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From: OPAL BOWEN <>
Subject: Robinson Family
Date: Thu, 3 Jun 1999 17:59:59 -0500
Thank you for all the information.
Where did the 7th Regiment serve? A descendant of John and Margaret Briskey Robinson told me that John Robinson was killed during the Civil War in Alabama or Mississippi. Some of the Briskey Family moved to Alabama and Texas. That may be the reason he thought that John was killed there.
>From the South Carolina Department of Archives and History:
Roberson, John M. Private, Co. F, 2nd S. C. Infantry
Enlisted at Greenwood, S. C., on March 24, 1862,
Wounded: (1) Williamsburg, VA, on June, 1862
(2) Wilderness, VA, on May 6, 1864
Died: May 8, 1864
On last roll: May/June, 1864
Remarks: Widow: M. Roberson
On the copies of 24 cards that I received with the letter: goes from enlistment 1862 to his death 1864 there are 4 Robinson, 6 Roberson, 14 Robertson.
When I tried to find John Robinson's grave I met a historian in Fredericksburg, VA that was writing a book about the Second South Carolina Regiment. He had information that John was wounded in the chest May 6 and died May 8. He later wrote me that John Roberson enlisted 14 April 1862 at New Market, South Carolina for the duration of the war. He was buried on the right of the Plank Road going out of Pulliam and Corbin's saw mill. The remains of John Roberson were moved to the Fredericksburg Confederate Cemetery, Section 13, Row 3, Grave no. 21 where the stone has been interpreted as J. M. Joberson! I sent a picture of John Robinson. It is one of the pictures in the book, A History of the 2nd South Carolina Infantry: 1861-65, printed 1994.
1860 census, John Robinson gave his age, 24. If John were born in 1840, he would be about 16 when he got married and 17 when Frances was born.
1860 census Edgefield District, SC
Jno. Robinson, age 24
Margaret Robinson, age 23
Frances, age 3 (born 27 April 1857)
Christina C., age 8/12 (4 Dec 1859)
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