Re: Welcome to the Boorem family forum.
Thank you very much for replying to my post about the Boorem family. I'm posting this message to the Boorem genealogy forum and also sending it directly to you with a file attachment I think you'll be interested in. First, I can't tell you how happy I am to have made contact with someone from the Robbins family.
>Samuel Robbins married Sarah Boorem,<
That's right. Census returns indicate that both Samuel and Susan were born circa 1825, and had the following children:
Joseph b. abt 1851
Uriah .b abt 1855
Edward b. abt 1857
William b. abt 1862
A biography of Sarah's brother John Boorem (my ancestor) appears in a book published in 1900, in which John states that Samuel and Sarah eventually moved to Scranton, where she died leaving two sons, (apparently Joseph and Edward). We know that Sarah died prior to 1880, because I have identified Samuel in the 1880 census as "widowed."
>while his brother Sanford married Lydia Boorem.<
Yes, Lydia (b.1844) married Sanford Robbins (b.1844) and they had two daughters, Clara, (b. abt 1867) who never married, and Edith, (b. abt 1877) who married Stanley Rogers. Sanford Robbins died sometime between 1877 and 1880, because the 1880 census shows that his widow Lydia was living in Scranton with her older sister Elizabeth Polhamus and family. The Boorem family has a strong connection with Scranton.
Given the above, I assume that you have to be from the line of Samuel Robbins. I show that Samuel's son Joseph had children Grace and Harry, while Edward had a daughter Bertha. There might be other children I'm missing here.
>I was wondering if you had any information on these two Robbins brothers?<
I've been unable to come up with anything on the two brothers so far. Of course the key source is the 1850 census. By 1850 Samuel and Susan were already married, but Sanford and Lydia certainly were not. Unfortunately I've been unable to locate either brother in the 1850 census, however, now that I have been contacted by a descendant, I will try again.
>I would also like to obtain more information on John and Elizabeth and their immediate family.<
Now there I can be of some help. I'll start by sending you a paper I wrote on the Boorem family that forms the basis of my book. The later portion of the essay covers John Boorem (3G), however I think you will be interested his the portion on John and Elizabeth Nauman Boorem, and John's father, John and Catherine Fry Boorem.
Of course I would also be interested in adding your family's updated information to my records. Samuel and Sarah Robbins family is not very well documented in my Boorem family history, and I am looking forward to correcting that problem, hopefully with your assistance.
Thanks again for getting in touch, and I look forward to our future correspondence!