Rebecca Josselyn

Female6 December 1770–23 December 1847

Brief Life History 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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Bezar Ames
Rebecca Josselyn
Marriage: 25 April 1791
Horace Ames
Bezar Ames
Abigail Ames
Diana Ames
Marcus Ames
Cyrus Ames
Philander Ames
Lydia Eels Ames
Rebecca Josselyn Ames
Charles Henry Ames

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  • Rebecca Josselyn, "Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
  • Rebecca Josselyn, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915"
  • Rebecca Taylor, "Massachusetts Deaths and Burials, 1795-1910"

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  • Marriage
    25 April 1791Brockton, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States
  • Children (10)

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    Siblings (8)

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    World Events (8)


    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."""""""


    Age 21

    Bill of Rights guarantees individual freedom.

    Name Meaning

    English (Suffolk and Essex): variant of Joslin .

    History: The Josselyn name appears in Black Point (now Scarborough, ME) before 1638, when the author John Josselyn came to visit his brother Henry, who was for many years a principal representative in eastern New England of the interests of the Mason and Gorges heirs, which were endangered by the Massachusetts Bay colony's expansion into Maine. Their father was Sir Thomas Josselyn, of Torrell's Hall in Willingale, Essex, England.

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

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