Williamson County
Historical Commission

 

  Robbins Cemetery
Walburg, Granger,
Texas


 

 
Aaron R Robbins
 
 
 
      Birth: Apr. 5, 1826
Arkansas, USA
     Death: Jun. 1, 1903
Waco
McLennan County
Texas, USA

No headstone has been found. This is added based on a cemetery transcription done 31 March 1959 and the article below.

A. R. Robbins, aged 77 years, died at No. 922 South Sixteenth street - last night at 8 o'clock after an illness of several weeks. He was an old man who enjoyed the highest esteem of all who knew him. He was the father of Mrs. W. W. Smith and has been in Waco for some time. The remains were shipped on the noon Katy for Granger, where they will be interred this afternoon upon arrival at Granger.


Family links:
Spouses:
Susanna Hanna Robbins (1830 - 1885)
Elizabeth Harriet Strickland Robbins (1842 - 1888)

Children:
Mary E. Robbins Gardner (1851 - 1926)*
James Hanna Robbins (1854 - 1925)*
Owen Henry Robbins (1860 - 1948)*
Susana Clementine Robbins Smith (1871 - 1963)*
 

Aaron R. Robbins, Bio from the book - Texas History Together with - Biographical History of Milam, Williamson, Bastrop, Travis, Lee and Burleson Counties. 1893

Aaron R. Robbinsa farmer of Williamson County, was born on Spring river, in what was then Arkansas Territory, April 5, 1826, a son of Aaron and Elizabeth (Hassey) Robbins, the former a native of Tennessee, and the latter of Virginia. The father was reared by his widowed mother, who came to Texas in 1855, and died a few months later, at the age of ninety-five yew's. Her husband, the paternal grandfather of our subject, served in the Revolutionary war. Aaron Robbins followed farming during his life, accumulated a good estate, and his death occurred April 20, 1866. His wife died in August, 1864. Mr. and Mrs. Robbins were the parents of five children, viz.: Sarah, who came to Texas, and married Robert Robbins, a distant relative, but both are now deceased; Aaron, our subject; Nancy, deceased, who was the wife of John Foster; and Richard, a retired farmer of Granger.

Aaron R. Robbins learned the trade of wheelwright at the age of seventeen years, and in 1849 he came to Williamson county, Texas, living the first year at Georgetown. He spent the following year in Arkansas but in 1852 came again to this county, where he has ever since remained. He first purchased 160 acres of raw land, and at once began its improvement and stock-raising. In the spring of 1863 Mr. Robbins entered the Confederate army, in Company K, Captain Reefs company. Sterman's regiment, served in Arkansas, and the first year was detailed for repairing and doing wagon work. He then returned home on a furlough, later rejoined his command, and engaged in field service under Captain Smith. He took part in many skirmishes, and, although his horse was shot while under him, he was never wounded or captured. After the close of the struggle our subject resumed farming and stock-raising.

November 15, 1849, lie was united in marriage to Miss Susan Hanna, a daughter of James Hanna, a native Arkansas, but who died in Texas. Mr. and Mrs. Robbins had six children, viz.: Mary, wife of John Gardiner, a farmer of Coryell county; James II., R farmer of Williamson county; Easter, deceased, was the wile of D. Anderson; Henry, a schoolteacher; Bell, wife of J. F. Quicksall, a Null and school teacher of McCulloch County, Texas; and Susan C., wife of Warren Smith, a plumber of Waco. Mrs. Robbins died Mardi 15, 1885. June 12, of the same year, Mr. Robbins married Mrs. Elizabeth Burlew, a daughter of Stephen Strickland, an early settler of Texas, who taught the first school in Georgetown. He died December 10, 1890. This wife died June 28, 1888, and December 10, 1889, our subject married Mrs. Virginia Spurlan, a daughter of William Daniels, who came to Texas about 1836, having been a resident of Bastrop County. He was thrown from a horse and killed. Mr. Robbins affiliates with the Democratic party, and religiously both he and his wife were members or the Christian Church.

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