Rebecca Tew (Bird) (1828 - 1922)

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Birthplace: Fieldgate, Yardley Parish, Birmingham, West Midlands, England, United Kingdom
Death: Died in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, United States
Managed by: David Geary Younce
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About Rebecca Tew (Bird)

Rebecca Bird Tew, daughter of John Bird (1806 - 1855) and Ann Russon (1808 - 1871), was born 27 October 1838 at Fieldgate, Yardley Parish, Birmingham, West Midlands, England. Rebecca and her parents emigrated to the United States, where her father died in 1855 in Kansas. Her mother brought Rebecca and her sister and two brothers to Utah later that year.

She married Thomas Tew on 22 January 1856 in Springville, Utah County, Utah Territory. They had nine children, two sons and seven daughters. Rebecca Bird Tew died 10 March 1922 at Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, at the age of 83. She was buried at Evergreen Cemetery, Plot: Sec A lot 13 pos 1, Springville, Utah County, Utah, United. States.

Marriage and Children

  1. Thomas John Tew (1833 - 1904)
    1. Eliza Rebecca Tew (1857 - 1953) married John Mendenhall on 24 April 1879
    2. William Thomas Tew (1859 - 1933) married Clara Elizabeth Snow on 31 January 1884
    3. Lorinda Ann Tew (1861 - 1890) married Joseph Alonzo Reynolds on 15 January 1880
    4. Julia Adelaide Tew (1864 - 1864) died in infancy
    5. Annabelle Tew (1865 - 1947) married Charles D. Evans on 9 February 1887
    6. John Henry Tew (1868 - 1948) married Emma Leona Bulkley on 2 January 1890
    7. Cora Ellen Tew (1871 - 1908) married John P. Anderson on 7 January 1901
    8. Melvina Tew (born 14 Feb 1874) married John S. Smith on 7 November 1912
    9. Erma Dell Tew (born 24 September 1880), married Arville Leroy Titus on 9 February 1901

Discussion

According to her birth certificate she was born 27th of October 1838 at Fieldgate in the parish of Yardley (part of Birmingham) with her father, John Bird, filing the information by his mark. Her Find-A-Grave Memorial page lists her birth year as 1828; however, this would make her five years older than her husband and 28 at the time of her marriage - considerably late for a woman at this time and place. It's more likely that the birth certificate is correct and an error has been made on the F/G page.

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Rebecca Tew's Timeline

1828
October 27, 1828
Birmingham, West Midlands, England, United Kingdom
1838
October 27, 1838
Age 10
Fieldgate, Warwick, England
1841
1841
Age 12
Elmdon, Warwickshire, England
1856
January 22, 1856
Age 27
Springville, Utah County, Utah Territory, United States
1857
March 23, 1857
Age 28
Springville, Utah, Utah Territory, United States
1859
February 2, 1859
Age 30
Springville, Utah, Utah Territory, United States
1862
July 26, 1862
Age 33
July 26, 1862
Age 33
1864
March 24, 1864
Age 35
Springville, Utah County, Utah Territory, United States
1865
July 24, 1865
Age 36
Paris, Bear Lake, Idaho, United States