Rebecca Kirkham

Female20 February 1810–20 October 1866

Brief Life History of Rebecca

When Rebecca Kirkham was born on 20 February 1810, in Kentucky, United States, her father, Henry Kirkham, 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
Rebecca Kirkham
Marriage: 23 July 1829
John K. Wampler
William G. Wampler
Rebecca A. Wampler
Elizabeth Wampler
Eveline "Eva" Wampler
Grace A. Wampler
Adaline Bell Wampler
Fidelia Everett Wampler

Sources (11)

  • Rabecca Wampler in household of Peter Wampler, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Rebecca Kirkham in entry for Peter Wampler, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"
  • Rebecca Kirkham in entry for Fidelia Everett Wampler Connole, "Iowa, Death Records, 1904-1951"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    23 July 1829Monroe, Indiana, United States
  • Children (8)

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    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.


    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

    English (mainly northwestern): habitational name from any of the places in Lancashire and East Yorkshire named Kirkham. The placenames derive from Old Norse kirkja ‘church’ + Old English hām ‘village, homestead’ or Old Norse heim ‘homestead, estate’.

    Possibly an altered form of German Kirchham, a habitational name from either of two places called Kirchham, in Austria or Bavaria.

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

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