Robert Stewart

16 August 1792–
Madison, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Robert

When Robert Stewart was born on 16 August 1792, in Madison, Kentucky, United States, his father, Alexander Stewart, was 30 and his mother, Dorothy Mc Gee, was 24.

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Family Time Line

Alexander Stewart
1761–1836
Dorothy Mc Gee
1768–1842
James Stewart
1787–1855
Alexander Stewart
1807–
John Stewart
1789–1875
Robert Stewart
1792–
Janet Stewart
1796–
Elizabeth Johnson Stewart
1802–1884

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World Events (3)

1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

Age 2

The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.
1796 · Wilderness Road Opens to Wagons

Age 4

In 1796, the Wilderness Road opened up for wagon use. The route was used by colonial and early settlers to reach Kentucky from the East. It started in Virginia, and went southward to Tennessee and then went north to Kentucky. The main danger of this route was Native American attacks.
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 8

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

Name Meaning

Scottish: originally an occupational name for an administrative official of an estate, from Middle English stiward, Old English stigweard, stīweard, a compound of stig ‘house(hold)’ + weard ‘guardian’. In Old English times this title was used of an officer controlling the domestic affairs of a household, especially of the royal household; after the Conquest it was also used more widely as the native equivalent of Seneschal for the steward of a manor or manager of an estate.

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

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