Anna Tillinghast

26 May 1763–1841 (Age 77)
Exeter, Washington, Rhode Island, United States

The Life of Anna

When Anna Tillinghast was born on 26 May 1763, in Exeter, Washington, Rhode Island, United States, her father, Stukely Tillinghast, was 21 and her mother, Honor Hopkins, was 18. She married Joseph Rathbun in 1818, in Exeter, Washington, Rhode Island, United States. She died in 1841, in Exeter, Washington, Rhode Island, United States, at the age of 78.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Rathbun
Anna Tillinghast
Marriage: 1818

Spouse and Children

Exeter, Washington, Rhode Island, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Stukely Tillinghast






    Amos Tillinghast


    Stephen Tillinghast



    Honour Tillinghast


+10 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 13

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

Age 13

Rhode Island was first to declare its independence from Britain on May 4, 1776.
1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Age 23

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: habitational name from Tillinghurst in Sussex, earlier Tytyngehurst ‘wooded hill of Tytta's family or followers’, from the Old English personal name Tytta + -inga- ‘of the family or followers of’ + hyrst ‘wooded hill’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Anna Tellinghost, "Rhode Island Births and Christenings, 1600-1914"
  • Anna Tillinghost, "Rhode Island Births and Christenings, 1600-1914"
  • Ancestry Family Trees

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