Looking for my Robinson family Joseph W Robinson
I am fairly new at genealogy and I am hoping someone can help me.
My Grandmother died when my father was 10 mos old. We grew up knowing very few of his mothers Robinson Family.
I have very little information regarding the Robinsons and the more I find the more confused I get.
If you can help me, please do so.
My father was Leroy E. Lacy B 2-18-1918 D.10-03- 1985 Married July 1st, 1939 at Bixby Ok. to Anna Laura Lacy b 11-24-1919 DIED7- 21- 1994.
Dad's parents were Nathan D. Lacy b 5-15-1904 d.7-27-1974 Fayettville Ark. Nathan Married Mary Tennessee Robinson. 8-17-1883 D.Dec 03-1918
Mary's parents were ***Joseph Wm. Robinson b 8- 23 1855 d.3-08-1923 married ***Nancy J. Taylor
Marriage for Joseph and Nancy Date Nov 8, 1877
I have seen the Nancy J. mentioned at several other websites as the wife of Joseph, but can not find a middle initial on any census, wills etc. for her.
Correction. I now believe that there is another Nancy buried next to my Grandmother Mary. I can not find a death date or location for Nancy J. Taylor Robinson anywhere.
Children of **Joseph W. Robinson and **Nancy Taylor Robinson
(1) Lizzie Robinson m: William Plummer - No Children.
(2) Thomas Speedball "Speed" Robinson
(3) Bell Robinson d. 10-31-1935 m:#1 Sam Porter #2 ? Dean
**(4)Mary Tennessee Robinson m. Nathan Lacy Son of James Lacy and
Lucy Jane Wheeler Lacy married on 5-15-1904
(5) Harve Robinson b: 5-14 1887 St. Paul, Madison Co, AR d. 6-1975
(6) James Leroy Robinson b: Dec 1889
(7) George Robinson b 5-03-1891 d 3-3-1989 m: Sally Ketcher 1889 -
(8) Ida Robinson m: Frank Yates
(9) Fred Robinson Never Married
(10) Marie Robinson b. ? d. 4-14-1977? m: John Weir
(11) John Robinson m.Delia Lacy
I might mention here that my father was always told he was at least 1/4 Indian. We have always thought that this was of Cherokee blood. However I have found Creek and Choctaw mentions the name Robinson in different Native American records as well as the Cherokee. We are no longer sure at this time what tribe his mother, grandmother? was from.
My main confusion is with the father of Joseph.
Joseph's birth record is as follows.
Kentucky Birth Records, 1852-1910
(Census of 1860 shows his age at 44?? This figures out that he was born in 1855 This date is the same as one of my mothers records.
Name: Joseph W Robinson
Birth Date: 27 Aug 1854
Birth County: Clay
Father's Name: "Thos P Robinson"
Mother's Name: "Elizabeth Cook"
County of Residence: Clay
From census records 1860: My Division, Jackson, Kentucky, Thos/Thomas P. Robinson age 44 /abt 1816 names his Wife as "Elizabeth Reed" Robinson age 32 /abt 1828
NAME - AGE GIVEN ON 1860 CENSUS -
Thomas Robinson age 17 abt 1855
Susan Robinson age 16 abt 1844
Mercus L Robinson age14(Marcus)abt 1846 - Will shows this name as
Marcus not Mercus.
Eliza L Robinson age 12 abt 1848
**Joseph W Robinson age 6 b Aug 1855
Elizabeth Robinson age 4 abt 1856
John F Robinson age 1 abt 1859
I have found a will from 1839 for a Thomas Robinson. This may not be my Thomas Robinson.
Will of Thomas Robinson, 1839 Laurel County,Kentucky NAMES WIFE AS "MARY" I do not see how this can be the same Thomas Robinson due to the fact that in the will He calls himself "of considerable age" ... Maybe this is Joseph's W. Robinson b.abt 1855 grandfather?
