Absolam Robinson and Jerusha Robinson had 8 children:
Nancy Robinson born about 1799 in Lee County, Virginia, married Isaac Dickinson on March 8, 1814, and died about 1883;
James Robinson who apparently died at birth about 1804 in Lee County, Virginia;
Absolom Robinson, Jr. ("Absalom Robinson"?) born September 22, 1802 in Wytheville, Lee County, Virginia, married Elizabeth Rose on August 21, 1827 in Claiborne County, Tennessee, settled on Mulberry Gap which is located 2 miles from North Tazewell, Claiborne County, Tennessee, was a merchant in Tazewell, Tennessee and in Sneedville, Tennessee, died September 27, 1875 in Sneedville, Mulberry Gap in Hancock County, Tennessee, and is buried in Mulberry Gap in Hancock County, Tennessee. Elizabeth Rose was born November 17, 1807 in Claiborne County, Tennessee, was the daughter of Reuben Rose and Elizabeth McCubbins, and died in Texas about 1895. Absolom Robinson was quite wealthy. He owned a big brick house with 5 chimneys and had 10 slaves. However, the Civil War brought ruin to him and he moved to Sneedville, Tennessee where he died. Elizabeth Robinson was left with a child’s portion of her husband’s estate and moved to Texas with some of her children when her husband died. Absolom Robinson and Elizabeth Robinson had 8 children:
John E. Robinson (“John Robinson”) born about 1828 in Tazewell, Claiborne County, Tennessee, married Lucinda Hurst about 1847 but were later divorced, and died about 1860;
Nelson Robinson born July 22, 1832 in Tazewell, Claiborne County, Tennessee, married Elizabeth Henderson on February 24, 1853, and died November 21, 1902;
Sterling Rose Robinson (“Sterling Robinson”) born about 1836 in Tazewell, Claiborne County, Tennessee, married Cynthia Anne Jones (“Cynthia Jones”) about 1860 and was living with his sister Lizzie J. Neil (“Elizabeth Neil”) and her husband Joseph B. Neil (“Joseph Neil:), and he died January 21, 1871;
Elizabeth Robinson born about 1838 in Tazewell, Claiborne County, Tennessee, and married Joseph B. Neil, Jr. (“Joseph Neil”) on July 24, 1856;
Ruben Robinson born about 1841 in Tazewell, Claiborne County, Tennessee, married Lucinda J. Burch (“Lucinda Burch”) on October 7, 1869, and died about 1872;
Sarah Ann Robinson (“Sarah Robinson”) born about 1845 in Tazewell, Claiborne County, Tennessee, and married George Washington Margraves (“George Margraves”) about 1862;
James Kenyon Robinson (“James Robinson”) born about 1848 in Tazewell, Claiborne County, Tennessee, and married Mary Curtis Baylor (“Mary Baylor”) on December 27, 1875; and,
Henry Horton Robinson (“Henry Robinson”) born January 18, 1851 in Tazewell, Claiborne County, Tennessee, married Latitia Jane Baylor (“Latitia Baylor”) on May 8, 1873, and died March 22, 1882;
Cavender N. Robinson ("Cavender Robinson") born about 1808 in Lee County, Virginia, and married Mary Fugate about 1830, and died about 1830. Mary Fugate was born about 1811 in Clairborne County, Tennessee, and was the daughter of Henley Fugate and a Rachel. Cavender Robinson and Mary Robinson had 6 children:
Absalom Robinson ("Absolom Robinson" & “Absolam Robinson”?) born about 1831, married Margaret E. Jones ("Margaret Jones") about 1854 in Wythe County, Virginia. The children of Absalom Robinson and Margaret Robinson were:
Putnam W. Robinson ("Putnam Robinson") born about 1855;
Henrietta Robinson born about 1856;
Rhoda Robinson born April 10, 1857; and,
Henley B. Robinson (“Henley Robinson” & "Henly Robinson") born about 1859;
Henley L. Robinson ("Henley Robinson") born about 1833 in Lee County, Virginia, and married a Virginia who was born about 1836. Henley Robinson and Virginia Robinson had 2 children:
Elbert A. Robinson ("Elbert Robinson") born about 1855; and,
Cavender N. Robinson ("Cavender Robinson") born about 1858;
Jerusha Robinson born August 1, 1835 and married Elbert Overton;
William Robinson born March 1, 1837 in Lee County, Virginia and apparently first married Hettie Speaks and later married Sallie Hobbs;
Rachel Robinson born December 23, 1839 and married George Washington Cox ("George Cox");
Zekiel Robinson ("Ezekiel Robinson"?, "Johile F. Robinson" & "Johile Robinson") born December 23, 1842 in Lee County, Virginia;
Mary Robinson born about 1842 and married a McKinney;
Nancy Nervesta Robinson ("Nancy Robinson") born October 17, 1846; and,
Minerva Robinson born about 1848, married Franklin Smith, and died November 8, 1869 at the age of 21;
Jacob Robinson who is buried in Lee County, Virginia: and,
Lodicia Robinson who is buried in Lee County, Virginia.
