Author Topic: ONONDAGA, NY - Catherine Robinson (1822-1907)  (Read 156 times)

Offline ndhubbard

  • RootsChat Extra
  • **
  • Posts: 25
    • View Profile
ONONDAGA, NY - Catherine Robinson (1822-1907)
« on: Sunday 03 December 17 04:28 GMT (UK) »
Hello,

I'm looking for some help with the family of Catherine Robinson (1822-1907).  My primary goal is to find out who her parents and grandparents were.

Catherine was born in Onondaga, NY, on 22 Feb 1822.  Family lore has it that her father's name was Charles.  She married David Lewis McHuron (1818-1904) in 1843/45, and they had migrated to Kenosha, Wisconsin by 1850.  David's father Seth McHuron (1769-1840) had owned property in Lysander, Onondaga, NY, and his brother Lyman McHuron (1798-1884) was an early founder of the area who is named in various publications (newspapers, books, etc).  The McHuron's came to NY from Massachusetts by way of Vermont.

Meanwhile, a woman named Olive Robinson was born in 1801 in Vermont.  Many family historians online suggest that her parents were Absalom Robinson and Mary Polly Fuller (who is buried in Baldwinsville, NY).  She married Malachi Cox, and they had a few children including George Robinson Cox (1829-1911) and Hosea Cox (1835-1915), before moving to Lysander, NY. 

George and Hosea married two of Lyman McHuron's daughters, Amanda Charlotte McHuron (1832-1910) and Ruth Ann McHuron (1839-1862).

The Olive Robinson connection may just be a coincidence, but my hunch is that there's a family relationship between Olive and Catherine (e.g. Olive is her aunt).  But again, my goal is to find out who Catherine's direct ancestors were.  Any help will be greatly appreciated!

Thank you!
Belknap, Haskell, Hipelius
Wisconsin: Lytle, Young
Ontario: Main
New York: Van Horne

RootsChat is the busiest, largest free family history forum site in the country. It is completely free to use. Register now.
Also register instantly with Facebook or Twitter (and other social networks). Start your genealogy search now.


Online shellyesq

  • Moderator
  • RootsChat Marquessate
  • ********
  • Posts: 12,219
    • View Profile
Re: ONONDAGA, NY - Catherine Robinson (1822-1907)
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 03 December 17 15:00 GMT (UK) »
Do you have a death certificate for Catherine?  Sometimes those will list parents' names.

RootsChat is the busiest, largest free family history forum site in the country. It is completely free to use. Register now.
Also register instantly with Facebook or Twitter (and other social networks). Start your genealogy search now.


Offline ndhubbard

  • RootsChat Extra
  • **
  • Posts: 25
    • View Profile
Re: ONONDAGA, NY - Catherine Robinson (1822-1907)
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 03 December 17 15:33 GMT (UK) »
Thank you, I don't have a death certificate, haven't found one yet, but that's a good reminder to keep trying to locate one.  Any recommendations on record repositories that might have early 20th century Wisconsin death records in particular?   

Belknap, Haskell, Hipelius
Wisconsin: Lytle, Young
Ontario: Main
New York: Van Horne

Online shellyesq

  • Moderator
  • RootsChat Marquessate
  • ********
  • Posts: 12,219
    • View Profile
Re: ONONDAGA, NY - Catherine Robinson (1822-1907)
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 03 December 17 16:17 GMT (UK) »
1907 was right when Wisconsin started statewide registration, so unfortunately compliance might not have been great then.  There are some advice/links on these pages - https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/How_to_Find_Wisconsin_Death_Records  http://www.deathindexes.com/wisconsin/index.html