Rhoda Diana Robbins

16 October 1850–8 March 1926 (Age 75)
Lee, Virginia, United States

The Life Summary of Rhoda Diana

When Rhoda Diana Robbins was born on 16 October 1850, in Lee, Virginia, United States, her father, Ananias Davidson Robbins, was 28 and her mother, Mary Ann "Polly" Pennington, was 22. She married Joseph E Smith about 1866, in Harlan, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 7 daughters. She lived in Keokee, Lee, Virginia, United States in 1880 and Clover Fork, Harlan, Kentucky, United States in 1910. She died on 8 March 1926, in Jonesville, Lee, Virginia, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Robbins Chapel, Lee, Virginia, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joseph E Smith
Rhoda Diana Robbins
Marriage: about 1866
Mary R. S. Smith
Tennessee Robbins Smith
Sarah Smith
America Smith
Rebecca J. Smith
James Emmet Smith
Martha A. Smith
Lavina Francis Smith
Flora Alice Smith
Joseph Cannon Smith

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1866Harlan, Kentucky, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 11
    Kentucky sided with the Union during the Civil War, even though it is a southern state.
    1861 · The Battle of Manassas
    Age 11
    The Battle of Manassas is also referred to as the First Battle of Bull Run. 35,000 Union troops were headed towards Washington D.C. after 20,000 Confederate forces. The McDowell's Union troops fought with General Beauregard's Confederate troops along a little river called Bull Run. 
    1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment
    Age 20
    Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

    Name Meaning

    English: variant of Robin , with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s.

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

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    Sources (23)

    • Rhoda Parsons in household of John Parsons, Sr, "United States Census, 1910"
    • Rhoda Robbins in entry for Sarah Smith Flanary, "Virginia, Death Certificates, 1912-1987"
    • Roda D Smith in household of Joseph E Smith, "United States Census, 1880"

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