Rebecca Ann Hammer

20 August 1827–9 February 1900 (Age 72)
Butler, Worthington Township, Richland, Ohio, United States

The Life Summary of Rebecca Ann

When Rebecca Ann Hammer was born on 20 August 1827, in Butler, Worthington Township, Richland, Ohio, United States, her father, Austin Hammer, was 23 and her mother, Nancy Jane Elston, was 21. She married John Wesley Norton on 20 July 1846, in Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. She lived in Lehi, Utah, Utah, United States in 1860 and Panaca, Lincoln, Nevada, United States in 1870. She died on 9 February 1900, in Panguitch, Garfield, Utah, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Panguitch City Cemetery, Panguitch, Garfield, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Wesley Norton
Rebecca Ann Hammer
Marriage: 20 July 1846
Elizabeth Ann Norton
John David Norton
Rebecca Ann Norton
Nancy Ann Norton

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    20 July 1846Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1829 · Missouri State Library
    Age 2
    The first Missouri State Library was established by law on January 22, 1829. This law was created due to the large amount of public documents which had been collected in the office of Missouri's secretary of state. The library included documentation of the actions of the Missouri senate and house. The documents were cataloged and made available to the public. The public had access to any of the books in the library from sunup to sundown on any day except Sunday.
    1830 · The Second Great Awakening
    Age 3
    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.
    Age 33
    In 1860, the Pony Express used men riding on horseback to carry mail between St. Joseph, Missouri, and Sacramento, California.

    Name Meaning

    German, English, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): from Middle High German hamer, Yiddish hamer, a metonymic occupational name for a maker or user of hammers, for example in a forge, or a nickname for a forceful person. As an English surname, the derivation from Middle English ham(m)er, hamor ‘hammer’ (Old English hamor) is formally possible, either as a metonymic occupational name or as a locative or occupational name taken from a shop sign or inn sign. However, there is no evidence that such appellations became hereditary surnames. The surname of German origin (possibly also in the sense 2 below) is also found in France (Alsace and Lorraine).English and German: topographic name for someone who lived in an area of water meadow, or flat, low-lying alluvial land beside a stream, Middle English ham(me), Old English hamm, Old High German ham (see Hamm ) + the English and German agent suffix -er. In England, names composed of a topographic term + -er are characteristic of southern England, especially Kent, Sussex, Surrey, and Hampshire.English: possibly a variant of Hanmer , and in northern England a variant of Hamer .

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

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    John Wesley Norton, Rebecca Ann Hammer

    John Wesley Norton, Blessed, Accomplished Pioneer Not a great deal is known of the ancestors of John Wesley Norton, one of the early pioneers of the Church. It is thought the Nortons came into Virgin …

    Sources (30)

    • Rebecca Morton in household of Jno W Morton, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Rebecca A. Hannah in entry for Rebecca A. Church, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"
    • Rebecca Norton in household of John W Norton, "United States Census, 1880"

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