Rebecca Brian

1716–1775 (Age 59)
Northampton, Burlington, New Jersey, British Colonial America

The Life of Rebecca

When Rebecca Brian was born in 1716, in Northampton, Burlington, New Jersey, British Colonial America, her father, Thomas Bryan, was 53 and her mother, Rebecca Collins, was 42. She married John Hank on 22 July 1737, in Burlington, New Jersey, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She died in 1775, in New Jersey, United States, at the age of 59.

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John Hank
Rebecca Brian
Marriage: 22 July 1737
Hannah Hank
Hannah Hank
John Hank

Spouse and Children

    John Hank



22 July 1737
Burlington, New Jersey, United States


    Hannah Hank


    Hannah Hank



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Age 59

"During the six-year Revolutionary war, more of the fights took place in New Jersey than any other colony. Over 296 engagements between opposing forces were recorded. One of the largest conflicts of the entire war took place between Morristown and Middlebrook, referred to as the ""Ten Crucial Days"" and remembered by the famous phrase ""the times that try men's souls"". The revolution won some of their most desperately needed victories during this time."

Name Meaning

1 Irish and English: variant spelling of Bryan .2 French and English: from the Celtic personal name Brian, which contains the element bre- ‘hill’, with the transferred sense ‘eminence’. See also Bryan .3 French: nickname from Old Occitan brian ‘maggot’.

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

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