Caleb Benjamin Robinson

1 September 1847–14 October 1889 (Age 42)
Lumberport, Harrison, Virginia, United States

The Life of Caleb Benjamin

When Caleb Benjamin Robinson was born on 1 September 1847, in Lumberport, Harrison, Virginia, United States, his father, Thomas Robinson, was 49 and his mother, Caroline A. Litchfield Boggess, was 38. He lived in Parkersburg, Wood, West Virginia, United States in 1870 and San Diego, San Diego, California, United States in 1880. He died on 14 October 1889, at the age of 42.

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Thomas Robinson
Caroline A. Litchfield Boggess
Frederick Addison Robinson
Charles Adley Robinson
David Robinson
John Boggess Robinson
Samuel Robinson
Martha Ann Robinson
George Washington Robinson
Thomas Robinson
Mary Magdaline Robinson
Margaret Elizabeth Robinson
Caleb Benjamin Robinson
Caroline Robinson
Amelia Robinson
Mary Jane Robinson
Francis Miriam Robinson

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World Events (8)

1848 · The California Gold Rush

Age 1

On January 24, 1848, gold was found at Sutter’s Mill in Coloma, California, which began the California gold rush. In December of that same year, U.S. President James Polk announced the news to Congress. The news of gold lured thousands of “forty-niners” seeking fortune to California during 1849. Approximately 300,000 people relocated to California from all over the world during the gold rush years. It is estimated that the mined gold was worth tens of billions in today’s U.S. dollars. 
1848 · Mexico Cedes California Nine Days After Gold Is Found

Age 1

The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo was signed on February 2, 1848, which ended the Mexican-American War. Mexico ceded 525,000 square miles of land, including what is now California. Gold had been found at Sutter’s Mill in Coloma, California, only nine days prior to signing the treaty.
1861 · The Battle of Manassas

Age 14

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. 

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)

  • Caleb Robinson in household of Caroline Robinson, "United States Census, 1870"
  • C B Robinson, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Caleb Robinson in household of Thomas Robinson, "United States Census, 1850"

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