Peter Robinson

18 January 1696–22 March 1785 (Age 89)
Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America

The Life of Peter

When Peter Robinson was born on 18 January 1696, in Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, his father, John Robinson Jr, was 27 and his mother, Hannah Wheaton, was 29. He married Elizabeth Sabin in 1717. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 1 daughter. He died on 22 March 1785, in Barnstable, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 89.

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Peter Robinson
Elizabeth Sabin
Marriage: 1717
Peter Robinson
Andrew Robinson
John Robinson
Lydia Robinson
Isaiah Robinson
Maj. Ebenezer Robinson
Jonathan Robinson

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Age 80

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 80

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""

Name Meaning

Northern English: patronymic from the personal name Robin .

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

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  • Peter Robinson in entry for John Robinson, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Peter Robinson, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Peter Robinson, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

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