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Cornelius Robinson

Born: Sep 25, 1805

Death: Jul 29, 1867

Birthplace: Anson County

Nationality: United States

Cornelius Robinson

Date of Birth : Sep 25, 1805
Date of Death : Jul 29, 1867
Birth Place : Anson County

Cornelius Robinson was a politician from Alabama who served in the Provisional Confederate Congress at the beginning of the American Civil War. Robinson was born in Wadesboro, North Carolina. He was the sixth of eight children of Tod and Martha Ann Robinson of Anson County. He later moved to Alabama, and in 1836 was the captain of a company of infantry. Following the resignation of Alabama delegate John Gill Shorter in November 1861, Robinson was elected to fill vacancy. He took his seat on April 29, 1861. He subsequently resigned from the Congress on January 24, 1862. His son Cornelius Robinson, Jr. served as an officer in the 46th Alabama Infantry during the war. Robinson died near Benton, Alabama, and was buried there at Mt. Gilead Cemetery.

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