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80-acre Farm [009]
CR 1270N Farm [002]
Cadiz Farm [003]
Cole Farm [005]
East of Arcadia Farm [010]
Fairview Farm [006]
Milton Farm [004]
Paul & Mary Farm [008]
Shirley Farm [007]

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     Oscar Clifton Robbins first sold property in Wayne Township in Hamilton County, Indiana in Sept 1910 [S1]  I don't have any information as yet as to when he had purchased this land.  The next land transaction I am aware of is in 1916 when it was reported in the newspaper that Oscar had purchased 80 acres in Fall Creek Township, Hamilton County, Indiana

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Timeline -
Date Description
Sept 1910 Oscar sold property in Wayne Township, Hamilton County, Indiana for $8500.00 [S1]
Feb 1916 Oscar purchased 80 acres in Fall Creek Township, Hamilton County, Indiana for $7200.00 [S2]
Oct 1919 Oscar sold 80 acres in Fall Creek Township, Hamilton County, Indiana for $8400.00 [S3]
Jan 1920 Farm with a mortgage in Harrison Township, Henry County, Indiana (Cadiz Farm)  [S4]
Abt March 1923 The house on the Cadiz Farm in Harrison Township, Henry County, Indiana Burned [S5] [S6]
abt 1923-1925 Rented Farms in Henry County, Indiana - 1.  Scott Farm [S7] - 2.  Shirley Farm [S8] [S9] [S10]
Abt 1925 Back to the Cadiz Farm [S11] [S12]
March 1930 George Foulke Farm, Jackson Township, Hamilton County, Indiana  [S13] [S14] [S15] [S16] [S17]
March 1935 East of Arcadia Farm, White River Township, Hamilton County, Indiana - [S18] [S19]  [S21]
Abt 1937 Fairview Farm, Green Township, Randolph County, Indiana  [1940 US Census] [S22] [S23] [S24] [S25]
Address:  R. R. 1, Redkey, Indiana
About 1943 Cole Farm, Union Township, Delaware County, Indiana [S26] [S27] [S28]
about 1947 CR 1270N Farm - Union Township, Delaware County, Indiana  [S28] [S29] [S30] [S31]
-  Originally 183 acres (43 acres sold to Milton) - 63 acres in Delaware County) - (79 acres in Blackford County) -
   
   
   
   
   
   

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[001] Text -
There were 5 farms in Delaware/Blackford Counties in Indiana
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110 Acre Farm of Walter & Norma Robbins
CR 1270N Farm of Oscar & Grace Robbins
Cole Farm of Oscar & Grace Robbins
Milton Farm belonging to Milton Robbins and his wife Ellen
Paul & Mary Farm belonging to Paul & Mary Robbins Jarrell
 
 
 Isaac Robbins, ID0069 - I have not found any indication that Isaac ever owned land in Hamilton County

Oscar Robbins, ID0014 owned  land in Hamilton, Henry, Randolph and Delaware Counties in Indiana.

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[002] CR 1270N Farm -
Location:
Union Township, Delaware County, Indiana
-  North side of CR1270N, east of CR225W
-  Coordinates: 4022'31.21N 8525'43.08W
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Property Layout and House Floor Plan Doc0611.pdf
1952 Plat Book, page 43
Delaware County Plat Book, 1957
This farm was about 250 acres in size and had originally been on both sides of CR 1270N.   Shortly after moving to this farm Oscar and Grace sold about 40 acres on the south side of the road to son Milton.  He built a house, barn and other structures and raised his family there (See Milton Farm).  The portion of the farm on the north side of the road extended north beyond the boundary between Delaware and Blackford County and the north side of the land faced W. Mohee Rd. in Blackford County.

I remember there was an old steel windmill sitting on top of a hill near Mohee Rd. on the property which supplied water for the cattle which grazed there.  These windmills had a pump attached which pumped water from the well underneath into the water tank.  There was a mechanism that would allow the tank to get full and would stop the pump action once it was full.  The kids would walk through the woods and go fishing in the creek on the east side of the property (Fiddler Ditch).  Later they created Lake Mohee which was fed by Fiddler Ditch. 

I remember going to this farm often and playing in the big barn in he hay mow  There were always lots of pigeons around the barns.  I would help with the hay baling and my cousin Art and I would get the job of being up in the hay mow as the men fed the bales of hay up the elevator from the wagons.  Our job was to move the bales to the back of the mow and stack them.  This job was done in July and August when it was the hottest and when the temperature was 85 or so outside it would be over 100 in the the hay mow.  What a miserable, hot and dirty job.  The men were able to feed more bales of hay up the elevator than Art and I could handle and we soon would be overwhelmed and have to tell them to stop for a while so we could catch up.  So they took a break while we worked to clean up the accumulated bales of hay.

