Rebecca Sewell

Female1806–31 August 1866

Brief Life History of Rebecca

When Rebecca Sewell was born in 1806, in North Carolina, United States, her father, Benjamin Sewell, was 37 and her mother, Sarah Sally Smith, was 36. She married John Tippett about 1826. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Menard, Illinois, United States in 1850. She died on 31 August 1866, in Tallula, Menard, Illinois, United States, at the age of 60, and was buried in White Cemetery, Tallula, Menard, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Tippett
Rebecca Sewell
Marriage: about 1826
William Henry Tippett
Martha Jane Tippett
Sarah Frances Tippett
Mary Eliza Tippett
John Smith Tippett
Rebecca Emma Tippett

Sources (3)

  • Rebecca Tippet, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Rebecca Tippet, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Tippet, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1826
  • Children (6)

    +1 More Child

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (5)

    World Events (8)


    Age 2

    Atlantic slave trade abolished.


    Age 12

    Illinois is the 21st state.

    1830 · Trail of Tears

    Age 24

    In the 1830's, President Jackson called for all the Native Americans to be forced off their own land. As the Cherokee were forced out of North Carolina many of them hid in the mountains of North Carolina.

    Name Meaning


    from the Middle English personal name Siwal(d), Sewal(d), Old English Sigeweald, from sige ‘victory’ + weald ‘rule(r)’, or the corresponding Old Norse Sigvaldr. This name later became thoroughly confused with Sewal(d), from Old English Sǣweald (see Sewall ).

    habitational name from one or more places, such as Sewell (Bedfordshire), Seawell (Northamptonshire), Sywell (Northamptonshire), Showell in Steeple Barton (Oxfordshire), Showell in Little Tew (Oxfordshire), or Sowell in Kentisbeare (Devon), all meaning ‘seven springs’ (Old English seofon + wella). Compare Seawell .

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

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