Rebecca Dale

17 April 1811–29 November 1857 (Age 46)
Barren, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Rebecca

When Rebecca Dale was born on 17 April 1811, in Barren, Kentucky, United States, her father, Reuben Dale, was 37 and her mother, Sarah or Salley Gill, was 38. She married William M. Anderson on 24 January 1831, in Barren, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Hart, Kentucky, United States in 1850. She died on 29 November 1857, in Harrison, Missouri, United States, at the age of 46, and was buried in Eagleville, Harrison, Missouri, United States.

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William M. Anderson
Rebecca Dale
Marriage: 24 January 1831
Dytha Anderson
Peyton Tunsel Anderson
Richard Anderson
Sarah Ann Anderson
Frances Anderson
John Anderson
Joseph Anderson
Hiram Jet Anderson
Eleanor Josephine Anderson
Samuel Anderson
Baby Anderson

Spouse and Children

24 January 1831
Barren, Kentucky, United States


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World Events (7)


Age 1

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
1812 · Kentucky Bend Created

Age 1

During the New Madrid earthquakes of 1811-1812, the Kentucky Bend or New Madrid Bend was created. It is located in the southwestern corner of Kentucky on the banks of the Mississippi River.
1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 14

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

1 English: from Middle English dale ‘dale’, ‘valley’ (Old English dæl, reinforced in northern England by the cognate Old Norse dalr), a topographic name for someone who lived in a valley, or a habitational name from any of the numerous minor places named with this word, such as Dale in Cumbria and Yorkshire.2 Irish: possibly in some cases of English origin, but otherwise an Anglicized form of Gaelic Dall, a byname meaning ‘blind’.3 Norwegian: habitational name from a farm named from Old Norse dali, the dative case of dalr ‘valley’. It is a common name in Norway, especially western Norway, and is also found in Sweden.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Rebecca Anderson in household of William Anderson, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Rebecca Dale, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
  • Rebecca Dale in entry for Hiram Jett Anderson, "Washington Deaths and Burials, 1810-1960"

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