Phebe Holbrook

16 March 1810–18 March 1874 (Age 64)
Florence, Oneida, New York, United States

The Life Summary of Phebe

When Phebe Holbrook was born on 16 March 1810, in Florence, Oneida, New York, United States, her father, Moses Holbrook, was 30 and her mother, Hannah Lucretia Morton, was 22. She married Dwight Harding on 12 February 1833, in Genesee, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. She died on 18 March 1874, in Willard, Box Elder, Utah, United States, at the age of 64, and was buried in Willard City Cemetery, Willard, Box Elder, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Dwight Harding
Phebe Holbrook
Marriage: 12 February 1833
George Harding
Alma Harding
Charles Harding
Elizabeth Jane Harding
Nancy Ann Harding
Phebe Eliza Harding

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    12 February 1833Genesee, New York, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (7)

    Age 2
    War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
    1812 · War of 1812
    Age 2
    Because of the outbreak of war from Napoleonic France, Britain decided to blockade the trade between the United States and the French. The US then fought this action and said it was illegal under international law. Britain supplied Native Americans who raided settlers living on the frontier and halting expansion westward. In 1814, one of the British raids stormed into Washington D.C. burning down the capital. Neither the Americans or the British wanted to continue fighting, so negotiations of peace began. After Treaty of Ghent was signed, Unaware of the treaty, British forces invaded Louisiana but were defeated in January 1815.
    1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State
    Age 17
    During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from any of various places called with Old English hol ‘hole, hollow’ + brōc ‘brook, stream’, such as Holbrook (Derbyshire, Dorset, Suffolk) and Howbrook in Wortley (Yorkshire).Americanized form of North German Halbrock (or some like-sounding surname), a cognate of 1 above.History: This name was first taken to America by the brothers Thomas and John Holbrook, who emigrated to MA in the 17th century; their line can be traced back to Dundry, Somerset, England, in the first half of the 16th century. Other English bearers who started early lines of descent in the New World are Joseph Ho(u)lbrook of Warrington, Lancashire, who emigrated to MD as an indentured servant in the later 17th century; Randolph Holbrook, who was in VA in the 1720s but later returned to Nantwich, Cheshire; and Rev. John Holbrook, who emigrated from Handbury, Staffordshire, to NJ c. 1723.

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

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    Great Grandmother Speaks

    I dearly love to visit an attic spare room which yet contains many belongings of my Great Grandmother, for from the atmosphere of this retreat I receive a feeling of renewed strength and courage, the …

    Sources (29)

    • Pheobe Harding in household of Darte Harding, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Phoebe Holbrook in entry for Geroge Harding, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"
    • Phoebe Harding in household of Dwight Harding, "United States Census, 1850"

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