Hannah Robinson

24 February 1698–1 February 1781 (Age 82)
New Haven, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America

The Life Summary of Hannah

When Hannah Robinson was born on 24 February 1698, in New Haven, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America, her father, Jacob Robinson, was 25 and her mother, Sarah Eliakim Hitchcock, was 28. She married Thomas Dawson in 1717, in East Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 4 daughters. She died on 1 February 1781, in Connecticut, United States, at the age of 82.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Dawson
Hannah Robinson
Marriage: 1717
Sarah Dawson
Lydia Dawson
Joseph Dawson
Mary Dawson

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1717East Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States
  • Children


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    +2 More Children

    World Events (2)

    Age 78
    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
    1781 · British Forces Capture Fort Griswold
    Age 83
    The capture of Fort Griswold was the final act of treason that Benedict Arnold committed. This would be a British victory. On the American side 85 were killed, 35 wounded and paroled, 28 taken prisoner, 13 escaped, and 1 twelve year old was captured and released.

    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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    Sources (4)

    • Hannah in entry for Mary Dawson, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
    • Hanah Robinson, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
    • Hannah in entry for Mary Dawson, "England, Staffordshire, Church Records, 1538-1944"

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