Capt. Richard A. Robbins

Excepted with permission from
William G. Cutler's History of the State of Kansas (1883)

Produced by Kathleen Liening, Becky Farvour, and Viola Rae Kassing

Thanks to Stephen E. Williams for researching this excerpt.

R. S. ROBBINS. deputy postmaster of Seneca, was born May 7, 1830, in Allentown Monmouth County, N. J. In 1840 his father, Chas. Robbins, removed to Highland County, Ohio. He was a stone mason and taught his son the trade. In April, 1861, R. S. Robbins enlisted in Company K, Twenty-second Ohio Volunteer Infantry, for three months; at expiration of term of service, re-enlisted as First Lieutenant of Company A, Forty-eighth Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Col. R J. Sullivan; participated with his regiment in the battles of Shiloh, Corinth, Young's Point and Sherman's demonstration on Haines' Bluff; on the return of the regiment to Young's Point, ill-health caused the resignation of Capt. Robbins. Returning north, he spent three years in Ohio, then removed to Iowa and engaged in the milling business at Cedar Falls about four years. In 1870, he came to Seneca almost without a dollar; by five years steady work at his trade, secured a pleasant home. In January, 1875, he was appointed to his present position, and has since retained it. He married in Ohio, Miss Elizabeth Beeson, a native of Mt. Pleasant, Iowa. They have four children - Charles C., Maud, Edwin and Meads. The eldest was born in Cedar Falls; and the others in Seneca.


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