Rebecca Emeline Laws

1 June 1844–6 February 1923 (Age 78)
Yancey, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Rebecca Emeline

When Rebecca Emeline Laws was born on 1 June 1844, in Yancey, North Carolina, United States, her father, Meshack Laws, was 44 and her mother, Lucinda "Lency" Ayers, was 38. She married James Oliver Bailey on 6 December 1866, in Wake, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in Nantahala Township, Swain, North Carolina, United States in 1900 and Nantahala, Swain, North Carolina, United States in 1910. She died on 6 February 1923, in Maple Springs, Swain, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Maple Springs, Swain, North Carolina, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Oliver Bailey
Rebecca Emeline Laws
Marriage: 6 December 1866
Charles S Bailey
Mary Susan Lucinda Bailey
Nancy Jemisine Bailey
John R Bailey
Thomas Malone Bailey
Alfred Pierce Bailey
Anna Bailey
Margaret Ann Melissa Rufina Haseltine Jane Bailey
Sarah Bailey
America Liza Bailey

Spouse and Children

6 December 1866
Wake, North Carolina, United States


+5 More Children

Parents and Siblings



    Mary Ann Laws


    Lucinda Lane Laws


    Moses Henderson Laws




+6 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 2

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1853 · First State Fair

Age 9

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 21

Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

Name Meaning

1 English (chiefly southern): patronymic from the personal name Law (pet form of Lawrence ).2 Perhaps a reduced form of Scottish or Irish McLeish . Compare McLaws .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Rebecca Laws in household of Meshac Laws, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Avaline Bailey in household of James O Bailey, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Rebecca E Bailey in household of Thomas M Bailey, "United States Census, 1910"

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