John G. Robison (Robertson, Robinson) moved to Texas from Florida in 1831. He settled on the San Bernard River three miles from Columbus and in 1833 took a league of land on Cummins Creek in what is now Fayette County. He participated in the battle of Velasco in 1832. He was also known as a vigorous Indian fighter. In October 1836 he was representative from Colorado County to the First Congress of the republic. Robison was killed by Indians near his home in February 1837.