Rebecca Davidson

Brief Life History of Rebecca

When Rebecca Davidson was born on 20 March 1762, in Mecklenburg, North Carolina, British Colonial America, her father, Major John Davidson, was 26 and her mother, Violet Winslow Wilson, was 19. She married Colonel Alexander Brevard on 27 April 1784, in Mecklenburg, North Carolina, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 6 daughters. She died on 24 November 1824, in Lincolnton, Lincoln, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 62, and was buried in Machpelah Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Lincolnton, Lincoln, North Carolina, United States.

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Family Time Line

Colonel Alexander Brevard
Rebecca Davidson
Marriage: 27 April 1784
Eloisa Davidson Brevard
Mary Brevard
Ephraim Alexander Brevard
John Franklin Brevard
Violet Harriett Brevard
Jane Rowena Brevard
Violet Harriett Rebecca Brevard
Joseph Alfred Brevard
Robert Alfred Brevard
Alexander Joseph McLean Brevard
Judge Theodorus Washington Brevard
Isabella Mary Martha Brevard

Sources (5)

  • Rebecca D Brevard, "BillionGraves Index"
  • Rebecca D Brevard, "North Carolina, Historical Records Survey, Cemetery Inscription Card Index"
  • Rebecca Davidson Brevard, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (8)

1767 · Tryon Palace

Built on August 26, 1767, the Tryon Palace became the capitol building for North Carolina. The building was named after William Tryon a British officer and colonial official.


Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

1781 · The First Constitution

Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.

Name Meaning

Scottish, northern English, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): from the personal name David + -son. As a Jewish name, the last element comes from German Sohn ‘son’.

Irish (Down) and Scottish: adopted for Gaelic Mac Daibhéid ‘son of David’; see McDevitt .

Americanized form (and a rare Swedish variant) of Swedish Davidsson: patronymic from the personal name David .

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

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