Mary Abby Upham

February 1854–1924 (Age 69)
Camden, Knox, Maine, United States

The Life of Mary Abby

When Mary Abby Upham was born in February 1854, in Camden, Knox, Maine, United States, her father, Robert Upham Jr., was 25 and her mother, Elizabeth D French, was 18. She married William Henderson Robinson on 18 October 1869, in Rockport, Knox, Maine, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Cushing, Knox, Maine, United States for about 30 years. She died in 1924, in Maine, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Cushing, Knox, Maine, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Henderson Robinson
Mary Abby Upham
Marriage: 18 October 1869
Frank M. Robinson
Albert H. W. Robinson
Charles Leslie Robinson
Clara E. Robinson
Lydia Margaret Robinson
Hollis French Robinson
Lucretia G. Robinson
Grace Mertie Robinson
Lottie Abby Robinson

Spouse and Children

18 October 1869
Rockport, Knox, Maine, United States


+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings




    Genevieve Antoinette Upham


    Corene Alma Upham


    Lillia J. Upham


World Events (8)


Age 9

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

Age 9

The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.
1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 21

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name for someone from Upham in Hampshire or from minor places so named in Devon and Wiltshire. The first is named with Old English upp ‘upper’ + hām ‘homestead’ or hamm ‘river meadow’, ‘enclosure hemmed in by water’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Mary A Robinson in household of John P Wilson, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Mary A Upham in household of Robt Upham, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Mary A Robinson in household of William H Robinson, "United States Census, 1910"

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