Enoch ROBINSON, b. between 1826 and 1840’s, died July 16, 1897.
Fur-trader/mule-skinner in Pit Hole, PA., during the days of the discover of
oil in the Oil Creek/ Oil City/ Titusville, PA. area. ("Along Oil Creek, just
south of Titusville, Colonel Edwin Drake struck oil at a depth of 69.5 feet
in August 1859. Drake’s Well marks the birth of the world’s oil industry. The
history of Venango County is inextricably connected with oil, for it was here
that the oil industry began. The oil industry traces its roots to Titusville,
just across the border in Crawford County, for it is there that Col. Edwin L.
Drake drilled the first oil well.")
Enoch ROBINSON married Anna WENER/WERNER, (German decent?) b. between
1826 and 1840’s, died 1883. Anna is reputed to be full Seneca Indian,
possibly born in New York. (Story has it that there was a reservation a few
miles from the Allegheny River in NY; "...ROBINSON and wife Anna used to sell
blankets at Pit Hole..")
Enoch and Anna WE(R)NER ROBINSON’S children:
1. Daniel ROBINSON, b. 1856;
2. Francis Emma ROBINSON, b. August 7, 1860, d. March 14, 1938, married in
1884 to Lyman BILLS, later married to Unknown PORTER;
3. William ROBINSON, b. 1859, d. June 27, 1939;
4. Rebecca ROBINSON, b. Dec 16, 1864, d. May 28, 1899, married to Henry
Dennis Ruland, who d. June 25, 1944;
5. Amanda L. ROBINSON, b. December 14, 1868 in Little Cooly, PA, d. May 28,
1916 in Titusville, PA, married in 1885 to George G. WRIGHT, b. May 2, 1866
in Enterprise, Pa., d. April 21, 1928, Titusville, PA. (George died by
drowning in a creek near Titusville, Pa. It was said George had a bump on his
head. His truck was parked along the road and it wasn’t running, and there
was no water in his lungs. But they could never prove anything. He was found
by LeRoy WRIGHT, his grandson. George and Amanda ROBINSON WRIGHT owned a
butcher shop in Titusville, and George was also a contractor. They are both
buried in the Greenwood Cemetery near Titusville);
6. Alice Ida ROBINSON, b. September 14, 1876, d. March 17, 1945, married in
1893 to George BURDICK.
One story has it that Amanda ROBINSON was born "up along the Allegheny River
George G. WRIGHT, b. March 2, 1866, Southwest Township, Warren County, PA.,
d. April 21 or 23, 1928 in Enterprise/Titusville area, PA.
George's parents: Henry and Mary WATSON WRIGHT.
John, last known address: Oklahoma;
Milton, last known address: Pittsburgh;
Bert, last known address: Altoona;
Roy, last known address: Pittsburgh;
Jacob, last known address: possibly Pittsburgh.
George's (FIRST ?) wife: Amanda L. ROBINSON WRIGHT, b. December 14, 1868,
birthplace unknown. Married in 1885.
Jessie W. (son), b. January, 1886. Married to Elizabeth (Lizzie) UNKNOWN,
last known address: Stone Arch;
Adda G. (Addie), b. March, 1888. Married to Unknown STEVENSON, last known
address, Erie, PA.;
*Bertha, b. August, 1890;
*Pearl, b. August, 1898;
*Alice, b. May, 1900;
Grace Barbara, b. April 28, 1902, d. July, 1956. Married to John Joseph (Joe)
HUNTER, b. December 14, 1894, d. December 17, 1932, who lived in Oil City,
PA., and Erie, PA.;
Mabel, b. 1904 or 1906, d. March, 1962. Married to Floyd CHENEY, last known
address: Largo, Florida.
*One of the above daughters married a Henry BATES of last known address:
The “Titusville (PA.) Herald” obituary of April 23, 1928 for George G. Wright
lists wife’s name as “Mary.” Could be a second wife, or just a nickname for