Robert Tolleth

My great great great grandfather Robert Tolleth was born in 1791 in Kinnoull, Perthshire, to a Mr. Tullieth. He was shown on voters roles and parish records a market gardener. He and his wife Barbara had five children; two sons and two daughters. One of his sons, James, was my family’s ancestor that crossed the ocean and is the reason we are all here!

U.S. negotiates Louisiana Purchase from France: for $15 million, U.S. doubles its domain, increasing its territory by 827,000 sq mi (2,144,500 sq km), from Mississippi River to Rockies and from Gulf of Mexico to British North America.
  •  21 DEC 1813 • Perth

    13 AUG 1816

    Birth of Daughter

  • His daughter Ann was born in 1822.

    Birth of Daughter

    His daughter Betsy was born in 1827 in Perthshire.

    Betsy Tolleth
  • 1833
    Slavery abolished in British Empire.

    Birth of Daughter

    His daughter Elizabeth was born in 1837.

    First Opium War (to 1842) between Britain and China, over importation of drug into China.

    Robert Tolleth lived in Kinnoull, Perthshire, in 1851.Map

    Britain and France join Turkey in war on Russia. In U.S., Kansas-Nebraska Actpermits local option on slavery; rioting and bloodshed. Japanese allow American trade. Antislavery men in Michigan form Republican Party. Tennyson‘s Charge of the Light Brigade. Thoreau‘s Walden.
  • Death of Wife

    24 JAN, 1867

    His wife Barbara passed away on 24 January 1867 at the age of 73.

     Barbara Sinclair


    Death of Son

    His son John passed away on 28 November 1880 at the age of 66.

    John Tolleth


    28 NOV 1880

    Death of Son

    His son James passed away on 22 May 1898 in Vesta, Nebraska, USA, at the age of 81.

    James Tolleth





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