Philena Robinson

24 March 1764–22 December 1843 (Age 79)
Scotland, Windham, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Philena

When Philena Robinson was born on 24 March 1764, in Scotland, Windham, Connecticut, United States, her mother, Mehetabel Palmer, was 24 and her father, Capt Abner Robinson Sr, was 26. She married Job Hodges Jr in January 1783, in Norwalk, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. She died on 22 December 1843, at the age of 79, and was buried in Scotland, Windham, Connecticut, United States.

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Job Hodges Jr
Philena Robinson
Marriage: January 1783
James A Hodges
Nancy Hodges
William "Billy" Hodges
Charles Hodges
Mary "Polly" Hodges
Susan "Sukey" Hodges
Elias Hodges
George Hodges

Spouse and Children

    Job Hodges Jr



January 1783
Norwalk, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States


    James A Hodges


    Nancy Hodges


    William "Billy" Hodges


    Charles Hodges



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Parents and Siblings

World Events (8)


Age 12

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1781 · British Forces Capture Fort Griswold

Age 17

The capture of Fort Griswold was the final act of treason that Benedict Arnold committed. This would be a British victory. On the American side 85 were killed, 35 wounded and paroled, 28 taken prisoner, 13 escaped, and 1 twelve year old was captured and released.
1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Age 22

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.

Name Meaning

Northern English: patronymic from the personal name Robin .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Phile in entry for Ellis Hodges, "Connecticut, Charles R. Hale Collection, Vital Records, 1640-1955"
  • Philena Robinson, "Connecticut, Charles R. Hale Collection, Vital Records, 1640-1955"
  • File in entry for James Hodges, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"

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