Priscilla Barnhurst

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

The Life 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

Spouse and Children

1 July 1835
Dorchester, Maryland, United States


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Parents and Siblings



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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

Origin uncertain: perhaps an altered form of English Parkhurst .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Pricilla Robinson in household of John P Robinson, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Priscilla Robinson in household of John P Robinson, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Priscilla Robinson in entry for J. Casherwood Robinson and Emma J. Kern, "Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885-1950"

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