GEORGE ROBINSON, Company "B"
Submitted by T. Vernon Anderson.
See highlighted area of this bio of W. B. Robinson, father of George.
W. B. Robinson was born July 10, 1846, in Marshall county, W.Va. His parents were Nathan and Catharine (Carmichael) Robinson. Mr. Robinson was a successful farmer in his time, and was highly respected by a large number of acquaintances. These parents had eleven children: David, died in infancy; George, who enlisted in Company B, Twelfth West Virginia infantry, and died at Grafton, W.Va., having served his country well and faithfully and was a consistent member of the Presbyterian church for a number of years, Sarah J., Philip, W. B., Elizabeth, John, Samuel, Catharine J., who died December 16, 1889; Nathan and Mary E. Mr. Robinson passed to his reward January, 1880, at the age of sixty-five years. He was universally beloved and esteemed; the mother is still living, enjoying the friendship of many who love her. David Carmichael, W. B. Robinson's grandfather, married Catharine Barney, whose family were among the first settlers in their section of the county, and may be classed with the pioneer Methodists of that community. The great-grandfather, Barney and wife, were also pioneer Methodists, living in Greene county, Penn., for many years. Mr. Robinson commenced life without the advantages of wealth and an extended education; beginning on the lowest round of the ladder he has gained a position where he can be called a successful man, and is in the truest sense of the word a self-made man. He first began as a farm laborer, then rented a farm and followed farming until November 19, 1874, when he married Miss Sarah V., daughter of Charles and Nancy Munnell, of Wheeling. After his marriage, Mr. Robinson engaged in the mercantile business for a short time, but subsequently disposed of his business and bought land on Wolf run and again began to till the soil. After three years he sold his farm and removed to Beeler Station, where he again embarked in business. He has met with much success in the general merchandise business, and has made a reputation for honesty and ability in his business endeavors. Five children have been born to Mr. and Mrs. Robinson, they are: Oliver B., Mamie D., George L., Walter F. and Maggie V. Mr. and Mrs. Robinson are members of the Disciples church, and are among the most hospitable and charitable people of the community. Philip Robinson served in Company B, Twelfth West Virginia regiment, enlisting in 1862, and serving with fidelity to his country until the close of the war.
Submitted by Linda Fluharty.