JEFFERSON COUNTY ILLINOIS
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ISAAC W. ROBINSON


ISAAC W. ROBINSON, merchant and Notary Public, Williamsburg,
was born in Franklin Co, this state, July 20, 1845, the eldest child of
Isaac W. And Margaret (KNOX) ROBINSON, he of South Carolina and
she of Tennessee. The father was a farmer and stock dealer during life,
and she was a strong Democrat in politics. The parents moved to Jefferson
County when our subject was about two years old. There were six children
in the family, four of whom survive ----Isaac W., William A., Mary J.,
and John A. Our subject obtained his early schooling first in an old
log schoolhouse, and he afterward attended a select school about eighteen
months. During his life, he has dealt extensively in stock, and has also
given some time to farming pursuits. Thinking that he would take up law
as a profession, he studied during his leisure moments in this direction
for many years. He, however, went into business in partnership with
J.D. NORRIS, and being burnt out some time afterward, received considerable
set-back, but opened a general store himself in February, 1878, which he
still runs, carrying a line of drugs, groceries and dry goods. He has been
Assessor in this and McClellen Township, and has also been for several
years Notary Public. He married Louvina J. (MCCONNAUGHEY) GILBERT,
widow of William H. GILBERT, and daughter of James MCCONNAUGHEY,
of this county, and is blessed with two children---James W. And Martha
J. In March, 1864, Mr. ROBINSON enlisted in the

forty-fourth Illinois Volunteer Infantry, Col. Opdyke, which regiment was engaged in many heavy battles through the Southern campaign, and was finally sent to Texas, where they remained until mustered out at Springfield, this state; politically, Mr. ROBINSON is a republican.  Source: Taken from "History of Jefferson County, Illinois" by Wm. Henry Perrin 1883 Submitted by Misty Flannigan

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