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Genealogy of Amos Robinson Sr. (1711 - 1791)

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Date: 1711 to 1791
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Detailed genealogy of Amos Robinson.


Contents

Biography

Amos Robinson, son of Jacob Robinson and Elizabeth (Cummings) Robinson was born on 5 APR 1711 at Topsfield, Essex County, Massachusetts. [1] The following collection of genealogical documentation provides a fairly complete picture of Amos Robinson's family relationships, but only a limited amount of information has been found to shed light on the nature of his personal life, nor has a record been found to establish the date of his death. Nevetheless it is possible to establish the time period in which Amos Robinson Sr. died. The last documented event (known as of Aug. 2020) in which Amos Robinson Sr. is clearly alive is the birth of his son Asa in 1762, and he is also mentioned as the father of Reuben at the time of Reuben's death in 1765, but that reference does not require that he was still alive. At the maximum age extreme, it is known that his wife, Lydia Robinson was alive and recorded as the head of a Middletown, Middlesex, Connecticut household in the 1790 census, which was enumerated on 7 Feb 1791, [2] hence there is a near certainty that Lydia was a widow and Amos Sr. had died prior to this date. Thus it may be stated with a high degree of certainty, that Amos Robinson Sr. lived to be at least 51 years of age, and died sometime between 1762 and 1791, but it is not known whether he lived through the Revolution, nor can his terminal age be established.

The Family of Amos Robinson Sr.

What may be known, with a high degree of certainty, is that Amos Robinson Sr. was married at least twice, was the father of at least thirteen children, and was well acquainted with grief having lost his first wife, Priscilla Lake, and four of his children to premature death prior to 1762 and then in 1779 his fourth son, John, was killed while serving in the Revolutionary War.

Marriage

Amos Robinson Sr. is known to have married twice and both marriages happened while he was living at Lunenburg, Massachusetts, although the records seem to imply that the actual weddings may have been performed at his birthplace in Topsfield, Massachusetts:

  1. ) Priscilla (Lake) Robinson: On 03 Sep 1733 In Lunenburg, Worcester, Massachusetts Amos 1st was married to Priscilla Lake. [3] Priscilla Lake died sometime between the birth of her third child, Daniel, on 13 Apr 1738, and Amos' second marriage to Lydia on 24 Nov 1743. Amos named two of his daughters by Lydia Wentworth Priscilla; the name Priscilla carried meaning for both of the parents as Lydia had a sister named Priscilla and Amos was able to have a living memorial to honor the memory of his first wife.
  2. ) Lydia Wentworth: Amos was married (second) to Lydia Wentworth, of Norwich Connecticut, on 24 Nov 1743 at Topsfield, Essex, Massachusetts. [4] Lydia was born on 26 Sep 1724 at Norwich, Connecticut, thirteen years younger than Amos, the reason Amos and Lydia continued to have children through 1762. Lydia's date of death is unknown, but she is enumerated as the head of house in the 1790 Middletown Connecticut census, almost certainly the widowed wife of Amos Robinson, Sr. The Cromwell, Connecticut church records also show that Amos Robinson Sr. had several children in the period of 1753 to 1762, unfortunately the identification of the mother of these children has been obscured such that the church records do not identify the mother of these children; however as Lydia Robinson was very much alive and the head of a 1790 Middletown, Conn household, it seems reasonable to deduce that she was the mother of these children.

In addition to the marriage between Amos and his wives, there is a second marriage relationship of particular significance to the Amos Robinson Sr. family and that is the bond, by marriage, established between his family and the family of Lewis Samuel Sage Sr.. The Cromwell Connecticut church record [5] documents three marriages between the families:

  1. ) Aaron Robinson, son of Amos Robinson Sr. and Deborah Sage, daughter of Lewis Samuel Sage, were married at Cromwell on 3 November 1769.
  2. ) David Robinson, son of Amos Robinson Sr. and Mary Sage, daughter* of Lewis Samuel Sage, were married at Cromwell in April of 1769. {* Mary may or may not have been the sister of Thankful and Deborah, though the composite historical record seems to favor the notion that she was; see her profile for additional detail.}
  3. ) Daniel Robinson, son of Amos Robinson Sr. and Thankful Sage, daughter of Lewis Samuel Sage, were married at Cromwell on 25 Sept 1783.

The 1790 census [2] affirms that Lewis Samuel Sage and Lydia Robinson (assumed to be the widow of Amos Robinson Sr. and living in their dwelling place) lived virtually next door to each other; it seems the families shared a kindred spirit and their close proximity undoubtedly spawned a close working relationship on a regular basis. The evidence of this kindred spirit and affinity between the families is demonstrated by three marriages between the families and at least nine double-related cousins.

Their Children

The genealogical record suggests that Amos Robinson Sr. was the father of thirteen children. The birth records and parental association for seven of the thirteen children are indisputable, the Cromwell records for another five of his offspring are quite firm, but lack identification of the mother, and the relationship of the thirteenth, Aaron, has been asserted to be a son of Amos and Lydia on the basis of the timeliness and proximity of his presence in the Cromwell church records with the rest of the family.

