Friday, August 14, 2009

George Emerson Robinson - old homeplace

Pictured above is the old George E. Robinson homeplace north of Tremont along Cotton Gin Road. This picture was taken several years ago by his great-granddaughter, Lucy Robinson, and unfortunately, the house is no longer standing today. George returned from the Civil War to his native Marion County, Alabama but moved across the state line to Itawamba County with his new bride, Charlotte Purnell. George and Charlotte had three sons before her untimely death in 1873: Floyd, Gideon (my great grandfather), and Leonard. George subsequently remarried to Virginia Alice Downum and had nine more children. When George's younger daughters nagged him to move closer to "town" (i.e. Tremont), George sold this house and 200 acres of land in 1902 to W. H. Weeks. It is a beautiful piece of property.

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