> By the way, I think Isaac Osborn Robinson is in Catawba County, not Forsyth, in 1850. He's indexed as Isaac "Robison" but that is him, I'm sure.
Possible. I accepted someone else's research as verified by census records, didn't question all that closely since they were of minimal interest to me at the time anyway.
>Isaac is on the 1860 Catawba census too,
The Isaac on the 1860 Catawba census has the wrong wife.
However, the Isaac O. Robinson (aged 53) on the 1860 Lincoln County Census has a wife named Eliza and if that's the correct Isaac, then it's not the same as the Isaac Robinson in Forsyth County because the kids don't track.
> and Forsyth is far enough from Catawba that I doubt he moved there and returned within a decade.
What nonsense! One Abernathy family moved from Lincoln County NC to Wayne County MO and back in a decade bracked by the 1840 census enumeration! And ended up in Iredell County on the next census. Forsyth County is not that far from the Lincoln-Catawba area and it was a major road betwixt and between.
> Do you have anything on Isaac's son Thomas, by the way?
Nope. Wasn't interested in following the Robinsons back then so didn't bother with them, aside from noting that he was executor for his father-in-law.