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William Winfield Robison 

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James Robison
1804 - 1880

 


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William Winfield Robison
2/1849 - 1930
(Shown at age 41)
William Winfield Robison was born on an unknown day in February 1849 in Decatur County, Georgia and died about 1930 in Sopchoppy, Florida. Actual date of death is unknown. He lived to be about 80 years old.

He married Emma Elizabeth (Liza) Barwick.
Children:
  1. Walter Winfeild Robison (9/1878) - married Suzie Walker
  2. Mary Elizabeth (12/1885)
  3. Josephine (8/1880)
  4. Gordon A. (5/1888)
  5. John "Milsap" Albert (3/8/1890 - 8/27/ 1965) - married Effie Walker 11/17/1892 - 12/14/1966
  6. Corbin "Aunt Babe" Melissa (5/1993) - married Robert Daniel Harrell
Records
Census1/1/1850 GA (Baker County) about 11 months old 
#2 - James M. Robinson (age 46), Elizabeth Robinson (42), John L. Robinson (8), Nancy Robinson (5)& William W. Robinson (1). James was born in Washington Co. GA, Elizabeth was born in Burke Co. GA and the children in Baker Co. GA  
Census1/1/1860 GA (Mitchell County) 10 yrs old 
Jas M. Roberson (age 56), Elizabeth Roberson (48), John Roberson (17), Nancy Roberson (15) & Winfield W. Roberson (11). Jas is a laborer. John is a student. All were born in GA. 
Census1/1/1870 District 11 GA (Mitchell County) 20 yrs old 
539 - James Robison (age 65), Elisebeth Robison (58), Nancy Robison (22) & William W. Robison (21). All born in GA. James is a farmer. Elizabeth keeps house. William a farm laborer. Home is valued at $3000, personal at $250. 
Census1/1/1900 Bridge Creek GA (Colquitt County) 50 yrs old 
34, 36 - William W. Robinson (age50) Emmer E. Robinson (44), Walter Robinson (21), Josefene Robinson (19), Mary D. Robinson (14), Gordon A. Robinson (12), John A. Robinson (10), Corban M. Robinson (7) & sister -Nancy Robinson (55). William and Emmer have been married for 23 years. All were born in GA. View Original Record View original image  
Graveyard/Tombstone1/1/1930 West Sopchoppy FL (Wakulla County) 80 yrs old 
W. W. Robison (no dates)
Emma Robison 1856 -1931 