  1. ) Amos Robinson Jr., son of Amos Robinson Sr. and his wife Priscilla Lake, was born 26 July 1734 at Lunenburg, Mass; married (first), in 1758, Deborah Hyde (1734-1780); married (second) Anna (Unknown); died 16 March 1818 at Lebanon, Grafton, New Hampshire; father of nine children. [6] [7]
  2. ) Eliezer Robinson, son of Amos Robinson Sr. and his wife Priscilla Lake, was born 17 March 1735 at Lunenburg, Mass.; married, on 10 Nov 1763 at Lebanon, Connecticut, Deborah Johnson; died 21 Oct 1826. No known children. [6] [8] at Lunenburg, Massachusetts.
  3. ) Daniel Robinson, son of Amos Robinson Sr. and his wife Priscilla Lake, was born 13 Apr 1738 at Lunenburg, Massachusetts; no adult records, presumably deceased before the birth of the second Daniel Robinson, son of Amos in 1757. [6] [9]
  4. ) John Robinson, son of Amos Robinson, Sr. and his second wife Lydia Wentworth, was born 14 August 1744 [6] at Lunenburg, Massachusetts; married Mary Strickland on 10 March 1763 at Cromwell, Connecticut; died on or about 18 July 1779 at Norwalk, Connecticut--killed in the Revolutionary War; father of nine children.
  5. ) Aaron Robinson, son of Amos Robinson, Sr. and his second wife Lydia Wentworth, born circa 1746 possibly at Norwich, Conn.; married Deborah Sage on 3 Nov 1768 at Cromwell, Conn; father of at least three children. [5] The evidence used (in this profile) to link Aaron as a son of Amos and Lydia is that he is living in Cromwell with the rest of the family and was married a sister of two of the daughter in laws of Amos and Lydia at the right timeframe. No birth record has been found to substantiate this assertion, however, it should be noted that Aaron's maternal grandfather was named Aaron Wentworth, hence his name actually does provide a small bit of substantiating evidence to affirm that Aaron was the son of Amos and Lydia.
  6. ) Priscilla Robinson, daughter of Amos Robinson, Sr. and his second wife Lydia Wentworth, born 24 Feb 1746 at Groton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, [10] and she died on 16 Mar 1746 in Groton, Middlesex, Massachusetts as an infant less than one month old.
  7. ) David Robinson, son of Amos Robinson, Sr. and his second wife Lydia Wentworth, was born 9 Mar 1747 at Groton, Middlesex, Massachusetts. [10] David appears with the family of Amos Robinson in the Cromwell, Connecticut records. [5] where his April 1769 marriage to Mary (Sage) Robinson is recorded; father of three children; died about 1826.
  8. ) Reuben Robinson, son of Amos Robinson, Sr. and his second wife Lydia Wentworth, was born 18 Mar 1751 at Norwich, New London, Connecticut; [11] he died on 4 Jun 1765 at Cromwell, Middlesex, Connecticut at the age of fourteen. [5]
  9. ) Hezekiah Robinson, son of Amos Robinson, Sr. and an unknown spouse, but probably his second wife Lydia Wentworth, was baptized 1 July 1753 in Cromwell, Middlesex, Connecticut, and he died 12 Jan 1754 in Cromwell, Middlesex, Connecticut at the age of six months. [5]
  10. ) Elizabeth Robinson, daughter of Amos Robinson, Sr. and an unknown spouse, but probably his second wife Lydia Wentworth, was baptized on 5 January 1755 at Cromwell, Middlesex, Connecticut. [5]
  11. ) Daniel Robinson, son of Amos Robinson, Sr. and an unknown spouse, but probably his second wife Lydia Wentworth, was baptized 19 May 1757 at Cromwell, Middlesex, Connecticut; [5] married Thankful Sage on 25 Sep 1783 Cromwell, Middlesex, Connecticut; father of at least seven children; died 25 Mar 1838 in Altona, Clinton County, New York.
  12. ) Priscilla (Robinson) Colburn, daughter of Amos Robinson, Sr. and an unknown spouse, but probably his second wife Lydia Wentworth, was baptized on 12 Aug 1759 at Cromwell, Middlesex, Connecticut; [5] married Jacob Colburn on Sep 1783 at Cromwell, Middlesex, Connecticut.
  13. ) Asa Robinson, son of Amos Robinson, Sr. and an unknown spouse, but probably his second wife Lydia Wentworth, was baptized 15 Aug 1762 at Cromwell, Middlesex, Connecticut. [5]

Migration of the Amos Robinson Family

Amos Robinson Sr. was born at Topsfield Massachusetts in 1711, [1] which had become the homestead of his grandfather and the birthplace and home place of his father Jacob Robinson, as well as his aunts and uncles. The 1668 birth of his eldest uncle, Samuel Robinson, places the Robinson family in Topsfield at a early date in the European era of American history. By 1733 Amos, now age 22, had established his residence in Lunenburg Massachusetts, [6] roughly 50 miles to the west of his birthplace--a three to five day journey on foot--here the town records hold the memory of his marriages and the births of his first four children and log his presence up to at least 1744, when he was thirty three years of age. The next place of residence for the growing Amos Robinson family was at Groton, Massachusetts, [10] eight and a half miles east of Lunenburg, where the birth of his daughter, Priscilla and son David are recorded in 1746 and 1747 respectively.

Sometime between 1747 and 1751, Amos, now 40, and Lydia Robinson once again pull up stakes and leave the state of Massachusetts and head down I-395 {tee-hee} on the 100 mile journey to Norwich, Connecticut the birthplace of his wife Lydia Wentworth, where the birth of their son Reuben is recorded in 1751. [11] This too is a whistle-stop as Amos and family are next found in Cromwell, Connecticut in 1753, [12] and it is here that Amos appears to put down roots as there are Cromwell records for his family through 1767, and no further records have been found for Amos (as of Aug 2020) suggesting that Cromwell, Connecticut was his final residence. However, it should be noted that there is a Lydia Robinson enumerated as the head of house in the 1790 Middletown, Connecticut census, [2] and that she is enumerated in very close proximity to Lewis Samuel Sage on this census; two conditions that affirm this Lydia to be the widow of Amos Robinson Sr. (she was, after all 13 years younger than him) and this then affirms that Cromwell/Middletown, Connecticut was the final residence of Amos Robinson Sr.

By the end of the Revolution in 1783, Amos Robinson Sr. would have been 72 (if he was still living), his eldest child, Amos Robinson Jr., was 49, and his youngest child, Asa, was 21 (if he was still living); five of his thirteen children are known to have died (Daniel (1st), John, Priscilla (1st), Reuben, and Hezekiah) prior to this date, and no verifiable post-revolution records have been found for Aaron, Elizabeth, nor Asa. Hence the only children of Amos Robinson Sr. with documentation to affirm they survived the the war were Amos Jr., Eliezer, Daniel (2nd), David and Priscilla (2nd), along with her husband Jacob Colburn. Solid evidence is available to demonstrate that these four sons and son-in-law, Jacob Colburn, all served in the revolution, and that war experience forever changed their outlook on life; for they had gained a sense of the vastness of the continent during their travels to the various battle sites, they had learned to trust strangers with their lives in combat, and they had developed a sense of independence and self-sufficiency, hence perhaps less bound to the family homestead than in previous generations. When the government offered bounty land to soldiers, and opened the frontier to settlement, there was a mass migration from the original, largely coastal colonial settlements to the interior and to the west, and the Robinson family, like many others, was caught up in this movement to seize the opportunity to acquire a piece of affordable land on the frontier.

