Seth Banister Robinson

Male14 March 1828–14 June 1886

Brief Life History of Seth Banister

When Seth Banister Robinson was born on 14 March 1828, in Barre, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Colonel Joseph Robinson, was 31 and his mother, Caroline Cutler Banister, was 22. He married Caroline Maria Lee on 12 June 1860. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Oyster Bay, Nassau, New York, United States in 1940 and New York City, New York, United States in 1956. He died on 14 June 1886, in New York City, New York County, New York, United States, at the age of 58, and was buried in Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, United States.

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Family Time Line

Seth Banister Robinson
Caroline Maria Lee
Marriage: 12 June 1860
William Banister Robinson
Henry Lee Robinson
Harriet Alena Robinson
Seth Banister Robinson
Lillian May Robinson

Sources (14)

  • Bradford Mills in household of H Dudley Mills, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Seth Bannister Robinson, 1828, HARDWICK,WORCESTER, "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
  • Seth B. Robinson, "New York, New York City Marriage Records, 1829-1938"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    12 June 1860
  • Children (5)

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    Siblings (7)

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    World Events (7)

    1830 · The Second Great Awakening

    Age 2

    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

    1830 · The Oregon Trail

    Age 2

    Many people started their 2,170-mile West trek to settle the land found by Louis and Clark. They used large-wheeled wagons to pack most of their belongings and were guided by trails that were made by the previous trappers and traders who walked the area. Over time the trail needed annual improvements to make the trip faster and safer. Most of Interstate 80 and 84 cover most of the ground that was the original trail.


    Age 18

    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    Name Meaning

    English (Lancashire and Yorkshire): patronymic from the Middle English personal name Robin , a pet form of Robert , + -son. This surname is also very common among African Americans.

    French: from a pet form of the personal name Robin .

    West Indian (including Haiti) and Guyanese: most likely not (only) of English or French origin as in 1 above and 2 above, but also, if not mostly, from the related name of the famous Daniel Defoe's literary character Robinson Crusoe (from a novel first published in 1719).

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

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