Descendents of Marshall Robison I (1787 - 11 Apr 1862)
and Jane Dickson (1788 - 8 Oct 1871)

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Descendents of Marshall Robison I (1787 - 11 Apr 1862)
and Jane Dickson (1788 - 8 Oct 1871)

FIRST Immigrant Generation

1. Marshall Robison I

Born 1787 in Hawick, Scotland. Died 11 Apr 1862 in Harvey. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery. Occupation Farmer.

 

In older records and obituaries the surname is often spelled "Robinson".

   

Marshall and his wife Jane Dickson lived in Wooler, Northumberland Co., England prior to coming to NB in 1842.   Their son William arrived in NB, as a single man, with the first settlers of Harvey Settlement in 1837, and arranged for land for the family.

 

The 1851 Census, Marshall was 60, English, farmer/proprietor, wife Jane was 60, son Marshall, 25, farmer, son Stephen was 20, all came to this country in 1842.

 

In the 1861 Census, Marshall Robison, Head of family,   was 75,   his wife Jane was 73, and son Stephen was 30 years old.   They employed 3 males, 3 females; owned or occupied 80 acres improved land and 330 acres unimproved land.   Cash value of farm, 400 pounds; cash value of implements and machinery, 20 pounds; had 2 horses, 8 milch cows, 2 working oxen, 3 other neat cattle, 12 sheep, 4 swine, and 500 lb. pork slaughtered.   Produced 700 lb. butter, 180 lb. cheese, 48 lb. wool; 25 tons hay off 30 acres; 300 bu. oats - 8 acres; 50 bu. buckwheat - 1 1/2 acres; 20 bu. timothy seed; and 150 bu potatoes - 1 acre.

 

From New Brunswick Courier, 3 May 1862:   "Died Harvey Settlement, Monday morn., 14th ult., Marshall Robinson, age 76."

 

He married Jane Dickson. Born 1788 in Branxson, Northumberland, England. Died 8 Oct 1871 in Harvey. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery.

 

From Colonial Farmer, 23 October 1871:

Died Harvey, 8th ult., Jane Robinson, relict of Marshall Robinson.   The deceased was a native of Branxson, Northumberland, England and emigrated to America in 1842.   She was the mother of nine children, five of whom, together with 44 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren, survive.

 

They had the following children:

  2   i.   William Robison

  3   ii.   Margery Robison

  4   iii.   Dorothy Robison

  5   iv.   Marshall Robison

  6   v.   Jane Robison

  7   vi.   Stephen Robison

 

Descendents of Marshall Robison I (1787 - 11 Apr 1862)

and Jane Dickson (1788 - 8 Oct 1871)

second Immigrant Generation

2. William Robison

Son of Marshall Robison I & Jane Dickson. Born 6 Sep 1811 in England. Died 16 Apr 1889 in Harvey. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery. Occupation Farmer. Religion Presbyterian.

 

William Robison came to Harvey with the first settlers in 1837, as a single man.   He settled on Lot #11, second tier, 100 acres, between the lots of George Nesbitt and Thomas Wilson, southeast of the road from Saint Andrews to Fredericton.   William was the first in his family to come to NB, and he was followed in 1842 by his parents and siblings.

 

In the 1861 Census for Manners Sutton, he owned or occupied 40 acres of improved land and 60 acres of unimproved land; cash value of farm was 150 pounds; value of implements and machinery, 2 pounds.   Had 3 milch cows, 2 working oxen, 2 other neat cattle, 7 sheep, 4 swine, and slaughtered 300 lb. pork.   Produced 200 lb. butter; 20 lb. cheese; 25 lb. wool; 9 tons hay; 130 bu. oats; 80 bu. buckwheat; 60 bu. turnips; 80 bu. potatoes and 30 bu. carrots.

 

William, Elizabeth and family are not listed in the 1851 Census for the Harvey area, and in the 1871 Census it is noted that their son Marshall Taylor Robison (who was born 20 Jun 1850) was born in U.S.A., so perhaps the family were in U.S.A. for a period of time and some of the older children may have been born there also.

 

It is believed that William is buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery beside his wife and oldest son William, but his name is not on the gravestone.   Unsure if there was a son, David, in this family--unable to confirm. David does not appear in any of the Census reports, the church death records, or on a gravestone in the Harvey Settlement Cemetery.   Only information is from notes written by the late Mary Coburn, with the notation that he died young.