I also remember there was a horse trough just behind the house near the smaller barn which had these huge goldfish which kept the tank clean.  It was a round wooden tank with a faucet that would automatically fill the tank when the water level would lower as the cattle drank the water.  The amazing thing about these fish was that the tank would freeze in the winter with the fish encased in the ice but next spring when the ice melted the fish would come back to life.
Occupants - (1947 - 1959)
Oscar C Robbins, ID0014    |    Grace Foulke Robbins, ID0015   |   Sarah Esther Robbins, ID0198 (on the weekends)


House, about 2001
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House, 1955
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1955
East end of House,
Workshop, small barn, Lane,
CR1270N at bottom of lane
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1955
Small barn - Lane
Big barn at end of lane
CR1270N at bottom of lane
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[003] Cadiz Farm - Harrison Township, Henry County, Indiana
Location
-  Just south of the town of Cadiz, Henry County, Indiana
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-  1 mile southwest of Cadiz, 2 miles north and 2 miles east of Kennard and 7 miles northwest of New Castle, in Henry county, Ind.  [S32]
Occupants:
Oscar C. Robbins, ID0014    |    Grace Foulke Robbins, ID0015
Myron Foulke Robbins, ID0016    |    Ina Marie Robbins, ID0197    |    Mary Audrey Robbins, ID0052    |    Walter Clifton Robbins, ID0005    |    Sarah Esther Robbins, ID0198
Orris Milton Robbins, ID0043
Dad stated that they lived at this farm for a long time and that Myron had graduated from Cadiz High School. Grandpa owned this farm, he had a mortgage on it. The farm consisted of 80 acres. They had 15 or 20 head of milk cows, had horses and Poland China Hogs - these were his dad's pride and joy. He kept 5 or 6 Poland China sows all the time and only raised this breed of hogs. His mother always kept 500 hens and traded the eggs she got to the grocery store for groceries for the family and then the store would sell the eggs. They also sold the cream from the milk cows and fed the milk, other than what they used themselves, to the hogs.

After the house burned his dad built a new house on this farm. They were living at the Scott farm while he was building this new house. The new house consisted of an old house that he had bought, cut in two and hauled to the Cadiz farm. Once there he put it back together and did the refinishing, and adding porches, etc. Later, after they had left this farm this house that he had built burned and it was said that the next one on the farm after that burned as well.

Dad does not think they ever moved back to this farm after leaving when the house burned. He did state the farm was located on a corner. [Page 9]

Dad thinks his dad lost this farm in 1929 or so. They couldn't afford to even pay the interest on the mortgage because it was during the depression.

Source:  Interview with Walter C. Robbins, Sr., ID0005, 22 Sept 2005] Doc0551.pdf
- Dad Attended 2nd, 3rd, maybe 4th grade
- Myron graduated 1930 - Stayed with a friend after the family moved to Cicero so he could graduate from Cadiz
- House burned about March 1920
- Grandpa owned this farm but let it go back after the house burned because he couldnt afford the payments because of the depression

Source:  Interview With Walter C. Robbins, Sr., ID0005, 20 Sept 2005  Doc0879.pdf

- Dad stated that he went to Cadiz School 3 or 4 years - probably the 2nd through 4th grade. [Probably more like 2nd through 6th grades.] School Year was from Sept after Labor Day to the last of April. If they happened to start before Labor Day they could be excused to go to the State Fair.  [Interview with Walter C. Robbins, Sr., 20 Sept 2005]

School Year was from Sept after Labor Day to the last of April. If they happened to start before Labor Day they could be excused to go to the State Fair. 

Source:  Interview with Walter C. Robbins, Sr., ID0005, 22 Sept 2005] Doc0551.pdf

Chicken Coop:
- Abt 1 March 1923
- This farm had a 32-volt DC electricity. When the house burned they let us live in the chicken house which was about a mile from Scott's farm - Not bad after it was remodeled.

Source:  Interview with Walter C. Robbins,  Sr., ID0005, 29 Sept 2005  Doc0740.pdf
Scott's Farm was about mile west of Cadiz farm in Henry County - the house had a porch built out front - it was a 2-story house

Source:  Interview with Walter C. Robbins,  Sr., ID0005, 29 Sept 2005  Doc0740.pdf
- They moved to this farm after the house at the Cadiz Farm burned. Mrs. Scott had been married to a man that was a house mover but he had died and she needed someone to run her farm. The Oscar Robbins family moved in with her and Oscar ran the farm. This caused some problems because Grace, Oscar's wife, was jealous and afraid that Oscar would have an affair with Mrs. Scott. They only lived at this farm for about a year and probably moved to the Shirley farm from here. This was an 80 acre farm. [Interview 22 Sept 2005

Source:  Interview with Walter C. Robbins, Sr., ID0005, 22 Sept 2005   Doc0551.pdf

Oscar was also busy building a new house to replace the burned one on the Cadiz farm. This is the farm where the eagle landed on the fence and stayed a long time. Scott's Farm was about mile west of Cadiz farm in Henry County - the house had a porch built out front - it was a 2-story house.

Source:  Interview with Walter C. Robbins,  Sr., ID0005, 29 Sept 2005  Doc0740.pdf

Farm Sale at the Cadiz Farm - 22 Feb 1921 - [S32]
 
 
 
 

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[004] Milton Farm - Union Township, Delaware County, Indiana
Location:
Union Township, Delaware County, Indiana
-  South side of CR 1270N, east of CR225W
-  Coordinates: 4022'27.90N 8525'48.56W
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Delaware County Plat Book, 1957
1952 Plat Book, page 43
Description
-   43 acres
This land originally belonged to Oscar and Grace Robbins, Milton obtained the land from his parents and built a house and outbuildings. He also created a pond on the property.  1270N Farm
Occupants:
Orris Milton Robbins, ID0043    |    Ellen Kilgore Robbins, ID0044   |   Living, ID0045    |    Living ID0046
 

