Rebecca Doggett

29 July 1655–6 October 1728 (Age 73)
Hingham, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Rebecca

When Rebecca Doggett was born on 29 July 1655, in Hingham, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Thomas Doggett, was 48 and her mother, Joanna Hampton, was 39. She married John Wilder on 30 November 1675, in Marshfield, Plymouth, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 5 daughters. She died on 6 October 1728, in her hometown, at the age of 73, and was buried in Hingham Cemetery, Hingham, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Wilder
1653–1724
Rebecca Doggett
1655–1728
Marriage: 30 November 1675
Hannah Wilder
1676–1681
Elizabeth Wilder
1679–1755
Hannah Wilder
1683–1756
Rebecca Wilder
1687–1730
Mary Wilder
1692–1756
Ephraim Wilder
1696–1770
Isaac Wilder
1701–1780

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
30 November 1675
Marshfield, Plymouth, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America
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Name Meaning

English:1. nickname, probably with abusive connotations, from a diminutive of Middle English dogge ‘dog’ (Old English docga). 2. nickname from Middle English dogge ‘dog’ + heved ‘head’ (Old English hēafod).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Rebekah/ in entry for Mary/Wilder, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Mary in entry for Rebekah Wilder, "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
  • Rebekah in entry for Ephraim Wilder, "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"

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