Lori, Thank you so much. That census record had eluded me until now. I had been looking for Puett in all the indexes and it actually looks like Prutt.
Here's what I have on the William Robinson/Roberson family. Can you make any corrections and additions.
Do you know anything about William and Harriet Green Robinson? When and where did he die? When did she die? Where are they buried? Any family stories?
1. William "Billy" Robinson1-5 was born on 13 Sep 1823 in North Carolina. He died after 1900.
William "Billy" Robinson and Harriett Elizabeth Green were married about 1847. Harriett Elizabeth Green (daughter of Thomas Greene and Amy Hill) was born in 1828 in North Carolina. She died between 1880 and 1900. William "Billy" Robinson and Harriett Elizabeth Green had the following children:
2 i. Sarah Roberson was born in 1848 in North Carolina.
+3 ii. Amy Rebecca Roberson, born in 1849, Union County, Georgia; married William Clayton Brown; died about 1899, Towns County, Georgia.
+4 iii. Margaret Araminta "Maggie" Roberson, born on 1 Sep 1852, Union County, Georgia; married Sanford Vandiver Moore, on 2 Mar 1871, Towns County, Georgia; died on 28 Mar 1882, Pawnee City, Nebraska.
+5 iv. Harriett Roberson, born in 1852, Union County, Georgia; married William E. Mathis; died on 24 Jul 1914, Georgia.
+6 v. Jane Roberson, born on 12 Oct 1855, Union County, Georgia; married William Gilbert "Will" Taylor, on 6 Feb 1876, Towns County, Georgia; died on 23 Mar 1914, Towns County, Georgia.
+7 vi. Elvira H. Robinson, born on 17 Mar 1859, Union County, Georgia; married John Lafayette "Fate" Puett, on 27 Feb 1884, Towns County, Georgia; died on 29 May 1906, Olustee, Oklahoma.
8 vii. Caroline Roberson was born in 1864 in Towns County, Georgia.
+9 viii. Amanda Robinson, married Wilson.
3. Amy Rebecca Roberson (William "Billy"-1) was born in 1849 in Union County, Georgia. She died about 1899 in Towns County, Georgia. She was buried in Ivy Mount Cemetery, Sunnyside, Towns County, GA.
Amy Rebecca Roberson and William Clayton Brown were married. William Clayton Brown6-8 (son of Harmon Brown and Sarah Cloninger) was born on 6 Feb 1852 in Tennessee. He died on 19 Aug 1930. He was buried in Ivy Mount Cemetery, Sunnyside, Towns County, GA. Amy Rebecca Roberson and William Clayton Brown had the following children:
10 i. Lorenzo "Ransey" Brown was born in 1879 in Towns County, Georgia.
+11 ii. Elvira Adaline Brown, born on 2 Oct 1880, Towns County, Georgia; married Ludy Nicholson, on 8 Apr 1906, Towns County, Georgia; died on 25 Mar 1951, Towns County, Georgia.
+12 iii. Lydia Catherine Brown, born in 1883, Towns County, Georgia; married Harley Herschel Kirby, on 6 Jan 1907.
+13 iv. Zeno C. Brown, born on 16 Dec 1884, Towns County, Georgia; married Dessie Bolton, on 27 Nov 1904, Bartow County, Georgia.
4. Margaret Araminta "Maggie" Roberson (William "Billy"-1) was born on 1 Sep 1852 in Union County, Georgia. She died on 28 Mar 1882 in Pawnee City, Nebraska. She was buried in Pawnee City Cemetery, Pawnee, Nebraska.
Margaret Araminta "Maggie" Roberson and Sanford Vandiver Moore were married on 2 Mar 1871 in Towns County, Georgia. Sanford Vandiver Moore (son of James Owen Moore and Margaret Jane Sanders) was born on 10 Oct 1832 in Oconee County, South Carolina. He died on 24 Jun 1897 in Pawnee City, Nebraska. He was buried in Pawnee City Cemetery, Pawnee, Nebraska.
