Priscilla Barnhurst

Femaleabout 1816–4 November 1862

Brief Life History of Priscilla

When Priscilla Barnhurst was born about 1816, in Philadelphia Monthly Meeting, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Joseph Barnhurst, was 36 and her mother, Priscilla Underhill, was 27. 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 47, and was buried in Laurel Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia, 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

Sources (26)

  • Pricilla Robinson in household of John P Robinson, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Priscilla Barnhurst - Government record: Census record: birth: about 1817; Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Pennsylvania, Marriages, 1852-1968

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1 July 1835Dorchester, Maryland, United States
  • Children (6)

    +1 More Child

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (12)

    +7 More Children

    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

    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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