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Welcome to the Internet home of the 5robbins.   Our site includes family history of the Robbins family, plus added history and reflections of the much smaller world of the Robbins of Tupelo, Mississippi.

If you’re seeking the Robbins Family history, be sure to check our forum which covers our ancestors of hundreds of years ago and how they’ve spread to where they are today.

Many of the images are, of course, of my closest family and close ancestors, but would love any relatives, near or far, that have additional photos to please add them to the collection.
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Origins of the Robbins Name

I would be the first to state that I am by far no means a genealogist.  However, with the technology of today, I find it intriguing to look back and investigate the origins from which I/we came.  I assume we all have this curiosity and offer my novice research those of with the mutual interest or of ancestry.  Anyway, that being stated, from what I have uncovered via the internet is my lineage goes back some twenty-two generations to before the “Dark Ages” of humanity.

Should, by chance this lineage be correct, then here are some interesting details regarding the Robbins family:

  • John Robbins appears to be the family member to bring our lineage to America.  He was born in 1581 in Long Buckby, Northamptonshire, UK, crossed the Atlantic with his family at some point (as his son was also born in the UK), and returned to the UK where he dies in 1622.  He would be considered my Great-(10) Grandfather.
  • His son, also a John was born in Long Buckby and died in Gloucester County, VA around 1655.  He would be considered my Great-(9) Grandfather.  He is the first observed family member to have taken the spelling of Robbins with two “b’s”.  Possibly, coming to a new world brought along with it a new name!
  • John’s son, Thomas had the title of “Dr.” and is the last ancestor using the spelling of “Robins”.  Why he reverted back to the previous spelling of our name is unknown.  However, from his children forward, the Robbins name has been unchanged.
  • Although there is conflicting information, it appears the spelling changed from Robyns in the late 1400’s, possibly after Edward, my Great-(14) Grandfather, born appx. in 1460.

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Obtained by Nellie Graham Robbins Castleberry in 1948The following were obtained from records and verbal accounts at the home of her parents, Charlie Smith Robbins, Goodwater, Alabama.Daniel A, Robbins was born July 24th, 1795. He married Sarah Wilson on September 30, 1825. Her birthday was December 25, 1807. Their children were as listed below. Daniels was born in North Carolina and dies March 1, 1851. Sarah was born in Virginia and died October 27th, 1896.

Emeline May 13, 1826
B.W. November 10, 1828
W.J. April 5, 1831
Sarah September 15, 1833
Solon E. September 16, 1838
Martha E. April 16, 1840
Casina M. September 27, 1842
Howell Rose August 1, 1845
Daniel B. March 5, 1848


C.S. Robbins’ Bible shows Emeline’s birthday as May 30th

C.S. Robbins’ Bible shows Sarah’s birthday as September 13th

C.S. Robbins’ Bible shows name as Solomon, nor Solon E.

C.S. Robbins’ Bible shows Solomon E. Robbins died at Oakmulga Hospital, Macon, Georgia, on Thursday, the 25th day of August, A.D., 1864, after being wounded through the bowels in the Battle at Atlanta, Georgia on Thursday, the 28th of July A.D., 1864, suffering 27 days and a few hours.

Daniel and Sarah Robbins were married 30th September, 1825. Their son Howell Rose and Miss Annie Eliza Smith were married the 1st day of December, 1870. Annie Eliza Smith was born March 6, 1844. Her mother was Polly McElroy, and her father was Thomas Smith, a dentist. Their children were as follows:

Ada Blanche September 25, 1871
Annie Lillian September 4, 1872
Charlie Smith November 9, 1874
Sallie May Novemver 23, 1876
Carrie Lenora February 16, 1879
Walter Russell September 24, 1880
Joseph Eddie September 6, 1882
Katie July 26, 1884
Tolbert McElroy December 13, 1887

Charlie Smith Robbins and Gergie (Georgia) Lee Graham were married December 24, 1899. Their children are as follows:

Nellie Graham September 2, 1901
Harold Roland March 9, 1905
Donald Woodson December 11, 1907
Janie Mae July 26, 1910
Charles Dorman February 5, 1915
Iris Georgeane August 2, 1917
Millard Gary October 3, 1920

Other facts:

Nellie Graham Robbins married James N. Castleberry on December 29, 1920.

Charles D. Robbins married Majorie King on February 17, 1945.

Janie Mae Robbins married Bertram Earl Carr on July 26, 1928.

Millard G Robbins married Dorothy McCreight on August 30, 1941.

Donald W. Robbins married Katherine Swindall on August 24, 1929


Emeline Robbins was my great grandmother.  Yes, she was born 30 May 1826 in Autauga Co., AL and died 16 Oct. 1909 in Montgomery, Grant Parish, LA.  She is buried at Mount Zion Cemetery, Wheeling, Winn Parish, LA.  (Find AGrave Mem. # 43552199).  She was a force to be reckoned with, according to what I have learned about her.  She spent the last 20 years of her life in a wheelchair, due to a fall from her high front porch, and living with a bone or bones that didn't heal correctly.  At the time she fell, she was extremely mad at one of her sons-in-law, and determined to go and burn his house down!  She ran out onto her porch, and apparently missed the steps on her way to do the deed.  The moral of this story is "Be careful; your deeds will find you out!".  As soon as I figure out how to post photos of her on here, I will.  Her last child, Isac Benjamin Mitchell (my grandfather) was born after his father James Isaac (Ike) Mitchell had died from pneumonia.  If you see records that show he died serving in the Civil War, that is not correct.  He died DURING the Civil War at home from pneumonia.  Emeline still had several fairly young children to raise on her own.

Emeline and Isaac's children were:  Susan, b. 1845, Jonathan G., b. 1846, Eliza, b. 1848, James A., b. 1850, Julia A., b. 1853, Joseph Davis, b. 1856, Nancy Elizabeth, b. 1858, Sarah M., b. 1860 and Isaac Benjamin, b. 1864.

Lyneva Mitchell Grauberger


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