Robinson Family Cemetery
Located in R8W, T2S, Sec. 25 on the east side of Gwynn road, ½ mile north of Nesbit. Surveyed in 1983. Additional information added by Tim Harrison. See also the Dean Family Cemetery for others related to his line.
Thomas Jefferson Dean – 1843 – 1929.
Born in November 1843 in Marshall County, Mississippi, the son of Hardy Dean and Cynthia Ellen Pitts. He is listed with his family in the 1850 Marshall County Census (p. 210) and the 1860 DeSoto County Census (p. 151). During the Civil War he was a Confederate soldier, serving in Co. A (Horn Lake Volunteers), 10th Mississippi Infantry along with his three brothers: Aaron V. (KIA 30 Nov 1864), Joseph J. (KIA 30 Nov 1864), and William H. Thomas was wounded at Franklin, Tennessee where his two brothers were killed. He married (first) Virginia Rebecca Robinson (1848 – 1881), daughter of William Robinson and Rebecca Campbell, on November 20, 1866. They were the parents of six children: Hardy Robinson (1869), Daisy Della (1871), Mary (1872), Simon Bolivar (1874), William Henry (1874), Joseph Lunsford (1879). He married (second) Eliza Frances Doggett Huddleston on February 15, 1883 and had one son: Richard Doggett Dean (1884). After her death prior to 1890, Thomas marred (third) Dora Robinson (see below) on September 11, 1890. He was the father of four children by Dora: Leslie Lee (1891), Emma Leona (1892), Dorothy “Dora” Louise (1894), and Thomas Jefferson, Jr. (1897), who served in WWI. He was listed in the 1870 (p. 125), 1880 (p. 492), 1900 (p. 119), 1910 (p. 209) and 1920 (p. 222) DeSoto County Census records. He was listed in the 1906 DeSoto enumeration of Confederate Veterans. He died November 19, 1929.
Dora Robinson Dean – 1858 – 1950.
Born in DeSoto County, the daughter of John L. Robinson (see below) and Emeline (Tipton) Swope (see below). She married Thomas Jefferson Dean (see above) on September 11, 1890, and was his third wife. She was the mother of four children (see above).
Rev. J. L. Robinson, Sr. – 1822 – 1886.
John Lunsford Robinson was born in Alabama, the son of Rev. John Piland Robinson and Cynthia Sledge. He became a Presbyterian minister. He married Caroline Mitchell on December 24, 1845 and fathered two children by her: Mary Caroline Robinson (1846 – 1943, see Mary Tipton below) and Emma L. (see below). After his first wife died, he married a second time to Emeline Tipton Soap, the widow of Thomas W. Soap, on September 27, 1854. They were the parents of: Fannie (1855), Annie (see Annie McGowen, below), Dora (see above), John, Jr. (1859 - 1939), and Dixie (1863). He was a Confederate soldier, serving in Co. A, 2nd Mississippi Partisan Rangers. He and his family are listed in the 1850 (p. 372), 1860 (p. 171), 1870 (p. 196) and 1880 (p. 593) DeSoto County Census records.
Emeline Robinson – 1823 – 1915. Wife of Rev. J. L. Robinson, Sr.
Born Emeline Tipton in Tipton County, Tennessee, she was the daughter of Isaac Tipton (1801 – 1853) and Elizabeth Anderson (1806 – 1885). She first married Thomas W. Soap on January 26, 1843. She and Thomas were the parents of two known children: Ann Elizabeth (“Lizzie”, b. @ 1845), who married Sanford McClamrock (see below) and James S. (b. 1850). They are listed in the 1850 DeSoto Census (p. 367). After Thomas’ death she then married John Lunsford Robinson (see above) on September 27, 1854. They were the parents of at least five children (see above).
Annie Clyde McGowen – 1887 – 1892. Daughter of J. H. & Annie Laura McGowen.
Daughter of John H. McGowen (1850 – 1930) and Annie Laura Robinson (see below), she was born in DeSoto County. She had one sibling, Winnie M. (b. September 1888).
Annie Laura McGowen – 1857 – 1891. Daughter of Rev. J. L. & Emeline Robinson. Wife of J. H. McGowen.
Annie Laura Robinson was born in DeSoto County, the daughter of John Lunsford Robinson (see above) and Emeline Tipton (see above). She married John H. McGowen (1850 – 1930) on October 28, 1885. They were the parents of two children: Annie Clyde (see above) and Winnie M. (b. September 1888). John H. McGowen was the youngest child of John McGowen (1799 – 1862) and Sallie Lowe Greer (1813 – 1884). He was listed in the 1860 (p. 151), 1880 (p. 494), 1900 (p. 122), 1910 (p. 126), and 1930 (p. 153) DeSoto County Census records. He remarried about 1897 to Maggie (last name unknown), who is buried beside him in New Bethlehem Cemetery.
