Robbins, Elijah was born in. Thompson, Connecticut, March 12, 1828. He graduated from Yale College in 1856, and from East Windsor Theological Seminary in 1859, and in the latter year sailed for the Zulu Mission. Here he labored for nearly thirty years. For the first few years he was stationed at Umzumbe, but later in connection, with the mission training-school at Adams. He died June 30, 1889.