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Jonathan Robinson - US Senator from Vermont, Vermont Chief Justice

Moses Robinson - Governor of Vermont, US Senator from Vermont


Jonathan Robinson

"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:

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