Rebecca Beckie Witt


Brief Life History of Rebecca Beckie

When Rebecca Beckie Witt was born in 1813, in Bedford, Virginia, United States, her father, Robert Witt, was 48 and her mother, Nancy Reese, was 42.

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Robert Witt
Nancy Reese
Mills Witt
Christopher R. Witt
Nancy Witt
Sarah Witt
Reuben Crawford Witt
William M. Witt Sr
Martha W. Witt
Robert Hurt Witt
Elizabeth Caroline Witt
Rhoda Witt
Caleb Witt
Locky Witt
Rebecca Beckie Witt

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    World Events (3)

    1819 · Panic! of 1819

    Age 6

    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

    1820 · Making States Equal

    Age 7

    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.

    1824 · """Mary Randolph Publishes """"The Virginia Housewife"""""""

    Age 11

    “The Virginia Housewife” was published by Mary Randolph. It was the first cookbook published in America. 

    Name Meaning

    North German: nickname for someone with white hair or a remarkably pale complexion, from Middle Low German witte ‘white’.

    South German: from a short form of the ancient Germanic personal name Wittigo. This surname is also found in France (Alsace and Lorraine).

    English (Hampshire and Wiltshire): variant of White .

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

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