Lucius ROBINSON was born in Derby, April 5, 1853, the oldest
son of George Robinson. George Robinson was born at Tolland, Conn., in
January, 1794, and removed with his father to Holland, Vt., at an early
date, and subsequently located in Derby. He married Harriet Stewart, daughter
of Maj. Rufus Stewart, of Derby, and reared three children, Lucius, George
S., and Charles.
Lucius was educated at the Derby Acadamy, and spent his youth and
early manhood on the home farm, teaching a few terms in the district schools
during the winter months, and later speculating in cattle and produce.
In 1858 he came to Newport, and from that time until his death was prominently
connected with its farming, mercantile, hotel, banking, navigation and
railroad interests. During his later years, however, his larger schemes
were devoted to hotels, coach lines and railroad enterprises in other states.
At the time of his death be was president of the National Bank of
Newport, a director of the National Bank of Derby Line and of the Connecticut
& Passumpsic Rivers Railroad Co., and vice-president of the South Eastern
Railway Co., while from 1876 to 1879, he was proprietor of the Memphremagog
House. He was also largely entrusted with the settlement of the estates
of deceased persons and bankrupt estates, which with the town offices almost
yearly bestowed upon him, entailed an immense amount of labor and care
and it was doubtless overwork and, consequent inattention to health that
brought on the disease that resulted in his death, June 8, 1882. Mr. Robinson
was a Democrat in politics, and was sent as a delegate to the National
Democratic convention held at New York in 1868, was a member of the Charleston
convention in 1860, represented the town during that year, and held various
other offices. Mrs. Robinson, (Lucy Kendall,) daughter of Jerreb Kendall,
of Passumpsic,Vt., is still living, making her home at the Memphremagog
House. They were married November 22, 1848, and had two sons, both of whom
died in 1857. George S. Robinson, the only surviving brother of Lucius,
is a popular lawyer of Sycamore, Ill.
of Lamoille and Orleans Counties, VT; 1883-1884, by Hamilton Child,
July, 1883, page 288-44.
information available from Tom Dunn
who provided this photo and biographical sketch.