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.
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.