Studio shots, no. 157: Joseph S. and Lillie Boone Robinson.

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Joseph S. and Lillie Boone Robinson.


In the 1900 census of Old Fields township, Wilson County: blacksmith William Robinson, 29; wife Sissie, 27; and children Loomis, 7, Theodore, 6, Walter, 5, Mary N., George M., 2, and Joseph S., 10 months.

In the 1910 census of Old Fields township, Wilson County: farmer William R. Robinson, 40; wife Cicero, 36; and children Lunice, 17, Lucian T., 16, Walter L., 15, Naney M., 14, George M., 12, Joe S., 10, Pauline, 8, Levesta, 6, Thelma, 4, Olza B., 3, and Katie S., 1.

On 6 January 1919, J.S. Roberson, 20, married Minnie Finch, 16, in Wilson County.

In the 1920 census of Old Fields township, Wilson County: farmer Joe S. Robinson, 20; wife Minnie, 17; and daughter Jessie M., 8 months.

Minnie Roberson died 10 December 1922 in Old Fields township, Wilson County. Per her death certificate, she was born 15 July 1901 in Franklin County, N.C., to Noah Finch and Corann Finch of Nash County; and was married to J.S. Roberson.

In the 1928 Hill’s Wilson, N.C., city directory: Robinson Joseph S (c; Australie) h 205 1/2 Stantonsburg

In the 1930 census of Old Fields township, Wilson County: farm laborer Joe S. Robinson, 30; wife Arcate, 22; and children Retha, 4, and Walter, 3.

In the 1940 census of Middlesex township, Nash County: on North Elm Street, farmer Joe S. Robertson, 41; wife Australia B., 30; and children Jessie M., 20, Retha, 15, Walter, 14, Martha, 10, John, 5, Luther, 4, U. Cal, 1, and Justine, 2 months.

Joe Sidney Robinson registered for the World War II draft in 1941 in Nash County. Per his registration card, he was born 18 July 1900 in Wilson County; lived in Middlesex, Nash County; and worked for J.T. Alford, Middlesex.

Joe Sidney Robinson died 20 August 1961 at Mercy Hospital, Wilson. Per his death certificate, he was born 18 July 1899 in Wilson County to Bill Robinson and Sissie Earp; was married to Lillie M. Robinson; lived in Elm City; worked as a grocer; and was buried in New Vester cemetery.

Photo courtesy of user Neshele Godfrey.


  1. OMG! What a wonderful surprise, when I saw this photo of my Grandfather Lumus [ Loomis ] Brother Joseph. Thank You for your time in researching the History of Wilson. In some cases as this, You are giving us faces of Relatives. I look forward to all of your emails. Again Thank You. I also follow you on Instagram.

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