Edward Mitchell Robinson

Male4 September 1848–27 August 1927

Brief Life History of Edward Mitchell

When Edward Mitchell Robinson was born on 4 September 1848, in Yancey, North Carolina, United States, his father, David Robinson, was 41 and his mother, Sarah Silver, was 39. He had at least 2 sons and 1 daughter with Polly Elmira Burleson. He lived in Brush Creek Township, Yancey, North Carolina, United States for about 10 years. He died on 27 August 1927, in South Toe Township, Yancey, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Hamrick, Yancey, North Carolina, United States.

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Edward Mitchell Robinson
Polly Elmira Burleson
Martha Susan Robinson
James Willard Robinson
Nick Profit Robinson

Sources (31)

  • Edward Robeson in household of David Robeson, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Edward Robinson, "North Carolina, Deaths, 1906-1930"
  • Edward Roberson in entry for Franklin Silver and Susan Roberson, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "

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World Events (8)

1853 · First State Fair

Age 5

The first state fair in North Carolina was held in Raleigh and was put on by the North Carolina State Agricultural Society in 1853. The fair has been continuous except for during the American Civil War and Reconstruction and WWII.


Age 15

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 22

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

Name Meaning

English (Lancashire and Yorkshire): patronymic from the Middle English personal name Robin , a pet form of Robert , + -son. This surname is also very common among African Americans.

French: from a pet form of the personal name Robin .

West Indian (including Haiti) and Guyanese: most likely not (only) of English or French origin as in 1 above and 2 above, but also, if not mostly, from the related name of the famous Daniel Defoe's literary character Robinson Crusoe (from a novel first published in 1719).

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

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