Genealogy of John Waller Robinson of Fredericksburg, Virginia

Genealogy of John Waller Robinson of Fredericksburg, Virginia

by Enders Anthony Robinson
     
 

In 1772, Michael and Mary Robinson sold their house in Fredericksburg, Virginia, to George Washington. He purchased the house for his mother, Mary Washington. Mrs. Washington received in her house from time to time not only her son George Washington but also George Mason, Thomas Jefferson, John Marshall, several of the Lees, and General Lafayette.
In 1826, John…  See more details below

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In 1772, Michael and Mary Robinson sold their house in Fredericksburg, Virginia, to George Washington. He purchased the house for his mother, Mary Washington. Mrs. Washington received in her house from time to time not only her son George Washington but also George Mason, Thomas Jefferson, John Marshall, several of the Lees, and General Lafayette.
In 1826, John Waller Robinson, the great grandson of Michael and Mary, immigrated with his family to the then new state of Missouri. The journey was performed in the only way then practicable, overland, the old-fashioned emigrant wagons covered with canvas, top loaded with provisions for man and beast, containing the cooking utensils, bedding and such other housekeeping conveniences as have to be transported to a primitive country. Having the whole state before him, he selected, for a farm, land about seven miles north of Fulton, in Callaway County, Missouri.
About 600 French Huguenots came to Virginia in the years around 1700. Many settled near Richmond, Virginia. John Waller Robinson's wife was Mary Bondurant Ayres, a descendant of the noted Huguenot Dr. Jean Pierre Bondurant, born in France in 1677.
The honorable Michael Waller Robinson was a judge in Chicago. He was the son of John Waller Robinson. Charles F. Foster, a cousin, was Chief Mechanical Engineer of the Chicago World's Fair of 1893. He was involved in the acquisition of exhibits for the Fair. The Mary Washington house in Fredericksburg was scheduled to be disassembled and transported by rail to the Chicago World's Fair for display. However, ladies from Fredericksburg were successful in preventing the house from being disturbed. Today the beautiful old house is operated by Preservation Virginia and is open for visitors.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781484123256
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
04/19/2013
Pages:
66
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.14(d)

Meet the Author

Enders Anthony Robinson is Professor Emeritus in the Maurice Ewing and J. Lamar Worzel Chair at Columbia University, New York City. He was born on March 18, 1930 in Boston, Massachusetts. His degrees, all from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, are SB in Mathematics in 1950, SM in Economics in 1952, and PhD in Geophysics in 1954. From 1952 to 1954, Robinson was director of the M.I.T. Geophysical Analysis Group. He did the first processing of geophysical data on a digital computer and introduced the method known as deconvolution. The result was the opening up of vast new regions on the Earth, both in depth and extent, for successful oil exploration. Essentially all of the oil and natural gas discovered since the 1960s resulted from the use of digital computers to process the seismic records.

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