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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 from the government and constructed a pond between the Pond Branch and the Sandy River known as Bobbitt's Pond south of the Pond Branch bridge.Blount's Creek was named for Issac Blount who had the first grist mill in Carroll County. There was also a water powered grist mill owned by Ryley Robinson. His son-in-law Cullie Nolan also operated a sorghum mill and a potato house. Martin Bowers had a saw mill, he was also a member of the state legislature 1900/1902. Buck Butler had a store with a post office and black smith shop called "Muse Store."The children attended school at Antioch Methodist 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