Person:James Robinson (140)

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James B Robinson
m. 13 Jun 1774
  1. George Robinson1775 -
  2. Polly Robinson1776 -
  3. Stephen Robinson, Jr1778 -
  4. James B Robinson1780 - 1853
  5. Jenny Robinson1782 - bef 1828
  6. Edward Robinson1784 - 1815
  7. Sally Robinson1790 -
  8. Augustin Robinson1794 -
  9. Nancy Robinson1796 - bef 1828
  10. John Robinson1798 - 1877
  11. Archer Robinson1800 -
m. abt 1800
  1. Elizabeth Robinson1805 - 1880
  2. Edward Robinson1807 - 1863
  3. Stephen Robinson1809 - 1892
  4. Catherine Robinson1811 - 1897
Facts and Events
Name James B Robinson
Gender Male
Birth[1] 21 Jan 1780 Cumberland, Virginia, United States
Marriage abt 1800 Tennessee, United Statesto Elizabeth Fite
Census[3] 1820 Lebanon, Wilson, Tennessee, United States
Will[9] 1 Mar 1828 Smith, Tennessee, United StatesWill of Stephen Robinson, Book A, p113
Census[4] 1830 Wilson, Tennessee, United States
Living[11] 1831 Wilson, Tennessee, United StatesJames Robinson
Census[5] 1840 Wilson, Tennessee, United States
Census[6] 1850 Wilson, Tennessee, United States
Other[2] 25 Mar 1851 Wilson, Tennessee, United StatesSlaves gifted, Deed Book LL, p150
Burial[1][10] 1853 Wilson, Tennessee, United StatesTalley Cemetery
Will[8][13] 14 Feb 1853 Wilson, Tennessee, United StatesProbated 20 Dec 1853
Death[1][13] 16 Oct 1853 Wilson, Tennessee, United States
Probate[7][14][15] 31 Jul 1854 Wilson, Tennessee, United StatesHousehold Estate Sale

Biography of James Robinson

James Robinson, son of Stephen Robinson, Sr., and Elizabeth (Holland)Robinson, was born 26 January 1780 in Cumberland County, Virginia, and died 16 October 1853 in Wilson County, Tennessee[1]. James Robinson married Elizabeth Fite, daughter of Leonard Fite and Margaret (Crosse) Fite about 1804, probably in Smith or Wilson County, Tennessee. Elizabeth was born about 1783 in New Jersey according to the 1850 Wilson County census[1]. John Broddie states that she was born in Lincoln County, North Carolina[1], however depositions by her father and uncle in Revolution records state they moved to Pennsylvania in 1784, to North Carolina in 1787 and and on to Smith County, Tennessee about 1797 (see Leonard Fite's page). She died in 1864.

James is listed in his father, Stephen Robinson's, will which was probated in 1835 in Smith County, Tennessee[9]:

I also give and bequeath to my son James Robinson a Negro man named Sims which he has now in his possession; also the Negro girl Rheny which I have given and bequeathed to my beloved wife Betty Robinson during her natural life, after her death, Stephen Robinson's Will.

On 25 Mar 1851, James Robinson gave to his daughters, Sally Jennings, wife of Wilie Jennings and his daughter Martha Ann, wife of George Martin and their children the following slaves, to wit, Carily and Elijah. Recorded in Wilson County Trust Deed Book LL, pp28-29[2].

Death of James Robinson

James Robinson died 21 Nov 1853 and his will, dated 14 Feb 1853, was entered for probate and recorded 20 Dec 1853 during the December Court Term of 1853 in Wilson County, Tennessee in Book 1850-1858, page 63[8]. His will names his wife, Elizabeth, all of his children and also the bequest of ten slaves. His estate inventory sale was entered in the August Term 1854, page 119-120, showing an extensive sales of inventory items that were sold. His son, Stephen Robinson and son-in-law, James Turner were administrators.

