Robert Dockery Covington

20 August 1815–2 June 1902 (Age 86)
Rockingham, Richmond, North Carolina, United States

The Life Summary of Robert Dockery

When Robert Dockery Covington was born on 20 August 1815, in Rockingham, Richmond, North Carolina, United States, his father, Thomas B. Covington, was 25 and his mother, Jane Thomas, was 24. He married Elizabeth Ann Thomas on 20 February 1839, in Noxubee, Mississippi, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Toquerville, Washington, Utah, United States in 1880 and St. George, Washington, Utah, United States in 1900. He died on 2 June 1902, in Washington, Washington, Utah, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Washington City Cemetery, Washington, Washington, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Robert Dockery Covington
Elizabeth Ann Thomas
Marriage: 20 February 1839
John Thomas Covington
Emily Jane Covington
Sarah Ann Covington
Catharine Covington
Robert Laborius Covington

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    20 February 1839Noxubee, Mississippi, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 4
    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. 
    1830 · Trail of Tears
    Age 15
    In the 1830's, President Jackson called for all the Native Americans to be forced off their own land. As the Cherokee were forced out of North Carolina many of them hid in the mountains of North Carolina.
    Age 31
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from a place in Huntingdonshire named Covington, from an Old English personal name Cofa + Old English -ing- denoting association + tūn ‘settlement’.

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

    Story Highlight

    Malinda Allison Kelley Covington 1815-1894

    Malinda Allison, my great great grandmother was born to Isaac Allison and Jane Hunt, a sister to Catherine Hunt, who was the mother of Milton. She was born on the 16th of October 1815 in Crawfor …

    Sources (72)

    • R Covington, "United States Census, 1840"
    • Robert Covington in entry for Emily Jane Farr, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"
    • R D Covington, "United States Census, 1860"

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