Moses Robinson - Governor of Vermont, US Senator from Vermont
"ROBINSON, Jonathan, senator, was born in Hardwick, Mass., Aug. 24, 1756; son of Samuel (1707–1767) and Mercy (Leonard) Robinson; grandson of Samuel Robinson and of Moses Leonard; great-grandson of Samuel and Sarah (Manning) Robinson and of Moses Newton, and great2–grandson of William and Elizabeth (** Brigham ** (sic) should be Cutter nmt) Robinson. William Robinson, a kinsman of the Rev. John Robinson of Leyden and one of the early Cambridge colonists, died in 1693. Samuel the first, a soldier in the French war and in the American Revolution, in which his sons also participated, founded the settlement at Bennington, Vt., in 1761.
Jonathan Robinson was admitted to the bar in 1796, and practised in Bennington, Vt., where he was married to Mary, daughter of John Fassett.
He was town clerk, 1795–1801; a representative in the state legislature, 1789–1802; judge of the probate court of Vermont, 1795–98, 1800–01 and 1815–19; chief justice of the supreme court of Vermont, 1801–07, and was elected to the U.S. senate in 1807 to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Israel Smith (q.v.), completing the term, March 3, 1809, and was re-elected in 1809 for the full term expiring March 3, 1815. While in the senate he was a trusted adviser of President Madison. He was judge of probate four years, and a representative in the state legislature in 1818. The honorary degree of A.B. was conferred on him by Dartmouth in 1790, and that of A.M. by the same institution, 1803. He died in Bennington, Vt., Nov. 3, 1819."
Source: The Twentieth Century Biographical Dictionary of Notable Americans: Volume IX
The Robinson ancestry of Jonathan Robinson (also a Cutter and Williams cousin) is:
He attended Dartmouth college, and removed with his father to Bennington, Vt., in 1761, where he served as town clerk, 1762-71. He was commissioned colonel of militia in 1777, and commanded his regiment at the defeat of Fort Ticonderoga, July 5, 1777; was a member of the council of safety, and as such sent by Vermont to represent the claims of the people before the Continental congress; a member of the governor's council, 1777-85, and chief justice of Vermont, 1778-84 and 1785-89. He was governor of Vermont, 1789-90; was elected by the legislature of Vermont with Stephen R. Bradley, the first U.S. senators, and drew the long term, 1791-97, but resigned in October, 1796, Isaac Tichenor completing his term. While in the senate he opposed the Jay treaty. In 1802 he was a member of the general assembly.
He was married, first, July 25, 1762, to Mary, daughter of Stephen Fay, who died in 1801; and secondly, to Susannah, widow of Maj. Artemas Howe of New Brunswick, and daughter of Gen. Jonathan Wander of Hardwick, Mass.
The honorary degree of A.M. was conferred upon him by Yale in 1789, and by Dartmouth in 1790. He died in Bennington, Vt., May 26, 1813.
The Twentieth Century Biographical Dictionary of Notable
Americans: Volume IX page 136
The Cutter line for Moses Robinson (also a Cutter and Williams cousin) is:
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