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Descendents of Marshall Robison I (1787 - 11 Apr 1862)
and Jane Dickson (1788 - 8 Oct 1871)

Second Immigrant Generation

2. William Robison . Son of Marshall Robison I & Jane Dickson. Born 6 Sep 1811 in England. Died 16 Apr 1889 in Harvey. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery. Occupation Farmer. Religion Presbyterian.


    William Robison came to Harvey with the first settlers in 1837, as a single man.   He settled on Lot #11, second tier, 100 acres, between the lots of George Nesbitt and Thomas Wilson, southeast of the road from Saint Andrews to Fredericton.   William was the first in his family to come to NB, and he was followed in 1842 by his parents and siblings.


     In the 1861 Census for Manners Sutton, he owned or occupied 40 acres of improved land and 60 acres of unimproved land; cash value of farm was 150 pounds; value of implements and machinery, 2 pounds.   Had 3 milch cows, 2 working oxen, 2 other neat cattle, 7 sheep, 4 swine, and slaughtered 300 lb. pork.   Produced 200 lb. butter; 20 lb. cheese; 25 lb. wool; 9 tons hay; 130 bu. oats; 80 bu. buckwheat; 60 bu. turnips; 80 bu. potatoes and 30 bu. carrots.


    William, Elizabeth and family are not listed in the 1851 Census for the Harvey area, and in the 1871 Census it is noted that their son Marshall Taylor Robison (who was born 20 Jun 1850) was born in U.S.A., so perhaps the family were in U.S.A. for a period of time and some of the older children may have been born there also.


    It is believed that William is buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery beside his wife and oldest son William, but his name is not on the gravestone.   Unsure if there was a son, David, in this family--unable to confirm. David does not appear in any of the Census reports, the church death records, or on a gravestone in the Harvey Settlement Cemetery.   Only information is from notes written by the late Mary Coburn, with the notation that he died young.


    He married Elizabeth Cockburn (Coburn), daughter of John Cockburn (Coburn) & Elizabeth "Betsy" Lesley, 13 Oct 1843 in St. Paul's Church, Fredericton. Born 18 Mar 1820 in England. Died 4 Mar 1870 in Harvey. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery.

    From The Loyalist, 26 October 1843:   "Married Harvey Settlement, York Co., 13th inst., by Rev. John M. Brooke, William Robinson and Elizabeth, daughter of John Cockburn, all of said settlement and lately from Northumberland, England."


    From Thursday, Daily Telegraph, 10 March 1870:   "Died Harvey, Mrs Elizabeth Robison, age 49, left husband, six children."

    They had the following children:

  8   i.   William Robison

  9   ii.   John Robison

  10   iii.   Marshall Taylor Robison

  11   iv.   Thomas James Robison

  12   v.   Stephen Robison

  13   vi.   Elizabeth Robison

  14   vii.   William Robison II



3. Margery Robison . Daughter of Marshall Robison I & Jane Dickson. Born 1813 in England. Died 31 Mar 1905 in Harvey. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery. Religion Presbyterian.


    She married Andrew Atcheson. Born 1807 in England. Died Apr 1882 in Harvey, NB. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery. Occupation Farmer. Religion Presbyterian.


    Andrew and Margery, with three young daughters (one daughter died in England), came to N.B. in 1842 with Margery's parents, brothers and sister--Marshall II, Jane and Stephen Robison.   Her older brother, William Robison arrived in N.B. in 1837 with the first settlers to Harvey and arranged for land for the family.


    Andrew built a log house just east of the site of the present Edwin Henry home.   Seven children were born in New Brunswick.


    They had the following children:

  15   i.   Margaret Atcheson

  16   ii.   Jane A. Atcheson

  17   iii.   Margaret Atcheson

  18   iv.   Isabel "Belle" Atcheson

  19   v.   Mary Ann Atcheson

  20   vi.   Catherine "Kitty" Atcheson

  21   vii.   William Marshall "Bill" Atcheson

  22   viii.   Ellen Atcheson

  23   ix.   Margery Atcheson

  24   x.   Dorothy Atcheson

  25   xi.   Hannah Atcheson