We now have a date and a place for the Robbins Bicentennial Reunion in 2022. Saturday, July 30th, at the Westport Community Center in Westport, Indiana, about 20-minutes south of Greensburg, will be the location for the event. The Robbins family first arrived in Decatur County in 1822; a 1,000-person reunion was held in 1922; and we hope to have a great attendance at this once-in-a-lifetime event. Decatur County is also celebrating it’s bicentennial next year and there will be county-wide events.
In 1822 the children of William, Absalom, and Jacob Robbins arrived in Decatur County, with their parents and other relatives arriving over about the next ten years. They were later joined by some of the families of their younger siblings James Robbins and Margaret (Robbins) Robbins (she was married to Thomas Robbins). Other members of the family settled in nearby Jennings, Scott, Bartholomew, Washington, and Jefferson counties. I will highlight some of the Decatur County families in upcoming blog posts.
With the date and venue scheduled, we can now begin more serious planning. Safety considerations for Covid, publicity, food and catering, cemetery and local history excursions, and more, all remain to be planned. Any blog readers who would like to help, in any way at all, can contact me at “mittge @ yahoo.com.” If you have Facebook an Events page has been set up by cousin Laura Robbins Miller. Contact me for an invitation to this private group. And keep reading this blog for further updates!