An American Family History

Eleazer Robbins

  also spelled Robins  
Chelmsford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts was incorporated in May, 1655

George Robbins

George Robbins (1675, married Elizabeth Wood),
Sarah Robbins (1677, married Benoni Perham),
Samuel Robbins (1679, married Dorothy Barrett),
Eleazer Robbins (1682, married Ruth Wheeler),
Benjamin Robbins (1684, married Hannah Hildreth), and
Jonathan Robbins (1686, married Margaret Lund).

They settled in Chelmsford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.

George died in 1689


Eleazer Robbins was born about 1682 in Chelmsford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts. He was the son of George Robbins and Alice Frye.

He married Ruth Wheeler. She was the daughter of Joseph Wheeler and Mary Powers.

George Robbins (1712, married Thankful Stevens),
Eleazer Robbins (1714, married Lydia Powers),
Ruth Robbins (1716, married Moses Sawyer), and
Ephraim Robbins (1718, married Hannah Blanchard).

He died on September 13, 1758 in Harvard, Worcester County, Massachusetts.


Eleazer Robbins was born on July 18, 1714.

He married Lydia Powers. Lydia was the daughter of Jacob Powers.


Eleazer Robbins was born on May 15, 1751.

He married Martha Warner

He married Mrs. Polly Warren the widow of Benjamin Warren.


Eleazer Robbins was born in 1724. He was the son of Jeduthan Robbins and Rebecca Crocker.

He married Rebecca Jackson in Plympton on May 4 1747.

Mary, and



Groton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts was settled and incorporated in 1655

from History of the Town of Shirley, Massachusetts by Seth Chandler

Mr. Stearns, the historian of Rindge, says there are several families in New England bearing the name of Robbins;—meaning, we suppose, that there have been several distinct immigrations of persons of the name, who claim no relationship, one with the other....

Butler says, in his History of Groton, that a family by the name of Robbins was settled in that town as early as 1697, and were probably the immediate posterity of immigrants. From this Groton family descended the Robbins family of Shirley,—descendants of the name still being residents in the town.

Eleazer Robbins , was b. at Harvard, May 15, 1751. He was a son of Eleazer Robbins of Harvard, who, it is supposed, was son of Eleazer Robbins of Groton, and b. there, July 18, 1714.

The subject of this notice served his country in the Revolutionary war, and is said to have been engaged in the battle of Bunker Hill.

He was twice m.; (first) to Martha Warner of Guilford, Vt., by whom he had one child, a daughter, who d. in infancy, or while very young. He then, with his wife, united with the Shaker community, and became, as he then supposed, a permanent receiver of their faith and church polity ; so much so as to freely incorporate his private property with the general funds of the order,—a step which he was led subsequently to regret. Mrs. Robbins d. while with the Shakers—and her widowed husband soon after renounced his faith in their mysteries, and again mingled himself with the outside world.

He m. a second wife, Mrs. Polly Warren, widow of Benjamin Warren of Shirley, Oct. 15, 1797. At the time of his second marriage he resided at Lancaster, but he subsequently lived in Shirley and other places, and died at Groton, Jan. 30, 1819.

His widow then came to Shirley, and passed the residue of her years in the house now occupied by her eldest son, Elder Eleazer Robbins. 

She d. at Cambridge, June 17, 1845, and was interred in the old cemetery at Shirley. She had ten children.

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