CAPT. SANFORD V. MOORE. The career of this prominent and well-to-do citizen of Pawnee Precinct is of that class regarded with unalloyed interest by every intelligent individual, for it presents a forcible illustration of the results of industry, economy and good management. From a modest beginning in life Mr. Moore has attained to a good position socially and financially, chiefly signalizing himself as an agriculturist of more than ordinary success, and making a specialty of the breeding of Short-horn cattle. His operations are carried on at a fine farm of 200 acres, pleasantly located on section 8, and forming one of the most valuable tracts of land in this section of country.
Capt. Moore is of Southern birth, his native place having been in Oconee County, S. C., and his natal day Oct. 10, 1832. His father, James O. Moore, was also born in South Carolina, Feb. 7, 1810, in what was then known as the Pendleton District. He learned the blacksmith trade when approaching manhood, and followed it for many years. He spent the closing years of his life in this county. The mother was the daughter of James Sanders, also of South Carolina, and of Scotch-Irish descent. She was born in August, 1809, and the parental family included six children, two sons and four daughters, of whom our subject was the third in order of birth, and three of whom are still living.
The Moore family, about 1842, removed first to Georgia, and then to Tennessee. Sanford V. acquired a limited education in the imperfect schools of that day, attending probably not to exceed a period of three months in his whole life. He attained to manhood under the parental roof, assisting his father in the blacksmith-shop, and at the same time occupying himself considerably at farming. He worked at the forge more or less until twenty-nine years old. At the age of nineteen he was married to Miss Sarah Gibson, daughter of Robert Gibson, of Tennessee, and in 1858 removed with his family to Webster County. Mo.
Mr. Moore now opened up a blacksmith-shop at High Prairie, and worked at his trade until after the outbreak of the Civil War. In the meantime he served in the Home Guards, and in 1862 enlisted in Company B, 8th Missouri Cavalry, under command of W. F. Geiger. They sojourned in Missouri until July, 1863, and were then sent South on the Little Rock campaign, taking part in many of the important battles which followed. Mr. Moore distinguished himself as a brave and efficient soldier, and was four times promoted, finally reaching the rank of First Lieutenant. He was soon transferred to Company F, of which he took command, and was afterward given a Captain's commission. He served thus until resigning, in February, 1865.
Upon leaving the army Capt. Moore returned to Missouri, settling in Marshfield, and in June, 1865, came to this county and took up a homestead claim of 160 acres. He lived upon this, improving it until he secured a warrantee deed, and added gradually to his landed estate until he is now the owner of 360 broad acres. The farm residence and other buildings are substantially constructed and in good order, and in his live-stock operations Mr. Moore has shipped some of the best swine ever seat from Pawnee County. One carload comprised animals eleven months old, with an average weight of 309 pounds, for which he received Philadelphia prices. The grasshopper plague, which proved such a detriment to this region, was a harvest for pigs, as they ate them ravenously and fattened upon them.
Mrs. Sarah (Gibson) Moore, the first wife of our subject, became the mother of five children--Robert, John, Jennie, Clara and Mary. His second wife was Miss Maggie, daughter of William Robinson, of Towns County, Georgia, and of this union there were also born five children--Roy, Clay, Dee, Edna and Lamay. The mother of these died in 1882. Mr. Moore contracted a third marriage, with Mrs. Merica Foster Nichols, in June, 1883. This lady was born in Towns County, Georgia, in 1860, and is the daughter of F. C. and Malinda (Osborn) Foster. The father is living in Georgia, and the mother is deceased.
Our subject during the Centennial at Philadelphia, in 1876, was solicited to visit the exposition as a representative from this county, but declined. In political matters he votes the Republican ticket, and socially, is a member of the G. A. R. He began at the foot of the ladder in life, without means or other resources than his strong muscles and willing hands, and has made for himself an admirable record.
Margaret Araminta "Maggie" Roberson and Sanford Vandiver Moore had the following children:
14 i. Roy Moore was born in 1872 in Pawnee City, Nebraska. He died on 14 Jun 1897 in Pawnee City, Nebraska. He was buried in Pawnee City Cemetery, Pawnee, Nebraska.
