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William Riley Robison (1849-1929)
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Born: 7 Dec 1849 Kentucky. 1
Married: Sarah Frances Butler (1853-1940) the daughter of Thomas Elias Butler (1805-1880) and Jacintha Butler (1810-1889) on 27 Nov 1872 in Carroll County Tennessee.
Died: 1929 Tennessee. 1
Buried: Oak Grove Cemetery Carroll County Tennessee. 1
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Alfred B. Robison
Abt 1828-1903

William Riley Robison
7 Dec 1849-1929
Married: 5 Jan 1847

Elizabeth Jackson
1822-14 Jan 1881

Spouse and Children

      Sarah Frances Butler

Brothers and Sisters

Pond Branch, Antioch and Blount Creek were heavily populated in the 1830's. A surveyor named Bobbitt received a grant f rom the government and constructed a pond between the Pond Branch and the Sandy River known as Bobbitt's Pond south o f the Pond Branch bridge.Blount's Creek was named for Issac Blount who had the first grist mill in Carroll County. Ther e was also a water powered grist mill owned by Ryley Robinson. His son-in-law Cullie Nolan also operated a sorghum mil l and a potato house. Martin Bowers had a saw mill, he was also a member of the state legislature 1900/1902. Buck Butle r had a store with a post office and black smith shop called "Muse Store."The children attended school at Antioch Metho dist Church until 1860 when John F. Bowers gave land for a school more conveniently located known as Pond Branch School.

Hand coded by Jane N Powell notes submitted by Jere R Cox Jr.2


  1. Oak Grove Cemetery Transcription by David Donahue
  2. http://tn-roots.com/tncarroll/towns/carrpond.htm

Last Update 11 May 2017