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Levi ROBLIN, UE

Levi ROBLIN, UE[1, 2, 3]

Male 1793 - 1878  (84 years)

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  • Name Levi ROBLIN  [4, 5, 6, 7, 8
    Suffix UE 
    Born 30 Nov 1793  Sophiasburgh Township, Prince Edward County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 9
    Gender Male 
    Order in Council - UEL Land Grant 13 Feb 1816  [10
    • Granted 200 Acres
    Levi Roblin Land Petition p1 25 Jan 1816.jpg
    Levi Roblin Land Petition p1 25 Jan 1816.jpg
    Levi Roblin Land Petition p2 25 Jan 1816.jpg
    Levi Roblin Land Petition p2 25 Jan 1816.jpg
    Levi Roblin Land Petition p3 9-10 Feb 1816.jpg
    Levi Roblin Land Petition p3 9-10 Feb 1816.jpg
    Levi Roblin Land Petition p4 13 Feb 1816.jpg
    Levi Roblin Land Petition p4 13 Feb 1816.jpg
    Property 11 Jun 1821  Sophiasburgh Township, Prince Edward County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Lot 17 Con 2 West of Green Point 
    • Purchased from Samuel & Mary TAYLOR 11 Jun 1821 East 1/2 100 acres
      Sold to son James P on Oct 1 1849 50 acres
      Sold to son Walter on Mar 3 1851 East 1/2 100 acres
      Life lease to Levi from Walter and James on Mar 3 1851
      James P & Wife sell to Walter West 1/2 100 acres Sep 23 1852
      Walter & Wife sell to James P East 1/2 100 acres Sep 23 1852
      26 Feb 1873 Levi to sons James and Walter (gives up life lease?)
      Will of Walter Roblin 21 Jun 1899 West 1/2 100 acres to Walter B Roblin
    Property 13 Jul 1846  Beckwith Twp, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    South 1/2 of Lot 19 Con 7 
    • Archives of Ontario Microfilm MS 658 Reel 30
      Document 608- 610
    Property 12 Sep 1852  Sophiasburgh Township, Prince Edward County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Lot 16 Con 2 West of Green Point 
    Occupation 1861  Sophiasburgh Township, Prince Edward County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    Lumber Manufacturer 
    1861 Census Levi ROBLIN and Family.jpg
    1861 Census Levi ROBLIN and Family.jpg
    Residence 1861  Sophiasburgh Township, Prince Edward County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    1861 Census Levi ROBLIN and Family.jpg
    1861 Census Levi ROBLIN and Family.jpg
    Occupation 1871  Sophiasburgh Township, Prince Edward County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Farmer 
    1871 Census Levi ROBLIN and Family.jpg
    1871 Census Levi ROBLIN and Family.jpg
    Residence 1871  Sophiasburgh Township, Prince Edward County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    1871 Census Levi ROBLIN and Family.jpg
    1871 Census Levi ROBLIN and Family.jpg
    Alt. Death 31 Jul 1878  Sophiasburgh Township, Prince Edward County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    Residence Sophiasburgh Township, Prince Edward County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [15
    Lot 17 & 18 Con 2 West of Green Point 
    _UID 9A4426DD207341B6916B2504EABD2BC022A6 
    Died 26 Aug 1878  Sophiasburgh Township, Prince Edward County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4, 5, 16
    Cause: Suicide by drowning while temporarily insane 
    • Aged 84 years 8 Months

      Levi drowned himself in the muddy pond behind the big red barn that can be seen from his tombstone at Fish Lake. Apparently, in his old age, he and his second wife Elizabeth Osbourne had no "means" to live on. But his sons by his first wife would not support their step-mother. So the old folks were separated and one of her girls took Elizabeth Osbourne Roblin in. But old Levi was lonesome without her and committed suicide.
    Levi Roblin Death Certificate.jpg
    Levi Roblin Death Certificate.jpg
    Buried Roblin Family Cemetery, Near Fish Lake In Sophiasburg Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Levi Roblin Grave.jpg
    Levi Roblin Grave.jpg
    Levi Roblin.jpg
    Levi Roblin.jpg
    Person ID I10038  Ryeland Family Tree
    Last Modified 15 Sep 2017 

