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James Winn Robards.

3c.  James Winn Robards was the third son of Capt. Lewis Robards (of Revolutionary fame).  James W. Robards married Miss Rachel Shain, a daughter of William Shain, owner of the salt wells

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in Bullitt county, Kentucky.  They moved to Louisville and lived there all their lives and raised a large family.  James W. Robords died in Louisville in 1853.  His wife, Rachel Robards, died in Louisville in 1887.  To them were born seven children, four boys and three girls, namely:  1 Spuire S., 2 Lewis, 3 Jacyntha, 4 Mary T., 5 James M., 6 Franklin E., and 7 Davidanna.

1.  Squire S. Robards, born January 19, 1825.  Married twice.  First wife was Miss Martha Johnson of New Albany, Indiana.  She died in 1852.  Had two children, Maria and James Winn Robards, Jr.  In 1863 he married Elizabeth Bache of Louisville, Kentucky, a descendant of Benjamin Franklin.   They had four children as follows:  Jacyntha, Rachel, Estella and MarshallSquire s. Robards was captain of Fourth Kentucky Calvary (sic), Company C., during Civil war.  Was in Mexican war also.

2o.  Lewis Robards, Jr., born in Louisville in 1825.  Married Kathrine Grable of Louisville, and had the following children, viz.: Lewis Monroe, Lelal, George and Robert.  This is Capt. Lewis Robards of the fire department of Louisville, as noted in another place.  He was a soldier in the Mexican and Civil wars.  He died in 1891 at Louisville, and his wife, Kathrine (Grable) Robards, died in 1894 at Louisville.

3.  Jacyntha Robards, born in Louisville, August 28, 1827.  Married twice.  First husband was William Rousseau, a brother of General Lovell H. Rousseau.  Second husband was Pat. Campion of Louisville.  He died in 1895.  She died in 1889 and had no children.

4.  Mary T. Robards, born in Loisville in 1839.

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Married George Fletcher of Baltimore, Maryland.  Both deceased.  They had six children, namely, Robert, Frank, Fannie, Captola, George and Harvey.

5o. James Mortimer Robards married Elizabeth McKanna of Newhaven, Kentucky, and to them were born the following children, viz.:  1 Franklin, 2 Peter, 3 Anna, 4 Elizabeth, 5 James F., 6 John, 7 Margaret, 8 Thomas L., 9 William E., and 10 Mary Ann.

6x.  Franklin E. Robards, born in Louisville, June 11, 1844.  Served in the Civil war, First Sergeant Fourth Kentucky Cavalry, Company E.  After the war he married Miss Ella M. Highfield of Newcastle, Kentucky, on December 22, 1869.  Had two children, Etta B. and Arthur F., both deceased.  Franklin E. Robards died in 1900, and his wife, Mrs. Ella M. Robards, lives in Louisville, Kentucky.

7.  Davidanna Robards, born in Louisville, Kentucky, December 14, 1848.  Married Peter Highfield of Newcastle, Kentucky, in 1885.  Had one child, AnnaDavidanna (Robards) Highfield is the only one of the old family living.


Franklin E. RoBards Family

6x.  Franklin E. Robards, son of James Winn Robards, was born June 11, 1844, in Louisville, Kentucky.  Died July 28, 1900, in Louisville.  Miss Ella M. Highfield, born in Bourbon county, Kentucky, October 27, 1850.  Franklin E. Robards served in the Civil war as Sergeant Fourth Kentucky Cavalry, Company E.  After the war he married Miss Ella M. Highfield of Newcastle, Kentucky, December 22, 1869.  Had five children, all dying in infancy but two, Etta Band and Arthur F.

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1.  Etta Band Robards, born in Louisville, Kentucky, December 12, 1871.  Died January 6, 1894, in Louisville.  She was married to Frank B. Hillerich, June 28, 1893.  To them two children were born, Elmo Band and Virginia R. aged respectively fifteen and seven years.

2.  Arthur F. Robards, born January 3, 1875.  Was an architect by trade.  He was drowned in the Ohio river at Louisville while bathing September 14, 1903.  Was unmarried.

6x.  Franklin E. Robards was a carpenter by trade and in politics was a Republican.
(By Mrs. Ella M. Robards, Louisville, Ky.)


The Courier-Journal of Louisville, January 27, 1891, says of him (Capt. Lewis Robards, Jr.):

Incident in "Old Hickory's" career recalled by 2o. Capt. Robards, Jr., death.  His ancestor, the man from whom Andrew Jackson took his youthful wife.

