|Wilkes County, Georgia Obituary - Rev. J.J. Robinson, D.D.|
College Notes---Last Monday morning President Boardman announced the death of Rev. J.J. Robinson, D.D., second President of Maryville College, which occurred Nov. 8th at Atlanta, Georgia.
Dr. Robinson was born in Washington, Wilkes County, Ga., Jan. 16, 1822, and was the son of Col. J.W. Robinson.
He graduated, with the highest honors from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville in 1845, and from Union Theological Seminary in New York in 1849. He was licensed by Union Presbytery at Knoxville, 1849 and for a time assisted Rev. J.H. Myers, then pastor of the second church; Stated Supply, Athens, Tenn., 1851-52; Professor of Sacred Literature in Maryville College, 1852-56; stated supply, Midway, Ky., 1856-57; President of Maryville College, 1857-61; stated supply, Rogersville, Tenn., 1862-64; President at Rome and Lexington, Ga., 1864-67; stated supply Enpanla, Ala., 1867-80. Pastor, Roswell, Ga., 1882 until within a few years past, since which time he has resided in Atlanta.
Dr. Robinson was a very able and accomplished scholar and preacher. His administration of the college was a successful one. He wrote a Life of President Anderson. A few years ago his residence was destroyed by fire and he lost all his sermons and other valuable papers. His recent years have been spent in great feebleness and death was a glad relief to him.
Rev. J. J. Robinson obituary, Maryville, Tennessee, The Maryville Times, Wednesday, December 5, 1894.
SUBMITTED BY: Caleb G. Teffeteller