Person:Rebecca Knowles (1)

m. 28 Dec 1670
  1. Deacon Edward Knowles1671 - 1740
  2. John Knowles, Jr1673 - 1757
  3. Rebecca Knowles1674/75 - 1758
Facts and Events
Name Rebecca Knowles
Gender Female
Birth[1][3] 2 Mar 1674/75 Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States
Marriage Yarmouth, Barnstable Co., Massachusettsto Thomas Tobey
Death[2][3] 4 Mar 1758 Yarmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States
  1. "Eastham and Orleans, Mass., Vital Records", in Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants. Mayflower Descendant, 4:142.

    John knowles a daughter named Rebecah borne the second day of March in the yeare 1674 ales 75.

  2. "Gravestone Records in the Cemetery at West Yarmouth, Mass.", in Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants. Mayflower Descendant, 12:93.

    Tobey, Rebecca, "Mrs", died 4 March, 1758, in her 81st year.
    [Age 80, so born about 1678.]

  3. 3.0 3.1 Libby, Charles Thornton. "The Knowles Family of Eastham, Mass.", in The New England Historical and Genealogical Register. (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society), 79:295.

    Children of John Knowles and Apphia Bangs: 3) Rebecca, b. 2 Mar 1674/5, d. Yarmouth 4 Mar 1758, "probably" m. Thomas Tobey who 1757 will names a wife Rebecca.
    [The death date is dependent on the marriage, since gravestone is for a Rebecca Tobey, so would only be probable as well. Regarding the "probably", Libby says "The identification of Rebecca Knowles, b. 2 Mar 1674/5, with Rebecca Tobey, wife of Thomas, is based soley on the fact that two of Rebecca Tobey's children had sons named Knowles." He calls attention to the discrepancy in the age at death, and says that statements that Thomas Tobey m. (1) a daughter of George Crowell, and one published in Boston Evening Transcript 5 Feb 1912 that Rebecca Knowles m. Yarmouth 18 Nov 1709 Thomas Tobey are not unsupported by known evidence.]