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Elizabeth Ann Roberson

Elizabeth Ann Roberson

Female 1819 - 1889  (70 years)

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  • Name Elizabeth Ann Roberson 
    Born 28 Feb 1819  Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 8 Mar 1889  Kaufman, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Elmo Cemetery, Kaufman, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I3752  Yatesville History & Genealogy
    Last Modified 5 Apr 2012 

    Father George Roberson, Jr.,   b. 10 Aug 1791, Prince George's, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Apr 1853, Crawford, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years) 
    Mother Frances Westfall,   b. 10 Feb 1792, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 May 1860, Crawford, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Married 18 Jan 1814  Harrison, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F858  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Thomas Kinman,   b. 1828, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 22 Aug 1847  Crawford, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Origin Roberson,   b. May 1844, Crawford, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jun 1898, Sharp Co., Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years)  [Birth]
     2. Ester M. Kinman,   b. 1848, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Pernule Kinman,   b. 1849, Crawford, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 23 Jun 2022 
    Family ID F2073  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Thomas Brewster,   b. 1815, Grayson, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. May 1879, Pike, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years) 
    Married 5 Jan 1855  Pike, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Divorced Yes, date unknown 
    Children 
     1. Mary Jane Brewster,   b. 30 Oct 1855, Pike, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 May 1931, Dallas, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     2. Malina Eveline Brewster,   b. Abt 1857, Pike, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. George M. Brewster,   b. Jan 1859, Pike, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jan 1935, Terrell City, Kaufman, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
     4. Steven A. Brewster,   b. Jan 1860, Pike, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1928, Pike, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
     5. Eljah Brewster,   b. 1864, Pike, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 23 Jun 2022 
    Family ID F2074  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Headstones
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  • Notes 
    • Indiana Marriage Collection, 1800-1941 Name: Elizabeth Robenson Spouse Name: Thomas Kinman Marriage Date: 22 Aug 1847 Marriage County: Crawford Book: Family History Library, Salt Lake City, UT OS Page: 1377775

      Indiana Marriage Collection, 1800-1941 Name: Elizabeth Ann Kinman Spouse Name: Thomas Brewster Marriage Date: 5 Jan 1855 Book: 3 OS Page: 319

      1850 United States Federal Census Name: Elizabeth Kinman Age: 28 Estimated birth year: abt 1822 Birth Place: Kentucky Gender: Female Home in 1850 (City,County,State): Sterling, Crawford, Indiana Thomas Kinman 22 Elizabeth Kinman 28 Oragan Kinman 7 Ester M Kinman 2 Permele Kinman 0

      1860 United States Federal Census Name: Thomas Bruster Age in 1860: 45 Birth Year: abt 1815 Birthplace: Kentucky Home in 1860: Lockhart, Pike, Indiana Gender: Male Post Office: Winslow Thomas Bruster 45 Elizabeth A Bruster 40 Sarah Bruster 18 Elick Bruster 16 Wm Bruster 14 Lucretia Bruster 12 Mary J Bruster 4 Pawdine Bruster 6 Malina E Bruster 3 George M Bruster 1

      1870 United States Federal Census Name: Thomas Bruster Birth Year: abt 1814 Age in 1870: 56 Birthplace: Kentucky Home in 1870: Lockhart, Pike, Indiana Race: White Gender: Male Post Office: Leoti Thomas Bruster 56 Elisabeth Bruster 50 Mary Jane Bruster 14 Evaline Bruster 13 George M Bruster 10 Sephen Bruster 9 Eligah Bruster 7

      1880 United States Federal Census Name: Elizabeth Bruster Home in 1880: Lockhart, Pike, Indiana Age: 62 Estimated birth year: abt 1818 Birthplace: Kentucky Relation to Head of Household: Self (Head) Father's birthplace: Kentucky Mother's birthplace: Kentucky Occupation: Keeping House Marital Status: Divorced Race: White Gender: Female Elizabeth Bruster 62 George Bruster 21 Eligah Bruster 16 Martin Corn 29

