Above is a photograph that was taken in about 1906/8 of Thomas Nothard born in Spaldington in 1855 and Sarah Ann Nothard nee Bramley with eleven of their twelve living children, their first child, John dying at the age of nine in 1887. The child that is missing is thought to have been the eldest, William, who by this time had married Mary Leatherstone. It is known that the smallest child standing in front of his father is Edgar, and the next youngest son, standing between mother and father is Harold. The three eldest sons were Leonard, Samuel and Fred, with Elizabeth Ann standing in the middle at the back and the other daughters being: Clara, Ruth, Nora, Kate and Bertha.
The photograph on the left is of John C Robinson and Elizabeth Robinson (previously Nothard). Elizabeth was married to George Day Nothard who was born in Adlingfleet, Yorkshire, in 1813. I have not yet come across the actual marriage record but they are shown on the 1860 census for Leroy Township in Ohio living with a Jason and Deborah Manley, most likely to be her parents, and also their four year old son, Frank. At this time they were living on the next property to Samuel and Ann (Fowler).
In April 1862 George died, and Elizabeth went on to marry John C Robinson on the 2nd November 1863 in Leroy, Lake Co. In 1866 Elizabeth also died and was buried alongside her previous husband George in the Northeast Leroy (Clague Farm) Cemetery. Also buried in the same cemetery are Jason and Deborah Manley.
I have kindly been given permission by Rita Ann Robinson (Mrs. Donald W. Davis) to display this photo which has been restored by Jim Stout who has made an excellent job of repairing the
damage and producing a very clear image.
For other photo's of the Robinson Family you can go here