Person:John Robinson (149)

Watchers
John Robinson, Sr.
m. Abt. 1724
  1. Hannah Robinsonabt 1724 -
  2. Sarah RobinsonBet 1725 - 1740 - Aft 1792
  3. David RobinsonAbt 1725 - 1800
  4. Rebecca RobinsonBet 1725 - 1745 - 1797
  5. John Robinson, Jr.1730 - 1817
  6. Isabella Robinson1736 - Bef 1797
  7. Jean RobinsonAbt 1746 - Bef 1797
  8. Mary RobinsonAbt 1748 -
Facts and Events
Name John Robinson, Sr.
Gender Male
Birth[1] 1705 Prob. Ireland
Marriage Abt. 1724 to Sarah Unknown
Other[2] 25 JUL 1746 Two tracts of land patented to John Robinson on the South fork of Goose Creek and adjoining Joseph Robinson (later Rockbridge County, Virginia)Land Transaction
Other[2] 14 MAY 1753 John Robinson, Sr. Sold 100 acres to William Robinson in Augusta County, VirginiaComment 1
Other? 10 MAR 1787 Rockbridge County, VirginiaWill dated
Death? 1789 Rockbridge County, Virginia
Other? 7 APR 1789 Rockbridge County, VirginiaWill proved

John Robinson was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia

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Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA

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John Robinson Sr's land (Borden NW, 300 acres, 1753) as shown on the map meticulously drawn by J.R. Hildebrand, cartographer. This map is copyrighted©, used by permission of John Hildebrand, son of J.R. Hildebrand, April, 2009.


Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's:


  • Page 64.--21st March, 1753. Same (from James Patton) to John Robinson, Sr., 300 acres, part of large tract patented 10th April, 1751. North Fork of Goose Creek; corner John Robinson, Jr.


Other Land Acquisitions:


  • Page 273 - John Robinson, 385 acres. April 23, 1751. (Note: this land was likely near the Greenbrier River, close to his other acquisitions). [Abstract of Land Grant Surveys, 1761-1791, Augusta & Rockingham Counties, Virginia, by Peter Cline Kaylor, pg. 94].
  • Page 273 - John Robinson, 182 acres, a part of 100,000 acres on Greenbrier River. April 19, 1751. [Abstract of Land Grant Surveys, 1761-1791, Augusta & Rockingham Counties, Virginia, by Peter Cline Kaylor, pg. 94].
  • Page 274 - John Robinson, eight different tracts of land, being part of the 100,000 acres. [Abstract of Land Grant Surveys, 1761-1791, Augusta & Rockingham Counties, Virginia, by Peter Cline Kaylor, pg. 94].
  • Page 275 - John Robinson, nine different tracts of land, being part of 100,000 acres. April 30, 1751. [Abstract of Land Grant Surveys, 1761-1791, Augusta & Rockingham Counties, Virginia, by Peter Cline Kaylor, pg. 94].
  • Page 276 - John Robinson, eight different tracts of land, being part of 100,000 acres. April 27, 1751. [Abstract of Land Grant Surveys, 1761-1791, Augusta & Rockingham Counties, Virginia, by Peter Cline Kaylor, pg. 94].
  • Page 277 - John Robinson, 420 acres, Ewings Creek. (Note: Ewings Creek was on the Greenbrier River). April 27, 1752. [Abstract of Land Grant Surveys, 1761-1791, Augusta & Rockingham Counties, Virginia, by Peter Cline Kaylor, pg. 94].
  • Page 277 - John Robinson, 285 acres, Greenbrier River. May 3, 1752. [Abstract of Land Grant Surveys, 1761-1791, Augusta & Rockingham Counties, Virginia, by Peter Cline Kaylor, pg. 94].
  • Page 279 - John Robison, 270 acres, Greenbrier River. May 2, 1751. [Abstract of Land Grant Surveys, 1761-1791, Augusta & Rockingham Counties, Virginia, by Peter Cline Kaylor, pg. 95].
  • Page 283 - John Robison, 390 acres, Greenbrier River. May 2, 1769. [Abstract of Land Grant Surveys, 1761-1791, Augusta & Rockingham Counties, Virginia, by Peter Cline Kaylor, pg. 96].
  • Page 285 - John Robison, 810 acres, Greenbrier River. May 1, 1751. [Abstract of Land Grant Surveys, 1761-1791, Augusta & Rockingham Counties, Virginia, by Peter Cline Kaylor, pg. 96].


