Robert Henry Filkins

1816–1884 (Age 68)
Williamstown, Oswego, New York, United States

The Life of Robert Henry

When Robert Henry Filkins was born on 24 April 1816, in Williamstown, Oswego, New York, United States, his father, Henry Filkins, was 48 and his mother, Rachel Kidney, was 37. He married Lora about 1840, in Williamstown, Oswego, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in New York, United States in 1870. He died on 8 November 1884, in Williamstown, Oswego, New York, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Fairview Cemetery, Williamstown, Oswego, New York, United States.

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Family Time Line

Robert Henry Filkins
1816–1884
Lora
1817–1842
Marriage: about 1840
Clarentine Filkins
1841–
Monroe Filkins
1842–

Spouse & Children

MARRIAGE
about 1840
Williamstown, Oswego, New York, United States
children

(2)

  • Clarentine Filkins

    Female1841–Female

  • Monroe Filkins

    Male1842–Male

Parents & Siblings

siblings

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World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 3

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. 
1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

Age 11

During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.
1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 20

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

Name Meaning

English:1. patronymic from the medieval personal name Filkin, a diminutive from a short form of Philip . 2. habitational name from a place so called in Oxfordshire, whose name is probably a tribal derivative (with Old English -ingas ‘people of’) of the Old English personal name Filica (of uncertain origin). Surname forms such as de Filking(es) are found in the surrounding area from the 12th and 13th centuries.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Robert Filkins, "New York State Census, 1865"
  • Robert Filkins, "New York State Census, 1875"
  • Robert Felkins, "New York State Census, 1855"

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