Rebecca Ross

17 September 1804–about 1885 (Age 80)
Stoney Island, Barrington, Shelburne, Nova Scotia, Canada

The Life of Rebecca

When Rebecca Ross was born on 17 September 1804, in Stoney Island, Barrington, Shelburne, Nova Scotia, Canada, her father, Thomas Ross, was 30 and her mother, Abigail Nickerson, was 22. She married Joshua Atwood Nickerson on 5 November 1824, in Barrington, Shelburne, Nova Scotia, Canada. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 5 daughters. She died about 1885, in Cape Sable Island, Barrington, Shelburne, Nova Scotia, Canada, at the age of 81.

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Family Time Line

Joshua Atwood Nickerson
1800–1870
Rebecca Ross
1804–1885
Marriage: 5 November 1824
Jonathan Nickerson
1825–
Rachel Nickerson
1826–1828
Theodosia Nickerson
1830–
Emily Nickerson
1831–
Abigail Nickerson
1833–1911
Joseph Nickerson
1836–
Wilbur Nickerson
1838–
Naomi Nickerson
1839–1910
William Nickerson
1841–1893
Elijah Nickerson
1842–
Jacob Nickerson
1845–1890
Joshua Atwood Nickerson
1847–1917

Spouse and Children

    Joshua Atwood Nickerson

    Male1800–1870Male

    Female1804–1885Female

MARRIAGE
5 November 1824
Barrington, Shelburne, Nova Scotia, Canada
children

(12)

    Jonathan Nickerson

    Male1825–Male

    Rachel Nickerson

    Female1826–1828Female

    Theodosia Nickerson

    Female1830–Female

    Emily Nickerson

    Female1831–Female

    Abigail Nickerson

    Female1833–1911Female

+7 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(15)

+10 More Children

World Events (2)

1869

Age 65

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1871

Age 67

British Columbia joins the confederation.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish and English (of Norman origin): habitational name for someone from Rots near Caen in Normandy, probably named with the Germanic element rod ‘clearing’. Compare Rhodes . This was the original home of a family de Ros, who were established in Kent in 1130 .2 Scottish and English: habitational name from any of various places called Ross or Roos(e), deriving the name from Welsh rhós ‘upland’ or moorland, or from a British ancestor of this word, which also had the sense ‘promontory’. This is the sense of the cognate Gaelic word ros. Known sources of the surname include Roos in Humberside (formerly in East Yorkshire) and the region of northern Scotland known as Ross. Other possible sources are Ross-on-Wye in Herefordshire, Ross in Northumbria (which is on a promontory), and Roose in Lancashire3 English and German: from the Germanic personal name Rozzo, a short form of the various compound names with the first element hrōd ‘renown’, introduced into England by the Normans in the form Roce.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Rebecca in entry for Joshua A Nickerson, "Nova Scotia Marriages, 1864-1918"
  • Rebecca in entry for William Nickerson, "Nova Scotia Marriages, 1864-1918"
  • Rebecca Nickerson in entry for Joshua A Nickerson, "Nova Scotia Marriages, 1864-1918"

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