Rebecca Lewis

Female21 August 1775–28 December 1849

Brief Life History of Rebecca

When Rebecca Lewis was born on 21 August 1775, in Stonington, New London, Connecticut, United States, her father, James Lewis, was 18 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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Naphtali Woodburn
Rebecca Lewis
Marriage: 8 January 1792
Amy Woodburn
Moses Woodburn
Whitman Woodburn
Lewis F Woodburn
Rebecca Woodburn
William Dixon Woodburn
Harriet B Woodburn
Calista B. Woodburn
Justus Hull Woodburn
David Permenas Woodburn
George Washington Woodburn
Naphtali K Woodburn
Mary Clotilda Woodburn
Rebecca Fydelia Woodburn

Sources (1)

  • Rebecca Lewis Woodburn, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    8 January 1792Petersburg, Petersburgh, Rensselaer, New York, United States
  • Children (14)

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    Siblings (10)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 1

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


    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

    English: from the Middle English, Old French personal name Lewis, Leweis, Lowis, from ancient Germanic (originally West Frankish) Hludwig (itself from hlōd- ‘fame, famous’ + wīg- ‘battle’). This was Latinized as Ludovicus and Chlodovisus, which were gallicized as Clovis or Clouis, French Louis. The name may also appear as Lawis, Laweys, Lawes, by unrounding of the vowel of Lowis on the analogy of the variation between Low and Law as pet forms of Middle English Lourence alias Laurence. This surname is also very common among African Americans. See Laws 2 and compare Lawrence .

    Welsh: adopted for the Welsh personal name Llywelyn (see Llewellyn ).

    Irish: shortened 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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