Re: ROBINS in NC
The marriage date in the pension application seems likely wrong when considering these records:
Randolph Co., NC, marriage licnese fees, THE GENEALOGICAL JOURNAL of the RANDOPLH COUNTY GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY, vol. VII #2 (Spring 1983), p. 44. The list is dated 2 August 1788 and includes info that a marriage license was purchased for Benjamin CLOSWATER and Ellener ROBBINS; the fee was 10 shillings.
This later date seems more consistent with the marriage occurring in the home of Moses Robbins. Moses Robbins was born about 1765 so he was not a homeowner in 1776.
Also a 1788 marriage date is more consistent with the number Eleanor's children:
1790 census Greenville Dist, SC, p. 119:
Benja. Clearwater 1,1,3,0,0
Three children are a lot to fit into two years of marriage, but the records below will show that is not exactly what happened:
"Gleanings from Randolph County Criminal Actions, Part II, 1787-1791", Genealogical Journal of Randolph County Genealogical Society, XXIII #4 (Fall 1999), p. 20:
Recognizance (9 Jan 1788) for Benjamin Curtis to answer charge he begot a child on the body of Ealoner Robins. Securities Joseph Robins, John (x) Robins.