I am looking for information on William Daniel ROBINSON and his children and grandchildren. After he came to America, he (and his family) spent most of his life in Elyria, OH. What I know of the descendants is at the bottom of the post.
William Daniel Robinson was b. 1813 in Dover, Kent. His father was James, also of Kent, whose will I have a copy of. It mentions his nephew, Jacob Robinson as the executor of his estate which was primarily left to William Daniel and his children (all removed to America). The will was dated 1 Dec 1849. I have no other information on James' family and it seems as though William is his only child. James obviously had a brother but no mention of Jacob's parents is made in the will.
James and Jacob were both mariners and Wm. received his commission as "tidemaster" in 1835. It seems he worked as a member of the Coast Guard and was listed as an "Officer in Customs" on birth certifcates in 1839 and 1842. In 1836, William married Jane Mills, dau. of Thomas (also a mariner) and Elizabeth Mills, also from Dover in Kent.
Wm. was the proprietor of the Sceptre Inn in Dover and by 1846 listed his ocupation as "Victualler". Most of the marriages, births etc. seem to have been registered at the Church of St. Mary the Virgin in Dover (since burned and gone) and I have copies of several of these documents.
Wm. and Jane left England for Ohio on 1 Sep 1849 on the ship "Hendrick Hudson", arrived in NY on 2 Oct 1849 and proceeded direct to Cleveland the same day. At the time of their departure, Wm. and Jane had had 7 children (5 survived to make the trip and 5 more were born in America). From age 15 to 19, Wm. was apprenticed to a "cordwainer" (shoemaker) and
took up this craft in America.
After arriving in Ohio, they built a house at Doane Corners, East Cleveland, which was completed on 22 Feb 1850. In the following November, they moved to Elyria, OH. In 1856 they moved to Wellington, in 1858 to Penfield, and in 1859 back to Elyria. William and his oldest son, William H. both were in the Union Army. The elder from 1864 to 1865 and the younger from 1862 to 1865. William and Jane celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in Elyria and were living on East Ave at the time. Ten years later, William died and his remains were brought back to his daughter's house (Mrs. C.D. DENGATE) on West River Street.
I have a copy of a photo of the Robinson cousins here: http://madkiwi.org/genealogy/photos/Robinson_cousins1.jpghttp://madkiwi.org/genealogy/photos/Robinson_cousins1.jpg showing: (starting top l-r) Earl [DENGATE?], Carl, Charlie [Charles Summers ROBINSON], Elmer, Alice, Carlotta [Edith Carlotta DENGATE?], Abbie, Bess, Ruth [Mills ROBINSON?] and Florence.
Ruth Mills Robinson is a granddaughter of William Sr.(haven't figured it out yet but I think either William H. or George was her father) and seems to have written a history of Cleveland Heights with another woman, "The Proud Heritage of Cleveland Heights" by Mary Emma Harris and Ruth Mills Robinson in 1966. It's mentioned as a reference here: http://www.clevelandheights.com/historyarch.asphttp://www.clevelandheights.com/historyarch.asp.It seems she made a trip to Europe to research the family (I think a lot of the document copies must have come from this trip). There's a copy of part of a letter she wrote back home to her sister (no name mentioned) during her trip. She mentions sending things to "Uncle Henry, Earl, Carl, Charlie... Alice". Other than Henry, these are most of the cousins from the photo.
I have a copy of a probate document that lists heirs of Louise (b. 23 Sep 1890, d. 15 Jan 1976). I'm trying to figure out exactly how Louise is connected to my family. It may be that the unidentified folks are cousins on Louise's mother's side.
I think Louise Cornell was another grandchild probably born to Henry given that she was not born until 1890. That would also make her too young to be in the cousins photo and to be mentioned in Ruth's letter. Also, the fact that she was in Chicago when she died and Henry had moved to Chicago by the time of William's death in 1896. (although Geo. was also in Chicago by then).
The document lists the following people and their relation to Louise.
