Robert H. Tamplin

Male 1863 - 1897  (~ 35 years)


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  • Name Robert H. Tamplin  [1
    Nickname Bob 
    Born Between 1862 and 1863  Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5, 6
    Gender Male 
    Census Jun 1880  Independence, Washington, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 4 Dec 1897  San Antonio, Bexar, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 4, 7
    • 323 St. Mary's Street
    Person ID I7612  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 17 Mar 2020 

    Father Robert F. Tamplin,   b. Abt 1831, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 May 1883, Washington, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 52 years) 
    Mother Sarah,   b. Abt 1843, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F3662  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Mayry Matilda Shannon,   d. 22 Jul 1893, Independence, Washington, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 28 Apr 1881  Washington, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Last Modified 17 Mar 2020 
    Family ID F2661  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Daisy Lincecum,   b. 25 Aug 1865, Longpoint, Washington, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Apr 1958, Winston-Salem, Forsyth, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years) 
    Married 27 Nov 1888  Washington, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Children 
     1. Lloyd Tamplin,   b. Between 1891 and 1892, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     2. Robert H. Tamplin,   b. 30 Oct 1895, Georgetown, Williamson, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Dec 1932, San Antonio, Bexar, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 37 years)
     3. Roy Davis Tamplin,   b. Abt Jun 1897, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 16 Mar 2020 
    Family ID F2660  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Between 1862 and 1863 - Texas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Jun 1880 - Independence, Washington, Texas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 28 Apr 1881 - Washington, Texas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 27 Nov 1888 - Washington, Texas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 4 Dec 1897 - San Antonio, Bexar, Texas, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • The Daily Banner (Brenham, Texas)
      Thursday, 27 February 1879 [The Portal to Texas History -- texashistory.unt.edu]
      PRETTY CLOSE. -- On Wednesday, after Mr. R. F. Tamplin had been fined in the mayor's court for unlawfully carrying a concealed weapon, he came up town and abused the officers who arrested him, and being warned by them several times not to create a disturbance, he displayed his pistol -- which had been returned to him under the decision of the appellate court that no weapon should be confiscated -- officer Buster informed Mr. Tamplin that he was doing wrong and to put the weapon in his pocket, or give it to his son. He replied using abusive language, and the officers then arrested him, he showing fight. His son Robert, about 17 years old, then drew and cocked on the officers a single-barrelled derringer pistol. The city marshal grabbed him to prevent his shooting. A scuffle ensued during which the derringer "went off" the ball entering a side-pocket in the marshal's coat and severely wounding a pocket full of papers. It was a very narrow escape. Both parties were arrested and placed under bonds of $50 each for their appearance on Saturday next.

      Brenham Daily Banner (Texas)
      Saturday, 20 September 1884 [The Portal to Texas History]
      GIN BURNED. -- On Friday morning Robert Tamplin's gin in the Gay Hill neighborhood was discovered to be on fire. In a short time it was in ashes. The gin and machinery were new having lately been completed. It cost about $3000 and was insured for $1800 in the Southern and Hibernian companies of New Orleans.

      Brenham Daily Banner (Texas)
      Thursday, 22 October 1885 [The Portal to Texas History]
      District Court.
      Wednesday. -- State vs. R. H. Tamplin, theft of cattle, continued by agreement.

      The Galveston Daily News (Texas)
      5 December 1886 [The Portal to Texas History]
      Dismissed by the Grand Jury.
      DALLAS, Tex., December 4. -- Mr. Robert Tamplin, of Brenham, who was arrested and brought here last Wednesday, charged with stealing some clothes in this city last August, has been dismissed by the grand jury, after a thorough investigation of the charge. Mr. Tamplin belongs to a most respectable family in Washington, and is considered one of Brenham's best citizens.

      Galveston Daily News (Texas)
      16 November 1891 [The Portal to Texas History]
      Two Severe Cuts.
      BRENHAM, Tex., Nov. 15. -- A rather serious affiar took place at the Santa Fe saloon at 2 o'clock this morning, in which several persons were seriously hurt.

      R. S. Farmer and Dr. Rufus B. Tamplin had had a difficulty up town early in the night, in which, it is said. Dr. Tamplin drew a knife, but did not attempt to use it. Farmer did not see the knife, but some one told him of it, and he procured a pistol and followed the docdor [sic] down to the saloon.

      Eye witnesses say that immediately on entering the saloon door Farmer drew his pistol and told Tamplin to "hand over that knife." Robert Tamplin, a brother of the doctor, was standing at the bar drinking a glass of water. When Farmer presented the pistol at his brother's head he threw the glass and hit Farmer on the side of the head.

      The pistol was discharged at the same instant, the bullet going through the side of the house. Robert Tamplin, after throwing the glass, followed it up by clinching with Farmer and pushing him out of the door.

      Leslie Greyton, a bystander, jerked Farmers' [sic] pistol out of his hand, and Dr. Tamplin rushed out to help his brother. He drew a knife and stabbed Farmer twice, once in the left arm, making a gash from the point of the elbow to the wrist. Another slash fell on the back of the neck, extending from the edge of the hair on the right side in a slanting direction clear to the middle of the left side of the throat, missing the jugular vein only narrowly.

      The latter cut went to the bone and is rather serious.

      Harry Swain, another bystander, struck Robert Tamplin over the head with a heavy cane, knocking him loose from Farmer and the row ended.

