Robert Withrow
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Robert Watchers Withrow (1771 - 1860)

Robert Watchers Withrow
Born in Pennsylvaniamap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died at age 89 in Greenbrier County, Virginiamap
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Robert Withrow was born on 14 January 1771 in Pennsylvania, the youngest of four known children and the younger of two sons of Robert and Elizabeth Evans Withrow.
On 24 March 1789, when he was twenty-eight, Robert married Jane Alderson in Greenbrier County, Virginia]. She bore him two known children, a son and a daughter:
  1. Leah Withrow
  2. Able Withrow
On 5 September 1860, when he was eighty-nine, Robert died in Greenbrier County.
    • The dates of death for Robert Withrow AND his wife, Jane Withrow are the same.

Excerpt from The History of Summers Co., WV: The ancient family of Withrow is connected with the first settlement of the Green Sulfur and Lick Creek regions. Robert Withrow, the founder of the family, was born near Yorktown, in Virginia (or Pennsylvania) and was a boy at the time of the fight of Yorktown and the surrender of Cornwallis, which terminated the revolutionary war of '76. He related his recollections of that famous battle, hearing the cannons booming and seeing the marching of the French and English and American soldiers. His father's name was William Withrow, an immigrant from Scotland, and was of Scotch-Irish-Welsh descent. The family has more or less always been noted for the contrariness of the various members, which is attributed to this mixture of ancient blood.

1850 census

Robert Withrow appears in in the 1850 United States Federal Census

as an illiterate 79-year-old farmer with $500 in real property living with his illiterate wife, Jane.

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1850 Census Image for Robert Withrow

Name: Robert Withrow Age: 79 Birth Year: abt 1771 Birthplace: Sa Home in 1850: District 18, Greenbrier, Virginia, USA Gender: Male Family Number: 914 Household Members: Name Age Robert Withrow 79 Jane Withrow 79.[1]



  1. 1850 Census, District 18, Greenbrier County, Virginia]; Roll M432_947, Page 300B, Image 287 (134 of 208), Transcription URL: Image URL: Accesed 6 Oct 2019.


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