Looking for ancestors of Robert Guy Robinson

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Born Wayne, Michigan 1895 or 1896. Medal of Honor October 1918
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WW2 Draft Registration,  Robert Guy Robinson. Born April 30 1895,

Wayne Michigan.Living at St. Ignace Mackinac Michigan.There are several

dates of birth given.This record in his own hand.  1910 census Ypsilanti

Ward 1 Washtenaw,Michigan, father John A. Robinson,mother Anna S.

Robinson.He mostly went by Guy.

Veteran Affairs Birls death file 1850-2010, Shows born April 30-1896

SSN# 370 40 4731, Enlisted May 22 1917,released June 17 1919.
by Wayne Morgan G2G6 Pilot (921k points)
I could find on ancestry com  a birth (do not see original) Guy Robinson born in 1895 as well. In all lecture and books about him there is mostly 1896 mentioned. On his grave in Arlington there is indicated 1894... In two censuses he is named guy and later on Robert Guy... did not seen the WW2 draft registration....

I have another problem in his family were an uncle is following census of 1870 is born in 1869 but only can find birth a year later.... (can not see the original either) ....

The family of Robert Guy doe not know much

Anyway all info is welcome and I know sometimes people go in life with onother year of birth....


Thanks from Belgium, have a good sunday
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Source:Michigan Births, 1867-1902," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NQ6W-VMZ : accessed 22 May 2016), Guy Robinson, 30 Apr 1895; citing item 1 p 504 rn 7543, Nankin, Wayne, Michigan, Department of Vital Records, Lansing; FHL microfilm 2,322,567

Guy Robinson    Male
Birth 30 Apr 1895 Nankin, Wayne, Michigan
Father     John Robinson  Birth MI

Mother Annie Robinson Birth MI

Source: "United States Census, 1910," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MLTC-5H2 : accessed 22 May 2016), Guy Robinson in household of John A Robinson, Ypsilanti Ward 1, Washtenaw, Michigan, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 147, sheet 8A, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,374,691.

John A Robinson     Head     M     42     Michigan/MI/MI married about 22yrs
Anna S Robinson     Wife     F     40     Michigan/Eng/Ire 2 children/2living
Ordo J Robinson     Son     M     17     Michigan
Guy Robinson     Son     M     15     Michigan

by Chris Hoyt G2G6 Pilot (771k points)
edited by Chris Hoyt
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Requires more research but from census data, parents might be:

"Michigan Marriages, 1868-1925," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NQWV-R3T : accessed 22 May 2016), John Robinson and Annie Coleman, 14 May 1889; citing Dearborn, Wayne, Michigan, v 3 p 446 rn 3653, Department of Vital Records, Lansing; FHL microfilm 2,342,487.

Name     John Robinson
Age     21 years Birth1868  Michigan
Father     Wm. A. Robinson Mother  Sarah Robinson
Spouse     Annie Coleman
Age 19 years  Birth 1870 Michigan
Marriage 14 May 1889 Dearborn, Wayne, Michigan
Father Wm. Coleman   Mother    Winnie Burns

Source: United States Census, 1870," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MHCP-QLB : accessed 22 May 2016), Ann Coleman in household of Wm Coleman, Michigan, United States; citing p. 3, family 21, NARA microfilm publication M593 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 552,208.

Wm Coleman   M 40 England
Wina Coleman   F 29 Ireland
Lizzie Coleman   F 2 Michigan
Ann Coleman   F 0 Michigan
by Chris Hoyt G2G6 Pilot (771k points)
There must be a brother of John - George mentioned in census of 30 june 1870, estimate born oct 1869.

In ancestry com a George that could fit but that one is born oct 1870. Maybe there was a mistake in indexing.

William A and Sarah Robinson (maiden name Hannas) are grandparents of Robert Guy Robinson


Thanks (from Belgium) for you help already.... Is family search better than ancestry com?

I use familysearch because it has sources (except user submitted pedigrees which often don't).  It's FREE, you can view, download, save, print what you find, and I don't have a subscription to ancestry.com

Try it at: https://familysearch.org/search/

As for George, this might be him: I wonder if Oct is a christening/baptismal date and Sept is a birth date???  You would have to write the Town Clerk I guess to get a copy, and see what it says on the record. (Correct location/parents)

Source: "Michigan Births and Christenings, 1775-1995," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F429-RYZ : accessed 22 May 2016), William Robinson in entry for George Robinson, 02 Oct 1870; citing Nankin, Wayne, Michigan, reference 599; FHL microfilm 1,377,654.

Name George Robinson
Gender Male
Birth Date 02 Oct 1870
Birthplace Nankin, Wayne, Michigan
Race White
Father's Name William Robinson
Father's Birthplace Michigan
Mother's Name Sarah Robinson

Source:  "Michigan Death Certificates, 1921-1952," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KFQZ-DBF : accessed 22 May 2016), William A Robinson in entry for George Hugh Robinson, 25 May 1946; citing Northville, Wayne, Michigan, United States, Division for Vital Records and Health Statistics, Lansing; FHL microfilm 1,972,950.

Name George Hugh Robinson
Event Type Death
Event Date 25 May 1946
Event Place Northville, Wayne, Michigan, United States
Gender Male
Age 75
Marital Status Widowed
Birth Date 24 Sep 1870
Birthplace Nankin, Michigan
Birth Year (Estimated) 1871
Father's Name William A Robinson
Mother's Name Sarah Robinson
That is what I was thinking the only thing is if he is born 2 october 1870 how he can be in the census of 1870

Census date on page: 30 june 1870
I didn't find that census, or a census with John, so maybe there is more than one William and Sarah with a son George?
Sorry, the link you provided directs me to a sign-in or become a member page.  If you are actually signed into ancestry, you wouldn't see that.

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