Re: ROBINS in Monmouth, Middlesex & Hunterdon Cos, NJ
One of the fictions in the undocumented Robbins genealogy that is recycled on the Internet is the baseless identification of John Robbins of Polecat Creek with John Robbins of Caraway Creek.
John Robbins of Polecat Creek was the oldest son of William and Frances (Nation) Robins. This John left a will in 1827.
John Robbins of Caraway Creek was the son of Joseph Robins who named him in his will in 1754. Deeds show this John's wife's name was Rachel. He seems likely the father of Moses and Martha Robbins but a grandson of Moses reported in his bio that his g-grmo's name was Elizabeth Curtis. How the undocumented genealogies have come up with Sarah Curtis is a mystery to me. And then there is the unlikely Welsh birth reported by Alpheus Harlan in his Harlan family history. Three grandsons of Moses Robbins have earlier published bios all mentioning their g-grandfather but none of them claiming he was born in Wales. A tradition of Welsh origin in this family is not sufficient grounds for claiming John was actually born in Wales.