Robert Temple Gwathmey

1810–1889 (Age 79)
King William, Virginia, United States

The Life of Robert Temple

When Robert Temple Gwathmey was born in 1810, in King William, Virginia, United States, his father, Owen Gwathmey, was 35 and his mother, Mary Garlick Hill, was 32. He married Sarah Tompkins Browne on 23 July 1829, in Park, King George, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He lived in Tappahannock, Essex, Virginia, United States in 1880. He died in 1889, in Virginia, United States, at the age of 79.

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Family Time Line

Robert Temple Gwathmey
Leonora Walker
Marriage: 1847
Sarah Evelyn Gwathmey
Hinton Gwathmey
Eugenio Kincaid Gwathmey
Marie Antoinette Gwathmey
Emily Brooke Gwathmey

Spouse and Children

Virginia, United States


    Sarah Evelyn Gwathmey


    Hinton Gwathmey


    Eugenio Kincaid Gwathmey


    Marie Antoinette Gwathmey


    Emily Brooke Gwathmey


Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)


Age 2

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
1812 · Monumental Church Built

Age 2

The Monumental Church was built between 1812-1814 on the sight where the Richmond Theatre fire had taken place. It is a monument to those that died in the fire.
1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 22

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.

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Sources (3)

  • Robert T Gwathmey, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Robert Gwathney, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Robert J Gwathney, "United States Census, 1870"

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