When Amos Robinson Sr. brought his family to Cromwell, Connecticut in 1753, his eldest son Amos Jr. would have been nineteen at the time, and it seems reasonable (but unproven) that his family would have arrived fully intact at Cromwell. However, the Lebanon, Connecticut records establish, with certainty, that his eldest sons, Amos Jr. and Eliezer departed shortly thereafter for Lebanon, Conn. as a 1758 marriage record may be found for Amos Jr. and a 1763 marriage record for Eliezer at Lebanon. Amos Robinson Jr. subsequently starts his family in Lebanon, where there are birth records for his children from 1759 through 1767. On July 4, 1761, after the end of the French and Indian War, Gov. Benning Wentworth made a grant of land in the New Hampshire territories, and the township of Hartford Vermont, became available for settlement; the surveyors of this land were residents of Lebanon, Connecticut and had first hand knowledge of the comparative value of this particular Vermont township and word quickly spread among the inhabitants of Windsor and Lebanon Connecticut. Soon all of the lots of Hartford, Vermont had been snapped up by the citizens of these towns, which lead to a subsequent migration from Lebanon and Windham, Connecticut to Hartford, Vermont as early as 1764. Amos and Eliezer Robinson, too, were caught up in this excitement and they packed up their families and made the 157 mile journey up the Connecticut River to the virgin Vermont land at Hartford, Vermont and it's twin city Lebanon, New Hampshire, (just across the Connecticut River) sometime prior to 1769 when Eliezer was appointed to a post to ensure an equitable settlement for land used for highways at Hartford, Vermont. An interesting question arises in the context of this narrative and that is whether Lydia (Wentworth) Robinson, was related to Benning Wentworth, the Governor of New Hampshire; and the answer from the Wikitree Relationship Finder is a resounding yes, they share the same great grandfather William Wentworth.

It is probably impossible to prove this, but the timing of the events suggests Amos Robinson Jr. may have disposed of his property in Lebanon, Connecticut around the time of the birth of his daughter Cynthia in 1767, then went to Cromwell for one last big family reunion celebration, and the baptism of his infant daughter; all the while knowing that he was moving to Hartford, Vermont and unlikely to see his family soon, or perhaps never again. The history text, History of Hartford, from page 49 and on documents numerous instances of the civic participation of Amos and his brother Eleazer Robinson. On page 140 of the text there is an item with an 18 Sept 1769 assignment for Eleazer Robinson to settle land damages from road construction and this entry establishes a 1769 presence of the Robinson brothers in Hartford, Vermont. Later in 1773, Amos Robinson was selected to be a surveyor for new lots for the town, and after this date, the name of Amos Robinson routinely appears in the town records and Amos rises to a position of social and civic prominence, eventually serving the community in the state Legislative body. Hence, both Amos Jr. and Eliezer were well-established citizens of Vermont/New Hampshire at the outbreak of the Revolution.

It should also be noted that on page 257 of the History of Hartford, there is an 1806 membership roster of the local Baptist church and this membership roll includes Amos Robinson Jr., his son Daniel, and one Jacob Colburn, almost certainly Amos Robinson's brother-in-law--the husband of his younger sister Priscilla; thus providing evidence that Jacob and Priscilla survived the war and that they followed her older half-brothers to Vermont.

An interesting sidebar to this story is that Amos and Eliezer Robinson and their families were living in Vermont at a particularly volatile point in the history of the state. Vermont was NOT one of the thirteen colonies who had banded together to break away from the British, it was in fact, under the control of New York, much to the chagrin of many of the local people, so on 15 January 1777 Vermonters took matters into their own hands and declared independence from New York and the Crown ostensibly to avoid entanglement in the ongoing war. This streak of independence did not sit well with the Continental Congress and they refused to admit Vermont as a separate state, rather viewing them as part of New York well after the war ended. Consequently Vermont was actually an independent nation-state throughout the Revolutionary war and even considered an offer to reunite with Britain as part of Canada. This [https://ancestralfindings.com/vermont/ independent nation] status continued until 1791 when Vermont's anti-slavery position was needed to retain a balance of power between the pro and anti slavery forces in the federal government, and consequently was granted statehood as part of the deal to admit Kentucky.

A second branch of the family was established in the Plattsburgh/Chazy area of Clinton County, New York, by Amos Robinson's son Daniel Robinson, probably in the mid-1790's. Daniel's first two children were born in Cromwell Connecticut, but the third, Lewis Samuel Sage Robinson was born 1791 somewhere in Massachusetts, and the next known child, Thankful, was born in Clinton County, NY in 1798, thus supporting a mid-1790's migration date. Daniel's Revolutionary war service qualified him for bounty land, which he was indeed granted, but it appears he assigned his warrant to a broker, so the move to Clinton, County appears to have been a choice based on personal preference. Once relocated to Clinton County, New York, Daniel makes this area his home and remains in this area for the remainder of his life. As of Sept 2020, no related families have been found living near Daniel, so it appears (at least on the surface) that Daniel made this move on his own.

Finally, a third branch of the Amos Robinson family remained (at least for a time) in the Middletown/Hartford area of Connecticut, at least for another generation. There are records placing son David Robinson in the Hartford, Conn area prior to his death in 1826 and Mary (Strickland) Robinson, widow of son John, and her children are found in records in and around Farmington, Connecticut after John Robinson's 1779 death.

The Revolution

Whether or not Amos Robinson Sr. lived through the Revolution is unknown, but regardless of whether he was alive or not, the Revolution had a profound impact on his family. Various records have been collected which establish, with certainty, that his sons John, David, and Daniel served in the Revolution, and there are other Revolutionary payroll records to be found for an Amos, Eliezer, Aaron, and Asa Robinson, who may be the sons of Amos Robinson Sr. or perhaps descended from an entirely different branch of the Robinson family, further research and analysis is required to accurately establish the lineage of these Robinson soldiers. Nevertheless, the Revolutionary war records for sons John, David, and Daniel Robinson, are well documented and connected to Amos Robinson Sr., and the story of their service may be told as follows:

