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Jesse Berryman
B: 21 Jan 1814 Butts Co, GA
D: 14 May 1871 Notasulga, Macon Co, AL
Buried Canaan Cemetery
Lee Co, AL

Married 14 Feb 1839 Chambers Co, AL

Martha Ann Carlisle
B: 1823 Cowetta Co, GA
D: 7 Jan 1896 Lee Co, AL
Buried Canaan Cemetery
Lee Co, AL
Daughter of William Whatley Carlisle & Elizabeth Evans



Jesse Berryman Robinson I and Martha Ann Carlisle Robinson
Pictures provided by Gene Phillips who is a descendant of JB and Martha Carlisle


Children
Name Born Died Married
William Whatley Carlisle (WC)

Children

Obit
27 Nov 1839
Chambers Co, AL
12 Dec 1912
Lee Co, AL
Georgia Ann Turner
B: 1841
D: 1904 AL
M: 9 Dec 1857
Chambers Co AL
Thomas Andrew Jackson

Children
3 Sep 1841
Chambers Co, AL
Bef 1891
GA
Martha (Mattie) Holstun
B: ???
D: ???
M: 22 Apr 1863
Meriwether Co GA
Clarissa Elizabeth

Children
5 Jan 1843
Chambers Co, AL
22 May 1875
Chambers Co, AL
Buried Canaan Cemetery
Lee Co, AL
Henry C. Melton
B: ???
D: 1875
M: 15 Oct 1863
Chambers Co, AL
Jesse Berryman II 14 Dec 1845
Chambers Co, AL
19 Aug 1922
Lee Co, AL
Buried Canaan Cemetery
Lee Co, AL
Helen Evelyn Cox
B: 29 Jul 1846
Notasulga, AL
D: 1 Oct 1921
Lee Co, AL
Buried Canaan Cemetery
Lee Co, AL
M: 27 Feb 1871
Notasulga, AL
Malinda Christian

Children
17 Jul 1847
Chambers Co, AL
Bef 1891
???
Eden Phillips
B: ???
D: ???
M: 15 Oct 1863
Chambers Co, Al
Sarah Van Douzen
(Dousie)
26 May 1849
Chambers Co, AL
23 Feb 1927
AL
Buried Canaan Cemetery
Lee County, Al
Joseph W. Burke
B: 6 Mar 1843
D: 24 Nov 1913
Buried Canaan Cemetery
Lee Co, AL
M: 25 Mar 1872
Macon Co AL
George Franklin 30 Apr 1852
Chambers Co, AL
7 Aug 1881
TN
Buried Canaan Cemetery
Lee Co, AL
Never Married
Martha Jane
(Mattie)

Children
11 May 1854
Chambers Co, AL
23 Mar 1899
Lee Co, AL
Buried Canaan Cemetery
Lee Co, AL
John N. R. Burke
B: 17 Dec 1838
D: 13 Apr 1919
Buried Canaan Cemetery
Lee Co, AL
M: Jun 1872
Lee Co AL
Mary Emma (Mollie) 7 Mar 1856
Chambers Co, AL
7 May 1915
Lee Co, AL
Never Married
Lucy Matilda

Children
10 Feb 1859
Chambers Co, AL
29 Dec 1938
Buried Canaan Cemetery
Lee Co, AL
Winston Anthony Gross
B: 1855
D: 1890
Buried Canaan Cemetery
Lee Co, AL
M: ???
Ammarillas Flora
(Rilla)

Children
26 Feb 1862
Chambers Co, AL
23 Feb 1940
Berkeley, CA
Charles Stevens
B: 1857 AL
D: 1934 CA
M: 1880 AL


Jesse Berryman Robinson I was born in Georgia and moved with his father Thomas Robinson Jr to Chambers Co, AL sometime between 1836 and 1838. He is listed on the census of 1838 in Wickerville, Chambers Co, AL along with his father Thomas, his older brother Thomas and Casper Amos.

Note: Wickerville was one of the largest of the early settlements in Chambers Co, AL. The town was named for John Wicker and in the winter of 1838 boasted nearly 2000 in population. Today Wickerville is know by the name of Denson and is about 4 miles south of Fredonia.

He was living next door to his father in the 1840 Census of Chambers Co. He married Martha Ann Carlisle in Chambers Co on Feb 14th, 1839. Rev. Moses Gunn was the preacher and the ceremony was conducted at the Carlisle home in Milltown.

