Rebecca Brian


Brief Life History of Rebecca

When Rebecca Brian was born in 1716, in Northampton, 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

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    22 July 1737Burlington, New Jersey, United States
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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

    Irish and English: variant of Bryant .

    Irish: shortened Anglicized form of Ó Briain, see O'Brien .

    French: unflattering nickname from Old Occitan brian ‘mite, maggot’, by extension brimborion, possibly denoting a very small man.

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

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