Rebecca Dey

Brief Life History of Rebecca

When Rebecca Dey was born in 1769, in Keyport, Monmouth, New Jersey, United States, her father, William Dey, was 27 and her mother, Jane Mason, was 24. She married William Walling about 1789, in Raritan, Somerset, New Jersey, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Hazlet Township, Monmouth, New Jersey, United States in 1850. She died in 1850, at the age of 81.

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Family Time Line

William Walling
1757–1824
Rebecca Dey
1769–1850
Marriage: about 1789
Elizabeth Walling
1790–1806
Joseph I. Walling
1791–
John W. Walling
1793–
Amos Walling
1795–1867
Capt Isaac W Walling
1798–1866
Jane Walling
1802–
Capt William Walling
1803–1871
Edward Walling
1810–
Emanuel Walling
1813–1885

Sources (6)

  • Rebecca Walling in household of Amos Walling, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Rebecca Walling in entry for William Walling, "New Jersey Deaths and Burials, 1720-1988"
  • Unknown in entry for Emanuel Walling, "New Jersey Deaths and Burials, 1720-1988"

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World Events (8)

1775

"During the six-year Revolutionary war, more of the fights took place in New Jersey than any other colony. Over 296 engagements between opposing forces were recorded. One of the largest conflicts of the entire war took place between Morristown and Middlebrook, referred to as the ""Ten Crucial Days"" and remembered by the famous phrase ""the times that try men's souls"". The revolution won some of their most desperately needed victories during this time."

1776

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

1791

Bill of Rights guarantees individual freedom.

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: Indian Ashit, Indu, Naina, Partha, Soumya, Ajit, Anjan, Anjana, Anup, Arjun, Arun, Ashim.

English, Scottish, and Welsh: variant of Day .

German: topographic name from a field name in North Rhine-Westphalia, denoting a sizeable piece of land, from Middle Low German ‘thigh’ (referring to the shape of the property).

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

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