White County, Illinois


From History of White County (IL) Gallatin County – New Haven (ca 1882-1884), P.  955-956

George W. Robinson is a son of Enos and Polly Ann (Perkins) Robinson.  His mother was a daughter of Stephen and Margaret Perkins.  Both mother and daughter were well known throughout this settlement, the mother being a woman of strong mind, kind and generous heart, philanthropic, a devout Methodist and a skillful nurse.  Stories are told of her skill as a rider and her unselfishness in riding miles to attend to cases.  Her daughter was no doctress but was a woman of marked beauty.  The husband and father came from Christian County, Ky., to Gallatin County, at an early day, and settled on what is now known as the Perkins farm.  His father, Enos Robinson, was a native of Pennsylvania and came to this county when nineteen with his mother and step-father.  He married Polly Ann Perkins.  They had four children – Margaret (deceased), Delilah A. (deceased), Lucian M. and George W.  He married for his second wife, Mrs. Martha Haney.  They had no children.  His third wife was Rebecca, daughter of James Patterson, of Clermont County, Oh.  Their children were – Martha J. (Mrs. James Luther) and Etta (deceased).  Mr. Robinson moved to Ohio about 1850.  He married his fourth wife, Elizabeth Haines, there.  They had three children.  Mr. Robinson died in 1879.  George W. married Mrs. Sarah (Buchanan) Prichard, a native of East Tennessee, and a daughter of Elihu and Elizabeth (parks) Buchanan.  Her parents moved to Indiana when she was young.  They had a family of ten children, the most of whom grew to man and woman hood near Mount Vernon.  Mr. Robinson is at present keeping a hotel.  The stranger and traveler is always hospitably received and entertained.  He is also quite extensively engaged in farming, having about 300 acres, with 200 under cultivation.

Submitted by:  Linda Roberts

From History of White County (IL) Gallatin County – Bear Creek Township (ca 1882-1884), P.  968-969

Edward Rice, son of Archibald B. and Nancy M. Rice, was born June 26, 1845.  his great-grandfather, Ebenezer Rice, was a native of Wales, and was a missionary to the Chickasaw Indians near Memphis in 1799.  He put his goods on a flat-oat at the head of the Ohio and floated down that river and the Mississippi to his destination.  His grandfather, Joel Rice, was born in Vermont; the first word he spoke was in the Indian language.  He was in the Black Hawk war and went to California in 1848, during the gold excitement.  He made money and returned via New Orleans in 1850 to his home in White County, Ill.  He named Sacramento, Ill., in honor of the Sacramento Valley.  Edward was reared on a farm and attended the public-schools.  At breaking out of the late war he was undecided whether to enter the army or go to the High School.  His father settled the matter by sending him to Hamilton College, McLeansboro.  In 1868 he attended the Evansville Business College, where he graduated; then entered the dry-goods house of Martin & Rice, as bookkeeper, remaining with them three years.  He then went to Omaha, Neb., and kept books for J. J. Brown and Bro. two years, when he returned to Roland, Ill., and was employed by Porter & Rice.  In 1878 he came to Omaha, and engaged with his brother-in-law, Thomas Martin, in the dry-goods business, the firm name being Martin & Rice.  He is a very energetic worker and a prominent political man in a quiet way.  June 26, 1872, he married Grace G. Mount, of Tennessee.  They have four children – Rollo, Estella Florence, Mabel Claire and Laura Edith.

Submitted by:  Linda Roberts

Source:  History of White County, IL, Phillips Township (ca 1882-1884) p 933-934

George Rawlinson, farmer; post office, Calvin; son of William and Mary (Paine) Rawlinson, natives of London, England.  They came to the United States in 1832, and located in New York City; thence to Boston, and thence back to New York; from there to Illinois in 1838, where they died.  George was born in England May 11, 1828.  he was educated in Illinois, and has followed farming, and now owns 120 acres of good land on section 1.  In 1858 he married Mary, daughter of Sm. and Cicely Spencer, natives of England.  They came to the United States, and located in Illinois, where they died.  There were by this marriage two children – Florence, born Feb. 13, 1859, wife of Joan Taylor, of Gray Township; Cicely, born March 15, 1861, wife of Jesse Taylor, of Gray Township.  Mrs. Rawlinson died in October, 1875, and Mr. Rawlinson married, May, 1877, Sarah Frances, daughter of Isaac and Mary (Stuart) Stanley, natives of White County, Ill. where Mrs. Stanley died.  By this union there are three children – Clyde, born June 8, 1878; Edgar, born May 24, 1880; Elsie, born Jan 26, 1882.  Mr. Rawlinson and wife are members of the Methodist Episcopal church.  Mr. Rawlinson votes the Republican ticket.  He enlisted, in 1862, in the Eighty-seventh Regiment Illinois Volunteers, Company B, Captain Enlow, and served one year, and was discharged, on account of ill health, at St. Louis.

Submitted by:  Linda Roberts

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