MARRIED to Mary HANSFORD b: ABT. 1645 in York, VA
Married to Isabella BAILEY b: ABT. 1643[?] in Westmoreland Co., VA
NOTES on Thomas ROBBINS, they had eight children; information provided by Bruce ROBBINS.
John ROBBINS, b: 1698 in Westmoreland Co., VA
John ROBBINS, Born 1698 in Westmoreland Co., VA
Married to Elizabeth [?] Unknown
NOTES: on John ROBBINS; verifed common ancestry by Y-DNA Test 100%
John ROBINS/ROBBINS, , born c.1720, in Gloucester Cty., Virginia, died before August 1792, in Wilkes Cty., North Carolina.
Married to Margaret STROTHER (?), born c. 1725, died c. 1786, they were married about 1743 in Virginia.
Notes for John ROBINS: reference: First American census, 1784 for Ware Parish, Cloucester Cty., John Robbins, 4 persons, 1 dwelling and 4 outbuildings. Records of land purchase in Orange Cty., Virginia in 1760. All of his sons were born before that date. There are no records [to date] about where they came from before coming to Orange Cty., Virginia. The family relocated from Orange Cty., Virginia to Surry Cty., [now Wilkes Cty.] in North Carolina about 1775. Land records for Mulberry Creek, 1777--indicate he owned two plantations. The home place contained about 396 acres, and the adjoining smaller plantation was about 140 acres. It was located in Capt. Herndon's District.
According to the list; the improvements were, 8 head of horses and 12 head of cattle. According to the 1782 records, Mulberry Creek and Reddies River are Capt. Judd's District with an increase in the size of John ROBBINS, Sr's plantations. They had increased to 936 acres, 6 head horses and 6 head cattle.
His occupation is not indicated in any of the records, but one can safely say he was involved in some type of argricultural pursuit, due to the ownership of the two plantations.
According to the 1787 Wilkes County census: John Robins, Sr had increased his land holdings to 636 acres. The land holdings of his two son's; John and Thomas along with his totalled over 1907 acres.[Historical speculation: These were probably some of the largest platations in North Carolina for that period.]
reference: ["John O. Hawkins, A nest of Robins: The Wilkes County, North Carolina, Robbins Family" (Patterson, NC: Staley Publishing Co., n.d.) p.1.]
Children of John ROBINS, and Margaret STROTHER:
William ROBINS, born c. 1745 in Orange Cty., Virginia, died c. 1774 in Orange Cty., Virginia. He was married c. 1766 to Ann FOSTER, born c. 1744, died 14 June 1833.
Capt. Thomas ROBINS, born c. 1748 in Orange Cty., Virginia, died bef. 1824 Coffey Cty., Tennessee. He was married on the 24 December 1775 toMary FOSTER, she was born abt 1747, died 4 December 1807 in Wilkes Cty., North Carolina.
NOTE: Check this link for a surname history for the FOSTER line:Foster Link
John ROBINS, born c. 1750 in Orange Cty., Virginia, died (?) in Franklin Cty., Tennessee. He married Elizabeth DOGAN in c. 1771 in Orange Cty., Virginia.
NOTE: Check this link for a surname history for the JONES/FOSTER line:Jones Line
Reuben ROBINS, born bet. 1750-1755 in Orange Cty., Virginia, died in 1833 in Wilkes Cty., North Carolina. He was married on the 29 April 1782 in Wilkes Cty., North Carolina to Jane TURNER, born c. 1760-70, died c. 1850-60
Mary ROBINS, born c. 1760 in Orange Cty., Virginia, died (?) in Wilkes Cty., North Carolina. She married Joseph ROBERTS c. 1781.
Ann ROBINS, born (?) in Orange Cty., Virginia. She married James SARTIN c. 1786.
Lucy ROBINS, born bet. 1755-60 in Orange Cty., Virginia, died bef. 1787 in Wilkes Cty., North Carolina. She married (Benjamin) BROWN
Sarah ROBINS, born (?). She married COLBY RUCKER c. 1786.
2nd GenerationReuben ROBBINS, born 1754 in Orange Cty., VA., died 1833 in Wilkes Cty., NC.. He married Jane TURNER, Apr 29, 1782 in Wilkes Cty., NC.. She was born 1760-70 and died 1850-60.
Children of Reuben ROBBINS and Jane TURNER:
John ROBBINS, born 1827 in Orange Cty., VA.. Married to Sarah [?], born 1833 in Tn.
Thomas ROBBINS, born 1785 in Orange Cty., VA., died Mar 1870. Married Mary MURPHY, Dec 4, 1807. She was born 1789.
William B. ROBBINS, born 1800 in Orange Cty., VA.. Married Nancy JAMES, born 1804 in NC.
Peggy ROBBINS, married Thomas LENIOR, Feb 17, 1789 in NC.
Sally ROBBINS, born 1795 in Orange Cty., VA.
Nancy ROBBINS, born 1798 in Orange Cty., VA.. Married to Langston CUNNINGHAM Apr 23, 1805.
Francis [Franky] ROBBINS, born 1767, died abt. Dec 1825. Married to: [1st] Jacob HAGLER, born 1761, died abt. 1825. [2nd] Thomas DAVIS, Jul 17, 1801.
