William C. Robinson,
ex-county treasurer, Vevay, was born in York Township September 12, 1835. In early life, he clerked in a store during summer months, and flat-boated in winter. He enlisted in August, 1861, on the steamer "Carondelet" as seaman in the gunboat service. He ran the blockade at Vicksburg, and was at Grand Gulf during the siege, being discharged in September, 1863. He was married, November 8, 1865, to Miss Bettie G. Bledsoe, a native of Ghent, Ky., and who died February 19, 1879. November 5, 1884, Miss Emma C. Dufour became his wife; she was born in Vevay, July 18, 1862, daughter of A.P. Dufour. She is a lady of talent and rare and enviable musical accomplishments, having graduated in the College of Music, of Cincinnati, and in June, 1881, as an award of merit, was presented with a $50 gold medal, known as the Springer Medal. Mr. Robinson was elected county treasurer in 1879 and re-elected in 1882. He has made an efficient and popular county official. He is a member of Utillis Lodge No. 260, I.O.O.F. at Florence, of which he is a Past Grand.