Disposition of Land from Chalkley's:


  • Page 673.--2d August, 1764. John Robinson and Sarah ( ) to Daniel Harvey, £25, 150 acres in Borden's tract, Mathew Robinson's line. Teste: John and Samuel Edmiston and John Stewart. Delivered: Daniel Harvey, April, 1768. Conveyed by Borden to Robinson. (Note for followup: could John Robinson be possible father-in-law of Daniel Harvey?)

Will of John Robinson

(Abstract)

Will of John Robinson, Rockbridge County, VA., 7 April 1789. Sarah (wife); Children, John; David; Mary; Rebecca; Sarah; Jean; Hannah and Isabelle Kerr and grandson, David Edmison.


(Transcribed)

THE WILL OF JOHN ROBINSON
In the name of God, Amain, this 10th Day of March 1787, I John Robinson of Rockbridge County and State of Virginia being in my usual State of Health and of a perfect mind and memory but calling to Mind the Mortality of my Body and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die do make this my last Will and Testament that is to say principally and first of all I Recommend my soul into the hands of God who gave it and my Body to the Dust to be buried in a Decent Manner at the Discretion of my Executors and for my Worldy Estate wherewith it hath pleased God to Bless me I give and dispose of it in the Manner following.
First, I order that all my Just Debts and funeral charges be paid by my Executors.
Impremis I give to my beloved wife Sarah the whole of my Land or the profits arising therefrom During her lifetime to be enjoyed by her and at my wife's Death I allow my Land to be Divided Equally between by two sons John and David and to their Respective heirs that I allow and direct that the Expenses that my son John may be at in maintaining and supporting my wife and me shall be deducted out of the price of the Whole Land and given to him and the balance divided equally as before directed.
I give to my son John My large Bible my Iron crock and bedstead to be his at my wife's death. I give to my Daughter Usable, Flauchs whole works which is to be hers after my wife's Decease. I give to my Daughter Mary My Iron oven to be hers at my wife's Death. I give to my Daughter Rebeca five shillings and to my Grandson David Edmiston five shillings I give to my Daughter Sarah My large pot and large peuter Dish The Remainder of my Estate I give to my wife to be used and Enjoyed by her during her lifetime and at her Death what Remains I allow to be Equally Divided among my five Daughters Sarah Isableea Jain Mary and Hannah and Lastly I constitute and appoint George Brown John Walker and Charles Campbell to be the Executors of this my Last Will and Testament.
I do hereby Revoke and Disanul all former Wills and Testaments and appoint this to be my last will and Testament.
Signed and Sealed
His Mark
John Robinson
Joseph Wildor
George Barnes
John Nelson
Recorded April 7th 1789
The Court held for Rockbridge County April the 7th 1779 - This within Writing purporting the last Will and Testament of John Robinson deceased was presented in Court by George Brown one of the Executors therein named, proved by the oaths of the Witnesses thereto and ordered to be Recorded.
Teste Adam Freeman

Records in Augusta County, VA

From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records (unless stated otherwise):


  • 1745. "At the same time that Col. Patton secured his grant for land on Wood's River, a group of men made up of Edmund Pendleton, John Robinson, Sr., Thomas Nelson Jr., John Robinson, Jr., William Beverly, Robert Lewis, Beverly Robinson, Henry Weatherburn, John Lewis, John Craig, William Lewis, Charles Lewis and John Wilson secured a grant for 100,000 acres on Greenbrier River... known as the Greenbrier Company." [Source: Kegley's Virginia Frontier, Page 132}.
  • Page 203.--17th February, 1758. Colonel James Patton's estate; appraised by Thomas Stewart, John Ramsey, Edward Hall. List of bonds, bills, &c., due the estate: John Robinson, 16th February, 1753.
  • Page 67.-(21st March, 1753)-Ditto. Same (from James Patton) to John Robinson, Jr., 872 acres patent, as above (North Fork of Goose Creek); corner John Robinson. Sr.; corner James Gorrel.
  • Andrew Lewis, 1,740 acres, Branch of Green Brier. Adjoining John Robinson. April 29, 1751. [Abstract of Land Grant Surveys, 1761-1791, Augusta & Rockingham Counties, Virginia, by Peter Cline Kaylor, pg. 2].
  • Andrew Lewis, 480 acres, both sides of Green Brier River. Adjoining John Robinson. October 1, 1751. [Abstract of Land Grant Surveys, 1761-1791, Augusta & Rockingham Counties, Virginia, by Peter Cline Kaylor, pg. 2].

