Rebecca Jane Tapp

22 December 1848–28 March 1877 (Age 28)
North Carolina, United States

The Life of Rebecca Jane

When Rebecca Jane Tapp was born on 22 December 1848, in North Carolina, United States, her father, William Buck Tapp, was 34 and her mother, Mary Thompson, was 30. She lived in Orange Township, Orangeburg, South Carolina, United States in 1850 and Orange, Sampson, North Carolina, United States in 1860. She died on 28 March 1877, at the age of 28, and was buried in Chestnut Ridge United Methodist Church Cemetery, Efland, Orange, North Carolina, United States.

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William Buck Tapp
Mary Thompson
Catherine Ellen Tapp
Cornelia Ann Tapp
Rebecca Jane Tapp
Richard Lewis Tapp
Josiah Thomas Walker Tapp

Parents and Siblings



    Catherine Ellen Tapp


    Cornelia Ann Tapp



    Richard Lewis Tapp



World Events (7)

1853 · First State Fair

Age 5

The first state fair in North Carolina was held in Raleigh and was put on by the North Carolina State Agricultural Society in 1853. The fair has been continuous except for during the American Civil War and Reconstruction and WWII.

Age 12

In 1860, South Carolina quit the United States because its citizens were in favor of slavery and President Lincoln was not. The Civil War started a year later.

Age 15

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

1 English: from an Old English personal name Tæppa, of uncertain origin and meaning.2 German: from a short form of the Germanic name Theudobrand, composed of the elements theodo- ‘people’ + brand ‘sword’.3 North German: nickname for a clumsy person or a simpleton, from Middle Low German tappe ‘oaf’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Jane Tapp in household of William Tapp, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Rebecca J Tapp in household of Wiliam H Tapp, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Rebecca J Tapp in household of William Tapp, "United States Census, 1850"

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