Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Leonard Napoleon Robinson family

The Leonard Robison family Roy, Leonard, Jetta, Evie and Etma

Leonard was the brother of Gideon, my great-grandfather. There were three Robinson sons born to George Emerson Robinson and his wife Charlotte A. Purnell before her untimely death in 1873, with Leonard being the youngest son, born in 1871.

The Robinson surname has been found spelled variously as Robison, Roberson and Robertson - all from the same common ancestor. Leonard spelled his last name as Robison, but his brothers' and father's graves indicate a spelling of Robinson. His brother Floyd's first wife's tombstone indicates that she was the wife of F. M. "Roberson." In my great-grandfather's Bible, his surname was spelled Robison. Spelling matters not however, as we are all kinfolk.

Leonard married Evie Trulove Spearman, daughter of John Franklin Spearman and Nancy Emeline Stone, on August 4, 1894 in Itawamba County. They had four children:

Eva, born 1895 and died in 1897;
Jetta, born 1897 and died 1985, married (1) Claude Reynolds and (2) Fletcher Knox Bethay;
Etma, born 1902 and died 1991, marrid Sam S. Cooper; and
Roy Orman, born 1904 and died 1988, married Vera Smith.

1910 Census
Itawamba County, Mississippi
Leonard N. Robison 39 MS AL AL farmer, married 15 years
Evvy T. 34 AL TN AL 4 children, 3 living
Jetta 12 MS
Etma 8 MS
Roy 6 MS

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