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Nicholas Robbins Family


(A biographical sketch abstracted from One Thousand New Hampshire Notables, compiled and edited by Henry H. Metcalf, assisted by Frances M. Abbott and published by The Rumford Printing Company, Concord, New Hampshire, 1919) Re: The Nicholas Robbins Family, No. 7.83.10


Joseph Henry Robbins, born at Yarmouth, Nova Scotia on August 21, 1846, son of Chandler and Hannah (Holmes) Robbins. Great-grandson of Joseph Robbins who fought under Washington at the battle of Princeton and in the capture of the Hessians at Trenton.


Also descended from Isaac Allerton and John Howland, both Mayflower Pilgrims. Attended Acadia University, Nova Scotia, B. A. 1873, M. A. 1883. Ordained as a Baptist minister, Rawdon, Nova Scotia, 1873.  Minister, 1873-1902.  Pastorates at Rawdon, Cambridge, Bear

River and Middleton, Nova Scotia, Springfield, Saxton's River and Chester, Vermont, and Claremont and Concord, New Hampshire. Superintendent, New Hampshire Anti-Saloon League. Member, New England Evangelical Association, Lord's Day League of New England, Salisbury Baptist Association, New Hampshire Baptist United Convention, Good Will Farm Home Association (Trustee), Concord Ministers' Conference, Concord Equal Suffrage League, Capital Grange, P. of H. Married Mary Gould Scott on December 24, 1872 at Yarmouth, Nova Scotia. Children: (1) Joseph Chandler Robbins, born March 20, 1874; Graduate of Brown University, A.B., 1897, and Newton Theological Seminary, 1901; Served in Spanish-American War, Company E, 1st New Hampshire Volunteers, 1898; Missionary in the Philippines for seven years; Currently foreign secretary for the American Baptist Foreign Missionary Society; Married Effie Starkey of Troy, New Hampshire. Children: Mary (died in the Philippines), Ruth, Margaret, Joseph Chandler, and Louise Mary; (2) Louise May Robbins, born April 14, 1875; educated at Leland Stanford University, California; Died January 17, 1917. Joseph Henry Robbins presently resides in Concord, New Hampshire.


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

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