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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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