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Charles Robinson
Lodomillo Twp.

Charles Robinson (deceased), retired farmer, Edgewood, was born in Onondaga County, N.Y., March 24, 1819, and was a son of Joseph and Keziah (Watkins) Robinson, also natives of New York. They had a family of four children, of whom Charles was the eldest. He lived with his father until his marriage to Hannah Hare, which occurred Aug. 19, 1838, in Camillus, N.Y. She was born in Duanesburg, Schoharie County, N.Y., and was a daughter of Nicholas and Margaret Hare, nee Gardner, of New York. Six children have been born unto them--Sarah M., who married Wm. Madison and died in September, 1875; Keziah E., wife of O. L. Crandall; James M.; Sherwood W.; Cynthia J., now Mrs. M. H. Alger, and Hellen E., married Milton Lough, who died in January, 1878. Mr. Robinson followed farming in Onondaga County two years after his marriage, then moved to Huron County, Ohio, where he made for himself a home in the forests of that county. He lived there until the spring of 1853, when he came to Clayton County and settled in Lodomillo Township, which has been his home since. He has been elected to many of the township offices, serving as Justice of the Peace four years. He has done much for the improvement of Clayton County, and is one of those pioneers who can now look with satisfaction on the results of years of toil in bringing the county to its present prosperous condition. In politics he was a Republican. Mr. Robinson died April 30, 1882, since the above sketch was written.

source: History of Clayton County, Iowa, 1882, p. 902
Transcribed by Sally Scarff and Marlene Chaney


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