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Robinson, Daniel B.

Born: 1821-12-06 New York

Died: 1865-05-28

Flourished: Bloomington, Illinois

In 1849, Robinson left Bloomington, Illinois with a large group to seek his fortune in California. He returned to Illinois and married Barbara C. Mennert on June 2, 1852 in Tazewell County. In 1860, he was a clerk in Bloomington. He served the Union in the Civil War as a captain in the 33rd Illinois Infantry from August 1861 to January 1862 and as a lieutenant colonel in the 62nd Illinois Infantry from April 1862 to June 1863.

Gravestone, Evergreen Memorial Cemetery, Bloomington, IL; Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, Tazewell County, 2 June 1852, Illinois State Archives, Springfield, IL; Illinois Civil War Muster and Descriptive Rolls, McLean County, Illinois State Archives, Springfield, IL; U.S. Census Office, Eighth Census of the United States (1860), Ward 2, Bloomington, McLean County, IL, 165; The History of McLean County, Illinois (Chicago: Wm. Le Baron Jr., 1879), 271, 398.