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Francis K. Robbins
Highland Twp.

Francis K. Robbins, son of Willard and Mary Robbins, nee Johnston, was born in Addison County, Vt., June 26, 1819. He was the first son and fourth child of ten children; all lived to be adults. He was educated in Vermont and Ohio. When he was fifteen years old came with his parents to Ohio. He was married on Nov. 9, 1842, to Christina Peters, who was born in Pennsylvania, and was a daughter of Chrisian and Susan (Moats) Peters. Of eleven children born of this union nine are living - Jerome, married Maria McKeller; Maloa, now Mrs. Gordon McCrae; John, married Hattie Klingman; Arvilla, now Mrs. Edward Copeland; Susan, wife of John Shaffer; Ida, wife of Edward Paterson; Amy, James and Nora. After his marriage Mr. Robbins moved to Wayne County, O., and engaged in farming there eight years, locating in Highland Township, Clayton County, in the spring of 1849. He owns 360 acres here, and eighty in Fayette County, 300 under good cultivation. Mr. Robbins was formerly a Whig, and how affiliates with the Republican party. He is one of the prominent and wealthy agriculturists of Clayton County.

source: History of Clayton County, Iowa, 1882, p. 848
Transcribed by Sally Scarff and Marlene Chaney


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