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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!
Wisconsin: Lytle, Young, Feldschau
Ontario/Scotland: Main, Steele
New York: Van Horne, Hipelius
Bavaria: Hipelius, Trost, Roser

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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.

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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?   

Wisconsin: Lytle, Young, Feldschau
Ontario/Scotland: Main, Steele
New York: Van Horne, Hipelius
Bavaria: Hipelius, Trost, Roser

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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

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Re: ONONDAGA, NY - Catherine Robinson (1822-1907)
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 03 March 18 02:20 GMT (UK) »
Update: I was able to obtain Catherine's death certificate, and her father was in fact Charles Robinson. Her mother's name was not listed.

I also found this note in Genealogies of the Families and Descendants of the Early Settlers of Watertown, Massachusetts, Including Waltham and Weston, To which is Appended the Early History of the Town:
"David L. m. Jan 1845 Catherine Robinson, dr. of Charles Robinson of Vanhorn, NY."
https://archive.org/details/genealogiesoffam00bond

There is no Vanhorn, NY, but there is Van Hornesville and Van Buren.  Van Buren is closer to Lysander and Baldwinsville where the McHuron's were based. I've been able to find a Charles Robinson and family there in the 1850 census that could be Catherine's relatives.
www.familysearch.org/search/record/results

I don't have any additional information.
Wisconsin: Lytle, Young, Feldschau
Ontario/Scotland: Main, Steele
New York: Van Horne, Hipelius
Bavaria: Hipelius, Trost, Roser

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Re: ONONDAGA, NY - Catherine Robinson (1822-1907)
« Reply #5 on: Saturday 21 April 18 05:28 BST (UK) »
Curious if anyone with familiarity in upstate/NW NY records has advice on how to proceed here - is it possible that Onondaga County may have something? Again, since the McHuron's were pioneers in the area, there is a significant amount written about them. The McHuron + Robinson marriage was in 1845, so it's not inconceivable that a marriage record exists, right?
Wisconsin: Lytle, Young, Feldschau
Ontario/Scotland: Main, Steele
New York: Van Horne, Hipelius
Bavaria: Hipelius, Trost, Roser

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Re: ONONDAGA, NY - Catherine Robinson (1822-1907)
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 24 April 18 16:09 BST (UK) »
New York state didn't require statewide vital registration until 1881, so anything before that would be held on a local level or there could be a church marriage record.

There are some databases at the county library that can be searched on request.  http://www.onlib.org/research/special-collections/local-history-genealogy/lhg-databases/one-kind-databases  The Vitals Index might be one to check for what you're looking for.