Rebecca Rosina Graves

April 1858–
Illinois, United States

The Life of Rebecca Rosina

When Rebecca Rosina Graves was born in April 1858, in Illinois, United States, her father, Orren James Graves, was 43 and her mother, Elizabeth Allen, was 30. She married Asa Allen on 15 October 1878, in Fairmount Township, Pike, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Fairmount Township, Pike, Illinois, United States in 1880 and Perry, Pike, Illinois, United States in 1900.

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Asa Allen
Rebecca Rosina Graves
Marriage: 15 October 1878
Alfred Bryant Allen

Spouse and Children

15 October 1878
Fairmount Township, Pike, Illinois, United States




    Alfred Bryant Allen


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World Events (8)

1861 · Simple life to Soldiers

Age 3

Illinois contributed 250,000 soldiers to the Union Army, ranking it fourth in terms of the total men fighting for a single state. Troops mainly fought in the Western side of the Appalachian Mountains, but a few regiments played important roles in the East side. Several thousand Illinoisians died during the war. No major battles were fought in the state, although several towns became sites for important supply depots and navy yards. Not everyone in the state supported the war and there were calls for secession in Southern Illinois several residents. However, the movement for secession soon died after the proposal was blocked.

Age 5

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 32

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

Name Meaning

1 English: patronymic from Grave 1.2 French: topographic name from the plural of Old French grave ‘gravel’ ( see Grave ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Rosina Allen in household of A B Allen, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Rebecca Graves in household of Owen Graves, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Rosina J Winder in household of Albert S Winder, "United States Census, 1900"

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