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[005] Cole Farm -
Location:
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Union Twp., Delaware County, Indiana -East side of CR175W, south of CR1270N
-  Coordinates: 4022'14.29N 8525'16.38W
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Delaware County Plat Book, 1957

Description:  
40 acres
I Call this the Cole Farm because the Cole family purchased the farm from Oscar and Grace when they moved to their bigger farm about 1 mile west (CR1270N farm )
Occupants - (1943 - 1947)
Oscar C Robbins, ID0014    |    Grace Foulke Robbins, ID0015   |    Sarah Esther Robbins, ID0198 (on the weekends)    |    Orris Milton Robbins, ID0043

The Oscar and Grace Robbins Family lived here before moving to the CR1270N farm
Notes:
-  I vaguely remember this house.  There are picture of me as a child laying on a large blanket in the barn yard of this house.  I remember that Uncle Milton had his welding equipment in the garage or out building which was near the house. 
 
 
 

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[006] Fairview Farm -
Location:
Green Township, Randolph County, Indiana
Address:  Redkey, Indiana - RFD, R.R. 1  -  Link   (PC-027 to 038)
Current Location:  CR1000N .67 miles east of CR1150W
Coordinates:  40 18' 19.86"N     85 11' 00.23"W
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Description:
103 acres
Occupants - (1937 - 1943):
Oscar C Robbins,  ID0014    |    Grace Foulke Robbins,  ID0015   |   Walter C. Robbins, Sr., ID0005    |    Sarah Esther Robbins,  ID0198    |    Orris Milton Robbins,  ID0043  
Postcards sent to and/or from this farm by Walt Robbins, Sr. - Link   (PC-027 to 038)
I called this the Fairview Farm because it was near a little community in Green Township by that name and Dad talked about going to Fairview to the store.  This is the farm where Dad lived when he was inducted into the Army.
 
 


Farm, 2007
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[007] Shirley Farm - Shirley, Henry County, Indiana
Location
Google Custom Map    (The possible locations for the Shirley Farm are indicated)
Occupants:
Oscar C. and Grace Foulke Robbins Family

Myron Foulke Robbins, ID0016   |   Ina Marie Robbins, ID0197   |   Mary Audrey Robbins, ID0052   |   Walter Clifton Robbins, ID0005
Sarah Esther Robbins, ID0198   |  
Orris Milton Robbins, ID0043
Oscar and Grace rented this farm from a banker. They moved here dad thinks when he was about 9 [had to be earlier if he started the first grade here]. The banker paid the bills for Oscar to build the silo on the farm They had hired someone to do the concrete work. Walter filled the holed with concrete and Myron helped in some way as well. The silo was about 20 or 30 feet in diameter and about 20 or 30 feet tall.

This farm was located about 2 or 3 miles from Shirley back east from Shirley and there was a railroad - the farm was next to the railroad. The farm was off of highway 234 about 2 miles south. Highway 234 goes north of Shirley to Kennard then north then east to New Castle.

Paul Jarrell ID0053 told dad that if you take the Mechanicsburg Road south you would run into this farm.

- Dad stated he started school - the 1st grade at Shirley School and that Myron and Ina went to Kennard H. S. because Shirley only had 6 grades.  [Interview with Walter C. Robbins, Sr., 20 Sept 2005]   Dad thinks he was 7 when he started school - This was a one room school, with one teacher and a pot-bellied stove in the center of the room - the water and outhouse was behind the school. They took a bus to Shirley and then Ina and Myron took another bus to Kennard. From what I can piece together now it appears that Dad was 6 when he started to school. 

Source:  Interview with Walter C. Robbins, Sr., ID0005, 22 Sept 2005    Doc0551.pdf

 

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[008] Paul and Mary Farm -
Location:
Blackford County, Indiana
-  East side of S Carmin Rd between W Mohee Rd (Blackford County) on the north and Delaware County Rd 1270N on the south
-  Coordinates: 4022'49.37N 8525'57.30W
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The house and barn were on the east side of the road but there was land belonging to this farm on both sides  of the road all the way north to W Mohee Rd
The Jarrell Family left this farm in 1957 and moved to Mechanicsburg, Henry County, Indiana
Occupants:
Paul Jarrell, ID0053    |    Mary Robbins Jarrell, ID0052   |   Donald Jarrell, ID0054    |    Living, ID0055    |    Living, ID0056    |    William Jarrell, ID0057
 

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[009] 80 Acre Farm  - Fall Creek Township, Hamilton County, Indiana
Location:
-  Fall Creek Township, Hamilton County, Indiana
Oscar and Grace Foulke Family owned an 80-acre farm from Feb 1916 to Oct 1919 
-  Feb 1916:  Oscar C. Robbins Purchased 80 Acres from Charles M. Warren for $7200.00 (Noblesville Ledger, 27 Feb 1941, page 4, Col. 3.) - Doc4564.pdf
-  Oct 1919:  Oscar C. Robbins Sold 80 Acres to James C. Wright in Fall Creek Township for $8400.00 ( Noblesville Ledger, 22 Oct 1919, page 6, Col 5) - Doc4562.pdf
 
 

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[010] East of Arcadia FarmS18, S19, S21,
Location:
-  White River Township, Hamilton County, Indiana
Occupants:
-- The family moved from the George Foulke Farm and rented this farm.  It consisted of about 200 acres and was approximately six miles east of Arcadia. It had a large house and was in White River Township.  - S44, S45,
-  Map showing location of farm - Doc3758.pdf
 
 

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S1 Newspaper Article, Real Estate Transfers, The Sheridan News (Sheridan, Indiana). 2 Sept 1910, page 4, Col. 3.  https://www.newspapers.com/image/353600381/?terms=%22Oscar+C.+Robbins%22 , accessed 31 Oct 2018. Doc4565.pdf.

