Early Colonial Settlers of Southern Maryland and Virginia's Northern Neck Counties

Rebecca Barron

Female 1760 - 1848  (88 years)


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  • Name Rebecca Barron 
    Born 1760  Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 15 Feb 1848  Washington, District of Columbia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I052704  Tree1
    Last Modified 8 Jul 2020 

    Father Samuel Cooksey Barron,   b. 1730, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Apr 1789, Prince George's County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years) 
    Mother Millicent Burch,   b. Between 1734 and 1738, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1800, Washington, District of Columbia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 67 years) 
    Married Bef 1755  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F09452  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Benjamin Burch,   b. 9 May 1761, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 May 1832, Washington, District of Columbia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Married 6 Sep 1784  Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Sep. 6, 1784 - Benjamin Burch m. Rebecca Barron on Sep. 6, 1784 in Prince George's Co., Md.
      Source: Brumbaugh, Gaius M., "Maryland Records, Colonial, Revolutionary, County and Church, from Original Sources," Vol. 1, p. 103.
    Children 
     1. Mary Burch,   b. 1790, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Oct 1819, Princess Anne, Somerset County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 29 years)
     2. Verlinda M. Burch,   b. Bef 1805, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1822, Washington, District of Columbia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 19 years)
    Last Modified 8 Jul 2020 
    Family ID F27102  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • === Contributed by Ralph D. Smith
      Apr. 22, 1846 - The City of Washington, D.C. will of Rebecca
      Burch, probated Feb. 15, 1848, leaves:
      --to dau. Susan L. Hewitt, $200 as her share of the personal effects of my late husband, deceased.
      --to the surviving heirs of my late son-in-law George I. Cain, eceased,.remains of account of $425 unsettled at dear of husband.
      --to slave woman Sally, her freedom and personal effects.
      --to son-in-law Charles H. Wiltberger, my slave boy William until he is 31 years of age or during natural life of slave woman Sally.
      --to 5 children: Samuel, Mildred M., Susan L., Verlinda M. and elizabeth, and to two grandchildren: Rebecca C. and Jonathan F. Cain, all other property to be equally divided (two grandchildren counting as one.)
      Source: Pippenger, Wesley E., "District of Columbia Probate Records, 1801-1852," pp. 321-2.
      Comment: As shown above, dau. Martha, who had m. George I. Cain, is not mentioned in Rebecca's will because she was deceased.

      Obituary of Rebecca Burch in the Feb. 11, 1848 issue of the National Intelligencer. "Rebecca Burch, wife of the late Capt. Benjamin Burche, and mother of the late Samuel Burche, died Jan. 31, 1848, in the 88th year of her age. She was a member of the Catholic church."
      Source: Pippenger, Wesley E., "District of Columbia Probate Record 1801-1852," p. 321.
      Comment: This record shows that Rebecca was b. in 1760, and that son Samuel Burch had died during the period Apr. 1846-Feb. 1848.
      ===
      PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY, MARYLAND WILLS; Liber T No. #1; 1784-1789;
      Folio 278 SAMUEL COOKSEY BARRON, gentleman 11/26/1788 04/30/1789
      "being weak of Body . ."
      Bequeaths to;
      1. Rebecca Burch --daughter
      -to have I cow and calf--and the legacy to be the value thereof in money
      2. Millicent Barron --wife
      -To have all the estate during her natural life or widowhood for her support on the condition that she make no waste
      -named executrix of the will
      3. Daniel Barron -son
      Mary Ann Barron --daughter
      James Cirrick Barron --son
      Walter Barron --son
      Francis Barron --son
      Augustin Barron --son
      Henry Barron --son
      Mildred Barron --daughter
      -after widow's decease or remarriage the land is to be sold and the proceeds to be divided among testator's children share and share alike
      -after widow's decease or remarriage the personal estate is to be sold and the proceeds to be divided among James, Walter, Francis, Augustin, Henry and Mildred
      Witnesses: Richard Beall, Anthony Page, David Beall
      Then came: the three above named subscribers to the will
      ===
      A. Mildred M. Burch, M. William Rhodes.
      B. Samuel Burch, M. Susannah Maria Wilson.
      C. Mary A. E. Burch, M. George Brown.
      D. Susan L. Burch, M. William Hewitt.
      E. Martha Burch (Died Young.)
      F. John F. Burch.
      G. Verlinda M. Burch, M. Charles H. Wiltberger.
      H. Martha M. Burch, M. George J. Cain.
      I. Elizabeth A. M. Burch, M. William Wright And George W. Wilson.

      === Contributed by Ralph D. Smith
      Apr. 1814 - Rebecca Burch witnessed the Washington, D.C. will of Eleanor Simms.
      Source: Pippenger, Wesley E., "District of Columbia Probate Records, 1801-1852," p. 65

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