Prof. J. Monroe Robins

Male 1858 -


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  • Name J. Monroe Robins  [1
    Title Prof. 
    Born 1858  Bollinger, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Person ID I4490  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 22 Feb 2020 

    Father George W. Robins,   b. 1832, Weakley, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Susan Rhodes,   b. 1832, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 1857  [1
    Family ID F1599  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Flora A.,   b. Abt 1871, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Rita Robbins,   b. Abt 1898, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     2. Louise Robbins,   b. Abt 1903, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     3. Mary Jane Robbins,   b. Between 1904 and 1905, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
    Last Modified 22 Feb 2020 
    Family ID F1598  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Notes 
    • - History of Southeast Missouri: Embracing an Historical Account of the Counties of Ste. Genevieve, St. Francois, Perry, Cape Girardeau, Bollinger, Madison, New Madrid, Pemiscot, Dunklin, Scott, Mississippi, Stoddard, Butler, Wayne and Iron, and Including a Department Devoted to the Preservation of Personal, Professional and Private Records (Goodspeed Publishing Co. 1888). Pg 844. [I have a digital "photo replica" of the pages on computer file.]

      Prof. J. Monroe Robins, school commissioner of Bollinger County, is a native of that county, born in 1858, and is a son of George W. and Susan (Rhodes) Robins. The father was of French-English descent, and was born in Weakley County, Tenn., in 1832. When a small boy he came to Missouri with his father, John D. Robins, a Baptist minister, who preached throughout Southeast Missouri. He died in Johnson County, Ill., where he spent the last years of his life. George W. was married in 1857. His wife was born in North Carolina in 1832, and came when small to Missouri. During the Civil War Mr. Robins was a member of the Missouri State Militia. He and wife have four children: J. Monroe, Nancy C., Martha S. (Mrs. M. E. Cobb) and Rachel J. Prof. J. Monroe received his early education in the common schools, and at the age of eighteen began teaching, which he continued for three years. In 1880 he entered the State Normal School, at Cape Girardeau, and graduated in a classic course in June, 1885, receiving a Normal certificate and a special State certificate. In 1885 he was elected principal of the public schools at Marble Hill, and in 1886 was reelected to the same position. In 1887 he was elected school commissioner of Bollinger County, which position he has since filled in a very satisfactory manner. Politically he is a Republican, and although in a Democratic county, he was elected over three opponents, with a majority of more than half of all the votes cast. He is an energetic young man with a bright future before him, and is a member of the Masonic order.

  • Sources 
    1. [S1380] Goodspeed Publishing Co., History of Southeast Missouri: Embracing an Historical Account of the Counties of Ste. Genevieve, St. Francois, Perry, Cape Girardeau, Bollinger, Madison, New Madrid, Pemiscot, Dunklin, Scott, Mississippi, Stoddard, Butler, Wayne and Iron, and Including a Department Devoted to the Preservation of Personal, Professional and Private Records, "photo replica" pdf, pg 844, biographical sketch of J. Monroe Robins.