Rhoda Westbroek

Brief Life History 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 Jr. about 1803, in Tioga, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 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 Columbia Valley Cemetery, Bradford, Pennsylvania, United States.

Photos and Memories (0)

Photos and Memories

Do you know Rhoda? Do you have a story about her that you would like to share? Sign In or Create a FREE Account

Family Time Line

Oliver Besley Jr.
Rhoda Westbroek
Marriage: about 1803
Oliver Besley III
Isaac Besley
Elias W. Besley
Samuel Besley
Susan Besley
Elethear Besley
Mary A. Besley
Catherine Besley
John W. Besley
Sophia M Besley
Oliver Ogden Besley

Sources (2)

  • Rhoda Westbrook Besley, "Find A Grave Index"
  • United States, New York Land Records, 1630-1975; https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-89WN-PN38?cc=2078654&wc=M7CM-6W5%3A358135001%2C358982501

World Events (8)

1786 · Shays' Rebellion

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

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.

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

English (southeastern): habitational name from any of various places called Westbrook, for example in Berkshire, Kent, and the Isle of Wight, from Old English west ‘west, western’ + brōc ‘brook, stream’.

Americanized form of Dutch Westbroek: habitational name from a place so named near Utrecht.

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

Possible Related Names

Discover Even More

As a nonprofit, we offer free help to those looking to learn the details of their family story.

Create a FREE Account

Search for Another Deceased Ancestor

Share this with your family and friends.