Robinson Family

Contributed by Jen Peel
© 2009

Robinson, James Tomison, William Hennis and Green Berry Parker Families of Jasper County, Mississippi

 

 

Jasper County,  Mississippi - 1850

My Robinson line starts in Jasper MS in 1843, the year my 3rd great grandfather was born. By 1850, William Franklin and his 2 brothers, Ransom and John, were living with the Green Berry and Ellender [nee Thompson (my guess...maybe Tomison instead of Thompson)] Parker Family. The boys appear to be orphaned. There are two other groups of orphaned Robinson children in Jasper in 1850. With the help of other researchers, we have proven they are not related to my boys. Also living with the family is Easter Parker. She is listed as William Franklin Robinson’s grandmother in the 1870 Census. Other than that, I do not know the boys' relation to Green Berry and Ellender. The Jasper County records from this era have burned. I have no idea who WF and his brother's parents are.

 

On the next page of the census is the “Tannison” family. The Tannison family is actually the James Tomison and Charlotte UNK ( well, we think it is Ridgeway) family. Living with them are some of their children: Malissa Diadema and Robert Roan Tomison. Soon after 1850, Malissa marries William Hennis and Robert marries Charlotte Williams in Jasper County. We have 3 letters from Robert Roan sent to another brother giving the marriage details.

 

Houston, Texas- 1860

In 1860, William Franklin Robinson is in Houston, TX living with the Robert Roan and Nancy (nee Williams) Tomison family. His brother Ransom is living a couple of houses down with the William A and Melissa (nee Tomison) Hennis family. Melissa is Robert Roan's sister. No sign of John Robinson. Later on, William Franklin Robinson's son, Ransom Henry Robinson, married Robert Roan Tomison's granddaughter, Charlotte Wilkins. Other than that, I have not established a Robinson-Tomison connection.

 

Bell County, Texas - 1868

In 1868, WF and his first wife, name unknown, give birth to their only child, Ransom Henry Robinson. I do not have any information pertaining to her name or death information. I am not even sure Ransom was living with William Franklin as he shows in the 1870 census living with Easter Parker...the same family from the 1850 census. 14 Feb 1870, WF marries Nancy Emaline Adams. They have many children listed below. Many of my Tomison and Robinson family lived in Bell, Mills and McLennan Counties.

For more information on the Tomison Family see the Tomison Family contribution.

The Parkers and Tomisons seem to have migrated from VA, SC, AL, MS and then to TX. I am thinking there was probably a contingent of Robinsons as well.

 

 

ROBINSON FAMILY

1. WILLIAM FRANKLIN1 ROBINSON was born 21 Aug 1843 in Jasper, Mississippi, and died 19 Jul 1925 in Dallas, Dallas, Texas. He married (2) NANCY EMALINE ADAMS 14 Feb 1870 in Falls, Texas, daughter of JAMES ADAMS and REBECCA WILKINS. She was born 14 Feb 1853 in Belton, Bell, Texas, and died 17 May 1944 in McGregor, McLennan, Texas.

 

More About WILLIAM FRANKLIN ROBINSON:

Burial: Moffat, Bell, Texas; Burial: Moffat Cemetery

Military service: 27 Feb 1863, Discharged from service

 

More About NANCY EMALINE ADAMS:

Burial: Moffat, Bell, Texas; Burial: Moffat Cemetery

Cause of Death: Cause of death - cerebral hemorrhage

 

More About WILLIAM ROBINSON and NANCY ADAMS:

Marriage: 14 Feb 1870, Falls, Texas

 

Child of WILLIAM FRANKLIN ROBINSON is:

2. i. RANSOM HENRY2 ROBINSON, b. 02 Mar 1868, Coryell, Texas; Birth date from death certificate; d. 15 Apr 1950, Alvarado, Johnson, Texas

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Children of WILLIAM ROBINSON and NANCY ADAMS are:

3. ii. ALFRED JACKSON2 ROBINSON, b. 28 Nov 1871, Gonzales, Texas; d. 25 Feb 1951, Dallas, Dallas, Texas.

4. iii. BECKY ELENOR "ELLEN" ROBINSON, b. 20 Dec 1873, Texas; d. 18 Jan 1962, Waco, McLennan, Texas.

5. iv. PALESTINE S ROBINSON, b. Jan 1876, Texas.

6. v. WILLIAM EDWARD ROBINSON, b. 28 Jan 1878, Texas; d. 21 Dec 1958, Moody, McLennan, Texas.

vi. JAMES ROBERT ROBINSON, b. Dec 1881, Texas; d. 17 Jan 1963, Waco, McLennan, Texas.

More About JAMES ROBERT ROBINSON:

Burial: Leon Junction, Coryell, Texas; Burial: Seaton Cemetery

7. vii. EMMA MAE ROBINSON, b. 1886, Texas; d. 15 Dec 1973, Denton, Texas.

8. viii. BERTHA GERTRUDE ROBINSON, b. 22 Aug 1893, Texas; d. 12 Jan 1972, Waco, McClennan, Texas.

ix. LOUIS A ROBINSON, b. Abt. 1895, Texas.

9. x. CHARLIE CROCKETT ROBINSON, b. 06 Feb 1895, Texas.

xi. ERNEST E ROBINSON, b. 22 Jan 1897, Texas; d. 18 Mar 1960, Bell, Texas.

