Robert Thurman

about 1771–27 March 1845 (Age 74)
Prince Edward, Virginia, United States

The Life of Robert

When Robert Thurman was born about 1771, in Prince Edward, Virginia, United States, his father, Nathan Richard Thurman Sr, was 28 and his mother, Rebecca Fanny Jennings, was 28. He married Margaret Doshea Robins on 27 October 1794, in Pittsylvania, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. He died on 27 March 1845, in Highland, Highland, Ohio, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Highland, Highland, Ohio, United States.

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Robert Thurman
Margaret Doshea Robins
Marriage: 27 October 1794
Polly Thurman
Lynch Thurman
Lynch Thurman
John Giles Thurman
Matilda Thurman
George Washington Thurman
Felix Thurman Sr.

Spouse and Children

27 October 1794
Pittsylvania, Virginia, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 5

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1780 · Richmond Becomes the Capital

Age 9

On April 18, 1780 Richmond became the capital of Virginia. It was the temporary capital from 1780-1788.

Age 20

Bill of Rights guarantees individual freedom.

Name Meaning

1 English (East Midlands): from the Middle English personal name Thurmond, Old Norse þormundr, composed of the elements þórr, name of the Norse god of thunder ( see Thor ) + mundr ‘protection’. Reaney and Wilson suggest that, Thurmond having been an uncommon personal name, this surname may also represent the commoner name Thurmod, Thormod with the second element derived from Old Norse móþr ‘mind’, ‘courage’, but assimilated to -mund (a common second element in other compound names).2 German (Thurmann): habitational name for someone from a place called Thur ( see Thur ).3 German (Thurmann): occupational name for a watchman, from Middle Low German torn(e)-man (torn(e) ‘tower’) or Middle High German turn, turm ‘tower’ + man ‘man’.

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

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  • Robert Thurman, "Virginia, Marriages, 1785-1940"

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