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!
1791 • Kinnoull, Perthshire, Scotland..
Birth of Son
His son John was born on 21 December 1813.
- 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
Birth of son
His son James was born on 13 August 1816 in Perth, Perthshire.
1814French defeated by allies (Britain, Austria, Russia, Prussia, Sweden, and Portugal) in War of Liberation. Napoleon exiled to Elba, off Italian coast. Bourbon king Louis XVIII takes French throne. George Stephenson builds first practical steam locomotive.
13 AUG 1816
Birth of Daughter
His daughter Ann was born in 1822.
His daughter Betsy was born in 1827 in Perthshire.Betsy Tolleth
- Slavery abolished in British Empire.
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.
Death of Wife
24 JAN, 1867Barbara Sinclair
Death of Son
His son John passed away on 28 November 1880 at the age of 66.
28 NOV 1880
His son James passed away on 22 May 1898 in Vesta, Nebraska, USA, at the age of 81.