Madison County, Iowa



Data added by transcriber in blue font

Veteran's Name: Robbins, James Madison

Father: Caleb, born 13 Sep 1820, died 13 Sep 1879
Residence: Center Township, Madison, Iowa Father's nativity: Steuben County, New York
Occupation: Farmer Mother: Jane Lewis, born 01 Sep 1820
Date of birth: 03 Dec 1843 Mother's nativity: Steuben County, New York
Place of birth: Jennings County, Indiana Wife: Thankful Alma Jones, born 04 May 1845, married 12 Sep 1867, Cana, Indiana, died 01 Jan 1947, Winterset, Iowa
Date of death: 18 Sep 1935 2nd wife: 
Place of death: Center Township, Madison, Iowa 3rd wife: 
Place of burial: Winterset Cemetery, Winterset, Iowa  
Cause of death: 


  Caleb A (in G.A.R. Office 23 May 1940)

  Clyde Emmett - Butler, Missouri

  Fred ) - Denver, Colorado

  Daisy C. (L.M.) Briggs - Winterset, Iowa

  Grace (     ) Gemmill - Laurel, Montana

  Alma (Paul A) White - Davenport, Iowa

War record
  Rank: Private Company: K Regiment: 120th
  State: Indiana Organization: Infantry
  Enlistment date: 13 Jan 1864
  Enlistment age: 19 Residence: Crothersville, Indiana
  Mustered out: 
  Discharged: 01 Aug 1865 (Surgeon's certificate of disability)
GAR membership
  Post name: Pitzer Date joined: 03 Aug 1918 (Last Dept Commander Post 55)
  Post No.: 55 (S) Age at joining: 74
  Place: Winterset Transfers: 
Sources: Son, Caleb A (in G.A.R. office 23 May 1940); Rept Adj Gen Ind; Ex-Soldiers Living Iowa 1886: Winterset; Post 55 Desc Book #295 age 74 in 1918

1. See Certified statement 19 Feb 1953 with this record.

2. Vivian DeButts, 503 29th Street, Sioux City, says James Madison Robbins is her grandfather, Blanche Bisher of 1601 41st Street, Des Moines her sister. Daughters of Caleb A Robins and Eunice Banks.

3. Mrs. Robbins living Winterset 14 Feb 1944. 

4. Caleb and Jane Robbins both buried Keith Cemetery, Paris Crossing, Indiana

5. Son Caleb is lawyer at Winterset (1940). He was in Attorney General's office, 1910, 1916 assisted Judge Willett in securing appointment to district bench.

6. Had brother Martin Van Buren Robbins (lived in Indiana) in Civil War. name was William Martin Robbins.

7. Post 55 Desc Book #295: Enl 01 Oct 1862 Co C 60 days (120th?) and 25 Dec 1863 Co K 120 Ind - Must out 31 Jun 1865 Disability

8. This index card was accompanied by numerous other documents. Contact the IAGenWeb County Coordinator for copies.



Transcribed by Kent G. Transier 01 Jan 2006.