Margaret Rifenbrooch

1768–1836 (Age 68)
Shamokin, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life Summary of Margaret

When Margaret Rifenbrooch was born in 1768, in Shamokin, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Petrus Peter Rifenberger, was 23 and her mother, Phebe, was 21. She married Joseph Oldfield Poyer on 29 January 1786, in Sussex, New Jersey, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 5 daughters. She died in 1836, in Rush Township, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 68.

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Joseph Oldfield Poyer
Margaret Rifenbrooch
Marriage: 29 January 1786
Abiathar Poyer
Richard Poyer
Phebe Poyer
Ann Poyer
Mary Susannah Poyer
Elizabeth Poyer
Rebecca Poyer

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World Events (8)

Age 8
Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
Age 8
The Declaration of Independence was signed in Philadelphia on July 4, 1776. The liberty bell was first rung here to Celebrate this important document.
1786 · Shays' Rebellion
Age 18
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.

Name Meaning

An extremely common given name from the Middle Ages onwards, derived via Old French Marguerite and Latin Margarita from Greek Margarītēs, from margaron ‘pearl’, a word ultimately of Hebrew origin. The name was always understood to mean ‘pearl’ throughout the Middle Ages. The first St Margaret was martyred at Antioch in Pisidia during the persecution instigated by the Emperor Diocletian in the early 4th century. However, there is some doubt about her name, as the same saint is venerated in the Orthodox Church as Marina . There were several other saintly bearers of the name, including St Margaret of Scotland ( d. 1093 ), wife of King Malcolm Canmore and daughter of Edmund Ironside of England. It was also the name of the wife of Henry VI of England, Margaret of Anjou ( 1430–82 ), and of Margaret Tudor ( 1489–1541 ), sister of Henry VIII , who married James IV of Scotland and ruled as regent there after his death. See also Margery , Marjorie .

Dictionary of First Names © Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges 1990, 2003, 2006.

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  • U.S., Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970
  • U.S., Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970
  • North America, Family Histories, 1500-2000

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