Rebecca Price

16 February 1798–30 June 1879 (Age 81)
Centre, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Rebecca

When Rebecca Price was born on 16 February 1798, in Centre, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Thomas Price, was 21 and her mother, Anne "Annie" Bloom, was 19. She married Joseph Martin Hoover on 28 October 1817. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 10 daughters. She died on 30 June 1879, in Pike Township, Clearfield, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Grampian, Clearfield, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Joseph Martin Hoover
Rebecca Price
Marriage: 28 October 1817
Mary Ann Hoover
Libbeus Luther Hoover
Elizabeth Hoover
Martha Hoover
Martha Hoover
Cynthia Hoover
Margery Hoover
Hannah Hoover
Thomas A Hoover
Clarenda Hoover
Ross McClure Hoover
Rachel Jane Hoover
William Caldwell Hoover
Catharine Hoover

Spouse and Children

28 October 1817


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World Events (7)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 2

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.
1812 · Harrisburg Becomes the State Capital

Age 14

Harrisburg had important parts with migration, the Civil War, and the Industrial Revolution. 
1820 · Making States Equal

Age 22

The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.

Name Meaning

1 Welsh: Anglicized form of Welsh ap Rhys ‘son of Rhys’ ( see Reece ). This is one of the commonest of Welsh surnames. It has also been established in Ireland since the 14th century, where it is sometimes a variant of Bryson .2 English: the name is also found very early in parts of England far removed from Welsh influence (e.g. Richard Prys, Essex 1320 ), and in such cases presumably derives from Middle English, Old French pris ‘price’, ‘prize’, perhaps as a metonymic occupational name for a fixer of prices.3 Americanized spelling of Jewish Preuss or Preis .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Rebecca Hoover in household of Joseph Hoover, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Rebecca Price Hoover, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Joseph Martin Hoover, parents, spouse, children

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