It could not be Thomas Speed Robinson since he also would not have been born in 1839. I considered that maybe Elizabeth's name was Mary Elizabeth, but there is no way that Thomas Robinson could have been married to Elizabeth (according to the 1860 census) since she would have only been 11yrs old in 1839 and in no way could have given birth to all these children. lol
If someone can help me get back on track, it would be so very appreciated. I am doing reseach on 5 different family names and have decided to concentrate on the Robinson family first until this is completed.
Here is a copy of the will of in 1839 As you can see the same children are named as on the census.
Will of Thomas Robinson, 1839 Laurel County, Kentucky
Source: Will Book 1, page 156 In the name of God Amen. I Thomas Robinson a Citizen of Laurel County & State of Kentucky "being advanced in age but of sound mind and memory" and knowing that all men must die, Doth make constitute & ordain this my last Will & Testament
First I commit my Soul & body to that great beneficient Being who bestowed With gratitude & thankfulness for the many blessings _______. I request my Just debts to be faithfully paid out of my estate.
I give to "Mary" Robinson my beloved Wife the tract of land on which I now live in Laurel County containing 200 acres with all it's improvements and advantages during her life and after death I give and bequeath the said tract of land to my "nine" children.
(To wit)(Jane Lillon (? or Jane Sutton?), Mary Murphy, John Robinson, Martha(?) Wyatt, Thomas Robinson, Jonathan M(? or W.?) Robinson, William Robinson, James M. Robinson, and Marcus L(? or S.?) Robinson) to be sold by them and the purchase money equally divided.
I further direct my executors hereafter to be appointed that if Mary Robinson my wife Should wish to Move from said *asin? before allowed to(?) her they my executors with her consent may if they think proper Sell and Convey the before named 200 acres of land with all the appertenances thereunto belonging for the best price to be made for the same. And the money _____ _____ my Executors are directed to lay out two thirds of it for land in Some new Settlement, and one third to be put in improvements on said land.
Which land and improvements is to be for the use and benefit of Mary Robinson my Wife during her life.
And after her death it is the property of the above named legatees to be devided as above directed. I further give to Mary Robinson my Wife, the crop of all sorts that is made on my farm the present Season. Also a sufficiency of meat to be taken out of my Stock for the Support of my family the ensuing year. I give to my Son Thomas Robinson three hogs to follow for his own use. I give to my son William Robinson one Colt claimed by him as his Own property. Also I give to my Son James M. Robinson, one Colt claimed by him as his own property. Also I give to my Son Marcus L. Robinson, my saddle and saddle bags as his own property. I also give my Son John Robinson Ten dollars. I also give to "Mary Robinson" my wife one third part of my personal estate (after taking out that part of my estate before given by this Will) for her own proper use and benefit during her life and after her death, if any of said property be left to be devided equal amongst my legatees before named. My wife to take her part _____ this by appraisement, ____sale(?) I also allow the other two thirds of my personal estate together with my land not before named in this Will to be sold by my executors on a credit and my executors to Convey the _____ to the purchase of said land to be equally divided to the before named legatees. I also appoint my two Sons John Robinson and James M. Robinson, my executors with a request they shall See this My Will faithfully executed and carried into effect. I further request that the Court require No security of my executors but that they enter into bond with out security. In Testimony where of I assign this with my hand and affix my seal as my last will and testament this 30th day of July 1839.
Thos. Robinson - Seal Robert Owens -his mark Amos Farris Caleb(?) Sutton (? or Litton?) Laurel County Court October Term 1839 A paper purporting to be the last Will and Testament of Thomas Robinson dec'd. was this day produced in Court and proven by the oath of Robert Owens and Caleb Sitton(?) two of the subscribing witnesses thereto to be the act and deed of the said Robinson.
It was also proven by the Witnesses aforesaid that at the time the testator signed sealed and acknowledged said Will he was of sound mind and disposing memory.
It is therefore ordered by the Court that the Same be admitted to record as the last Will and Testament of the said Thomas Robinson dec'd which is done accordingly. Att. W. H. Ran dall Clk.
I hope someone can help me get answers.