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, whither they moved from VA about 1790. George was a tanner until 3-4 years before his death. George married Clarrissa Holladay, native of KY, who 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:
1. MAry A. married Dr J.E. Whitecraft county KS
2. Eliza J. deceased wife of late Alfred Williams of Boone county MO
3. Sarah A married Samuel Sherman of McPhearson county KS
Col. WP Robinson was born Feb 20 1826 in Carlisle, Nicholas county 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 Co, IA. In Spring 1856 came to Harrison Co, MO, farmed and taught until the War broke out in 1861. He moved his family to Sangamon county, Illinois while he fought. Learned the tanners trade while young, conducted "Harrison County Press" a weekly paper about six months, was a Deputy County Clerk, probate judge, and county clerk.
CIVIL WAR RECORDS OF HARRISON COUNTY MO
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, 5'9", fair complexion, hazel eyes, dark hair, farmer, recorded Oct 12 1898.