    Father Philip ROBLIN, UE,   b. 17 Dec 1772, Smiths Clove, Orange, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 May 1848, Sophiasburgh Township, Prince Edward County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Mother Prudence PLATT,   b. 6 Jan 1771, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Aug 1850, Sophiasburgh Township, Prince Edward County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Married 13 Jan 1793  Sophiasburgh Township, Prince Edward County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 9
    Family ID F1157  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Mary SHORTT,   b. Abt Jan 1791, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. May 1828, Sophiasburgh Township, Prince Edward County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 37 years) 
    Married 31 Jan 1815  Sophiasburgh Township, Prince Edward County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 9
    Children 
    +1. Eliza ROBLIN,   b. 1815, Sophiasburgh Township, Prince Edward County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 May 1886, Sophiasburgh Township, Prince Edward County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
    +2. John Wesley ROBLIN,   b. 1818, Sophiasburgh Township, Prince Edward County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jan 1885, Sophiasburgh Township, Prince Edward County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
    +3. Philip Levi ROBLIN,   b. Jun 1821, Sophiasburgh Township, Prince Edward County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jan 1901, Sophiasburgh Township, Prince Edward County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 79 years)
    +4. James Platt ROBLIN,   b. 20 Nov 1823, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Nov 1917, Sophiasburgh Township, Prince Edward County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 94 years)
    +5. Sarah ROBLIN,   b. 1825, Sophiasburgh Township, Prince Edward County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Apr 1913, Sophiasburgh Township, Prince Edward County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
    +6. Walter M. C. ROBLIN,   b. 17 May 1828, Sophiasburgh Township, Prince Edward County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Apr 1909, Sophiasburgh Township, Prince Edward County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
    Last Modified 27 Nov 2014 
    Family ID F3140  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Elizabeth OSBORNE,   b. Abt 1798, Sophiasburgh Township, Prince Edward County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Feb 1881, Sophiasburgh Township, Prince Edward County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 83 years) 
    Married 23 Apr 1829  Kingston, Frontenac County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [17
    • Name of Future Husband:
      ROBLIN, Levi
      Residence:
      Sophiasburgh Township, Prince Edward County
      Name of Future Wife:
      OSBORNE, Elizabeth
      Residence:
      Sophiasburgh Township
      Reference:
      RG 5 B9
      Volume:
      18
      Bond Number:
      1733
      Date:
      1829-04-23
      Microfilm reel number:
      C-6779
    Children 
     1. Maria ROBLIN,   b. 1831, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    +2. Thomas Moore ROBLIN,   b. 12 Sep 1832, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jul 1915, Prince Edward County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
    +3. Caleb ROBLIN,   b. 23 Feb 1835, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Oct 1907, Prince Edward County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
     4. Prudence ROBLIN,   b. 1841, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Adelaide ROBLIN,   b. 1845, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 27 Nov 2014 
    Family ID F1349  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 30 Nov 1793 - Sophiasburgh Township, Prince Edward County, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 31 Jan 1815 - Sophiasburgh Township, Prince Edward County, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsProperty - Lot 17 Con 2 West of Green Point - 11 Jun 1821 - Sophiasburgh Township, Prince Edward County, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 23 Apr 1829 - Kingston, Frontenac County, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsProperty - South 1/2 of Lot 19 Con 7 - 13 Jul 1846 - Beckwith Twp, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsProperty - Lot 16 Con 2 West of Green Point - 12 Sep 1852 - Sophiasburgh Township, Prince Edward County, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Lumber Manufacturer - 1861 - Sophiasburgh Township, Prince Edward County, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1861 - Sophiasburgh Township, Prince Edward County, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1871 - Sophiasburgh Township, Prince Edward County, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1871 - Sophiasburgh Township, Prince Edward County, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsAlt. Death - 31 Jul 1878 - Sophiasburgh Township, Prince Edward County, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Lot 17 & 18 Con 2 West of Green Point - - Sophiasburgh Township, Prince Edward County, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: Suicide by drowning while temporarily insane - 26 Aug 1878 - Sophiasburgh Township, Prince Edward County, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Roblin Family Cemetery, Near Fish Lake In Sophiasburg Link to Google Earth
     = Link to Google Earth 

