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
1832–1917
Winnie Jane Ferguson
1830–1922
Marriage: 1 July 1851
James Willis Robbins
1852–1938
Mahala Ann Robbins
1854–1936
Perry Alonzo Robbins
1855–1935
Matilda Ellen Robbins
1858–1949
Joseph Or Joel Robbins
1861–1896
Kindred Or Kenneth Robbins
1862–1906
Mary Elizabeth Robbins
1864–1944
John Elmer Robbins
1867–1919
Arthur Otto Robbins
1874–1951

Spouse and Children

    Male1832–1917Male

    Winnie Jane Ferguson

    Female1830–1922Female

MARRIAGE
1 July 1851
Decatur, Indiana, United States
children

(9)

    James Willis Robbins

    Male1852–1938Male

    Mahala Ann Robbins

    Female1854–1936Female

    Perry Alonzo Robbins

    Male1855–1935Male

    Female1858–1949Female

    Joseph Or Joel Robbins

    Male1861–1896Male

+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(9)

    Preston R. Robbins

    Male1826–1886Male

    Male1828–Male

    Male1832–1917Male

    James Robbins

    Male1834–Male

    Massai Robbins

    Female1838–Female

+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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