Rebecca Harris

1764–1847 (Age 83)
Spotsylvania, Virginia, United States

The Life Summary of Rebecca

Rebecca Harris was born in 1764, in Spotsylvania, Virginia, United States. She married John L. Graves in 1792, in Spotsylvania, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 3 daughters. She died in 1847, in her hometown, at the age of 83.

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Family Time Line

John L. Graves
1763–1851
Rebecca Harris
1764–1847
Marriage: 1792
John Graves
1784–
Mary Jane "Ginny" Graves
1787–1865
Milton Graves
1807–
Elizabeth " Betsy" Graves
1815–1876
David Graves
1800–1851
John "Jack" Graves
1800–1874
Sarah Graves
1802–1884
James Graves
1808–1880
Charles "Cudy" Graves
1815–1852

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World Events (8)

1776
Age 12
Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1780 · Richmond Becomes the Capital
Age 16
On April 18, 1780 Richmond became the capital of Virginia. It was the temporary capital from 1780-1788.
1786 · Shays' Rebellion
Age 22
Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.

Name Meaning

1 English and Welsh (very common in southern England and South Wales): patronymic from the medieval English personal name Harry , pet form of Henry .2 This name is also well established in Ireland, taken there principally during the Plantation of Ulster. In some cases, particularly in families coming from County Mayo, both Harris and Harrison can be Anglicized forms of Gaelic Ó hEarchadha.3 Greek: reduced form of the Greek personal name Kharalambos, composed of the elements khara ‘joy’ + lambein ‘to shine’.

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

Possible Related Names

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Henry
Fitzharris
Harries
Harriss
Parry
Perry

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