Rhoda Westbroek

July 1785–3 March 1841 (Age 55)
Ulster, New York, United States

The Life of Rhoda

When Rhoda Westbroek was born in July 1785, in Ulster, New York, United States, her father, Samuel Westbrook, was 36 and her mother, Maria Van Aken, was 36. She married Oliver Besley about 1803, in Tioga, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 5 daughters. She died on 3 March 1841, in Columbia Township, Bradford, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 55, and was buried in Besley Cemetery, Columbia Township, Bradford, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

Oliver Besley
1776–1844
Rhoda Westbroek
1785–1841
Marriage: about 1803
Oliver Besley
1804–1880
Isaac Besley
1805–1897
Catherine Besley
1814–1877
Samuel Besley
1821–
Susan Besley
1823–
Elias W. Besley
1807–1886
Elethear Besley
1810–1879
Mary A. Besley
1811–1871
John W. Besley
1816–1856
Sophia M Besley
1818–1882

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
about 1803
Tioga, New York, United States
children

(10)

    Male1804–1880Male

    Male1805–1897Male

    Elias W. Besley

    Male1807–1886Male

    Elethear Besley

    Female1810–1879Female

    Mary A. Besley

    Female1811–1871Female

+5 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Samuel Westbrook

    Male1749–1833Male

    Female1749–1819Female

siblings

(10)

+5 More Children

World Events (8)

1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Age 1

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.
1797 · Albany is Named Capital of New York

Age 12

Albany became the capital of New York in 1797. Albany is the oldest continuous settlement of the original 13 colonies.
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 15

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

Name Meaning

1 English: habitational name from any of various places named Westbrook, for example in Berkshire, Kent, and the Isle of Wight, from Old English west ‘west’ + brōc ‘brook’.2 Altered spelling of Dutch Westbroek, a habitational name from a place so named near Utrecht.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (1)

  • Rhoda Westbrook Besley, "Find A Grave Index"

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