Rebecca Kirkham

20 February 1810–20 October 1866 (Age 56)
Kentucky, United States

The Life of Rebecca

When Rebecca Kirkham was born on 20 February 1810, in Kentucky, United States, her father, Henry Kirkham III, was 40 and her mother, Mary Gay, was 36. She married Peter Wampler on 23 July 1829, in Monroe, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in Frederick, Schuyler, Illinois, United States for about 10 years. She died on 20 October 1866, in Schuyler, Illinois, United States, at the age of 56.

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Family Time Line

Peter Wampler
1808–1853
Rebecca Kirkham
1810–1866
Marriage: 23 July 1829
John K. Wampler
1830–
William G. Wampler
1834–1918
Rebecca A. Wampler
1836–1924
Elizabeth Wampler
1840–
Eveline "Eva" Wampler
1842–1933
Grace A. Wampler
1847–1916
Adaline Wampler
1852–
Fidelia Everett Wampler
1854–1932

Spouse and Children

    Peter Wampler

    Male1808–1853Male

    Female1810–1866Female

MARRIAGE
23 July 1829
Monroe, Indiana, United States
children

(8)

    Male1830–Male

    William G. Wampler

    Male1834–1918Male

    Female1836–1924Female

    Elizabeth Wampler

    Female1840–Female

    Eveline "Eva" Wampler

    Female1842–1933Female

+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(11)

+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1812 · Kentucky Bend Created

Age 2

During the New Madrid earthquakes of 1811-1812, the Kentucky Bend or New Madrid Bend was created. It is located in the southwestern corner of Kentucky on the banks of the Mississippi River.
1818

Age 8

Illinois is the 21st state.
1830 · Louisville and Portland Canal Opens

Age 20

The Louisville and Portland canal opened in 1830. It was a 2 mile canal. It helped with the barrier caused by the Falls of the Ohio River at Louisville by making a route around them.

Name Meaning

1 Northern English: habitational name from places in Lancashire and North Yorkshire named Kirkham, which is a scandinavianized form of Old English ciric-hām, from cirice ‘church’ + hām ‘homestead’.2 Possibly a respelling of German Kirchham, a habitational name from either of two places named Kirchham, in Austria or Bavaria.

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

Sources (3)

  • Rabecca Wampler in household of Peter Wampler, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Rebecca Wampler in household of Peter Wampler, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Rebecca Kirkham in entry for Peter Wampler, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"

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