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
1815–1888
Rebecca Nicholson
1819–1904
Marriage: 27 February 1838
Ann Maria Sylvester
1839–1846
Rebecca Sylvester
1841–1850
Joshua William Sylvester
1843–1925
Mary Elizabeth Sylvester
1845–1925
Emma Sylvester
1847–1864
James Sylvester Jr
1850–1851
Eliza Sylvester
1852–1866
Lovinia Nicholson Sylvester
1854–1955
Roseinia Rose Sylvester
1857–1913
Altheria Sylvester
1859–1933
Joseph Sylvester
1861–1945

Spouse and Children

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

    (11)

    +6 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (6)

    +1 More Child

    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.
    1823
    Age 4
    Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.
    1843
    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.

    Possible Related Names

    Nickolson
    Nichelson
    Nicolson
    Nichol

    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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