Alexander Robeson

2 January 1792–2 November 1868 (Age 76)
Burke, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Alexander

When Alexander Robeson was born on 2 January 1792, in Burke, North Carolina, United States, his father, William Robeson, was 31 and his mother, Sarah Duckworth, was 27. He married Mary Matilda Palmer on 3 March 1813. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Northern Division, Buncombe, North Carolina, United States in 1840 and Buncombe, North Carolina, United States in 1850. He died on 2 November 1868, in LaFayette, Walker, Georgia, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in LaFayette Cemetery, LaFayette, Walker, Georgia, United States.

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Family Time Line

Alexander Robeson
Mary Matilda Palmer
Marriage: 3 March 1813
Mary Elizabeth Robeson
William D. Robeson
Jesse Robeson
Edward Elsberry Robeson
John Hamel Robeson
Caroline Robeson
Altha Robeson
Jane Mathilde Robinson
Jacob C. Robeson
Eliza Robeson
Madison A. Robeson
Matilda Ann Robeson
Thomas Foster Robeson

Spouse and Children

3 March 1813


+8 More Children

Parents and Siblings



+3 More Children

World Events (8)

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.
1795 · Yazoo Land Fraud

Age 3

As Georgia had been weakened during the Revolutionary War, it was unable to defend its Yazoo lands, or land west of the Yazoo River. Thirty-five million acres were sold to four companies for $500,000 as Governor George Mathews signed the Yazoo Act on January 7, 1795. Angry Georgians protested in the streets as they felt bribery and corruption were involved and the sale was far below market value. The legislation tried to rescind the Yazoo Act, but much of the land had been sold to third parties. The issue made its way to the United States Supreme Court and it was determined that rescinding the law was an unconstitutional infringement on a legal contract. The government took full possession of the territory by 1814 and awarded its claimants over $4,000,000.

Age 20

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

Name Meaning

Northern English: patronymic from a short form of Robert .

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

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Story Highlight

William & Sarah Duckworth Robeson - Their Children and Biographical Information

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Sources (3)

  • Alexander Robeson, "United States Census, 1840"
  • Alexander Robinson, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Alexander Robeson in entry for Matilda Ann Easterly, "Tennessee Deaths, 1914-1966"

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