George Franklin Robinson

Male21 October 1834–21 November 1888

Brief Life History of George Franklin

When George Franklin Robinson was born on 21 October 1834, in Pickens, South Carolina, United States, his father, John Alexander Robinson, was 23 and his mother, Mary Looper, was 19. He married Elvira Jane Griffin about 1857, in Pickens, South Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 7 daughters. He lived in Township 5 Pickens, Pickens, South Carolina, United States in 1850 and Township 7 Pumpkintown, Pickens, South Carolina, United States in 1870. He died on 21 November 1888, in Dacusville, Pickens, South Carolina, United States, at the age of 54, and was buried in Pickens, South Carolina, United States.

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Family Time Line

George Franklin Robinson
Elvira Jane Griffin
Marriage: about 1857
John Alva Robinson
Melissa Elvira Robinson
Marinda Jane Robinson
Mary Penina ROBINSON
Elvira J Robinson
Martha Lee Robinson
James Thomas Robinson
Josie D. Robinson
Nettie Robinson
George Franklin Robinson ,Jr.
Samuel Looper Robinson

Sources (16)

  • George F Robinson, "United States Census, 1860"
  • George Franklin Robinson, "Find A Grave Index"
  • John Franklin Robinson in entry for Marinda Robinson Williams, "South Carolina Deaths, 1915-1965"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1857Pickens, South Carolina, United States
  • Children (11)

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    Siblings (9)

    +4 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1835 · Angry Mob Seizes U-S Mail

    Age 1

    On August 31, 1835, in Charleston, South Carolina an angry mob takes control over the U-S mail and burns it in public.

    1836 · Remember the Alamo

    Age 2

    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.


    Age 26

    In 1860, South Carolina quit the United States because its citizens were in favor of slavery and President Lincoln was not. The Civil War started a year later.

    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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