More About ERNEST E ROBINSON:

Burial: Moody, McLennan, Texas; Burial: Moody Cemetery

Residence: 1917, Coryell, Texas

10. xii. DAISY BELL ROBINSON, b. 12 Apr 1900, Texas; d. Jun 1985, Downsville, Union, Louisiana.

 

Generation No. 2

2. RANSOM HENRY2 ROBINSON (WILLIAM FRANKLIN1) was born 02 Mar 1868 in Coryell, Texas; Birth date from death certificate, and died 15 Apr 1950 in Alvarado, Johnson, Texas. He married CALADONIA WILKINS 30 Nov 1894 in Coryell, Texas, daughter of JACKSON WILKINS and CHARLOTTE TOMISON. She was born 15 Oct 1877 in Texas, and died 14 Dec 1960 in Alvarado, Johnson, Texas.

 

More About RANSOM HENRY ROBINSON:

Burial: 17 Apr 1950, Alvarado, Johnson, Texas; Burial: Glenwood Cemetery

Cause of Death: Cause of death - hypostatic pneumonia

 

More About CALADONIA WILKINS:

Burial: 17 Dec 1960, Alvarado, Johnson, Texas; Burial: Glenwood Cemetery

Cause of Death: Cause of death - pneumonia

 

More About RANSOM ROBINSON and CALADONIA WILKINS:

Marriage: 30 Nov 1894, Coryell, Texas

 

3. ALFRED JACKSON2 ROBINSON (WILLIAM FRANKLIN1) was born 28 Nov 1871 in Gonzales, Texas, and died 25 Feb 1951 in Dallas, Dallas, Texas. He married NANCY HATTIE. She was born 1881 in Texas.

 

More About ALFRED JACKSON ROBINSON:

Burial: Dallas, Dallas, Texas; Burial: Grove Hill Cemetery

 

4. BECKY ELENOR "ELLEN"2 ROBINSON (WILLIAM FRANKLIN1) was born 20 Dec 1873 in Texas, and died 18 Jan 1962 in Waco, McLennan, Texas. She married (1) CHARLIE LEWIS SWIFT, son of JOSEPH SWIFT and LUVISA TIDWELL. He was born 1873 in Texas, and died 20 Nov 1960 in Burnet, Texas. She married (2) JOHN W BOWSER 1894 in Texas, son of WASHINGTON BOWSER. He was born 13 Jul 1871 in Kopioma, Atchison, Kansas and died 12 Sep 1953 in McLennan, Texas.

 

More About BECKY ELENOR "ELLEN" ROBINSON:

Burial: Moody, McLennan, Texas; Burial: Moody Cemetery

 

More About CHARLIE LEWIS SWIFT:

Burial: 30 Nov 1960, Llano, Texas; Burial: Bluffton Cemetery

 

5. PALESTINE S2 ROBINSON (WILLIAM FRANKLIN1) was born Jan 1876 in Texas. She married ELY THOMPSON. He died Bef. 1900 in Texas.

 

6. WILLIAM EDWARD2 ROBINSON (WILLIAM FRANKLIN1) was born 28 Jan 1878 in Texas, and died 21 Dec 1958 in Moody, McLennan, Texas. He married MAUDE LEONA BAILEY. She was born 20 Dec 1884 in Texas, and died 20 May 1957.

 

More About WILLIAM EDWARD ROBINSON:

Burial: Moody, McLennan, Texas; Burial: Moody Cemetery

 

More About MAUDE LEONA BAILEY:

Burial: Moody Cemetary, Moody, Texas

 

7. EMMA MAE2 ROBINSON (WILLIAM FRANKLIN1) was born 1886 in Texas, and died 15 Dec 1973 in Denton, Texas. She married SAMUEL VIRGIL CLEARMAN, son of ROBERT CLEARMAN and LUCINDA MABRY. He was born 21 Jan 1888 in Texas, and died 04 Sep 1951 in Denton, Texas.

More About EMMA MAE ROBINSON:

Burial: Denton, Texas; Burial: Roselawn Memorial Park

 

More About SAMUEL VIRGIL CLEARMAN:

Residence: 1920, Forney, Kaufman, Texas

 

8. BERTHA GERTRUDE2 ROBINSON (WILLIAM FRANKLIN1) was born 22 Aug 1893 in Texas, and died 12 Jan 1972 in Waco, McClennan, Texas. She married JOHN THOMAS GOODWIN. He was born 1888 in Mississippi, and died 1959 in Moody, McLennan, Texas.

 

More About BERTHA GERTRUDE ROBINSON:

Burial: Moody, McLennan, Texas; Burial: Moody Cemetery

 

9. CHARLIE CROCKETT2 ROBINSON (WILLIAM FRANKLIN1) was born 06 Feb 1895 in Texas. He married WINNIE DAVIS CLEARMAN, daughter of ROBERT CLEARMAN and LUCINDA MABRY. She was born 07 Jul 1892 in Texas.

More About CHARLIE CROCKETT ROBINSON:

Residence: 1917, Not Stated, Coryell, Texas; Residence: World War I Draft Registration Cards

More About WINNIE DAVIS CLEARMAN:

Residence: 1910, Justice Precinct 1, Bosque, Texas

 

10. DAISY BELL2 ROBINSON (WILLIAM FRANKLIN1) was born 12 Apr 1900 in Texas, and died Jun 1985 in Downsville, Union, Louisiana. She married ELBY LUTHER OWEN. He was born 11 Nov 1898 in Tennessee, and died 23 Mar 1974 in Irving, Dallas, Texas.

 

 


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