- "Eli L. Stratton to Grace C. Buschman, land in Clay Tp., $16,740." (Eli Stratton, ID6324 ??)
- "Oscar C. Robbins et al to William A. Harger. land in Wayne Tp., $8500."
 
S2 Newspaper Article, Oscar C. Robbins - Noblesville Ledger, (Noblesville, Indiana), 27 Feb 1941, page 4, Col 3.  https://www.newspapers.com/image/353696012/?terms=%22Oscar+C.+Robbins%22 , accessed 31 Oct 2018.  Doc4564.pdf

25 YEARS AGO [Feb 1916]: Oscar C. Robbins has purchased 80 aces in Fall Creek Township from Charles M. Warren for $7200.00.
 
S3 Newspaper Article, Oscar C. Robbins, Real Estate Transfer, Noblesville Ledger (Noblesville, Indiana), 22 Oct 1919, page 6, Col. 5. https://www.newspapers.com/image/353640757/?terms=%22Oscar+C.+Robbins%22 , accessed 31 Oct 2018.  Doc4562.pdf

REAL ESTATE TRANSFERS
Oscar C. Robbins to James C. Wright 80 acres in Fall Creek Tp. $8400
 
S4 1920 US Census, Population Schedule, Harrison Township, Henry County, Indiana. SD 6, ED 68, Sheet 2B, Line 51-56, Dwelling and Family 45, Oscar C. Robbins Household. Census date: 3 Jan 1920. Original NARA data: Roll: T625_437. www.ancestry.com, accessed 28 Apr 2018. Acc000642/Doc4748.pdf
 
From Image:
1] Oscar C. Robbins: 42 yr old white male - head of household - married - owned farm with mortgage, farm schedule 4 - born Indiana, father North Carolina, mother Indiana. able to read, write and speak English
2] Grace G. Robbins: Wife, 39 yr old white female, married - born in Indiana, father in Ohio and mother in Indiana. able to read, write and speak English
3] Myron F. Robbins: Son, 8 yr old born Indiana white male, single - attended school. able to read, write and speak English
4] Ina M. Robbins: Daughter, 6 yr old born Indiana white female, single, attended school. able to read, write and speak English
5] Mary A. Robbins: Daughter, 3-2/3 yr old born Indiana white female, single.
6] Walter C. Robbins: Son, 1-2/3 yr born Indiana old white male, single.
 
S5 Interview with Walter Clifton Robbins, (8400 W CR400S, Yorktown, IN 47396) ID0005, by ID0001, 20 Sept 2005. Acc000522/Doc0879.pdf/ Doc0880.pdf, Page 2, 6

Dad stated that the house burned - Probably 1922 or 23
 
S6 Interview with Walter Clifton Robbins, 22 Sept 2005, (8400 W CR400S, Yorktown, IN 47396) ID0005, by ID0001. Acc000523/Doc0551.pdf Page 3, 5, 6, -.

Dad stated that the house burned in probably 1922 or 23 and that Esther wasn't even a year old yet [She was born 7 1920]. The fire started in the smoke house. A ham probably fell in the coals which spread the fire. The house was a total loss, they lost everything. Some men came from Cadiz but couldn't do anything. There was water but not enough to fight the fire - They didn't have any fire engines. Grandpa and Myron had gone to the elevator at Shirley to get seed oats - This was in March. Dad, Ina and Mary were playing in the front yard and smoke go so bad they moved to the side of the house. When it got bad there they went inside the house and told their mother. She opened the door to the smokehouse shed and there was the fire. Nobody was hurt. The newspaper stated that dad had died but what they were supposed to say was that his clothes burned up. Dad thinks this was either in the Cadiz or Noblesville newspaper [Probably New Castle Paper]
 
S7 Interview with Walter Clifton Robbins, 22 Sept 2005, (8400 W CR400S, Yorktown, IN 47396) ID0005, by ID0001. Acc000523/Doc0551.pdf, Page 6.

They moved to this farm after the house at the Cadiz Farm burned. Mrs Scott had been married to a man that was a house mover but he had died and she needed someone to run her farm. The Oscar Robbins family moved in with her and Oscar ran the farm. This caused some problems because Grace, Oscar's wife was jealous and aftaid that Oscar would have an affair with Mrs Scott. They only lived at this farm for about a year and probably moved to the Shirley farm from here. This was an 80 acre farm. Oscar was also busy building a new house to replaced the burned one on the Cadiz farm
 
S8 Interview with Walter Clifton Robbins, (8400 W CR400S, Yorktown, IN 47396) ID0005, by ID0001, 20 Sept 2005. Acc000522/Doc0879.pdf/ Doc0880.pdf, page 2

"Dad stated they built a silo on this farm"
 
S9 Interview with Walter Clifton Robbins, 22 Sept 2005, (8400 W CR400S, Yorktown, IN 47396) ID0005, by ID0001. Acc000523/Doc0551.pdf, page 5, 8, 9

