Rebecca McDonald

Brief Life History of Rebecca

When Rebecca McDonald was born in July 1806, in Bath, Kentucky, United States, her father, Henry Charles McDonald, was 56 and her mother, Sarah Hicklin, was 38. She married Hicklin McNabb on 28 December 1820, in Bath, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Madison Township, Morgan, Indiana, United States for about 30 years. She died on 21 August 1886, in Morgan, Indiana, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in McNabb Cemetery, Morgan, Indiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

Hicklin McNabb
Rebecca McDonald
Marriage: 28 December 1820
Elizabeth Mc Nabb
Margaret McNabb
John McNabb
Martha McNabb
Sarah McNabb
James Edgar McNabb
Andrew J. Mcnabb

Sources (16)

  • Rebecca McNabb in household of Hicklin Knox, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Rebecca Mcdonald, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
  • Rebecca Mcdonald McNabb, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (8)


Atlantic slave trade abolished.

1811 · Bath County Established

Bath County was established in 1811 from land given by Montgomery County, Kentucky. Its name is derived from natural springs said to have medicinal qualities.

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

Name Meaning

Scottish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Domhnaill ‘son of Domhnall’, a name derived from the Celtic elements domno- ‘world’ + val- ‘might, rule’. Donald is an Anglicized form (via Latin) of this personal name used in Scotland, though the surname is also widespread in Ireland. The name is equivalent to Irish McDonnell and McConnell , and to Manx Cannell .

History: This is the name of the largest and most disparate of the Scottish clans (Clan Donald), associated in particular with the Hebrides and claiming descent from Domhnall mac Raghnaill mac Somhairle, who lived in the late 12th century. From that time until 1493 the head of the clan was known as Lord (or King) of the Isles. The reigns of the Lords of the Isles were always stormy, often in conflict with the kings of Scotland, and peppered with disasters. After a series of defeats in the 1480s, Eoin Mac Dhomhnaill a Ìle (John Macdonald of Islay, Earl of Ross and Lord of the Isles) forfeited his lands, his power, and his title as Lord of the Isles in 1493 to King James IV of Scotland. By then, a branch of the family had settled in the Antrim Glens in Ireland and members moved between the southern Hebrides and Ireland throughout the 16th century.

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

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