He was born in 1835/36 (2 (29 in 1865)).
On 20 November 1865, he married Caroline [unknown fanily name] (6).
On 26 April 1889, he applied successfully from Pennsylvania for a pension (4, 5).
In 1890, he was living in Oxford Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania (post office: New Oxford) (3).
He died on 20 February 1893, at New Oxford, Pennsylvania (5, 6).
On 2 March 1893, his widow, Caroline Robinson, applied successfully from Pennsylvania for a pension (4, 5).
In 1928, his widow, Caroline Robinson, was living at New Oxford, Pennsylvania (6). She was receiving a pension of $40 per month (6). She needed help because of advanced senility (6). She owned a property worth $1,500, which was encumbered for $500; her pension was her only income, and no one was legally obligated to support her (6). The House Committee recommended that her pension be increased to $50 per month (6).
In 1930, Caroline Robinson was living on Orange Street, in New Oxford Borough, Adams County, Pennsylvania (7). She was living with her son James Robinson, and his family (7).
1 Bates, Samuel Penniman. History of Pennsylvania volunteers, 1861-5. Harrisburg: B. Singerly, state printer, 1869-71. 5 volumes. 'Ninety-first regiment', volume 3, pages 186-233. (In the roster) (James Robinson)
2 Civil War Veterans' Card File, available at the Pennsylvania State Archives, searched 19 January 2005 (James Robinson)
3 1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Oxford Township, supervisor's district 7, enumeration district 18, page 1 (James M Robinson)
4 pension index, by name (James Robinson)
5 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company F (James Robinson)
6 House Report 1928: 'Pensions and increase of pensions for certain soldiers, sailors, and marines of the Civil War, etc. December 5, 1928'. Page 464. Serial Set volume 8982, session volume B, 70th Congress, 2nd session. (James Robinson)
7 1930 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, New Oxford Borough, supervisor's district 25, enumeration district 1-28, microfilm series T626, film 1959, page 56 = 11 B handwritten (Caroline E Robinson)
8 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (James M Robinson)
9 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (James Robison)
H. R. 5116. Caroline Robinson, aged 86 years, whose post-office address is New Oxford, Pa., is the widow of James Robinson, late a private, Company F, Ninety-first Regiment Pennsylvania Infantry, from February 28 to June 12, 1865, and who died February 20, 1893.
Claimant and the late soldier were married November 20, 1865.
She is now pensioned as the soldier's widow at the rate of $40 a month under certificate No. 402881.
The medical evidence filed in support of this bill indicates claimant is in condition to require periodical aid and attendance of another person by reason of afflication from advanced senility.
The evidence also shows that she has title to a residence property valued at $1,500 which is encumbered in the sum of $500. Her pension is her only income.
No one is legally bound to her support.
It is recommended her pension be increased to $50 a month.[1930 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, New Oxford Borough, supervisor's district 25, enumeration district 1-28, microfilm series T626, film 1959, page 56 = 11 B handwritten]
|dwelling visit #||283|
|family visit #||292|
|name||Robinson, James R.||-, John A.||-, Joseph A.||-, Caroline E.|
|value or rent||3,000|
|age 1st marriage||20|
|school/college since 9/29||No||No||No||No|
|can read & write||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|can speak English||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|occupation||Truck driver||Truck driver||Truck driver||None|
|at work yesterday||Yes||Yes||Yes|
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