Rebecca Walthall Creagh

Brief Life History of Rebecca Walthall

When Rebecca Walthall Creagh was born on 24 September 1845, in Marengo, Alabama, United States, her father, Memorable Walker Creagh, was 28 and her mother, Willey Harris Burton, was 18. She married William Ross Brooks on 14 April 1868, in Marengo, Alabama, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. She lived in United States in 1900 and Meridian, Lauderdale, Mississippi, United States in 1920. She died on 26 January 1921, in Mobile, Mobile, Alabama, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Magnolia Cemetery, Mobile, Mobile, Alabama, United States.

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William Ross Brooks
Rebecca Walthall Creagh
Marriage: 14 April 1868
Creagh Brooks
Augustus Williams Brooks
Elliott G Brooks

Sources (10)

  • Rebecca W Creogh in household of M W Creogh, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Rebecca Creagh, "Alabama County Marriages, 1809-1950"
  • Rebecca Creagh Brooks, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (8)


U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.


Mississippi became the second state to leave the Union at the start of the Civil War in 1861.


Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Craobhach, Ó Craobhaigh ‘descendant of Craobhach’, a byname meaning ‘curly(-headed)’ or ‘prolific’ (from craobh ‘branch, bough’); see Cray 1. This is an epithet of the O'Neills of Clare, one of whose ancestors is said to have carried a green branch into battle.

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

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