Rebecca Davidson

about 1756–
Carlisle, Cumberland, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Rebecca

When Rebecca Davidson was born about 1756, in Carlisle, Cumberland, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, John Davidson, was 36 and her mother, Anne Martha Hannah Thompson, was 31.

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John Davidson
1720–1803
Anne Martha Hannah Thompson
1725–1803
Samuel Davidson
1748–
Rebecca Davidson
1756–
Elizabeth Davidson
1764–
Blair R Davidson
1772–
John Davidson
1750–1837
John Davidson
1751–1835
Mary Davidson
1752–
Joseph Davidson
1754–1842
Margaret Davidson
1766–
Blair Davidson
1768–1842

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World Events (3)

1776

Age 20

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

Age 20

The Declaration of Independence was signed in Philadelphia on July 4, 1776. The liberty bell was first rung here to Celebrate this important document.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 20

"At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""

Name Meaning

1 Scottish, northern English, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): patronymic from the personal name David . As a Jewish name, the last element comes from German Sohn ‘son’.2 Americanized spelling of Norwegian and Danish Davidsen or Swedish Davidsson, patronymics from the personal name David .

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

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