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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 34. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.30 (search)
ose. As we contemplate the heroic lives and the honored graves of such men we can say— On fame's eternal camping ground Their silent tents are spread, And Glory guards with solemn round The bivouac of the dead. Among these heroic men, William Todd Robins bore no inconspicuous part. Born at the home of his maternal grandfather in the county of King and Queen, on the 22d day of November, 1835, he was in his twenty-sixth year when the War between the States began. His father was Agustine Warner Robins, of Gloucester county, Va. He was a lineal decendant of John Robins, who came to Virginia in 1622. This John Robins was a member of the House of Burgesses in 1646. In 1642 there had been patented to him 3,000 acres of land in Gloucester county. The peninsula between the Ware and Severn Rivers is still known as Robins' Neck. Agustine Wrner Robins at one time represented Gloucester in the Legislature. The mother of the subject of this sketch was from King and Queen county, and die