Emma L. Robinson – 1850 – 1920.
Born in DeSoto County, she was the daughter of John Lunsford Robinson (see above) and his first wife, Caroline Mitchell. She never married.
Rev. S. McClamrock – 1831 – 1886.
Born in Tennessee, he married Lizzie Soape, daughter of Thomas W. Soap and Emeline Tipton, on May 12, 1868. His first name is believed to be Sanford. It is believed he was first married to Adaline A. Frierson on December 14, 1861 in Lafayette Co., MS and had one child by her: Albert S., born about 1862. He and Lizzie had one child: Annie (b. 1869), who married Hugh Foster on January 1, 1895. He is listed in the 1870 (p. 5) and 1880 (p. 612) DeSoto County Census records. He died at his home in Hernando on April 11, 1886. His death was noted in the local paper.
Mary Robinson Tipton – 1846 – 1943. Wife of S. P. Tipton.
Born Mary Caroline Robinson in DeSoto County, the daughter of John Lunsford Robinson (see above) and Caroline Mitchell. She married Samuel Powell Tipton (see below) on January 24, 1866. She was the mother of ten children: Elizabeth Morgan (“Lizzie” – b. 1867), William (b. Apr 1869), Julius (b. Jan 1871), Lula A. (see below), Ada (see below), Ida (b. Feb 1876), Mary (b. May 1878), Jesse Dora (b. July 1880), John (b. July 1882), and Samuel P. Jr. (b. August 1887). She and her family are listed in the 1870 (p. 125), 1880 (p. 603), 1900 (p. 262) and 1910 (p. 234) DeSoto County Census records. She is also listed in the 1906 DeSoto County enumeration of Confederate Veterans and Widows.
S. P. Tipton, Sr. – 1829 – 1891.
Samuel Powell Tipton was born in Tennessee, the son of Isaac Tipton (1801 – 1853) and Elizabeth Anderson (1806 – 1885). He is listed in the 1860 DeSoto Census (p. 174) living with his mother and some siblings. He was a Confederate soldier, serving in Co. A, 10th Mississippi Regiment. He married Mary Caroline Robinson (see above) on January 24, 1866 and was the father of ten children.
Lula A. Tipton – 1873 – 1878. Daughter of S. P. & M. C. Tipton.
Daughter of Samuel P. Tipton (see above) and Mary Caroline Robinson (see above).
Ada Tipton – 1874 – 1874. Daughter of S. P. & M. C. Tipton.
Daughter of Samuel P. Tipton (see above) and Mary Caroline Robinson (see above).
T. B. Fearrington – 1846 – 1883.
Thomas B. Fearrington was born in Chatham County, North Carolina, the son of Edward P. and Permelia Fearrington. He is listed with his family in the 1850 (p. 482) and 1860 (p. 22 – name spelling Herrington) Chatham County, NC Census records. According to the Census, his birth was actually 1843 or 1844. By 1870 he was living in DeSoto County (p. 118). He married Fannie H. Robinson, daughter of John Lunsford Robinson (see above) and Emeline Tipton (see above) on December 15, 1874. He was the father of four known children: Maud (1875), John D. E. (see below), Herman (1879), and Thomas (1882). The family is listed in the 1880 DeSoto Census (p. 600). After Thomas Fearrington’s death, his widow remarried on June 5, 1894 to Joseph S. Stanley (b. 1845, TN). They are listed in the 1900 Lee County, Mississippi Census (p. 140).
John D. E. Fearrington – 1877 – 1878. Son of T. B. & Fannie Fearrington.
Son of Thomas B. Fearrington (see above) and Fannie Robinson.
Elizabeth Sledge Robinson – 1835 – 1914. Wife of S. S. Robinson.
Born in May 1835 in Alabama, she married Sherwood S. Robinson (May 1833, TN – 1925) about 1856 in either Tennessee or Mississippi. She was the mother of six children, five of whom were: Hayes (1857, TN), Floyd (1862, MS), Hattie (1865, MS), Sherwood (1868, MS) and Johnnie B. (1872, MS). They were listed in the 1860 (p. 2), 1880 (p. 463), 1900 (p. 120A) and 1910 (p. 209) DeSoto Census records. Sherwood was a Confederate soldier, serving in Co. F, 18th Mississippi Cavalry and Co. A, 2nd Mississippi Partisan Rangers. He was the brother of John Lunsford Robinson (see above).