Rebecca Wilkinson

about 1764–2 April 1841 (Age 77)
Freetown, Bristol, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America

The Life of Rebecca

When Rebecca Wilkinson was born about 1764, in Freetown, Bristol, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, her father, Benajah Wilkinson, was 27 and her mother, Susanna Hathaway, was 23. She married John Hathaway Jr. on 8 April 1787, in Freetown, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 4 daughters. She died on 2 April 1841, in Fall River, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 77.

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John Hathaway Jr.
Rebecca Wilkinson
Marriage: 8 April 1787
Prudence Hathaway
Daniel Hathaway
Benaijah Hathaway
Sylvester Hathaway
George Hathaway
Warren Hathaway
Susanna Hatheway
John W Hatheway Jr
Elisabeth Hatheway
Freeborn Hathaway
James Blossom Hathaway
Lydia Hathaway

Spouse and Children

8 April 1787
Freetown, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States



    Daniel Hathaway


    Benaijah Hathaway


    Sylvester Hathaway



+7 More Children

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World Events (8)


Age 12

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 12

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""
1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Age 22

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from Wilkin .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Rebecca Wilkinson, "Alabama County Marriages, 1809-1950"
  • Rebecca Hathaway in entry for Sylvester Hathaway, "Rhode Island Town Deaths Index, 1639-1932"
  • Rebecca in entry for John Hathaway, "Massachusetts Deaths and Burials, 1795-1910"

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