Courtesy of Jeremy Soldevilla - posted here April 5, 2017 - click photo to view larger size..
ELWOOD & ROBINSON STORE
Walton, Delaware County, New York
Many of my early relatives were Robinsons and Teeds from Walton, NY. My great grandmother, Hattie Wakeman, married Charles Robinson in Walton in 1861. Her father was Asahael Wakeman and her mother was Melora Ella Teed. In the late 1800's my grandmother, Josephine Robinson, moved to Nebraska with my great grandparents, Hattie and Charles Robinson. My grandmother was a genealogist and I have a broad collection of her information and some photos. My grandmother Josephine went to the University of Nebraska and married Romulo T. Soldevilla, a Philippine graduate student, who died 3 days before my father, his son, was born. -- Jeremy Soldevilla, April 5, 2017
If anyone recognizes the gentlemen at the market, please send info to Jeremy Soldevilla and also to Joyce Riedinger, Manager of this site.
If anyone knows any of these people, I am trying to collect information for my records and would love to make contact with someone in Walton who might be able to tell me more about that side of my family.
The following info on this family from http://www.dcnyhistory.org/books/brevie11.html
Biographical Review - 1895 The Leading Citizens of Delaware County, NY
GEORGE W. ROBINSON, a well known and enterprising dealer in every description of market vegetables, of the town of Walton, was born near this place, December 25, 1832, son of James and Elizabeth (Case) Robinson. John Robinson, father of James, was a native of Schoharie County, where he was one time engaged in the manufacture of wagons. He afterward moved to Walton, where he continued his business up to the time of his death. He left nine children: namely, Hiram, James, George W., William, Edward, Charles, Nancy M., Rebecca, and Delia. James Robinson was reared to agricultural pursuits. He married a daughter of Buel and Abigail Case; and at the time of his early death, which took place when he was but thirty years of age, he left the following family: George W., Lyman, and Jane. Mrs. Robinson died in 1863, at the home of the subject of this sketch. The father of Mrs. Robinson came from Connecticut, and settled as a farmer in this State.
George W. Robinson, being but six years old when his father died, spent his early years under the care of his grandfather. He attended the district school, and afterward managed the farm and took care of his grandparents until their death. He then exchanged that farm for another, and after living thereon for eighteen years, moved to his present location in 1887. Here he purchased a lot, upon which he errected a fine dwelling. His first business venture in Walton was in the ice business. Continuing at that for four years, he afterward went into the raising of market vegetables on a large scale, having an extensive trade.
Mr. Robinson was married December 30, 1856, to Miss Sarah J. Gray, a daughter of Charles and Sarah (Butler) Gray. Mrs. Robinson has the following brothers and sisters: Angelina, Marcus, Erastus, Eliphet, and George. The grandfather of Mrs. Robinson was one of the early settlers of Walton, coming here in 1808. He was a soldier of the Revolutionary period. Mr. and Mrs. Robinson have the following children: James A., who has two children: Charles, married to Miss Hattie Wakeman, has one child, Josephine, and is a carpenter residing in Walton: Ira, married to Harriett Berry, has one child--William: Herman, residing in Montana, engaged in business as a butcher; Addie, married to George E. Robinson; and Libbie, who is engaged as a dressmaker. Mr. Robinson is a member of Lodge No. 559, A. F. & A. M., of Walton, of which organization he has occupied the position of Trustee. He is a Republican in politics, and has been Assessor for twelve years. Mrs. Robinson is a member of the Methodist church. Mr. Robinson is a man commanding the utmost respect, not only in his business, but in his private life, and has shown himself to be worthy of the public confidence.