 

He married Elizabeth Cockburn (Coburn), daughter of John Cockburn (Coburn) & Elizabeth "Betsy" Lesley, 13 Oct 1843 in St. Paul's Church, Fredericton. Born 18 Mar 1820 in England. Died 4 Mar 1870 in Harvey. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery.

 

From The Loyalist, 26 October 1843:   "Married Harvey Settlement, York Co., 13th inst., by Rev. John M. Brooke, William Robinson and Elizabeth, daughter of John Cockburn, all of said settlement and lately from Northumberland, England."

 

From Thursday, Daily Telegraph, 10 March 1870:   "Died Harvey, Mrs Elizabeth Robison, age 49, left husband, six children."

 

They had the following children:

  8   i.   William Robison

  9   ii.   John Robison

  10   iii.   Marshall Taylor Robison

  11   iv.   Thomas James Robison

  12   v.   Stephen Robison

  13   vi.   Elizabeth Robison

  14   vii.   William Robison II

 

Descendents of Marshall Robison I (1787 - 11 Apr 1862)

and Jane Dickson (1788 - 8 Oct 1871)

Second Immigrant Generation

3. Margery Robison

Daughter of Marshall Robison I & Jane Dickson. Born 1813 in England. Died 31 Mar 1905 in Harvey. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery. Religion Presbyterian.

 

She married Andrew Atcheson. Born 1807 in England. Died Apr 1882 in Harvey, NB. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery. Occupation Farmer. Religion Presbyterian.

 

Andrew and Margery, with three young daughters (one daughter died in England), came to N.B. in 1842 with Margery's parents, brothers and sister--Marshall II, Jane and Stephen Robison.   Her older brother, William Robison arrived in N.B. in 1837 with the first settlers to Harvey and arranged for land for the family.

 

Andrew built a log house just east of the site of the present Edwin Henry home.   Seven children were born in New Brunswick.

 

They had the following children:

  15   i.   Margaret Atcheson

  16   ii.   Jane A. Atcheson

  17   iii.   Margaret Atcheson

  18   iv.   Isabel "Belle" Atcheson

  19   v.   Mary Ann Atcheson

  20   vi.   Catherine "Kitty" Atcheson

  21   vii.   William Marshall "Bill" Atcheson

  22   viii.   Ellen Atcheson

  23   ix.   Margery Atcheson

  24   x.   Dorothy Atcheson

  25   xi.   Hannah Atcheson

 

Descendents of Marshall Robison I (1787 - 11 Apr 1862)

and Jane Dickson (1788 - 8 Oct 1871)

Second Immigrant Generation

4. Dorothy Robison

Daughter of Marshall Robison I & Jane Dickson. Died Before 1842 in England.

   

Died at 15 years, buried in England.

Descendents of Marshall Robison I (1787 - 11 Apr 1862)
and Jane Dickson (1788 - 8 Oct 1871)

second Immigrant Generation

5. Marshall Robison 

Son of Marshall Robison I & Jane Dickson. Born 24 Oct 1824 in Hawick, Scotland. Died 11 Jan 1897 in Harvey. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery. Occupation Farmer. Religion Presbyterian.

 

Marshall came to NB in 1842 with his parents and siblings with the exception of his brother William Robison who arrived in NB in 1837 with the first settlers of Harvey Settlement.

 

The 1861 Census shows that Marshall owned or occupied 75 acres improved and 330 acres unimproved land.   He had one horse, 6 milch cows, 4 other neat cattle, 12 sheep and 4 swine.   Produced 400 lb. pork slaughtered, 550 lb. butter, 46 lb. wool, 20 bu. timothy seed, and grew hay, oats, buckwheat, turnip and potatoes.

 

He married Mary Herbert, daughter of Thomas Herbert & Isabel Embleton, 1 Nov 1853 in Fredericton By Rev. Dr. John M. Brooke . Born 1 Feb 1834 in Colgate Hill, Parish Of Ilderton, England. Christen in Wooler Presbyterian Church, Tower Hill, England. Died 17 Jun 1915 in Harvey. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery.

