Rebecca Agnes Reading

5 March 1819–
Bourbon,Kentucky

The Life of Rebecca Agnes

When Rebecca Agnes Reading was born on 5 March 1819, her father, William Reading, was 26 and her mother, Margaret Bell Shawhan, was 21. She married Thomas Riley Wilson on 25 August 1836, in Pike, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Madison Township, Clark, Missouri, United States in 1860 and Sweet Home Township, Clark, Missouri, United States in 1870.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Riley Wilson
1808–1885
Rebecca Agnes Reading
1819–
Marriage: 25 August 1836
Margarett E. Wilson
1837–1917
Charles Wilson
1838–
John Wilson
1840–
Nannie Wilson
1842–
Daniel Frank Willson
1839–
Lawrence William Wilson
1841–
Minervia Willson
1843–
Susan R Willson
1846–
John J Wilson
1849–1907
Mary J Wilson
1853–
Charles Thomas Wilson
1858–1935

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
25 August 1836
Pike, Missouri, United States
children

(11)

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Parents and Siblings

siblings

(15)

    Margaret Ann Reading

    Female1817–1876Female

    Female1819–Female

    John Shawhan Reading

    Male1821–1899Male

    Daniel Reading

    Male1821–1831Male

    Nancy Reading

    Female1822–1872Female

+10 More Children

World Events (8)

1820 · Making States Equal

Age 1

The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.
1821

Age 2

Missouri is the 24th state
1860

Age 41

In 1860, the Pony Express used men riding on horseback to carry mail between St. Joseph, Missouri, and Sacramento, California.

Name Meaning

English:1. habitational name from the county seat of Berkshire, which gets its name from Old English Rēadingas ‘people of Rēad(a)’, a byname meaning ‘red’. 2. topographic name for someone who lived in a clearing, an unattested Old English ryding.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Rebecca Wilson in household of T R Wilson, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Rebecca Willson in household of Thomas R Willson, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Rebecca Wilson in household of Thos R Wilson, "United States Census, 1860"

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