Priscilla Barnhurst

about 1816–4 November 1862 (Age 46)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life Summary of Priscilla

When Priscilla Barnhurst was born about 1816, in Philadelphia Monthly Meeting, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Joseph Barnhurst, was 34 and her mother, Priscilla Underhill, was 25. She married John Penrose Robinson on 1 July 1835, in Dorchester, Maryland, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States for about 10 years and Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, British Colonial America in 1862. She died on 4 November 1862, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 46, and was buried in Laurel Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Penrose Robinson
Priscilla Barnhurst
Marriage: 1 July 1835
Virginia Maria Robinson
William Thomas Robinson
John Catherwood Robinson
Joseph Barnhurst Robinson
Katherine Robinson
Infant Robinson

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World Events (6)

1819 · Panic! of 1819
Age 3
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. 
1820 · Making States Equal
Age 4
The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.
1830 · The Second Great Awakening
Age 14
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.

Name Meaning

(2007: 185; 2010: 275)English: habitational name from Barnhurst in Tettenhall (Staffordshire). Recorded as Barndehurst in 1317, the place is named with Middle English barnde, barnt ‘burnt’ + hurst ‘wooded hill’.

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

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Sources (26)

  • Pricilla Robinson in household of John P Robinson, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Priscilla Robinson in entry for J. Casherwood Robinson and Emma J. Kern, "Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885-1950"
  • Pricilla B. Robinson, "Pennsylvania, Philadelphia City Death Certificates, 1803-1915"

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