Robbins

  • Thomas Robbins (1734- )
  • Nathaniel Robbins (1760- )

    Thomas Robbins

    b.1734 Lexington, MA
    m.(1)Oct. 29, 1761 Cambridge, MA Sarah Gould
    m.(2)widow of William Babbidge

    CHILDREN: (5)

    1. Nathaniel Robbins b.Dec. 13, 1760 Lexington, MA m.Elizabeth Colby b. May 2, 1763 in Kingston
    2. Rhoda Robbins b.1774 Deer Isle, ME m.May or July 19, 1794 Thomas Buckminster
    3. Thomas Robbins
        CHILDREN of Thomas:
      • William G. Robbins
      • dau. Robbins m.Richard Greenlaw m.(2)Asa Richardson
      • Thomas Robbins
      • James Robbins
    4. Mary Robbins m.1802 Thomas Stinson 3rd

    From ISLAND AD-VANTAGES article The day before YESTERDAY by Clayton H. Gross: "...Thomas Robbins came from Boston to Deer Isle in 1775. He was evidently a man of considerable property and influence, being appointed coroner for the area. (At this time all that was required of a coroner was for him to be literate, sober, and of sound judgement. Medical doctors were few and far between then.) Robbins was known as "Coroner" Robbins. Upon his death his lot was inherited by the Buckminster family."

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    Nathaniel Robbins

    b.Dec. 13, 1760 Lexington, MA son of Thomas Robbins and Sarah Gould
    m.Elizabeth "Betsey" Colby dau. of Joseph Colby Sr. and Sarah Thurlow
    b.May 2, 1763 in Kingston, N.H.
    d.ca.1850

    CHILDREN of Nathaniel and Elizabeth:

    1. Tristram Thurlo Robbins b.Oct. 6, 1784 m.June 23, 1813 in Deer Isle, ME Abigail [Deeron-Decron?] Hatch b.abt.1788 Deer Isle
        CHILDREN of Trustham and Abigail:
      • Lewis
      • Tristram
      • Melissa b.Jan. 9, 1833-40 d.1915 Peterborough, Ontario, Canada m.(1)Elijah Armstrong m.(2)Ontario, Canada John Creese
          CHILD of Melissa and Elijah:
        • William Wesley Armstrong b.Ontario, Canada 1863 d.1943
      • Nathaniel
      • Seth
      • Newell
    2. Sarah Gould Robbins b.Sept. 15, 1787 d.age 22 yrs
    3. Elizabeth (Betsey) Robbins b.Nov. 15, 1790 d.aft.1880 m.June 11, 1811 Nathaniel Thurston
    4. Hannah Robbins b.Dec. 10, 1793 m.Sept. 24, 1827 in Machais the widower Samuel Ackley
    5. Thomas Robbins b.Sept. 20, 1796 d.1851 single in Deer Isle
    6. Nathaniel Robbins Jr. b.March 13, 1800 m.(1)Jan. 19, 1826 Betsy Babbidge (they had six sons and three daughters) m.(2)Mary Sylvester. He lived to be Deer Isle's oldest citizen [102 yrs 10 mos 14 days].
    7. James Robbins b.Nov. 6, 1802 d.Feb. 22, 1887 m.Ester Ackley, dau. of the widower Samuel who married Hannah
    8. Rosanna Robbins b.Apr. 1, 1807 m.Henry H. Ackley of Machais where they lived until Henry died of Poisoning by Henry Doe who was doctoring there. Rosanna then came back to Deer Isle and m.(2)Leonard Judkins, son of Leonard, Sr.

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