Rebecca S Thacker

27 June 1829–7 March 1861 (Age 31)
Knox, Indiana, United States

The Life of Rebecca S

When Rebecca S Thacker was born on 27 June 1829, in Knox, Indiana, United States, her father, Abel Thacker, was 29 and her mother, Anna Lou Baldwin, was 27. She married Miles Tucker on 9 February 1851, in Patoka Township, Crawford, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 5 daughters. She died on 7 March 1861, in Patoka Township, Crawford, Indiana, United States, at the age of 31.

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Miles Tucker
Rebecca S Thacker
Marriage: 9 February 1851
Sarah Isabel Tucker
Margaret Tucker
Anna Jane Tucker
Angeline Tucker
William Harrison Tucker
Mary Tucker

Spouse and Children

9 February 1851
Patoka Township, Crawford, Indiana, United States


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World Events (6)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 1

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.
1836 · The Massive Internal Improvements Act

Age 7

The Massive Internal Improvements Act of 1836 loaned Indiana $10,000,000 to create infrastructure such as canals, railroads, and roads across the state. The act was signed by Whig Governor Noah Noble and passed by the Indiana General Assembly. However, the financial crisis known as the Panic of 1837 thwarted these plans as costs ballooned. Construction on the infrastructure was not completed and the state debt rapidly increased.
1841 · Indiana Nears Bankruptcy

Age 12

The State of Indiana was near bankruptcy in 1841 due to the inability to repay interest incurred for the Massive Internal Improvement Act. The state liquidated much of its public works. Many of the projects were handed over to the state’s creditors as a way to reduce debt. Only two of the eight proposed infrastructure projects were completed by the creditors.

Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a thatcher, from an agent derivative of northern Middle English thack ‘thatch’ (Old Norse þak). Compare Thatcher .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Rebecca S Tucker in household of Miles Tucker, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Rebecca Thacker in entry for Miles Tucker, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"
  • <Unknown> in entry for Sarah Isabel Shafer, "Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947"

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