Absolem Robbins

30 September 1832–23 July 1917 (Age 84)
Vernon Township, Jennings, Indiana, United States

The Life of Absolem

When Absolem Robbins was born on 30 September 1832, in Vernon Township, Jennings, Indiana, United States, his father, Thomas James Robbins Jr., was 27 and his mother, Matilda Elizabeth Robbins, was 25. He married Winnie Jane Ferguson on 1 July 1851, in Decatur, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Greensburg, Washington Township, Decatur, Indiana, United States in 1880. He died on 23 July 1917, in Vernon, Vernon Township, Jennings, Indiana, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Vernon Cemetery, Vernon Township, Jennings, Indiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

Absolem Robbins
Winnie Jane Ferguson
Marriage: 1 July 1851
James Willis Robbins
Mahala Ann Robbins
Perry Alonzo Robbins
Matilda Ellen Robbins
Joseph Or Joel Robbins
Kindred Or Kenneth Robbins
Mary Elizabeth Robbins
John Elmer Robbins
Arthur Otto Robbins

Spouse and Children


    Winnie Jane Ferguson


1 July 1851
Decatur, Indiana, United States


    James Willis Robbins


    Mahala Ann Robbins


    Perry Alonzo Robbins



    Joseph Or Joel Robbins


+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings



    Preston R. Robbins




    James Robbins


    Massai Robbins


+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 4

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.
1836 · The Massive Internal Improvements Act

Age 4

The Massive Internal Improvements Act of 1836 loaned Indiana $10,000,000 to create infrastructure such as canals, railroads, and roads across the state. The act was signed by Whig Governor Noah Noble and passed by the Indiana General Assembly. However, the financial crisis known as the Panic of 1837 thwarted these plans as costs ballooned. Construction on the infrastructure was not completed and the state debt rapidly increased.
1856 · The Town of Santa Claus

Age 24

The town of Santa Fe was denied their application for a United States Postal Service as a town of Santa Fe, Indiana, was already established. Several meetings were held and the name was changed to Santa Claus, Indiana. The United States Postal Service granted their application. Due to the name, the post office in Santa Claus continues to receive thousands of letters to Santa Claus from children around the world each December.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from Robin .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Absolem Robbins, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Absalem Robens, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Absolem Robins in household of Tobias Coupbarger, "United States Census, 1850"

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