  1. ) John Robinson, the eldest son of Amos Robinson and his second wife Lydia Wentworth, paid the ultimate price in the service of the United States in the War of the Revolution, as the Cromwell, Connecticut Church records state that John Robinson died 18 July 1779 at Norwalk, which coincides with the timing of the Battle of Norwalk. However, that may not be the complete story and may represent a date that John went missing in action as his name appears on the list of patriot soldiers held as POWs on the HMS Jersey as compiled by "The Society Of Old Brooklynites" in 1888, which identifies three POWs named John Robinson and there is a good possibility that this John Robinson is one of those three. The SAR and DAR records citing brother David Robinson's Revolutionary War service, state that the family tradition of his descendants held that David was captured and held as a prisoner of war by the British in the Prison ship HMS Jersey, and that his name was on the "The Society Of Old Brooklynites" list of prisoners of war held on the Jersey. However David Robinson's name is NOT on that POW list, but John's name is there; hence it seems highly probable that John Robinson was the family member who was a POW, captured at Norwalk and hauled off to the Prison ship prison ship HMS Jersey where he was held under barbarous conditions until he succumbed to the cruel conditions. The subsequent retelling of the story appears to have morphed the facts from the POW being the brother of David to becoming David instead. In either case, John Robinson lost his life in the service of the United States, as a result of his participation in the defense of Norwalk, Conn. from the British invasion, and as a result he left fatherless, a family of five minor children, with a sixth on the way; son Amos Robinson was born in November some five months after his father John was killed/captured at Norwalk. The price of freedom for this family was enormous. John Robinson served under Capt. Edward Eells in the service of the 3rd Battalion under the command of Col. Samuel Wyllys. John Robinson fought in the Siege of Boston, the Battle of Long Island, and was killed or captured at the Battle of Norwalk.
  2. ) David Robinson, son of Amos Robinson Sr. and Lydia Wentworth, was born in 1747 and was 29 years of age at the time of the Declaration of Independence. David enlisted in the 8th Regiment of the Connecticut Line under the command of Col. John Chandler; and in the Company of Nathan Stoddard on 22 May 1777 for a term of eight months. The 8th Regiment saw action at the Battle of Germantown, the Siege of Fort Mifflin, and the Battle of Monmouth. The [Record of service of Connecticut men in the I. War of the Revolution page 236] notes that David "Roberson" was in the company of Nathan Stoddard (who was killed by a cannonball hit to the head at Fort Mifflin), enlisted on 22 May 1777 and the Company payroll record of April 1778 notes that "David Roberson" died on 1 March 1778. From here the story gets a little fuzzy, as reported on the Company payroll, of now Capt. Samuel Sanford, who reported on his April 1778 payroll, that March ye first David Roberson and two other privates were Dead, with a fourth private dead on March 22. Hence it is seems probable that the unit had been engaged in some type of combat action and that the Capt. had presumed these four to have died. However, there is a 1790 and a 1810 census record in Connecticut which very much appear to be for this David Robinson; and there is an 8 March 1778 baptism record for a David Robinson, the son of David Robinson at Upper Houses, Connecticut. In addition there are a number of SAR and DAR records in which subsequent descendants of the family assert that David Robinson had been captured by the British and was a POW on board the notorious prison ship HMS Jersey because the name David Robinson was on the list of 8000 prisoners held captive on the Jersey as compiled by the "Society of old Brooklyunites". Only David's name is not on this list of Jersey POWs though the name of his brother John Robinson does appear on this list. So what happened? The answer is clearly in the realm of conjecture, but there are only a limited number of possibilities, the 1 March 1778 date does not correspond to any known major military action in the war, but was clearly in the lead up to the Battle of Monmouth, NJ in June of 1778, and the Capt clearly thought David and two others in his Company had died on that date; thus they could have actually been killed in action or by an accident; or they could have been wounded and left behind, presumed dead, and captured by the British; and there is also the possibility of being wounded, but escaping. Finally, there is a much less noble possibility that he deserted to be with his family when his son was born and deliberately disappeared for a period of time. The tradition carried by the family that David had been a POW held on the HMS Jersey, seems likely to be a conflation of the Revolutionary War story of his brother John; however there is usually a grain of truth in these family stories, so it certainly cannot be completely dismissed. Based on the information at hand, it seems most likely that David was wounded bad enough that he was unable escape on his own and his company was of the opinion he was dead or dying. It may well be that he was then captured and held prisoner, but not on the Jersey, then recovered and was later reunited with his family. Whatever the case, the April 1778 payroll record is that last military record for David and there is no record of a pension for David, which might have been expected for a serious wound, given that pensions were available for the disabled as early as 1776.
  3. ) Daniel Robinson, the ninth son, and eleventh child or Amos Robinson Sr. was a soldier in the Revolutionary War, but he was no ordinary soldier; he was in the elite Company of an Elite Regiment created by George Washington and an act of the Continental Congress, and had the award been available at the time, he would have received the purple heart for his service. Daniel provides the narrative of his war service in a good bit of detail in his application for a service pension in October of 1820. His pension application affirms Daniel served in the Connecticut Continental line as a trumpeter enlisting at Colchester, Connecticut on the 19th day of May 1775, on his eighteenth birthday, in the Company of Capt. Holdridge, in the Infantry of Col. Wyllys of the Conneticut line. He served this unit for eight months, and when his term of enlistment expired, he then enlisted at Peekskill and served, for the duration of the War until his discharge on the 12th of June 1783, in the Company of Light Dragoons of Capt. Benjamin Talmadge, under the command of the Regiment of Col. Elisha Sheldon. Daniel Robinson was discharged at Danbury, Connecticut. Daniel was in the Battles of Roxbury, Dorchester, Brandywine, Flatbush, Germantown, and several others. He was wounded in the Battle of Poundridge. (DON'T MISS the hotlink to the LIGHT DRAGOONS as the link has an incredible story to tell. ) In his application for a Revolutionary War Pension, Daniel documents that he continuously served in the War from 19th of May 1775, the day of his eighteenth birthday until his discharge on the 12th of June 1783, a period of eight years; re-enlisting twice in this period, once at Roxbury, Mass, and the second time with Sheldon's Horse at Peekskill, New York.

Genealogical Records

Vital Records

Vital Records from Topsfield Massachusetts

  • Primary Source, Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988 [1] Data Summary;
  1. ) Topsfield, Mass VR; Page 93: Children of John and Dorithy Robinson:
  2. ) John Robinson, son of John, born 16 Jan 1673.
  3. ) Jacob Robinson, son of John, born 2 June 1680
    1. ) Jacob Robinson, son of Jacob and Elisabeth, born 4 Feb 1709
      1. ) Dorothy Robinson, dau of Jacob and Mary, 10 March 1742-3
      2. ) Ebenezer Robinson, son of Jacob and Mary, 11 Aug 1746
      3. ) Elisabeth Robinson, dau. of Jacob and Mary, 4 Jan 1738/9
      4. ) Jacob Robinson, son of Jacob and Mary, born 26 Sept 1733
      5. ) John Robinson, son of Jacob and Mary, born 24 July 1735
      6. ) Mary Robinson, dau. of Jacob and Mary, 3 July 1737
      7. ) Sarah Robinson, dau. of Jacob and Mary, 16 Sep 1749
      8. ) Zacheus Robinson, son of Jacob and Mary, born 30 Jan 1740
    2. ) Amos Robinson, son of Jacob and Elisabeth, born 5 Apr. 1711
    3. ) John Robinson, son of Jacob and Elisabeth, born 15 Apr. 1713
    4. ) Elisabeth Robinson, dau of Jacob and Elisabeth, born 2 Nov 1715
  4. ) Dorithy Robinson, dau of John and Dorithy, born 8 Dec 1682.
  5. ) Daniel Robinson, son of John, born 16 Sep 1677
  6. ) Joseph Robinson, son of John and Dorithy, born 16 Dec 1684.
  7. ) Samuel Robinson, son of John, born 22 Nov 1668
  8. ) Thomas Robinson, son John, born 18 March 1671

