ISAAC ROBINSON, a leading grocer of Irondale is a son of James Robinson who was born in Pennsylvania near Carlyle. He served seven years in the Revolutionary war, and afterward fought in the Indian wars under Gen. Harrison, the hero of Tippecanoe. He was married twice, and by the first marriage had two sons, William and John, and by the second marriage had five children, James L., Isaac, the subject of this sketch; Enoch, Daniel and Benjamin. The latter is deceased, and the oldest, of whom there has been no news for years, is also thought to be dead. The father died about 1840. Isaac was born in what isnow Lawrence county, Penn., September 22, 1822. He was educated in the common schools, and having grown up found employment as a farmer. While still a resident of Pennsylvania, he was married to Rachel, daughter of Orrin Newton, a native of Pennsylvania. They had seven children: James N., Serelda, now dead; Edwin, Dessa, wife of Dr. Tate; Carleton, Rachel and Chauncey. After he was engaged in farming, Mr. Robinson removed to Iowa where he was engaged in farming four years and he also spent three years in Kansas, in the same vocation. He then came to Irondale and embarked in the grocery business, at which he is still engaged. He is a highly esteemed citizen, and a member of the Knights of Pythias.
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