Robert Andrew Sibley

11 November 1822–31 October 1915 (Age 92)
Wayne, Mississippi, United States

The Life of Robert Andrew

When Robert Andrew Sibley was born on 11 November 1822, in Wayne, Mississippi, United States, his father, John Garrison Sibley, was 33 and his mother, Mary Elizabeth Marlow, was 28. He married Mary Elvira Jane Scott on 9 March 1848, in Copiah, Mississippi, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Jefferson, Mississippi, United States in 1870 and Beat 4, Smith, Mississippi, United States for about 10 years. He died on 31 October 1915, in Trenton, Smith, Mississippi, United States, at the age of 92, and was buried in Smith, Mississippi, United States.

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Robert Andrew Sibley
Mary Elvira Jane Scott
Marriage: 9 March 1848
Clara M. Sibley
Robert A Sibley

Spouse and Children

9 March 1848
Copiah, Mississippi, United States


    Clara M. Sibley


    Robert A Sibley


Parents and Siblings

    John Garrison Sibley


    Mary Elizabeth Marlow




    John M Sibley


    Elizabeth Sibley


    Charles Cook Sibley


    Elizabeth " Betty" Sibley


    Anderson Beckner Sibley


+7 More Children

World Events (8)

1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 3

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 8

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.

Age 39

Mississippi became the second state to leave the Union at the start of the Civil War in 1861.

Name Meaning

English: from the popular medieval female personal name Sibley, a vernacular form of Latin Sibilla, from Greek Sibylla, a title of obscure origin borne by various oracular priestesses in classical times. In Christian mythology the sibyls came to be classed as pagan prophets (who had prophesied the coming of Christ), and hence the name was an acceptable one that could be bestowed on a Christian child.

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

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Sources (3)

  • R A Sibley, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Robert A Sibley, "United States Census, 1860"
  • R A Sibly, "United States Census, 1880"

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