2451. Undated informal photograph of and elderly Mary Herbert Robison (Mary Herbert, daughter of Thomas Herbert & Isabel Embleton, 1 Nov 1853 in Fredericton By Rev. Dr. John M. Brooke . Born 1 Feb 1834 in Colgate Hill, Parish Of Ilderton, England. Christen in Wooler Presbyterian Church, Tower Hill, England. Died 17 Jun 1915 in Harvey).

Wife of Marshall Robison (Son of Marshall Robison I & Jane Dickson. Born 24 Oct 1824 in Hawick, Scotland).

Source: Collection of David Robison, Ottawa, Ontario.. Rephotographed by Tim Patterson 13 June 2007.

From York Co NB Marriage Register C 1850-1866 (PANB):   Witnesses to marriage were Stephen Robinson, Mary Ann Shay and John Rutherford.

   

In 1907 Mary travelled to British Columbia to visit sons Bob, Alex and Ken.

 

From newspaper obituary - 1915:

Mrs Mary Robison

The death at Harvey Station on the 17th of Mrs Mary Robison, widow of the late Marshall Robison, removes one of the most highly respected and oldest residents of this part of the country, being 81 years of age.   She died at her home after a lingering and painful illness from gangrene.   About four years ago it became necessary to have one leg amputated on account of this disease.   In spite of this great affliction she continued to be quite active until about eight months ago, when gangrene became rooted in her other foot and gradually spread through her system, causing a very painful death.   She was the daughter of the late Mr and Mrs Thos Herbert, having come here with her parents from England in the year 1837, when she was but three years of age.   She was a woman possessed of great kindliness, strength of character and executive ability, and never considered any task heavy when performed for those she loved.   Of thirteen children, ten survive her.   They are Andrew, William and Allan, of Harvey Station; Frederick, of New Haven, Mass.; Robert, Alexander and Kenneth, of Vancouver, BC; Mrs Robt. A. Little, of York Mills; Mrs John Dore, of Stockton Springs, and Mrs David G. Taylor, of Boston, Mass.

   

One sister, Mrs Jane Robison, of Harvey Station, also survives.   The funeral services were held on Friday at her late home at 3.30 o'clock, the officiating clergyman being Rev. J. F. McKay, of Harvey Station.

 

They had the following children:

  26   i.   Marshall Robison

  27   ii.   Thomas Robison

  28   iii.   William Robison

  29   iv.   Isabelle "Belle" Robison

  30   v.   Robert Herbert Robison

  31   vi.   Jane "Janie" Robison

  32   vii.   James Robison

  33   viii.   Margaret Robison

  34   ix.   Andrew "Dan" Robison

  35   x.   Alexander "Alex" Robison

  36   xi.   Stephen "Allan" Robison

  37   xii.   James "Frederick" Robison

  38   xiii.   Kenneth Johnson Robison

Descendents of Marshall Robison I (1787 - 11 Apr 1862)

and Jane Dickson (1788 - 8 Oct 1871)

Second Immigrant Generation

6. Jane Robison 

Daughter of Marshall Robison I & Jane Dickson. Born 1 Jun 1827 in England. Died 27 Nov 1910 in Vancouver, BC. Buried in Nanaimo, BC.

 

She married William Cockburn (Coburn), son of John Cockburn (Coburn) & Elizabeth "Betsy" Lesley, 18 May 1844 in St. Paul's Church, Fredericton By Dr. John M. Brooke . Born 1822 in England. Christen 1822 in Norham. Died 8 Sep 1893 in Nanaimo, BC.

 

William came to NB with his parents and siblings in 1837 and was among the pioneer settlers of Harvey Settlement.

   

From New Brunswick Courier, 18 May 1844:   "Married Fredericton 9th inst., by Rev. J. M. Brooke, William Cockburn and Miss Jane Robinson both of Kingsclear."

 

From York Co NB Marriage Register B 1837-1850 (PANB):   Witnesses to marriage were James Cockburn and Robert Fulton.

 

The 1861 Census for Manners Sutton showed that they owned or occupied 20 acres improved land, and 80 acres unimproved land.   Cash value of farm was 80 pounds, value of implements and machinery, 2 pounds.   They had 1 horse, 1 milch cow, 2 working oxen, 1 other neat cattle, 5 sheep, 1 swine, and slaughtered 200 lb. pork.   Produced 20 lb. wool; 7 tons hay; 90 bu. oats; 50 bu. buckwheat; 4 bul timothy; 50 bu. turnips; and 80 bu. potatoes.

