William Robinson

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ChartsAncestors of Harriet Hanson Robinson
Ralph Waldo Emerson and Harriet Hanson (Robinson) Pierce
Diana, Princess of Wales, and Edward Warrington Robinson
John Adams & John Quncy Adams - Harriet Hanson (Robinson) Pierce
Millard Fillmore - Harriet Hanson (Robinson) Pierce
Franklin Delano Roosevelt - Harriet Hanson (Robinson) Pierce
Gerald R. Ford - Harriet Hanson (Robinson) Pierce
William Robinson, son of Jeremiah Robinson and Susannah Cogswell, was born at Concord, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, 21 April 1776.1 He died at Concord, 12 December 1837,2,1 and was buried at Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, Concord, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.3

William married Martha Cogswell, daughter of Emerson Cogswell and Eunice Robinson, at Concord 11 February 1804.4,1

William worked as a hatter for other shop owners, including his father-in-law and Comfort Foster who had a shop on the main street of Concord.5


Martha Cogswell b. 12 Mar 1783, d. 24 Nov 1856
  • Elbridge Gerry Robinson6,7 b. 24 Jun 1805, d. 11 Jul 1854
  • Susan Cogswell Robinson6 b. 17 Jul 1807, d. 26 Oct 1843
  • Benjamin Franklyn Robinson6 b. 26 May 1809, d. 9 Apr 1884
  • Jeremiah Albert Robinson6 b. 31 May 1812, d. 3 Mar 1897
  • Lucy Call Robinson6 b. 5 Feb 1816, d. 20 Oct 1840
  • William Stevens Robinson+8,6 b. 7 Dec 1818, d. 11 Mar 1876
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  1. [S76] Harriet H. Robinson, "John Robinson of Exeter, and Some of His Descendants," The Robinsons and Their Kin Folk Third Series (July 1906): 99-123, at 117, further cited as Robinson, "John Robinson of Exeter."
  2. [S663] , Concord, Massachusetts: Births, Marriages, and Deaths, 1635-1850 (Concord, Massachusetts: Town of Concord, 1891), 351, further cited as Concord Vital Records.
  3. [S76] Robinson, "John Robinson of Exeter," 118.
  4. [S663] Concord Vital Records, 387.
  5. [S78] Claudia L. Bushman, "A Good Poor Man's Wife": Being a Chronicle of Harriet Hanson Robinson and Her Family in Nineteenth Century New England (Hanover and London: University Press of New England, 1981), 68, further cited as Bushman, A Good Poor Man's Wife.
  6. [S76] Robinson, "John Robinson of Exeter," 120-121.
  7. [S663] Concord Vital Records, 281.
  8. [S663] Concord Vital Records, 322.