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George W. Robinson

GEORGE W. ROBINSON, merchant, Tionesta, was born in Manor township, Armstrong Co., Penn., July 24, 1839, and is the son of John and Hannah (Williams) Robinson. His paternal grandfather was Samuel Robinson, a native of Ireland, whose parents were among the pioneers of Armstrong county, Penn., and his maternal grandfather was George Williams, of Welsh parentage, also an early settler of Armstrong county. The father of our subject, a farmer by occupation, cleared and improved a farm in Valley township, Armstrong county, and in later life removed to Reynoldsville, Jefferson county, same State, where he died. The old homestead in Armstrong county is now owned by our subject, who was reared in his native county. He was in the Civil war, enlisting in July, 1862, in Company B, One Hundred and Thirty-ninth Pennsylvania Volunteers. He participated in all the battles of the army of the Potomac, from Antietam to Appomattox; became first sergeant of his company, and was honorably discharged from the service in June, 1865. In March, 1866, he entered a general store in Armstrong county as a clerk, serving in that capacity two years, when he became a partner in the business, continuing until 1872. He then removed to Tionesta, and embarked in general mercantile business with Jeremiah Bonner, which partnership existed until 1878, when his partner transferred his interest in the business to his son, Charles Bonner, who remained in the firm until the spring of 1886, when our subject bought his interest, and has since conducted the business alone. Mr. Robinson married, in October, 1867, Martha, daughter or Jeremiah and Martha (McCollum) Bonner, of Armstrong county, Penn., and they have three children: Margaret. Arletta and George. In 1883, in company with Charles Bonner, Mr. Robinson purchased a lumber-mill on Tionesta creek, which they operated in partnership up to 1886, and Mr. Robinson has since conducted the business alone. He is a member of the Presbyterian Church and of the G. A. R. Politically he is a Republican.

Source: Page(s) 939, Chapter 15 Biographical Sketches - Tionesta Township and Borough of Tionesta
Hickory and Harmony Townships
History of Counties of McKean, Elk and Forest, Pennsylvania.
Chicago, J.H. Beers & Co., 1890.
Transcribed December 2005 by Nathan Zipfel for the Forest County Genealogy Project
Published 2005 by the Forest County Pennsylvania Genealogy Project

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