That Robinson Connection Again

©Renee 2013

Someone else is touching on old research here:

While not hot and new bits of info for those of us that have been reading for 5 years, it is a new write up of this information, and an excellent post for those just now making these connections for the first time. Thank you to this writer.

We have covered the Robinson name before, and that post covers the Robinson island in Hawaii, as well as other connections. That post is found here:


We have also covered Percy Sutton who was the lawyer for Malcolm Little aka Malcolm X. Other Sutton connections are covered here with Enron etc. :

*NOTE* Middle name of Ellis*

We all found long ago (2008 primaries) the connection to Donald Warden and Percy Sutton, and the Saudi royal ties. Also remember that Muna Hussein (wife 2 of King Hussein of Jordan) is part of the Gardenier/ Gardner family, with parents that include names of Percy (Piercey, Pierce etc..) and  Sutton.

More on Sutton, Enron, Gov Gray Davis, Graham family and his father William Rhodes Davis, Cecil Rhodes and DeBeers-Rothchild, Africa, Kimberly mine, Kimberly Clark, Northern Trust etc.. is here:

Paul Gardner ALLEN of Microsoft-Seattle with Bill Gates:


Another Antoin:

Princess Muna al-Hussein (born Antoinette Avril Gardiner. 25 April 1941) is the mother of King Abdullah II of Jordan. Until their divorce on 21 December 1971, she was the second wife of Hussein, the late King of Jordan. She is British by birth, but was renamed Muna al-Hussein at the time of the marriage for the sake of Jordanian culture.

Spouse Hussein of Jordan
Abdullah II of Jordan
Prince Faisal
Princess Aisha
Princess Zein
House Hashemite
Father Walter Percy Gardiner
Mother Doris Elizabeth Sutton
 Born (1941-04-25) 25 April 1941 (age 71)
Chelmondiston, Suffolk UK

*Joseph W. Sutton of Enron fame with Gov. Gray Davis (Graham) of California.

We have also looked into Valerie Jarrett and her dad Vernon, and mother Barbara. Now we come to other interesting notes. Let me point them out here. People are completely missing other connections found years ago. Let me try to clearly explain them. Note the names please.

Marvin Pierce (17 June 1893 – 17 July 1969) was president of McCall Corporation, the publisher of the popular women’s magazines Redbook and McCall’s.

Marvin Pierce was born in Sharpsville, Pennsylvania to Scott Pierce and Mabel Marvin. Marvin was a 1916 graduate of Miami University, Oxford, Ohio. His ancestor, an early New England colonist, was also a descendant of Franklin Pierce, the 14th President of the United States. At Miami University, where he was a member of Beta Theta Pi Fraternity, he was nicknamed “Monk” and was a stand-out athlete in football, basketball, baseball and tennis. He was inducted into Miami’s Athletic Hall of Fame in 1972.

Pierce’s first marriage was to Pauline Robinson who was born in 1896 to Ohio Supreme Court justice, James E. Robinson and died on 23 September 1949. They had four children together:

W magazine once described Pauline Robinson as “beautiful, fabulous, critical, and meddling” and “a former beauty from Ohio with extravagant tastes”

Born James Howard Marshall II
(1905-01-24)January 24, 1905
Germantown, Pennsylvania
Died August 4, 1995(1995-08-04) (aged 90)
Harris County, Texas
Alma mater Haverford College
Yale Law School
Spouse(s) Eleanor M. Pierce (1931–61; divorced)
Bettye Bohannon (1961–91; her death)
Anna Nicole Smith (1994–1995; his death)
Children J. Howard Marshall III
E. Pierce Marshall


Pauline it is said had a relationship with him:

Now again, notice the names…

First, an Obama consultant. Valerie Bowman Jarrett:

Jarrett was born in Shiraz, Iran to American parents James E. Bowman and Barbara Taylor Bowman. Her father, a pathologist and geneticist, ran a hospital for children in Shiraz in 1950, as part of a program where American physicians and agricultural experts sought to help jump-start developing countries’ health and farming efforts.

When she was five, the family moved to London for one year, returning to Chicago in 1963.

