Capt John Robinson Sr

27 December 1792–16 February 1878 (Age 85)
Cushing, Lincoln, Massachusetts, United States

The Life Summary of John

When Capt John Robinson Sr was born on 27 December 1792, in Cushing, Lincoln, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Simeon Robinson, was 27 and his mother, Hannah Hyler, was 24. He married Abigail Parsons on 9 July 1814, in Cushing, Lincoln, Maine, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1850 and Morgan, Morgan, Utah, United States in 1870. He died on 16 February 1878, in Uintah, Weber, Utah, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Uintah Cemetery, Uintah, Weber, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Capt John Robinson Sr
Abigail Parsons
Marriage: 9 July 1814
Mary Ann Robinson
Seaman William James Robinson
Niven C Robinson
Benjamin Parsons Robinson
Cyrus Robinson
Eveline Parsons Robinson
John Robinson Jr
Sarah Abigail Robinson
Isaac Payson Robinson
Lawrence Robinson

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    9 July 1814Cushing, Lincoln, Maine, United States
  • Children


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    +3 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment
    Age 2
    The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.
    1804 · Whitehead Light
    Age 12
    In 1804, President Thomas Jefferson authorized the creation of a light station on Whitehead Island. The light house went into service by 1807. It is the third-oldest light house in Maine. Whitehead Light still exists as the private property of Pine Island Camp, a non-profit organization.
    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 27
    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

    Name Meaning

    English (Lancashire and Yorkshire): patronymic from the Middle English personal name Robin , a pet form of Robert , + -son. This surname is also very common among African Americans.French: from a pet form of the personal name Robin .West Indian (including Haiti) and Guyanese: most likely not (only) of English or French origin as in 1 above and 2 above, but also, if not mostly, from the related name of the famous Daniel Defoe's literary character Robinson Crusoe (from a novel first published in 1719).

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

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    Capt John Robinson Life Sketch

    Capt John married Abigail Parsons, became a Mormon, and removed to Salt Lake City in about 1843. He sold his interest in his ships and land holdings and took a fortune with him in cash. Both John and …

    Sources (27)

    • Jno L Robison, "United States Census, 1870"
    • John in entry for Michael Bennett and Charlotte P. Robinson, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915"
    • John Robinson, "United States Census, 1840"

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