Robbins, Silas W.

b. 1785, in Connecticut; d. 1870, in Springfield, Illinois. In 1825, Robbins moved from Massachusetts to Kentucky, where he practiced law and served as a judge. In 1841, he left Kentucky and came to Springfield, Illinois, and continued the practice of law. In 1852, he retired from the law and moved to a farm outside of Springfield.
John Palmer, ed., The Bench and Bar of Illinois: Historical and Reminiscent (Chicago: Lewis Publishing Co., 1899), 1:180; Sangamon County, Illinois, Seventh Census of the United States, 1850.