John Robinson

31 December 1739–31 May 1827 (Age 87)
Windham, Windham, Connecticut, United States

The Life of John

When John Robinson was born on 31 December 1739, in Windham, Windham, Connecticut, United States, his father, Isaac Robinson, was 31 and his mother, Deborah Hibbard, was 32. He married Eunice Phelps in January 1764, in Coventry, Tolland, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 6 daughters. He died on 31 May 1827, at the age of 87.

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John Robinson
Eunice Phelps
Marriage: January 1764
Ralph Robinson
John Robertson
Eunice Robinson
Lydia Robinson
Joanna Robinson
Lucinda Robinson
Mary Lois Robinson
John Robertson
Benjamin Robinson
Arynthe Robinson

Spouse and Children

January 1764
Coventry, Tolland, Connecticut, United States


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World Events (6)


Age 37

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

Age 42

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 47

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)

  • John Robinson, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • John Robertson in entry for Eunice Robertson, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • John in entry for Benjamin Robertson, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"

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