Rebecca Humphreville

2 April 1756–5 December 1797 (Age 41)
New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States

The Life Summary of Rebecca

When Rebecca Humphreville was born on 2 April 1756, in New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States, her father, Samuel Humpherville, was 31 and her mother, Eunice Sherman, was 25. She married Justus Smith in 1803, in New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 6 daughters. She died on 5 December 1797, at the age of 41.

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Family Time Line

Justus Smith
1754–1817
Rebecca Humphreville
1756–1797
Huldah Smith
1781–1817
Clara Smith
1791–
Infant Daughter Smith
1794–1794
Infant Son Smith
1794–1794
Infant Daughter Smith
1797–1797
Infant Son Smith
1797–1797
Clarissa Smith
1782–1838
Wealthy Smith
1785–1853
Sheldon Smith
1787–1880

Spouse and Children

Children

(9)

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Parents and Siblings

Siblings

(6)

+1 More Child

World Events (6)

1776
Age 20
Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King
Age 20
"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""
1781 · The First Constitution
Age 25
Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.

Name Meaning

Biblical name, from the Latin form of the Hebrew name Rebekah, borne by the wife of Isaac, who was the mother of Esau and Jacob (Genesis 24–27). The Hebrew root occurs in the Bible only in the vocabulary word marbek ‘cattle stall’, and its connection with the name is doubtful. In any case, Rebecca was Aramean, and the name probably has a source in Aramaic. It has always been common as a Jewish name; in England and elsewhere it began to be used also by Christians from the 14th century onwards and especially at the time of the Reformation, when Old Testament names became popular. It was very common among the Puritans in the 17th century, and has enjoyed a tremendous vogue in England since the latter part of the 20th century, among people of many different creeds. In Scotland this is found as an Anglicized form of Beathag .

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

Sources (2)

  • Rebecca Humphervile, "Connecticut, Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"
  • Rebecca Humphervile, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"

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