Margaret Rifenbrooch

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

The Life 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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29 January 1786
Sussex, New Jersey, United States


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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.

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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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