Rebecca Brigham

1801–4 December 1886 (Age 85)
Westborough, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Rebecca

When Rebecca Brigham was born in 1801, in Westborough, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Asa Gallup Brigham, was 14 and her mother, Sallie Hardy, was 13. She died on 4 December 1886, at the age of 85.

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Family Time Line

Asa Gallup Brigham
1787–1854
Sallie Hardy
1788–1854
Rebecca Brigham
1801–1886
Noah Brigham
1803–
Walda Brigham
1807–
Amanda Brigham
1810–1834
Lydia Brigham
1811–1889
Bradley Brigham
1814–1892
Baxter Brigham
1816–1856
Abigail Brigham
1818–1894
Sarah Brigham
1819–1906
Sarah Brigham
1820–1896
Rebecca Brigham
1822–1886
Noah Brigham
1825–1833
Nahum Brigham
1827–1893
Waldo Brigham
1829–1900

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World Events (8)

1803

Age 2

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.
1803 · The U.S doubles in size

Age 2

The United States purchased all the Louisiana territory (828,000 sq. mi) from France, only paying 15 million dollars (A quarter trillion today) for the land. In the purchase, the US obtained the land that makes up 15 US states and 2 Canadian Provinces. The United States originally wanted to purchase of New Orleans and the lands located on the coast around it, but quickly accepted the bargain that Napoleon Bonaparte offered.
1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 24

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.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from either of two places in East Yorkshire and Cumbria named Brigham, from Old English brycg ‘bridge’ + hām ‘homestead’ or hamm ‘enclosure hemmed in by water’.

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

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