ALEXANDER ROBISON, deceased, for many years was one of the representative men and substantial, farmers of Spring Creek Township. He was born in Hamilton County, Ohio, near Cincinnati, August 7, 1827, and died on his farm of 200 acres, in Spring Creek Township, Miami County, November 27, ISS4. His parents were John and Margaret (Rogers) Robison.
John Robison, father of the late Alexander, was also a native of Hamilton County, born there August 10, 1876, and came to Miami County in 1839, where he died March 27, 1840. John Robison was a son of Alexander and Nancy (Patterson) Robison, natives of Ohio, who had the following children: Mary, Sarah, William, James, Alexander, Nancy, John, Jennie, Thomas, Mattie and Betsy, and at that time the family name was spelled Robison. This family has always been an agricultural one and at different times has owned large estates in Ohio. John Robison married Margaret Rogers, who was born July 29, 1803, and died December 18, 1887. Their children were the following: Mary, born November 16, 1825, died September 5, 1829; Alexander, born August 7, 1827, died November 27, 1884; John, born April 26, 1831, died June 9, 1866; Jane, born December 3, 1833; Martha, born October 13, 1835, died June 31, 1854; Margaret, born September 20, 1837; and Andrew, born August 21, 1839. Andrew Robison is a veteran officer of the Civil War.
Alexander Robison was twelve years old when his father came into Miami County and settled with his family in Spring Creek Township, on the farm on which both father and son lived and died. Mr. Robison was a man of excellent business capacity, was a man of sterling traits of character and was one who, in life, was respected by all who knew, him and whose death caused his fellow citizens to feel that the community had experienced a distinct loss.
On October 19, 1852, Alexander Robison was married to Miss Maria Lyon, who was born September 7, 1828, and is a daughter of Samuel and Margaret (Pendry) Lyon. Mrs. Robison's father was a native of New Jersey, and her mother, of Maryland. To Mr. and Mrs. Robison were born seven children, namely: David, born August 25, 1853, died June 25, 1889; William, born June 7, 1857, died March 24, 1860; Jennie, who married William Meeker, of Shelby County, has four sons, Clarence Earl, Howard Robison, Harry Alexander and John Edwin; Charles A., who married Laura Denman, resides in Texas; Lydia, who lives with her mother; Frank, who married Ida Williams, resides at Lyle, Washington, and has had four children, Willard Andrew, Margaret iallarie, Mary Helen, and Frances Irene, the second and third being deceased; and Edwin A., who married Laura Jones, lives at Portland, Oregon. Mrs. Robison is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church.
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