Rebecca Hopkins

1813–1868 (Age 55)
Wilson, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Rebecca

When Rebecca Hopkins was born in 1813, in Wilson, Tennessee, United States, her father, Stephen Hopkins, was 28 and her mother, Mary Adamson, was 22. She had at least 4 sons and 2 daughters with John Ayers Matheny. She died in 1868, at the age of 55.

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Family Time Line

Rebecca Hopkins
1813–1868
John Ayers Matheny
1811–1864
Colonel Henderson Matheny
1828–
Ruth Belle Matheny
1846–
Obadiah Matheny
1832–1852
Stephen Ayres Matheny
1837–1891
Sarah Ann Matheny
1844–1900
James Buchanan Matheny
1856–1928

Spouse & Children

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(6)

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Parents & Siblings

siblings

(15)

+10 More Children

World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 6

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
1820 · Making States Equal

Age 7

The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 17

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

Name Meaning

1 English: patronymic from Hopkin . The surname is widespread throughout southern and central England, but is at its most common in South Wales.2 Irish (County Longford and western Ireland): Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Oibicín, itself a Gaelicized form of an Anglo-Norman name. In other parts of the country this name is generally of English origin.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (1)

  • Rebecca Hopkins in entry for James Buchenan Matheny, "Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947"

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