 

Many of this family moved to British Columbia, and William and his wife Jane Robison both died in BC.

 

From notes written by the late Mary Coburn there may have been a son named Harry in this family, who died young, but no record of his birth or death has been found.

 

They had the following children:

  39   i.   Margaret Jane Coburn

  40   ii.   Elizabeth Ann "Bessie" Coburn

  41   iii.   John Lesley Coburn

  42   iv.   Marshall "Mate" Coburn

  43   v.   William Henry Coburn

  44   vi.   Jessie Coburn

  45   vii.   Stephen Robison Coburn

  46   viii.   Isabelle "Belle" Coburn

  47   ix.   George Thomas Coburn

  48   x.   Margery Hannah Coburn

  49   xi.   James Andrew Coburn

  50   xii.   Mary Ann Piercy Coburn

  51   xiii.   David Walter Coburn

  52   xiv.   Joseph Lewis Coburn

Descendents of Marshall Robison I (1787 - 11 Apr 1862)
and Jane Dickson (1788 - 8 Oct 1871)

second Immigrant Generation

7. Stephen Robison 

Son of Marshall Robison I & Jane Dickson. Born 17 Oct 1829, United Kingdom. Died 1 May 1908 in Harvey. Buried in Robison Family Cemetery. Occupation Farmer.

 

He married Eleanor "Jane" Herbert, daughter of Thomas Herbert & Isabel Embleton, 14 Feb 1862 in Harvey Settlement By Rev. Samuel Johnson . Born 19 Sep 1842 in Harvey. Christen 13 Nov 1842 in Harvey By Rev. Daniel McCurdy . Died 22 Jun 1920 in Harvey. Buried in Robison Family Cemetery.

 

From York Co NB Marriage Register C 1850-1866 (PANB):   Witnesses to marriage were George Herbert and Isabell Atcheson.

Large format crayon photographic portrait of Stephen Robison (b. 17 Oct 1829, United Kingdom, d. 1 May 1908, Harvey) and wife Eleanor 'Jane' Herbert (b. 19 Sep 1842, Harvey, d. 22 Jun 1920, Harvey). Source: Linda Harris, Feb. 2007.

They had the following children:

  53   i.   Joseph Robison

  54   ii.   Eleanor "Ellen" Robison

  55   iii.   George Robison

  56   iv.   Charles Robison

  57   v.   Charles Robison

  58   vi.   Florence Robison

  59   vii.   Albert Robison

  60   viii.   Grace Robison

  61   ix.   Emma Robison

  62   x.   Alfred Robison

 
 
 
 

Descendents of Marshall Robison I (1787 - 11 Apr 1862)

and Jane Dickson (1788 - 8 Oct 1871)

Third Immigrant Generation

8. William Robison 

Son of William Robison & Elizabeth Cockburn (Coburn). Born 18 Mar 1844. Christen 26 Jun 1848 in Harvey By Rev. Daniel McCurdy. Died 30 Jun 1853 in Harvey. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery.

Descendents of Marshall Robison I (1787 - 11 Apr 1862)

and Jane Dickson (1788 - 8 Oct 1871)

Third Immigrant Generation

9. John Robison  

Son of William Robison & Elizabeth Cockburn (Coburn). Born 27 Apr 1845 in Harvey. Christen 22 Jun 1845 in Harvey By Rev. Daniel McCurdy.

 

John Robison lived in Pennsylvania.   John and Hattie had seven children.

   

He married Hattie Ball.

Descendents of Marshall Robison I (1787 - 11 Apr 1862)

and Jane Dickson (1788 - 8 Oct 1871)

Third Immigrant Generation

10. Marshall Taylor Robison

Son of William Robison & Elizabeth Cockburn (Coburn). Born 20 Jun 1850 in USA. Christen 25 Jun 1851 in St. Paul's Church Records, Fredericton.

 

According to the 1871 Census, Marshall was born in USA.

   

Marshall Taylor Robison was a sea captain, reputed to have sailed around Cape Horn.

