Person:John Robinson (293)

John Robinson
d.7 September 1842 Benton County, Arkansas
Facts and Events
Name John Robinson
Alt Name John Robison
Alt Name John Robeson
Gender Male
Birth[1] 3 March 1761 Mecklenburg County, North Carolina
Marriage 3 February 1784 North Carolinato Abigail Moore
Death[1] 7 September 1842 Benton County, Arkansas
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    The Benton County Pioneer
    Vol. 9, No. 4, October 1964
    Pages 79 - 86
    By Margaret Ann (Smith) Troutman
    Published by The Benton County Historical Society

    John Robinson's name has bee spelled Robison, Robeson, Robertson, and Robinson in the numerous records I have searched. He was born March 3, 1761 in Mecklenburg County, N.C. I do not know who his parents were, but am still working on this. John Robinson married Feb. 3, 1784 in North Carolina, Abigal Moore, born Oct. 30, 1766. She was the daughter of Moses Moore and Ann ? Moore. Moses Moore came to Mecklenburg County, North Carolina from Lancaster, Pa. He and Ann died and are buried in Hopewell Church Cemetery near Charlotte, N.C. He died Oct. 30, 1785. Ann died March 3, 1802.

    John Robinson was allowed a pension on Certifivate No. 25096 which was issued November 19, 1833, rate $65.00 per annum, act of June 7, 1832, West Tennessee Agency and transferred to Arkansas Agency. His widow Abigail was allowed pension on Certificate nO. 7010 which was issued June 16, 1845, rate $65.00 per annum, acts of March 3, 1843 and June 47, 1844, Arkansas Agency.

    John Robinson stated that he enlisted in August 1780 and served as private in Captain William Alexander's Company, Colonel William Polk's North Carolina Regiment; length of service 7 months; he enlisted in April 1781 and served 10 months as Dragoon in Colonel Wade Hampton's Regiment.

    In 1790 John and Abigail Robinson were living in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina. In 1802 he moved to Tennessee. He was in Wilson County, Tennessee in 1806. In 1817 he was living in Bedford County, Tenn., where September 18, 1817 he bought 198 acres of land, on Sugar Creek, a south branch of Duck River, from Elisha Hall, paying $1600.00 for it. Oct. 23, 1818 he bought 150 more acres in the same location. He later deeded this land to his sons Moses Moore Robinson, John Brown Robinson and Robert Amzi Robinson. John Robinson was still living in Bedford County, Tenn. In the 1820 Census he was living in McNary County, Tennessee, where he applied for and received a pension for his services in the Revolutionary War.

    In 1836 he moved to Benton County, Arkansas, settling whew the town of Robinson now is. His son John Brown Robinson came with him. The other sons stayed in Tennessee.

    In the February 1952 FLASHBACK, Vol. 11n No. 1, Revolutionary Pensioners Living in Arkansas, 1840, you will find John Robinson, age 81, living with J. H. Morrison. J.H. Morrison was his daughter Jane Harris Robinson Morrison, widow of Andrew. Jane and Andrew Morrison were married in Wilson County, Tennessee in 1806. He died in Bedford County, Tenn., 1832.

    John and Abigail (Moore) Robinson's Children:
    1. Jane Harris Robinson, b. 1787, m. Andrew Morrison, b. 1870 in N .C.
    2. Moses Moore Robinson, b. 1-20-1789, m. Martha Morrison, 5 children
    3. Mary Scott Robinson, b. 12-17-1791. d. young
    4. Robert Amzi Robinson, b. 1-13-1794, m. Malinda Bledoe, had issue.
    5. Margaret W. Robinson, b. 12-11--1796, m. David McKisick, son of Daniel.
    6. Ann Harriet Robinson, b. 1-11-1799, m. George Lowe, no issue.
    7. John Brown Robinson, b. 9-15-1801, m. Jane McKisick Dickson.
    8. Abigail Addeline Robinson, b. 2-22-1804, m. David Patton, had issue.
    9. Mary Scott Robinson, b. 2-22-1806, m. William Washington Dickson, had issue.
    10. James Asbert Robinson, b. 9-5-1808, m. Mary Eliza Neale, had issue.
    11. William Robinson, b. 7-18-1812.

    This last child evidently died before his father did as he was not mentioned in the will of John Robinson recorded at Bentonville, Benton County, Arkansas. John Robinson died September 7, 1842, Benton County Arkansas, and is buried at Thornbury Cemetery, Washington County, Arkansas. Abigail died July 26, 1846 and is buried by John's side at Thornbury.

