Rebecca Castor

Jefferson Township, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Rebecca

When Rebecca Castor was born in August 1819, in Jefferson Township, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Gabriel Castor, was 33 and her mother, Catherine Louisa Huffman, was 32. She married Norman Dexter about 1844, in Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons. She lived in Magisterial District 7, Mason, Virginia, United States in 1860 and South Fayette Township, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States in 1880. She died in Washington, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Rebecca Castor
Norman Dexter
Marriage: about 1844
Lyman Dexter
James Dexter
John W Dexter
Henry Dexter
Amos Dexter

Spouse & Children

about 1844
Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States


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World Events (8)

1820 · Making States Equal

Age 1

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.
1824 · """Mary Randolph Publishes """"The Virginia Housewife"""""""

Age 5

“The Virginia Housewife” was published by Mary Randolph. It was the first cookbook published in America. 
1861 · The Battle of Manassas

Age 42

The Battle of Manassas is also referred to as the First Battle of Bull Run. 35,000 Union troops were headed towards Washington D.C. after 20,000 Confederate forces. The McDowell's Union troops fought with General Beauregard's Confederate troops along a little river called Bull Run. 

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from places called Caistor, in Lincolnshire and Norfolk, Caister in Norfolk, or Castor in Cambridgeshire, all named with Old English cæster ‘Roman fort or town’.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Rebecca Dexter in household of Norman Dexter, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Rebecca Dexter in household of Norman Dexter, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Rebecca Dexter in household of Norman Dexter, "United States Census, 1880"

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