Absalom Robertson

3 August 1823–18 February 1898 (Age 74)
Hamilton Township, Jackson, Indiana, United States

The Life of Absalom

When Absalom Robertson was born on 3 August 1823, in Hamilton Township, Jackson, Indiana, United States, his father, George Robertson, was 31 and his mother, Hannah B Hamilton, was 28. He married Adaline Drucilla Sewell on 7 January 1849, in Brownstown, Jackson, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Salt Creek Township, Jackson, Indiana, United States in 1860 and Indiana, United States in 1870. He died on 18 February 1898, in Washburn, Barry, Missouri, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Washburn, Barry, Missouri, United States.

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Family Time Line

Absalom Robertson
1823–1898
Adaline Drucilla Sewell
1831–1868
Marriage: 7 January 1849
Leonidas Lafayette Robertson
1849–1920
Ewing Robertson
1851–1852
Jabez Weaver Robertson
1852–1922
Anne Maria Robertson
1855–1857
Frederic M. Robertson
1857–1905
Charles H. Robertson
1860–1860
Emeline E. Robertson
1860–1860
(Twin) Robertson
1862–1862
(Twin) Robertson
1862–1862
Mary Hannah Robertson
1863–1889
Robert Bruce Robertson
1866–1899
Laura Ellen Robertson
1868–1885

Spouse and Children

    Male1823–1898Male

    Adaline Drucilla Sewell

    Female1831–1868Female

MARRIAGE
7 January 1849
Brownstown, Jackson, Indiana, United States
children

(12)

    Leonidas Lafayette Robertson

    Male1849–1920Male

    Ewing Robertson

    Male1851–1852Male

    Male1852–1922Male

    Anne Maria Robertson

    Female1855–1857Female

    Frederic M. Robertson

    Male1857–1905Male

+7 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(10)

    Mary Robertson

    Female1816–1887Female

    Eliza Robertson

    Female1817–1827Female

    John D Buddy Robertson

    Male1821–1912Male

    Male1823–1898Male

    Thornton Robertson

    Male1825–1860Male

+5 More Children

World Events (8)

1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 2

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
1825 · State Capital Moves to Indianapolis

Age 2

The state capital was moved from Corydon to Indianapolis on January 10, 1825.
1846

Age 23

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

Scottish and northern English: patronymic from the personal name Robert . This surname is especially common in Scotland, where Robert was a popular personal name and the name of three kings of Scotland, including Robert the Bruce ( 1274–1329 ).

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Absalom Robertson, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Absalom Robertson, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Absalom Robertson, "United States Census, 1880"

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