Rebecca Bedford

1759–1826 (Age 67)
Charlotte, Virginia, United States

The Life of Rebecca

When Rebecca Bedford was born in 1759, in Charlotte, Virginia, United States, her father, Stephen Bedford, was 29 and her mother, Frances Walton Pearson, was 20. She married William Pleasant Hamlett on 10 March 1775, in Charlotte Court House, Charlotte, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. She died in 1826, in Pittsylvania, Virginia, United States, at the age of 67, and was buried in Pittsylvania, Virginia, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Pleasant Hamlett
1759–1847
Rebecca Bedford
1759–1826
Marriage: 10 March 1775
Robert Bedford Hamlett
1778–
Samuel Hamlett
1778–
Lucy Walton Hamlett
1782–
Bobby Joyce Hamlett
1779–
Elizabeth Flippen Hamlett
1780–1840
Edna Hamlett
1780–1840

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
10 March 1775
Charlotte Court House, Charlotte, Virginia, United States
children

(6)

    Robert Bedford Hamlett

    Male1778–Male

    Samuel Hamlett

    Male1778–Male

    Bobby Joyce Hamlett

    Female1779–Female

    Female1780–1840Female

    Edna Hamlett

    Female1780–1840Female

+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(6)

+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1776

Age 17

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 17

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""
1780 · Richmond Becomes the Capital

Age 21

On April 18, 1780 Richmond became the capital of Virginia. It was the temporary capital from 1780-1788.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from the county seat of Bedfordshire, or a smaller place of the same name in Lancashire. Both are named with the Old English personal name Bēda + Old English ford ‘ford’. The name is now very common in Yorkshire as well as Bedfordshire.

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

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