|Birth: ||Aug. 10, 1841|
|Death: ||Dec. 22, 1884|
Rebecca was a daughter of Hugh McDonald and Sarah Robinson.Saraha's mother was Betsy Kelly and her father was Joseph Robinson her grandfather was Griffin Kelly and grandmother was Sarah Sutton. Some people think that Rebecca's last name was Kelly but it was Robinson and you see where the Kelly name came in. John and Rebecca were married about 1860 in Ky.They had 12 children. Rebecca was skilled at nursing sick people and was often called out to tend them. She contracted diptheria in 1884 and died on her anniversary date of December 22, 1884.My grandfather John Hugh Downey was right at 4 years old at her death. The older girls raised him. He was especially close with Nellie the third child.Nellie was fifteen years and six months old when Rebecca died.Rebecca's last living child died in 1964. She told me that Rebecca rode a big black horse to church on Sunday's. She was a wonderful mother and hard worker and was very dedicated to her family and helping others.
John Downey (1832 - 1903)*
George Thomas Downey (1864 - 1936)*
Dennis Calvin Downey (1867 - 1945)*
Sarah Elizabeth Downey Van Arsdale (1871 - 1955)*
John Downey (1877 - 1879)*
Lillie Downey (1877 - 1879)*
Created by: Donna Downey
Record added: Dec 19, 2010
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