Rebecca Josselyn

6 December 1770–23 December 1847 (Age 77)
Pembroke, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Rebecca

When Rebecca Josselyn was born on 6 December 1770, in Pembroke, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Charles Josselyn, was 31 and her mother, Rebecca Keen, was 28. She married Bezar Ames on 25 April 1791, in Bridgewater, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 4 daughters. She died on 23 December 1847, in Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 77.

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Family Time Line

Bezar Ames
1769–1815
Rebecca Josselyn
1770–1847
Marriage: 25 April 1791
Horace Ames
1791–1855
Bezar Ames
1792–1861
Abigail Ames
1795–1826
Diana Ames
1796–1885
Marcus Ames
1798–1870
Cyrus Ames
1800–1825
Philander Ames
1803–1882
Lydia Eels Ames
1805–1891
Rebecca Josselyn Ames
1807–1864
Charles Henry Ames
1812–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
25 April 1791
Bridgewater, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States
children

(10)

    Horace Ames

    Male1791–1855Male

    Bezar Ames

    Male1792–1861Male

    Abigail Ames

    Female1795–1826Female

    Diana Ames

    Female1796–1885Female

    Marcus Ames

    Male1798–1870Male

+5 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(9)

+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1776

Age 6

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 6

"""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."""""""
1791

Age 21

Bill of Rights guarantees individual freedom.

Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Joslin .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Rebekah Taylor, "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915"
  • Rebecca Taylor, "Massachusetts Deaths and Burials, 1795-1910"
  • Rebecca Ames in entry for Diana Crehore, "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915"

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