03 November 2010

Divorce Action in Williams County, Ohio - Robinson (John)


Rachel J. Stubbs Robinson v John M. or Jonathan Robinson (Journal 6 p67 - 30 Nov 1860; Roll 14 case number 125 - Nov 1860) – see Daggett

By Pamela Pattison Lash (updated 2010)

The couple was married in Bertrand, Berrien Co, MI on 10 Feb 1847.  Rachel stated that John deserted her on 16 Aug 1854 and was willfully absent for four years or more.  She needed money.  The couple had a son Daniel, b 12 Dec 1851.  A legal notice appeared on 9 Oct 1860 in a local newspaper.

Rachel may be the daughter of John and Phoebe Miller Stubbs.  In the 1850 Penn, St. Joseph Co, IN federal census p131B, Johnathan Robinson was listed as Johnathan 35 NY, Rachel 28 NY, and Robinson children (some if not all stepchildren to Jonathan) Rebecca 12 OH, Phebe 10 OH, Louisa 8 OH, and Maria 6 OH. From the 1860 Springfield Twp, Williams Co, OH federal census p63 mother Rachel appeared as Rachel Hollinshed 38 NY, Maria Hollinshed 16 OH, and Daniel Robinson 8 IN.  Rachel Stubbs had married John Hollingshead on 2 Jan 1837 in Williams Co, OH and John was enumerated in the 1840 Springfield Twp, Williams Co, OH federal census p239.  John Hollingshead acquired forty acres of land in Williams County on 7 Oct 1835 from the Wapakonetta Land Office.  John may be the son of Francis Hollingshead who moved to Ross Co, OH in the 1790’s.

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