Alanson Robinson

b. circa 1816, d. 21 May 1870
  • Alanson Robinson was born circa 1816 in New York.
  • He married Zillah Townsend say 1837.
  • Alanson Robinson and Zillah Townsend appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1860 in Buffalo, Erie County, New York. Other members of the household included Mary Robinson and Colburn P. Robinson.
  • He was a broker, according to the 1860 census.
  • Alanson Robinson died on 21 May 1870 in New York.
  • His wife Zillah Townsend became a widow at his death.
  • The following appeared on 25 May 1870 in The Sun: Alanson Robinson, Esq., for some years one of the leading men in financial and railroad circles of New York, died in that city on Saturday evening, in the 54th year of his age, after a brief illness. At the time of his demise he was a director in the Chicago and Northwestern and the Lake Shore Railway Companies. He was the founder of the banking and stockbrokerage firm of Robinson, Cox & Co.
  • Last Edited: 28 Aug 2009

Family: Zillah Townsend b. circa 1818