In 1966 her mother was one of four child advocates that created the Erikson Institute. The Institute was established to provide advanced knowledge in child development for teachers and other professionals working with young children.

As a child she spoke Persian and French.

Jarrett graduated from Northfield Mount Hermon in 1974. She earned a B.A. in Psychology from Stanford University in 1978, and a Juris Doctor (J.D.) from the University of Michigan Law School in 1981.

In 1983 Jarrett married William Robert Jarrett, son of famed Chicago Sun-Times reporter Vernon Jarrett

Barbara TAYLOR Bowman*

Bowman was born and raised on the south side of Chicago, Illinois. Her grandfather was architect Robert Robinson Taylor, and her father, Robert Rochon Taylor, was on the board of the Chicago Housing Authority. After receiving a B.A. degree from Sarah Lawrence College, she began teaching at the University of Chicago Laboratory Schoolsnursery school, while simultaneously earning her M.A. degree in education from the University of Chicago in 1952. She went on to teach at preschools and elementary schools.

Robert Robinson Taylor (June 8, 1868 – 1942) was an American architect; by some accounts the first accredited African American Architect in the United States.

Taylor enrolled at Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1888, the first African American student at MIT, and was associated with Tuskegee University once called Tuskegee Institute, designing most of the buildings on campus completed prior to 1932, and even serving as second-in-command to Tuskegee’s founder and first President, Dr. Booker T. Washington. He died while attending services at the Tuskegee Chapel, a building he considered his finest achievement.

The Robert Taylor Homes were named for his son.

He was born on June 8, 1868 in Wilmington, North Carolina. In 1888 he attended Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In June 1890 and again in September 1891, he was recommended for the Loring Scholarship, which he held for two consecutive academic years: 1890-1891 and 1891-1892. During his course of study at MIT, Taylor talked in person on more than one occasion with Booker T. Washington. What Washington had in mind was for Taylor to develop the industrial program at Tuskegee and to plan and direct the construction of new buildings for the campus. At the MIT faculty meeting on May 26, 1892, Taylor was one of 12 students in Course IV recommended for the degree in architecture. The class of 1892 was the largest on record since MIT’s founding. After graduation Taylor did not head directly to Tuskegee. Robert Taylor finally accepted the Tuskegee offer in the fall or winter of 1892.

Taylor’s first building project on the Tuskegee University campus was the Science Hall (Thrasher Hall) completed in 1893. The new Science Hall was constructed entirely by students, using bricks made also by students under Taylor’s supervision. The project epitomized Washington’s philosophy of instilling in Tuskegee students, the descendants of former enslaved Africans, the value and dignity of physical labor and it provided an example to the world of the capabilities of African Americans in the building trades, and it underscored the larger potential of the manual training curricula being developed at Tuskegee.

A number of other buildings followed, including the original Tuskegee Chapel, erected between 1895 and 1898. After the Chapel came The Oaks, built in 1899, home of the Tuskegee University president.

From 1899-1902 Taylor returned to Cleveland, Ohio to work on his own and for the architectural firm of Charles W. Hopkinson. Following his return to Tuskegee from Cleveland in 1902, he served as architect and director of “mechanical industries” until his retirement in the mid-1930s.

To develop a sound curriculum at Tuskegee, both Washington and Taylor looked to MIT as a model. Taylor’s own admiration for MIT as a model for Tuskegee’s development was conveyed in a speech that he delivered at MIT in 1911.

Taylor cited examples to the 1911 US Congress in a paper to illustrate the kinds of rigorous ideas, approaches, and methods that Tuskegee had adopted from MIT and successfully applied within the context of a black educational institution.

Taylor also designed buildings that were not at Tuskegee. These include Carnegie libraries at Wiley University in Marshall TX and at Livingston College in Salisbury NC. With his later partner, the black architect Louis H. Persley, he did large buildings at Selma University in Selma, AL, and the Colored Masonic Temple, which is also an office building and entertainment venue, in Birmingham AL.


