Rebecca Prebble

9 January 1746–18 April 1829 (Age 83)
Georgetown, Sagadahoc, Maine, United States

The Life of Rebecca

When Rebecca Prebble was born on 9 January 1746, in Georgetown, Sagadahoc, Maine, United States, her father, Ebenezer Preble, was 21 and her mother, Mary Harnden, was 16. She married Thomas Motherwell in October 1778, in Woolwich, Sagadahoc, Maine, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She died on 18 April 1829, in Woolwich, Sagadahoc, Maine, United States, at the age of 83.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Motherwell
1740–1810
Rebecca Prebble
1746–1829
Marriage: October 1778
Thomas Motherwell
1782–1836
Rachel Motherwill
1786–1810

Spouse and Children

    Thomas Motherwell

    Male1740–1810Male

    Female1746–1829Female

MARRIAGE
October 1778
Woolwich, Sagadahoc, Maine, United States
children

(2)

    Thomas Motherwell

    Male1782–1836Male

    Rachel Motherwill

    Female1786–1810Female

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(7)

+2 More Children

World Events (6)

1776

Age 30

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

Age 30

"""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."""""""
1789

Age 43

George Washington elected first president of United States.

Name Meaning

English: variant of Preble .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Rebeckah in entry for Thomas Motherwill, "Maine Births and Christenings, 1739-1900"
  • Rebeckah in entry for Thomas Motherwill, "Maine Births and Christenings, 1739-1900"
  • Rebeckah in entry for Rachel Motherwill, "Maine Births and Christenings, 1739-1900"

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