Thursday, March 27, 2014

W. A. Robinett (or Robinette)

Robinett, W. A. This is likely Wesley Allen Robinette, born March 20, 1861 in Georgia to Wesley and Elizabeth Robinette. He married Callie Ann Cunningham in 1883 in Pike County, Alabama, and died October 13, 1945. He is buried in the Mount Pleasant Baptist Church Cemetery at Grimes in Dale County, Alabama. Another possibility is Warren A. Robinette (1878-1949), who is buried at the City Cemetery in Enterprise, Coffee County, Alabama. Robinette/Robinett was on the 1902 Revision Committee for The Sacred Harp. He was also a member of the 1909 and 1911 J. L. White Sacred Harp book revision committees. No. 66, Security, was originally attributed to Robinett, though later printings dropped the attribution (whether by mistake or by way of correction is not known).
66        Security
86b       Clayton (removed in 1950)
243a     Yarbrough
271a     Safety
418       Rees (arranged bass)

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