Robinson, John Randolph
Age: 30, credited to Brownington, VTVITALS
Birth: 03/04/1832, Brownington, VTADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Alias?: None notedDESCENDANTS
Washington Soldiers Home Cemetery, Orting, WA
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John R. Robinson
John Randolph Robinson was born in Brownington, Vermont, on 4 March 1832, one of several children of Benjamin and Polly Robinson. He enlisted 1 October 1861, and mustered in the same date as private in Co. D, 6th Vermont Volunteer Infantry. He was wounded at the battle of Lee's Mill on 16 April 1862, and discharged for wounds on 31 October. John was living with his brother Benjamin's family in Jackson, Kansas; they were both carpenters. On 8 November 1877, John married Ardella Enett Twogood. Three years later they were living in Washington, Kansas; their daughter Wealthy was less than a year old, and Ardella's six year old brother, Michael, was living with them. According to family tradition, John and Ardella, with three daughters, Wealthy, Ollie Mae and Ruth, "went to Utah by wagon train while Ardella was pregnant, and she walked almost every step of the way." Their 4th daughter, Edith, was born there on 7 January 1889. John obtained work building homes for Mormons. As some point they moved to Washington, settling at Orting, where John died at the Old Soldiers' Home on 14 March 1891. Ardella applied for a widow's pension on 27 May 1891, and moved with her daughters moved to Yakima, Washington.
Sources: Revised Roster; 1860, 1870, 1880 U.S. Census; General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934; family material contributed by Star Simmons, Ellensburg, WA.