Rebecca Lewis

21 August 1775–28 December 1849 (Age 74)
Stonington, New London, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Rebecca

When Rebecca Lewis was born on 21 August 1775, in Stonington, New London, Connecticut, United States, her father, CPT James Lewis, was 21 and her mother, Phebe York, was 12. She married Naphtali Woodburn on 8 January 1792, in Petersburg, Petersburgh, Rensselaer, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 6 daughters. She died on 28 December 1849, in Wysox, Bradford, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Bradford, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

Naphtali Woodburn
1768–1839
Rebecca Lewis
1775–1849
Marriage: 8 January 1792
Amy Woodburn
1795–1869
Moses Woodburn
1797–1843
Whitman Woodburn
1799–1833
Lewis F Woodburn
1800–1871
Rebecca Woodburn
1802–1803
William Dixon Woodburn
1804–1839
Harriet B Woodburn
1806–1837
Calista B. Woodburn
1808–1876
Justus Hull Woodburn
1810–1889
David Permenas Woodburn
1812–1897
George Washington Woodburn
1814–1887
Naphtali K Woodburn
1816–1880
Mary Clotilda Woodburn
1818–1891
Rebecca Fydelia Woodburn
1820–1905

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
8 January 1792
Petersburg, Petersburgh, Rensselaer, New York, United States
children

(14)

+9 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    CPT James Lewis

    Male1753–1823Male

    Female1762–1853Female

siblings

(14)

    Female1775–1849Female

    May Mary Lewis

    Female1778–1839Female

    Male1782–1861Male

    Abigail Lewis

    Female1782–Female

    Sybil Lewis

    Female1782–1892Female

+9 More Children

World Events (8)

1776

Age 1

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776

Age 1

The Declaration of Independence was signed in Philadelphia on July 4, 1776. The liberty bell was first rung here to Celebrate this important document.
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 25

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

Name Meaning

1 English (but most common in Wales): from Lowis, Lodovicus, a Norman personal name composed of the Germanic elements hlod ‘fame’ + wīg ‘war’. This was the name of the founder of the Frankish dynasty, recorded in Latin chronicles as Ludovicus and Chlodovechus (the latter form becoming Old French Clovis, Clouis, Louis, the former developing into German Ludwig). The name was popular throughout France in the Middle Ages and was introduced to England by the Normans. In Wales it became inextricably confused with 2.2 Welsh: from an Anglicized form of the personal name Llywelyn ( see Llewellyn ).3 Irish and Scottish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Lughaidh ‘son of Lughaidh’. This is one of the most common Old Irish personal names. It is derived from Lugh ‘brightness’, which was the name of a Celtic god.

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

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  • Rebecca Lewis Woodburn, "Find A Grave Index"

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