The funeral of Capt. Lewis Robards, Jr., took place from the Broadway Baptist church at 1:30 o'clock yesterday afternoon.  The remains were attended by his Grand Army comrades and Clay Lodge No. 1, Knights of Pythias, of which he was a charter member and therefore one of the oldest members of that order in the city.  Capt. Robards belonged to a notable Kentucky family, whose ancestors came from Wales and settled in Goochland county, Virginia, and one of his ancestors, his grandfather, also Captain Lewis Robards, was intimately connected with a romantic incident in the history of no less a personage than Gen. Andrew Jackson, before he became president of the United States.  In fact the Capt. Lewis Robards of the olden time was

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1the husband of the fair Rachael Donaldson whom "Old Hickory," then a young man twenty-four years of age, first stole away and afterward married.  Racheal was childess.  She died after Jackson's electon to the presidency but before his inauguration.  It is written that he was extremely sensitive in regard to her, loving her devotedly, and fought for her good name.  It was for speaking of her that he fought his celebrated duel with Dickenson, the young lawyer, and killed him, an act which he is said to have regretted to his dying day.

Capt. Lewis Robards, Sr., was the grandfather of the estimable man (Capt. Lewis Robards, Jr.) who was buried ysterday (January 26, 1891).  Was born in Louisville, November 6, 1825, married on September 24, 1848, Miss Cathrine E. Grable, daughter of Mrs. Rebecca Grable.  The funeral was held in the Baptist church, which once stood at the corner of Fifth and Green streets.

Capt. Lewis Robards, Jr., was, in addition to being a veteran of the Mexican war, a veteran of the the late war.  He was also a member of the old volunteer fire department, belonging to Hope Company No. 4.  After the introduction of the steam engine he drove the No. 2 hook and ladder truck for a number of years.  His death removes an upright man and a good citizen.


James Winn RoBards Family2

3c.  James Winn Robards, the third son of Capt. Lewis Robards, was born in Bullitt county, Kentucky.  Married Miss Rachel Shain, a daughter of William Shain, owner of the salt wells in Bullitt county.  They moved to Louisville and lived there



1The first two lines of this page made no sense and were obviously transposed by the typographer; I have switched them back.
2The information under this heading is essentially a repeat of the information under the same heading as given on pp. 33-34, above.
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all their lives and raised a large family.  James Winn Robards died in Louisville in 1853.  Rachel, his wife, died in Louisville in 1887.  To them were born seven children, four boys and three girls, namely:  1 Squire S., born January 19, 1823; 2 Lewis, born November 6, 1825; 3 Jacyntha, born in Louisville, August 28, 1827; 4 Mary T., born in Louisville in 1830; 5o James Mortimer, born February 5, 1841; 6 Franklin E., born in Louisville, June 11, 1844; 7 Davidanna, born in Louisville, December 14, 1848.


Squire S. RoBards Family

1.  Squire S. Robards, born January 19, 1823.  Married twice.  First wife was Miss Martha Johnson of New Albany, Indiana.  They had two children, Maria, born August 31, 1848.  Unmarried and lives in Louisville.  James Winn born in Louisville, November 25, 1846.  Unmarried and was killed by the cars in St. Louis, Missouri, January, 1878, while working as brakeman.

Squire S. Robard's first wife died in 1852.  In 1853 he married Elizabeth Bache of Louisville, a descendant of Benjamin Franklin.  They had four children:  1 Jacyntha, born in Louisville, December 14, 1853.  Married first husband, Lewis Vaughn.  Had two children, George and Estella.  Second husband, _____ McCarty.  Had no children.  This family lives in Jeffersonville, Indiana.  2. Rachel, born in Henryville, Indiana, May 20, 1859.  Married Wiley Christy.  Have three chidren, Maud, Willie and Wiley.  This family lives in Jeffersonville, Indiana 3. Estella, born in Henryville, Indiana, March 19, 1861.  Married Thomas McCarty.  Have three children, Edwin, Etley and Lellah.  This fam-

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Lewis Robards Family

2o.  Lewis Robards, second son of James Winn Robards, was born in Louisville, Kentucky, November 6, 1825.  Married Catherine E. Grable of Louisville, September 24, 1848.  Had four children, viz.:  1a Lewis Monroe, married Catharyn Shepherd Moore of Pennsylvania.  2 Lelal, unmarried.  3 George, married Josephine Volker in 1878.  Had three children, viz.: Josie, John and Nancy.  4 Robert, married Nancy Canfield in 1875.  (This is Capt. Lewis Robards of the fire department of Louisville, as noted on another page [36, above].)


