Hezekiah’s Farm

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!!

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.

2 thoughts on “Hezekiah’s Farm

  1. Amy Waldron

    I recently photographed Todd Cemetery in Limestone county. There is a headstone with three names: “Robinson: Exum (August 25, 1901), Corene C. (January 8, 1910), and Earl (August 22, 1905)” with no dates of death. A google search of their names has so far turned up nothing. If you know anything about these Robinsons, please email me. I haven’t uploaded the photo to Find A Grave since I have no dates of death and no information about them. Thank you in advance. — Amy W.

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    1. dave@oldbones.co Post author

      Sorry to have overlooked your post. It was stuck in a folder requiring approval. I’m actually on my way out the door to attend a dinner this evening. But please contact me directly at dave@oldbones.info. Although Exum, Corinne and Earl only seem vaguely familiar to me, I will do my best to discover who they are. Thanks!

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