Robinson, Arnold R.

Born: 1807-12-10 Baltimore, Maryland

Died: 1885-08-28 Springfield, Illinois

Flourished: 1835-1885 Springfield, Illinois

In 1835, Robinson came to Springfield, Illinois, with his mother and her two sisters, and in 1840 he married Eliza Robison. He was an active member of the Masons, the Odd Fellows, and the Washington Temperance Society. Robinson was employed in the court system in various capacities: in 1850, he was a clerk, by 1860 he was a court crier. During the Civil War, Robinson served as the acting commissary of subsistence at Camp Butler near Springfield. In 1860, he owned $3,000 worth of real estate.

U.S. Census Office, Seventh Census of the United States (1850), Sangamon County, IL, 81; U.S. Census Office, Eighth Census of the United States (1860), Sangamon County, IL, 204; John Carroll Power and S. A. Power, History of the Early Settlers of Sangamon County, Illinois (Springfield, IL: Edwin A. Wilson, 1876), 625; History of Sangamon County, Illinois (Chicago: Inter-State, 1881), 179, 299; Illinois State Journal (Springfield), 29 August 1885, 8:4.