Note* W.E.B Dubois and Shirley Graham Dubois*

More on the Bell, Graham, Alexander, Gomer, Wood (Dubois means “wood” in french) etc..connections here:

And here:

And Pope and Alexander etc…are here:


Born Robert Wood Johnson IV
(1947-04-12) April 12, 1947 (age 65)
New Brunswick, New Jersey, U.S.
Residence New York City
Education University of Arizona
Occupation New York Jets owner, philanthropist
Religion Christian
Spouse(s) Nancy Sale Johnson Rashad (m. 1977-2001)
Suzanne Ircha Johnson
(m. 2009-present)
Children Casey Johnson (1979-2010)
Jamie Johnson (b. 1982)
Daisy Johnson (b. 1987)
Robert Wood Johnson V (b. 2006)
Jack Wood Johnson (b. 2008)
Parents Robert Wood Johnson III (1920-1970)
Betty Wold Johnson

Born Phylicia Ayers-Allen
(1948-06-19) June 19, 1948 (age 64)
Houston, Texas, U.S.
Years active 1972–present
Spouse(s) William Lancelot Bowles, Jr. (1972–1975)
Victor Willis (1978–1982)
Ahmad Rashād (1985–2001)

Bowles ? Just them again…

Parker/Bowles (like Nica ROTHSCHILD and Charlie Parker):,_Duchess_of_Cornwall

And on this side of the pond:

Now let us connect a bit deeper…

Robert Robinson Taylor also built and designed places in other parts of the world:

*NOTE*KERR/Rogers above*

Few blacks were part of the MIT community in its early years, even though founder William Barton Rogers had shown a keen interest in issues relating to race. In 1863, Rogers had praised blacks–particularly the bravery exhibited by black troops during the Civil War–and noted “the capacity of these people for knowledge and training.” The earliest evidence of blacks at MIT dates from the 1870s, more than a decade later, in photographs of service staff in the old drill hall and gymnasium on Boylston and Clarendon Streets in downtown Boston. “Jones’ Lunch,” a small cafeteria located at one end of the gym, was run by a black caterer named Jones, with the assistance of a small staff of black cooks, washers, and waiters. Evidently there were no black faculty and no black students at MIT at the time. The first black student to attend MIT appears to have been Robert Robinson Taylor, who enrolled in 1888. Almost seventy more years elapsed before the first black faculty member–Joseph R. Applegate, a linguist–was hired in 1955.

Robert Taylor arrived in Boston in September 1888. Despite skepticism on the part of friends and relatives back home in Wilmington, North Carolina, he was brimming with enthusiasm about the prospect of attending MIT. “When it was known that I was to leave my home to study at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology,” Taylor later recalled, “many of the home people asked, What is the use? And a question of similar nature was asked by many in other places. After graduation, what? Where is the field?” These were valid, practical questions. What opportunities existed for a young black Southerner trained at a white institution in the northeast? Was it worth all the trouble and expense?

Born on 8 June 1868 in Wilmington, Taylor came from a relatively privileged family background. His father, Henry Taylor, was the son of a white slaveowner and black mother, and as such had been allowed enough freedom before the Civil War to go into business for himself. He developed a prosperous career as a contractor and builder, constructing cargo ships that plied trade routes between the United States and South America via the Caribbean. Also active in building construction, he erected a number of commercial and residential edifices in the Wilmington area and elsewhere. The Taylor family resided at 112 North 8th Street in Wilmington.

Robert Taylor’s early schooling took place in Wilmington at the Williston School and later at the Gregory Institute, a school for blacks operated and maintained by the American Missionary Association. After graduating, he worked in his father’s business and learned the rudiments of the building trade. Both father and son soon agreed that the younger Taylor should formalize his technical training. They set their sights on MIT, arguably the institution with the best program in architecture available. “The Institute,” as one professor in the architecture department described it around this time, “offers unsurpassed advantages for the study of architecture.” With this reputation to go on, the doubts expressed by friends and relatives did not dampen the Taylors’ enthusiasm. When Robert Taylor arrived in Boston to sit the entrance examination for MIT, he was hopeful–even confident–that he would be admitted to the Institute that fall.


