Sunday, May 3, 2009

Anna Robinson Bryant's Father & Grandfather

George Robinson of English descent, a native of KY. He died on a trip to New Orleans in 1853. His parents were early settlers of KY, whiter they moved from VA about 1790. George was a tanner until 3-4 years before his death. He married Clarrissa Holladay, native of KY, died shortly after the birth of William P., who was the only child. He married Sarah Mountjoy who died about 1835 by whom he had Mary A. (Mrs. Dr. J.E. White Craft County, KS); Eliza J. deceased wife of late Alfred Williams of Boone County,MO; and Sarah A. (Mrs. Samuel Herman of McPhearson County KS.)
Col. W.P. Robinson wa born feb 20 1826 in Carlisle, Nicholas Co., KY. he fought in the Mexican War and was wounded at Shiloh April 6 1862 during the Civil War. He was raised by his maternal uncle 3 years after his mother's death and again after the death of his step-mother. He immigrated fall of 1854 with his family to Washington County, IA. In Spring 1856 came to Harrison County, MO, farmed & taught until the War broke out in 1861. He moved his family to Sangamon county, IL while he fought. Spring of 1867 returned with his family to Harrison CO. Learned the tanners trade while young, conducted "Harrison County Press" a weekly paper about 6 months, was a Deputy County Clerk, probate judge, & county clerk.

Robinson William P. Col of 23rd Reg of Inf Mo Vol...enrolled 7 June 1862. Discharged 22 Sept 1865 at Atlanta GA by reason of expiration of service, born Carlisle, KY, 38 years of age, 5 foot 9 inches high, fair complexion, hazel eyes, dark hair, farmer, recorded Oct 12 1898.

Col. W.P. Robinson married Rachel Sims of Nicholaus County, KY Aug 31 1848. she died June 5 1865.
1.Clarissa deceased
2.Mary R. marired Charles W. Barber, KS
3.Fannie married John L. Grenewalt
4.Lucinda married Frank Simmons, IL
5.George of KS
6.Thomas-twin who died in infancy
7.Robert-twin who died in infancy
8.Anna married Joseph Bryant
9.Elizabeth married George R. Williams, KS
10.William H. of KS
11. Charles died in infancy

Col. W.P. Robinson married Sarah E. Kendall of Cinnicinnati, OH
1.Edgar P. deceased
2.Jessie married William O. Selby
4.Harry P.
5.Louis P.

William P. Robinson, born Feb 20 1826 died in Manhatten KS Monday June 20 1904 aged 74y4m. Funeral services will be held at the Christian Church, Bethany, MO Thursday June 23 1904 at 2:30 o'clock p.m. conducted by Eld. M.M. Goode of St Joe, assisted by Rev. W.J.Willis and Rev. J.B. Youngblood with prayer by Eld. R.W.York. burial Meriam Cemetery.

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