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Rebecca Galt Shunk
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Birth: Dec. 3, 1802, USA
Death: Dec. 20, 1863
Carroll County
Maryland, USA

Wife of 1) George Grayson; and 2) Benjamin Shunk (married Feb 12, 1831 in Frederick County, Maryland); mother of Mary E. (married John McKellip Sep 03, 1853) and Aberilla; both children attested to in 1850 US Census; daughter of Matthew Galt and Mary Jane (Little) Galt

Information on Rebecca's maiden name, her first husband, and her parents, are found in The Druggists Circular, April 1908, Page 194, an article on John McKellip. The history of an old dining table is given. The table was owned by Matthew Galt and was used to serve food to George and Martha Washington on his visit to Taneytown. The table was inherited by Mrs. Rebecca Shunk on Matthew's death and at her death, her husband, Benjamin Shunk, became its owner. At his death, the old table became the property of his son-in-law, John McKellip.

According to contributor #47193132, who submitted much of this information, Rebecca Galt married George Grayson on 15 Feb 1825. George died on 22 April 1828. She married Benajmin Shunk on 12 Feb 1831. No children are as yet identified from the marriage of George and Rebecca.

 
 
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 Parents:
  Matthew Galt (____ - 1828)
  Mary Galt (____ - 1844)
 
 Spouse:
  Benjamin Shunk (1806 - 1876)
 
 Children:
  Mary E. Shunk McKellip (1833 - 1920)*
  Aberilla Shunk (1835 - 1850)*
 
 Siblings:
  Joseph Galt (____ - 1808)**
  James Galt (1779 - 1847)*
  Susannah Galt Shaw (1792 - 1871)*
  Rebecca Galt Shunk (1802 - 1863)
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Inscription:
"Sacred to the memory of Rebecca, Consort of Benjamin Shunk, who departed this life Dec. 20, 1863 Aged 61 Years & 17 days"
 
Burial:
Trinity Lutheran Cemetery
Taneytown
Carroll County
Maryland, USA
 
Created by: TerriwithaC
Record added: May 17, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 69975843
Rebecca <i>Galt</i> Shunk
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Rebecca <i>Galt</i> Shunk
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Rebecca <i>Galt</i> Shunk
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