Extremely little is known of Lewis Robbins. According
to the Ancestral File, he was born September 8, 1811 in Stockbridge
Massachusetts, the seventh of eleven children born to Asa Robbins and Louisa
Lewis was baptized into the Church at an early date,
for by 1834 he accompanied the Prophet Joseph Smith on Zions Camp, an expedition
to provide relief to the Saints in Missouri. In recognition of his faithfulness,
he was ordained a Seventy and called to the First Quorum of the Seventy.
In 1835 Lyman Smith and Lewis Robbins attempted to preach in Havanna, New York, but were harrassed by men "throwing hard apples at them." When they continued preaching, "the rowdies blew out their candles and kicked up a general row," forcing them to leave, and then pelted them "with a shower of mud.
On October 26, 1837 Elder Robbins married Francis
Smith who would bear him two children. The Robbins family took part in
the evacuation of Nauvoo and Francis died in Winter Quarters in 1849. Lewis
and the children continued on to Utah.
In 1853 Lewis married Martha Jarvis. Since the marriage
took place in Liverpool, England, it is likely that Lewis was in the British
Isles on a mission but no proof of this has been established. Martha
came to the America and settled in Utah. There she bore Lewis three children.
Elder Robbins died February 11, 1864 in Saint George,
Utah. Martha died February 12, 1907 in Salt Lake City, Utah.