Rebecca Handy Soule

14 June 1823–
New York, United States

The Life of Rebecca Handy

When Rebecca Handy Soule was born on 14 June 1823, in New York, United States, her father, Stephen Soule, was 30 and her mother, Lydia Handy, was 28.

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Family Time Line

Stephen Soule
1793–1874
Lydia Handy
1795–1826
Sarah Soule
1821–1852
Rebecca Handy Soule
1823–
Lydia M Soule
1826–1910

Parents and Siblings

    Male1793–1874Male

    Lydia Handy

    Female1795–1826Female

siblings

(3)

    Sarah Soule

    Female1821–1852Female

    Female1823–Female

    Lydia M Soule

    Female1826–1910Female

World Events (3)

1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 2

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

Age 4

During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 7

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.

Name Meaning

1 English: of uncertain origin; perhaps derived from the vocabulary word soul as a term of affection.2 French (Soulé): variant of Soulier 1.

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

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