Robinson, William H.

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William Robinson was born in Preston Hollow, NY in September of 1843, a son of Robert Robinson and Caroline Couchman

Marriage & Children

He married at about 1868, Loisa J. (or Louisa?), who was born in October of 1849 and lived most of their married life in Greene County. They had 3 known children:

  • William H. Robinson, Jr.
  • Herbert Robinson
  • Edith Robinson


Prior to his enlistment in the war, he was a blacksmith, after his marriage his occupation was listed as a farmer or laborer.

Military Service

Residence at Enlistment: Preston Hollow[1]
Place of Birth: Preston Hollow, NY[1]
Date of Birth: Sept 1843[1]
Names of Parents: Robert(Robinson) and Caroline Couchman[1]
Occupation: Blacksmith[1]
Term of Enlistment: 3 years[1]
Bounty Received: None[1]
Enlistment Date: 5 Sep 1863
Enlistment Place: Albany, New York
Enlistment Rank: Private
State Served: New York
Regiment: 18th Cavalry
Company: Company G
Promotion Date: 22 Jan 1865
Promotion Rank: Corporal
Reduced in Rank on: 14 Apr 1866
Rank: Private
Muster Out Date: 31 May 1866
Muster Out Place: Victoria, TX
Additional Remarks: Enlisted at the age of 20.
Sources Used:, American Civil War Soldiers; Town and City Registers of Men Who Served in the Civil War


William died in 1905[2]. On October 13, 1908 his widow, Louisa J., received her pension in New York for his Civil War service.


Additional Research Notes

In 1900 this entire family as shown above appeared in a single household in Halcott, Greene Co. with William Jr., as head of household. In 1910, no one by the name of Robinson lived in Halcott.

Additional Media

Town and City Registers of Men Who Served in the Civil War


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 Town and City Registers of Men Who Served in the Civil War
  2. Civil War Pension Records @