William Robison

18 April 1829–18 November 1897 (Age 68)
Quincy Township, Franklin, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life Summary of William

When William Robison was born on 18 April 1829, in Quincy Township, Franklin, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Alexander Robison, was 28 and his mother, Nancy Ellen Wagaman, was 28. He married Margaret Smith on 6 January 1853, in Waynesboro, Franklin, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 5 daughters. In 1850, at the age of 21, his occupation is listed as stone mason 1850 and 1870 usa census occupation listed in Quincy Township, Franklin, Pennsylvania, United States. He died on 18 November 1897, in Morgan, Morgan, Utah, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in North Morgan Cemetery, Morgan, Morgan, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Robison
Margaret Smith
Marriage: 6 January 1853
Daniel Alexander Robison
Lehi Nephi Moroni Robison
Jaben Smith Robison
David Cannon Robison
Ann Elizabeth Robison
Melissa Robison
William Robison
Margaret Catherine Robison
George Franklin Robison
Rachel Sabina Robison
Nancy LaVina Robison

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    6 January 1853Waynesboro, Franklin, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1830 · The Second Great Awakening
    Age 1
    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.
    1830 · The Oregon Trail
    Age 1
    Many people started their 2,170-mile West trek to settle the land found by Louis and Clark. They used large-wheeled wagons to pack most of their belongings and were guided by trails that were made by the previous trappers and traders who walked the area. Over time the trail needed annual improvements to make the trip faster and safer. Most of Interstate 80 and 84 cover most of the ground that was the original trail.
    Age 25
    On May 30, 1854, the Kansas-Nebraska Act was passed. It allowed people in the territories of Kansas and Nebraska to decide whether or not they wanted to allow slavery within their borders. This Act repealed the Missouri Compromise of 1820.

    Name Meaning

    English and Scottish: variant of Robson or else a shortened form of Robertson or Robinson .

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

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    Story Highlight

    Nancy Lavina Robison (1879-1980) History Written by Unknown Author on Unknown Date

    NANCY LAVINA ROBISON (1879-1980) HISTORY WRITTEN BY UNKNOWN AUTHOR ON UNKNOWN DATE "Born in North Morgan [to] parents William Robison and Margaret Smith. They crossed the plains with the handcart co …

    Sources (45)

    • William Robinson in household of Alexander Robinson, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Wm. Robison in entry for Jabin Smith Robison, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • William Robison, "United States Census, 1870"

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