Stephen was born 14 February 1805 to Moses and Susan Gould Robinson in Southold, Suffolk County, New York. I believe Stephen was the 3rd of 7 children born to Moses and Susan.
- The town of Southold, Suffolk County, New York is located on the north eastern end of Long Island, about 95 miles east of New York City. Southold proclaims to be the oldest English town in the State of New York and was originally settled by Puritans from New Haven, Connecticut in 1640. This land was originally purchased from the Corchaug Indians. From what I can tell Stephen was in the first generation to be born in Southold. The War of 1812 occurred with little effect on the town of Southold as Stephen was growing up.
Stephen (20 years old) married Caroline F. Overton (14 years old) on 24 January 1825. They had 10 children: Barnabas, George W., Perry S., Almeda V. (my 2nd great grandmother), Dolisca, Alonzo M., William S., Arthur M., Huldah J., Carrie E. (Wolf)
1830 US Federal Census shows Stephen is living in Riverhead. Stephen appears to be living with his wife. Living nearby is Gideon Robinson. A cousin perhaps?
1840 US Federal Census shows Stephen is living in Riverhead. Stephen appears to be living with his wife, 1 male under the age of 5, 2 males aged 5-9, 2 females under age 5, and another male aged 30-39. Living next to David Robinson, near Hiram Robinson and Richard Robinson. Cousins perhaps?
1850 US Federal Census on 16th of September shows Stephen living in Riverhead. He is 45 years old, Occupation Farmer in Industry Agriculture, Value of Real Estate $3000 living in Riverhead, New York with wife Caroline and children Barnabas, George, Terry, Almeda (my 2nd great-grandmother), Dolisca, Alonzo, William and Huldah.
See blog post US Federal Non-Population Census-Agricultural for information on the crops, animals, value of the land, etc. for Stephen in the town of Riverhead for 1850 and 1860. See blog post Caroline Overton Robinson for a photo of Stephen and Caroline outside their farmhouse.
1860 US Federal Census on eight of July shows Stephen living in Riverhead. He is 53 years old, Occupation Farmer, Value of Real Estate $2000 living in Riverhead, New York with wife Caroline and children: Perry, Alonzo, William and Huldah, Arthur and Caroline E.
1865 New York State Census shows Stephen is 59 years old, Occupation: Farmer living with his wife Caroline and children: Alonso, William, Arthur and Carrie E. (Caroline). All born in Suffolk County, New York. Married once and currently married. Owner of land and Voter-Native. Bowker and Jemima Robinson live next door. I wonder what he thought of the Civil War?
I have been unable to locate Stephen in the 1870 US Federal Census.
Stephen died 11 June 1871 in Manorville, Suffolk County, New York.
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Enjoy the journey,