Wesley Burtis Robbins Sr

22 February 1841–8 August 1898 (Age 57)
Chesterfield, Burlington, New Jersey, United States

The Life Summary of Wesley Burtis

When Wesley Burtis Robbins Sr was born on 22 February 1841, in Chesterfield, Burlington, New Jersey, United States, his father, Isaac Rogers Robbins Sr., was 35 and his mother, Mary Ann Shinn Burtis, was 29. He married Caroline Larson on 23 September 1874, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 2 daughters. He died on 8 August 1898, in Santaquin, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 57, and was buried in Santaquin, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Wesley Burtis Robbins Sr
Caroline Larson
Marriage: 23 September 1874
Ellen Larson Robbins
Sarah Ann Robbins
Wesley Burtis Robbins
Jesse Mons Robbins
John Isaac Robbins
Charles Alof Robbins
Joseph Marvin Robbins

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    23 September 1874Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 3
    The 1844 revision of the New Jersey State Constitution made some significant changes. Suffrage rights were revoked from women and non-whites, meaning that only white men could vote. A separation of powers was established between executive, legislative, and judicial branches. A new bill of rights was provided, and the state now had the right to elect the governor.
    1848 · The California Gold Rush
    Age 7
    On January 24, 1848, gold was found at Sutter’s Mill in Coloma, California, which began the California gold rush. In December of that same year, U.S. President James Polk announced the news to Congress. The news of gold lured thousands of “forty-niners” seeking fortune to California during 1849. Approximately 300,000 people relocated to California from all over the world during the gold rush years. It is estimated that the mined gold was worth tens of billions in today’s U.S. dollars. 
    1857 · 7.9 Earthquake In Fort Tejon
    Age 16
    The Fort Tejon earthquake, on January 9, 1857, registered at 7.9, making it one of the largest earthquakes ever recorded in the United States. Only two people were killed, largely due to the sparse population in the area where the earthquake occurred. As a result of the large scale shaking, the Kern River was turned upstream and fish were stranded miles from Tulare Lake as the waters were rocked so far from its banks.

    Name Meaning

    English: variant of Robin , with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s.

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

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    Story Highlight


    Wesley Burtis Robbins was born in Chesterfield, Burlington, New Jersey to Isaac Rogers and Mary Ann ShinnBurtis Robbins on 22 February 1841.  He was just turning five when they immigrated to San Fran …

    Sources (25)

    • Wesley Robbins in household of Isaac Robbins, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Wesley B Robbins in entry for Jesse Monte Robbins and Hazel Aroha Chatwin, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
    • Wesley Burtis Robbins, "Utah, World War I County Draft Board Registers, Name Index, 1917-1918"

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