This link is to an aerial view of what was my 4th great grandfather’s farm in Alabama. http://www.findaspring.com/locations/north-america/usa/robinson-hollow-spring-elkmont-alabama/. It’s located on Robinson
HESAKIAH ROBRSON: Yet another way to spell Hezekiah Robinson or is it Robison or maybe Robertson!!
Hollow along Robinson Road near Elkmont, Limestone Co, Alabama where you’ll find Robinson Family Cemetery.
After marrying Anne Grantham who died young and then his sister-in-law Tabitha Grantham, Hezekiah Robinson (or Robison or Robertson or Robson) settled here after his service in the War of 1812. The Robinson Family Cemetery is here but hidden by the trees in this view. He was born sometime between 1777 and 1784 in Virginia and died in 1852 in Elkmont on his farm. His gravestone reads “HESAKIAH ROBRSON”! Another case of “speeling duzn’t cownt”!!
Hezekiah’s widow, Tabitha spent almost 30 years trying to claim her widow’s pension. Government bureaucracy and the confusion as to how to spell his last name, letters went back and forth from Elkmont, Alabama to Washington for years! She finally won out but died about 2 years later.
Granted, this is a genealogy blog. And I rarely post non-genealogy subjects. However, I’ve been working on this for 3 days and it’s a bit frustrating!
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The goal was to put my website and my blog “under one roof” so to speak. The web host I used for my website was GoDaddy with whom I had become increasingly dissatisfied. Many of my friends an collaborators had recommended BlueHost. OK! They know better, so here I go and begin the transition.
Without boring you with the phone calls, chats and slogging through the menus and learning the new terminology, I can tell you that I now know that my blog was with WordPress.COM! BlueHost can only deal with WordPress.NET. Hmmmmm. Should that make a difference? Apparently the answer is a resounding “YES!”
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The fix for this was allegedly easy. My question is, “Easy for whom?” Some allegedly easy steps: 1) Go to the original blog’s dashboard; 2) Export “ALL” into an XML file which, for the sake of ease, I put on my desktop; and 3) Import the file to my new WordPress blog at BlueHost. Only the posts from July 2012 to March 2013 showed up! After 4 attempts guiding by 4 different support Techs, I let it go for another day!
“Someday” I’ll get to it. In the meantime, I believe I’ve lost all of the followers who have gathered over the past 2 years. Maybe it’s a good thing…..I don’t think so!
Today was dark cloudie and cold with a little snow fall. Cullerne and I in the car all alone. We did nothing all morning
In the afternoon I copied a few notes. After supper Arthur came over too the car to fix his album
staz till 9:30 then I went to bed.
I don’t know about you, but it seems that there are a lot of days when they “stay in the car all day”. How did they ever build the Grand Truck Pacific Railway? I imagine that things will pick up as we move into the spring.
Let me take a short break from “Lest We Forget” to talk a little about the BU course in Genealogical research. I’ll admit the course is a little tougher than I expected. Especially when I submitted an assignment and anxiously awaited the results. Well, the grade cam back at an abysmal number: “You seem to grasp all of the concepts in this module and all of the information is well presented. However [...dontcha just love "however's"...] you missed the central goal. You’ve written a report that….
And on and on… The grade, as I said, was abysmal and I figured I’d have to ace every single element for the balance of the course to keep my head above the line. I sent a “private message” to the grader in a feeble attempt at reconsideration. HA! Reconsideration…. That was out of the question. I know that because I got a response that didn’t even address the points that I made in my plea. Instead, the TA sent a note to all the students to explain that this module has 3 assignments: 1 is graded on a scale based on 30 points, then another 30 and finally 40 for a total of 100. Well, that puts my “junk” score back in the running so I felt much better. Can’t wait to submit this week’s work!
All in all, this course seems to run from really easy “stuff” that I’ve been doing for a while to really hard “stuff” that I never even considered… Well, that why we take these courses.
Weather fine and warm
Bobie Lee and I went up to the bridge for the handcar and found that it was taken. we looked all over the yards for it but could not find it. After that we went out with Cullerne to run levels on the round house track. worked about 2 hrs Bob left tonight to go to the Marimon outfit to work for him.
[I believe that "Genealogy Lady is correct about "handoor" being "handcar" so I've changed it! Merci beaucoup, mon amie!]
I had breakfast and went uptown to the fire there was very little left everything was burned up
Than I could see the plate glasses on the other side was all broken from the heat and water.
After supper I took a long walk along the town that was left.
Sun shining all day nice and warm. Lee and I all alone
Cullerne still in town. Lee read a book all day and I cleaned the flat car and car
About 8 oclock PM block between 384 Ave caught fire and the hole block went up in smoke.
fire lasted about 3 hrs
Cullerne came back on the 1:30 AM train from town.
Fire! Now that’s better than hanging around the camp all day. I just hope no one was hurt.
Wow! Am I behind! I’m going to get this up to date tonight…I hope!
“Weather fine and warm…”
Lest We Forget, Thursday, March 6, 1913:
Weather fine and warm. We three all stayed in the car all day. Cullerne did a little work in the office with Walton in Edmon[ton] After supper we went uptown to play pool. Art [?] Walton went home and I