      Gwen Robinson Levine; Sent: Tuesday, April 03, 2012; Comments: Ron, This is Gwen, Origin Robinson, B.1921, decended from George Roberson, B.1791. I had to share with you that I have found where George's daughter, Elizabeth Ann died and is buried! She apprently went to Texas with her eledest daughter Mary Ann Brewster,by Thomas Brewster. Mary Ann married Madison Rice in Pike Co. in 1872 and later moved their entire family to Kaufman Co., TX. Elizabeth joined them sometime after the 1880 census. She died in Kaufman Co., Tx March 8, 1889 and is buried in the Elmo Cemetery under the name Elizabeth Brewster!! You can find her tombstone on Findagrave.com. Gwen; Gwen Robinson Levine; gwen@compupal.com

      BORN UNWANTED By: Origin Robinson III

      In 1843 a 25 year old, an unmarried Indiana farm girl, named Elizabeth Roberson, gave birth to a baby boy and named him Origin. Since his mother was unmarried he took his mother's maiden name, Roberson. To be born to an unmarried mother in 1843 was to be stigmatized; both the mother and the child suffered the shame. Instead of joy at the birth of a baby boy there was shame and sadness. The mother's entire family felt the disgrace. Before long the little boy's sweetness and charm would win over his unhappy relatives, uncles, aunts, cousins and grand parents.

      To understand how this came about we found that Elizabeth had left the home of her parents, George and Frances Roberson before 1840 and was living with her cousin and her husband, Mildred and Abraham Froman who had six small children and lived near her parents. In 1842 Mildred had her seventh child and in 1843 Elizabeth gave birth to Origin. The situation indicates that Abraham might have been Origin's father. Apparently she continued to live with the Froman's after the birth of Origin. Abraham died in 1846 and in 1847 Elizabeth, who is now 29, married Thomas Kinman, a 19 year old young man.

      In 1950 Thomas and Elizabeth are living next door to Mildred Froman with Origin and two little girls, Ester 2 yrs. and Pernule 6 mos. Her parents, George and Frances Roberson, and her younger sister Sarah lived in the same area. Until Origin was twelve years old he knew his uncle and grandfather and he were all Roberson's. How he thought and felt about his name being changed to Kinman we have no way of knowing. He doubtless was not entirely happy about it since he took back the Roberson name when he joined the Army in 1862.

      Some tragic event occurred that resulted in Elizabeth arranging for Origin Kinman, twelve years old, to be indentured in 1855 as a servant to Temple Woolsey, a wealthy farmer in Pike County. That same year Elizabeth married a Thomas Brewster who lived in the same community as Temple Woolsey. One cannot help but wonder how Origin must have felt about his mother's action or what family circumstances may have made it necessary for her to make that decision. Obviously the farmer agreed to send him to school and provide a fitting reward for him at age 18. His handwriting and spelling on his application for the Army show remarkably good skills. Temple Woolsey was a widower in 1860 with several children of his own. By the time Origin joined the Army in 1862, Woolsey had married a second time. Apparently Woolsey gave Origin a horse and saddle and some money when he became 18.

      When he was 19 he went to Evansville and volunteered for the Army and because he had his own horse and saddle he was placed in the Cavalry and paid forty cents a day extra for having his own horse and equipment. On his enlistment application he gave his name as Origin Roberson, and gave his place of birth as Crawford, County Indiana.

      After his years of military service, which ended with eleven months in a Confederate Prison where he became very ill and almost died, he was discharged without medical treatment. He signed out of service as Origin Robinson, a name that the military often used according to his records. He weighed only 80 pounds, had scurvy, diarrhea and the piles. He had no home to go to, his horse and saddle were gone, where would he go? He was sick and alone in the world, no father, and his mother had bound him out as a boy. His feeling of loneliness and rejection must have been at a high point at that time. The only two people in the world he could turn to was his mother Elizabeth and his foster father, Temple Woolsey in the Lockhart Township of Pike County and that is where he went. Where he went and with whom he lived we do not know but we do know from his own writing that he was unable to work from 1865 to 1870 and that he was under the care of Dr. De Lar and Dr. Agee in the Lockhart Township during that time. Obviously someone cared enough for him to help him survive.

      In that same township he met the Robert Bland family whose daughter, Derinda, he married in 1871 in Pike County. From the seed of this small, sickly man we have all sprung to life. The seed of every one of us he carried as he suffered in that horrible prison. I am convinced that we are all indebted to Elizabeth, his mother, and Temple Woolsey for enabling him to survive.