      After the difficulty it was found that Farmer had two bad cuts. Robert Tamplin had a gash on the head from the cane blow. P. A. Henderson's head had stopped the glass as it glanced from Farmer's head, and a good-sized lump was the result. Two or three others were slightly cut on the face and hands from bits of broken glass.

      Brenham Daily Banner (Texas)
      26 March 1892 [The Portal to Texas History]
      LOCAL NEWS.

      The Tamplin Case.

      The case of the State vs. R. H. Tamplin, charged with swindling, growing out of a mortgage made to Schmid Bros., on stock that Tamplin claimed died before the foreclosure and judgement against him, was called in the District court Friday morning, but Mr. Tamplin having gone out in the country about 16 miles was not able to get in on time and a forfeiture of his bond was entered, but upon his arrival at 10:15 the forfeiture of his bond was set aside, and the case went to trial.

      District Attorney King opened the argument for the State, Judge Kirk appearing in an able argument for the defense, County Attorney Rogers closing.

      Court adjourned until this morning, when the Judge will charge the jury in the case.

      [Article in next day's paper says jury returned a verdict of not guilty.]

      Denton County News (Denton, Texas)
      30 March 1893 [The Portal to Texas History]
      A Fatal Fight.
      GEORGETOWN, Tex March 24. -- Hightower, a boy 17 years of age was killed yesterday. Hightower and Bob Tamplin, living near New Liberty Hill, quarreled in the morning about Hightower's sheep eating Tamplin's corn. About noon Tamplin took his gun and left home, saying he was going to shoot squirrels. Soon after this shots were heard. Hightower was found dead and Tamplin wounded in the shoulder. Hightower's clothing and one ear were badly burned. He was a shepherd on a ranch owned by Dock Davis of Round Rock. Tamplin has a wife and one child. He has been arrested.

      Brenham Daily Banner (Texas)
      Thursday, 30 March 1893 [The Portal to Texas History]
      THE latest news from Williamson county in reference to the killing of young Hightower by Robert Tamplin, near Liberty Hill, recently, is to the effect that the sheriff went out to arrest Mr. Tamplin, but found him too badly wounded to carry him to Georgetown.

      Galveston Daily News (Texas)
      Sunday, 7 May 1893 - pg. 9 [via Newspapers.com]
      Bail Fixed and Given.
      GEORGETOWN, Tex., May 6. -- Bob Tamplin, charged with the murder of Walter Hightower at Liberty Hill, was brought before Justice Shaw yesterday morning. Examination was waived and bail agreed upon and fixed at $2000, which Tamplin gave...

      The Eagle (Bryan, Texas)
      Thursday, 1 August 1895 - pg. 5 [via Newspapers.com]
      THE NEWS IN BRIEF.

      ...Robert Tamplin was accquitted [sic] at Georgetown, Tex., of the charge of bribing a witness...

    • San Antonio Light (Texas)
      5 December 1897 [via Ancestry]
      Mortuary

      R. H. TAMPLIN.

      R. H. Tamplin, aged 34 years, died yesterday at 323 St. Mary's street. Deceased was a brother of Mrs. J. B. Webb. The funeral takes place this morning at 10 o'clock.



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  • Sources 
    1. [S729] Brenham Daily Banner, Brenham, Texas (online archive), "Married," issued 30 April 1881, accessed July 2016, names of interest: Mr. Robert H. Tamplin & Miss Mayry Matilda Shannon.

    2. [S657] 1910 Census of United States, Texas, Bexar, San Antonio City, population Schedule; Online Images, E.D. No. 28, Sheet No. 10B, Dwelling 169, Family 187, Daisy Tamplin household, Accessed 6 April 2016, National Archives and Records Administration credited.
      Includes sons Lloyd and Robert

    3. [S664] 1920 Census of United States, Texas, Bexar, San Antonio City, population Schedule; Online Images, E. D. No. 95, Sheet No. 1A, Dwelling 4, Family 6, Daisy Tamplin household, Accessed April 2016, National Archives and Records Administration credited.
      Includes son Robert

    4. [S666] 1900 Census of United States, Texas, Gonzales, Justice Precint No. 1, Gonzales, population Schedule; Online Images, E. D. No. 57, Sheet No. 25B, Dwelling 381, Family 417, L. J. Lincecum household, Accessed April 2016, National Archives and Records Administration credited.
      Includes niece Daisy Tamplin, and nephews Loyd, Robert, and R. D.

    5. [S516] Texas Deaths, 1890-1976, Image of death certificate for Robert H. Tamplin, d. 11 December 1932.

    6. [S728] 1880 Census of United States, Texas, Washington, Independence Precint, population Schedule; Online Images, E. D. No. 151, page no. 50, dwelling 429, family 448, Robert F. Tamplin household, accessed July 2016, National Archives and records Administration credited.
      Includes wife Sarah; daughters Rosa, Rillao L., and Ruby; and sons Robert, Rufus B., and Remus E.

    7. [S655] North Carolina, certificate of death, # 10353, 2 April 1958, Daisy Lincecum Tamplin.
      "North Carolina Death Certificates, 1909-1976" [database with images] via Ancestry.com, citing North Carolina State Archives at Raleigh, NC

    8. [S726] Texas County Marriage Records, 1837-1965, Image of record for R. H. Tamplin & Miss Daisy Lincecum.