+15 ii. Clay "Bird" Moore, born on 2 Oct 1874, Pawnee City, Nebraska; married Grace Raper, on 17 Oct 1905, Pawnee City, Nebraska; married Nellie Allen, in 1945, Sheridan, Wyoming; died in 1953, Sheridan, Wyoming.
+16 iii. Sanford Dee Moore, born on 7 Jul 1877, Pawnee City, Nebraska; married Mae Appel, on 30 Jul 1919, Sheridan, Wyoming; died in 1947, Buffalo, Johnson County, Wyoming.
+17 iv. Edna Marian Moore, born on 28 Jun 1878, Pawnee City, Nebraska; married George William Wagoner, on 11 Mar 1897, Pawnee City, Nebraska; married Henry Copenhaver, about 1907; died on 26 Dec 1967, Bremerton, Kitsap County, Washington.
+18 v. LeMay Moore, born on 16 Sep 1881, Pawnee City, Nebraska; married Hazel Valonia Morse, on 14 Sep 1911, Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska; died on 19 Jul 1968, Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska.
5. Harriett Roberson (William "Billy"-1) was born in 1852 in Union County, Georgia. She died on 24 Jul 1914 in Georgia.
Harriett Roberson and William E. Mathis were married. William E. Mathis7-9 (son of David Mathis and Elizabeth Jones) was born on 6 Sep 1852 in Jackson County, North Carolina. He died on 31 Mar 1931 in Georgia. Harriett Roberson and William E. Mathis had the following children:
+19 i. Lassie Mary Mathis, born in 1879, Towns County, Georgia; married Rogers; married Thomas C. Ramey; married Bailey P. Pharris.
+20 ii. Margaret B. "Maggie" Mathis, born in 1880, Towns County, Georgia; married Henry G. Prather.
+21 iii. Amanda C. Mathis, born on 4 Apr 1882, Towns County, Georgia; married Francis Esco Clark; died in 1951, Georgia.
+22 iv. John Alexander Logan Mathis, born on 16 May 1884, Towns County, Georgia; married Lola Nicholson, on 2 Nov 1913; died in 1957, Habersham County, Georgia.
+23 v. Anna E. Mathis, born in 1887, Towns County, Georgia; married Waters.
+24 vi. Wealthie Mathis, born in 1892, Towns County, Georgia; married Henry Hughes.
6. Jane Roberson (William "Billy"-1) was born on 12 Oct 1855 in Union County, Georgia. She died on 23 Mar 1914 in Towns County, Georgia. She was buried in Mt. Zion Cemetery, Hiawassee River, Towns County, Georgia.
Jane Roberson and William Gilbert "Will" Taylor were married on 6 Feb 1876 in Towns County, Georgia. William Gilbert "Will" Taylor (son of Jeremiah Martin "Jerry" Taylor and Mary Gilbert) was born on 29 Mar 1852 in Union (Towns) County, Georgia. He died on 11 Nov 1933 in Towns County, Georgia. He was buried in Mt. Zion Cemetery, Hiawassee River, Towns County, Georgia.
William Gilbert (Will) Taylor (b. 3-29-1852), the third child of Civil War Veteran Jeremiah Martin Taylor and Mary Gilbert Taylor, was born and raised in the Owl Creek community of Towns County, Georgia. Will was taught the ways of living off the land and no doubt had to apply his knowledge at an early age after his father returned from the Civil War with a wounded hand when Will was only eleven years old. When in his early twenties, William was engaged to one of his Owl Creek neighbors and on February 6, 1876 married N. Jane Roberson (b. 10-12-1855), daughter of William (Bill) and Harriet Green Roberson. The honorable James B. Goddard, JP, performed the service.
Will and Jane live in a dog-trot cabin adjoining his father's property next to Taylor's Branch where the following children were born Charles O'Conor (d 2-24-1877 d 9-5-1880); Eugene William (b 5-4-1879 d 11-26-1961); Flora (b 7-16-1881 d 3-11-1916); Mary Ann (b 10-19-1883 d 8-2-1886); Frances (b 4-7-1886 d 2-25-1935); Gordon (d 2-5-1888 d ca 1917); Bynum (b 5-30-1891 d 2-6-1935).
