This column is part of a feature series which focuses on a different Centre County family.
This column's focus is on ROBINSON. An effort has been made to identify all persons carrying that name in the 1890 U.S. Census, using the Centre County business directory which was formed from a preliminary review of that census before the larger set of 1890 U.S. Census records was destroyed by fire. (Sadly, the postal directory does not typically provide the ages of females, but it's the best record we've got).
No books in the Pennsylvania Room of the Centre County Library in Bellefonte apparently deal with the Robinson family.
And, now, your ancestors' ROBINSON neighbors in 1890:
In BELLEFONTE Borough:
Samuel, 21, laborer--103 West Linn William, 81, laborer--102 N. Thomas Nancy
In COLLEGE Township:Rebecca--State College Emma John 18 Fred 14 George 12
In CURTIN Township:Irwin S., 39, farmer--Romola Sarah C. Ira G. 18 Sarah E. George L. 14 Irvin 12 John C. 9 William O. 7 Nancy E. Orie 1
In FERGUSON Township:Delilah P., 52, farmer--Penna. Furnace Jacob W. 25 Frances 21 Thomas N. 19 George L. 13
In HAINES Township:Everet W., 38, farmer--Coburn Sarah Cora B. Eddie C. 12 Lizzie E. John P. 9 Willis 7 Lydia M. David M. 3
In HUSTON Township:Alice Myrtle Esther Jennie James 11 Charles 9 Chauncey 9 mos.
In PHILIPSBURG Borough:Edwin F., 48, carpenter--8th Street Margaret Harry V. 23 Mary R. Frances E. Sadie L. William B. 14 Branson D. 12 Barney F. 7 Effie B. James T., 51, laborer--9th Street Elizabeth Charles M. 23 Nellie John G., 50, plasterer--2nd Street Margaret Melburta Minnie Charles M. Rayton, 34, tanner--Cherry Street Lucinda Richard G. 9 Fanny Lewis 6 mos. William 24 Henry 22 Mortica 20 Thomas, 21, cigar manufacturer--Spruce Street William O., 30, clerk--Beaver Street Electra M. Harry O. 8 Leona N. John N. 3
In RUSH Township:Cora--Philipsburg
In SNOW SHOE Township:Abraham, 31, merchant--Snow Shoe Rachael Philip 7 Louis 4 Moses 3 Reuben 11 mos.