendant of Joseph's son Noah Kimball and Azuba Salisbury of Pownal, VT. The Joseph Kimball house was built in 1704, in N. Scituate, Rhode Island. Joseph was Captain of the Scituate Hunters during the Revolution. The house was owned in 1945 by Arvid N. Larson and Elinor C. Larson, his wife, according to the warranty Deed. The oldest parts of the house were earlier used as a gift shop but during my Sept 2001 visit the gift shop had been converted to living area. The interior is as built, the exterior has newer siding. The property is located on the NW corner of Danielson Pike and Elmdale Road, bounded and described, in part, as beginning at the NW corner and running westerly with the Pike about 350 feet ... thence northerly about 165 feet... etc., plus other tracts and parcels. The house was originally a stagecoach inn and tavern on the Danielson pike. George Washington is reputed to have stayed at the inn during his visit to Rhode Island during the Revolutionary War.
- Harry Burton Robinson & Maude E. Robinson, 1894 (52 KB)
This photo of Harry Burton Robinson (Sep 1887-Aug 12 1897) and Maude Elizabeth Robinson (Feb 15, 1891-June 11, 1972) was taken at Arnold's studio, Greenwich, NY, Circa 1894. They were children of Charles Henry Robinson and Ida May Kimball, my grandparents.
- Pownal, VT, Graves of Noah & Azuba Kimbell (53 KB)
Noah Kimbell/Kimball and his wife Azuba Salisbury are buried in the Towslee Cemetery, Pownal, VT. Gravestone for Noah is on the left and Azuba on the right. Azuba is the sister of Freelove Salisbury, wife of Noah's brother, Isaac Kimbell, Sr. The 1898 "History of the Kimball Family," by Morrison and Sharples, pg. 139, #195i&ii lists Noah and Isaac, son of Captain Joseph Kimball. Isaac Kimbell is listed in the Pownal census for 1810, 1820, and 1830. See Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) National Number 378082 for Geraldine Kenney Benfer, for descent from Captain Joseph Kimball, Scituate Hunters/Scituate Company, through Noah Kimball, brother of Isaac Kimball. Also see Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) National Number 116668 for Edward C. Robinson, for descent from Captain Joseph Kimball, Scituate Hunters/Scituate Company, through Isaac Kimball.
- Capt.George Robinson, 1865, Co.A, 123rd NYSV Inf (34 KB)
This photo is from the Carte de Visite (CDV) of Lt. George I. Robinson, of Bald Mountain, Washington County, NY. The photograph was taken in 1865, at the studio of George S. Fox, at the corner of Broadway and Second Street in Troy, NY, probably as the Regiment was returning to Washington County through Albany and Troy, and mustering out of the Army in June of 1865. George was the son of Lyman Robinson and Betsey Burnham, and husband of Elizabeth Wright, all of Bald Mountain, NY. George and Elizabeth then went to live in Schuylerville, where George died from the effects of his service,in 1885. A photo of his tombstone at Prospect Hill Cemetery, Schuylerville, NY, is shown elsewhere on this site. Lyman Robinson was the brother of Francis P. Robinson, my gg grandfather. George was later breveted a captain, US Volunteers, for his services as commander, Company A, 123rd NY, during the campaign in the Carolinas.
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- Charles K. Robinson, New York National Guard-1920s (19 KB)
My father served in the New York National Guard, 105th Infantry, AppleKnockers, in the 1920s. I later joined the National Guard, 105th Infantry, while in Troy High School, imbued with the patriotic spirit of having lived through the experience of the Second World War. I was discharged upon entering the United States Military Academy, at West Point in July 1955.
