ROBINSON, LAFAYETTE (1819–1868). LaFayette Robinson, farmer and state legislator, was born in Virginia in 1819. He was the son of John Piland and Cynthia James (Sledge) Robinson. He married Mary Elizabeth LeSueur in 1838. This couple had five children. The Robinson family lived in Mississippi before immigrating to Texas and settling in Milam County by the late 1850s. Here Robinson established himself as a farmer. During the Civil War he served as a militia captain for Company L of the First Regiment, Twenty-seventh Brigade, Texas State Troops. He served in this capacity at least from November 1861 to March 1862. In 1863 Robinson won election as representative for Milam and Williamson counties to the Tenth Texas Legislature. He served from November 2, 1863, to August 6, 1866. During his tenure he chaired the State Affairs Committee. Robinson died in Milam County in 1868.
Dorothy B. Crawford, Easy Search for Milam Ancestors: Milam County Censuses for 1850, 1860, and 1870 (Cameron, Texas: Computer Census Indexing, 1985). Legislative Reference Library of Texas: LaFayette Robinson (http://www.lrl.state.tx.us/legeLeaders/members/memberDisplay.cfm?memberID=4875&searchparams=chamber=~city=~countyID=0~RcountyID=~district=~first=~gender=~last=robinson~leaderNote=~leg=~party=~roleDesc=~Committee=), accessed June 4, 2014. James E. Williams, Milam County, Texas in the Civil War (http://jamesewilliams.tripod.com/index-2.html), accessed June 4, 2014.
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