Robert is placed in this company because he is mentioned in the journal of Sarah Mousely, who is documented in the Hofhein company. Robert's brother Seth is also documented in this company. One entry in this journal indicates that he was traveling with "his family." Further research is needed to identify the names of these individuals.
At the time of a rebaptism in the Smithfield Ward on 3 June 1860, his birth date was recorded as 22 December 1835. Since we know he was christened in March of 1835, the birth year was more likely 1834.