- Monument - Hopkinton, RI, Founders, incl Robinsons (1 KB)
This monument to the founders of Hopkinton, RI, includes ggggg.grandfather, Edward Robinson, and John Robinson. The monument resides next to the current Hopkinton Town Hall. Hopkinton was created from Westerly, RI, in 1757. It is located on the western border of RI next to North Stonington, CT.----------Descendants of Francis Robinson
1 Francis Robinson 1672 - b: Abt. 1672 in Newport, RI d: in Westerly, RI/Stonington, CT Occupation: 1747 yeoman Residence: Bef. 1711 Westerly, RI (Hopkinton, RI)
.. +Elisabeth (Robinson) 1680 - b: Abt. 1680 d: in Westerly, RI/Stonington, CT Residence: Bef. 1747 Westerly, RI (later Hopkinton, RI)
..... 2  John Robinson 1713 - 1777 b: Abt. 1713 d: 1777 in Hopkinton, RI? Occupation: 1747 yeoman Residence: Bef. December 1747 Westerly, RI
......... +Mary Irish 1713 - b: Abt. 1713 Father: Jedidiah Irish m: August 23, 1733 in m. by John Richmond, Justice, Westerly, RI
..... *2nd Wife of  John Robinson:
......... +Sarah Davis Father: Peter Davis m: March 06, 1773 in Hopkinton, RI
..... 2 William? Robinson 1715 - b: Abt. 1715 Residence: Bef. June 1742 South Kingstown, RI
......... +Abigail (Robinson)
..... 2 Marcy Robinson 1716 - 1745 b: May 24, 1716 in Westerly, Washington, RI d: Abt. 1745 in Westerly, Washington, RI
......... +Edward Wilcox 1715 - b: Abt. 1715 Father: Thomas Wilcox Mother: Martha Hazzard
..... 2  Edward Robinson 1719 - 1788 b: 1719 in land partly in Westerly Co, RI & Partly in Stonington, CT d: July 1788 in Hopkinton, RI Occupation: farmer & cooper Residence: Westerly RI (Hopkinton, RI), Vital Records) Military service: Bet. 1746 - 1750 Ensign, King's County Militia, 3rd Regt., 4th Westerly Company
......... +Martha (Robinson) 1723 - b: 1723 in CT Cause of death: Consumption
..... *2nd Wi
- Scott D. Robinson's UVA Graduation & Commissioning (78 KB)
Our son, Scott, always an excellent student and athlete, shown on graduation and commissioning day at the University of Virginia, May 1985, with his Mom & Pop, Patricia and Edward Robinson. Scott, born in Germany, served five years in the Regular Army, in Germany, the US, and Hawaii. Today he is a Principal Systems Engineer with Raytheon Corp, working on the Navy's Exo-Atmospheric Ballistic Missile Defense system.
- Hopkinton, Washington Co, RI, Town Hall built 1861 (31 KB)
This is the present Town Hall for Hopkinton, RI, home of our 18th century Robinson ancestors. The Town Hall was built across the street from the Meeting House and the town relinquished its rights to use the church.
- Zadock Sibley's grave-Village Cemetery, Bennington (215 KB)
Colonel Zadock Sibley (1771-Jul 11, 1851) is buried with his wife, Martha Marsh, to his left, in the Bennington Village/Town Cemetery. His daughter, Laura Sibley, is buried to Martha Marsh Sibley's left, next to her husband, Isaac Kimball, Jr. Colonel Sibley (per gravestone) has Alanson Sibley buried to his right. Zadock's half brother, Elisha Sibley, was killed October 1812, in the War of 1812, at the Battle of Queenstown Heights, Ontario, on the Canadian Border, according to "The History of the Sibley Family in America." Elisha was substituting for his wife's (Coziah Hannah Tiffany) brother who was ill. See, "The Sibley Family in America," Second Edition, Volume I, 1982, by James Scarborough Sibley, pg, 85, for discussion. Lossing's contemporary, "History of the War of 1812," covers the Battle of Queenstown Heights, Ontario, Canada, a battle in which General VanRensselaer, and his New York Militia, played a significant part. Among the Americans captured at this disastrous battle, across the Niagra River, was a volunteer, then LtCol Winfield Scott, a Virginian looking for action against the British. Gen Scott later commanded the American Army in the Mexican War and was General-in-Chief of the US Army at the start of the Civil War. My ancestor, LtCol Samuel R. McChesney, commanding a regiment of New York Militia, under VanRensselaer, may also have participated in the battle. A Captain McChesney is listed in Lossing's History.
- Nicole & Timothy Robinson, Christmas 2000 (66 KB)
Nicole and Timothy are the children of our son, Steven Edward Robinson and his wife, Stephanie Dianne Oaks.
