Memoir of the Rev. William Robinson: Formerly Pastor of the Congregational Church in Southington, Connecticut; with Some Account of His Ancestors in this Country
William Robinson was born 15 August 1754 in Lebanon, Connecticut. His parents were Ichabod Robinson and Lydia Brown. He married Naomi Wolcott, daughter of Gideon Wolcott and Naomi Olmstead. She had one son that died after four days. She died from smallpox in 1782. He married Sophia Mosely 16 September 1783 and they had one son, William (1784-1804). He married Anne Mills (1761-1789) 13 August 1787. They had one daughter, Naomi. He married Elizabeth Norton, daughter of Ichabod Norton and Ruth Strong, 10 August 1790. They had six children. He died 15 August 1825 in Connecticut.
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Page 103 - ... books come into vogue. The very New Divinity gentlemen say, they perceive a disposition among several of their brethren to struggle for preeminence ; — particularly Dr. Edwards, Mr. Trumbull, Mr. Smalley, Mr. Judson, Mr. Spring, Mr. Robinson, Mr. Strong of Hartford, Mr. Dwight, Mr. Emmons, and others. They all want to be Luthers. But they will none of them be equal to those strong reasoners, President Edwards and Mr. Hopkins.
Page 18 - Little Compton, May 31. This morning died here Mrs. Elizabeth Paybody, late wife of Mr. William Paybody in the 93rd year of her age. She was the daughter of John Alden Esq. and Priscilla, his wife, daughter of Mr. William Mullins. This John Alden and Priscilla Mullins were married at Plymouth in New England, where their daughter Elizabeth was born. She was exemplary, virtuous and pious and her memory is blessed. Her granddaughter Bradford is a grandmother.
Page 22 - He stood very high in the estimation of the whole community for his talents, piety, and incorruptible integrity. He was a sound preacher ; though not remarkable for popular eloquence. He wrote much ; and some of his compositions are highly creditable to him. His style was plain, though forcible and effective.
Page 18 - Paybody, in the ninety-third year of her age. She was the daughter of John Alden, Esq. and Priscilla his wife, daughter of Mr. William Mullins. This John Alden and Priscilla Mullins were married at Plymouth in New England, where their daughter Elizabeth was born. She was exemplarily virtuous and pious, and her memory is blessed.