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Robert Tanner Brimson

Robert Brimson and the Tucker, Tanner , Snook name confusion

Myths and Facts around the names associated with Robert Brimson, there has been confusion amongst some researchers regarding the names of his father, mother and even Robert himself.

MYTH: Mary Snook is Robert Brimson’s mother

FACT:  Mary Brimson is Robert’s Mother, he is her illegitimate child. His half-sister Sarah Snook Brimson is also illegitimate and fathered by William Snook.

MYTH: Robert’s Father is Robert Brimson.

FACT: Robert Brimson is the illegitimate child of Mary Brimson and Robert Tucker.

MYTH: Robert’s full name is Robert Francis Tanner Brimson.

FACT: Robert was christened Robert Brimson, his death certificate recorded his name as Robert Brimson. The name Tanner only ever appeared on his marriage certificate but as it was documented it has been accepted as part of his name. None of the many documents pertaining to Robert Brimson have any mention of the name Francis. Robert Brimson also used the alias Robert Tucker, especially during his early days.

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