Also note from same link above:

During his course of study at MIT, Taylor talked in person on more than one occasion with Booker T. Washington, the prominent black educator and race leader from Tuskegee, Alabama. In 1881, about a decade earlier, Washington had founded Tuskegee Institute–a black school that started as a normal (teacher training) school with a few ramshackle buildings and a small grant from the state of Alabama, but that within a couple of decades became one of the best-known African-American schools in the nation, with substantial funding from northern philanthropists, industrialists, and businessmen such as Andrew Carnegie and Julius Rosenwald. In contrast with the emphasis placed on intellectual pursuits by W. E. B. Du Bois and some other contemporary black leaders, the curriculum at Tuskegee stressed manual training, industrial education, and useful crafts that would prepare students for jobs. Washington advocated a gradualist rather than a radical approach to improving conditions for blacks in the post-Emancipation period, with hard work and self-help as the primary channels to economic and social advancement.


And also from link above, note this important connection:

Taylor arrived at Tuskegee in the fall or winter of 1892. With the exception of a brief period from 1899-1902, when he returned to Cleveland to work on his own and as a draughtsman for the architectural firm of Charles W. Hopkinson, his entire career was spent at Tuskegee. He was instructor in architectural drawing and architect to the institution, 1892-99. Following his return to Tuskegee from Cleveland in 1902, he served as architect and director of “mechanical industries” (sometimes referred to simply as “industries” or as “industrial training”) until his retirement in the mid-1930s. He also served for a period as vice-principal of Tuskegee, beginning in 1925. In 1929, under the joint sponsorship of the Phelps-Stokes Fund, the Liberian government, and Firestone Rubber, he went to Kakata, Liberia to lay out architectural plans and devise a program in industrial training for the proposed Booker T. Washington Institute. This institution became known as “the Tuskegee of Africa.” Also in 1929, Taylor was awarded an honorary doctorate by Lincoln University in Pennsylvania. He served on the Mississippi Valley Flood Relief Commission (appointed by President Herbert Hoover) and was chairman of the Tuskegee chapter of the American Red Cross. Following his retirement to his native Wilmington in 1935, the governor of North Carolina appointed him to the board of trustees of Fayetteville State Teachers College. Taylor was also a trustee of Chestnut Street Presbyterian Church in Wilmington and treasurer of the local “colored” library board. He was a mason, as well as a member of the Phi Gamma Mu and Phi Beta Sigma fraternities, the Society of Arts in Boston, the American Economic Society, and the Business League of Tuskegee.

Class in mechanical<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />
drawing,<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />
 Tuskegee Institute, ca. 1897
Class in mechanical drawing, Tuskegee Institute, ca. 1897;
Taylor is at right. Source:
Southern Letter 14 (Feb. 1897): 1

At Tuskegee, Taylor was known as a hard, productive worker and as a devoted advocate of Washington’s educational and social vision. His first building on campus–Science Hall–was completed in 1893. Max Bennett Thrasher, a prominent white ally of Washington’s (Science Hall was later renamed Thrasher Hall in his honor), described the building as “a handsome three-story brick building containing class-rooms, laboratories and several sleeping rooms for the teachers and boys.”


More connections to Africa are here:

And this story, before the one above:

Another Taylor. Her mother was Fanny June Taylor*

And Taylor again in Liberia:

Charles McArthur Ghankay Taylor (born 28 January 1948) is a former Liberian politician who was the 22nd President of Liberia, serving from 2 August 1997 until his resignation on 11 August 2003.

Born in Arthington, Montserrado County, Liberia, Taylor earned a degree at Bentley College in the United States before returning to Liberia to work in the government of Samuel Doe. After being removed for embezzlement, he eventually arrived in Libya, where he was trained as a guerilla fighter. He returned to Liberia in 1989 as the head of a Libyan-backed resistance group, the National Patriotic Front of Liberia, to overthrow the Doe regime, initiating the First Liberian Civil War (1989–96). Following Doe’s execution, Taylor gained control of a large portion of the country and became one of the most prominent warlords in Africa] Following a peace deal that ended the war, Taylor coerced the population into electing him president in the 1997 general election.

