Thomas Downey Robinson

1829–1889 (Age 59)
New York, United States

The Life of Thomas Downey

When Thomas Downey Robinson was born on 21 September 1829, in New York, United States, his father, Thomas Robinson, was 29 and his mother, Eliza Downey, was 23. He had at least 6 sons and 4 daughters with Catherine J Kepple. He lived in Black Hawk, Iowa, United States in 1870 and Black Hawk Township, Grundy, Iowa, United States for about 5 years. He died on 19 May 1889, at the age of 59, and was buried in Reinbeck, Grundy, Iowa, United States.

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Thomas Downey Robinson
Catherine J Kepple
Charlotte Anna Robinson
Alvah Modestus Robinson
Harvey L. Robinson
Mary J Robinson
Philip Erwin Robinson
Benjamin W Robinson
Bertram Lafayette Robinson
Jessie Eliza Robinson
Leroy Tilden Robinson
Myrtle J Robinson

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World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 1

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.
1830 · The Oregon Trail

Age 1

Many people started their 2,170-mile West trek to settle the land found by Louis and Clark. They used large-wheeled wagons to pack most of their belongings and were guided by trails that were made by the previous trappers and traders who walked the area. Over time the trail needed annual improvements to make the trip faster and safer. Most of Interstate 80 and 84 cover most of the ground that was the original trail.

Age 17

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

Name Meaning

Northern English: patronymic from the personal name Robin .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Thomas Robinson, "Iowa State Census, 1885"
  • Thomas D Robinson, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Thos Robinson, "United States Census, 1880"

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