James and Elizabeth had at least twelve children who are listed in his will: daughters; Elizabeth Truett, Sarah Jennings, Catherine Turner, Peggy Anderson's heirs, Nancy Jennings, Matilda Pritchett, Martha A Martin, and sons; Edward Robinson, Stephen Robinson, Moses Robinson, John Robinson, and William F Robinson. James and Elizabeth are are reported to be buried at Talley Graveyard at Roundtop near Alexandria in Wilson County, Tennessee, according to Historical Southern Families Vol XXII[1].

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References
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 James Robinson, in Boddie, John Bennett. Historical Southern Families. (Redwood City, California: Pacific Coast Publishers, 1957-1980), Vol XXII, p 92.

    b. Jan 26, 1870 in Cumberland County, VA, Died Oct 16, 1853 in Wilson County, TN. Married Elizabeth Fite, c 1800, born 1783 in Lincoln, NC.

  2. 2.0 2.1 Partlow, Thomas E. Wilson County, Tennessee, trust deeds, 1828-1868. (Greenville, South Carolina: Southern Historical Press, c1997), Book LL, p 150, 25 Mar 1851.

    Slaves gifted to daughters, Sally Jennings and Martha A Martin

  3. Wilson, Tennessee, United States. 1820 U.S. Census Population Schedule, P412.

    Robertson (Robinson), James, Lebanon, Wilson, Tennessee
    Males under 10:2; males 10-15: 1; Males 26-44:1; Females under 10; 4; Females 10-15; 1; females 26-44:1; Slaves: Males 14-25: 1; Females 14-25:1; Total 10 White: 2 Slave for Total Household of 12.

  4. Wilson, Tennessee, United States. 1830 U.S. Census Population Schedule.

    Roberson (Robinson), James, Wilson, Tennessee
    Males under 5: 1; Males 5 thru 9: 1; Males 10 thru 14: 1; Males 20-29: 2; Males 40-49: 1; Females under five:2; Females five thru 9: 1; Females 10-14; 2; females 15thru 19: 1; Females 20 thru 29: 1; Females 40 thru 49: 1; Slaves: 8 Total: 22.

  5. Wilson, Tennessee, United States. 1840 U.S. Census Population Schedule, Page 277.

    Robertson (Robinson), James
    Males 10-14:1; Males 15-19:1; Males 40-49:1; Females 15-19:2; Females 40-49:1; 4 Slaves

  6. Wilson, Tennessee, United States. 1850 U.S. Census Population Schedule, P 432A.

    Robinson, James District 13, Wilson, Tennessee
    James Robinson, M age 71, b. Virginia; Elizabeth Robinson, F age 67, b. New Jersey

  7. Tennessee. County Court (Wilson County). Wills and inventories, 1802-1965. (Nashville, Tennessee: Tennessee State Library and Archives, 1965), 1850-1858, pps119,120, 31 July 1954.

    Inventory Sale, James Robinson estate

  8. 8.0 8.1 Tennessee. County Court (Wilson County). Wills and inventories, 1802-1965. (Nashville, Tennessee: Tennessee State Library and Archives, 1965), 1853-1858, P 63, 14 Feb 1853.

    Will of James Robinson recorded 20 Dec 1853

    Will of James Robinson, 1853
  9. 9.0 9.1 Key, F. C. (Finnis Carmack); Sue Woodard Maggart; and Jane Coward Turner. Smith County, Tennessee wills, 1803-1896. (Utica, Kentucky: McDowell Publications, 1985), Book A, p113, 11 March 1828.

    Will of Stephen Robinson

  10. Find A Grave.
  11. Partlow, Thomas E. Wilson, Tennessee, United States, Tax Lists, 1830-1832. (Wilson, Tennessee, United States: T E Partlow, 1995), p 102, 1831.

    James Robinson

  12.   Boddie, John Bennett. Historical Southern Families. (Redwood City, California: Pacific Coast Publishers, 1957-1980).
  13. 13.0 13.1 Will of James Robinson, 1853
  14. Inventory Estate Sale p119
  15. Inventory Estate Sales p120