Robinson, Ebenezer 

Biography

25 May 18161–11 Mar. 1891.2 Printer, editor, publisher.3 Born at Floyd (near Rome), Oneida Co., New York.4 Son of Nathan Robinson and Mary Brown.5 Moved to Utica, Oneida Co., ca. 1831, and learned printing trade at Utica Observer.6 Moved to Ravenna, Portage Co., Ohio, Aug. 1833, and worked as compositor on the Ohio Star.7 Moved to Kirtland, Geauga Co., Ohio, May 1835, and worked in printing office.8 Baptized into LDS church by JS, 16 Oct. 1835.9 Married first Angelina (Angeline) Eliza Works, 13 Dec. 1835, at Kirtland.10 Ordained an elder, 29 Apr. 1836, and a seventy, 20 Dec. 1836.11 Served mission to Richland Co., Ohio, June–July 1836, and shortly after served mission to New York.12 Moved to Far West, Caldwell Co., Missouri, spring 1837.13 Assisted with publication of Elders’ Journal, summer 1838.14 Recorder and clerk of Missouri high council and church clerk, 1838.15 Member of Far West high council, Dec. 1838.16 Justice of the peace, 1839.17 When driven from Missouri, moved to Quincy, Adams Co., Illinois, and worked on Quincy Whig, 1839.18 Became publisher, coeditor, and editor of Times and Seasons, 1839–1842, at Commerce (later Nauvoo), Hancock Co., Illinois.19 Member of Nauvoo Masonic Lodge.20 Justice of the peace in Hancock Co., by 1842.21 Served mission to New York, 1843.22 Moved to Pittsburgh, June 1844.23 Affiliated with Sidney Rigdon and served as his counselor.24 In May 1846, moved to Greencastle, Franklin Co., Pennsylvania, where he edited Rigdonite Messenger and Advocate of the Church of Christ.25 Moved to Decatur Co., Iowa, Apr. 1855.26 Baptized into RLDS church by William W. Blair, 29 Apr. 1863, at Pleasanton, Decatur Co.27 Wife died, 1880.28 Married second Martha A. Cunningham, 5 Feb. 1885.29 Affiliated with David Whitmer’s Church of Christ, 1888.30 Edited Whitmerite periodical The Return, 1889–1891.31 Died at Davis City, Decatur Co.32

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