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Richard Smith Robinson

Birthdate: (71)
Birthplace: Upton-by-Chester, Cheshire West and Chester, England, United Kingdom
Death: May 8, 1902 (71)
Kanab, Kane County, Utah, United States
Place of Burial: Kanab, Kane County, Utah, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Edward Robinson and Mary Smith
Husband of Elizabeth Robinson; Mary Kate Robinson and Mary Ann Eccles
Father of George Heber Robinson; David Henry Robinson; Joseph Eldridge Robinson and Wilford Smith Robinson
Brother of Elizabeth Robinson; John Robinson and William Smith Robinson
Half brother of George Heber Robinson and Alfred Robinson

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About Richard Smith Robinson

Robinson, Richard Smith (1830–1902), Second Lieutenant, Company H, Third Platoon, Pinto. Richard Robinson, considered the leader of the Pinto settlement, received messages from leaders in Cedar City in the days leading to the Mountain Meadows Massacre. One of the messages Robinson saw was the one Joseph Clewes delivered to Amos Thornton calling for hostilities against the emigrants to cease until word could be received from Brigham Young in Salt Lake City. Albert Hamblin remembered seeing Robinson at Hamblin’s ranch with other men from Pinto. He may have been there to pass on one of those messages. Though it appears that Robinson and the other Indian missionaries from Pinto were not directly involved in the massacre, they were keenly aware of the developments at the Meadows throughout the week. When Edward Dalton and Jesse N. Smith reached Pinto on Wednesday, September 9, 1857 the Pinto missionaries told them of the unraveling siege at the Meadows. Dalton and Smith immediately returned to Parowan to report to Dame where they “expressed much disgust over what they had seen and learned, as John D. Lee and other white men were assuming a very hostile attitude toward the emigrants in connection with the Indians.”

  • Residence: Manchester, Lancashire, England - 1841
  • Residence: , Salt Lake, Utah Territory, United States - 1850
  • Residence: Great Salt Lake county, Great Salt Lake, Utah Territory - 1850
  • Residence: Mountain Meadows, Washington, Utah Territory, United States - 1860
  • Residence: Pine Valley, Washington, Utah Territory, United States - 1870
  • Residence: Glendale, Kane, Utah, United States - 1880
  • Residence: Kanab, Kane, Utah, United States - 1900
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Richard Smith Robinson's Timeline

November 25, 1830
Upton-by-Chester, Cheshire West and Chester, England, United Kingdom
December 25, 1830
Upton-by-Chester, Cheshire West and Chester, England, United Kingdom
Age 35
November 26, 1867
Age 37
Pinto, Washington, UT
June 5, 1868
Age 37
Age 40
May 8, 1902
Age 71
Kanab, Kane County, Utah, United States