Rebecca Heaton

25 March 1798–30 October 1886 (Age 88)
Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Rebecca

When Rebecca Heaton was born on 25 March 1798, in Pennsylvania, United States, her father, John Heaton Jr., was 31 and her mother, Hester Jarvis, was 21. She married Joseph Goddard on 2 January 1818, in Fleming, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Rush, Indiana, United States in 1850 and Shelby, Illinois, United States in 1860. She died on 30 October 1886, in Windsor Township, Shelby, Illinois, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Shelby, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Goddard
1795–1864
Rebecca Heaton
1798–1886
Marriage: 2 January 1818
John H. Goddard
1819–1863
Berry A. Goddard
1847–
James Reuben Goddard
1821–1873
William Thomas Goddard
1823–1892
Oliver Goddard
1824–1880
Benjamin Allen Goddard
1829–1881
Martha Ann Goddard
1831–1866
Jacob Cochran Goddard
1834–1871
Elizabeth Jane Goddard
1836–1840
Mary Ann Goddard
1839–
Alfred M Goddard
1844–1866

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
2 January 1818
Fleming, Kentucky, United States
children

(11)

    John H. Goddard

    Male1819–1863Male

    Male1821–1873Male

    William Thomas Goddard

    Male1823–1892Male

    Oliver Goddard

    Male1824–1880Male

    Benjamin Allen Goddard

    Male1829–1881Male

+6 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(11)

    James Heaton

    Male1795–1856Male

    Hannah Heaton

    Female1796–Female

    Female1798–1886Female

    Nancy Heaton

    Female1800–1845Female

    John Heaton

    Male1801–1870Male

+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1812 · Harrisburg Becomes the State Capital

Age 14

Harrisburg had important parts with migration, the Civil War, and the Industrial Revolution. 
1818

Age 20

Illinois is the 21st state.
1821 · Financial Relief for Public Land

Age 23

A United States law to provide financial relief for the purchasers of Public Lands. It permitted the earlier buyers, that couldn't pay completely for the land, to return the land back to the government. This granted them a credit towards the debt they had on land. Congress, also, extended credit to buyer for eight more years. Still while being in economic panic and the shortage of currency made by citizens, the government hoped that with the time extension, the economy would improve.

Name Meaning

English (northern): habitational name from any of the numerous places so called, for example in Lancashire, Northumberland, and West Yorkshire, from Old English hēah ‘high’ + tūn ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’. This surname was taken to Ireland in the mid 17th century, and within Ireland is now mainly found in Ulster.

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

Sources (3)

  • Rebecca Godders in household of Joseph Godders, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Rebecca Goddard in household of Joseph Goddard, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Rebeca Goddard in household of William Goddard, "United States Census, 1880"

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