Oscar and Grace rented this farm from a banker. They moved here dad thinks when he was about 9 [had to be earlier if he started the first grade here]. The banker paid the bills for Oscar to build the silo on the farm They had hired someone to do the concrete work. Walter filled the holed with concrete and Myron helped in some way as well. The silo was aobut 20 or 30 feet in diameter and about 20 or 30 feet tall. This farm was located about 2 or 3 miles from Shirley back east from Shirley and there was a railroad - the farm was next to the railroad. The farm was off of highway 234 about 2 miles south. Highway 234 goes north of Shirley to Kennard then north then east to New Castle. Paul Jarrell ID0053 told dad that if you take the Mechanicsburg Road south you would run into this farm
 
S10 C. J. Puetz, Indiana's County Map (Lyndon Station, WI: C.J. Puetz , nd; Bk1857), page 41.

Shows the highway out of Shirley going to Kennard - The farm was located between Shirley and Kennard on a country road next to the railroad
 
S11 Interview with Walter Clifton Robbins,  (8400 W CR400S, Yorktown, IN 47396) ID0005, by ID0001, 20 Sept 2005. Acc000522/Doc0879.pdf/ Doc0880.pdf, Page 3, 4.

Dad stated that he attended the 2nd through 4th grades at Cadiz - She said he went ot Cadiz for 3 or 4 years then we moved. - I am only guessing that the Oscar Robbins family moved back to the Cadiz farm once Oscar was finished building the new house on the farm. I know the family was back in the Cadiz area because the kids went to school in Cadiz and Myron graduated from Cadiz in 1930 and dad claims he went to Cadiz schools starting in the 2nd grade and through at least the 4th or 5th grades
 
S12 Education Record, Grade Cards for Walter C. Robbins, Sr., ID0005, Grades 2, 4, 5, 7, 9, 10. Acc002749/Doc1693.pdf

Notes:
Grade 2:  7 Sept 1925-28 Apr 1926 - Henry County Public Schools - Gladys Ham, Teacher
Grade 4:  4 Sept 1928 to 22 Apr 1929 - Cadiz, Harrison Township, Henry County Public Schools - Katheryn Cooper, Teacher
Grade 5:  3 Sept 1929 to 24 Apr 1930 - Cadiz, Harrison Township, Henry County Public Schools - Laura Reynolds, Teacher
Grade 7: 1931/1932 - Jackson Township, Hamilton County, Indiana High School
Grade 9: 1933/1934 - Jackson Township, Hamilton County, Indiana High School
Grade 10: 1934/1935 - Jackson Township, Hamilton County, Indiana High School (Partial Year)
 
S13 Interview with Walter Clifton Robbins, (8400 W CR400S, Yorktown, IN 47396) ID0005, by ID0001, 20 Sept 2005. Acc000522/Doc0879.pdf/ Doc0880.pdf, Pages 1, 2,.

"Oscar Robbins had wanted to farm the Foulke farm for Mary Underwood Foulke ID0078 but she felt that he was not good enough, because he came from the poor class. Instead, she allowed Rob Ross ID0085 to run the farm. Rob Ross was a big-time auctioneer in Hamilton County so Mary felt he was upper-class and thus worthy of running the farm. Rob Ross ran the farm into the ground and forced (according to Mary) Mary to sign several notes against the farm.

After signing several of these notes Mary was in trouble. Her son Arthur ID0086 stepped in and took the farm from Rob Ross but it was almost too late. This was during the depression and things were bad for everyone. Arthur forced Rob to move off the farm and he got Oscar Robbins to move there to run the farm. This move took place in about March of 1930 when the Robbins family moved from their Cadiz farm which they had lost because they could not make the payments or even the interest on the mortgage on the farm.

Oscar and family moved here and the children began to attend Cicero School. The Foulke family farm was located west of Cicero [see the map in multimedia] and consisted of about 102 acres in 1930. They farmed the farm until about March of 1934 when things got really bad and Arthur could do nothing further to help his mother and she lost the farm. Arthur committed suicide over this and probably other things as well, but mostly the farm.

While the Oscar Robbins family was running the farm they lived in the big house which was a 2-story house with about 8 rooms or so and she moved down to the smaller 4-room tenant house which was about 1/8 of a mile from the main house."

 
S14 Interview with Walter Clifton Robbins (8400 W CR400S, Yorktown, IN 47396) ID0005, by ID0001. Acc000523/Doc0551.pdf, Pages 1,3, 4, 7, 10, 11.

This source goes into a more thorough description of the move to this farm, the problem between Arthur Foulke ID0086 and Rob Ross ID0085
 
S15 Newspaper Article, Guardianship Notice for Mary Foulke. Noblesville Ledger (Noblesville, Indiana), Tuesday, 14 Nov 1933, page 1, Col. 2. https://www.newspapers.com/image/353578273/?terms=%22Arthur+Foulke%22, Accessed 31 Oct 2018.   Doc4549.pdf .

From Image:
Arthur Foulke, guardian for Mary F. Foulke, in making a report to the court, shows receipts to the amount of $134.29 and expenses in the sum of $931.50, leaving a balance of $2.79. The land of the ward has been leased to O. C. Robbins, the guardian reported.
 
