Biographies and Obituaries
In loving memory
History of Knox and Daviess Counties
Goodspeed Publishing Company 1886
Reuben Robinson is a native of Daviess Co. Indiana ,b. December 31, 1844, son of Elijah G. and Lucretia (Sanford) Robinson, and is of Irish orgin. He is the eldest in a family of seven children. His father was born in Kentucky in 1816 and his mother in the same state in 1818. His paternal grandfather was Elijah Robinson, a native Virginian, who immigrated to Kentucky in early life and from there came to Indiana and located in Daviess Co. He died here in 1845. Our subject's father died in Harrison Twp in dec 1879. Subject was reared on a farm and attended the common schools He began teaching the "young idea" in 1863 and continued that occupation eight years meeting with good success. Later in life he gave his attention to agricultural pursuits. In 1874 he settled on his present farm of 100 acres. He was married in 1869 to Miss Catherine Ax a native of the Buckeye State born in 1850. To their union six children were born, four of whom are livng...John W, Ada, Lattie L, and Lydia. In politics Mr Robinson is a Democrat. He and wife are members of the Baptist Church.
Contributed by: John D. McMullen