Re: ROBINS in Monmouth, Middlesex & Hunterdon Cos, NJ
Supporting information concerning marriage of Robert Robins and Margaret Sharps.
Margarets name was listed as Roberts wife in the grove ged.com file.I Also found this marriage acknowledged in an extensive listing of the descendents of Cornelius Vanover, a couple of years ago.This listing did not explore the descendency of Robert.I was however, unable to locate the original web page today.But I did find another, (heh, heh)... here's the link:http://www5.familytreemaker.com/users/b/u/r/Mary-lee-Burgess/FILE/0001page.htmlhttp://www5.familytreemaker.com/users/b/u/r/Mary-lee-Burgess/FILE/0001page.html.
Information on this page also acknowledges the marriage and mentions this tidbit."May 9,1816,John Sharps bought from George Beidelman a stone messuage and farm for$12,800, which, Dec.1,1817, he, with his wife, Christianna, deeded, at the same valuation to his son-in-law, Robert Robins, who was married to his daughter, Margaret."Another tidbit which I belive provides the source of both tidbits: "Included inthe inventory of his estate were notes of hand signed by James C. Helme, Isaac Carpenter, and Robert Robins (The Michael Shoemaker Book (Schumacher); Williams T. Blair; International Textbook Press;
Scranton, Pennsylvania;1924; pages pp. 431-435, pp. 755-756)
Also of note is the fact that 3 sons of Robert had the Sharps surname incorporated into their name.
Jacob S(harps - I believe)
It also appears that the VanOver ancestery (from Roberts Wife) was passed on when one of Roberts sons was named Cornelius.Jacob S Rbins, (mentioned above) also named one of sons - Cornelius V Robins.Neither Sharps or Cornelius appear in the family names before the children of Robert Robins.
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