Lakefield Township Early Pioneers of Saginaw County, Michigan
Lakefield Township Early Pioneers of Saginaw County, Michigan

George A. Robinson



George A. Robinson was born April 4, 1831 in New York; his father was Jesse Robinson. George married Marinda Louis Richardson on April 25, 1856. She was the daughter of Isaac Robinson.


George and Marinda's children were:

  1. Emily Elmire Robinson was born January 15, 1857 in Romeo, Macomb County, Michigan. She married Charles H. Ballard. Emily passed away on October 14, 1923 in Lansing, Ingham County, Michigan.

  2. Rufus “Levi” Robinson was born December 22, 1858 Macomb County, Michigan. He was elected as Lakefield Township Constable on April 3, 1882, April 2, 1883 and April 7, 1884. He was also appointed as Overseer of Highways in Road District #3 on April 3, 1882 and April 2, 1883. Marcus married Almina “Mina” Crawford on March 13, 1887 in Oakland County, Michigan. Levi died on January 25, 1935 in Fenton, Genesee County, Michigan.

  3. Abigail M. Robinson was born March 4, 1860 in Almont, Lapeer County, Michigan. She married David H. Russell in 1880.

  4. Ada Arilla Robinson was born November 24, 1865 in Romeo, Macomb County, Michigan and married Howard Anson Galloway on May 29, 1883 in Lafayette Township, Gratiot County, Michigan. Ada passed away on November 29, 1948 in Saginaw, Saginaw County, Michigan.

  5. Marcus George Robinson was born November 12, 1866 in Almont, Lapeer County, Michigan. He was elected as Lakefield Township Constable on April 4, 1887. Marcus married Alice Howe on June 25, 1890 in Bath, Clinton County, Michigan. Marcus died on March 11, 1941 in Fenton, Genesee County, Michigan.

  6. Margarett Adeline “Maggie” Robinson was born on December 8, 1869 in Bruce, Macomb County, Michigan.. Maggie married William Simmon on October 17, 1888 in North Star, Gratiot County, Michigan. Maggie and William moved to the Robinson family farm in 1899. Maggie passed away on April 8, 1951 and is buried in the Lakefield Township Cemetery.

  7. Lodena/Lodema Sopprona Robinson was born February 26, 1873 in Fenton, Genesee County, Michigan. She married John J. Simmon on February 11, 1894 in Lafayette Township, Gratiot County, Michigan. Lodena/Lodema passed away on April 11, 1937 in Middlebury, Shiawassee County, Michigan.

  8. Charles Robinson Robinson was born May 1877 and died on June 29, 1877 in Lakefield, Township. He was one month old when he passed away.


On April 8, 1876 George was appointed in Lakefield Township as Overseer of Highways in District #2.


In 1880, according to the Agriculture Census, George tilled eight of his acres and the other 32 acres were forest or wood land. His 40 acres were located in Section 22 on the south side of Lakefield Road between Merrill and Fenmore Roads. The Beaver Creek ran through his property. In 1896, his neighbors were Frank Baker, David Badgero, Alex Ogilvie, William Schram, C. Eckhart, Edward Miller, Jeanette Parker, Wilson House and Gilbert Bastedo. George and Marinda's daughter and son-in-law, Maggie and William Simmon, owned and operated his property after he moved to Fenton, Genesee County, Michigan in the early 1900's.


George passed away on April 4, 1903 in Fenton, Genesee, Michigan. Marinda passed away in 1929. They are both buried in the Oakwood Cemetery, Fenton, Genesee County, Michigan.




SOURCES: Lakefield Township Records; 1896 Lakefield Township Plat Map; 1870, 1880 and 1900 Lakefield Township United States Census; Nelson Edgar Robinson birth record; Ada and Howard Galloway's marriage record; Marcus Robinson marriage and death records; Charles Robinson's death record; George A. Robinson death record;Rufus Levi marriage and death records;Margaret Simmons death record; Emily E. Ballard death record; Ada A. death record; Rufus Robinson death record; Lodena/Lodema Simmons marriage and death records; Find-A-Grave Website.



Pioneers of Lakefield Township - Left to Right: Jacob Brown, Lawrence Dubay, Alva Hinterman, David Dubay, Mr. Harris, George Easlick, Calvin Harris;   Ray Rowell standing towards the top of photo and his daughters, Mildred, Dorothy, and Carrie Rowell,  sitting on the wood pile.    Carry Rowell later married Fred Honaman.     photo from John and Linda Honaman Johnson.



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