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Benjamin Whitmore Robbins, (Twin)

Male 1835 - 1912  (76 years)


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  • Name Benjamin Whitmore Robbins, (Twin)  [1
    Suffix (Twin) 
    Born 12 Aug 1835  Carver, Plymouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    _UID E572F480A977450E94A84E33EB5AAE0BF93B 
    Died 25 Mar 1912  Carver, Plymouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Benjamin W. Robbins attended the district schools of Carver until he was sixteen years old. After hiring out as a farm hand for a few years he returned home and worked with his father, farming in the summer season and lumbering during the winter, continuing thus until 1880. Meantime, however, in 1860, the estate which afterward became his was intrusted to his charge, and he showed himself worthy of the confidence reposed in him, looking after its 150 acres with excellent judgment and showing good management in all his ventures. In 1880 he went into the cranberry business, now owning several acres of bogs, which he has cultivated most profitably.

      Mr. Robbins has kept pace with the progress of the day in his operations, and has done his share in the promotion of one of the most important industries of this section. Besides attending to his own affairs, he has found time for able service in public office, having filled many local positions of trust and also represented his district in the General Court (1882-83). As fire warden, an office he filled for a number of years, he did good work, winning the encomiums of his fellow
      Citizens generally. He is a Republican in political matters, and a Congregationalist in religious connection, being a member and deacon of the church at Carver. He belonged to the Order of Good Templars, a temperance organization for a number of years.

      On April 9, 1862, Mr. Robbins married Lydia Maria Hammond, who was born Sept. 10, 1834, daughter of Thomas and Lydia (Shaw) Hammond, of Carver, and their family consisted of five children: (1) Annie H., born Sept. 14, 1863, died Nov. 11, 1896. She was the wife of Theron M. Cole, of Carver, and had four children, born as follows: Philip Stanlay, "Dec! 25, 1886 ; Frank Harrison, Sept. 6, 1889 ; Elsie Louise, April 20, 1892; and Annie Hammond, Oct. 25, 1896. (2) John Sprague, born March 29, 1865, lives in Plympton, Mass.

      On Nov. 10, 1887, he married Jennie Sherman, daughter of John and Sarah Newton (Wright) Sherman, of Plympton, and they have one child, Helen Sherman, born Feb. 21, 1891. (3) Lucian T., born April 25, 1870, married Josephine Smith Morrill, of Bridgewater, and they have one child, Edith Marion, born July 19, 1900. (4) Evelyn Florence, born May 15, 1875, attended the Northfield Seminary. She married Irving Niles Tilden, of New Bedford, and has two children, Mary Wales, born Oct. 19, 1904, and Benjamin Robbins, born March 21, 1907. (5) Maurice F., born April 19, 1879, married Adelaide Elizabeth Linton, of Nova Scotia, and they have had children as follows: Henry Howard, born April 19, 1899; Gertrude Linton, July 8, 1900; Lillian Hammond, Oct. 28, 1901 ; Harold Benjamin, Oct. 16, 1902; Everett Warren, July 6, 1905 (died Dec. 8, 1906) ;George R., Dec. 24, 1908.
    Person ID I70820  Burgess
    Last Modified 11 Jun 2010 

    Father Chandler Robbins,   b. 26 Feb 1801, Carver, Plymouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Aug 1887, Carver, Plymouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Mother Sarah Burgess,   b. 16 Apr 1798, Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 May 1882  (Age 84 years) 
    Married 5 Dec 1822  Carver, Plymouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Family ID F1191  Group Sheet

    Family Lydia Maria Hammond,   b. 10 Sep 1834, Carver, Plymouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Mar 1926, Mattapoisett, Plymouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years) 
    Married 9 Apr 1862  Carver, Plymouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Children 
    +1. Annie H. Robbins,   b. 14 Sep 1863, Carver, Plymouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Nov 1896, Carver, Plymouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 33 years)
     2. John Sprague Robbins,   b. 29 Mar 1865, Carver, Plymouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Lucian T. Robbins,   b. 25 Apr 1870, Carver, Plymouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    +4. Evelyn Florence Robbins,   b. 15 May 1875, Carver, Plymouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Mar 1954, Rochester, Plymouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
    +5. Maurice F. Robbins,   b. 19 Apr 1879, Carver, Plymouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 11 Jun 2010 
    Family ID F27704  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 12 Aug 1835 - Carver, Plymouth, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 9 Apr 1862 - Carver, Plymouth, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 25 Mar 1912 - Carver, Plymouth, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S139] Burgess Genealogy - Hiam, Katharine W. Hiam, (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1997), Lee Drew library., Page 50 (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S143] Carver Massachusetts Vital Records, Carver (Massachusetts) Town Clerk, (Boston : New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1911).

    3. [S13] Plymouth Massachusetts Vital Records, Plymouth (Massachusetts) Town Clerk, (Salt Lake City : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1965), Lee Drew library., Page 446 (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S29] Plymouth Families, William Thomas Davis, (Boston: Damrell & Upham, 1899), Lee Drew Library., Page 218 (Reliability: 3).