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  • ID: I165495
  • Name: William J. ROBINSON
  • Given Name: William J.
  • Surname: ROBINSON
  • Suffix: , U.S. Mormon Battalion
  • Sex: M
  • _UID: F3E63EC8E59E9249BA5AD39AB8AF393C9AD6
  • Change Date: 3 MAY 2014
  • Note:

    He enlisted as a private in Company D and completed the march to California and was discharged 16 July 1847 in Los Angeles. His parents were William Robinson and Catherine.

    Robinson, William J. 28 Feb 1828 Dublin, Dublin, Ireland - 27 Apr 1898 Fayette, Utah
    Members of The Mormon Battalion by Susan Ward Easton. Provo, Utah: Brigham Young University, 1980. @ p.57

    Robinson, William J. (Male)
    Birth: Robinson, William J. (Male) Date: February 28, 1828 Place: Dublin, Dublin, IRE
    Parents: Father: Robinson, William Mother: ___________, Catherine
    Death: Robinson, William J. (Male) Date: April 27, 1898 Place: Fayette, UT, USA
    Church Ordinance Data: Robinson, William J. (Male) Baptism Date: August 30, 1849
    Temple Ordinance Data: Robinson, William J. (Male) Endowment Date: August 2, 1852 Temple: Provo, Utah, UT, USA
    Sealed to Parents Temple: Provo, Utah, UT, USA
    Comments: Robinson, William J. (Male)William was a private in Company D of the Mormon Battalion.
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  • Name: Page 1
  • Birth: 28 FEB 1828 in Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
  • Event: as a PVT in Company D Military 1846
  • _SDATE: 1 JUL 1846
  • Death: *27 Apr 1898
  • Note:
    This death date 1898 in Fayette, Sanpete, Utah for USMB Wm J. Robinson is incorrect. I figured I could find the family still living in Faytte Utah on the 1900 census and I did.
    I then traced them back through the census years. But in all the census where William Robinson is listed with this family, he was born 25 July 1816 in England instead of 1828 Ireland. It was a great idea, but it just proved the 1898 death date in Utah is incorrect. The census work for the non USMB William Robinson follows:

    Supposedly William J. Robinson died 1898 in Fayette, Utah.
    I looked for the family that would still be there two years later.
    1900 US census extract by Vern Taylor 2014:
    Household Members:
    Name Age
    W Robinson 32 b. Nov 1868 UT
    H W Robinson 42 b. May 1858 UT bro.
    John T Robinson 44 b. May 1856 UT bro.
    E I Robinson 35 b. Mar 1865 UT bro.
    Joseph Robinson 29 b. Dec 1870 UT bro.
    Zina M Robinson 24 b. May 1876 UT sister
    Elizebeth Robinson 69 b. Jun 1841 VT Mother m45 ch 10/9 living
    Source Citation: Year: 1900; Census Place: Fayette, Sanpete, Utah; Roll: 1686; Page: 11A; Enumeration District: 0122; FHL microfilm: 1241686.

    1880 US census extract by Vern Taylor 2014:
    Household Members: Name Age
    William Robinson 63 b. Eng Eng Eng b. 1816
    Elizabeth (Healy) Robinson 45 b. VT VT VT wife b. 1835
    Benjamin J. Robinson 26 b. UT Eng VT
    John Thomas Robinson 24 b. UT Eng VT
    Hiram W. Robinson 19 b. UT Eng VT
    Edward I. Robinson 17 b. UT Eng VT
    William W. Robinson 14 b. UT Eng VT
    Annie M. Robinson 9 b. UT Eng VT
    Tina M. Robinson 7 b. UT Eng VT
    Eliza I. Robinson 5 b. UT Eng VT
    Joseph FC Robinson 2 b. UT Eng VT
    Phillis Robinson 70 b. Eng Eng Eng wife (polegamy legal)
    Source Citation: Year: 1880; Census Place: Fayette, Sanpete, Utah; Roll: 1338; Family History Film: 1255338; Page: 459A; Enumeration District: 067.

    1870 US census extract by Vern Taylor 2014
    Household Members: Name Age
    William Robbinson 53 England b. 1816
    Elizabeth (Healy) Robbinson 33 Vermont b. 1836
    Charles Robbinson 18 Iowa
    Benjiman Robbinson 14 Utah
    John Robbinson 14 Utah
    Hyrum Robbinson 12 Utah
    Edward Robbinson 6 Utah
    William Robbinson 2 Utah
    Phillis Robbinson 56 England
    Source Citation: Year: 1870; Census Place: Warm Creek, Sanpete, Utah Territory; Roll: M593_1612; Page: 93B; Image: 191; Family History Library Film: 553111.

    1860 US census extract by Vern Taylor 2014:
    Household Members: Name Age
    Wm Robinson 44 England b. 1816
    Elizabeth (Healy) Robinson 25 Vermont b. 1835
    Anthony Robinson 21 England
    Charles A Robinson 9 Iowa
    Sarah A Robinson 6 Utah Terr.
    Benjamin Robinson 4 Utah Terr.
    Jno T Robinson 4 Utah Terr.
    Hyram W Robinson 4/12 Utah Terr.
    Phillis Robinson 44 England
    Source Citation: Year: 1860; Census Place: Springville, Utah, Utah Territory; Roll: M653_1314; Page: 1004; Image: 476; Family History Library Film: 805314.

    1850 census extract by Vern Taylor 2014:
    Household Members: Name Age
    Wm Robertson 34 England b. 1816
    Lovinia (Keziah Benson) 30 Iowa
    Geo Robertson 12 England
    Antany Robertson 10 England
    Keziah (Messenger)Benson 70 sic-Canada (mother of Lovinia)
    Source Citation: Year: 1850; Census Place: District 21, Pottawattamie, Iowa; Roll: M432_188; Page: 125B; Image: 256.

    1850 census extract for Elizabeth Healy Robinson, future widow of William Robinson in 1900 Fayette, Sanpete, Utah -- extract by Vern Taylor 2014:
    Household Members: Name Age
    Stephen W Healey 46 all born Vermont
    Elizabeth Healey 44
    Susan Healey 26
    William Healey 21
    George Healey 18
    *Elizabeth Healey (Robinson) 15 b. 1835
    John Healey 14
    Saml Healey 9
    Paul Healey 3
    Source Citation: Year: 1850; Census Place: Albany, Orleans, Vermont; Roll: M432_925; Page: 52A; Image: 375.

    Father: unrelated U.S. Mormon BATTALION

    1. Abbrev: LDS Historical database by Vern Taylor
      Title: LDS Historical database compiled by Vern Taylor Dec 2003
      Name: Footnote
      Name: ShortFootnote
      Name: Bibliography

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