Rebecca Nicholson

8 March 1819–9 February 1904 (Age 84)
Thorne, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Rebecca

When Rebecca Nicholson was born on 8 March 1819, in Thorne, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, William Nicholson, was 21 and her mother, Maria Mariah Cawkwell, was 27. She married James Sylvester on 27 February 1838, in Sheffield, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 8 daughters. She immigrated to Utah, United States in 1852 and lived in Kane, Utah, United States for about 10 years and St. George, Washington, Utah, United States in 1900. She died on 9 February 1904, in Pintura, Washington, Utah, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Pintura, Washington, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Sylvester
Rebecca Nicholson
Marriage: 27 February 1838
Ann Maria Sylvester
Rebecca Sylvester
Joshua William Sylvester
Mary Elizabeth Sylvester
Emma Sylvester
James Sylvester Jr
Eliza Sylvester
Lovinia Nicholson Sylvester
Roseinia Rose Sylvester
Altheria Sylvester
Joseph Sylvester

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    27 February 1838Sheffield, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom
  • Children


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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.
    Age 4
    Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.
    Age 24
    Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.

    Name Meaning

    English (northern) and Scottish: patronymic from the Middle English personal name Nic(h)olas or the vernacular form Nic(h)ol + son; see Nichol , Nicholas . In Scotland the name was sometimes substituted for McNichol .Americanized form of Danish, Norwegian, and North German Nicolaisen or Nikolaisen , or of the Swedish cognate Niklasson, patronymics from equivalents of the personal name Nicholas .

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

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    Story Highlight

    James Sylvester

    James Sylvester, born September 4, 1815 to Joshua Sylvester and Ann Webb (Sylvester). He married Rebecca Nicholson and while they lived in Sheffield England they heard the gospel. He became the Branch …

    Sources (36)

    • Rebecca N Sylvester, "Utah, County Birth and Death Records,1892-1951"
    • Rebecca Sylvester in household of Roseinia Jarvis, "United States Census, 1900"
    • Rebecca Nickelson Sylvester, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1965"

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