Rebecca Wood

25 May 1738–2 December 1807 (Age 69)
Charlestown, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Rebecca

When Rebecca Wood was born on 25 May 1738, in Charlestown, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States, her father, David Wood, was 27 and her mother, Ruth Hopkins, was 26. She married David Waite on 21 December 1758, in Charlestown, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 9 daughters. She died on 2 December 1807, in Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Massachusetts, United States.

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Family Time Line

David Waite
1736–1791
Rebecca Wood
1738–1807
Marriage: 21 December 1758
David Wait
1759–
David Waite
1770–
Ruth Waite
1771–1826
Susanna Waite
1772–
Hannah Waite
1774–
Benjamin Waite
1779–1817
Rebecca Waite
1779–
Samuel Waite
1760–1826
David Wait
1764–
Betsey Waite
1766–
Mary Waite
1769–1842
Sarah Waite
1771–
Sally Waite
1772–
Lydia Waite
1777–1862

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
21 December 1758
Charlestown, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States
children

(14)

    David Wait

    Male1759–Male

    Samuel Waite

    Male1760–1826Male

    David Wait

    Male1764–Male

    Betsey Waite

    Female1766–Female

    Mary Waite

    Female1769–1842Female

+9 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(11)

+6 More Children

World Events (4)

1776

Age 38

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 38

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""
1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

Age 56

The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish:1. mainly a topographic name for someone who lived in or by a wood or a metonymic occupational name for a woodcutter or forester, from Middle English wode ‘wood’ (Old English wudu). 2. nickname for a mad, eccentric, or violent person, from Middle English wōd ‘mad’, ‘frenzied’ (Old English wād), as in Adam le Wode, Worcestershire 1221 .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Rebecca in entry for Samuel Wait, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Rebecca in entry for David Wait, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Rebecca Wait, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

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