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Collard Robinson Scott

Obituary of Jesse Alexander Robinson, Houston, Texas.

The following was taken from a tribute by an old friend: "With the passing of Jesse Alexander Robinson at his home in Houston, on May 6, 1920, Texas mourns the loss of a son of the old school of Southern chivalry.

"The Robinsons were of sturdy Scotch-Irish ancestry and were among the early settlers of this country. William Robinson, a grandsire, was a Methodist preacher was one of the heroes of San Jacinto. His son, Jesse A. Robinson, was born at Huntsville, Tex., Walker County, on February 4, 1840, and was in the full flower of vigorous young manhood when the war between the States was declared. It was natural for him, the blood of heroes in his veins, to be among the forst to offer his life on the alter of the South. Bold, daring, brave, he served the four years of war and had two horses shot under him, but came out unscathed.

"In 1867 Jesse Robinson was married to Miss Collard, of equally heroic lineage, a woman of rare grace and charm and Christian character. Five children came of this union-a daughter and four sons.

For twenty-three years he had lived in Houston in happy association with his children and grandchildren, retaining to the last his genial disposition and smiling optimism, confirming daily his character of a true Christian gentleman."

Another veteran friend and companion in arms, Maj. C. R. Scott, of Montgomery, says of him: "In the death of Jesse Alexander Robinson that rapidly thinning gray line of Confederate veterans lost a gallant comrade and Texas lost a good law-abiding citizen. He was mustered into the Confederate army at San Antonio in October, 1861, as a private in Captain Fisher's company, G, 7th Texas Mounted Volunteers, and with his strict attention to duty and obedience to orders Comrade Robinson emerged from the war a lieutenant of his company."

SOURCE: Confederate Veteran Magazine, October, 1920.

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