Rebecca Covell Martin

1806–26 February 1892 (Age 86)
Rhode Island, United States

The Life of Rebecca Covell

When Rebecca Covell Martin was born in 1806, in Rhode Island, United States, her father, William Brown Martin, was 29 and her mother, Sally Thurber, was 31. She married James Humphrey about 1827, in East Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. She died on 26 February 1892, in her hometown, at the age of 86, and was buried in North Burial Ground, Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Humphrey
1803–1873
Rebecca Covell Martin
1806–1892
Marriage: about 1827
Sylvanus Humphreys
1831–1831
Sarah Louise Humphreys
1832–1897
William Humphreys
1834–1834
Elizabeth Wanton Humphreys
1836–1851
Anna Rebecca Humphreys
1837–1854
Amey Richmond Humphreys
1840–1908
Henry Albert Humphreys
1842–1869

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
about 1827
East Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, United States
children

(7)

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Parents and Siblings

siblings

(5)

    Sally Ann Martin

    Female1799–1799Female

    Ann Eliza Martin

    Female1801–1884Female

    William H. Martin

    Male1803–1835Male

    Female1806–1892Female

    Sarah Martin

    Female1808–1809Female

World Events (8)

1808

Age 2

Atlantic slave trade abolished.
1811 · USS Revenge

Age 5

On January 9, 1811, the USS Revenge hits a reef off of Watch Hill, Rhode Island. The load the ship is carrying is handed off to other ships and the USS Revenge is tied down by tow ropes. It brakes free from the ropes and later sinks. In 2011 divers find what are believed to be the remains of the ship.
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 24

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.

Name Meaning

1 English, Scottish, Irish, French, Dutch, German, Czech, Slovak, Spanish (Martín), Italian (Venice), etc.: from a personal name (Latin Martinus, a derivative of Mars, genitive Martis, the Roman god of fertility and war, whose name may derive ultimately from a root mar ‘gleam’). This was borne by a famous 4th-century saint, Martin of Tours, and consequently became extremely popular throughout Europe in the Middle Ages. As a North American surname, this form has absorbed many cognates from other European forms.2 English: habitational name from any of several places so called, principally in Hampshire, Lincolnshire, and Worcestershire, named in Old English as ‘settlement by a lake’ (from mere or mær ‘pool’, ‘lake’ + tūn ‘settlement’) or as ‘settlement by a boundary’ (from (ge)mære ‘boundary’ + tūn ‘settlement’). The place name has been charged from Marton under the influence of the personal name Martin.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Rebecca C Humphrey in household of James Humphrey, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Rebecca C Humphrey in household of James Humphrey, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Rebecca Humphrys in household of James Humphrys, "United States Census, 1870"

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