S16 Obituary, Kiziah Robbins. Noblesville Daily Ledger, 13 Aug 1931, page 1. Acc000882/Ph3187.jpg/Doc0538.pdf

FUNERAL RITES MRS. ROBBINS
Died Near fishers and Burial Friday at Chester

Following a protracted illness due principally to the infirmities of age, Mrs. Kiziah Robbins, widow of Isaac Robbins, died, Wednesday afternoon at the home of her daughter, Mrs. James Mollenkoff, two miles east of Fishers, with whom she had been living for the past four years. She was eighty years old.

The funeral will be held at the Chester Friends church, north of Westfield, at 11 o'clock, Friday morning. Rev. Jehu Reagan, of Hortonville, will have charge of the services and the interment will occur in the cemetery near the church. The family lived in the vicinity of Chester and Hortonville for many years and is well known in the northwestern part of the county. The husband died twenty-five years ago.

Mrs. Robbins is survived by two sons besides the daughter at whose home her death occurred. They are Oscar Robbins, five miles west of Cicero and Chisthopse [sic] Robbins, near Oaklandon. A brother, A. J. Tomlinson, of Cleveland, Tenn.; a sister, Mrs. Alva Kivett, of Frankfort, and a half-sister, Mrs. Alphia Carey, of the Chester Neighborhood also survive.

 
S17 1930 US Census, Population Schedule, Jackson Township, Hamilton County, Indiana. ED ??, SD 6, Sheet 4A, Stamped 154, Lines 25-33, Oscar Robbins Household. Census Date 17 Apr 1930. Original NARA Data: Roll T626. www.ancestry.com, accessed 28 Apr 2018. Acc000645/Doc4749.pdf

From Image:
1] Oscar Robbins: Head of household, 54 yr old white male, married, 34 yrs old at first marriage - rented farm, own radio set, he and his mother born in Indiana, father in North Carolina - Occupation: Farmer - not a veteran. Able to Read, Write and speak English.
2] Grace Robbins: 50 yr old white female, married, 30 yrs old at first marriage - She and her mother born in Indiana, Father in Ohio - no occupation. Able to Read, Write and speak English.
3] Myron Robbins: 18 yr old white male, son of head - attended school, Able to Read, Write and speak English. Born Indiana, parents born Indiana, no occupation
4] Ina Robbins: 16 yr old white female, daughter of head, single., attended school, Able to Read, Write and speak English. Born Indiana, parents born Indiana, no occupation
5] Mary Robbins: 14 yr old white female, daughter of head, single, attended school, Able to Read, Write and speak English. Born Indiana, parents born Indiana, no occupation
6] Walter Robbins: 12 yr old white male, single, attended school, Able to Read, Write and speak English. Born Indiana, parents born Indiana, no occupation
7] Esther Robbins: 9 yr old white female, daughter of head, single, attended school. Born Indiana, parents born Indiana, no occupation
8] Milton Robbins: 3 yr old white male, son of head. Born Indiana, parents born Indiana, no occupation
9] Frances Foulke: Mother-in-law of head - 76 yr old white female, widow, born in Indiana, parents in Ohio, no occupation, Able to Read, Write and speak English.
 
S18 Interview with Walter Clifton Robbins, ID0005,  (8400 W CR400S, Yorktown, IN 47396), 22 Sept 2005 by ID0001. Acc000523/Doc0551.pdf,.pdf, Pages 1, 2.

Note: This source tells about the East of Arcadia Farm - "The Oscar Robbins family moved to this farm after Arthur Foulke ID0086 committed suicide on 6 June 1934. The family rented this farm. This farm had a large house and consisted of 200 + acres. The location of the farm was about 6 miles east of Arcadia on the road between the little towns of Omega and Aroma. Just east of Bear Creek there is a jog in the road and the farm was about 1/2 mile east of that jog. White River Township
 
S19 Newspaper Article, Noblesville Ledger (Noblesville, Indiana), 6 March 1935, page 2, Col. 6. https://www.newspapers.com/image/353577120/?terms=%22Oscar+Robbins%22 , accessed 20 Jan 2018. Doc4596.pdf

SEVERAL CHANGES MADE AMONG FARM TENANTS
BAKERS CORNER, Mar. 6. (Spl.) --- There are several changes taking place among the occupants f farms in this community. Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Robbins and family moved last week from the farm best known as the George Foulke Farm to a farm east of Arcadia. . .
 
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1940 US Census, Population Schedule. Green Township, Randolph County, Indiana. SD 10, ED 68-3, Sheet 2B, Line 54, Household No. 37. Oscar C. Robbins Household. Census Date: 8 Apr 1940. NARA Data: Roll T627_m-t0627-01089. www.ancestry.com, accessed 30 Apr 2018. Acc002130/Doc4751.pdf.

