Part of an old map of the San Jacinto area from the Texas Revolution

Veteran Bio

Texian Location:  Participant

The Kemp Sketch

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ROBINSON, GEORGE WASHINGTON -- Born in Missouri in 1814. In Headright Certificate No. 48, issued to him _____, 1838 by the Board of Land Commissioners of Montgomery County, it is stated that he arrived in Texas December 24, 1829. This was the amount of land given a single man. He married before March 25, 1839, when he received a Headright Certificate for two-thirds of one league and one labor of land from the Montgomery Board. In this certificate it is merely stated that he came to Texas prior to May 2, 1835.

Mr. Robinson was a member of Captain John Crane's Company at the Siege of Bexar in 1835 and of Captain William Ware's Company at San Jacinto. On May 28, 1838 he was issued Donation Certificate No. 253 for 640 acres of land for having participated in the battle, where he was wounded.

On May 31, 1837, Mr. Robinson was appointed Second Lieutenant of a company of Mounted Gunmen. During that year he served in the companies of Captains Elisha Clapp and Daniel Monroe.

A sketch of Mr. Robinson's life was published in the Texas Almanac of 1872.

Mr. Robinson was married first to Eliza Campbell, who lived but a short time afterwards. After her death he was married to a widow, Mrs. Emily Catherine Allphin. Mr. Robinson died on November 5, 1837, while a member of the Texas Veterans Association. Mrs. Robinson was born August 10, 1820 and died January 12, 1907. Mr. and Mrs. Robinson are buried in marked graves in the Ellwood Cemetery near Midway, Madison County.

Children of George W. and Emily Catherine Allphin Robinson were: Ann Eliza, who married John R. Steele; Mary Jane, who married William Dean; William Shelton, who married Amma Dean; Reubin T., who married Sara Pritchard; Benjamin R., who married Snora Moore, John D., who married Lucy Corley; Emma C., who married George Kittleband; and July Louis, who married Albert Wakefield.

Mrs. F. H. De Vine was a granddaughter of G

Written by Louis W. Kemp, between 1930 and 1952. Please note that typographical and factual errors have not been corrected from the original sketches. The biographies have been scanned from the original typescripts, a process that sometimes allows for mistakes in the new text. Researchers should verify the accuracy of the texts' contents through other sources before quoting in publications. Additional information on the veteran may be available in the Herzstein Library.

Battle Statistics

  • Died in Battle: No
  • Wounded in Battle: Yes - groin
  • Rank: Private
  • Company: Capt. William Ware

Personal Statistics

  • Alternate Names: Robbinson
  • Date of Birth: 1814
  • Birthplace: Missouri
  • Origin: Arkansas
  • Came to Texas: 1829 Dec 24
  • Date of Death: 1887 Nov 5
  • Burial Place: Ellwood Community, Madison County, Texas
  • Other Battles: Bexar
  • Donation Certificate: 253
  • Profession: Doctor
  • Wife: 1. Eliza Campbell; 2. Emily Catherine Allphin
  • Children: Ann Eliza Robinson Steele; Mary Jane Robinson Dean; William Shelton Robinson; Reubin T. Robinson; Benjamin R. Robinson; John D. Robinson; Emma C. Robinson Kittleband; July Louis Robinson Wakefield
  • Family at San Jacinto: Brother Benjamin Robinson, future brother-in-law Ransom Allphin at Harrisburg