Rebecca Louisa Toten

1835–about 1895 (Age 60)
Tennessee, United States

The Life of Rebecca Louisa

When Rebecca Louisa Toten was born in 1835, in Tennessee, United States, her father, Absalom ( Toaten) Toten, was 33 and her mother, Nancy Brackett, was 22. She married John M. Herd in 1852, in Overton, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Marshall, Marshall, Alabama, United States in 1850 and Limestone, Alabama, United States in 1880. She died about 1895, in Tennessee, United States, at the age of 60.

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John M. Herd
Rebecca Louisa Toten
Marriage: 1852
Mary Herd

Spouse and Children

Overton, Tennessee, United States


    Mary Herd


Parents and Siblings

    Absalom ( Toaten) Toten





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World Events (8)

1835 · The Hermitage is Built

Age 0

The Hermitage located in Nashville, Tennessee was a plantation owned by President Andrew Jackson from 1804 until his death there in 1845. The Hermitage is now a museum.
1849 · Capitol Building Destroyed by Fire

Age 14

The capitol building in Montgomery was destroyed by fire on December 14, 1849, the 30th anniversary of the state.

Age 16

Alabama State Capitol Building was completed in 1851. Additions to the building were made several times. The Capitol was restored in 1992.

Name Meaning

Belgian French: metronymic from a Walloon female personal name.

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

Sources (3)

  • Rebecca L Toten in household of Absolem Toten, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Rebecca L Burnes in household of John M Burnes, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Rebecca Louisa Toten, "Alabama, Marriages, 1816-1957"

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