Robert Andrew Martin Wilkerson

16 May 1831–26 November 1916 (Age 85)
Appomattox, Virginia, United States

The Life Summary of Robert Andrew Martin

When Robert Andrew Martin Wilkerson was born on 16 May 1831, in Appomattox, Virginia, United States, his father, James Owen Robert Wilkerson, was 42 and his mother, Elizabeth Morgan, was 37. He married Laura Lovina Anne Coon about 1851. They were the parents of at least 9 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Washington Township, Mercer, Missouri, United States for about 10 years and Medicine Township, Mercer, Missouri, United States in 1900. He died on 26 November 1916, in Canby, Clackamas, Oregon, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Canby, Clackamas, Oregon, United States.

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Family Time Line

Robert Andrew Martin Wilkerson
Laura Lovina Anne Coon
Marriage: about 1851
Samuel A Wilkerson
Edmond Wilkerson
James Dickson Wilkerson
Duncan Robert Wilkerson
Edmond Wilkerson
Elizabeth C. Wilkerson
George P Wilkerson
Jacob Wilkerson
Henry A Wilkerson
Mary E Wilkerson
Monroe S Wilkerson
Rachael A Wilkerson
Alice M Wilkerson

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World Events (8)

1832 · The Black Hawk War
Age 1
Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
1834 · Zion's Camp
Age 3
Joseph Smith, Jr. and a group of 200 volunteers departed Kirkland, Ohio, to aid scattered Latter-day Saints. The group known as Zion's Camp arrived to the Fishing River on June 19. A mob had gathered to attack and disjoin the group. A storm swept through the area and the river rose over 30 feet, which caused the mob to scatter.
Age 26
Historical Boundaries - 1857: Clackamas, Oregon Territory, United States; 1859: Clackamas, Oregon, United States

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from Wilkin .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (12)

  • Robert Wilkerson, "United States Census, 1870"
  • R A M Wilkerson, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Robert A Wilkerson, "United States Census, 1900"

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