1740-1742 Inventories of the estate of Sarah Cavender of Dorchester County, Maryland, filed by Solomon West.301 1741/02/19 In the Court of Amelia County, Virginia, Susanah Turner (“Susannah Turner”) confessed to having a child out of wedlock, ordered to pay a fine, the fine was not paid, and she was then ordered to receive 25 lashes on her bare back at the public whipping post. The named father was ordered to appear at the next court.CDB-94 1741/04/11 William Lambert of Farnham Parish ("North Farnham Parish"?), Richmond County, Virginia sold to Hugh Lambert of the same Parish and County, for 1400 pounds of tobacco, a certain tract of land estimated to be 70 acres, being on the Northeast side of Totuskey Creek ("Toteskey Creek", “Totsky Creek”? & “Totesky Creek”?) in Farnham Parish and bounded by the land of (1) John Caruley (“John Crawly”? & “John Crawley”?), formerly owned by Denis Swillivant (“Dennis Sullivant”? & “Dennis Swillivant”?);(2) the land then owned by John Caverner (“John Cavender”) and formerly owned by Edward Lewis, deceased; (3) the land then owned by Secretary John Carter and formerly owned by Colonel Will; and (4) the land then owned by the said Hugh Lambert. The tract is part of 300 acres purchased from Daniel Swillivant by William Lambert, deceased, father of the aforsaid William Lambert and given to him by the will of his said father, deceased. Signed by William Lambert and witnessed by W. Hartly (“W. H. Hartley”), Robert Hamack (“Robert Hammock”? & “Robert Hamock”?) by his mark, and was recorded on August 3, 1841.441 1741/07/19 The date on which Charles Cavinder ("Charles Cavender"?) married Sarah Scotton ("Sarah Scottom"?) in Saint Luke's Parish, Queen Ann's County, Maryland. He apparently married for the second time to a Dorety ("Dorothy") and died in Dorchester County, Maryland on February 14, 1769. Charles Cavender apparently had brothers named David Cavender and Arthur Cavender. Charles Cavender executed his will on December 6, 1786 in Sussex County, Delaware and whose Will was probated on September 2, 1788 in Sussex County, Delaware and his brother David Cavender was the executor. Arthur Cavender's wife was Sarah Cavender and they had at least one son named John Cavender. On February 3, 1777, David Cavender witnessed the Last Will and Testament of George Smith in Sussex County, Delaware. 1QA47 , 261, 263, 266, 273, 278, 279, 281, 286, 302, 313, 337 & 355 1741/08/08 William Cavenough ("William Cavenaugh"? & "William Cavender"?) and Mary Cavenough ("Mary Cavenaugh"? & "Mary Cavender"?) witnessed the Last Will and Testament of Charles Sewall of St. Mary's County, Maryland on this date.392 & 441 A Mary Caventer (“Mary Cavender” formerly “Mary Harper”?) was mentioned as the daughter and legatee in the Last Will and Testament of William Harper which was executed in Richmond County, Virginia on December 31, 1751 and proved in June 1761 in Richmond County, Virginia.WB6, pp259 Also, a Mary Cavanaugh ("Mary Cavender") was mentioned in the Last Will and Testament of Mary Speake of Charles County, Maryland as being her daughter (“Mary Speake”). See the Last Will and Testament of Charles Sewall of St. Mary's County, Maryland dated August 8, 1741 where William Cavenough ("William Cavender"?) and Mary Cavenough ("Mary Cavender"?) were witnesses.
