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General David Robinson (1754 1842)

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General David Robinson (1754-1842)

General David Robinson (November 22, 1754 - December 12, 1842) was a Vermont soldier active in the American Revolution, ultimately promoted to the rank of Major General.

Robinson was born in Hardwick, Massachusetts as the eighth child of Captain Samuel Robinson, and moved to Bennington, Vermont with his father in 1761. He served in the Revolution as a private at the Battle of Bennington on August 16, 1777, and rose rapidly by regular promotion to the rank of Major General. He resigned that office in 1817. From 1789-1811 he also served as sheriff of Bennington County, then was appointed United States Marshal, which office he held until 1819. General Robinson died in Bennington on December 12, 1842, or alternatively December 11, 1843 according to his gravestone.


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