John Alva Robinson

Male12 September 1858–29 May 1940

Brief Life History of John Alva

When John Alva Robinson was born on 12 September 1858, in Easley, Pickens, South Carolina, United States, his father, George Franklin Robinson, was 23 and his mother, Elvira Jane Griffin, was 18. He married Mourning Alice Hill about 1876, in Dacusville, Pickens, South Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Township 7 Pumpkintown, Pickens, South Carolina, United States in 1870 and Dacusville, Pickens, South Carolina, United States for about 20 years. He died on 29 May 1940, at the age of 81, and was buried in Easley, Pickens, South Carolina, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Alva Robinson
Mourning Alice Hill
Marriage: about 1876
Susan Elvira "Ellie" Robinson
Lewis Franklin Robinson
Mary Malissa Robinson
Joseph Furman Robinson
Elizabeth B Robinson
Dora E. Robinson
Ethel Robinson
John Fulton Robinson
Llewellyn Hill Robertson
Jennie Lucille Robinson

Sources (19)

  • John A Robinson, "United States Census, 1910"
  • J A Robinson in entry for Wm Joseph Hunter and Jennie Robinson, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "
  • Jno. A. Robinson in entry for J. Fulton Robinson, "South Carolina Deaths, 1915-1965"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1876Dacusville, Pickens, South Carolina, United States
  • Children (10)

    +5 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (11)

    +6 More Children

    World Events (8)


    Age 2

    In 1860, South Carolina quit the United States because its citizens were in favor of slavery and President Lincoln was not. The Civil War started a year later.


    Age 5

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

    Age 23

    Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

    Name Meaning

    English (Lancashire and Yorkshire): patronymic from the Middle English personal name Robin , a pet form of Robert , + -son. This surname is also very common among African Americans.

    French: from a pet form of the personal name Robin .

    West Indian (including Haiti) and Guyanese: most likely not (only) of English or French origin as in 1 above and 2 above, but also, if not mostly, from the related name of the famous Daniel Defoe's literary character Robinson Crusoe (from a novel first published in 1719).

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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