Rebecca Childs

10 November 1789–
Barnstable, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Rebecca

When Rebecca Childs was born on 10 November 1789, in Barnstable, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Elijah Childs, was 27 and her mother, Mary Gorham, was 23.

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Family Time Line

Elijah Childs
1762–1828
Mary Gorham
1766–1832
Mary Childs
1787–1838
Rebecca Childs
1789–
Samuel Childs
1794–1876
Elizabeth Childs
1797–1834
Susan Childs
1800–1879
Lucy Childs
1804–1858
Elijah Childs
1806–1884

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World Events (3)

1791

Age 2

Bill of Rights guarantees individual freedom.
1791 · The Bill of Rights

Age 2

After the Constitution was made, some objections were raised by Anti-Federalists. So, in response ten amendments were discussed and voted on to become The Bill of Rights. These rights were made to clarify and guarantee certain freedoms of residents of the country.
1791 · The Whiskey Rebellion

Age 2

A tax protest in the early 1790s was caused by the first tax imposed by the government on the American people after the United States became its own country. The tax applied to all distilled beverages, mainly Whiskey. Protesters used violence and different intimidation tactics to attempt to prevent federal officials from collecting the tax. Because the resistance was increasing, George Washington himself went to confront the rebels. No shots were fired but 20 men were arrested and then later pardoned. Being able to demonstrate that the new government had the will and the ability to suppress violent within its borders.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from Child 1.

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

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  • Rebecca Childs, "Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"

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