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AgeDateEvent
1 1850 Florida's total population has grown to 87,445. This includes about 39,000 slaves and 1,000 free blacks. Indians were not counted.
6 1855 Third Seminole Indian War begins and war breaks out with most of the battles occurring in Central Florida. It ends three years later when Chief Billy Bowlegs and his band are forced to move from Florida.
12 1861 No Floridian's voted for Lincoln during the 1860 election. On Jan. 10, 1861, Florida seceded from the U.S. and joined the Confederate States of America a few weeks later.
15 1864 Battle of Olustee is a Confederate victory. Union troops pull back
16 1865 Battle at Natural Bridge (Wakulla County) is a Confederate victory.
16 1865 May 10th -- Union troops occupy Tallahassee. While Tallahassee was the only Confederate state capital east of the Mississippi River that had not been captured, Union troops occupy the capitol following the surrender of the major Confederate armies in the east.
21 1870 During the 1870s, the remaining Seminole Indians begin establishing trading posts and other economy with local settlers.
33 1882 The Florida Central and Western Railroad Company was created. It combines the Florida Central, Jacksonville, Pensacola, and Mobile railroads.
34 1883 Three railroad companies are merged to form the Florida Transit and Penisular Railroad Company. Thee are: Florida Transit Railroad Co., Peninsular Railroad Co, and the Tropical Florida Railroad Co.
35 1884 Most railroads in Florida are passed into the hands of a single company owned and operated by a single management, under the name of The Florida Railway and Navigation Company. It has more that 500 miles of main track in operation and about 300 miles of track under construction. The longest route was the "Western Division" which ran from Tallahassee to Jacksonville - 209 miles.
57 1906 An attempt to drain the Everglades and convert it to farmland begins.
68 1917 Seminole Indians become a Florida tourist attraction.
79 1928 The Tamiami Trail opens. It opens the southernmost 275 miles of U.S. Highway 41 from State Road 60 in Tampa to U.S. Route 1 (SR 5) in Miami, Florida to tourist. It also destroys many of the Seminole Indian waterways and hinders their economy.
AgeDateEvent
1 1850 Gordon and Clinch Counties are formed.
2 1851 Clay, Howell, Polk, Spalding, and Whitfield Counties are formed.
3 1852 Taylor County formed.
4 1853 Catoosa, Pickens, Hart, Dougherty, Webster, Flton, and Worth Counties aare creaated.
5 1854 Fannin, Coffee, Chattahooche, Charlton, and Calhoun Counties formed.
7 1856 Haralson, Terrell, Berrien, Colquit, Miller, and Towns Counties formed.
8 1857 Dawson, Milton, Pierce, Glascock, Mitchell, Schley, White, and Wilcox Counties formed.
9 1858 Clayton, Quitman, Banks, Brooks, Johnson, and Echols Counties formed.
21 1870 Douglas, McDuffie, Rockdale, and Dodge Counties formed.
26 1875 Oconee County formed.
56 1905 Crisp, Grady, Jenkins, Tift, Davis, Stephens, Toombs, Turner, and Ben Hill Counties formed.
63 1912 Forsyth, Bleckley, and Wheeler Counties formed.
65 1914 Barrow, Candler, Bacon, and Evans Counties are formed.
68 1917 Atkinson and Treutlen Counties are formed.
71 1920 Seminole, Lanier, Brantley, Long, and Lamar Counties are formed.
75 1924 Peach County is formed.
AgeDateEvent
4 1853 The process of creating steel is invented by Besermer in Britain and Kelly in the U.S.
7 1856 The first Neanderthal fossils are found near Germany
10 1859 Charles Darwin publishes "Origin of Species" and begins the evolution theory.
16 1865 Mendel publishes his papers on genetics and introduces the concept to the public.
20 1869 Cro-magnon Man fossils are found in France
28 1877 Edison invents the phonograph permitting music and voices to be recorded and replayed.
30 1879 Edison invents the electric light bulb.
40 1889 The first calculating machine is invented and uses punch cards
46 1895 Wireless telegraph and the "antenna" are invented but it covers a very short distance.
48 1897 First ship to shore message is sent using an improved form of wireless telegraph
51 1900 Freud publishes his book "The Interpretation of Dreams"
51 1900 The cause of yellow fever is discovered. It is proven that the fever is spread by mosquitoes. This rallies an effort to provide better mosquito control.
52 1901 First transatlantic wireless telegraph is sent.
53 1902 The first Tyrannosaurus Rex fossil is discovered.
54 1903 Wright Brothers complete the first successful flight with an airplane at Kitty Hawk
55 1904 The first vacuum tube diode is invented by Fleming
57 1906 The triode vacuum tube is invented
57 1906 Kellogg sells the first box of Corn Flakes
57 1906 Electrons are discovered by Thomson
63 1912 The unsinkable Titanic sinks on its first trip to New York drowning 1,513 people.
64 1913 Ford builds the first assembly line into his automobile production plant
65 1914 The first traffic lights (which is only red or green) are put up in America; Construction of the Panama Canal is completed
74 1923 Freud publishes "The Ego and the Id"
74 1923 Diphtheria vaccine is developed; Insulin is produced to treat diabetes
75 1924 Insecticides are used for the first time on crops
77 1926 Goddard launched the first liquid-fueled rocket
78 1927 The first television transmission was announced in England
79 1928 Big bang theory was introduced
AgeDateEvent
12 1861 NEWS HEADLINES: American Civil war begins at Ft. Sumter, located in Charleston Harbor, VA.
13 1862 NEWS HEADLINES: May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
33 1882 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison creates the first large power station in New York City, making it the first place in America to have electricity.
36 1885 NEWS HEADLINES: Eastman invents the box camera. For the first time photography becomes affordable for the average citizen.
59 1908 NEWS HEADLINES: Henry Ford produces the first Model T automobile
63 1912 White residents of Forsyth County, GA, drive the black population out.
64 1913 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison invents motion pictures
68 1917 NEWS HEADLINES: In June, the United States enters World War I on the side of the allies. The Russian Revolution ends the reign of the czars and thrusts Russia into communism.
70 1919 NEWS HEADLINES: World War I ends with the signing of The Versailles Treaty.
AgeDateEvent
6 1855 Third Seminole Indian War begins. It ends three years later when Chief Billy Bowlegs and his band are forced to move from Florida.
11 1860 Presidential election puts Abraham Lincoln in office. The campaign has heated the issues regarding slavery in the south.
13 1862 May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
14 1863 Abraham Lincoln issues the "Emancipation Proclamation" freeing slaves.
16 1865 American Civil war ends with General Lee's surrender at Appomattox, VA. Reconstruction begins in the "old South"
19 1868 An eight-hour work day is established for federal employees.
26 1875 Tennessee enacts Jim Crow law.
27 1876 The National League of Baseball is founded
60 1909 The National Association for Advancement of Colored People is formed (NAACP)
61 1910 Boy Scout and Girl Scout Organizations are introduced in America and the concept of a "week end" meaning time off from regular work begins to take root. The British Empire covers 1/5th of the world land area.
78 1927 Charles Lindbergh becomes the first man to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean and Babe Ruth hits 60 home runs.
80 1929 Widespread prosperity of the 1920s ends abruptly with the stock market crash in October
81 1930 Drought in the Great Plains area begins, creating hardship for farm families in 19 states.
AgeDateEvent
60 1909 The "Piltdown Man" hoax -- a fake archeological discovery announced by dishonest scientists who wanted to "prove" that human beings had evolved in Europe
65 1914 World War I - Following the crisis touched off by the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand of Austria in Sarajevo, Germany declared war on Russia and additional countries joined the war within several days.
68 1917 Germany uses airplanes to drop bombs in the early stages of World War I -- the first major military use of airplanes.
70 1919 The Versailles Treaty marks the official end of World War I.
71 1920 Adolph Hitler begins to organize the Nazi party in Germany; The Ku Klux Klan launches a recruitment campaign using mass marketing techniques to gain 85,000 new recruits; the first commercial broadcast is made.
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Emma Barwick
Born on an unknown day in April 1856 and died on August 20, 1931
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The Children of William Winfield Robison

