Melissa Elvira Robinson

Female4 May 1860–2 November 1960

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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Family Time Line

Barnet Holloway Williams
Melissa Elvira Robinson
Marriage: 4 October 1877
Lillie Vane Williams
Edward Ned 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 in household of George F Robinson, "United States Census, 1870"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    4 October 1877
  • Children (9)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (11)

    +6 More Children

    World Events (8)


    Age 1

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


    Age 3

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


    Age 26

    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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