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|About Rebecca Hampton|
Rebecca Hampton was born about 1820 in Fish Creek, Pennsylvania and died about 1876 in Fish Creek, Pennsylvania. Dates for birth and death are estimated. She lived to be about 56 years old.
1820 - 1876
Her mother's maiden name was Hopkins of English descent. Married about 1841. She and George had eight children: Russel, Matilda born about 1844, Clarinda S., born about 1846 (died in childhood), Mary Ann, Daniel W., born about 1851 (died at age seven), Alvaretta (died young), unknown Infant, and William O., born about 1855.
|Census||9/6/1850 ||Fishing Creek PA (Columbia County) ||30 yrs old |
|Starting on line 37, listed are George Pealer (31 year old, male), Rebecca (age 30, female), Russel (age 8, male), Matilda (age 6, female), Clannda S. (age 4, female) and Mary A (age 1, female). George lists his occupation as a farmer and estimates the value of his real estate owned at $2, 000. Place of birth for all is listed as PA and the three oldest children attended school during the last year. |
|Census||7/19/1860 ||Fishing Creek PA (Columbia County) ||40 yrs old |
|family# 789: Geo Pealer (age 41), Rebecca (age 39, female), Russel (age 18, male), Matilda (age 16, female), Clainda (age 14, female) Mary A.(9)William(3) C. A. Hampton(41-female) - C.S. Teacher. George is a farmer, Rebecca is keeping house, Russel is a student, and Matilda is keeping house. George estimates the value of his real estate to be $4,000 & the value of his personal estate to be $1,019. All were born in PA. |
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Rebecca, her family, and friends. For example, Rebecca is 10 years old when Indian Removal Act signed and the moving of eastern Indians west of the Mississippi begins.
||The first railroad is constructed between Liverpool and Manchester, England
||Goodyear invents vulcanized rubber, opening the door for tires and other rubber products.
||The first telegraph message is sent by Morse, who later invents the Mores Code
||The process of creating steel is invented by Besermer in Britain and Kelly in the U.S.
||The first Neanderthal fossils are found near Germany
||Charles Darwin publishes "Origin of Species" and begins the evolution theory.
||Mendel publishes his papers on genetics and introduces the concept to the public.
||Cro-magnon Man fossils are found in France
||God is discovered in Georgia.
||July 9 - The S.S. John Randolph, the first successful iron steamship, is launched in Savannah
||NEWS HEADLINES: American Civil war begins at Ft. Sumter, located in Charleston Harbor, VA.
||NEWS HEADLINES: May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
||Indian Removal Act signed and the moving of eastern Indians west of the Mississippi begins.
||Second Seminole Indian War begins.
||The trickery used to capture Seminole Indian Chief Osceola (Assi Yohola) creates a public uproar and U.S. General Jesup is publicly condemned.
||Oregon Trail is established
||Second Seminole Indian War ends and thousands of Seminole Indians are forced to move west of the Mississippi.
||Third Seminole Indian War begins. It ends three years later when Chief Billy Bowlegs and his band are forced to move from Florida.
||Presidential election puts Abraham Lincoln in office. The campaign has heated the issues regarding slavery in the south.
||May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
||Abraham Lincoln issues the "Emancipation Proclamation" freeing slaves.
||American Civil war ends with General Lee's surrender at Appomattox, VA. Reconstruction begins in the "old South"
||An eight-hour work day is established for federal employees.
||Tennessee enacts Jim Crow law.
||The National League of Baseball is founded
||Santa Anna is elected President of Mexico
Born on August 14, 1818 and died on December 9, 1897.
They were married 1/1/1841.
|The Children of Rebecca Hampton|
58 years old
|Russel R. Pealer|
Born in Greenwood Township, Columbia Co., Pennsylvania about 1842 and died in Three Rivers, Michigan on March 7, 1918. He was about 76 years old.
His Great-Great-Grandfather, Caleb Hopkins, on his Mother's side was a Lieutenant in the Revolutionary War. He was born and raised on a farm. In 1859 he attended the New Columbus Norman School. He wou...
21 years old
|Mary Ann Pealer|
Born somewhere in Pennsylvania on March 4, 1849 and died in Berlin, Ohio on April 16, 1875. She was 26 years old.
George W. Auten (1875)
Mary caught a cold and died soon after the birth of George. Mary & Caroline (2nd wife) sha...