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Date: 9/22/2004 at 13:06:16
Biography reproduced from page 544 of the History of Kossuth and Humboldt Counties, Iowa published in 1884:
Obed Robinson, son of Isaiah and Delilia Robinson, was born in Swanton, Franklin Co., Vt., March 15, 1924. He received a good education in the home of his birth. In 1847 he attended St. Albanís Seminary. He was joined in marriage, in 1849, to Ammyrilla Campbell, daughter of William and Fanny Campbell, of Vermont. They had eleven children, nine of whom are livingóEdna, Merrit, Franklin, Fanny, Julia, Elmer, Charley, Clarence and Mayrilla. In 1849 Mr. Robinson moved to York State, constantly exhorting, holding meetings and prayer-meetings. In 1852 he moved to Winnebago Co., Ill., where he worked at the trade of carpenter and joiner, which he had learned sometime before. During that summer he was licensed as local preacher in the M. E. Church. He worked at his trade for about six years, also preaching during this time on what is now Durandís circuit. In 1859 he took charge of Chain Lake circuit in Martin Co., Minn., and continued on the same until 1869, when he removed to Portland township, Kossuth Co., Iowa. He removed, in October, 1873, to the village of Wesley in the same county, and where he now resides, and embarked in the hotel business, which he yet follows. He also took charge of the Wesley circuit. During the same year he organized a class of six members in Wesley; the first ever organized in the village. In 1875 he took charge of Crystal Lake circuit, leaving the hotel in charge of his wife. In 1884 Mr. Robinson was appointed deputy sheriff.
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