Rebecca George

Brief Life History of Rebecca

When Rebecca George was born on 28 October 1830, in Guilford Township, Franklin, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Frederick GEORGE, was 38 and her mother, Margaret (Peggy) Gift, was 34. She married William Henry Creager on 7 March 1856, in Grindstone Hill, Franklin, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Greene Township, Franklin, Pennsylvania, United States in 1870 and Quincy, Quincy Township, Franklin, Pennsylvania, United States for about 30 years. She died on 3 February 1913, in Quincy Township, Franklin, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Stone Hill, Conestoga Township, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Henry Creager
1834–1879
Rebecca George
1830–1913
Marriage: 7 March 1856
Jeremiah Frederick Creager
1856–1947
Mary Elizabeth Creager
1858–1935
James William Creager
1860–1910
Charles Benjamin Creager
1863–1946
George Abraham Creager
1865–1931
Sidenham Nixon Creager
1868–1945
Emma Catherine Creager
1870–1950

Sources (15)

  • Rebecca Kegor in household of William Creager, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Rebecca George Creager, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Rebecca Creager in entry for Henry Moats and Emma C. Creager, "Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885-1950"

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 · Remember the Alamo

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

1863

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

English, Welsh, French, and Romanian: from the personal name George, Latin Georgius, Greek Geōrgios, from an adjectival form, geōrgios ‘rustic’, of Greek geōrgos ‘farmer’. This became established as a personal name in classical times through its association with the fashion for pastoral poetry. Its popularity in western Europe increased at the time of the Crusades, which brought greater contact with the Orthodox Church, in which several Christian martyrs and saints of this name are venerated, in particular a saint believed to have been martyred at Nicomedia in AD 303, who, however, is at best a shadowy figure historically. Nevertheless, by the end of the Middle Ages Saint George had become associated with an unhistorical legend of dragon-slaying exploits, which caught the popular imagination throughout Europe, and he came to be considered the patron saint of England among other places. In North America, the English form of the surname has absorbed many cognates from other languages, e.g. German Georg , Assyrian/Chaldean Giwargis, Gewargis , or Georgis , and Albanian Gjergji , and also their patronymics and other derivatives, e.g. Greek Georgiadis , Georgopoulos , Hatzigeorgiou ‘George the Pilgrim’, and Papageorgiou , Romanian Georgescu or Gheorghescu, Serbian Djordjevic . The name George is also found among Christians in southern India (compare Geevarghese and Varghese ), but since South Indians traditionally do not have hereditary surnames, the southern Indian name was in most cases registered as such only after immigration of its bearers to the US.

German: variant of Georg .

Native American (e.g. Navajo): adoption of the English personal name George (see 1 above) as a surname.

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

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