Rebecca Downen

Brief Life History of Rebecca

When Rebecca Downen was born in 1794, in Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States, her father, Job Downen, was 30 and her mother, Mary Robinson, was 25. She married Samuel Oliver on 30 November 1816, in Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Robinson Township, Posey, Indiana, United States in 1850 and Indiana, United States in 1870.

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Samuel Oliver
Rebecca Downen
Marriage: 30 November 1816
Alvis Oliver
Josiah Oliver
Johnson Oliver
M Oliver
James Oliver
Job Oliver
John Oliver
Josiah A Oliver

Sources (3)

  • Rebecca Oliver in household of Job Oliver, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Rebecca Downan, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
  • Rebecca Oliver, "United States Census, 1850"

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World Events (8)

1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

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


Historical Boundaries 1814: Posey, Indiana Territory, United States 1816: Posey, Indiana, United States

1825 · The Crimes Act

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place such as Downend in Gloucestershire, which is named from Old English dūn ‘down’, ‘low hill’ + ende ‘end’, or a topographic name with the same meaning.

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

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