Lewis Monroe Robards Family

1a. Lewis Monroe Robards, born in 1849.  Married Catharyn Shepard Moore of Pennsylvania, 1871.  To them were born four children:  1 Marion Addison, born in Louisville, Kentucky, August 21, 1873; 2 Bertha O.; born in Louisville, Kentucky, December 2, 1875; 3 Lelah, born in Louisville, Kentucky, July 7, 1876; 4 Julien Dudley, born in Louisville, Kentucky, 1878, died unmarried, aged twenty-six years. 

1.  Marion Addison Robards, born in Louisville, Kentucky, August 21, 1873.  Married, July 10, 1897,
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to Carrie Spears.  Divorced July 11, 1907.  Had three children, namely:  1 Marion Robert, born July 16, 1899; 2 William Jennings Baird, born November 16, 1901; 3 Donovan Addison, born February 4, 1902.  His second marriage was to Miss Bertha Adelaide Stewart of Toronto, Canada, August 15, 1908.  He lives in Louisville, Kentucky, and was a candidate for alderman on the Democratic ticket in the city election of 1909.

2.  Bertha O. Robards, born December 2, 1875.  Married to Algernon D. Forsyth, October 25, 1899.  They were both born and married in Louisville, Kentucky.  Have two children, Mary Katherine, born November 18, 1902; Darwin Monroe, born September 18, 1906.  They live in Ashland, Kentucky.

3.  Lelah Robards, born in Louisville, Kentucky, July 7, 1876.  Robert Sterling Grable, born in St. Louis, Missouri, September 8, 1871.  They were married February 12, 1894, and live in St. Louis, Missouri.  Have no children.

4.  Julian Dudley Robards, born 1878, died, unmarried, aged twenty-six years.

James Mortimer Robards Family

5o.  James Mortimer Robards, son of James Winn Robards, born February , 1841, in Louisville, Kentucky.  Married Elizabeth McCanna of Newcastle, Kentucky, in 1862.  To this union were born ten children, viz.: 

1.  Franklin Robards, born April 19, 1864, in Newcastle, Kentucky.  Married Bessie Sibert.  Had five children, viz.:  Frank, Margaret, Bessie, Mary and Elizabeth L. Robards.

2.  Peter J. Robards, born May 26, 1866, in Newcastle, Kentucky.  Died July 5, 1894.  His wife was

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Katie Songster.  Had three children, an infant, Earl and Peter all deceased.

3.  Anna Robards, born in Jeffersonville, Indiana, August 16, 1869.  Deceased.

4.  Elizabeth Robards, born in Jeffersonville, Indiana, September 20, 1871.  Married Elias Travis of Mobile, Alabama.  Had one child who died in infancy.

5.  James Frances Asbury Robards, born in Jeffersonville, Indiana, December 1, 1873.  Married Katie Kreps.  Have three children, Herbert D., James and Joseph.

6.  John Robards, born in Jeffersonville, Indiana, October 3, 1876.  Married Pearl Rutledge.  Have four children, John, Frances, James and Edith.

7.  Margaret S.L. Robards, born in 1878.  Deceased.

8.  Thomas Laverne Robards, born in 1880.  Deceased.

9.  William Edmund Robards, born in Jeffersonville, Indiana, September 22, 1883.  Married Rosa Hammond and have one child, Elizabeth.  Lives in Louisville, Kentucky.

10.  Mary Ann Robards, born in Jeffersonville, Indiana, June 22, 1885.  Married Marshall Bouvier November 10, 1906.  Have one child, Marshall Raymond.  Lives in Louisville.

Obituary James M. Robards.

James Mortimer Robards, born February 5, 1841, in Louisville, Kentucky.  Was yard master and wreck boss of the Louisville Southern Railroad.  He worked at railroading from youth up to the time of his death, which occurred February 10, 1885.  He was called upon to go and dress a wreck at one

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o'clock a.m. at Littte Blue River in Crawford County, Indiana, and while at work between the cars, getting them upon the track, the snatch block from the heavy pull upon it gave way, striking him a mortal blow upon the head, killing him instantly.  The accident happened about three o'clock a.m.  He was buried in Jeffersonville, Indiana.  Every mark of attention and respect was shown his body by his neighbors and friends and the employees of the Louisville Southern road.  He was held in the highest esteem by officers and men.  He was a strict member of the Catholic Church, and the church and priest rendered every religious service within their power to bestow.  He was forty-four years old at the time of his death, and a good wife and nine children were left, the oldest being nineteen years of age.  He was employed as yard master and wrecking boss of the road about two years.  At the same time of the accident a brakeman, name not known, had a leg broken and four other persons working at the wreck were knocked down but not seriously hurt.  James M. Robards is reported to have been a most excellent man and thoroughly acquainted with his duties.  His widow, Elizabeth (McCanna) Robards, lives in Louisville, Kentucky.

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