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Philip ROBLIN, UE

Philip ROBLIN, UE[1, 2]

Male 1772 - 1848  (75 years)

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  • Name Philip ROBLIN  [3, 4, 5, 6, 7
    Suffix UE 
    Born 17 Dec 1772  Smiths Clove, Orange, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 5, 8, 9
    Gender Male 
    Emigration 1783  [7
    USA To Canada 
    • With his parents
    Occupation Sophiasburgh Township, Prince Edward County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    • began the operation of the family gristmill and sawmill at Green Point later Roblin's Mills.
    Occupation Phillip and his son Phillip had a complex of mills: saw, grist, flouring, fulling, carding, and a blacksmith shop 
    Residence 1792  Sophiasburgh Township, Prince Edward County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    • the west side of Long Reach, an area called Green Point.
      Later referred to as «b»Roblin's Mills«/b»
    Residence 1842  Sophiasburgh Township, Prince Edward County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    • «b»Philip II«/b» built this Regency style "cottage" on the bluff overlooking the harbour,
      to replace the original frame house across the street.

      The stones, brought over by barge from Kingston, were cut by the prisoners in the penitentiary.
    Philip II's House.jpg
    Philip II's House.jpg
    Philip II's House2.jpg
    Philip II's House2.jpg
    _UID D9E30D423DC244A5A0D355D54B8ECD9DD38D 
    Died 17 May 1848  Sophiasburgh Township, Prince Edward County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4, 9
    Buried Roblin Mills Cemetery, Sophiasburgh Township, Prince Edward County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Philip Roblin II's gravestone.jpg
    Philip Roblin II's gravestone.jpg
    Person ID I10049  Ryeland Family Tree
    Last Modified 15 Sep 2017 

    Father Philip ROBLIN, UE,   c. 25 Mar 1753, Bristol, , Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1788, Adolphustown Township, Lennox & Addington County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 34 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Esther MILLER,   b. 10 Aug 1754, Smiths Clove, Orange, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jun 1815, Cannifton, Hastings, ON, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years) 
    Married Abt 1769  Orange County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 8
    • 1774 in some sources
      Aug 10 1754 in others
    Family ID F1236  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 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  [3, 8
    Children 
    +1. Levi ROBLIN, UE,   b. 30 Nov 1793, Sophiasburgh Township, Prince Edward County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Aug 1878, Sophiasburgh Township, Prince Edward County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
     2. Elizabeth ROBLIN,   b. 1795,   d. 1796  (Age 1 years)
    +3. Kezia ROBLIN,   b. 1797, Sophiasburgh Township, Prince Edward County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1836  (Age 39 years)
    +4. John Palen ROBLIN,   b. 16 Aug 1799, Sophiasburgh Township, Prince Edward County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Nov 1874, Picton, Prince Edward County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
    +5. Elizabeth Jane ROBLIN,   b. 1801, Sophiasburgh Township, Prince Edward County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1885  (Age 84 years)
    +6. Mary ROBLIN,   b. Feb 1804, Sophiasburgh Township, Prince Edward County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Sep 1875  (Age ~ 71 years)
    +7. Owen ROBLIN,   b. 8 Aug 1806, Sophiasburgh Township, Prince Edward County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Aug 1903, Ameliasburg Township, Prince Edward, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 97 years)
     8. Caleb ROBLIN,   b. 19 Jan 1810, Sophiasburgh Township, Prince Edward County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Feb 1835, Prince Edward County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 25 years)
     9. Phoebe ROBLIN,   b. 4 Apr 1812, Sophiasburgh Township, Prince Edward County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 May 1904  (Age 92 years)
    +10. Philip ROBLIN,   b. 1814, Sophiasburgh Township, Prince Edward County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Apr 1899, Sophiasburgh Township, Prince Edward County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
    Last Modified 27 Nov 2014 
    Family ID F1157  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 17 Dec 1772 - Smiths Clove, Orange, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - - Sophiasburgh Township, Prince Edward County, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1792 - Sophiasburgh Township, Prince Edward County, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 13 Jan 1793 - Sophiasburgh Township, Prince Edward County, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1842 - Sophiasburgh Township, Prince Edward County, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 17 May 1848 - Sophiasburgh Township, Prince Edward County, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Roblin Mills Cemetery, Sophiasburgh Township, Prince Edward County, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Philip Roblin II's gravestone.jpg
    Philip Roblin II's gravestone.jpg

  • Notes 
    • According to records of Dr. H.C. Burleigh Adolphus ROBLIN had a bible of his Grandfather Philip.