Records in Rockbridge County, VA

2 September 1786
THIS INDENTURE made this Second Day of September in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and Eighty sic Between John and Sarah Robertson of the County of Rockbridge and Commonwealth of Virginia of the one Part and John Gorden of the County and Commonwealth aforesaid of the other Part Witnesseth that the said John and Sarah Robertson for and in Consideration of the Sum of Fifty Pounds Current Money of Virginia to them in hand payed by the said John Gorden the Receipt there of they the said John and Sarah Robertson doth hereby Acknowledge and of every Part and parcel there of doth clearly aquit exonareat and Discharge the said John Gorden Hath granted bargained and sold alined and Confirmed and by these Present doth grant Bargain and sell aline and Confirm unto the said John Gorden and his Heirs one certain Tract or parcel of Land containing fifty Acres or more lying and being in the County of Rockbridge upon the south side of the great Hill near to Walkers Creek Bounded as followith. Viz. Beginning the Conditional line at a white Oake on Danil Harvey's Line. Running nigh a an east or Noreast Cours to a Chestnut Oake then to a black Oack then to another Black Oak at the Corner of the Old Field from thence to a white Oak and then to three Chestnuts on the other Line between Mr. Boyars Land and said Robertson then Running up the said Line to William Reaghs Corner upon the Hill then a Cross the Head Line to Said Harveys Line and thence Down said Line to the Beginning Tree and now in the Possession of the said John Gorden with all Houses Ways Easements and Advantages to the said Land and Premises belonging or in any way appertaining and also all Estate Right Title Interest Claim and Demand whatsoever of them the said John and Sarah Robertson of in and to the same. To have and to hold the said Land and Premises with the appurtenances unto the said John Gorden his Heirs and Asigns for ever and said John and Sarah Robertson and there Heirs the said Land and Premises above mentioned with the appurtenances to the said John Gorden his Heirs and Assigns against them the said John and Sarah Robertson and there, Heirs and all other Persons whatsoever will Warrant and for ever defend by these present In witness whereof the said John and Sarah Robertson hath hereto set there hands and seals the day and year first above Written ---------
Signed Sealed and Delivered in the presence of Henry Campbell (mark) Samuel Campbell (mark)William Caldwell (mark)Andrew McElvain(mark).
John Robinson (Seal)(mark)
Sarah Robinson (Seal)(mark)
At a court held for Rockbridge County September 5th 1786.
This indenture of Bargain and Sale from John Robertson and Sarah Robertson his Wife to John Gorden was proved by the Oaths of Henry Campbell, Samuel Campbell, William Caldwell Witnesses thereto and Ordered to be Recorded
Teste
[Rockbridge County, Virginia , Deed Book A, Page 575, Submitted by: Laurie Tomlinson Daugherty, 1997]



The Washington County VA Surveyors Record 1781-1797 © by Rhonda Robertson, 1998; presented by permission. Many Thanks! http://www.ls.net/~newriver/va/washsurv.htm

Page 12 - Bardatt Talbott & William Robinson...assignee of Jacob Crabtree...300 ac...the waters of the north fork of Holstein between the Big Lick and the river, includes his improvements by actual settlement made in 1777...September 5, 1781

Page 22 - Thomas Stuart...360 ac...Commissioners Certificate...1 certificate granted to John Robinson for 150 ac and assigned to Stuart, the other for 250 ac granted to Stuart...on the waters of Little Holstein, branch of the middle fork of Holstein River...Beginning corner to John Beatys patent land...April 25, 1792 - Thomas Stuart, assignee of John Robinson...250 ac...by actual settlement made in 1773, near the headwaters of Little Holstein adjoining francis Beaty, John Beaty, Hugh Johnston, the heirs of Robert Buchanan...August 9, 1781

Page 138 - Thomas Edmondson, Jr., heir of William Edmondson, decd...359 ac...commissioners certificate...on a branch of the south fork of Holstein River and on the north side of said river...Beginning corner to Samuel Robinsons land...corner to Adam Morrows land in a valley and leaving Robinsons land...on Samuel Kithearts line...on Thomas Edmondson, Sr's line...January 2, 1783 - Thomas Edmondson, heir of William Edmondson, decd...400 ac on the head of the long branch running into the south fork of Holstein River, includes improvements, actual settlement made in 1776...August 17, 1781

