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Joseph Robison

Birthplace: Clay, Onondaga County, New York, United States
Death: Died in Palermo, Oswego County, New York, United States
Place of Burial: Clay, Onondaga County, New York, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of James Robison and Margaret Adams
Husband of Cornelia Robison
Father of Jane Robison; James Miller Robison; William Henry Robison; Joseph Robinson, Jr.; Lovina Robison and 7 others
Brother of James Robison; Culbert Robinson; William Robison; Susan Robinson and Cyrus Robison

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About Joseph Robison

He was the son of James Robison and Margaret Adams.

He married Cornelia Guinal on 1 Jan 1794 in Fort Plain, Montgomery, New York

The Robison's were Methodists and resided in Scoharie county where he lost his farm by endorsing notes for other people. In 1816 he removed to Tunkhannock, Luzerne, Pennsylvania, where he located and cleared a farm. In 1827 he sold this farm, which was one of the best in the country and removed to Clay, Onondaga, New York.

After the death of his wife, he followed the occupation of peddler and made his home with various children.

Joseph died 9 June 1839 in Palermo, Oswego, New York.

In 2008 over 16,000 descendants of Joseph and Cornelia have been identified.

Information provided by Barbara Bailey

Joseph Robison was a cooper by trade. Source, "Joseph Robison and Cornelia Guinal, Some of Their Ancestors ...", 1958, FHL film 1.033,990, p4. Joseph and Cornelia settled in Charleston and began their family, which ultimately consisted of twelve children, five boys and seven girls. A son, John, was born in Charleston on 17 November 1796. A daughter, Jane, was born 28 March 1799, but she died on 18 March 1800, before her first birthday. Another son, James Miller, was born 24 November 1800. William Henry was born 6 July 1802 in Charleston. Another brother, Joseph's fourth son, Joseph, Jr., was born 21 May 1804. There followed four sisters born in Charleston. They were Lavina (also written Lovina), born 26 December 1806, Mary born about 1808, Matilda born 11 March 1811 and Susan born 7 October 1813.

About two years after arriving in Tunkhannock, twins, Delilah and Peter were born, on 27 April 1817. Joseph and Cornelia's seventh child, daughter Mary, died in about 1818 (very uncertain), and their twelfth and last child, Margaret, was born 13 May 1819 at Tunkhannock.

Joseph Robison, Sr. died 9 June 1839 at Palermo, Oswego, New York. At the time of his death he had nine living children, five boys (four of them married), and four girls (all of whom were married). Also he had twenty-six living grandchildren, eighteen boys and eight girls ranging in age from six weeks to fourteen years.

Source, “ JOSEPH ROBISON and CORNELIA GUINAL THEIR CHILDREN and GRAND-CHILDREN” by Wendell La Von Pope A Great-Great-Great Grandson 2001.

1810 US Census finds him in Charleston, Montgomery, NY. 1820 US Census finds him in Tunkhannock, Luzerne, PA. 1830 US Census finds him in Clay, Onondaga, NY.

Note about photo of headstone: Diane LM took the photo and tells me that it is indeed in Pine Plains Cemetery. She also has confirmed with the cemetery office to verify the burial records. Thank you Diane...well done. Inscription: aged 70 years 11 mo's & 13 d's

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Joseph Robison's Timeline

June 26, 1768
Clay, Onondaga County, New York, United States
November 17, 1796
Age 28
Charleston, Now Glen, Montgomery, New York
March 28, 1799
Age 30
Charleston, Now Glen, Montgomery, New York
November 24, 1800
Age 32
Charleston, Montgomery, Ny
July 8, 1802
Age 34
Charleston,Now Glen,Montgomery,NY, USA
May 21, 1804
Age 35
Charleston, Now Glen, Montgomery, New York
December 26, 1806
Age 38
Charleston, Now Glen, Montgomery, New York
Age 39
Charleston, Now Glen, Montgomery, New York
March 11, 1811
Age 42
Charleston, Now Glen, Montgomery, New York