During his term of office, Taylor was accused of war crimes and crimes against humanity as a result of his involvement in the Sierra Leone Civil War (1991–2002). Domestically, opposition to his regime grew, culminating in the outbreak of the Second Liberian Civil War (1999–2003). By 2003, he had lost control of much of the countryside and was formally indicted by the Special Court for Sierra Leone. That year, he resigned as a result of growing international pressure and went into exile in Nigeria. In 2006, the newly elected President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf formally requested his extradition, after which he was detained by UN authorities in Sierra Leone and then at the Penitentiary Institution Haaglanden in The Hague, awaiting trial. He was found guilty in April 2012 of all eleven charges levied by the Special Court, including terror, murder and rape. In May he was sentenced to 50 years in prison. Reading the sentencing statement, Presiding Judge Richard Lussick said: “The accused has been found responsible for aiding and abetting as well as planning some of the most heinous and brutal crimes recorded in human history.

Charles Taylor
22nd President of Liberia
In office
2 August 1997 – 11 August 2003
Vice President Enoch Dogolea
Moses Blah
Preceded by Ruth Perry (Chairperson of the Council of State)
Succeeded by Moses Blah
Personal details
Born Charles McArthur Taylor
(1948-01-28) 28 January 1948 (age 65)
Arthington, Liberia
Political party National Patriotic Party
Spouse(s) Jewel Howard (1997–2006)
Children [Silvia Zoe Taylor, Charles Emmanuel Taylor, Charen Zally Taylor, Camille Grace Taylor,Phillip Charles Taylor, Charlyne Adrina Taylor, Charal Gina Taylor, Charmaine Taylor, Beuford Jensen Taylor, Gritchawn Taylor, Charishma Taylor, Neilson Taylor, Charmilah Taylor, Charlize Taylor
  Religion: Previously Christianity, now Judaism from Johnson above, we go to this Johnson, and this Rogers: Publishing Company, Inc. is an American publishing company founded in November 1942 by John H. Johnson, headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, The company is privately held, and its chief executive officer is Desiree Rogers.snip~Finally, one other little connection I previously found to King Hussein of Jordan and Muna (Gardner, Sutton, Percy)Look up Noor (wife 4) Lisa from Dallas but again, this is a River Oaks (part of Houston, Texas) connection to the king: W. Mecom was from River Oaks (Houston, Texas)He lived a bit in Jordan and was close to King Hussein of Jordan as he secured the oil rights in Jordan. See also Mecom oil wells, plastics, hotels, natural gas pipeline, chemical plants etc..

In 1964 oil magnate John W. Mecom and his wife Mary presented Mecom ….. This car was named for John Mecom Sr’s best customer King Hussein of Jordan.,_Sr.

John W. Mecom Sr (January 13, 1911 – October 12, 1981) was an American businessman.

John Whitfield Mecom Sr found success as an independent oilman by acquiring abandoned oil wells and then making them profitable. He also developed new fields from Louisiana to Saudi Arabia.

He was once ranked as one of the top oil independents; however, he filed for bankruptcy in 1970. After reorganizing his John W. Mecom Company, he reopened his company, which he subsequently ran with his son, John W. Mecom Jr., former owner of the New Orleans Saints NFL football team.


Also from the River Oaks part of Houston, Texas:

Oscar Wyatt and wife Lynn Sakowitz Wyatt entertained royalty from all around the world:

Sakowitz, a nice DALLAS store. Like Bergdorf Goodman:

Mark’s wife Diane went home to Dallas after she left Mark in Africa after the coup with Simon Mann. I wonder if she knows Lisa aka Queen Noor of Jordan, as she was a Dallas girl too before she married King Hussein of Jordan as his 4th and final wife.

Queen Noor was born Lisa Najeeb Halaby in Washington, D.C. She is the daughter of Najeeb Halaby and Doris Carlquist (Swedish descent). Her father was an aviator, airline executive, and government official. He served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense in the Truman administration, before being appointed by John F. Kennedy to head the Federal Aviation Administration. Najeeb Halaby had a successful private-sector career, serving as CEO of Pan American World Airways from 1969 to 1972. The Halabys had two children following Lisa; a son, Christian, and a younger daughter, Alexa. They divorced in 1977.

