Mary Robinson

Female25 August 1817–28 September 1863

Brief Life History of Mary

When Mary Robinson was born on 25 August 1817, in Edinburg, Saratoga, New York, United States, her father, Issachar Robinson, was 29 and her mother, Mary Pettenger, was 33. She married Christopher Walthart about 1837. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She lived in Homer, Calhoun, Michigan, United States in 1850 and Northampton, Fulton, New York, United States for about 5 years. She died on 28 September 1863, at the age of 46, and was buried in Northville, Fulton, New York, United States.

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Family Time Line

Christopher Walthart
Mary Robinson
Marriage: about 1837
Fidelia A Walthart
Mary J Walthart
Samuel J Walthart

Sources (3)

  • Mary Maltheart in household of Christopher Maltheart, "New York State Census, 1855"
  • Mary Walthart in household of C Walthart, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Mary Walthart in household of Christopher Walthart, "United States Census, 1860"

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  • Marriage
    about 1837
  • Children (3)

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    Siblings (12)

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    World Events (8)

    1819 · Panic! of 1819

    Age 2

    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

    1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

    Age 10

    During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.

    1830 · The Second Great Awakening

    Age 13

    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.

    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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