Rebeckah Hill

1783–1873 (Age 89)
Scituate, Providence, Rhode Island, United States

The Life of Rebeckah

When Rebeckah Hill was born on 21 August 1783, in Scituate, Providence, Rhode Island, United States, her father, John Hill, was 34 and her mother, Priscilla Wilbur, was 28. She married Samuel W Austin on 18 April 1801, in Foster, Providence, Rhode Island, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 3 daughters. She died on 12 January 1873, in Foster, Providence, Rhode Island, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in Rockland Cemetery, Scituate, Providence, Rhode Island, United States.

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Family Time Line

Rebeckah Hill
Samuel W Austin
Marriage: 18 April 1801
Arnold Austin
Alcy (Alsie) Austin
Sophia Austin
William Olden Austin
Allen Austin
Olney Hill Austin
Samuel Wilbur Austin
Joseph Orrin Austin
Susan Marietta Austin

Spouse & Children

18 April 1801
Foster, Providence, Rhode Island, United States


  • Arnold Austin


  • Alcy (Alsie) Austin


  • Female1810–1865Female

  • William Olden Austin


  • Allen Austin


+4 More Children

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+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Age 3

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.
1790 · 13th State

Age 7

On May 29, 1790, Rhode Island becomes the last of the original 13 colonies to become a state.

Age 25

Atlantic slave trade abolished.

Name Meaning

1 English and Scottish: extremely common and widely distributed topographic name for someone who lived on or by a hill, Middle English hill (Old English hyll).2 English: from the medieval personal name Hill, a short form of Hilary ( see Hillary ) or of a Germanic (male or female) compound name with the first element hild ‘strife’, ‘battle’.3 German: from a short form of Hildebrand or any of a variety of other names, male and female, containing Germanic hild as the first element.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Rebeca Austin in entry for Arnold Austin, "Rhode Island Deaths and Burials, 1802-1950"
  • Rebecca in entry for Arnold Austin and Elizabeth Eddy, "Rhode Island Town Marriages Index, 1639-1916"
  • Rebecca in entry for Samuel W Austin, "Rhode Island Deaths and Burials, 1802-1950"

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