Noor’s paternal grandfather, Najeeb Elias Halaby, a Syrian immigrant, was a petroleum broker, according to 1920 Census records. Merchant Stanley Marcus, however, recalled that in the mid-1920s, Halaby opened Halaby Galleries, a rug boutique and interior-decorating shop, at Neiman-Marcus in Dallas, Texas, and ran it with his Texas-born wife, Laura Wilkins (1889–1987, later Mrs. Urban B. Koen). Najeeb Halaby died shortly afterward, and his estate was unable to continue the new enterprise.


And what was her name before SHE married ? TAYLOR of course…

Claudia AltaLady BirdTaylor Johnson (December 22, 1912 – July 11, 2007) was First Lady of the United States (1963–69) during the presidency of her husband Lyndon B. Johnson.

Notably well educated for her time, she proved a capable manager and a shrewd investor. After marrying LBJ in 1934, when he was a political hopeful in Austin, Texas, she used a modest inheritance to bankroll his congressional campaign, and then ran his office while he was serving in the navy. Next, she bought a radio station and then a TV station, which would soon make them millionaires. As First Lady, she broke new ground by interacting directly with Congress, employing her own press secretary, and making a solo electioneering tour.

On December 18, 1964, Mecom’s private plane was mistakenly shot down by the Egyptian air force, killing both pilot and co-pilot. While Mecom survived, the incident strained U.S.-Egypt relations, Mecom being a friend and donor of Lyndon Johnson.

In December, 1965, Mecom offered to buy the Houston Chronicle, its building, the Rice Hotel and a 35 percent interest in Texas Commerce National Bank from Houston Endowment Inc.. The offer included a down payment of one million dollars. However, Mecom was unable to raise the additional cash to complete the sale, forcing him to cancel the transaction.

And another TAYLOR* from the Giffords/Roll incident in Tucson:

Now, a final TAYLOR, to tie it all in a bit…

Patrick F. Taylor (June 12, 1937 – November 6, 2004) was an American businessman, who was founder and CEO of the independent oil company Taylor Energy Company.

Taylor graduated from Louisiana State University with a degree in petroleum engineering. After working for independent oilman John W. Mecom, Sr., he established a consulting company. Along with Mecom, he founded the Circle Bar Drilling company in the 1970s. After Circle Bar was sold, he started Taylor Energy Company. Taylor Energy became the largest privately held oil and gas company in the Gulf of Mexico.

Taylor had a strong interest in education and humanitarian causes. He developed and promoted the “Taylor Plan”, adopted in Louisiana in 1998, which provides academically qualified students with state-paid tuition to college. It is known as the Taylor Opportunity Program for Students, or TOPS for short.

In 2004, Taylor was named #234 to the Forbes 400, a list compiled by Forbes magazine of the 400 richest Americans.

Before his death in 2004, the Patrick F. Taylor Science and Technology Academy in Jefferson, Louisiana was named after him. Each year, the school celebrates Founder’s Day to honor the man who gave so much to Louisiana education. Taylor’s widowed wife continues to play a close role with the school, visiting often, taking part in graduations, and accompanying students on trips to the Alabama Shakespeare Festival.

In 2007, a building on the LSU campus was renamed in honor of Taylor and all his accomplishments.

In 2009, Taylor was posthumously inducted into the Louisiana Political Museum and Hall of Fame in Winnfield, Louisiana

More on the John, de Janz, Armour and John’s son connections here in Africa with Alice and the Happy Valley swingers:

And more on the Simon/Simeon connections to Taylor,  Simon and Schuster, Ndesandjo, Africa, CBS Africa etc..

Ruth Sando Fahnbulleh Perry (born July 16, 1939) was Chairwoman of the Council of State of Liberia from 3 September 1996 until 2 August 1997, following the First Liberian Civil War

More at wiki link above on Liberia*

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