Rebecca Davis Magruder

4 April 1797–
Montgomery, Maryland, United States

The Life of Rebecca Davis

When Rebecca Davis Magruder was born on 4 April 1797, in Montgomery, Maryland, United States, her father, Dr. Zadok Magruder Jr., was 31 and her mother, Martha Willson, was 24. She married Zadoc Magruder Cooke on 27 November 1821, in Montgomery, Maryland, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 1 daughter. She died in Honolulu, Oahu, Honolulu, Hawaii, United States.

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Zadoc Magruder Cooke
Rebecca Davis Magruder
Marriage: 27 November 1821
Henry D. Cooke
Ellen R. Cooke
William Augustus Cooke
John Cooke
Harry Dorsey Cooke
Harry Dorsey Cooke
Zadoc Magruder Cooke

Spouse and Children

27 November 1821
Montgomery, Maryland, United States


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World Events (8)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 3

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

Age 6

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 33

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

Name Meaning

Scottish: variant spelling of McGruder .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Rebecca D Cooke, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Rebecka in entry for William Augustus Cooke, "Maryland Births and Christenings, 1650-1995"
  • Rebecka in entry for Wm. Augustus Cooke, "Maryland Births and Christenings, 1650-1995"

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