 
 
 

Descendents of Marshall Robison I (1787 - 11 Apr 1862)

and Jane Dickson (1788 - 8 Oct 1871)

Third Immigrant Generation

11. Thomas James Robison 

Son of William Robison & Elizabeth Cockburn (Coburn). Born 2 Jun 1852 in Harvey. Died Approx 1871 in Spokane, Wash.

Descendents of Marshall Robison I (1787 - 11 Apr 1862)

and Jane Dickson (1788 - 8 Oct 1871)

Third Immigrant Generation

12. Stephen Robison

Son of William Robison & Elizabeth Cockburn (Coburn). Born 9 Dec 1854 in Harvey. Died 25 Dec 1924 in Proctor, BC.

 

From Weekly Telegraph, 24 Mar 1880:   "Married Fredericton 17th inst., by Rev..A. J. Mowatt, Stephen Robinson and Miss Mary J. Little, both of Manners Sutton, York Co."

 

Witnesses to marriage were Thomas Wilson and Elizabeth Little.

   

Stephen and Mary Jane lived on the farm first granted to William Robison, Lot 11, second tier, in the rear settlement (later known as the Irvine Embleton farm).   Mary Jane's father, John Little was ill and Mary Jane was on her way to help when her carriage overturned, and she had a miscarriage and died shortly after.   (Her father died three days prior to Mary Jane's death.)   Stephen eventually went to British Columbia.   They had seven children.   (See the book, "The Little Family of Harvey Settlement, 1786-1992.)

 

Copied from newspaper obituary - 1924:

Died in British Columbia

Word has been received here of the death at Proctor, BC, on Christmas Day, of Stephen Robison, formerly of Harvey, NB, aged seventy years.   For the past eighteen years he had been a resident of Nelson, Proctor and district and died at the home of his daughter, Mrs J. Sewell, Proctor.   He was born at Harvey and is survived by four daughters and two sons, Mrs J. Sewell of Proctor; Mrs William Johnson, of Fernie, BC; Mrs E. Burnham of Long Beach, Cal., Mrs W. Pound and Harry Robison, of Millinocket, Me., and John C. Robison, of Nelson.   Many old friends will regret to learn of Mr Robison's death.

 

Died Nelson District, BC.    Reg. # 1924-09-342984, BCArchives Microfilm # B13125, GSU Microfilm # 1927302.

    

He married Mary Jane Little, daughter of John Little & Cherry Jane Embleton, 17 Mar 1880 in Fredericton, York Co., NB By Rev. A. J. Mowatt, Presbyterian. Born 10 Sep 1859 in Harvey. Died 19 Feb 1893 in Harvey. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery.

 

They had the following children:

  63   i.   Jane Victoria Robison

  64   ii.   Elizabeth Edna Robison

  65   iii.   John Clarence Robison

  66   iv.   Amelia Janet "Amy" Robison

  67   v.   Harry Cecil Robison

  68   vi.   Ethel Mary Robison

  69   vii.   Kathryn Robison

 
 

Descendents of Marshall Robison I (1787 - 11 Apr 1862)

and Jane Dickson (1788 - 8 Oct 1871)

Third Immigrant Generation

13. Elizabeth Robison  

Daughter of William Robison & Elizabeth Cockburn (Coburn). Born 9 Sep 1856 in Harvey.

   

Elizabeth had three sons and two daughters.   No further information available.

   

She married Mr March.

 

Descendents of Marshall Robison I (1787 - 11 Apr 1862)

and Jane Dickson (1788 - 8 Oct 1871)

Third Immigrant Generation

14. William Robison II  

Son of William Robison & Elizabeth Cockburn (Coburn). Born 10 Jun 1859 in Harvey.

 

William lived in Pennsylvania.   His wife, Cassie Ball, was twin sister of Hattie (wife of John).   They had one son, John Robison.

 

He married Cassie Ball.

Descendents of Marshall Robison I (1787 - 11 Apr 1862)

and Jane Dickson (1788 - 8 Oct 1871)

Third Immigrant Generation

15. Margaret Atcheson 

Daughter of Andrew Atcheson & Margery Robison. Born Before 1837 in England. Died Before 1840 in England.

Descendents of Marshall Robison I (1787 - 11 Apr 1862)

and Jane Dickson (1788 - 8 Oct 1871)

Third Immigrant Generation

16. Jane A. Atcheson

Daughter of