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 44 - God for it, therefore calling unto mind the mortality of my body and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die do make and ordain this my Last Will and Testament.
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Page 103 - President Edwards's valuable writings in another generation will pass into as transient notice, perhaps, scarce above oblivion, as "Willard, or Twiss, or Norton ; and when posterity comes across them in the rubbish of libraries, the rare characters who may read and be pleased with them, will be looked upon as singular and whimsical, as in these days are admirers of Suarez, Aquinas, or Dionysius Areopagita.
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 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.
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Page 196 - ... to three students of the said college, towards their maintenance and subsistence during the time between their first and second degree ; such students being to be called scholars of the house, and, during that space of time, being hereby obliged to reside, at least three quarters of each year, between their first and second degree, in the said college: and that the said students or scholars of the house, be elected on the sixth day of May, (if not on a Sunday) but if it shall happen on a Sunday,...