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Nicholas Robbins Family


ALBERT W. ROBBINS (A biographical sketch abstracted from Oneida County, New York - Our County and Its People by Daniel E. Wager, published by Boston History Company, Boston, Massachusetts, 1896) Re: The Nicholas Robbins Family, No. 7.150.1


Albert W. Robbins was born in 1842 in the town of Augusta, near the village of Knoxboro. His father, Lorenzo Robbins, was a native of Berkshire County, Massachusetts who came to Augusta with his parents in 1813.  In 1840 he married Clarissa E. Guthrie of 

Stockbridge, New York.  Albert was the eldest of their two children. He acquired his education at the Augusta Academy, the Oneida Seminary and the Mansfield Seminary in Pennsylvania. In 1861-1862 he taught school, but the Civil War having broke out, he enlisted in the 117th New York Volunteers, Company G and remained three years in the service, receiving in the Drury Bluff Battle a severe wound for which he now draws a small pension. After his discharge from the army he returned to Augusta and resumed his farm life which he still continues. He married for his first wife, Eliza Bishop of Cleveland, Ohio, who died May 23, 1890 leaving one son, Edwin, now a student at Hamilton College. His present wife is Sarah Dudley of Augusta, who was educated at the Augusta Academy and also at the training school for teachers at Quincy, Massachusetts.


Submitted by Lawrence G. Robbins, January, 2007.  Mr. Robbins may be contacted by email at

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