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The family arrived in Knox County, Illinois,
early in the Spring of 1850, and lived on a farm
south of Galeshurg till the year 1851, when
they removed to Rio Township, where sonic
members of the family still reside. His niothei
died in 1S53, and his father died in Galeshurg,
aged eighty-seven years. Mr. John Robson was
a thoroughly trained English farmer, and reared
his children in the most practical manner; he
lived a retired life; politically he was a repub-
lican.

Mr. Robson remained in Galeshurg several
years, where he learned the building trade. He
was first married In April. 1857, to Miss Jane
Goff, daughter of Mr. Louis Goff, who was one
of the early settlers of Knox County, and held
the office of Justice of the Peace in Rio Town-
ship for many years. There are two children,
born of this marri-jge, Cora Alice and John L.;
John L. married Miss Jessie Murdock, of Gales-
hurg, and resides in Omaha, Nebraska. Mrs.
Robson died in 1867.

In November. 1871, Mr. Robson was married
to Miss Elizabeth Gordon, daughter of Mr. Peter
Gordon, of Copley Township, who, although yet
living (1899), was one of the early settlers, and
became one of the largest land owners and most
influential farmers of the county. Of this mar-
riage three children were born: Gonloii, who
died in Octob



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