Rebecca Williams

Femaleabout 1716–1785

Brief Life History of Rebecca

Rebecca Williams was born about 1716, in Wales. She married Jacobus Jones about 1732, in Wales. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. She died in 1785, in Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 70.

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Jacobus Jones
Rebecca Williams
Marriage: about 1732
Ann Jones
Martha Jones
Thomas Jones
Margaret Jones
Benjamin Jones
Elizabeth Jones
Jacob Jones

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  • Legacy NFS Source: REBECCA WILLIAMS - Individual or family possessions: birth-name: REBECCA WILLIAMS
  • Pennsylvania Probate Records, 1683-1994;

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  • Marriage
    about 1732Wales
  • Children (7)

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    World Events (2)


    Age 60

    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.


    Age 60

    The Declaration of Independence was signed in Philadelphia on July 4, 1776. The liberty bell was first rung here to Celebrate this important document.

    Name Meaning

    English: variant of William , with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s. This form of the surname is also common in Wales. In North America, this surname has also absorbed some cognates from other languages, such as Dutch Willems . Williams is the third most frequent surname in the US. It is also very common among African Americans and Native Americans.

    History: This surname was brought to North America from southern England and Wales independently by many different bearers from the 17th century onward. Roger Williams, born in London in 1603, came to MA in 1630, but the clergyman was banished from the colony for his criticism of the Puritan government; he fled to RI and founded Providence.

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

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