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    CHARLES A. ROBINSON, township trustee and a prosperous farmer of Lost Creek Township, owns and resides on a fine farm of 203 1/2 acres, located near the Miami County line. He was born March 17, 1845, in a log house on his present farm and is a son of Michael and Eleanor (Richardson) Robinson.

    Michael Robinson was born November 11, 1800, in New Jersey, and was there reared to maturity. During his early manhood he came with his mother to Warren County, Ohio, where he resided some few years, but did not purchase land. He was there married to Eleanor Richardson in 1826 and about 1834 came with his family and mother to Miami County, where he purchased a tract of timberland at $1.25 an acre. The family made their home in an old log house which stood upon the land and the nearest market was at that time Dayton, Ohio. Here Mr. Robinson engaged in farming the remainder of his life, his death occurring July 15, 1854, his widow surviving him until August 10, 1890. They were the parents of nine children, namely: Lydia A., married Nathan Jackson, both are deceased; Andrew J., deceased; Michael, deceased; Rebecca, married J. H. Corey, both deceased; Thomas, deceased; Edward R.; Eleanor, deceased; Charles A., subject of this sketch; and Hannah J., who is the wife of William LeFevre.

    Charles A. Robinson was reared in an old log house on his present farm and obtained his educational training in the district schools of Lost Creek Township. When still quite young he gave a helping hand to the work on the farm, and subsequently purchased the land from his father's heirs, the original tract consisting of 180 acres. He has always followed general farming, has erected a commodious eight-room, frame house and has made various other improvements, on the land. He has always been a successful farmer and has added to his original purchase, now owning a tract of 203 acres of rich farming land.

    Mr. Robinson was united in marriage September 25, 1875, with Ina M. Wright, a daughter of Obadiah and Rebecca (.Neibarger) Wright, who were the parents of three children: Dr. C. H. Wright, of Addison, who graduated from the Eclectic Medical Institute of Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1876; James G., a resident of Michigan, who is engaged in fruit growing; and Ina M., the wife of our subject. Three children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Robinson, namely: James E.; Zella, wife of J. G. Scott of Troy, who has one child, Tom; and Leah, who married Dr. B. Hyde of Addison and has one child, Virginia.

    Politically, Mr. Robinson is a Democrat and has served two terms as trustee of Lost Creek Township and was for some time a member of the Miami County Fair Board.

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