Rebecca Harman

20 June 1798–5 April 1864 (Age 65)
Valle Crucis, Watauga, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Rebecca

When Rebecca Harman was born on 20 June 1798, in Valle Crucis, Watauga, North Carolina, United States, her father, Cutliff Harman, was 51 and her mother, Susannah "Susan" Pfautz, was 43. She married Francis Adams on 17 September 1815, in Ashe, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Christian, Illinois, United States in 1850 and Taylorville, Christian, Illinois, United States in 1860. She died on 5 April 1864, in Indiana, United States, at the age of 65, and was buried in Indiana, United States.

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Francis Adams
Rebecca Harman
Marriage: 17 September 1815
Leeason Adams
John Quincy Adams
Irven Adams
Sidney E Adams
Nancy Adams
Marston Galvin Adams
Napoleon Bonaparte Adams
Isaac Newton Adams Sr.
Mary Jane Adams
Elmina Adams
Elizabeth Adams

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17 September 1815
Ashe, North Carolina, United States


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World Events (8)

1799 · Gold Nuggets Found

Age 1

"In 1799, in Little Meadow Creak located in Cabarrus County, North Carolina a large yellow """"rock"""" was found by Conrad Reed. A few years later it was determined that the """"rock"""" was a gold nugget."
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 2

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

Age 18

Indiana is the 19th state.

Name Meaning

1 English (mainly southeast), French, German (Harmann) and Dutch: from a Germanic personal name composed of the elements heri, hari ‘army’ + man ‘man’ ( see Hermann ). In England this name was introduced by the Normans.2 Irish: generally of English origin (see 1); but sometimes also used as a variant of Hardiman , an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hArgadáin ( see Hargadon ).3 Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): of uncertain origin; perhaps a nickname for someone with a copious or noticeable head of hair ( see Haar ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Rebecca Adams, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Rebecca Harmon in entry for Elmira Adams Archer, "Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947"
  • Rebecca Harmon in entry for Mary Jane Hufford, "Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947"

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