15 years old
Walter Winfeild Robison
Born somewhere in Georgia on September 12, 1878 and died in Wakulla Co., Florida on November 5, 1925. He was 47 years old.

He married Suzie Walker

Children :
Curtis Lloyd
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Josephine Robison
Born somewhere in Georgia on August 15, 1880 and died in Sopchoppy, Florida on March 25, 1928. She was 47 years old.

She married Samuel Joseph Joiner (1875-1950)...
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75 years old
Mary Dee Robison
Born somewhere in Georgia on an unknown day in December 1885 and died somewhere in Florida about 1960. She was about 74 years old.

1st marriage to Percy Coleman. She married John Green Davis and they had four children:
Nolie (1919)
Johnnie (abt. 1922)
Anabel (abt. 1923)
Pearl (1926)...
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Gordon A. Robison
Born somewhere in Georgia on an unknown day in May 1888 and died somewhere in Florida about 1908. He was about 19 years old.

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60 years old
John Albert Robison
Born in Moultrie, Colquitt County, Georgia on March 8, 1890 and died in Sopchoppy, Florida on August 27, 1965. He was 75 years old.

He was called "Milsap". He married Effie Walker (11/17/1892 - 12/14/1966). Children:
  1. Herman Winfeild Robison
  2. Preston Arlie (8/13/1919 - 8/13/1976)
  3. Lela Geraldine...
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57 years old
Corbin Melissa Robison
Born in Moultrie, Georgia on May 10, 1893 and died in Tallahassee, Florida on January 20, 1977. She was 83 years old.

She was called "Aunt Babe". She married Robert Daniel Harrell ( 11-26-1889 to 7/26/1970).

Children :
Jethroe Meginess ( 3-5-1912 to 9-12-1937)
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