Daniel Robert (1746 - 1804)

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Birthplace: New York, NY, USA
Death: Died in Mastic, Suffolk, NY, USA
Occupation: medical Doctor
Managed by: Hatte Blejer
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About Daniel Robert

About the Robert family:

"The colorful Doctor Robert was born in New York City on January 27, 1746. His father was Christopher Robert of New York and Flushing, a silversmith and sometime magistrate; his mother was Mary, daughter of John Dyer, a soap and candle maker; John Dyer is said to have had a genial disposition; research shows that he found more than one way to make a bit of gold or sterling: in 1733 he advertised in the Gazette in an effort to sell a "very good bell, of a very good size and sound, fit for any country church or court house," and a "very good copper (tank?) that holds 120 gallons . . . "

   

Doctor Roberts grandfather was Daniel Robert, a Huguenot refugee to Martinique; Daniel Robert (I) later moved to New Rochelle, and in 1703 is listed as a principal inhabitant of New York City; he married Suzanne Latour, who after his death married Thomas La Roche. The Robert line gets complicated because of the early American passion for repeating names: Daniel (I)'s son Christopher had three daughters named Mary, and our Doctor is the third Daniel in the family.

   

Daniel (III) graduated from Columbia College in 1763. Soon after, he studied medicine with a Doctor Ogden of Jamaica, Long Island (possibly Jacob Ogden), and went for further education to Edinburgh in the late 1760s. From there he went to the Island of Dominica to set up a practice. His son Christopher once estimated his yearly income there at $25,000; if this is correct, it was an enormous amount for the time.

   

While in Jamaica, Doctor Robert had married Elizabeth Hinchman; he took her with him as he began his career, but her failing health forced him to return to the States. She died March 12, 1775 at the age of 29...

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Dr. Daniel Robert's Timeline

1746
January 27, 1746
New York, NY, USA

Dr. Daniel Robert was Born 01/27/1746
married Elizabeth Hinchman 11/11/1764
she died at sea 03/12/1775
He married Mary Smith (Tangier Smiths) 07/03/1788
He died april 1829

1794
March 13, 1794
Age 48
Mastic, Suffolk, New York, United States
1804
November 8, 1804
Age 58
Mastic, Suffolk, NY, USA
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Shirley, Suffolk, NY, USA