Rebecca Todd

22 January 1839–June 1879 (Age 40)
Missouri City, Fort Bend, Texas, United States

The Life of Rebecca

Rebecca Todd was born on 22 January 1839. She married Thomas Brown Willbanks on 14 October 1860. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Wright, Missouri, United States for about 20 years. She died in June 1879, in Missouri City, Fort Bend, Texas, United States, at the age of 40.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Brown Willbanks
Rebecca Todd
Marriage: 14 October 1860
William E. Willbanks
George Preston Willbanks
Thomas J. Willbanks
Mr. Willbanks
Mr. Willbanks
Susanah Anna "Susan" Wilbanks
Emmarintha Willbanks
William Edward WILLBANKS
James M. Wilbanks
William Andrew Willbanks
Mary Rebecca Willbanks
Perley Josephus Willbanks

Spouse and Children

14 October 1860


    William E. Willbanks


    George Preston Willbanks


    Thomas J. Willbanks




+7 More Children

World Events (7)

1844 · German Immigration to Texas

Age 5

Over 7,000 German immigrants arrived in Texas. Some of these new arrivals died in epidemics; those that survived ended up living in cities such as San Antonio, Galveston, and Houston. Other German settlers went to the Texas Hill Country and formed the western portion of the German Belt, where new towns were founded: New Braunfels and Fredericksburg.

Age 7

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1850 · Compromise of 1850

Age 11

The United States Congress passed a package of five separate bills in an attempt to decrease tensions between the slave states and free states. The compromise itself was received gratefully, but both sides disapproved of certain components contained in the laws. Texas was impacted in several ways; mainly, the state surrendered its claim to New Mexico (and other claims north of 36°30′) but retained the Texas Panhandle. The federal government also took over the public debt for Texas.

Name Meaning

English (mainly northern) and Scottish: nickname for someone thought to resemble a fox, for example in cunning or slyness, or perhaps more obviously in having red hair, from northern Middle English tod(de) ‘fox’ (of unknown origin).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Rebecca Wilbanks in household of Thomas Wilbanks, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Rebecca Wilbanks in household of Thos Wilbanks, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Kasna Todd in household of Anna Todd, "United States Census, 1850"

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