Robert Boone Stewart

10 April 1861–9 January 1942 (Age 80)
Putnam, Tennessee, United States

The Life Summary of Robert Boone

When Robert Boone Stewart was born on 10 April 1861, in Putnam, Tennessee, United States, his father, Ceburn Stewart, was 38 and his mother, Dorinda Jane Brown, was 37. He married Margaret Lucretia Shanks on 5 March 1881, in Putnam, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 8 daughters. He lived in Boma, Putnam, Tennessee, United States in 1935 and Civil District 17, Putnam, Tennessee, United States in 1940. He died on 9 January 1942, in Cookeville, Putnam, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Tight Fit Cemetery, Boma, Putnam, Tennessee, United States.

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Family Time Line

Robert Boone Stewart
Margaret Lucretia Shanks
Marriage: 5 March 1881
Eudora Elizabeth Stewart
Eleanor Frances Stuart
Alta Mae Stewart
Myrtle Tennessee Stewart
Sarah Adlee Stewart
Craven Pickney Stewart
Bertha Margaret Stewart
Daniel Boone Stewart
Lena Vela Stewart
Morgan Ceburn Stewart

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    5 March 1881Putnam, Tennessee, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1862 · Battle of Shiloh
    Age 1
    The battle of Shiloh took place on April 6, 1862 and April 7, 1862. Confederate soldiers camp through the woods next to where the Union soldiers were camped at Pittsburg Landing on the Tennessee River. With 23,000 casualties this was the bloodiest battle of the Civil War up to this point.
    Age 2
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    Age 25
    Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish (Lanarkshire) and English: originally an occupational name for an administrative official of an estate, from Middle English stiward, Old English stigweard, stīweard, a compound of stig ‘house(hold)’ + weard ‘guardian’. In the Anglo-Saxon period this title was used of an officer controlling the domestic affairs of a household, especially of the royal household; after the Norman Conquest it was also used more widely as the native equivalent of Seneschal, for the steward of a manor or manager of an estate. In Scotland the term was also used of a magistrate originally appointed by the king to administer crown lands, forming a stewartry.History: Stuart or Stewart is the surname of one of the great families of Scotland, the royal family of Scotland from the 14th century, and of England from 1603, when James VI of Scotland acceded to the English throne as James I. There were many minor branches of the family left in Britain after the flight of James II in 1688, but not every bearer of the surname can claim relationship with the royal house, even in Scotland. Every great house in medieval England and Scotland had its steward, and in many cases the office gave rise to a hereditary surname. The fall of the house of Stuart in Britain, conversely, led to the establishment of several highly placed branches bearing this surname in continental Europe, which are in most cases related to the old Scottish royal family.

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

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    Story Highlight

    A day at the Stewart homeplace.

    About once a year, we would go to Tightfit for 'Decoration Day'. As many as could would descend on Uncle Boone's house. The cousins would all get acquainted again and then the games would began. Food …

    Sources (12)

    • Robert Stewart in household of Dorinda Stewart, "United States Census, 1880"
    • Robert Boone Stewart, "Tennessee Death Records, 1914-1963"
    • Robert O Stewart in household of John M Harris, "United States Census, 1940"

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