- Hopkinton, RI, 1790 Meeting House (31 KB)
This old church in Hopkinton, RI, has been restored and looks likes this today. In 1789 George Thurston and Thomas Wells were granted a lottery by the General Assembly for the purpose of building a Meeting House. The original site for the Union Meeting House was on the north side of West Road. The Meeting House was moved to its present location in 1828. The town of Hopkinton assisted in this move and reserved the right to use the building for town meetings. In 1834, the First Day Baptists left to build a church of their own.
- Blake Matthew Wiegert, with Dad, Mark, Dec 2000 (45 KB)
Blake Matthew Wiegert was born to Mark & Michelle Wiegert in October 2000. Blake is the first grandchild of my sister, Marilyn Robinson, and her husband, Charles Terry Wiegert.
- Robinson Family, Summer 2000, 3 Generations (52 KB)
Grandma Pat, Sheryl & Kevin Harlow with Kellie and Kerrie; Stephanie & Steven with Timothy and Nicole; & Scott, at the Robinson household, Alexandria, VA.
- Westerly, RI, to Stonington, CT, bridge (41 KB)
The early records of the Robinson family in Western Rhode Island are often confused by showing births and marriage records in Stonington, CT and/or Westerly, RI. Ancestor Francis Robinson's (b. ~1672) farm was located partly in Stonington and partly in Westerly, according to early deed transfer records. The boundaries of Connecticut and Rhode Island were also in dispute at the time. This photo shows that it is a short walk across this bridge to enter Stonington, CT, from Westerly, RI. The northern portions of Westerly became Hopkinton, RI, in 1757. North Stonington was created from Stonington in 1800.
- Melvin H. Robinson, son of Samuel H. Robinson (1 KB)
Melvin H. Robinson's (1857-1910) father was Samuel H. Robinson (1823-1905), son of Francis P. Robinson, Jr. (1794-1867). Samuel sold his land in Galesville (Middle Falls), NY, to his brother, William Lewis Robinson, on June 20, 1868, and went to live in Hoosick, Rensselaer Co., NY. From there he went to Bennington, VT. Melvin was on the Board of Directors of the Bennington YMCA and was the editor and compiler of the Bennington Souvenir in 1903-1904. Melvin married first, Edna J. Rice, of Greenwich, NY, and had a daughter Ruth, who died in infancy an is buried in Greenwich cemetery, lot D-110. Edna is buried in Woodlands Cemetery, lot, N26, Cambridge, NY. Melvin and Edna must have been divorced shortly after the death of baby Ruth (1877-1878). Melvin married, second, Charlotte Carpenter, who died in childbirth in Bennington in 1902, with son, Leroy H. Robinson (1902-1971). Samuel H. Robinson and wife Adeline, Melvin and Charlotte, and Leroy H. and wife. Ida F. Robinson, are all buried near each other in Bennington Village Cemetery, Section F., stones 221, 228, 229, 239. After Melvin's death in 1910, his then minor son, Leroy H. Robinson, became the foster son of Frederick J. Huntington, age 50, photographer, and Frances B. Huntington, age 43, living at 33 Haynes Corners, Bennington Town, Bennington Co., Vermont, according to the 1920 census.
- George Henry Kimball & Anna Mary Foster, ca 1920 (36 KB)
George Henry Kimball (1860-1939)was the only surviving brother of Ida Mae Kimball Robinson. Shown with him is his wife Anna Mary Foster, daughter of Daniel Alonzo Foster of Shushan, NY. Daniel was a Civil War veteran and Private, 123rd NYS Volunteer Infantry Regt., Co H. George, like his father, Wm. Henry Kimball, of Greenwich, was a railroad engineer, for the D&H railroad. After the railroad retirement act, he retired as a D&H Railroad crossing guard. Shown with George and Anna are two of their grandchildren, Edward Walter Kimball (1916-1978)and William Robert Kimball (1918-1988), children of Harold Foster Kimball (1890 - 1970) and Jane Gertrude Egan.
