Rebecca Babb

9 September 1840–10 August 1918 (Age 77)
Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Rebecca

When Rebecca Babb was born on 9 September 1840, in Pennsylvania, United States, her father, John Way Babb, was 37 and her mother, Phebe Harper Pearson, was 38. She married John S Serrill on 1 March 1866, in Chester, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in West Chester, Chester, Pennsylvania, United States in 1860 and Philadelphia Monthly Meeting, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States for about 30 years. She died on 10 August 1918, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 77.

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Family Time Line

John S Serrill
1838–1905
Rebecca Babb
1840–1918
Marriage: 1 March 1866
Anna Mason Serrill
1866–1954
Joseph Mason Serrill
1869–1941
Helen Pearson Serrill
1872–1939
John Ball Serrill
1873–1935
Rebecca Serrill
1875–1944
Alice Serrill
1879–1948

Spouse and Children

    John S Serrill

    Male1838–1905Male

    Female1840–1918Female

MARRIAGE
1 March 1866
Chester, Pennsylvania, United States
children

(6)

    Anna Mason Serrill

    Female1866–1954Female

    Joseph Mason Serrill

    Male1869–1941Male

    Helen Pearson Serrill

    Female1872–1939Female

    John Ball Serrill

    Male1873–1935Male

    Rebecca Serrill

    Female1875–1944Female

+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

    John Way Babb

    Male1802–1879Male

    Phebe Harper Pearson

    Female1802–1891Female

siblings

(5)

World Events (7)

1846

Age 6

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1863

Age 23

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · Battle of Gettysburg

Age 23

The three day Battle of Gettysburg was one of the bloodiest of the American Civil War. Between the Confederates and Unions, somewhere between 46,000 and 51,000 people died that day.

Name Meaning

1 English (chiefly Devon): probably from a Middle English nickname, bab(e) ‘baby’, but possibly from the female personal name Babb(e), a pet form of Barbara ( see Barbary ), or the Old English personal name Babba, found in several place names, including Babbacombe in Devon and Babington in Somerset.2 Variant of German Bobb ( see Bob ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Rebecca B Serrill, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Rebecca B Serrill in household of John S Serrill, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Rebecca Serrill in household of John S Serrill, "United States Census, 1880"

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