3rd GenerationWilliam B. ROBBINS, born 1800 in Orange Cty., VA., died in Wilkes Cty., NC.. Married to Nancy JAMES Apr 15, 1823 in Wilkes Cty., NC.. She was born 1804 in NC
William ROBBINS and Nancy JAMES Children:Sarah ROBBINS, born 1826 in NC.
Thomas ROBBINS, born 1833 in NC.
William Berry ROBBINS, born 1835 in NC.
Jane ROBBINS, born 1836 in NC.
Elizabeth ROBBINS, born 1838 in NC.
Fanny ROBBINS, born 1841 in TN.
Margarett ROBBINS, born 1843 in NC.
G-grandfather William Berry ROBBINSWilliam Berry "Duke" Robbins, born 1835, in Savannah, Hardin Cty., Tn., died and buried in TN.. Married to Elizabeth "Eliza" ASBURY, born 1841 in TN.
William Berry ROBBINS and Elizabeth ASBURY Children:John C. ROBINS, born 185960 in Savannah, Hardin Cty., TN.. Married to Francis Ellie [?], born Oct 1856 in Tn., died Jul 16, 18[?], buried in TX.
Joe Lewis ROBINS, born Feb 16, 1862 in Savannah, Hardin Cty., TN., died Jan 27, 1913. Married Mattie Helen HENRY, born Oct 27, 1866 in TN., died Jan 27, 1913.
Levi Melvin Robins, born Mar 11, 1864 in Savannah, Hardin Cty., TN., died May 26, 1946 buried in Ada, OK.. Married Harriet Bradley SHARP [DOWEL], born Nov 25, 1869 in TN., died Oct 11, 1949 buried in Ada, OK.
Alex Alfred ROBINS, born Mar 16, 1868 in Savannah, Hardin Cty., TN., buried in Jackson, TN.. Married Lora [?]
Wiley Franklin ROBINS, born in Savannah, Hardin Cty., TN., buried TX.. Married Cora [?]
Prince A. ROBINS, born Dec 1878 in Savannah, Hardin Cty., TN.. Married Sabry A. [?].
Charlie ROBINS/, born in Savannah, Hardin Cty., TN.,. Married Carrie [?].
Alice Columdia ROBINS,/b>, born in Savannah, Hardin Cty., TN.. Married [?] RAY.
Ida ROBINS, born in Savannah, Hardin Cty., TN.. Married Hugh BARNETT.
Mary Elizabeth ROBINS, born in Savannah, Hardin Cty., TN.. Married John TAYLOR.
Florence ROBINS, born Nov 25, 1873 in Savannah, Hardin Cty., TN., died Jul 16, 1918 buried in TX.
Levi Melvin ROBINS and Harriet Bradley SHARP [DOWEL]Levi Melvin ROBINS, born Mar 11, 1864 in Savannah, Hardin Cty., TN., died May 26, 1946, buried in Rosedale Cemetary, Ada, OK.. Married Harriet Bradley SHARP [DOWEL], Dec 6, 1886. She was born Nov 25, 1869 in TN., died Oct 11, 1949, buried in Rosedale Cemetary, Ada, OK.
Left to right:Horace Greely ROBINS, Grandma Harriet, Prentis Melvin ROBINS, Grandpa Levi, Argie Mamie, Minnie Lee, William Franklin, Robert Chalmer and his wife Carrie.
Left to Right:Minnie Lee, Prentis Melvin, Horace Greely and William Franklin
Children of Levi Melvin Robins and Harriet Bradley SHARP [DOWEL]Robert Chalmer Robins, born 1889, died 1980, Bakersfield, CA., married to: Carrie Bryant, born [?], died [?].
Lydia Anne Robins, born 1891, died 1985, married to: Henry Floyd Foster, born [?], died [?].
Jennie Maybell Robins, born 1893, died [?], married to: Shed Blansett, born [?], died [?].
Perley Hester Robins, born 1895, died 1896 [infant death]
William Franklin Robins, born 1897, died 1982, Washington, OK., married to: Lula Bell Cantrel, born [?], died [?].
Argie Marie Robins, born 1900, died [?], married to: Allie Roberts, born [?], died [?]
Minnie Lee Robins, born 1902, died [?], married to: Ransey Johnson, born [?], died [?].
Horace Greely Robins, born 1905, died 1942, married to: Minnie Philpott, born [?], died [?].
Prentis Melvin Robins, born 1908, died 1970, Altus, OK., married to: Emma Neoma [Swaffar] Swafford, born 1921, Achille, Bryan Cty., OK., - living
NOTES on Prentis Melvin: Dad was unable to get around well, since being shot in the back with a double barrel 12 gauge shotgun some years eralier. He was killed in an vehicle accident along with his neighbor who was driving the pickup truck. The accident occured on a county road outside Altus, OK., he was a passenger in his neighbors P/U which was pulling out of the county dump on to the rural road when a Rainbow Bread truck from Texas came over the hill on the wrong side of road and hit them head on, killing both dad and his neighbor.
Children of Prentis Melvin Robins and Emma Neoma SwaffordJimmie Lee ROBINS, b: Aug 30, 1941 at Ada, Pontotoc Cty., OK. Married to: Marry Louise BRIDGEWATER - deceased
Bobbie Janell ROBINS - deceased
Billy Dean ROBINS
Charlotte Gayle ROBINS
Sharon Janette ROBINS
Pete Wesley ROBINS - deceased
Sandra Jo ROBINS, died at birth