Creek Indian Wars 1836 USA Flag   He served as First Sergeant in Capt Moses Gunn's Company, Webb's Battalion, Alabama Militia in the Creek Indian War of 1836. He enlisted at Ft. Henderson on June 2d, 1836 and mustered out at LaFayette, AL on Sept 1st, 1836. He is described in his wife's military pension application as 6 feet 1 inch tall, blue eyes, auburn hair and red complexion and a farmer born in Jackson, Butts Co, GA.

He lived in LaFayette, Chambers Co, AL until about 1840 and then moved within the county to Milltown, where he farmed and established a grist and cotton mill.

The following narrative on Jesse Berryman is from a personal note of his daughter-in-law, Helen Cox Robinson:


Confederate Flag   "During the War between the States, he was made Captain of the Home Guard at Milltown. My husband, Jesse B. Robinson II was home for a time from the War. He and his father gathered up all the old men and young boys to drill them for the Home Guard and to gather food and supplies for the men and horses stationed at West Point, GA. After gathering these supplies, Captain Robinson took them to West Point, GA., to General Robert C. Tyler. He was at the fall of West Point when General Taylor was killed on Easter Sunday, April 16, 1865. Although many Home Guard units fought with the regular troops in the last chaotic days of the war, records of their service were not kept."

He was financially hurt by the Civil War, losing crops, slaves and horses. Since he was unable to hire field hands in Chambers Co, he sold his farm and mills. He purchased land in the Montgomery River Valley of Elmore Co, AL., adjacent to Montgomery, where freed slaves were congregating. Not being accustomed to directly running his farms, as he had used overseers, and because of the flooding of his fields by the adjacent river, he gave up after three years. He moved to Notasulga, AL buying the Trammell farm next to his son Jesse Berryman II, where he soon died a "broken hearted and despondent man". His will was probated in Macon Co, AL.

Will of Jesse Berry Robinson 1st:

Know all men by these presents that I, Jesse B. Robinson of the Town of Mill Town, in the County of chambers and State of Alabama, considering the uncertainty of this life, and being of sound mind and memory, do make, declare, and publish this my last will and testament.

First, It is my will and desire that all my just debts should be paid as soon as possible, or as soon as the nature and circumstances of my estate may admit.

Second, I give and bequeath to my beloved wife, Martha Ann Robinson, all my estate both real, personal or mixed, of which I Shall die, seized, and possessed, or to which I shall be entitled at the time of my decease; Subject to this qualification that She Shall control, manage and dispose of my estate, collect up my assets and pay off my debts in the same manner and with a view to the interest of my estate as though I should be alive and doing the same for myself; Keeping my estate together so far as prudence and her good judgment may dictate without a division of the same among my children except as hereinafter directed.

Third, It is my will and desire that my children before they marry or become of age shall be maintained, supported and educated by my said wife, out of my estate according to the condition of my said estate.

Fourth, It is my will and desire that as my children shall become of age or shall marry that a portion of my estate shall be given to each by my said wife as she may see fit, so as to make each one as equal as possible; My said wife reserving to herself, however, such a portion of my estate as will be sufficient to support and maintain her during her natural life, and after her death then her portion to be equally divided among my said children. Should however My said wife die before all of my children, they shall receive any portion of my estate then it is My will and desire and I so direct, that those who have not received any, shall be made equal to those who may have so received and then the remainder left, if any, Shall be equally divided among all my said children. And in making this distribution among my children, the amount of property which I have given off to my son William, W. C. Robinson, who is married, Shall be considered as a part of his portion of My estate, that is to say. He is to be made equal to the balance should they receive more than him, but if not then he is to receive no more than what he has already.

Fifth, I do nominate and appoint Martha Ann Robinson to be executrix of this my last will and testament.

In testimony whereof I have to this my last will and testament subscribed my name and set my seal this the fifteenth day of November in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty two.

(signed) J. B. Robinson (Seal)

Signed, Sealed, declared and published by the said Jesse B. Robinson, as and for ths last will and testament in presence of us who at his request and in his presence and in the presence of each other have subscribed our names as witnessed hereto.

W. R. Lovelace
M. B. Taylor
William Grazze

Note: This will was found attached to the pension application of widow Martha Ann Robinson for her husband's service in the Creek Indian War of 1836.