Dunbar, Robert

From Helderberg Hilltowns of Albany County, NY


Robert Dunbar was born in about 1839 to Albert Dunbar (B. abt 1785) and his wife.[1] Robert was one of four children.[1]

Marriage & Children

Robert married Sarah M. Crawford who was born in about 1843.[1] They had one child Albert I. Dunbar (B. 1868, D. 1916).[1]

Military Service

Name: Robert Dunbar
Residence: Berne
Enlistment Date: 19 Dec 1861
Enlistment Place:
Enlistment Rank:
State Served: New York
Regiment: 2nd US Cavalry
Company: Company E
Muster Out Date: 18 Jan 1865
Muster Out Place:
Additional Remarks: A pension index card for Robert Dunbar indicates that the soldier served in two units, 8th Infantry and the 2nd US Cavalry, but there are no dates of service provided in this medium. Soldier applied on April 6, 1910 and his pension was approved.
Sources Used: 1865 census, Berne, Albany Co., NY; Ancestry.com Military databases, Civil War Pension Index.


Robert's wife Sarah died first in 1904 and he followed in 1910.[1] They were both buried at the Westerlo Rural Cemetery in Westerlo.[1] When their son Albert died in 1916, he was buried with his parents at Westerlo Rural Cemetery.[1]

Robert Dunbar Marker at Westerlo Rural Cemetery. Courtesy of Russ


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