Rebecca Thompson

Brief Life History of Rebecca

When Rebecca Thompson was born on 7 May 1830, in New York, United States, her father, John D. Thompson, was 36 and her mother, Jane, was 36. She married Thomas William Vert about 1846, in Wisconsin, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Cedar Election Precinct, Greeley, Nebraska, United States in 1880 and Stuart Township, Holt, Nebraska, United States in 1900. She died on 26 October 1906, at the age of 76.

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Family Time Line

Thomas William Vert
1825–1907
Rebecca Thompson
1830–1906
Marriage: about 1846
Betsy Ann Vert
1854–1937
Mary Ann Vert
1859–
Margaret Vert
1860–
Isabelle Vert
1861–1903
Thomas Vert
1863–1949
James Vert
1865–
Debbie A Virt
1867–1935

Sources (13)

  • Rebecca Vert in household of Thomas Vert, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Rebecca Vert, "BillionGraves Index"
  • Unknown in entry for Betsy Ann Doyle, "Idaho Death Certificates, 1911-1937"

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World Events (8)

1832 · The Black Hawk War

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

1836

The Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin - Sept 3, 1836 Treaty Treaty of the Cedars was concluded on the Fox River on September 3, 1836. The Menominee Nation ceded nearly 4 million acres of land for the following items every year for twenty years: $3,000 worth of food provisions, 2,000 lbs. of tobacco, 30 barrels of salt, agricultural supplies, and $500 per year. (Wisconsin Historical Society)

1854 · The Creation of the Republican Party

A debate continues over the location of the creation of the Republican Party. Some sources claim that the party was formed in Ripon, Wisconsin, on February 28, 1854. Others claim the first meeting of the Republican Party took place in Jackson, Michigan, on July 6, 1854, where the Republican Party was officially organized. Over 1,000 people were present and candidates were selected for the party, thus making it the first Republican convention.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from the Middle English personal name T(h)om(me) (see Thom ) + -son ‘son of Tom’. Thomson is usually the Scottish form, that with the intrusive -p- being English. Both forms are common in Ireland. The surname Thompson is also very common among African Americans.

Americanized form of Danish, Norwegian, and North German Thomsen and of its Swedish cognate Thomsson. Compare Thomson .

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

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