I don't know if this will help or not. The Rocky Mount Evening Telegram (November 22, 1960) has a column of reminiscences (as best I can tell) which has this article: "I'm Thinking: Jacob Robbins Story (By an old reporter)". Part of the article goes like this: "Children of Jacob Robbins.
1. Jacob Dawson Robbins was born in 1819.
2. Mary "Polly" Robbins was born in 1803. About January 10, 1839, she married William Adams, Sr., who was born in 1787.
[indented] a. Lucintha (Lucretia) Adams was born on the last of 1839 and was in the 1850 census. On December 24, 1856 she married Jordan Joiner, Jr., who is the son of Jordan Joiner, Sr.
3. Nancy Robbins was born in 1812."
The rest of the article has some more genealogical information and some local geographical stories.
No mention of any spouse or marriages. VERIFY all of this, too, before you use it. Willing to share more; please contact me if this might be useful.