Pvt Judson Le Grand Robinson
Judson Le Grand Robinson name: Robinson, Judson Le Grand
Rank: Pvt 
Branch: Union 
Regiment: Co. A, 43rd Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry
Cemetery: Oakhill Cemetery, Janesville, Rock, Wisconsin 
Service: 5/22/1864 - 6/24/1865
Birth: 5/17/1844 Pike, Wyoming, New York
Death: 1927
Notes: Judson Le Grand Robinson, one of the prosperous and representative farmers of Rock County, owns a well-cultivated farm in Section 10, Janesville township, which he has acquired as the fruit of his arduous labors.

Judson Le Grand Robinson was born in Pike, Wyoming Co., N.Y., May 17, 1844, a son of Hubbard and Betsy Ann (Daine) Robinson, natives of New York State. The father of Hubbard Robinsob, Aaron Robinson, was a native of Massachusetts, of English descent, was a shoemaker, farmer and tanner, and in time amassed a large fortune. Nine children were born to him and his good wife, and he was over seventy at the time of his death. During his lifetime Aaron Robinson was in the State militia, and in every way proved himself a worthy man and good citizen. The maternal grandfather of our subject, Daniel Daine, a native of New York State, of English descent, followed the occupation of farming. He had a family of nine children, and was about seventy-five years old when he passed away. The maternal grandmother, whose maiden name was Hammer, lived to be 108 years old, and was a very worthy and highly esteemed lady.

Hubbard Robinson, the father of our subject, was a shoemaker by trade, at which he worked until a few years prior to his death. While in New York State he was a member of the school board in the village where he lived, and also served in the State militia. In 1852 Hubbard Robinson came West, locating in Rock County, Wis., in 1856, and being a home of eleven acres in Janesville, on the west side of Rock River, in Section 10, where he resided until his death, in 1889, at the age of seventy-nine. Mrs. Robinson still survives, a very estimable old lady, and a consistent member of the M. E. Church. Three sons were born to this good couple, two of whom are now living: Judson L.; and Cornelius Wayne, of Janesville township.

Judson Le Grand Robinson lived in New York state until twelve years old, when he came to Rock County with his parents, and has since resided in this locality. Until the Civil war broke out Mr. ROBINSON followed farming and shoemaking, attending the district schools when opportunity offered; but as soon as old enough he enlisted, in 1864, in Company A., 43d Wis. V.I., and served until the close of the war, participating in the battle of Johnsonville and a number of skirmishes. After the close of the war Mr. Robinson followed his trade about two years, then engaged in farming, and now owns the fine farm of 190 acres where he resides.

On April 21, 1880, Judson Le Grand Robinson married Miss Hattie Knoff, daughter of William and Catherine M. Knoff, and nine children have been born to them, four sons and five daughters: Roy Le Grand, Arthur Wayne, Benjamin Harrison, Judson, Eva Dett, Maude, June, Flora and Luella.

Politically Mr. Robinson is a Republican in sentiment, and he has been called upon to serve his fellow citizens in several offices, having acted as justice of the peace one term, and constable several times. Socially Mr. Robinson is an honored member of W. H. Sergeant Post, G.A.R. Both he and his wife are good representatives of the agricultural population of Rock County.

Source: Commemorative Biographical Record of the Counties of Rock, Green, Grant, Iowa and Lafayette Wisconsin (c) 1901, pp. 433-434  
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  43rd Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry1

Organized at Madison, Wis., April, 1865. Moved to St. Louis, Mo., thence to Holden, Mo., and guard workmen on the Pacific Railroad till June 21. Moved to Fort Leavenworth, Kan., and duty there till July 28. Mustered out July 28, 1865.

Regiment lost during service 9 by disease

1 Source: National Park Service, Soldiers and Sailors System; "A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion" by Frederick H. Dyer,Cosmas; An Army for Empire : The United States Army in the Spanish American War by A. Graham, (Shippensburg, PA: White Mane Publishing Co., 1993).

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