Rebecca Draughn

Surry, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Rebecca

When Rebecca Draughn was born in 1823, in Surry, North Carolina, United States, her father, Michael Draughon, was 36 and her mother, Ruth Smith, was 36.

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Michael Draughon
Ruth Smith
John Draughn
Elias Draughon
William J. Draughn
Pheobe Lucinda Draughn
Ashley Draughn
Elias Martin Draughon
Rebecca Draughn
Lucinda Draughan
James Draughn
Frances Draughn

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World Events (3)

1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 2

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 7

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1830 · Trail of Tears

Age 7

In the 1830's, President Jackson called for all the Native Americans to be forced off their own land. As the Cherokee were forced out of North Carolina many of them hid in the mountains of North Carolina.

Name Meaning

Variant of Irish Drohan .

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

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Sources (2)

  • Rebecca Draegher in household of Michael Draegher, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Rebeca Draughn in household of Jas Draughn, "United States Census, 1860"

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