Page 185 - Richard Moore, assignee of John Robinson...250 ac...Commissioners Certificate...on both sides of Abrams Creek, south branch of the north fork of Holston River...Beginning corner to Thomas Brights land...corner to Thomas Sprouls land that he now lives on...December 16, 1782 - John Robinson...250 ac...includes improvements, in the Rich Valley on the waters of the north fork of Holston...180 ac surveyed on December 3, 1774, actual settlement made in 1770...August 16, 1781

Page 212 - Samuel Steel...360 ac...Commissioners Certificate...on the north side of the Middle Fork of Holstein River...Beginning corner to John Scotts land & Samuel Edmonsons land...on James Snodgrass lane...June 30, 1783 - Samuel Steel, assignee of Samuel Edmonstone, assignee of John Foster, assignee of John Robinson...400 ac on the north side of the Middle Fork, includes improvements, actual settlement made in 1772...August 23, 1781

Page 229 - James Robinson...180 ac...Commissioners Certificate...on the south side of the Middle Fork of Holston River...Beginning corner to patrick Watsons land...crossing the branch at the mouth...on Col. William Edmonsons line...on Moses Edmonsons line...March 14, 1783 - James Robinson, assignee of William Edmondson...300 ac...on the south side of the Middle Fork bounded by Major Edmonson, Thomas Edmonson, Patrick Watson, & Moses Edmonson...actual settlement made in 1776...August 17, 1781

Page 249 - Samuel Robinson...387 ac...on both sides of the Valley Creek between Clinch and the Piny Mountain by certificate granted to Joseph Bates, James Fullen & John Gibson and assigned to Samuel Robinson...Beginning on the side of a spur of Clinch Mountain with a line of Abraham Hayters...under the cliffs of the Piny Mountain...across the valley on the side of a spur of Clinch Mountain...June 12, 1784 - Joseph Bates, James Fullin & John Gibson, assignee of James Shaver, assignee of Abraham Crabtree, assignee of John Simmons...400 ac...in the Poor Valley, includes improvements, actual settlement made in 1770...August 29, 1781

Page 251 - Samuel Robinson...200 ac...in the Poor Valley between Clinch and the Piny Mountain...Preemption Warrant...granted Joseph Bates, James Fullin & John Gibson, assigned to Robinson...Beginning near the Valley Creek...on the spur of Clinch Mountain...June 12, 1784

Page 259 - James Robinson...215 ac...Commissioners Certificate...on the south side of the Middle Fork of Holstein River...Beginning corner to Patrick Watsons line...on Moses Edmondsons line...March 14, 1783 - James Robinson, assignee of William Edmondson...300 ac...on the south side of the Middle Fork bounded by major Edmondson, Thomas Edmondson, Patrick Watson, Moses Edmondson, includes improvements, actual settlement made in 1776...August 17, 1781

Page 275 - David & Samuel Robinson...230 ac...Treasury Warrant...on both sides of the south fork of Holston River...Beginning on the bank of the river corner to John Bowles land and down the river...corner to John Edmistons land...corner to Adam Morrows land...April 24, 1785

Page 336 - David Robinson, assignee of James Perry, assignee of Peter Anderson, assignee of William Wilkinson, assignee of Aaron Lewis - 125 ac - treasury warrant #1960 dated December 20, 1781 - in the New Garden on Whitesides fork of Thompsons Creek, the waters of Clinch River - on the east side of the gap of a ridge - September,

Page 381 - John Robinson - 121 ac - treasury warrant #8185 - on a branch of the south fork of Holstein River - by the wagon road - September 23, 1790

Page 458 - John Robinson, assignee of Moses Edmondson - 50 ac - treasury warrant #8184 dated February 2, 1782 - on a branch of the Middle Fork of Holstein River - corner in Samuel Edmondson's land - June 27, 1796

Page 458 - James Robinson, assignee of Moses Edmondson - 100 ac - treasury warrant #8184 dated February 2, 1782 - on a branch of the middle fork of Holstein River - line of Thomas Edmondson, Sr.'s land - corner to David Snodgrass - line of James Robinson's land - corner to David Martins land - corner to John Kelley's land - corner to Andrew McKee's land - June 27, 1796

References
  1. Wiese, Teresa W. - e-mail: tsww@@ccp.com.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Frances Cooke Chan. Ancestors of Edna Katherine & Pearl May Barlow, with Allied families of Robinson, Edmiston, Wilcox, Alton, Far. (Langford Publications, P.O. Box 68, Hervey Bay, Queensland 4655, Australia, pub. 1998), pg. 38.