From Image:
1] Oscar C. Robbins: Head of household - Informant - 64, white male, married - Owned farm with value of $1000, Farm Schedule 35 - Education: Highest grade of school, 6 - Born Indiana - Residence 1935: Arcadia, Hamilton County, Indiana on a farm - Occupation: Farmer - Hours worked past week: 40 - Weeks worked in 1939: 52 - Other source of income: Yes
2] Grace Robbins: Wife of head - 60, white female, Married - Education: Blank - Born Indiana - Residence 1935: Arcadia, Hamilton County, Indiana on a farm - Occupation: None (Housework) - Other Income: No
Supplemental Questions, Grace:
- Parents born Indiana [Father born Ohio]
- Language spoken in home in earliest childhood: English
- Not a veteran
- Usual Occupation: Housewife in home
- Married more than once: No
- Age 25 when first marriage
- Number of Children: 5
3] Walter Robbins: Son - 22 white male, Single - Education: Highest grade of School: 1 year of high school - Born Indiana - Residence 1935: Arcadia, Hamilton County, Indiana on a farm - Occupation: Wire Cutter in a tin shop, Cabinet parts - Hours worked past week: 40 - Weeks worked in 1939: 52 - Other source of income: Yes
4] Esther Robbins: Daughter - 19, white female, single, Attended School, Highest Grade: 2 yrs High School - Born Indiana - Residence 1935: Arcadia, Hamilton County, Indiana on a farm - Occupation: None (School) - Other Income: No
5] Milton Robbins: Son - 13 white male, single - born Indiana - Attended school, Highest grade: 6 - Residence 1935: Arcadia, Hamilton County, Indiana on a farm   
 
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Marriage Record, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007," database with images, FamilySearch ( https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VXPK-MXD  and https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VXPK-87X  : 25 Oct 2018), Paul Edward Jarrell and Mary Kathryn Robbins, 16 Oct 1937; citing Hamilton, Indiana, United States, various county clerk offices, Indiana; FHL microfilm 1,939,733. Doc4920.pdf.


From Images:
Page 366, Application for Marriage License-Male
(Hamilton County, Indiana, 1937-1938, Vol. 30)
Paul Edward Jarrell to Mary Kathryn Robbins
Name: Paul Edward Jarrell
White
Born 21 Nov 1917, Tipton County, Indiana
Present Residence: R.R. 5 Elwood, Ind
Occupation: Factory Worker
Father: Everett Jarrell, White, born Madison County, Indiana, Occupation: Tin plate worker, Residence: Elwood, Indiana
Mother: Mary Hazel Adair, White, Occupation: Housewife, born Elwood, Indiana - Residence: R. R. 5, Elwood, Indiana
First Marriage: Yes
Signature: Paul Edward Jarrell
Witness: Mary Hazel Carpenter, mother
Signature: Mary Hazel Carpenter
State of Indiana, Hamilton County
Dated: 16 Oct 1937
Page 367 - Application for Marriage License - Female
(Hamilton County, Indiana, 1937-1938, Vol. 30)
Mary Kathryn Robbins to Paul Edward Jarrell
Name: Mary Kathryn Robbins, White
Born: 3 Feb 1916, Hamilton County, Indiana
Residence: R. R. 1, Arcadia, Indiana
Occupation: None
Father: Oscar Clifton Robbins, White, born Hamilton County, Indiana, Occupation: Farmer, Residence: R. R. 1 Arcadia, Indiana
Mother: Grace Gertrude Foulke, White, Occupation: Housewife, Birthplace: Hamilton County, Indiana, Residence: R. R. 1, Arcadia, Indiana
First Marriage: Yes
Signature: Mary Kathryn Robbins
Date: 16 Oct 1937

Page 388 - (Hamilton County, 1936-1939, Vol. 19)
Paul Edward Jarrell To Mary Kathryn Robbins
License issued: 16 Oct 1937
Marriage Date: 16 Oct 1937
Official: Lindley M. Reagan
Date Recorded: 20 Oct 1937

 
S22 Interview with Walter Clifton Robbins (8400 W CR400S, Yorktown, IN 47396) ID0005, by ID0001, 20 Sept 2005. Acc000522/Doc0879.pdf/ Doc0880.pdf, Pages 3, 4.

Note: This source talks about moving to this farm and why.
 
S23 Interview with Walter Clifton Robbins (8400 W CR400S, Yorktown, IN 47396) ID0005, by ID0001. Acc000523/Doc0551.pdf , Page 14

Note: This source gives the size of the farm as 105 acres..It also states they probably bought the farm in 1937 or 1938 and probably sold it the summer of 1943. "This is the first farm that the Oscar Robbins family bought after losing the Cadiz farm in 1930. This farm consisted of many acres. Walter was unsure about the exact amount but estimated anywhere from 105 to 202 acres. They farmed this until just after Walter left for the army. Oscar probably moved from this farm in the summer of 1943 because he could no longer take care of the farm since Walter was not there to help him. Oscar traded this farm for the Cole farm so he ended up getting the Cole farm free and clear. Esther ID 0198 and Milton ID0043 both attended Green Twp school while they were living here. This school was located across the river off of 28 south of Fairview
 
S24 Interview - Walter Clifton Robbins ID0005 - 20 Mar 2007. Taped while driving in a car. Acc000875/Doc0883.pdf,

Extract: In 1940 They got their first electricity at the Fairview Farm - It was a Co-op of some kind out of Portland. They paid something like $40 for a share in the Co-op - They also had to pay for the poles and the wire up to the farm from the road. Location: CR100N .67 miles east of CR1150W - Coordinates: 40 18 19.86W 85 11 00.23W [Google Earth] - Size: 103 acres.
 
