Minerva Robbins

1826–1884 (Age 58)
Richland, Richland, Oswego, New York, United States

The Life of Minerva

When Minerva Robbins was born in 1826, in Richland, Richland, Oswego, New York, United States, her father, John Robbins, was 36 and her mother, Polly Ferguson, was 28. She died in 1884, in Richmond, McHenry, Illinois, United States, at the age of 58.

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John Robbins
Polly Ferguson
Minerva Robbins
James A. Robbins
Rosetta Robbins

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World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 4

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1832 · Black Hawk War

Age 6

"The Black Hawk War was a brief conflict between the United States and Native Americans led by Black Hawk, a Sauk leader. The war erupted soon after Black Hawk and a group of other tribes, known as the ""British Band"", crossed the Mississippi River, into Illinois, from Iowa Indian Territory in April 1832. Black Hawk's motives were ambiguous, but records show that he was hoping to avoid bloodshed while resettling on tribal land that had been given to the United States in the 1804 Treaty of St. Louis."

Age 20

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from Robin .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Minerva Robbins in household of Walter Cropley, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Minerva Robbins in household of Rosetta Robbins, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Manerva Robins in household of John Robins, "United States Census, 1860"

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