Biographical Sketch of Robert Carson

Discover your
family's story.

Enter a grandparent's name to get started.

choose a state:
Start Now

Robert (2), eldest son and fifth child of Robert (1) and Sarah (Armstrong) Carson, was born in Seneca, Ontario county, New York, May 23, 1810, and died October 6, 1883. His occupations were varied, being those of farmer, miller and manufacturer. He gave his political support to the Democratic party, and was a member of the Presbyterian church. He married, January 2. 1834, Rebecca Rippey. who was born September 6, 1808. and died April 5, 1875. Children: 1. Matthew Rippey, born May 25, 1836; is a physician, practicing in Canandaigua, Ontario county, New York; married Elizabeth Ostrom, of Carlton, Saratoga county, New York. 2. William Orion, born December 30, 1838, died August 11. 1862. 3. Thomas Augustus, born April 27, 1843, died January 3, 1880: was a physician in Halls. New York: married Isabell Hall, of Halls, Ontario county, New York. 4. James Carlton, see elsewhere.

Rebecca (Rippey) Carson was the granddaughter of Captain John Rippey, who was born in 1749 and died March 11, 1826. During the revolutionary war he was commissioned, April 5, 1778, captain of the Sixth Company, Eighth Battalion, Pennsylvania militia, Colonel Slagle’s regiment. He married, 1776, Mary Orson. Matthew, son of Captain John and Mary (Orson) Rippey, was born in Pennsylvania, October 23, 1779, and died August 15, 1858. He removed to Seneca, Ontario county, New York, in 1804. He married Eleanor Grove, who was born January 12, 1783, and died January 9, 1849. Children: Mary, Margaret, Rebecca, mentioned above, John, William, Thomas Grove, Susan A. and Matthew Wilson.

MLA Source Citation:

Milliken, Charles F. The History of Ontario County, New York, and Its People Lewis Historical Publishing Co., New York. 1911. Web. 30 January 2015. - Last updated on May 18th, 2011


Contribute to the Conversation!

Our "rules" are simple. Keep the conversation on subject and mind your manners! If this is your first time posting, we do moderate comments before we let them appear... so give us a while to get to them. Once we get to know you here, we'll remove that requirement.

You must be logged in to post a comment.

Newsletter Signup

We currently provide two newsletters. Why not take both for a run?

Genealogy Update: We send out this newsletter whenever we feature a new, or significantly updated, collection or database on our website.

Circle of Nations: We send out this newsletter whenever we feature a new (or significantly updated) Native American collection or database on our website.

Once you've clicked on the Subscribe button above you'll receive an email from us requesting confirmation. You must confirm the email before you will be able to receive any newsletter.

Connect With Us!

Pin It on Pinterest


Share This

Share this post with your friends!