Robert Habersham Boone

27 January 1856–25 April 1868 (Age 12)
Shanghai, China

The Life of Robert Habersham

When Robert Habersham Boone was born on 27 January 1856, in Shanghai, China, his father, Rt Reverend Dr William Jones Boone I, was 45 and his mother, Phoebe Caroline Elliott, was 41. He died on 25 April 1868, at the age of 12, and was buried in Banister, Halifax, Virginia, United States.

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Rt Reverend Dr William Jones Boone I
Phoebe Caroline Elliott
Rt Reverend William Jones Boone II
Rev Thomas Jones Boone
Stephen Elliott Boone
Robert Habersham Boone

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World Events (6)

1861 · The Battle of Manassas

Age 5

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. 
1862 · Dungan Revolt (1862–77)

Age 6

The Dungan Revolt was a complicated religious conflict that involved a variety of Chinese, British, and Russian belligerents. The battles were described as chaotic, and the various rebels involved lacked planning and unified tactics. One consequence of the war was the mass emigration of Dungan people to Russia.

Age 7

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

1 English (of Norman origin): from a nickname meaning ‘good’, from Old French bon ‘good’. Compare Bone 1.2 English (of Norman origin): habitational name from Bohon in La Manche, France, of obscure etymology.3 Dutch: from Middle Dutch bone, boene ‘bean’, hence a metonymic occupational name for a bean grower or a nickname for a man of little importance (broad beans having been an extremely common crop in the medieval period), or possibly for a tall thin man (with reference to the runner bean).

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

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Sources (2)

  • Robert Habersham Boone, “Find A Grave Index”
  • Legacy NFS Source: Robert Habersham Boone -

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