Will's primary occupation and livelihood was farming, hunting, fishing, and providing for his family. He owned 320 acres on Owl Creek, part of which he used for selling timber and mineral rights, and the other areas he used to cultivate corn, sorghum, apples, and pears. Will was known as 'a steady hard-working farmer and had a strong affection for hunting and fishing. On occasions he would be working in the fields and when he took a notion to go fishing, he would leave his team to the plow, go and do his fishing, come back to the fields and take up where he left off.'
Will was said to be an even natured man, a loyal Democrat and a Baptist. As a child he attended Pleasant Hill Baptist Church at Soapstone Gap, and took his own children to Mt. Zion Baptist Church. He was of medium build and wore a heavy mustache and although he never had much to say, he was 'a right neighborly sort of feller.' Will was also an industrious farmer and helped supply his friends and family with medicinal corn whiskey by providing the neighborhood boys with all the corn they needed in return for half the drippings that were brewed at the spring on Taylor's Branch.
Despite Will's good-natured ways, his love for hunting, fishing, and good honest work, his family was plagued with a series of tragedies. On March 23, 1914, he lost Jane, his wife; two years later his eldest daughter Flora Taylor Hooper (Ms. Luther Hooper) died at age of 35; then around 1917, his son Gordon who had been living in Colorado and Montana was killed, perhaps murdered after Will had wired him $200.00 in Butte, Montana. In 1933, Will Taylor, who had been in poor health for a few years, was found frozen to death early one Friday morning. He regularly visited his children Bynum and Gene at their homes and one cold November evening he left Gene's heading home where Frances, his unmarried daughter, lived and cared for him. He never returned home and was found the next morning, November 11, 1933, frozen to the ground next to Owl Creek presumably dying of a heart attack. Less than two years later Bynum, the youngest son of the Will Taylor family, died after a prolonged illness, and twenty days later Frances, the last surviving daughter, died of what folks said was the 'simple lack of will to live.' Eugene William Taylor, one of seven children was the only child of William and Jane to enjoy longevity.
William Gilbert Taylor and his wife N. Jane Roberson Taylor are buried side by side and surrounded by five of their children in the Mt. Zion Cemetery, Hiawassee, Georgia. By Stephen C. and Terry E. Taylor, Second Great-grandsons (for Hearthstones of Home)
Jane Roberson and William Gilbert "Will" Taylor had the following children:
25 i. Charles O'Connor Taylor was born on 24 Feb 1877 in Towns County, Georgia. He died on 5 Sep 1880 in Towns County, Georgia. He was buried in Mt. Zion Cemetery, Hiawassee River, Towns County, Georgia.
+26 ii. Eugene William "Gene" Taylor, born on 4 May 1879, Towns County, Georgia; married Carrie Ada Burch, on 24 Dec 1911, Towns County, Georgia; died on 26 Nov 1961, Towns County, Georgia.
+27 iii. Flora Taylor, born on 16 Jul 1881, Towns County, Georgia; married William Luther Hooper, on 22 Dec 1901, Towns County, Georgia; died on 11 Mar 1916, Towns County, Georgia.
28 iv. Mary Ann Taylor was born on 19 Oct 1883 in Towns County, Georgia. She died on 2 Aug 1886 in Towns County, Georgia. She was buried in Mt. Zion Cemetery, Hiawassee River, Towns County, Georgia.
29 v. Frances Taylor was born on 4 Jul 1886 in Towns County, Georgia. She died on 25 Feb 1935 in Towns County, Georgia. She was buried in Mt. Zion Cemetery, Hiawassee River, Towns County, Georgia.
30 vi. Gordon Taylor was born on 5 Feb 1888 in Towns County, Georgia. He died in 1917 in Butte, Montana.
