ng 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 died at his birth.
He was reared at the old Robins homestead, Level Green, in Gloucester, by his grandfather, William Robins.
When the first tocsin of war sounded in 1861, William Todd Robins enlisted as a private soldier in the Lee Rangers—a cavalry company recruited by W. H. F. Lee, who was its first captain.
The company was attached to the Ninth