Alexander Patterson Robinson

Brief Life History of Alexander Patterson

When Alexander Patterson Robinson was born in 1815, in South Carolina, United States, his father, William Harvey Robinson, was 53 and his mother, Elizabeth Ann Boggs, was 41. He married Margaret A Patterson about 1836, in South Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Abbeville, Abbeville, South Carolina, United States in 1850 and Texas, United States for about 14 years. In 1850, at the age of 35, his occupation is listed as wheelwright. He died in 1900, in Freestone, Texas, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Freestone, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Alexander Patterson Robinson
1815–1900
Margaret A Patterson
1818–1869
Marriage: about 1836
Elizabeth J Robinson
1838–1880
John P Robinson
1841–
Henry Robinson
1848–1881
Rachel A Robinson
1850–
Mary Agnes Robinson
1850–1891
Alexander Pressley Robinson
1855–1933
Samuel Andrew Robinson
1859–1943

Sources (5)

  • A D Robinson, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Alexander Patterson Robinson, "Find A Grave Index"
  • A P Robinson in entry for Samuel A Robinson, "Texas, Deaths, 1890-1976"

World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

1822 · Slave Rebellion

"On June 16, 1822, Denmark Vesey a free and self-educated African American leads a slave rebellion called ""the rising."" The interesting thing about this rebellion is that it does not really happen. The only thing the judges have to go on is the testimony of people that witness it."

1844 · German Immigration to Texas

Over 7,000 German immigrants arrived in Texas. Some of these new arrivals died in epidemics; those that survived ended up living in cities such as San Antonio, Galveston, and Houston. Other German settlers went to the Texas Hill Country and formed the western portion of the German Belt, where new towns were founded: New Braunfels and Fredericksburg.

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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