- "We Were Soldiers," LZXRay, Ia Drang, Nov 14, 1965 (1 KB)
The November 1965, battle of the Ia Drang Valley, in the central higlands of Viet Nam is the subject of the best selling book, "We Were Soldiers Once and Young." It was the first major battle of US forces and the North Vietnamese Army (NVA)and set the tone for the rest of the war. The book has been made into the movie, "We Were Soldiers," by Paramount Pictures and opens in most theaters on 1 March 2002, starring Mel Gibson. The opening action of the battle took place in a small clearing at the base of Chu Pong Mountain on the Cambodian border. This clearing was called Landing Zone XRay. It is the story of the 1st Battalion,7th Cavalry (Custer's old command), part of the 1st Air Cavalry Division, with supporting assault helicopter elements (16 helicopters) of the 229th Assault Helicopter Bn. This was my first combat tour in VietNam and my first major combat experience, as a young captain, flying assault helicopter missions with the First Air Cavalry Division. The above yet unpublished photo is one that I took from the air on 14 November 1965,and shows a flight of 4 UH-1D assault helicopters silhouetted against the smoke of battle in LZ XRay. Our supporting artillery in LZ Falcon fired constant fire support around LZ XRay for several days. My West Point classmate, Capt Don Davis, commanded the artillery battery firing these missions that were instrumental in protecting the 1/7th Cav. In the right rear, you can see the smoke from a stick of bombs dropped from supporting B-52 bombers onto Chu Pong Mountain, where the North Vietnamese Army was dug-in on the Cambodian border. We were waiting for the B-52 strike and artilery fire to be completed so we could bring more troops and ammunition into LZ XRay and take out the wounded and killed. This was the first B-52 (code named Arc Light) strike of the Viet Nam War. I was pilot and the flight section leader of the last section into and out of the LZ on each of our missions.
- Early Map of Bennington Co., Vermont (1153 KB)
Bennington County, Vermont, was the home of many of our Robinson, Kimball, Sibley, Burton, and Burroughs ancestors during the period after the Revolutionary War.
- Early Map of New London Co., Connecticut (2507 KB)
New London Co., CT, includes the towns of Stonington and North Stonington that to the east adjoins Westerly, RI and Hopkinton, RI, homes of our early ancestral Robinson families of the Edward (1), Francis (2), Edward (3) Robinson line. The Francis/Edward Robinson family farm(s) were partly in Stonington and partly in Westerly (north Westerly became Hopkinton in 1757), according to Deed transfer records of Francis (3)Robinson (born about 1680). Just north of New London County, can be seen Windham, Ct., home of the Rev. John Robinson, Pastor of Duxbury, Mass, who later settled at Lebanon, Windham, CT., and procreated a Robinson line in Connecticut with marital connections to three Trumbull governors, including a signer of the Declaration of Independence. Preston, CT, became the home of Edward (4) Robinson (married Rix), before his migration to Richmond, Berkshire Co., Mass. This entire area is fertile Robinson historical land. The East Haddam church cemetery includes numerous early Robinsons, as does Durham, CT., to the west of Haddam.
- Bald Mountain Map ca.1850-Francis P. Robinson farm (192 KB)
This map shows the Donald Campbell patent of 1763, in what is now Washington County, NY. It is located just north of the village of Galesville, now Middle Falls, NY. Included in this patent is the area near Bald Mountain. My ggg.grandfather, Francis P. Robinson, Sr., and wife, Sarah, took a mortgage on the Robinson family farm in the North Plains west of the Bald Mountain in 1799. The farm was lot 50, of the Campbell patent and consisted of 100 acres, later enlarged to 113 acres through land purchases. The farm is located midway between Cottrell Road on the south and Larmon Road on the north, on the west side of the Anthony Road. The farmhouse was of brick, according to later state censuses, and is still standing. My grandfather, Charles Henry Robinson, was born on this farm in 1863 while the farm was occupied and operated by his father, George Leroy Robinson. Francis P. Robinson, Jr., was living and operating a store in Galesville in 1866, where he died in 1867. George purchased the farm from his father, Francis, Jr., prior to Francis's death. The farm left Robinson family ownership when sold by my g.grandfather, George Leroy Robinson in the late 1800s.