Bio: Robbins, E. Wheeler (1881)


Surnames: Robbins, Pond

----Source: History of Northern Wisconsin (Eau Claire County, Wis.) 1881, pages 344-345

E. WHEELER ROBBINS, Washington Township, was born in the town of Lenox, Madison Co., N. Y., Feb. 24, 1821, and at the age of five moved with his parents to Lee, Oneida Co., N. Y. In 1845, he came to Fond du Lac, and a year later to Green Lake. In 1854, located on Sec. 27, Township 27, Range 9, in Washington (now Eau Claire) County, where he has since engaged in farming. In 1877, he became interested in the Eau Claire Woolen Mill, which is located on Sec. 27, in the town of Washington; is a one-set mill, doing mostly custom work; manufactures cassimeres, flannels and yarns, and employs ten men. The mill chiefly supplies the home market. He was married in the town of Sugar Grove, Warren Co., Pa., in January, 1846, to Laura Pond, who was born in Oneida Co., N.Y. They have two children, Hubbard T. and Martha E. (now Mrs. Stoddard Field, of Osseo, Trempealeau Co.) Mr. Robbins was a member of the first Town Board in his town, serving several years in that capacity; was Assessor in the town of Eau Claire one term, and in the town of Washington two years; was Side Supervisor several times, and Superintendent of the County Poor for three years, in the early days of the county. The first deed recorded in the county was made to Mr. Robbins, and recorded by him. He is a member of the A. F. & A. M. and of the Good Templars.



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