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William Henry Robison

Birthdate: (44)
Birthplace: Charleston, Montgomery County, New York, United States
Death: Died in Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie County, Iowa, United States
Cause of death: Cholera
Place of Burial: Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Joseph Robison and Cornelia Robison
Husband of Elizabeth Robison
Father of Margaret Phelps; William Robison; twin 2 Robison; Jane Pack; James Henry Robison and 12 others
Brother of Jane Robison; James Miller Robison; Joseph Robinson, Jr.; Lovina Robison; Mary Robison and 6 others

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About William Henry Robison

William Henry Robison married Elizabeth Squires January 23, 1823. Eight of their children were born in Onandaga County, New York (Margaret,1823;William , 1825; still born, unamed twins 1827; Jane Robison Pack, 1828; James Henry, 1830; Rosetta 1833; Julia Ann 1836. Two more children twere born near Detroit Michigan; Clarinda, 1838; and Charles William, 1841. After being baptized into The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, William and Elizabeth moved their family to Nauvoo, Illinois, where another child, Theodore, was born in 1844. William Henry and his wife Elizabeth along with four of his siblings and their spouses were endowed in the Nauvoo Temple on its completion. After the martyrdom of Joseph Smith, the tension and hostility in Nauvoo increased until in February 1846 they were forced to leave their beloved Nauvoo and the temple they had worked so hard to complete. They first moved across the Mississippi to Sugar Creek then onto Garden Grove. This was the first temporary farming location settled by the saints after leaving Nauvoo. Edward Bunker records in his autobiography that William Robison drove him and his wife Emily Abbott Bunker, to Garden Grove about March 1846 with the understanding that Edward would help with the driving and Emily with the cooking. Edward left emily in Garden grove and went to Council Bluffs to sign up for the Mormon Battalion. Two days out from "the Bluffs" Edward overtook William Robison again. William had just lost a child and his teamster had deserted him so he asked Edward to drive his team into Council Bluffs. William's son, Theodore, died July 28, 1846 at age two. In september 1846, William's sister Margaret, was sitting with him in church one Sunday. Her husband was serving with the Mormon Battalion. One of the speakers stood and said, "Our hearts go out in sympathy to sister Margaret Phelps this morning because of the death of her husband." Reacting to the shock of hearing this news, she stood to leave the room and fainted at the door. William went to help her and said that as long as he had a crust of bread he would divide it with her. William at that time was working hard to finish a house before winter set in. He became ill with cholera and died November 27, 1846. Before he died he called his eldest son, James "Henry", to him and urged him to make every effort to help his mother and family to follow the saints west. Henry was 16 years old and had five younger brothers and sisters. His mother, Elizabeth, gave birth to another baby, Sara Elizabeth, the next May. Henry followed his father's request and took the family to Utah.

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William Henry Robison's Timeline

July 8, 1802
Charleston, Montgomery County, New York, United States
August 19, 1824
Age 22
Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, United States
December 1825
Age 23
Onondaga, Onondaga, New York, Usa
Age 24
Of Onondaga, New York
January 17, 1828
Age 25
Onondaga Hill, Onondaga County, New York, United States
February 17, 1828
Age 25
Onondaga, Onondaga, New York, United States
August 24, 1830
Age 28
Onondage, NY, Usa
April 26, 1833
Age 30
Clay, Onondaga County, New York, United States
April 26, 1833
Age 30
Clay, Onondaga County, New York, United States