Rebecca Minot Prescott
Wife of Roger Sherman
Rebecca Minot Prescott
Rebecca Minot Prescott was the second wife of Roger Sherman. She was the daughter of Benjamin and Rebecca Minot Prescott from Salem, Massachusetts; the niece of Roger Sherman’s brother Rev. Josiah Sherman and the second cousin once removed of Colonel William Prescott. Rebecca married Roger Sherman on May 12, 1763. She was his second wife. His first wife, Elizabeth Hartwell, died during childbirth.
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    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 1813
    Age 70
    Died in 1813.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1763
    Age 20
    Rebecca married Roger Sherman on May 12, 1763.
    More Details Hide Details She was his second wife. His first wife, Elizabeth Hartwell, died during childbirth. US flag designer Betsy Ross allowed Rebecca Sherman the privilege of sewing on three of the flag’s stars. Rebecca then requested, and was chosen to make the first official flag of the State of Connecticut. Rebecca Sherman became the mother of eight of Roger's fifteen children: Rebecca, Elizabeth, Roger, Mehitabel, Mehitabel, Oliver, Martha, and Sarah. Of those eight children:
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1742
    Born
    Born in 1742.
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