1741/09/14 Thomas Forster ("Thomas Foster") sold to Robert Charlesworth and his wife, Elizabeth Charlesworth, the mother of Thomas Foster, 50 acres of land located in Amelia County, Virginia bounded, in part, by the line of James Seay, the mouth of the spring of Robert Charlesworth, and the line of Pauling Anderson ("Paulin Anderson" & "Paulin Anderson").DB1/63 1741/08/21 A 1000 pound bond was posted by Thomas Tabb to Edward Booker and Joseph Scot which read as follows: "Thomas Tabb to render to Auditors and Receivers General of His Majesty's Revenues a true and perfect account in Amelia County, and to make due payment of all public dues and fees put in his hands to collect, and make a true performance of all matters relating to his office of Sheriff."DB1, pp 98 1741 Estimated date of birth of the particular Cavender who married Ann Cave ("Ann Caul"?) in Orange County, Virginia, before June 1762. 133 1742/01/06 James Cavender, the son of Thomas Cavender, was baptized in Wolborough and Newton Parish, Devon County, England.399 (Note: On July 28, 1807, Simon Smith married Mary Lester, widow of Anthony Lester in Princess Anne County, Virginia (which now in the independent City/County of Virginia Beach, Virginia). James Cavender, son of Thomas Cavender, and William Campbell, son of Charles Campbell, signed an affidavit in Princess Anne County, Virginia court that Simon Smith was of lawful age at that time. 170 & 355 1742/06/22 Dugles Irby ("Douglas Irby"? & "Douglas Kirby"?) sold to William Crenshaw, Jr. for 60 pounds 648 acres of land, being part of the land patented by Dugles Irby on September 28, 1828 and lying in a neck between Little Nottoway River and the Long Branch, formerly in Brunswick County, Virginia and then in Amelia County, Virginia. The deed was witnessed by John Crenshaw and Robert Ferguson.DB1/76 1742/09/17 John Wallice ("John Wallace"?) and his wife, Mary Wallice ("Mary Wallace"?), sold to Joseph Crenshaw for 20 pounds 200 acres of land in Amelia County, Virginia, being the same land patented by John Wallice on January 11, 1735 and bounded, in part, by the upper corner of the land of a Fitzgerrald ("Fitzgerald"?) on the head of Woddy creek, his line, the corner and line of Thomas Taylor, the line of a Nantes, and Woody Creek.DB1/76 1742/1743 John Elmore of Richmond County, Virginia sold to Edward Morris land located on Totuskey Creek in Richmond County, Virginia adjacent to the land of John Elmore ("John Ellmore"?) and on the south side of "Drinking Swamp", which apparently was the land owned by a Caverner ("Francis Caverner"?), and lands owned by Travers Tarpley and Captain John Smith. The Indenture was witnessed by Benedict Hamock, Thomas Stanford and Abraham Dodson. This deed places the land of John Cavinder (“John Cavender”), son of Francis Cavinder (“Francis Cavender”) on Drinking Swamp in Richmond County, Virginia not far from the intersection with Westmoreland County, Virginia and Northumberland County, Virginia. 393 1742 (1) Charles Cavinah (“Charles Cavender”?) was then living in Bertie County, North Carolina.418
(2) James Cavender, son of Thomas Cavender, was christened in Wolborough and Newton Abbot, Devon County England.439
(3) Sarah Cavenders ("Sarah Cavender") was mentioned in the estate accounts of Dorcherster County, Maryland.393 1743/03/05 William Kenney suit in the Court of Richmond County, Virginia against John Cavener ("John Cavender"?) for 1 pound and 11 shillings was continued until the next Court session. Richmond Cnty, Va Order Bk 11, p 378
1743/05/12 A deed for land with livery of seizon thereon endorst and a bond for performance from John Cavenough ("John Cavenaugh"? & “John Cavender”) to Robert Hamock (“Robert Hammock”?) was proved in orphan court of Richmond County, Virginia by the oaths of Charles Jones, John Hamock (“John Hammock”?), John Elmore and Robert Sladdor (“Robert Sladder”?). Ordered that the Court be adjourned till Court in Course. 441 & Bk9,pg365 1743/05/xx Honor Cavenagh ("Honor Cavenough"?, "Honor Cavenaugh"?, "Honor Cavener"? & "Honor Cavender"?) was reprieved from transportation in April 1743 but was transported for life in May 1743 aboard the Indian Queen to Potomak. Middlesex. Sect. VI, Ch. 2, Emigrants in Bondage (i.e., was ordered by a court located Middlesex County, England to be transported to Potomak aboard the ship called the "Indian Queen"?)