Vital Records from Lunenburg, Massachusetts:

  • Primary Source, Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988 [6] Data Summary;
  1. ) Ancestry.com Image; Lunenburg, Mass VR; Page 121 of 474: Children of Amos Robinson born at Lunenburg, Mass.:
    1. ) Amos Robinson, Ye son of Amos Robinson and of Priscilla his wife Born -- July ye 26th 1734.
    2. ) Eliezer Robinson, Ye son of Amos Robinson and of Priscilla his wife Born March ye 1735/6
    3. ) Daniel Robinson, Ye son of Amos Robinson and of Priscilla his wife, Born at Lunenburg April the 13th 1738.
    4. ) John Robinson, Ye son of Amos Robinson and of Lydia his wife, Born August ye 14th , 1744.

Vital Records from Groton, Massachusetts.

  • Primary Source, Jay Mack Holbrook; Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988 [10] Data Summary;
  1. ) Ancestry.com Image; Groton, Mass VR; Page 37 of 990: Prisilla Robinson, daughter of Amos Robinson and Lidia his wife was born February the 24, 1746, and Dyed March the 16, 1746.
  2. ) David Robinson, the son of Amos Robinson and Lidia, his wife was born at Groton {Mass.} March ye 9, 1747.

Vital Records from Norwich, Connecticut:

  • Primary Source, Connecticut Births and Christenings, 1649-1906Births and Christenings, 1649-1906 [11] Data Summary:
  1. ) Norwich VR; Reuben Robinson, son of Amos and Lydia Robinson, was born 18 March 1751 at Norwich Township, New London, Connecticut.

Vital records from Lebanon, Connecticut for Amos Robinson Jr.:

  • Primary Source, The Barbour Collection of Connecticut Town Vital Records 1646-1854, Lebanon, Conn., Vol 22 [13] Data extract from Barbour Vital Records for Lebanon, Conn for Robinson:
  1. ) Lebanon, Conn. VR: Page 176: Amos Robinson married Deborah Hide on 11 May 1758 by Rev. Williams. {This Amos Robinson was the son of Amos Robinson Sr. The proof is in the History of Hartford, Vermont; page 190, which documents the move of Amos Robinson of Lebanon, CT to Hartford, VT and provides cemetery data for this Amos and his wife Deborah--death dates and age at death for Amos and Deborah; as he was born in 1734, his identity is clearly Amos Robinson Jr.}
    1. ) Amos Robinson {Jr.}, son of Amos and Deborah, was born 25 Sep 1767.
    2. ) Artemus Robinson, son of Amos and Deborah, was born 6 Jan 1761.
    3. ) Betsey Robinson, daughter of Amos and Deborah, was born 29 July 1762.
    4. ) Deborah Robinson, daughter of Amos and Deborah, was born 30 May 1765.
    5. ) Pamelia Robinson, daughter of Amos and Deborah, was born 29 May 1759.

Church Records

Records from the First Congregational Church of Norwich, Connecticut:

  1. ) Image; Connecticut, Church Record Abstracts, 1630-1920; page 304: Reuben Robinson, son of Amos, bp. 22 Oct 1752 at the First Congregational Church of Norwich, Conn. {Editorial (RRB): this is the same Reuben Robinson born in Norwich [11] on 18 March 1751.}

The following Cromwell Connecticut Church Record is the central connecting document essential to weld together the large family of Amos Robinson Sr. It should be noted that the record does not offer that single declaration that binds Amos Robinson Sr. son of Jacob Robinson, and his family together as one would hope for. Rather a strong circumstantial case can be made that this Amos Robinson, found in the following Cromwell Connecticut church records from about 1753 to 1767 was indeed the same Amos Robinson, son of Jacob that was born in Lunenburg, Mass. It should also be noted that it is probable that Amos Robinson lived the remainder of his life in Cromwell, but no records have been found to affirm nor refute this assertion. The basis of this linking, circumstantial evidence is that four of Amos Robinson's sons, born in three disparate locations, all appear together with Amos Robinson Sr and Lydia in a later-in-life context here in Cromwell, Connecticut. When aggregated and analyzed as a complete data set, this record provides a powerful circumstantial case that the Amos Robinson identified in the Cromwell Church records is the same Amos Robinson born in 1711 at Topsfield, Mass:

  1. ) This Cromwell, Connecticut record documents the 4 June 1765 death of Reuben Robinson, and specifically identifies him as the son of Amos and Lydia. The Norwich, Conn vital record [11] establishes that Reuben Robinson, son of Amos and Lydia, was born in Norwich in 18 March 1751. Thus, this Cromwell record connects Amos, Lydia, and Reuben (born in Norwich), and places all three of them in Cromwell, Conn. in 1767. The Hyde genealogy [14] also states that Amos and Lydia had a son Reuben, but conflates the identity of Amos Jr. with Amos Sr. and incorrectly asserts Reuben's father to be Amos Robinson Jr., rather than Amos Sr. The secondary consequence of this false parentage assertion is that Amos Jr would have had to married a Lydia (unknown) as his first wife by the age of 15; a possible, but a bit absurd idea.
  2. ) Second, this Cromwell record documents the 10 March 1763 marriage of John Robinson, and subsequent birth of his children at Cromwell in this same record with Amos and Lydia in the same time period. The Lunenburg, Massachusetts records [6] document John Robinson as the first son of Amos Robinson Sr. and Lydia Wentworth born "August ye 14th , 1744" in Lunenburg. Therefore, if these two John Robinson identities are the same person, and circumstances certainly seem to affirm that they are, then John Robinson was nineteen years of age at the time of his marriage at Cromwell; a bit young but certainly viable.
  3. ) Third, this Cromwell record documents the April 1769 marriage of David Robinson, and subsequent birth of his children at Cromwell in this same record with Amos and Lydia in the same time period. The Groton, Massachusetts vital records [10] document David Robinson as the son of Amos Robinson Sr. and Lydia Wentworth born "March ye 9, 1747" in Groton. Therefore, if these two David Robinson identities are the same person, and circumstances certainly seem to affirm that they are, then David Robinson was almost twenty two years of age at the time of his marriage at Cromwell, and a nearly perfect data fit.
  4. ) Fourth, Amos Robinson Jr., despite living in Lebanon, Connecticut, appears the the Cromwell, Conn. church record to have his infant child baptized. The birth of Amos Robinson's daughter Cynthia is record in the Lebanon, Conn. vital records on , but then this Cromwell, Conn. record notes that Sintha Robinson, son of Amos Robinson, Jr. was baptized in Cromwell on 16 Aug 1767. The male - female mixed identification casts some doubt on this assertion, nevertheless the timeframes and identities of the parents and family make a strong case that Amos Robinson Jr, brought his newborn child to Cromwell to celebrate a big family event with his extended family. The Jr. designation in the church record is certainly a flag inserted by the church recorder that this Amos Robinson was a different Amos Robinson than noted in numerous other concurrent church records.
  5. ) Priscilla, Daniel, and Elizabeth, the children identified as offspring of Amos Robinson in the Cromwell Church record, are namesakes closely identified with Amos Robinson Sr. born 1711 at Topsfield, Mass. Priscilla was the name of his first wife Priscilla Lake and of Lydia's sister, if the family structure asserted in this profile is correct, then Amos Robinson Sr. and Lydia Wentworth had two daughters named in honor of his first wife Priscilla and/or Lydia's sister Priscilla (the first died as an infant--but Lydia did not have a namesake daughter). Amos had an uncle named Daniel Robinson, and presumably named two of his sons Daniel, after this favorite uncle. It is unknown what became of the first Daniel, of two, but it would seem quite certain that the first Daniel died sometime prior to the birth of the second Daniel baptized 22 May 1757 in Cromwell. Elizabeth (Cummings) Robinson was the mother of Amos Robinson Sr., and he also had a sister named Elizabeth Robinson, hence not surprisingly Amos Sr. named his other daughter Elizabeth as well.
  6. ) As a final note on the circumstantial evidence linking Amos Robinson Sr. to these records in Cromwell, it should be noted that there are vital and church records in Lebanon, Conn. for an Amos Robinson, that in the absence of other supporting documentation, could reasonably be considered to be for Amos Robinson Sr. Eliezer Robinson, son of Amos Robinson Sr., is found in the Lebanon records and two of the children, Daniel and Elizabeth bear family names completely parallel to the Daniel and Elizabeth born to Amos in Cromwell, hence the possibility that Deborah Hyde was the third wife of Amos Robinson Sr. seems a viable possibility. However, the History of Hartford, Vermont, establishes in absolutely clear terms that the Amos Robinson, a founder of Hartford, VT, married to Deborah Hyde, a brother to Eliezer Robinson (who also moved to Hartford, VT), and a transplant from Lebanon, Conn. was born in 1736 (as identified on his Hartford, VT tombstone), hence he was almost certainly the son of Amos Robinson Sr. born in Lunenburg, Massachusett. This and other information written in the History of Hartford, establish, beyond a reasonable doubt, that the Amos Robinson and Eliezer Robinson in Lebanon were the adult sons of Amos Robinson Sr. Thus, the only Amos Robinson who remains as a proper genealogical fit to the timeframe and family associations in the Cromwell Record is Amos Robinson Sr.
  • Primary Source, Connecticut, Church Record Abstracts, 1630-1920, Vol 22 Cromwell [5] Data Extract:
  1. ) Cromwell Church Records; Page 111-113; Image 115 of 218: First Congregational Church Cromwell, Connecticut; Church Records for Amos Robinson: Amos Robinson renewed baptismal covenant 1 July 1753. {The covenant renewal was concurrent with the baptism of his son Hezekiah.}
    1. ) Asa Robinson, son of Amos & ____, was baptized 15 Aug 1762.
    2. ) Sintha Robinson, son of Amos Robinson Jr. & ___ was bapt. 16 Aug 1767. {The Jr. designation suggests that the father of Sintha, was a different Amos than the father of the other children in this record. Furthermore, the high correlation between this Sintha baptized on 16 Aug 1767 at Cromwell and Cynthia, daughter of Amos Robinson Jr. and his wife Dorothy who was born 9 Aug 1767 in Lebanon, Conn., suggests Amos Jr. brought the infant Cynthia to Cromwell to be baptized as a family event. }
    3. ) Daniel, son of Amos Robinson & ____ was baptized 22 May 1757.
      1. ) Daniel Robinson married Thankful Sage 25 Sept 1783
        1. ) Polly Robinson, daughter of Daniel and Thankful, was baptized 11 Sept 1785.
        2. ) Sally Robinson, daughter of Daniel and Thankful, was baptized 10 Oct 1784.
      2. ) Daniel & wife Thankful Robinson, ch. conf. Sept 19, 1784.
      3. ) Daniel Robinson, & w. renewed baptismal covenant Oct 10, 1784.
    4. ) Elizabeth Robinson, dau. of Amos &____ bapt. 5 Jan 1755.
    5. ) Hezekiah Robinson, son of Amos & ____ bapt. 1 July 1753.
      1. ) Hezekiah Robinson, son of Amos, died 12 Jan 1754.
    6. ) Priscilla Robinson, dau. of Amos &____, bapt.12 Aug 1759.
      1. ) Priscilla Robinson, married Jacob Colburn, 8 Feb 1785.
    7. ) Reuben Robinson, son of Amos & Lydea, d. 4 June 1765. {Editorial Comment (RRB), the notation in the previous transcriptions implies that the mother of each of the children was named, but that the name was undecipherable by the transcriptionist, probably because the right hand side of the paper was damaged. Note, the only known Amos Robinson married to a Lydia, was Amos Robinson Sr. married to Lydia Wentworth, the Hyde Genealogy [14], suggests that Reuben was the son of Amos Jr and Lydia, but there is no other record to support this assertion. Furthermore, Amos Jr was only 15 when Reuben was conceived, a possible, but highly unlikely scenario. Thus, the most probable reading of this statement is that Amos Robinson Sr. and his wife Lydia were the parents of Reuben who died in 1765 at Cromwell, Conn. This also implies that Amos Robinson Sr. and his wife Lydia were residents of Cromwell in 1767 and is affirmed by the presence of a Lydia Robinson as the head of a Middletown household in 1790.}
    8. ) Cromwell Church Records; Page 111-113; Image 115 of 218: John Robinson married Mary Strickland on 10 March 1763 at the First Congregational Church of Cromwell, Connecticut. {Editorial (RRB): This John Robinson is almost certainly the son of Amos Sr. and Lydia Wentworth born 14 Aug 1744 at Lunenburg, Mass. [6] This 1763 marriage record then establishes that John, would have been 19 at the time of his marriage, which is a bit young; but the presence of his father (Amos Sr.), and siblings (Amos Jr. Reuben, in this church record (along with brothers Amos Jr. and Eliezer in Lebanon), is far too powerful for this to be mere coincidence. In addition, it should be noted that John names one of his sons Amos (presumably after his father) and another son, Reuben, after his deceased brother; providing further circumstantial evidence linking John as a son of Amos Sr. }
      1. ) John and his wife renewed their baptismal covenant 18 Dec 1764.
      2. ) Amos Robinson, son of John & Mary, was baptized 21 Nov 1779.
      3. ) Child of John & Mary born and died in June 1765.
      4. ) John Robinson, son of John and Mary, was baptized 11 Sept 1774.
      5. ) John Robinson, son of John, bapt. 19 May 1776.
        1. ) John Robinson, died 24 Sept 1811, "lost at Sea."
      6. ) Martha Robinson, dau of John & Mary, bp. 30 March 1766.
        1. ) Martha Robinson, m. Joel Brussel 20 Aug 1782.
      7. ) R(e)uben Robinson, son of John and Mary, bp. 1 Oct 1769.
      8. ) Sarah Robinson, dau of John and Mary, bp. 16 Aug 1772.
      9. ) Sibbel Robinson, dau of John and Mary, bp. 18 Dec 1763.
      10. ) William Robinson, son of John and Mary, bp. 20 Dec 1767.
      11. ) John Robinson, died 18 July 1779; killed at Norwalk.
    9. ) Cromwell Church Records; Page 111-113; Image 115 of 218: David Robinson married Mary Sage April 1769 at the Congregational Church of Cromwell, Connecticut. {Editorial (RRB): The presence of David alongside Amos Sr. and many sons and daughters of Amos Sr. and the timeliness of this 1769 marriage date led to the deduction that David was another heretofore unknown son of Amos Sr. An open search of the indexed internet records, based on this deduction, then led to a Groton, Mass birth record [10] which affirmed David to be the son of Amos and Lydia Robinson.}
      1. ) David Robinson & wife Mary renewed baptismal covenant 28 May 1769.
      2. ) Mary Ann, daughter of David and Mary, was bp. 10 Sept 1769.
    10. ) Cromwell Church Records; Page 111-113; Image 115 of 218: Aaron Robinson married Deborah Sage 3 November 1768 at the Congregational Church of Cromwell, Connecticut. {Editorial (RRB): the records of Aaron Robinson have been placed here as a son of Amos Robinson Sr. on the basis of the correlation of the timeliness and coexistence his marriage record in this Cromwell church record to other sons and daughters of Amos Robinson Sr. As of Aug 2020, no other record has been found to substantiate this assertion. }
      1. ) Aaron Robinson & wife renewed baptismal covenant 6 Aug 1769.
      2. ) Infant child of Aaron Robinson died 30 Nov 1783.
      3. ) Calvin Robinson, son of Aaron & Deborah, bp. 8 March 1772.
      4. ) Luther Robinson, son of Aaron & Deborah, bp. 8 Oct 1769
      5. ) Luther Robinson, son of Aaron & Deborah, died 28 Oct 1776.

