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Caleb Robinson

Charles Bird (View posts)
Posted: 23 Jan 1999 5:00AM GMT
Classification: Biography
Surnames: Sigler
Caleb Robinson, born 2 Feb 1789; in the War of 1812; married Catherine Sigler 6 Oct 1814, Allegany Co., MD; died 21 Jul 1871; buried Mt. Ephraim Cemetery, Salem Twp., Washington Co., Ohio (per Dee Campbell, Route 4, Box 34-A, Mannington, W.Va. 26582) [Mrs. Alana Bauman, 830 Daisy St. SE, DeMotte, IN 46310, sbauman@netnitco.net, in 26 Nov 1996 e-mail to Charles Bird].

The War of 1812 was between the British and the Americans to determine who was to control the land to the south of the Great Lakes. Indian tribes under Tecumseh helped the British defeat Brigadier General William Hull at Detroit, and forced many white settlers in the region to retreat eastward after the Fort Dearborn massacre (in present day Chicago, Illinois) on 15 Aug 1812. Indian resistance crumbled after Tecumseh died in 1813 and after the British surrendered their posts the following year.

Caleb Robinson married Catharine Sigler 6 Oct 1814 [Record of Marriages, Book 1, 31 Aug 1791 to 1 May 1847, Allegany Co., Court House, Cumberland, Maryland 21502; per John Edward Andrews, 602 Wellington Lane, Cumberland, Maryland 21502; in 13 Jan 1998 letter to Charles Bird].

Caleb Robinson married Catherine Sigler 6 Oct 1814, Allegany Co., Maryland (Batch #: M533721, Source Call #: 13310) [1993 IGI].

Caleb Robinson married Katherene Sigler 6 Oct 1814, Allegany Co., Maryland [Susan Jensen Best, 3240 S 4060 W, West Valley City, UT 84120, in 5 Mar 1996 letter to Charles Bird].

"My mother's name was Anna Arvilla Robinson. In 1824, Grandfather Caleb Robinson, a Quaker, with his wife, Catherine [Sigler], and five small children, set out in an ox-drawn covered wagon from Maryland to found a home in the wilderness. The finally settled on a tract of eighty acres of hilly, forest land in southeastern Ohio. There they built a log house on a hillside, near a spring, and there they raised a family and grew to old age, and there they died. My mother, born on this farm in 1842, was the youngest of fourteen children." [Charles N. Gould, "Covered Wagon Geologist", Univ. Oklahoma Press, 1959, p 6].

Caleb's parents might be Roger Robinson (born 1742 in Harrison Co., VA) and his wife Rebecca. A son Caleb, born 2 Feb 1789, was born to them in Virginia which would be about the right date for my Caleb. Roger and Rebecca's children were William, Lot, John, Caleb, Joshua, Samuel and Rebecca.

Charles Gould's "mother, formerly Miss Anna Arvilla Robinson, was a descendant of Pennsylvania Dutch ancestors" [Rex Harlow, "Oklahoma Leaders", 1928, Harlow Publ. Co., Oklahoma City; Mary Hays Marable and Elaine Boylan, "A Handbook of Oklahoma Writers", 1939, Univ. Oklahoma Press, Norman].

Caleb Robinson and his wife were originally of Maryland. They moved to northern West Virginia, then later moved with family to the vicinity of Lower Salem, Ohio. They had a family of 14 children. They were farmers. [Mrs. Maxine Lockhart, 15 Apr 1993].

Caleb and Catherine's son William was born 21 Mar 1818 in Westernport, Maryland and their daughter Anna Arvilla in 1842 in Noble Co., Ohio, hence the family must have moved to West Virginia, and then Ohio, between 1818 and 1842.

Charles Newton Gould was born 22 Jul 1868 on a farm located north of Lower Salem, beside the East Fork of Duck Creek, in Noble Co., just north of the county line from Washington Co. and close to the present Highway 145. This farm was owned by Caleb Robinson, his maternal grandfather.

Caleb Robinson, died July 21, 1871, aged 82 years, 5 mos, 9 days; was in the War of 1812 [gravestone, Mt. Ephraim Methodist Church Cemetery, Salem Twp., Washington Co., Ohio; read and photographed 3 Oct 1997 by Charles and Ann Bird]. Caleb would have been born 12 Feb 1789 according to his age at death.

William Robinson (head, born Mar. 1818, Maryland, age 82, married, father born Maryland, mother born Virginia, farmer), Jane (wife, born July 1828, England, age 71, father born England, mother born England [1900 Census, Salem Twp., Washington Co., Ohio, 261/282].

Caleb Robinson, 2 males 10-15, 2 males 15-20, 1 male 20-30, 1 male 50-60, 2 females 20-30, 1 female 40-50 [1840 Census, Aurelius Twp., Washington Co., Ohio].

Though Caleb and Catherine were said to be the parents of 14 children, information has been found about only three of them: William, born 21 Mar 1818; Caleb O., born abt 1830; and Anna Arvilla, born 1842. Another possible child was Eli Sampson, born abt 1820. A descendant of Eli is Maureen Robinson, .
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