Name: Moses Robinson
Birth: 19 Jan 1835 in Louisville, Jefferson Co, KY
MLT: 2 Aug 1861 Hamilton Co, IL
Death: 9 Aug 1914 in Norris City, White Co, IL
Burial: 11 Aug 1914 in Ebenezer Cemetery, Indian Creek Twp, White Co, IL
Civil War military service from Moses ROBINSON's pension file:
Moses ROBINSON served in active combat duty until he was wounded at the siege of Jackson, Mississippi in early July, 1863 under the command of Capt. James Fields. A Confederate cannon exploded a few feet from away leaving him permanently deaf in his right ear and injuring his right shoulder. After recovery, he served as a Union teamster for the rest of the war re-enlisting on 1 Jan 1864.
Obituary in The Leader (McLeansboro, IL), Wed, 13 Aug 1914, pg. 1, col. 1:
Answers Final Roll Call
Well Known Civil War Veteran Passes Away.
Moses Robinson answered the final summons last Sunday evening at 6 p.m., in his home at Norris City. The unexpected death of "Uncle Mose" as he was familiarly called was due to an attack of Cholera Morbus lasting only twenty four hours.
His last illness began at 6 p.m., on Saturday, and released Uncle Mose from his earthly suffering at 6 p.m., Sunday.
He was born at Louisville, Kentucky, Jan 19, 1835, and was united in marriage with Elizabeth White, daughter of Sneed White in 1860. To this union was born eight children, only three of whom survive him, viz: Mrs. Laura Campbell, of East St. Louis, Frank M. Robinson, of McLeansboro, and John Robinson of McLeansboro.
Uncle Mose responded at an early date, to his country's call for volunteers and did valiant service in the civil war for four years. He enlisted under Col. H. W. Hall, and became a member of Co. A, 40th Ill. Vol. Infantry. After an honorable discharge from the service he established a home in Hamilton County and resided there until about ten years ago, when he moved to Norris City and resided there until his death. Mr. Robinson has been a faithful member of the Presbyterian Church for about forty five years.
His life throughout has been exemplary. As a soldier he rendered efficient service and as a citizen he lived an honorable life.
The funeral occurred at the residence in Norris City on Tuesday, Aug. 11th at 9:30 a.m., and was conducted by Rev. W. A. Vinson.
His remains were laid to rest in Ebenezer cemetery near Norris City.
Obituary in The McLeansboro Times (McLeansboro, IL), Tue, 18 Aug 1914:
Moses Robinson Dead.
Moses Robinson died at his home in Norris City, Aug. 9th at 6 oclock p.m. He took sick Saturday evening and his suffering was for only a few hours. He was born in Louisville, Ky., and was 79 years old. He was united in marriage to Elizabeth White, daughter of Sneed White, she died 32 years ago to this union 8 children were born. Five have preceded father and mother death in three survive, Frank M. Laura and John.
Mr. Robinson served in Co. A 40th. Ill. Infty. for four years during the civil war. His commander was Col. Hall of this city.
Funeral services were conducted by Rev. W. A. Vinson from the residence in Norris City at 9:30 oclock a.m. Tuesday. Interment in Ebenezer cemetery. Mr. Robinson was a resident of McLeansboro until about eighteen years ago and was well known here.
Father: Addison Robinson
Mother: Eliza J. McCary
Elizabeth White b: ca 1845 in Hamilton Co, IL
26 Aug 1860
in Hamilton Co, IL
- Jennetti Robinson b: 13 Jun 1861 in Hamilton Co, IL
- Laura Robinson b: ca 1866 in Hamilton Co, IL
- Frank Mose Robinson b: 28 Sep 1870 in Hamilton Co, IL
Malinda M. Clark b: ca 1857 in Hamilton Co, IL
20 Nov 1884
in Hamilton Co, IL
- Note: Married at residence of bride's father according to license.
28 Sep 1891
in Hamilton Co, IL
- Note: Moses sued for divorce claiming she had deserted him on 10 Jul 1889.
Nancy Cook b: ca 1861 in Caldwell Co, KY
31 Jul 1895
in Quincy, Adams Co, IL