Roba Eliza. Brewster

28 January 1826–28 January 1903 (Age 77)
Ellisburg, Jefferson, New York, United States

The Life of Roba Eliza.

When Roba Eliza. Brewster was born on 28 January 1826, in Ellisburg, Jefferson, New York, United States, her father, Lyman Brewster, was 29 and her mother, Roba Brewster, was 27. She married John Jackson on 16 December 1857. They were the parents of at least 4 sons. She lived in Aurora Township, Portage, Ohio, United States in 1860 and Solon, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States in 1880. She died on 28 January 1903, at the age of 77, and was buried in Aurora Township, Portage, Ohio, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Jackson
Roba Eliza. Brewster
Marriage: 16 December 1857
John Jackson
William Brewster Jackson
Andrew Brewster Jackson
Albert Dewey Jackson

Spouse and Children

16 December 1857
Auburn, Day, Ohio


    John Jackson


    William Brewster Jackson


    Andrew Brewster Jackson



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World Events (8)

1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

Age 1

During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 4

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1860 · Ohio supports the Union side of the Civil War

Age 34

Although divided as a state on the subject of slavery, Ohio participated in the Civil War on the Union's side, providing over 300,000 troops. Ohio provided the 3rd largest number of troops by any Union state.

Name Meaning

Northern English and Scottish: occupational name for a brewer of beer or ale, from Old English brēowan ‘to brew’. Brewer is the usual term in southern England, while Brewster is mainly midland, northern, and Scottish.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Roby Jackson in household of John Jackson, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Roby Brewster in household of R Brewster, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Robin Jackson in household of John Jackson, "United States Census, 1880"

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