Marriage Records

  • Primary Source, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001" [3] Data:
  1. ) Lunenburgh, Mass. Marriage Record: Extracts from the records of the town of Topsfield, Massachusetts:
    1. ) Amos Robinson of Lunenburgh, and Priscilla Lake of Topsfield, were married on ye 3rd of Sept 1733.
    2. ) Amos Robinson of Lunenburgh, and Lydia Wentworth of Topsfield, were married on ye 24th of November 1743.
  • Primary Source, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1695-1910" [4] Data:
  1. ) Topsfield, Mass. Marriage Record: Amos Robinson of Lunenburgh, and Lydia Wentworth of Topsfield, were married on ye 24th of November 1743.

Census Records

  • Primary Source, United States Census, 1790, [2] : Data summary: In the 1790 census, Lydia Robinson, was the head of a Middleton, Middlesex, Connecticut household. Members of the household include:
  1. ) 1790 Middleton, Middlesex, Connecticut Census, Image 5 of 7: Lydia Robinson. {Name is about half way down on the fourth column.}
  2. ) Nearby enumerations:
    1. ) Lewis Samuel Sage. {Father of three of Lydia Robinson's daughter-in-laws is enumerated four lines from Lydia--they were next door neighbors.
  3. ) Enumeration date: This 1790 Middletown, Connecticut Census was enumerated on 7 February 1791. {As Lydia Robinson is enumerated as the head of house, it is exceedingly likely that her husband Amos Robinson Sr. had passed away prior to this date.}

Published Genealogical Information

  1. ) Hyde Genealogy; page 80: Deborah Hyde (163), born at Lebanon, Conn., on 16 Oct 1734, was the eldest daughter of Ebenezer Hyde (27) by his first wife, Dorothy Throop of Lebanon, was a grand daughter of Samuel Hyde (4) of the third generation. She married 11 May 1758, Amos Robinson, of Lebanon. They settled at Lebanon and had the following children recorded to them there. I have no further account of them. Children of Amos Robinson and Deborah Hyde:
    1. ) Pamela Robinson (810); b. 29 March 1759 at Lebanon.
    2. ) Artemas Robinson (808); b. 6 Jan 1761 at Lebanon.
    3. ) Elizabeth Robinson (811); b. 29 July 1762 at Lebanon.
    4. ) Amos Robinson {III}' (809); b. 30 May 1765 at Lebanon.
    5. ) Deborah Robinson (812); b. 30 May 1765 at Lebanon (twin to Amos), d. 11 June 1769.
    6. ) Cynthia Robinson (813); b. 9 Aug 1767 at Lebanon, d. 11 June 1769.
  2. ) Amos Robinson had previously married at Norwich a wife whose christian name was Lydia, and had by her one child, Reuben, b. 18 March 1751 at Norwich.

