Rebecca Chatham Filson

4 December 1817–7 June 1895 (Age 77)
Chester, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Rebecca Chatham

When Rebecca Chatham Filson was born on 4 December 1817, in Chester, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Joseph Filson, was 49 and her mother, Hannah Marie Livengood, was 40. She married Thomas Hoffman on 9 February 1837, in Chester, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in Sadsbury MM, Chester, Pennsylvania, United States in 1850 and Valley Township, Chester, Pennsylvania, United States in 1870. She died on 7 June 1895, in Chester, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Green Mount Cemetery, West Goshen Township, Chester, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Hoffman
1802–1867
Rebecca Chatham Filson
1817–1895
Marriage: 9 February 1837
Hopeful Davis Hoffman
1838–1916
Mary Anna Hoffman
1839–1930
Joseph Filson Hoffman
1842–1917
Josephine Rebecca Hoffman
1844–1935
Francis Sutton Hoffman
1846–1927
Hannah Filson Hoofman
1849–1931
Thomas King Hoffman
1852–1929
Sarah Lettica Hoffman
1854–
Frank Hoffman
1856–
James Buchanan Hoffman
1856–1858
Rebecca Hoofman
1861–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
9 February 1837
Chester, Pennsylvania, United States
children

(11)

    Hopeful Davis Hoffman

    Female1838–1916Female

    Mary Anna Hoffman

    Female1839–1930Female

    Joseph Filson Hoffman

    Male1842–1917Male

    Josephine Rebecca Hoffman

    Female1844–1935Female

    Francis Sutton Hoffman

    Male1846–1927Male

+6 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Joseph Filson

    Male1768–1851Male

    Hannah Marie Livengood

    Female1777–1875Female

siblings

(11)

    Anna Filson

    Female1811–1864Female

    James D. Filson

    Male1813–1857Male

    David Filson

    Male1815–Male

    William Franklin Filson

    Male1816–1868Male

    Sarah Filson

    Female1817–1896Female

+6 More Children

World Events (7)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 2

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
1820 · Making States Equal

Age 3

The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.
1846

Age 29

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from Fill .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Rebecca Hoofman, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Rebecca Hoofman in household of Thomas Hoofman, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Rebecca Filson in entry for Joseph F. Hoffman, "North Carolina Deaths, 1906-1930"

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