  • Photos
    Levi ROBLIN - Restored.jpg
    Levi ROBLIN - Restored.jpg

  • Notes 
    • Roblin's Mills at Sophiasburgh had one of the best mill sites in the County. Five mills operated within a half mile. The water was diverted from mill wheel to mill wheel by sluices. There was a mill at the edge of the cliff, below it stood the original Roblin mill called the Cooperage. Further down were two mills run off the same wheel-one for sawing and one for grinding. The waters from this mill were carried by overhead sluice to the last mill which stood near the bay. This one is known as Levi Roblin's Mill. Levi built his home on the dock because he loved the water. His mill was run by the pouring water from the sluice over a paddle wheel and it, in turn, worked an arm which turned a flywheel. The Roblin mills were adjacent to the shipyards. - from ĞuğPicton's 100 Years: 1837-1937

      Ğ/uğLevi Roblin, one of the brothers previously mentioned, built a saw mill at the foot of the ravine near the bay, and likewise a private residence. The former was equipped with an old fashioned upright saw, worked by a water wheel and crank, and which for many years did the principal share of custom sawing, and was the only saw mill in an extensive region. Its persistent measured beats were and object of interest to youthful eyes that watched its movements by the hour.

      Levi was born and raised at Roblin's Mills near Green Point and became a miller at his parents mill of the same location. He presumably lived with his parents until his marriage to Mary Shortt in about 1812. According to the historical marker at the Roblin homestead on Fish Lake Road, Levi purchased this property in 1821, and may have lived there. However this property was some distance from his 'job' in Roblin's Mills and so it seems likely that it was purchased as a rental property with tenant farmers. There was (and still was in July 2001) a small house near the Roblin homestead house that was the tenant house. According to Wannamaker, Levi lived in a house near the school at the crosssroads to the James Platt Roblin farm (i.e., the Roblin Family homestead), which is now the junction of highway 35 and Fish Lake Road. Wannamaker also states that Levi and Phillip III jointly inherited the Roblin's Mills land and buildings upon his father's death in 1848. It seems likely that the mills were becoming less profitable by this time as the economy was changing and timber less plentiful. In 1871, Levi described himself as a farmer in the Ontario census, although it seems likely that this was not true as he was 78 at the time.

      His wife Mary died in 1828 (childbirth ?) and shortly thereafter Levi married Elizabeth Osbourne with whom he has four more children (Maria, 1831; Thomas M., 1832-1915; Caleb, 1836-1907; Prudence, 1841; Adelaide, 1845).

      Levi was buried in the Roblin Family Cemetery on Fish Lake Road, next to the Roblin Family homestead presumably the home of his son James Platt at the time. [8, 18, 19, 20]

  • Sources 
    1. [S76] The Descendants of Robert Emmet Curlett(e) and Christina (Tina) Trompour First Edition, Colin Hodgson.

    2. [S162] Dr. H.C. Burleigh fonds, (Scanned copies for the family surnames PLATT, ROBLIN and TRUMPOUR from the Queens University Archives.).

    3. [S467] The SHORTT Family, Kenneth C SHORTT Oshawa - Provided to me by Elizabeth Hancocks.

    4. [S20] FamilySearch International Genealogical Index v5.0, (URL: http://www.familysearch.org).

    5. [S647] Roblin Cemetery Transcription.

    6. [S174] Roblin family history gen-rob.001-4, (Owner: Seventh Town Historical Society & Marilyn Adams Genealogical Research Centre).

    7. [S603] 1871 Canadian Census.

    8. [S293] Ancestor Table for the Hon. Duff Roblin, Premier of Manitoba, John Blythe Dobson, (URL: http://cybrary.uwinnipeg.ca/people/dobson/Manitobiana/issues/001.cfm).

    9. [S139] Jerry Turner.

    10. [S163] The Loyalists in Ontario, Ancestry.com.

    11. [S992] Lot 17 Con 2 West of Green Point Land Papers from Registry Office.

    12. [S993] Land Abstract for Lot 16 Con 2 West of Green Point Sophiasburgh.

    13. [S602] 1861 Canadian Census.

    14. [S182] Jeffery Charles Roblin.

    15. [S814] Kenneth Walter Roblin.

    16. [S589] Ancestry.ca Ontario Death Records.

    17. [S176] Upper Canada Marriage Bonds (1803-1865).

    18. [S420] Linda Heffernan.

    19. [S781] Pioneer Sketches and Family Reminiscences by Alexander Campbell Osborne, Alexander Campbell Osborne, (N.p.: n.p., n.d.).

    20. [S181] Jane Lovell Email, Jane Lovell.


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