Margaret Robison (1819-1892)

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Margaret Robison
Born: 13 May 1819 Susquehanna, Pennsylvania
Died: 3 Mar 1892 Oakley, Cassia, Idaho
Father: Joseph Robison
Mother: Cornelia Guinal
Siblings: John Robison
Jane Robison
James Miller Robison
William Henry Robison
Joseph Robison
Lovina Robison
Mary Robison
Matilda Robison
Susan Robison
Delilah Robison
Peter Robison
Margaret Robison
Spouse: Alva Phelps
Married: 15 Nov 1835
Children: Juliett Ann Phelps
Walter Alva Phelps
Mary Lovina Phelps
Spouse: William Erskine Bridges
Married: 27 Feb 1848 Winter Quaters, Nebraska
Children: Margaret Bridges

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  • Name variant: Marget [cemetery records, p. 52]
  • Black, Susan W. E. Early LDS Membership Data (Infobases, 1995):
Phelps, Margaret (Female)
Comments: In 1870 Margaret had a household of 1, with real wealth of $150 and personal wealth of $300.
Vocation: Keep House; 1870
  • Record of Doctor J.C. Robison.
  • Despain, Carrie Robison and Garner, Melba Despain. History & Genealogy of the Franklin Alonzo Robison Family, p. 116.
  • Rogers, Sarah. Fillmore Branch Registration, p. 22.
  • Day, Stella H., ed. Builders of Early Millard, pp. 116, 597.
  • Reeve, Jondrae. PAF Data File: Ancestors of Peter Robison, RIN: 530
  • Nicolo, Margaret LaDean Sutton Sweeting. Sweeting Family Records Binder
  • Birth place variant: Tunkhannock [AF]
  • Endowment: Nauvoo Temple Endowment Register, p. 129.
  • Note: Lyman, Albert Robison. The History of Lucretia Hancock Robison, p. 37:
One of the sisters, Margaret, was married to Alva Phelps, and there at Winter Quarters, he was called from her to go with the Mormon Battalion. Speaking of this, Lucretia Lyman Ranney says, 'Grandmother Lyman (that is Eliza Smith Lyman) tells of a woman who had made as elaborate preparations as she could for the homecoming of her husband from the Mormon Battalion, only to learn that he was dead. Grandmother comments on how broken-hearted the woman was. Aunt Margaret's grand-daughter told me this story and it is so much like what I found in Grandmother Lyman's journal, that I have always felt that it was Aunt Margaret of whom Grandmother was telling: While Aunt Margaret was waiting for her husband, Alva Phelps, to return, she went to church and there, as President Young spoke he said, 'Our hearts go out in sympathy to Sister Phelps in the loss of her husband.' This was the first she knew about her husband's death (he died 16 Sep 1846), she started to leave the meeting, Uncle William followed her, and at the door she fainted. Uncle William tried to comfort her, and among other things he said that as long as he had a crust of bread he would divide with her. In three days he was dead and buried (27 Nov 1846). Before he died, he called his eldest son, Henry (James Henry), sixteen years old, and asked him to help his mother and the family to Utah. He asked Henry to make that promise, and Henry kept his promise. They came to Utah in 1853, or maybe a little later.
  • Probate Record: Millard County Probate Court Minute Book, 1852-1866, Thomas R. King, Probate Judge James C. Owens, Sheriff:
15 Jun 1854 E. Bridges was by said Court appointed guardian of Juliette Phelps, 15, Walter Phelps, 13, and Mary Phelps, 8, minor children and minor heirs at law of the late Alva Phelps, deceased, who was qualified and gave bonds according to law.
  • 1860 Federal Census, Fillmore City, Millard, Utah Page #109, Dwelling #946, Family #858, enumerated 16 Jul 1860:
, Marg't., 41, female, PA
  • 1870 Federal Census, Utah, Millard County, Fillmore, PO: Fillmore, Enumerated 25 Jun 1870, page 12, Dwelling 102, Family 95:
PHELPS, Margaret, 51, female, white, Keeping House, 150/300, PA
  • 1880 Federal Census, Fillmore, Millard, Utah
Bridges, William E.
, Margaret, wife, female, married, white, 61, PA, Keeping House, NY, NY
  • Death variant: 8 May 1891 [History, p. 116]
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