Scott County Journal, Scottsburg, IN, Thursday March 28, 1946

James Robbins and Cora Coleman

Scott County Journal, Scottsburg, Indiana, Thursday March 28, 1946: JAMES E. ROBBINS DIES

James E. Robbins age 74 died at his home on South Main Street Scottsburg at 4 o'clock Monday afternoon following a cerebral hemorrhage.

He was the son of John and Sara Chasteen Robbins and lived practically all his life in Scott County.

Mr. Robbins was employed as fireman at the old I & L Traction Co. powerhouse on Iola lake for several years and had farmed for a number of years before his death.

In addition to his wife, Mrs. Cora J. Robbins, he leaves to mourn his death daughters, Mrs. Gertrude Grubbs, Terre Haute, Mrs. Alma Garard, Scottsburg, Mrs. Celissa Dilk, Cincinnati, and Mrs. Georgie Windisch, Indianapolis and a brother Oscar Robbins of Monticello, Ind.

The Rev. Julian T. Pipkin conducted the funeral services at 2:30 Wednesday afternoon at the Stewart Memorial home, with burial in Scottsburg cemetery.

In searching for my grandfather's parents, I knew that his mother was Sarah Ellen Chasteen, but I did not know his father's name. The obituary above gave his father's name as John. The only marriage records that I could find were Theodore Robbins and Sarah E. Chasteen 1 Feb 1871 also John Robbins and Sarah Chasteen 9 May 1864. A notation in the Scottsburg Cemetery Record 1989, states that Mrs. John A, Lizenby is the mother of Jeptha D. Robbins. Sarah Ellen married John A. Lizenby after the death of her first Husband Theodore. Therefore I believe either Theodore's other name may have been John or the obituary simply gave the father's name as John because Sarah Ellen's last husband was John S. Lizenby.