Robert Gilchrist

Male24 December 1810–28 May 1851

Brief Life History of Robert

When Robert Gilchrist was born on 24 December 1810, in Savannah, Ashland, Ohio, United States, his father, William Gilchrist, was 28 and his mother, Jane Orr, was 25. He married Martha Gregg on 20 December 1836, in Richland, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Mahaska, Iowa, United States in 1850. He died on 28 May 1851, in Oskaloosa, Mahaska, Iowa, United States, at the age of 40, and was buried in Oskaloosa, Mahaska, Iowa, United States.

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Robert Gilchrist
Martha Gregg
Marriage: 20 December 1836
Elizabeth Gilchrist
William Gilchrist
Jane Gregg Gilchrist

Sources (8)

  • Robert Gilehorest, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Robert Gelcrist, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"
  • Robert Gilchrist, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    20 December 1836Richland, Ohio, United States
  • Children (3)

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    Siblings (9)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 2

    War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

    1812 · War of 1812

    Age 2

    Because of the outbreak of war from Napoleonic France, Britain decided to blockade the trade between the United States and the French. The US then fought this action and said it was illegal under international law. Britain supplied Native Americans who raided settlers living on the frontier and halting expansion westward. In 1814, one of the British raids stormed into Washington D.C. burning down the capital. Neither the Americans or the British wanted to continue fighting, so negotiations of peace began. After Treaty of Ghent was signed, Unaware of the treaty, British forces invaded Louisiana but were defeated in January 1815.

    1825 · The Crimes Act

    Age 15

    The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish (western) and Irish (Down): from Gaelic Mac Giolla Chríosd, Mac Gille Chríosd ‘son of the servant of Christ’.

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

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