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Charles Henry Robbins
Cox Creek Twp.

Charles Henry Robbins, son of Henry and Relief (French) Robbins, was born on June 25, 1835, in Canada West. His parents were natives of that county and removed to Ohio in 1837, where they resided ten years, then located in Illionois. They came to Clayton County in 1855, arriving here on Oct. 14, of that year, and have made this their home since. The subject of this memoir enlisted in Company B., Twenty-first Iowa Infantry, Aug. 15, 1862, and served three years. He had his whiskers shot off at the battle of Black River Bridge, narrowly escaping death. He was discharged at Baton Rouge, La., in 1865. On Sept. 22, 1869, he was married to Hannah Galer, who was a daughter of Michael and Elizabeth Galer, of Pennsylvania, who came to Clayton County, where they now reside, in 1850. Their union has been blessed with five children -Mary, born Sept. 27, 1871; Charles, April 21, 1873; Clara Jane, April 27, 1875; Rosa, Aug. 15, 1878, and Elsie Amelia, May 13, 1880. Mr. Robins served one years as School Director and has been elected to Several other offices, but declined to serve. He affilates with the Republican party. He owns a finely cultivated farm of 156 acres, and is one of the representative men of Clayton County.

source: History of Clayton County, Iowa, 1882, p. 753
Transcribed by Sally Scarff and Marlene Chaney


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