Rebecca Myers

29 July 1824–15 February 1885 (Age 60)
Worthington Township, Richland, Ohio, United States

The Life Summary of Rebecca

When Rebecca Myers was born on 29 July 1824, in Worthington Township, Richland, Ohio, United States, her father, Jacob Myers, was 41 and her mother, Sarah Elizabeth Coleman, was 36. She married Franklin Allen on 10 October 1841, in Quincy, Adams, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States in 1850 and Bertram Township, Linn, Iowa, United States for about 20 years. She died on 15 February 1885, in Bertram, Linn, Iowa, United States, at the age of 60, and was buried in Bertram, Linn, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

Franklin Allen
Rebecca Myers
Marriage: 10 October 1841
Samuel Allen
George Wyatt Allen
Jacob Allen
about 1856–1895
Daniel Allen
Henry Allen
Caroline Matilda Allen
Lavinia Allen
Franklin Allen
Rebecca Allen
Amanda Allen
Sarah Allen
James Wesley Allen
Edith Allen

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    10 October 1841Quincy, Adams, Illinois, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1825 · The Crimes Act
    Age 1
    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.
    1829 · Missouri State Library
    Age 5
    The first Missouri State Library was established by law on January 22, 1829. This law was created due to the large amount of public documents which had been collected in the office of Missouri's secretary of state. The library included documentation of the actions of the Missouri senate and house. The documents were cataloged and made available to the public. The public had access to any of the books in the library from sunup to sundown on any day except Sunday.
    Age 22
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    Name Meaning

    Irish (Tipperary, Limerick and Waterford): Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Meidhir ‘descendant of Meidhir’, with post-medieval excrescent -s. Meidhir is a personal name based on meidhir ‘mirth’.English (northern): variant of Myer , with post-medieval excrescent -s.English (northern): habitational name from one or more of the minor placenames derived from Middle English mire ‘marsh’ (Old Norse mýrr) in the plural form, such as Melmerby Mire in Melmerby, or Mires in Docker (both Cumbria).

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

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    Story Highlight

    Obit T-ALLEN, George Wiatt (1843-1911)

    GEO. W. ALLEN, LINN CO. PIONEER PASSES AWAY --- WELL KNOWN AND HONORED CITIZEN DIED THIS MORNING. --- Mr. Allen Was for Many Years Engaged in Business at Bertram - Removed to Cedar Rapids a Few Years …

    Sources (34)

    • Rebecia Allen in household of Frank Allen, "United States Census, 1880"
    • Rebecca Myers, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"
    • Rebecca Myers in entry for Matilda Caroline Kouns, "Iowa, Death Records, 1904-1951"

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