Ruth Mills ROBINSON, 1C, Cleveland Heights, OH (granddaughter of Wm. D. ROBINSON)
Frederick A. TEED, 1C, N. Palm Beach, FL
Dierdre Marie BECKER, 1C, Youngstown, OH
Carol Frances MOORE, 1C, Ft. Worth, TX
Ray Teed ALEXANDER, 1C, LaCanada, CA
Charles Albert TEED, 1C, Columbia, SC
Albert Street TEED, 1C, Green Well Springs, LA
Frank Charles CARR, 1C, Mequon, WI
Janetta Carr HARVEY, 1C, Rockledge, FL
Audrey Mabel Carr HOWARD, 1C, Wintergarden, FL
Mary Elizabeth KASNER, Aunt, Jacksonville Beach, FL
William Beard ROOF, 1C1R, Middleton, OH
Jane M. Robinson CASTELLANOS, 1C1R, Concord, CA (Identified)
Joseph ROBINSON, 1C1R, S. Glastonbury, CT (Identified)
Charles S. ROBINSON, 1C1R, Golden, CO (Identified)
Carolyn Robinson CASSADY, 1C1R, Los Gatos, CA (Identified)
Martha Alice QUANDT, 1C1R, Apple Valley, CA (Identified)
Albert Waldemar QUANDT, 1C1R, Houghton, MI (Identified)
Marjorie Robinson QUANDT, 1C1R, Washington, DC (Identified)
Robert Robson WOOD, 1C1R, Oakland, CA
Clarence Delmar DENGATE, 1C1R, Drexel Hill, PA (probably grandson of Clarence D. DENGATE)
Robert LaROCHE, 1C1R, Charleston, SC
Benjamin Teed LaROCHE, 1C1R, Rossville, GA
Ann Teed LaROCHE SCOTT, 1C1R, Ft. Meyers, FL
Bryan Teed CLARK, 1C1R, Abilene, TX
Douglas A. Teed CLARK, 1C1R, Elmhurst, IL
Sandra Teed CLARK, 1C1R, Lombard, IL
Sandra Alecander RUSSELL, 1C1R, Seattle, WA
Allis Alexander WETZEL, 1C1R, Ridge Crest, CA
Carl B. REDDICK, 1C2R, Columbus, GA
Judith Carmichael SLYE, 1C2R, Los Altos, CA (Identified)
Charles CARMICHAEL, 1C2R, San Francisco, CA (Identified)
2William Daniel ROBINSONb. 1813 d. 15 Feb 1896
3Eliza Margaret ROBINSONb. 1837 d. 1838
3James Thomas ROBINSONb. 1839 d. 1853
3Ann Eliza ROBINSONb. 1841
3Margaret ROBINSONb. 1842 d. 1882
3Elizabeth ROBINSONb. 1844 d. 1903
3William H ROBINSONb. 1846 d. 1927
3George H. ROBINSONb. 1848 d. 1909
3Joseph Sacre ROBINSONb. 1850 d. 1927
+Harriet Davis SMITH
4Charles Summers ROBINSONb. 17 Apr 1885 d. Dec 1971
+Florence Elizabeth SHERWOODb. 22 Jun 1889 d. 24 Aug 1974
5Jane Mollie ROBINSONb. 6 Aug 1913 d. 2 Mar 2001
5Joseph Irwin ROBINSONb. 1916
5Margaret Alice ROBINSONb. 21 Jul 1917 d. Apr 1974
+Hyle James CARMICHAELb. 5 Dec 1915 d. 6 Oct 1998
6Judith CARMICHAELb. 1938
+Robert Edward SLYEb. 1934
6Charles Hyle CARMICHAELb. 1945
5Charles Sherwood ROBINSONb. 1920
+Elizabeth (Libby) HALE
5Carolyn Elizabeth ROBINSONb. 1923
+Neal L. CASSADY, Jr.b. Jan 1925 d. 4 Feb 1968
6Cathleen (Cathy) Joanne CASSADYb. 1949
6Melanie (Jami) CASSADYb. 1950
6John Allen CASSADYb. 1951
5Martha Alice QUANDTb. 12 Jun 1915 d. 25 Jul 2000
5Albert Waldemar QUANDT
5Marjorie Robinson QUANDT
3Thomas ROBINSONb. 1852 d. 1856
3Eliza Jane ROBINSONb. 1855 d. 1911
3Emma ROBINSONb. 1858 d. 1938
+Clarence D. DENGATEb. 1856
4Earl DENGATEb. 1884
+Anna G.b. 1885
4Edith Carlotta DENGATEb. 14 Jun 1886
3Henry M. ROBINSON