Rebecca Delight (Billington) (1807 - 1855)

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Birthplace: Amsterdam, Montgomery, New York, USA
Death: Died in Willard, Box Elder, Utah, USA
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About Rebecca Delight (Billington)

Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel, 1847–1868 James C. Snow Company (1852) Age 45


Departure: 5 July 1852 Arrival: 9-10 October 1852

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Birth: Jun. 2, 1807 Amsterdam Montgomery County New York, USA

Death: Apr. 1, 1855 Willard Box Elder County Utah, USA

Rebecca was a daughter of Abigail Delight Huntley and Jacobus "James" Billington.

She married 5 August 1823 (1) Jesse Mason, by whom she had one son, George Sterling Mason; her husband Jesse died within a year afterward.

On 1 March 1827 she married (2) Patrick Maloy in Ohio, but he died within a year; they had no children.

She married 7 October 1830 at Norton, Medina, Ohio to (3) Salmon Warner; their first daughter Harriet Delight was born 9 September 1831 at Coventry, Portage, Ohio.

Over the next eight years, Orpha, Salmon and Amos were born at Ohio and Illinois. After settling at Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, a son, James and also twin sons, John and Daniel were born and died within one year. James lived 2 days and the twins, less than five. A daughter, Lucinda, was born in October of 1843 and lived only 10 months. All these babies were buried in Nauvoo.

Before their migration to Utah, Samuel Bent was born in Nauvoo and Mary Rebecca at Van Buren County, Iowa.

By the time they settled at Willard, Box Elder, Utah their children, including George, who was then 28, numbered seven. George S. Mason found a bride the next year, just a month before his mother died.

At her death, Rebecca was buried in the Willard Pioneer Cemetery. Upon the death of her husband Salmon, in 1870, her body was removed to be re-interred alongside him in the family lot at Willard Precinct Cemetery, which had been established northeast of her first resting place. She is in grave No. 2, directly south of Salmon.

Even though raised as the son of Warner, Rebecca's first son, George Sterling and his decendants retained the Mason name.

NOTE: Children not linked - Salmon #71075807, Orpha Warner Dowdle #40381758, Amos # 25593814


Family links: Spouse:

  • Salmon Warner (1798 - 1870)
Children:
  • Harriet Delight Warner Henderson (1831 - 1905)*
  • George Sterling Mason (1834 - 1888)*
  • James Warner (1841 - 1841)*
  • John Warner (1842 - 1842)*
  • Daniel Warner (1842 - 1842)*
  • Lucinda Warner (1843 - 1844)*
  • Samuel Bent Warner (1845 - 1909)*
  • Mary Rebecca Warner Lowe (1848 - 1926)*
Burial:

Willard Precinct Cemetery Willard Box Elder County Utah, USA Plot: uninterred-moved to Precinct Cemetery Ward 3 Block1 Lot 1 Grave 2

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Rebecca's Timeline

1807
June 2, 1807
Amsterdam, Montgomery, New York, USA
1830
November 7, 1830
Age 23
Medina, Medina, Ohio, USA
1831
September 9, 1831
Age 24
Coventry, Portage Township, Ohio, USA
1833
December 19, 1833
Age 26
Norton, Medina, Ohio, USA
1836
March 27, 1836
Age 28
Norton, Modena, Ohio, USA
1839
May 9, 1839
Age 31
Sangamon, Illinois, USA
1841
February 16, 1841
Age 33
Sangamon, Illinois, USA
1842
January 15, 1842
Age 34
Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, USA
January 15, 1842
Age 34
Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, USA
1843
October 2, 1843
Age 36
Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, USA