1743/10/11 "This Indenture made the 11th day of October, Anno Dom, between John Cavenaugh ("John Caverner" & “John Cavender”?) of the North Farnham Parish of the county of Richmond, Virginia of the one part to Robert Hamock (“Robert Hammock”?) of the county aforesaid of the other part witnessed:That the said John Cavenaugh for and in consideration of the sum of 6,000 pounds of tobacco to him in hand paid by the said Robert Hammock, the receipt of whereof and himself therewith to be fully satisfied, he doth hereby acknowledge have given, granted, bargained aliened, confirmed and by these presents does fully and absolutely give, grant, bargain, sell, alien, enfeoff and confirm unto the said Robert Hamock (“Robert Hammock” & “Robert Hammoch”), his heirs and assigns 200 acres of land situated, lying and being in the Parish and County aforesaid, beginning aff? and is bounded by the lands of William Lambart (“William Lambert”?), or formerly by so-called Charles Lund, Colonel John Tarpley, William Hamoch (“William Hamock”? & “William Hammock”?) deceased, and Clark’s line, beginning at a marked hickory near a pathside, and running from there North thirty-seven degrees East 130 poles to a marked hickory, corner to aforesaid William Lambert, thence along another of his South fifty-one degrees East 120 poles, thence along Clarkes line South fifty-nine degrees East 30 poles to a corner red oak, thence East by North 46 poles to John Tarpley line, thence along John Tarpley line South two degrees West 213 poles to a white oak, thence North fifty-one degrees West 300 poles to the beginning, which said 200 acres of land with all and singular the rights, members? possess, hereditaments and appurtenances to the said premises belonging on in any wise appertaining and all debts and wrightings? concerning the same or any part or parcell of the premises, to have and to hold the said mefuage? tenement or parcell of land with all and singular the premises hereby granted, bargained and sold with their and every of their rights members and appurtenances whatsoever unto the said Robert Hamock ("Robert Hammock"?), his heirs and assigns to the only life? and proper behovy? of the said Robert Hamock, his heirs and assigns forever against him, the said John Cavenough ("John Cavender"?), his heirs and assigns and all and every other person or persons whatsoever claiming or pretending to claim any rights, title or interest shall and will warrant and forever defend by these presents and that the said John Cavenough for himself, his heirs and executors and administrators do covenant, romiss? and grante to and with the said Robert Hamock, his heirs and assigns and every of them by these presentsin manner and forme following, that is to say he, the said John Cavenough, as the time of Ensealing and delivery of these presents and untill of good, pure, perfect and absolute estate of inheritance in fee simple of all and singular the before granted premises and every part and parcell thereof shall be fully enfoffed and executed in and upon the said Robert Hamock and his heirs for everever according to the true intent and meaning of these presents shall remain, continue and be siezed of and hereby? mesuage tenement or two hundred acres of land before resited and all and singular the premises in and by these presents granted, bargained and sold with all and every of their rights, members and appurtenances of a good, pure, perfect and absolute estate of inheritance in fee simple without any condition, levession?, remainder in or limitation of any usse? or life estate or estates in or to any person or persons whatsoever to alter? or change, defies?, determine or make void the same and that the said John Cavenough as the time of ensealing and delivery of these presents and good rightfull dower and lawfull authority to grant, bargain, sell and convey all and singular the hereby granted or mentioned to be granted premises with their and every of their appurtenances unto the said Robert Hamock, his heirs and assigns forever in manner aforesaid and that the said Robert Hamock his heirs and assigns and every of them shall and may by force and vertue of these presents from time to time and all times foreverafter lawfully, peaceably and quitely possess, occupie and enjoy the same and all other the hereby and before granted premises forever subject never the less to the rents and services which I shall henceforth grow due to the chief lords or proprietors of the premises? and the said John Cavenough his heirs, executors, administrators and assigns (Vizs?) that the said John Cavenough shall in due for me of law acknowledge these presents before the worshipfull his majesties court of justice for Richmond County personally when by said Robert Hamock or his heirs, mecionto? reasonably required and also that the said John Cavenough his heirs, executors, administrators shall and will make such futher and other assurance or assurances of the premises unto the said Robert Hamock his heirs and assigns as by his council in the law shall be advised or devised in witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affix my seal the day and year firs above written."
Signed and sealed on behalf of John Cavenough and he thereafter affixed his mark comprising two vertical line close together with horizontal lines drawn across the top thereof, through the middle thereof, and across the bottom thereof, somelike a roman numeral "II" with a line drawn through the middle thereof.
The Indenture was witnessed by Charles Jones, John Hammock (“John Hamock”?), John Elmore (“James Elmore”?) by his mark, and Robert A. Sladder ("Robert Sladder" & "Robert Madder").
On the same date, the following Memorandum was executed:
“The 11th day of October 1743, the within named John Cavenough entered the land within granted and took possession thereof also took durt and twig on the said land and presently after delivered possession and seizen whereby of all and singular the lands and premises within mentioned according to the tenor subject and true meaning of the within deed of grant and sale unto the within named Robert Hammock and witnesse his hand the day and year above expressed?"
