“ROBINSON, WILLIAM, planter, was born February 8, 1799, in North Carolina, and died at Lowndesboro, in 1882; son of Todd and Martha Robinson; and brother of Cornelius Robinson (q.v.). He came to Alabama with his parents in 1817, and settled in Autauga County. He received a liberal education, and after his marriage settled in Lowndes County, on the river, and engaged in planting. He was a member of the Protestant Methodist church.
Married : on April 15, 1825, to Eliza J. Ware, a native of Georgia, and a sister of D. Robert J. Ware, at one time a resident of Montgomery, and a member of the legislature.
Children: 1. Robert Todd, b. March 15, 1826, d. about 1870; 2. Henry W., of Texas; 3. William, captain of a Texas regiment in the C.S. Army, killed in the battle of the Wilderness; 4. Gilbert M., served in the Third Alabama infantry of the C.S. Army, deceased; 5. Cornelius, captain in the Third Alabama infantry throughout the War of Secession, deceased; 6. James R., d. when a young man; 7. Charles, d. young; 8. Martha J., deceased; 9. Todd, d. young; 10. Mary E., m. Capt. Thomas Brown; 11. Kittie A., deceased; 12. Eli W., b. in 1849, merchant and planter in Lowndesboro, m. Juliet Isadora McCain, daughter of William and Bettie McCain, natives of Montgomery County, the former was in the Tennessee army during the War of Succession.
Last residence: Lowndesboro.”
Source: History of Alabama and Dictionary of Alabama Biography, Vol. 4, by Thomas McAdory Owen and Marie Bankhead Owen, The S.J. Clarke Publishing Co., Chicago, 1921, page 1453