Mercy Hodgson

15 October 1831–9 December 1878 (Age 47)
Halifax, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Mercy

When Mercy Hodgson was born on 15 October 1831, in Halifax, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, Jonathan Hodgson, was 33 and her mother, Grace Sutcliffe, was 32. She married William Henry Robinson in 1851, in Durham, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Bradford, Yorkshire, England in 1851. She died on 9 December 1878, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 47, and was buried in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Henry Robinson
Mercy Hodgson
Marriage: 1851
George Angus Robinson
William Henry Robinson
Thomas Hodgson Robinson
Mary Ann Robinson
Emma Robinson
Nephi Robinson
Margaret Robinson
Child Robinson
John Robinson
Joseph Sutcliff Robinson
Alice Mercy Robinson

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1851Durham, England, United Kingdom
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1832 · The Black Hawk War
    Age 1
    Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
    1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor
    Age 2
    The Factory Act restricted the hours women and children could work in textile mills. No child under the age of 9 were allowed to work, and children ages 9-13 could not work longer than 9 hours per day. Children up to the age of 13 were required to receive at least two hours of schooling, six days per week.
    Age 15
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    Name Meaning

    English (northern): from the Middle English personal name Hodge + -son.

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

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    Sources (43)

    • Mercy Robinson in household of William Robinson, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Mercy in entry for Geo Agnes Robinson, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"
    • Marcy Robinson en la familia de William Robinson, "United States Census, 1870"

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