The memorandum was again signed by John Cavenough with his mark comprising essentially the same two vertical lines with horizontal lines drawn across the top, through the middle, and across the bottom thereof somewhat like a roman numeral "II" with a horizontal line drawn through the middle thereof and was witnessed by the same persons mentioned above.
On December 5, 1743, the above instruments were recorded in the Court of Richmond County, Virginia and the deed for land and the livery of seizen thereon was again indorsed by the same witnesses mentioned above.
On October 11, 1743, the above bond was executed by John Cavenough containing the following language:
“Know all men by these presents that I John Cavenough of the County of Richmond am held firmly bond unto Robert Hamock of the County aforesaid in the full and just sume of twelve thousand pounds of tobacco to be paid to the said Robert Hammock, his heirs, executors or assigns to the which payment well and truly to be made I do ablige myself my heirs, executors and administrators firmly by these presents sealed with my seal and dated the 11th day October Anno Domino 1748. The condition of the above written obligation is such that if the above bounded John Cavenough his heirs, executors and administrators and every of them shall and do well and truly observe, perform, fulfill, accomplish and keep all and singular the covenant, grants, articles, clauses, conditions and agreements whatsoever which on his or their parts and behalfs are or ought to be observed, performed, accomplished and fulfulled and kept, comprissed? or mentioned in certain Indented Deed of Bargain and Sale by way of livery and seizen bearing even date with these presents made or expressed to be made between the said John Cavenough of the one part and the above named Robert Hammock of the other part in all things according to the expressed, true intent and meaning of the said Indenture, then the above written obligation to be void and of none object? otherwise to stand and remain in full force dower? and gortue?"
The document was again signed by John Cavenough with his mark which, this time, looks like two parallel vertical line with horizontal lines drawn across the top, through the middle, and across the top thereof, somewhat like a roman numeral ("II") with a horizontal line drawn through the middle thereof, and was witnessed by the same witnesses mentioned above. By another account, his mark comprised a capital letter "J" in block printing rather than cursive. 441 & DB10,pg172-175
(NOTE: In either event, the above parcel of land is the exact parcel of land which was was purchased by Francis Caverner (“Francis Cavenough”? & “Francis Cavender”?) from Charles Lewis on either March 3, 1719 or on March 3, 1720 and who is believed to be the father of the above John Cavenouth ("John Caverner"? & "John Cavender"?). Of further significance,some of the Hammock or Hamock families later likewise moved to Amelia County, Virginia, and further, the property of a James Elmore was located next to the land owned by the Cavenders ("Hugh Cavender"?) in Charlotte County, Virginia in the 1780's. 393 & 441 It is to be noted that a James Elmore (minister) married widow Polly Hamlett on October 13, 1803 in Charlotte County, Virginia.
1743/12/05 Bond was posted by John Cavenough (“John Cavender”?) in the county court of Richmond County, Virginia to John Hammock (“John Hamock”?) proven by the oaths of John Hammock, John Elmore and Robert Sladder.393 1743/1744/03/05 William Kennan filed a petition in the county court of Richmond County, Virginia against John Cavenor (“John Cavender”?) for 1 pound, 11 shillings and 6 pence which was continued until the next court date.393 1743 Sometime between April and May, Honor Cavenagh ("Honor Cavender"?) left England aboard the Indian Queen bound for the American colonies as an indentured servant. 363 1744/01/15 On this date, Abraham Echolls ("Abraham Eckhols" & "Arbraham Echols") of Rawleigh Parish ("Raleigh Parish"), Amelia County, Virginia, executed a "Deed of Lease" to David Crenshaw of St. Martin Parish, Hanover County, Virginia, for 5 shillings for 400 acres of land located on the South side of the Appomattox River in Rawleigh Parish, bounded in part by a corner gum tree below his plantation and the river, and which was witnessed by John White, Cathrine Eckhols ("Catherine Eckhols" & "Catherine Echols"?) and Richard Eckholds ("Richard Echols"?). On the next day, January 16, 1744, Abraham Eckholls ("Abraham Echolls" & "Abraham Echols"?) of Rawleigh Parish ("Raleigh Parish") executed a "Deed of Release" to David Crenshaw of St. Martin Parish, Hanover County, Virginia, for 95 pounds for the same land mentioned above, and which was witnessed by John White, Cathrine Eckhols ("Catherine Eckhols" & "Catherine Echols"?) and Richard Eckholds ("Richard Echols"?). In this document Sarah Eckholls ("Sarah Echolls" & "Sarah Echols"?) released her right of dower. Note that a John White married Nancy Cavender on March 4, 1796 in Dorchester County, Maryland. DB2/23