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James Robinson

  • Born: 1744, New Jersey
  • Marriage: Catherine Provost about 1768
  • Died: 17 Feb 1825, Piscataway Middlesex Co New Jersey at age 81
  • Buried: St James Episcopal Church Cemetery, Piscataway Middlesex Co New Jersey, Find A Grave #15652280

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James Robinson
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death:17 February 1825
burial:1825Edison, Middlesex, New Jersey, United States of America
James Robinson
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Name:James Robinson
Event Type:Burial
Event Date:1825
Event Place:Edison, Middlesex, New Jersey, United States of America
Photograph Included:Yes
Birth Date:1744
Death Date:17 Feb 1825
Affiliate Record Identifier:15652280
Cemetery:Saint James Episcopal Church Cemetery
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Subject: Tell Me About Your Mystery James Robinson/Robertson!
Author: santo marotta
Date: Friday, July 03, 2009
Classification: Query
Surnames: Robertson Provoost Provost Robinson

This is a last-ditch effort on my part. We have no idea where our James Robinson, who is called "James Robertson" on official documents, came from. On his grave in the old Piscataway burial grounds in Edison, New Jersey (now St. James Episcopal Church Cemetery) it states that he was born in 1744 and died in 1825.
He was married to Catharine Provoost/Provost, the daughter of Jonathan Provost of the influential New York City Provost family; and Adrianna Springsteen.
Catherine was born circa 1750 and died in 1831 in Piscataway, New Jersey. She is buried in the same cemetery as James.
Their children were James, Jonathan, Peter Praa, Aletta, Margaret, Sarah, Joel and Maria.
James was listed as a shipbuilder in colonial New York City directories and may have also been a merchant. His sons were tobacco merchants.
They belonged to the Dutch Reformed Church.
James and Catherine lived on George's Road in New Brunswick, Middlesex, New Jersey before the Revolution and in New York City afterward until 1815 when they retired to Piscataway, New Jersey.

***If you have a mystery James Robinson or Robertson (or a variant on these names) in your tree of whom nothing is known, who was born between 1735-1755, will you please let me know!
He could have come from anywhere, but in order to have married into the Provoost family, one would think that a fine pedigree would have been required.
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James married Catherine Provost about 1768. (Catherine Provost was born in 1750 in MiddleSex New Jersey, died on 17 Aug 1831 in Piscataway Middlesex Co New Jersey and was buried St James Episcopal Church Cemetery in Piscataway Middlesex Co New Jersey, Find A Grave #38403788.)

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