Robert Leeming Fishburn

5 November 1834–18 October 1915 (Age 80)
St Ives, Huntingdonshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Robert Leeming

When Robert Leeming Fishburn was born on 5 November 1834, in St Ives, Huntingdonshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Francis Fishburn, was 27 and his mother, Eliza Jeffs, was 21. He married Eliza Priscilla Noble on 3 June 1858, in Lehi, Utah, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 8 daughters. He lived in Leeds, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom in 1841. He died on 18 October 1915, in Brigham City, Box Elder, Utah, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Brigham City, Box Elder, Utah, United States.

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Robert Leeming Fishburn
Eliza Priscilla Noble
Marriage: 3 June 1858
Eliza Priscilla Fishburn
Laura Maria Fishburn
Robert Leeming Fishburn
Francis William Fishburn
Aquilla Noble Fishburn
Zilpha Fishburn
Henrietta Fishburn
Rachel Fishburn
LaVinia Fishburn
James Alfred Fishburn
Leonora Louisa Fishburn
Lauretta Fishburn

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  • Marriage
    3 June 1858Lehi, Utah, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 2
    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
    1851 · Brigham City is Settled
    Age 17
    In 1851, Brigham City is settled and named after Brigham Young.
    Age 29
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from Fishburn in Durham. Perhaps occasionally from Fishbourne in the Isle of Wight or Sussex, although the surname derived from the latter place may now be extinct in Britain. All are named from Old English fisc ‘fish’ + burna ‘stream’.

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

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    Story Highlight

    Life of Francis Scholes Sr., written by his son Frederick Scholes

    Francis Scholes, Sr., son of Thomas Scholes and Ann Newton, was born 2 July 1835 in Leeds, Yorkshire, England. His father died when the subject of this sketch was in his fifth year; thus, was he early …

    Sources (55)

    • Robert L Fishburn in entry for James Alfred Fishburn, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Robert Fishburn in household of Francis Fishburn, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
    • R L Fishburn Senior, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"

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