S25 Loose Postcards (129) - To and from various family members, various dates. Transcriptions and Images at Robbhaas Web Page: (  http://www.robbhaasfamily.com/Robbins/Postcards_Loose.htm  ) Acc002820 - See:  PC-027 to 038

Shows Adress of the Fairview Farm to be R. R. 1, Redkey, Indiana
 
S26 Interview with Walter Clifton Robbins (8400 W CR400S, Yorktown, IN 47396) ID0005, by ID0001, 20 Sept 2005. Acc000522/Doc0879.pdf/ Doc0880.pdf, pages 3-5.

I refer to this farm as the "Cole Farm" because this is the name of the people who purchased the farm from Oscar and the people who were our neighbors while living in the neighborhood. This farm was situated in Union Twp, Delaware County, IN. It consisted of 40 acres with a house and a barn and other out buildings. Oscar had some milk cows here but not much else. The only child living with them at this time was Milton and possibly Esther
 
S27 Delaware County Indiana Official Farm Plat Book and Directory (Madison, Wisconsin: County Plat and Directory Co., Inc., nd [1957]); Bk3332/Doc4710.pdf, page 33, section 8

Shows the Cole Farm to be 40 acres and belonging to Wm & M Cole.
 
S28 Delaware County, Indiana Plat Book 1991 (LaPorte, Indiana: Emmons Hart, 1991. Bk3628), page 42

Shows the farms owned by Kenneth & Pauline Light who bought the 110 acre farm from Walter & Norma Robbins in 1958. This map shows that in 1991 they owned all of the farms once owned by the Robbins family with the exception of the farm of Milton. The farms they own include: the 110 acre farm, the Cole Farm, and the CR1270N farm of Oscar & Grace Robbins. They own extensive land beyond these farms
 
S29 Farm Plat Book and Business Guide Delaware County Indiana. Rockford, Illinois: Rockford Map Publishers, 1952. Bk1869, page 43 - Doc1133.pdf

Shows the CR1270N farm owned by Oscar and Grace Robbins in section 7
 
S30 Interview with Walter Clifton Robbins (8400 W CR400S, Yorktown, IN 47396) ID0005, by ID0001, 20 Sept 2005. Acc000522/Doc0879.pdf/ Doc0880.pdf, pages 3, 4.

This farm was 140 acres. Started with 183 acres and Oscar gave Milton 43 acres on the south side of CR1270N which left 140. This farm was in both Delaware and Blackford Counties. 61 acres of it was in Delaware Co. This farm was probably purchased around 1946 or 1947. Oscar and Grace were living here when Walter and family was living at the 26 acre farm north of Eaton.

Note: see the 1952 plat book which shows dad as the owner of the 26 acre farm and Oscar and Milton owners of the farms.

 
S31 Delaware County Indiana Official Farm Plat Book and Directory (Madison, Wisconsin: County Plat and Directory Co., Inc., nd [1957]); Bk3332/Doc4710.pdf, page 33 (PDF page 35), section 7 & 8

Section 7:  Shows the Oscar Robbins and Milton Robbins Farms
   -  Only a part (63 acres)  of the Oscar Robbins farm was in Delaware County, the remainder of it (79 acres) was in Blackford County
Section 8: 
1.  110-acre farm of Walter Robbins
2.  the 40 acre farm of Wm & M. Cole
 
S32 Newspaper Article, Oscar C. Robbins, Public Sale, Cadiz Farm, Noblesville Ledger (Noblesville, Indiana), 21 Feb 1921, page 5, Col. 1, 2, 3. Doc4563.pdf.

PUBLIC SALE
The undersigned will sell, without reserve, to the highest bidder, 1 mile southwest of Cadiz, 2 miles north and 2 miles east of Kennard and 7 miles northwest of New Castle, in Henry county, Ind.
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 22ND
---The Following Real Estate and Personal Property, To-wit:---

80 ACRE FARM

Consisting of good productive corn land; largely black soil and improved with a good 9 room frame house, with slate roof; good cellar; good driven well, with water pumped to house and barn; fine cistern; good hip roof barn, 36x40; double crib, 16x28; a new hog house, 16x36; good hen house, 12x40; fair orchard; seven acres blue grass and three acres in timber; well drained and fairly well fenced.

PERSONAL PROPERTY

Coming six year old black horse, weight 1250 pounds; six year old black mare, weight 1250 lbs.; 5 year old gelding, weight 1350; 4 year old bay gelding, weight 1300. One six year old roan cow, to be fresh by day of sale; six year old Jersey cow, fresh in April; 7 Big Type Poland China gilts, due to farrow in March and April; Big Type male hog; these hogs are pure bred and eligible to register; 9 geeding shoats, weighing about 100 lbs. each. 600 bushels corn in crib; some shock fodder and corn; about 400 bushels oats; about 5 tons good mixed hay, some straw; good manure spreader; farm wagon with hay ladder and hog rack attachment; hay loader; mower; sulky riding breaking plow and many other tools. Household articles, etc.

TERMS OF SALE

REAL ESTATE---$1,000 cash. Balance March 1st. $8,000 loan to be assumed as part of purchase price.
PERSONAL PROPERTY---$10.00 and under cash. Sums over $10.00 a credit of six months without interest on notes with approved freehold surety. 3 per cent discount for cash on sums entitled to credit. No property to be removed until terms are complied with.
Kennard is on the Honey Bee Traction Line and upon request parties will be met at the station and furnished free transportation.
--------------- Sale to Begin at 10:00 o'clock A. M. --------------
OSCAR C. ROBBINS
R. C. Foland, Auctioneer, Noblesville, Indiana
 
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