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Thomas Signor Robinson
D. A. Robinson's "Rogue Ancestor"

Thomas Signor Robinson b. Apr 1850 to parents Morgan and Abigail [Signor] Robinson of Hamden, NY. Thomas and parents lived with the Thomas Signor family and in 3 Nov 1875 Thomas married Clarinda (Clara) Keene daughter of Joseph and Hannah B. [Gray] Keene of Sullivan Co., NY and later Hamden (Delancey), NY. Thomas was apparently a school teacher in Delancey attended the Delaware Co., teaching Conference in Delhi in 1880. He had one (1) Daughter Meryl Robinson b. 1879. Thomas then drops out of sight, and in 1890 reappears in Deming, Grant, New Mexico operating a Grocery store. He has remarried and has 3 children as indicated in the 1900 census. His wife in Hamden died about Aug 1886. Bio on T.S. Robinson indicates he was a leader in the community of Deming and Chairman of the Deming School board. One evening he closed his store and hopped a train leaving Deming family, never to be seen again. Did he desert his wife and daughter and his family in Deming, New Mexico? Seeking a descendent of T. S. Robinson for possible answers.

Submitted by D. A. Robinson

posted here April 23, 2019

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