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William M. Robinson (1838-1924)
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Born: 7 Mar 1838 Carroll County Tennessee. 1 2 3 4
Married: Nancy Victory Barnes (1845-1910) in 1859 . 5
Died: 13 Sep 1924 . 3 4
Buried: Palestine Cemetery Benton County Tennessee.
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Thomas F. Robinson
1814-Bet 1860 and 1870

William M. Robinson
7 Mar 1838-13 Sep 1924
Married: Abt 1833
Civil War - Union Jacob Smothers
Suzanne Smothers
Abt 1815-Abt 1844
1787-Aft 1860

Spouse and Children

       Nancy Victory Barnes

Brothers and Sisters

ROBINSON (ROBERTSON), WILLIAM M, Companies E & C, pvt, enlisted for 1 year in Paducah, KY at age 26 while a refugee living in Granville, IL. He was 5'11" tall, fair complexion, blue/hazel eyes, dark/amber hair, a farmer, born in Carroll Co, TN. He was in several skirmishes but no battles. Mostly he served as a scout. Sick in the hospital at Paducah about two weeks, he did not receive a discharge but mustered out through Nashville, TN on 8/14/65, a few days after most of the regiment. Robinson returned to Carroll Co, TN on a freight car. Once home he farmed and served as a local preacher for the Methodist Episcopal Church South. He married Nancy Victory Barnes. In 1889 he joined the GAR and listed his residence as Frawley, TN. In 1890 Robinson still lived near the Frawley PO and reported "evil resulting from pneumonia and fever settling in legs." He applied for a pension, #761,144/583,262, the same year. Sometime in the early 1900s, while living in Buena Vista, TN, Robinson filled out a Civil War Questionnaire. He listed his parents as Thomas F Robinson and "Susaner" Smothers, daughter of Jacob and Nancy Smothers. He is buried in the Palestine Cemetery in Benton Co, TN and has a military marker with no dates.6


  1. 1850 United States Federal Census District 18, Carroll,Tennessee; Roll: M432_873; Page: 154B
  2. Civil War Service Record
  3. Find A Grave http://www.findagrave.com
  4. Ancestry.com. Tennessee, Death Records, 1908-1958
  5. Year: 1900; Census Place: Civil District 18, Carroll,Tennessee; Page: 14; Enumeration District: 0134
  6. THE 7TH TENNESSEE CAVALRY USA (Originally 2nd WestTennessee Volunteer Cavalry) Peggy Scott Holley

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