Lucius  ROBINSON was born in Derby, April 5, 1853, the oldest son of George Robinson. George Robinson was born at Tolland, Conn., in January, 1794, and removed with his father to Holland, Vt., at an early date, and subsequently located in Derby. He married Harriet Stewart, daughter of Maj. Rufus Stewart, of Derby, and reared three children, Lucius, George S., and Charles. 

          Lucius was educated at the Derby Acadamy, and spent his youth and early manhood on the home farm, teaching a few terms in the district schools during the winter months, and later speculating in cattle and produce. In 1858 he came to Newport, and from that time until his death was prominently connected with its farming, mercantile, hotel, banking, navigation and railroad interests. During his later years, however, his larger schemes were devoted to hotels, coach lines and railroad enterprises in other states. 

          At the time of his death be was president of the National Bank of Newport, a director of the National Bank of Derby Line and of the Connecticut & Passumpsic Rivers Railroad Co., and vice-president of the South Eastern Railway Co., while from 1876 to 1879, he was proprietor of the Memphremagog House. He was also largely entrusted with the settlement of the estates of deceased persons and bankrupt estates, which with the town offices almost yearly bestowed upon him, entailed an immense amount of labor and care and it was doubtless overwork and, consequent inattention to health that brought on the disease that resulted in his death, June 8, 1882. Mr. Robinson was a Democrat in politics, and was sent as a delegate to the National Democratic convention held at New York in 1868, was a member of the Charleston convention in 1860, represented the town during that year, and held various other offices. Mrs. Robinson, (Lucy Kendall,) daughter of Jerreb Kendall, of Passumpsic,Vt., is still living, making her home at the Memphremagog House. They were married November 22, 1848, and had two sons, both of whom died in 1857. George S. Robinson, the only surviving brother of Lucius, is a popular lawyer of Sycamore, Ill. 

Source: Gazetteer of Lamoille and Orleans Counties, VT; 1883-1884, by Hamilton Child, July, 1883, page 288-44. 

Additional information available from Tom Dunn who provided this photo and biographical sketch.