Robert Irwin

1765–1799 (Age 34)
Washington, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Robert

When Robert Irwin was born in 1765, his father, James William Irwin, was 25 and his mother, Mary Polly Guthrie, was 19. He died in 1799, in Washington, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 34.

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James William Irwin
1740–1796
Mary Polly Guthrie
1746–1796
Robert Irwin
1765–1799
Davis Irwin
1765–
Benjamin Irwin
1774–
Ellinor Irwin
1766–
Mary Irwin
1769–
James William Irwin
1775–1849
James Irwin
1779–1873
Compass George Irwin
1781–1844

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1776

Age 11

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 11

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""
1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Age 21

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.

Name Meaning

1 Northern Irish, Scottish, and English: variant of Irvin .2 English: from the Middle English personal name Irwyn, Erwyn, or Everwyn, Old English Eoforwine, composed of the elements eofor ‘wild boar’ + wine ‘friend’.3 From the Welsh personal name Urien ( see Uren ).

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

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