+31 vii. Bynum Taylor, born on 30 May 1891, Towns County, Georgia; married Lillie Taylor, on 19 Dec 1920, Towns County, Georgia; died on 6 Feb 1935, Fulton County, Georgia.
7. Elvira H. Robinson (William "Billy"-1) was born on 17 Mar 1859 in Union County, Georgia. She died on 29 May 1906 in Olustee, Oklahoma. She was buried in Olustee Cemetery, Jackson County, OK.
Her obituary, written by her brother-in-law J. R. Crain, is as follows:
Virah Puett, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Robinson and wife of J. L. Puett formerly of Peach Tree, N. C. ------- Mrs. Puett was born the 17th of March 1859, and died near Olustee May the 29th, age 47 years. She was a consistent member of the Baptist church for 30 years, without a blot against her Christian character. She was married to J. L. Puett on the 27th of February 1884 at Hiawassee, Georgia. She left six children three of whom are following in her footsteps, and three younger ones that she consigned to a loving father's care. Her life was one of innocence and unselfish love. An affectionate wife, and untiring mother, was the sunshine and life of the now desolate home. But we should sorrow not as she died in the full triumph of an unshaken faith in her Savior. She leaves a weeping husband, mourning children and as many friends as all the people who knew her. "Being Dead She Yet Speaketh" She has conquered the last enemy and is at rest in the arms of her Redeemer. Her seat in church is vacant, the hearthstone so much used to her footsteps will hear the sound no more. Her life on earth is ended, her spiritual one is just begun, with Jesus forever to dwell. Husband, weep not, cling to the Cross of Christ, for soon there will be a reunion, such as was never known on earth. Children, be ready to join your dear mother in Glory. May God's blessings and kindnesses ever abide with our dear brother in the loss of his dear companion is our prayer.
Elvira H. Robinson and John Lafayette "Fate" Puett were married on 27 Feb 1884 in Towns County, Georgia. John Lafayette "Fate" Puett10,11 (son of William Henry Puett and Mary Caroline Whitaker) was born on 5 Apr 1860 in Cherokee County, North Carolina. He died in 1928 in Jackson County, Oklahoma. He was buried in Olustee Cemetery, Jackson County, OK. Elvira H. Robinson and John Lafayette "Fate" Puett had the following children:
+32 i. Kittie C. Puett, born on 25 Dec 1884; married J. J. Carter.
+33 ii. Versie Caroline Puett, born on 21 Feb 1888, Cherokee County, North Carolina; married William Henry Haley, on 2 Oct 1904, Chillicothe, Hardeman County, Texas; died on 1 Aug 1946, Vancouver, Washington.
+34 iii. Zadie Puett, born on 6 Sep 1891, Cherokee County, North Carolina; married Edd S. Locke, about 1909, Oklahoma.
35 iv. Arvel A. Puett11 was born on 28 May 1894 in Cherokee County, North Carolina.
36 v. Vallie Puett was born in 1898 in Cherokee County, North Carolina.
+37 vi. John Denver Puett, born on 25 Feb 1900, Clay County, North Carolina; married Irene Lanora Harrison, on 1 Feb 1920, Jackson County, Oklahoma; died in Apr 1971, Altus, Jackson County, Oklahoma.
9. Amanda Robinson (William "Billy"-1) has no information entered.
Amanda Robinson and Wilson were married. Wilson has no information entered. Amanda Robinson and Wilson had the following children:
38 i. LeOra Wilson has no information entered.
Jerry A. Taylor
P. O. Box 101
Young Harris, GA 30582
1. 1870 Census of Towns County GA.
2. 1860 Census of Union County GA.
3. 1880 Census of Cherokee County NC.
4. 1850 Census of Union County GA.
5. 1900 Census of Cherokee County NC.
6. 1880 Census of Towns County GA.
7. 1900 Census of Towns County GA.
8. 1910 Census of Towns County GA.
9. 1920 Census of Franklin County GA.
10. 1910 Census of Jackson County OK, Series: T624 Roll: 1255 Page: 139.
11. 1920 Census of Jackson County OK, Series: T625 Roll: 1457 Page: 112.
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