Melissa Elvira Robinson

Brief Life History of Melissa Elvira

When Melissa Elvira Robinson was born on 4 May 1860, in South Carolina, United States, her father, George Franklin Robinson, was 25 and her mother, Elvira Jane Griffin, was 20. She married Barnet Holloway Williams on 4 October 1877. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Township 7 Pumpkintown, Pickens, South Carolina, United States in 1870 and Easley, Pickens, South Carolina, United States for about 50 years. She died on 2 November 1960, in Greenville General Hospital, Greenville, South Carolina, United States, at the age of 100, and was buried in Cedar Rock, Pickens, South Carolina, United States.

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Barnet Holloway Williams
Melissa Elvira Robinson
Marriage: 4 October 1877
Lillie Vane Williams
Edward M. Williams
John Franklin Williams
Mary Lee Williams
James Andrew Williams
Marinda Jane Williams
Nellie Edith Williams
Barnett Osborne Williams
Florida " Flossie" Williams

Sources (12)

  • Malissa Williams in household of Barney H. Williams, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Melissa Williams, "South Carolina Deaths, 1915-1965"
  • Melissa Robinson Williams in entry for Mrs Flossie Williams Hiott and Mrs Flossic Hiott, "United States, GenealogyBank Historical Newspaper Obituaries, 1815-2011"

World Events (8)


South Carolina is where the first shots of the Civil War were fired.


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


Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

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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