Research Notes

  1. ) The following definitions and syntax conventions apply to the preceding text of this profile:
    1. ) A Primary Source contains data that was recorded by the person in the profile; or by someone known to or with first hand knowledge of that person, during the person's lifetime, death or within two generations thereafter.
    2. ) A Secondary Source is a genealogical reference created as the result of a extensive study of available source material and it provides some evidence of the source documentation used to generate the text data.
    3. ) A Tertiary Source is a genealogical data source which is a collection of genealogical information that does not cite Primary or Secondary information sources, and the data may be factual or hearsay.
    4. ) Braces {Editorial Note Example} are used to insert editorial comments; that is to say, information or clarification that is not contained in the original, cited source material.

Sources

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988, Ancestry.com. Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011. Town and City Clerks of Massachusetts. Massachusetts Vital and Town Records. Provo, UT: Holbrook Research Institute (Jay and Delene Holbrook). Scanned document Image
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 "United States Census, 1790," database with images, FamilySearch (Rev: accessed 31 August 2020), Lydia Robinson, Middleton, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States; citing p. 425, NARA microfilm publication M637, (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 1; FHL microfilm 568,141. Lydia Robinson in the 1790 US census
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q29L-TPX5 : 18 February 2020), Amos Robinson and Priscilla Lake, 03 Sep 1733; citing Marriage, Lunenburg, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, Massachusetts Secretary of the Commonwealth, Boston; FHL microfilm 004934225. Scanned image of Lunenburgh, Worcester, Mass. marriage record
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Massachusetts Marriages, 1695-1910", database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FHTT-4HQ : 24 January 2020), Amos Robinson, 1743. Scanned image of original marriage record
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 5.6 5.7 5.8 5.9 Connecticut, Church Record Abstracts, 1630-1920, Vol 22 Cromwell Ancestry.com database on-line. Provo, UT, USA: 2013. Connecticut. Church Records Index. Connecticut State Library, Hartford, Connecticut. Cromwell First Congregational Church (1715-1875) Title Page
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 6.5 6.6 6.7 Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988, Records 1720-1763, Minutes Reports, Town of Lunenburg; Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011. Town and City Clerks of Massachusetts. Massachusetts Vital and Town Records. Provo, UT: Holbrook Research Institute (Jay and Delene Holbrook). Scanned document Image; same data repeated in this document Image. Birth record of the four sons of Amos born in Lunenburg, Mass.
  7. "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001," database with images, FamilySearch (rev: 18 February 2020), Amos Robinson in entry for Amos Robinson, 26 Jul 1734; citing Birth, Lunenburg, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, Massachusetts Secretary of the Commonwealth, Boston; FHL microfilm 004934225.
  8. "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915", database, FamilySearch (rev: 15 January 2020), Amos Robinson in entry for Eliezer Robinson, 1735.
  9. "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915", database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VQD8-V5D : 15 January 2020), Amos Robinson in entry for Daniel Robinson, 1738.
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 10.4 10.5 Holbrook, Jay Mack; Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988, Massachusetts Vital Records, Groton 1640-1900; Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011. Town and City Clerks of Massachusetts. Massachusetts Vital and Town Records. Provo, UT: Holbrook Research Institute (Jay and Delene Holbrook). Scanned document Image; from Ancestry Record 2495 #6880356.
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 11.3 11.4 "Connecticut Births and Christenings, 1649-1906", database, FamilySearch (Rev : 7 January 2020), Amos Robinson in entry for Reuben Robinson, 1751.
  12. 12.0 12.1 Connecticut, Church Record Abstracts, 1630-1920; Connecticut Church Records, Norwich First Congregational Church, 1699 - 1917 ; Connecticut. Church Records Index. Connecticut State Library, Hartford, Connecticut, 1947.
  13. The Barbour Collection of Connecticut Town Vital Records, Lebanon 1700-1854 Vol 22, Text available:
    1. ) Print: The Barbour Collection of Connecticut Town Vital Records, Lebanon 1700-1854 Vol 22, Compiled by Nancy E. Schott, General Editor Lorriaine Cook White, Genealogical Publishing Company, Baltimore, MD, 2000. (In print, available at Amazon.com)
    2. ) Index to online availability of all 55 Volumes of the Barbour Collection: Available at:
      1. ) Online at Ancestry. com (fee reqd): Connecticut Town Birth Records, pre-1870 (Barbour Collection) Ancestry.com online database. White, Lorraine Cook, ed. The Barbour Collection of Connecticut Town Vital Records. Vol. 1-55. Baltimore, MD, USA: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1994-2002. Ancestry Record 1062 #302020; Page 176-177; Robinson
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 Walworth, Reuben Hyde, Hyde genealogy, or, The descendants, in the female as well as in the male lines, from William Hyde, of Norwich, Vol I, Albany, J. Munsell, 78 State St., 1864. Alternate source: Hyde Genealogy at Google Books.

Other Sources

  1. ) Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988; page 217; Births at Lunenburgh, Massachusetts:
    1. ) Amos Robinson ye son of Amos Robinson and of Priscilla his wife, born July ye 26th 1734
    2. ) Eliezer Robinson, ye son of Amos Robinson and of Priscilla his wife, born March ye 17th 1735/6.
    3. ) (page 218) Daniel Robinson, ye son of Amos Robinson and of Priscilla his wife, born at Lunenburg April the 13th 1738.
    4. ) John Robinson the son of Amos Robinson & Lydia his wife, born August ye 14th 1744.
  1. ) page 190: Cemetery at White River Junction: Mrs. Daborough Robinson died in 1780 at the age of 44; Amos Robinson died in 1812 at the age of 78. From this it may be concluded that Amos Robinson, the husband of Deborah Hyde from Lebanon, Connecticut was born in 1734, hence could not have been Amos Robinson Sr. who was born in 1711. Therefore the assertion in the Hyde Genealogy stating that Amos first married Lydia first means that 1) Amos Robinson Jr. could have indeed married a Lydia with an unknown surname as his first wife, or 2) this is mis-information and is a data conflation with his father Amos Robinson Sr. who was married to Lydia Wentworth.


  • 1790 Middletown, Middlesex, Connecticut Census: Lydia Robinson. about halfway down on the fourth column. Enumerated about four houses away from Lewis Samuel Sage--affirms that they were next door neighbors. Census date is 7 February 1791. Lydia is still alive at this date, but Amos Robinson Sr. is not.

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