Rebecca Stillman

1832–

The Life of Rebecca

When Rebecca Stillman was born in 1832, her father, Jeremiah Robert Steelman, was 33 and her mother, Jane Hunter, was 24. She married Oliver Perry Manning on 3 October 1852, in Ohio Township, Clermont, Northwest Territory, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Indiana, United States in 1870 and North Vernon, Jennings, Indiana, United States in 1900.

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Family Time Line

Oliver Perry Manning
1829–1896
Rebecca Stillman
1832–
Marriage: 3 October 1852
Edgar L. Manning
1853–
William J Manning
1856–
Harry John Manning
1857–
Maggie B Manning
1864–
Clarence Manning
1878–
Mary E Manning
1858–
Laura J Manning
1861–
George A Manning
1862–1940
David Tobias Manning
1867–1949
William Oliver Manning
1872–1931

Spouse and Children

    Oliver Perry Manning

    Male1829–1896Male

    Female1832–Female

MARRIAGE
3 October 1852
Ohio Township, Clermont, Northwest Territory, United States
children

(10)

    Edgar L. Manning

    Male1853–Male

    William J Manning

    Male1856–Male

    Harry John Manning

    Male1857–Male

    Mary E Manning

    Female1858–Female

    Laura J Manning

    Female1861–Female

+5 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Jeremiah Robert Steelman

    Male1799–1882Male

    Jane Hunter

    Female1808–1889Female

siblings

(7)

    Female1832–Female

    William H. Steelman

    Male1833–1883Male

    Rebecca Steelman

    Female1833–1921Female

    Ellen Steelman

    Female1835–1923Female

    Jane Steelman

    Female1837–1915Female

+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 0

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
1836 · The Massive Internal Improvements Act

Age 4

The Massive Internal Improvements Act of 1836 loaned Indiana $10,000,000 to create infrastructure such as canals, railroads, and roads across the state. The act was signed by Whig Governor Noah Noble and passed by the Indiana General Assembly. However, the financial crisis known as the Panic of 1837 thwarted these plans as costs ballooned. Construction on the infrastructure was not completed and the state debt rapidly increased.
1863

Age 31

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

Name Meaning

1 English and German (Stillmann): variant of Still .2 Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname or ornamental name, from German still ‘calm’, ‘quiet’ + Mann ‘man’ (Yiddish shtil + man).

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Rebecca Manning in household of William O Manning, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Rebecca Manning in household of O P Manning, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Rebecca Manning in household of Oliver Manning, "United States Census, 1870"

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