Oddenino Family History
Robinson & Waring
Louise Cash Oddenino's paternal great-grandmother was Sara Jane Robinson, who was born in 1832 and who was the wife of John Richards and mother of Susan Ann Richards.

 

Here is the pedigree chart of Sara Jane Robinson:

 

After Jane Robinson Richards' death she was buried at the Oak Park Methodist Church in Madison County, Virginia. Her tombstone reads as follows:

In Memory of My Mother-in-law Jane Richards Died Nov. 1, 1896 Age 4 yrs. Died trusting in her Savior. Erected by J.B. Cash.

John Richards predeceased his wife Jane Robinson who then lived with John B. Cash, her son-in-law.

 

From the book Marriages of Orange County, Virginia 1757-1880 by Therese A. Fisher, we find the record of Thomas Robinson's 1827 marriage to Elizabeth Saunders, daughter of John Saunders:

 

Again, with the assistance of the American History Company and genealogist extraordinaire, Therese Fisher, we learned a little about the Robinson family:

 

Here is a family group sheet for Jane Robinson's 2X great-grandfather, Henry Robinson and his wife, Molly Waring:

 

Here is an excerpt from the Virginia Colonial Abstracts, 7th Collection, volume 27, p. 35 regarding certain slaves of Henry Robinson and Molly Waring:

 

From the Library of Virginia we read the following history of John Robinson, Jr., brother of Henry Robinson (who was married to Molly Waring):

John Robinson, Jr. (1705–1766) was the most skillful and powerful Virginia-born political leader of the colonial period. He served as Speaker of the House of Burgesses and treasurer of the colony from 1738 to 1766. A master of parliamentary procedure and a dominating personality, he presided over the House of Burgesses during the period it attained its greatest influence. It was said that not even the House of Commons in London exceeded the decorum of the burgesses when Robinson presided. Making maximum use of the authority of the presiding officer and as the most brilliant member of the assembly, he nearly always prevailed when controversial measures were being debated in the House. Robinson augmented his political power by illegally lending public money to many of Virginia's leading politicians, placing them under his influence and creating the largest public scandal in colonial Virginia.

John Robinson, Jr.:

 

An interesting historical point regarding John Robinson, Jr. is that he was the Speaker of the House of Burgesses when Patrick Henry first became a member of that august body in 1765 and promoted the Stamp Act Resolves which electrified colonial sentiment against this British legislation. Even the powerful John Robinson, Jr. was unable to rein in the young Patrick Henry's political maneuverings regarding these resolves. For more on this history, click on this link to the Colonial Williamsburg site.

 

The father of Henry Robinson and John Robinson, Jr. was John Robinson another prominent early Virginian who was associated with the Royal Lt. Governor Alexander Spotswood.  For more on this history take a look at portions of the book Forgotten Companions:

 

Here is a family group sheet for Jane Robinson's 2X great-grandfather, John Robinson, father of Henry Robinson:

 

While we don't yet have a family group sheet for Jane Robinson's grandfather, John Robinson, we do have a copy of his will:

 

Here is the pedigree chart for Molly Waring, great-grandmother of Sara Jane Robinson:

 

Here is a family group sheet for Jane Robinson's 2X great-grandfather, Thomas Waring, father of Molly Waring:

 

Here is an excerpt from a book with some interesting facts on Thomas Waring the emigrant from England to Virginia:

 

Here is a family group sheet for Jane Robinson's father, Thomas Robinson:

 

Here is a family group sheet for Jane Robinson's father, Thomas Robinson and his first wife, Nancy Roach:

 

Here is a copy of the will of Thomas Robinson, father of Jane Robinson: