Anyway, yesterday morning I finally got around to activating my subscription to Ancestry.com. A few months ago, I purchased a copy of their Family Tree Maker 2011 software, and it came with 3 free months of full access to their site. There are a lot of things they have in their database that you can't find elsewhere, and it is helping me to uncover more bits of information about my various family lines.
Here are just a few highlights of what I've uncovered so far.
New information has already cropped up concerning my Robinson line. It turns out that William V. Robinson was a Civil War Veteran. He signed up as a Private with the New Jersey 6th Infantry Regiment, and ended up as a Sergeant with the 8th. I also found his death record, stating he died on 28 July 1910.
Joseph B. Robinson, as it turns out, was a house painter in Camden, New Jersey, until his untimely death on 18 March 1918. He died of Tuberculosis. I'd been unaware of this information, as Joseph ran off on his wife and daughter about 20 years earlier. Joseph's older sister, Mary J. Robinson, also died of TB on 10 December 1904.