Sitting on front row (left to right,) my grandparents, Matthew and Hattie Moore Pair and Grandma Hattie's brother Washington Moore and his wife Candace.
The Robinson Family Cemetery is located adjacent to Antioch Baptist Church in the Skippers area of Greensville County, VA. My first visit to this family cemetery was Saturday, May 23, 1987, when my paternal grandfather, Matthew Dennis “Mack” Pair (1897-1987) was buried.
Since my parents were separated much of my life, I did not spend much time as a child getting to know my father’s family. It was around 1986, after discovering that my grandfather lived in Richmond, VA, that I began to take interest in getting to know this side of the family. My sister Doretha moved to Richmond that year and so one day we decided to visit Grandpa Mack who was living with his daughter Liz. Aunt Liz introduced us to her father and we just spoke, but did not engage in a conversation. Grandpa Mack died the next year.
While at the Robinson Family Cemetery on the day of Grandpa Mack’s burial, my father pointed out the grave of his mother, Hattie Moore Pair (1902-1956.) This was the first time I even knew her name. Later, in 1994 after I began family history research, I went back to the cemetery with Grandma Hattie’s youngest brother, Channie. Uncle Channie pointed out additional graves which not only included my grandparents, but some of their children and their spouses, as well as some of the Robinson family members, who were his maternal family. Uncle Channie pointed out an unmarked grave, which he believed to be the grave of his maternal grandfather, Joshua Robinson (1846-1935).
Below is a list of my ROBINSON, MOORE, and PAIR family members buried in the Robinson Family Cemetery.
Burials - Robinson Family Cemetery,
Surname, First Name, Birth Year/Death Year, Relationship
- Green, Amos, Sr., 1921-1974, Husband of Sarah Pair Green
- Johnson Moore, Candis, 1903-1986, Wife of Washington Moore
- Jones Moore, Thelma, 1915-1979, Wife of John Marshall Moore
- Moore Robinson, Alice Virginia, 1926-1991, Daughter of Washington and Candace Moore
- Moore, Charlie Buster, 1911-2004, Son of Robert and Mary Eliza Robinson Moore
- Moore, Dale Bert, 1940-2005, Son of James Jefferson Moore and grandson of Robert and Mary Eliza Robinson Moore
- Moore Pair, Hattie Maude, 1902-1956, My paternal grandmother
- Moore, Robert, abt. 1869-1955, My great grandfather and husband of Mary Eliza Robinson Moore
- Moore, Samuel Bell, 1917-2003, Son of Robert and Mary Eliza Robinson Moore
- Moore Foster, Sarah Ann, 1906-1995, Daughter of Robert and Mary Eliza Robinson Moore
- Moore, Washington, 1900-1997, Son of Robert and Mary Eliza Robinson Moore
- Pair Green, Lucille, 1923-1983, Daughter of Matthew and Hattie Moore Pair
- Pair, Matthew Dennis, 1897-1987, My paternal grandfather
- Pair Green, Sarah, 1928-2007, Daughter of Matthew and Hattie Moore Pair
- Robinson, Charlie, 1891-1971, Son of Joshua and Ersie Jane Providence Robinson
- Robinson, Joshua, 1846-1935, My great-great grandfather and father of Mary Eliza Robinson Moore
- Robinson Moore, Mary Eliza, abt. 1880-1920, My great grandmother and wife of Robert Moore
- Robinson, Moses, 1893-1979, Son of Joshua and Ersie Jane Providence Robinson