Elizabeth J Black

21 April 1830–19 April 1923 (Age 93)

The Life of Elizabeth J

When Elizabeth J Black was born on 21 April 1830, her father, John Gass, was 65 and her mother, Ann Anderson, was 67. She married Richard Wood Robinson on 20 December 1849. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Samuel Miller District, Albemarle, Virginia, United States in 1870 and Albemarle, Virginia, United States in 1880. She died on 19 April 1923, at the age of 92.

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Family Time Line

Richard Wood Robinson
Elizabeth J Black
Marriage: 20 December 1849
Mary Rosanna Robinson
Samuel Jeter Robinson
James Thomas Robinson
Myra Ann Robinson
Sarah Alice Robinson
Anna Susan
Mildred Robinson

Spouse and Children

20 December 1849
Albemarle, Virginia


+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings


    Ann Anderson




    Mary Black


    Rhoda Black



    Samuel Black


    James Thomas Black


+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 2

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
1844 · Lumpkin's Jail

Age 14

In 1844 when Robert Lumpkin bought land in Virginia, this would be the spot of the Infamous Slave Jail (or Lumpkin’s Jail). The slaves would be brought here during the slave trade until they were sold. Lumpkin had purchased the land for his own slave business.
1861 · The Battle of Manassas

Age 31

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

1 Scottish and English: from Middle English blak(e) ‘black’ (Old English blæc, blaca), a nickname given from the earliest times to a swarthy or darkhaired man.2 Scottish and English: from Old English blāc ‘pale’, ‘fair’, i.e. precisely the opposite meaning to 1, and a variant of Blake 2. Blake and Black are found more or less interchangeably in several surnames and place names.3 English: variant of Blanc as a Norman name. The pronunciation of the nasalized vowel gave considerable difficulty to English speakers, and its quality was often ignored.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Elizabeth Robinson, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Elizabeth Robinson, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Elizabeth Robinson in household of Richard W Robinson, "United States Census, 1860"

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