      Introduced Methodism into Prince Edward County

      Philip Roblin moved from Adolphustown into Sophiasburg, where he located his land at Roblin's Mills, or Green Point, on the High Shore. In addition to clearing the forest, he managed to build and work a grist mill, which proved not only a success to the enterprising miller, but a boon to the settles for miles around, saving them their long and toilsum trips to Kingston, and later to Napanee. The founder of Roblins Mills, or Green Point, married Prudence Platt, by whom he had nine children; many of his descendants lived to be distinguished men and women of their county. A son, John P. Roblin, was for a number of years a prominent member of the old Reform party in the Upper Canada Legislature, sitting both before and after the Mackenzie Rebellion, sixteen years in all. He was defeated only once, and that was in 1837, when the cry of Liberal disloyalty was raised; but at the next poll he was elected by a sweeping majority. Notwithstanding that the Premier, Mr. Draper, was a Conservative, he appointed John P. Roblin Registrar of Prince Edward County, a position he held up to the time of his death.

      Philip Roblin owned the following lots in 1790 Con 4 Lot 24 Adolphustown - 50 Acres Con 4 Lot 25 Adolphustown - 50 Acres Con 1 (West of Carrying PL) Lot 2 Sophiasburg - 200 Acres Con 1 (West of Carrying PL) Lot 34 Sophiasburg - 150 Acres

      Philip was born in Smith's Clove but moved with his parents to Adolphustown, via Sorel during the fall/winter/spring of 1783 and 1784. There is a record of him marrying Prudence Platt in 1792 in Sophiasburg Township. He appears to have applied for, and been granted, 200 acres of land as the son of a UE Loyalist. Finalized by order-in-council on July 31 of 1797, this parcel was southwest of Green Point on Long Reach. It was rectangular in shape with waterfront and stretched back past the current highway 49 just north of the junction with highway 35. The lakefront view is spectacular.

      There was a stream on the property, fed by a lake since drained, which was just west of the junction of highways 35 and 49. This stream, which fell about 100 feet from the lake to Long Reach, was used to provide power for a grist mill, lumber mill, and shingle mill (according to the residents of the land in July 2001). This area became known as Roblin's Mills (often described relative to Green Point to distinguish it from the Roblin's Mills that that became Ameliasburgh town) and had a store, barn, large wharf for loading products of the mills into ships, and at least two houses (Philip and Prudence as well as their son Caleb.). In July 2001, the barn was in use as a garage/workshop (although moved perhaps 100 m from its original site) and the store was a part of a house. The stone foundations of the mills, as well as the raceways for the stream, were also clearly visible. The area can be accessed by driving down Roblin's Mills Road, at the junction of highways 49 and 35, and «u»not«/u» turning left onto Roblin's Lane.

      Philip is buried next to his wife in the tiny Roblin's Mills Cemetery (now on private land) near the site of the mills. [1, 6, 9]

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

    4. [S87] Gencircles.com Glen E. Carter, Glen E. Carter, (URL: http://www.gencircles.com/users/genesearcher/11).

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

    6. [S205] Pioneer life on the Bay of Quinte, including genealogies of old families and biographical sketches of representative citizens, (Toronto, Ontario: Ralph and Clark URL: http://www.ourroots.ca/e/toc.asp?id=3658).

    7. [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).

    8. [S139] Jerry Turner.

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

    10. [S647] Roblin Cemetery Transcription.


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