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Rev. James Ernest Robinson

Hello AfriGeneas Family - I need your help/guidance once again. I've posted here in the past about my x2 great-grandfather, Rev. T.M. Robinson who had a mega congregation in Macon, Georgia. He died in 1895 and his widow, Louisa sued Metropolitan Life Insurance Co, because they refused to pay her the death benefit. She lost.

Anyway, the couple had two sons, John Emanuel Robinson and James Ernest Robinson - both men became baptist minsters. I have trailed John E. to his resting place in New Jersey, but his brother James Ernest is another story even though he was the more prominent of the two. He's name is mentioned in several NY newspapers over the years.
From about 1910 - 1917 James Ernest Robinson he was the pastor at The First Baptist Church of Sheepshead Bay in Brooklyn, NY.
(From newspaper articles it seems his brother John E. Robinson was also a pastor there too)
In 1917, James Ernest Robinson founded Zion Baptist Church in Sheepshead Bay - that church still exists but it is now on Washington Avenue in Brooklyn.

James Ernest Robinson is mentioned in the 9/7/1936 Daily News Article about missing woman named Mrs. Mary Goins (see attached) where they have him living at 163 Lefferts Place in Brooklyn.
In 1936 he should have been in his late 50's or early 60's.

That's the last sighting I have of him.

I'm thanking you advance for your help.

Best,
Bernice

I've not been able to find hide nor hair of him after this article.


18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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