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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Thomas Motherwell
Rebecca Prebble
Marriage: October 1778
Thomas Motherwell
Rachel Motherwill

Spouse and Children

    Thomas Motherwell



October 1778
Woolwich, Sagadahoc, Maine, United States


    Thomas Motherwell


    Rachel Motherwill


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+2 More Children

World Events (6)


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."""""""

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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