  2.   Graves, William T. Southern Campaign Revolutionary War Pension Statements & Rosters.

    Pension application of John Robison (Robinson)W24798 Abigail fn45SC
    Transcribed by Will Graves 11/30/09

    State of Tennessee McNairy County
    On this the 23rd day of September in the year of our Lord 1833 Personally appeared in
    open Court before the justices of our Court of pleas and quarter sessions for said County now sitting John Robinson a resident of McNairy County aged seventy-one years who being first duly sworn according to law doth on his oath make the following Declaration in order to obtain the benefit of the Act of Congress passed June 7th 1832, That he entered the service of the North Carolina Militia in McLinburgh [sic, Mecklenburg] County in the year 1780 as a volunteer soldier under Captain Alexander. Sometime in the month of August does not precisely recollect the day he volunteered, it was shortly after he Battle of Camden and so soon as it was ascertained in that neighborhood that General Gates had been defeated, their being at that time a great call for persons to turn out and saved their Country from the British and Tories who were then about to overrun it, he was marched towards Camden, it there being no Army able to oppose Cornwallis he was engaged in watching his movements and fighting the Tories. Colonel
    William Polk and Major White was his field Officers he continued in service until April 1781 at this time he served as he thinks over 7 months, but he is positive that it was not under, he therefore sets down his services as 7 months during this Tour, so soon as he quit the militia he enlisted as a mounted gun which was some time in the month of April 1781 under Colonel Wade Hampton at Brown's, at Rocky River for the term of ten months and marched down into South Carolina to the Congaree [River] where we went over to the Edist [sic, Edisto] River where we took some British Prisoners and Tories thence we marched within ten miles of Charleston to a place called the ten mile house where we had a Brush with a shouting [sic, scouting] party of British and Tories thence to Cooper River where we took some Boats that were lying in the River that belonged to the enemy, thence to the Brick Church on Goose Creek where we joined General Green [sic, Nathanael Greene], Marion and Colonel Lee mounted dragoons or light horse. The British had just left there we pursued them to a bridge and a place called Quinby where Colonel Lee took some prisoners, the British placed to Camden at the bridge and Lee advised Hampton not to attempt to cross there we then turned and crossed lower down owing to the maneuver I was not in the Battle. Thence we returned to the Congaree. General Sumpter [sic, Thomas Sumter] was been wounded he then went as one of the guard to accompany Sumter to Charlottesville [sic, Charlotte] where Sumter's family then resided, he returned to the Army and marched to Buck island, where he having served out his time was discharged, and this Tour he served 10 months as a mounted Dragoon. He has no Documentary evidence nor does he know of any person by whom he can prove his services by. He hereby relinquishes every claim whatever to a Pension or annuity except the present and declares that his name is not on the pension roll of the Agency of any State
    Question: Where and in what year were you born
    Answer: I was born in Mecklenburg County North Carolina in March 1761 agreeable to the best
    information he has on that subject.
    Question: Have you any record of your age and if so where is it.
    Answer, I have never seen any register of my age nor do I know whether my parents kept any
    record of my age if they did I never saw it
    Question, Where were you living when called into service, where have you lived since the
    Revolutionary war and where do you now live,
    Answer, I was living in Mecklenburg County State of North Carolina when I entered the Service, I remained in Mecklenburg County after I quit the service until the year 1802 when he moved to Tennessee where he has remained ever since, and has resided in this McNairy County for the last 4 years where he now lives
    Question. How were you called into service were you drafted did you volunteer, Or were you a
    substitute and if a substitute for home,
    Answer, I volunteered my first Tour in the Militia and the 2nd in the Dragoon service.
    Question. State the names of some of the Regular Officers who were with the troops where you
    served such Continental and Militia Regiments as you can recollect and the General
    Circumstances of your Services
    Answer, The whole of this Interrogatory is answered in the body of my Declaration,
    Question Did you ever receive a Discharge from the service and if so by whom was it given and what has become of it
    Answer I did not receive any written discharge for my services, does not know why he believes none of his company obtained a Discharge in writing.
    Question State the names of persons to whom you are known in your present neighborhood and
    who can testify as to your character for veracity and their belief of your services as a soldier of the Revolution
    Answer. Parson John Gillespie and __ are acquainted with me and can testify to my character
    for veracity and that it is reputed and believed by the neighborhood and by those who have long known me that I was a soldier of the Revolution.
    Sworn to and subscribed the day and year aforesaid
    S/ W. S. Wisdom, Clerk S/ John Robison
    [John Gillespie, a clergyman and Robert Tedford gave the standard supporting affidavit.]

    [fn p. 9: on December 4, 1844 in Benton County Arkansas, Abigail Robinson, 78, filed for a
    widow's pension under the 1843 act stating that she is the widow of John Robinson a pensioner at the rate of $65 per annum for his services in the revolution; that she married him in North Carolina by publication on the 3rd day of February 1784; that her husband died September 7, 1842; and that she remains his widow.]

    [fn p. 10: on December 4, 1844 in Benton County Arkansas, James Morrison, 57, gave an
    affidavit stating that she was the oldest child of John and Abigail Robinson; she verifies the family record included as part of her mother's application for a widow's pension.]

    [fn p. 12: family record]
    John Robison born 7th day of March 1759
    Abigail more born the 30th of October 17601
    John & Abigail Robison was married 3rd day of February 1784 by the Reverend Thomas Mcall [McFall?] [last 2 digits are written over and unclear]

    Moses M. Robison born 21st of January 1789
    Mary S. Robison born December 17th 1791
    Robert A. Robison born January 13th 1794
    Margaret W. Robison born the 11th of December 1796
    Harriet A. Robison born the 11th of January 1799
    John B. Robison born 15th of September 1801
    Addeline A. Robison born 22 February 1804
    Mary S. Robison born 28th of February 1806
    James A. Robison born September 5th 1808
    William Robison born July 17th 1812

    [Facts in file: the veteran moved in the fall of 1836 from McNairy County Tennessee to Benton County Arkansas with his son John B. Robinson; the soldier died September 7th, 1842, place not stated.]