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Mildred Robinson, born abt 1826
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Mary Lee Brady, Ph.D.

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Tyler Perry, writer of stories about the make-believe "Madea" likely has never seen a script about real Black feminists like Mildred Robinson who not only was born in slavery, escaped to be free and experienced loss of a worthy husband but also organized and operated a rooming house for "the least of us." 

For at least two generations born after the Civil War, African-American youth were utterly dependent upon extended families more often than not spread across several states.  Women like Mildred were the salvation of a race struggling to be hold, with men dying unexpectedly in the struggles for life and living free. Her story is yet to be written about tribulations and triumph in the City of Brotherly Love for Sarah Lawrence College and other bastions for training writers about matters that ought to matter.  Mildred Robinson was not only the grandmother of Sarah Robinson and great grandmother of Lewis Robinson Marshall Martin, ... but also the grandmother of Albumis who apparently was a favorite cousin to Lewis who named his son "Album" in his memory.

Mildred Robinson
Home in 1900:Philadelphia Ward 27, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Age:73
Birth Date:Nov 1826
Birthplace:Virginia
Race:Black
Gender:Female
Relationship to Head of House:Head
Father's Birthplace:Virginia
Mother's Birthplace:Virginia
Mother: number of living children:5
Mother: How many children:6
Marital Status:Widowed
Occupation:View on Image
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 Household Members:
NameAge
Mildred Robinson73
Samuel Robinson31
Albumis Robinson19
Rebecca Robinson25
Sarah Robinson20
Martha Robinson18
Mary Winslow18
Annie Winslow22
Eva Winslow20
Rosa Ross21
 
 
Household Record 1880 United States Census
  
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 Household:
 Name RelationMarital StatusGenderRaceAgeBirthplaceOccupationFather's BirthplaceMother's Birthplace
 Thomas STEWART  Self  M  Male  B  31  VA  Works On Farm  VA  VA 
 Wm. T. STEWART  Son  S  Male  B  12  VA  Works On Farm  VA  VA 
 Watson L. STEWART  Son  S  Male  B  9  VA    VA  VA 
 Henry C. STEWART  Son  S  Male  B  7  VA    VA  VA 
 Elizabeth STEWART  Dau  S  Female  B  6  VA    VA  VA 
 Mildred ROBINSON  Mother  W  Female  B  54  VA  At Home  VA  VA 

Source Information:
 Census PlaceSouth River, Augusta, Virginia
 Family History Library Film  1255354
 NA Film Number  T9-1354
 Page Number  303B      

 

 

 

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