Isaac Rogers Robbins (1805-1883)

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Alternate Names Isaac R. Robbins
Birth 24 March 1805
Chesterfield (Recklesstown), Burlington Co., New Jersey, United States
Marriage Mary Ann Shinn Burtis, 21 March 1838
Abiah Russell Carter, 15 October 1851
Hannah Libby Carter, abt 1856
Death 4 January 1883
Provo, Utah Territory, United States
Gender Male
Religious Influence The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Callings First counselor in the Provo 2nd Ward
Authority Control
FamilySearch KWJZ-H38
MPOT 42831

Isaac Rogers Robbins was born 24 March 1805 in Chesterfield, New Jersey. He was a counselor to Samuel Brannan on the Ship Brooklyn, which carried over 230 Mormon emigrants around Cape Horn to Yerba Beuna (now San Francisco, California) in 1846.[1] Robbins also participated in the 1844 ouster of branch president Abner Burtis in New Egypt, New Jersey, when a conflict arose between Burtis and William Smith, a brother of the Mormon prophet Joseph Smith.[2] Robbins was also first counselor to James Bird in the first bishopric of the Provo 2nd Ward, created in 1852 in Provo, Utah.[3] He died 4 January 1883 in Provo, Utah.

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  1. Hansen, Lorin K., "Voyage of the Brooklyn," Dialogue, 21, no. 3 (Autumn 1988): 52, 54.
  2. "Defence of Elder William Smith, against the slanders of Abraham Brutis and others: in which are included several certificates, and the duties of members in the Church of Christ, in settling difficulties one with another, according to the Law of God." Church History Library.
  3. Jones, Albert. History of the 2nd Ecclesiastical Ward of Provo City (1911), p. 1.