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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David Waite
Rebecca Wood
Marriage: 21 December 1758
David Wait
David Waite
Ruth Waite
Susanna Waite
Hannah Waite
Benjamin Waite
Rebecca Waite
Samuel Waite
David Wait
Betsey Waite
Mary Waite
Sarah Waite
Sally Waite
Lydia Waite

Spouse and Children

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


    David Wait


    Samuel Waite


    David Wait


    Betsey Waite


    Mary Waite


+9 More Children

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+6 More Children

World Events (4)


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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