Rebecca was born near Cornwall, Canada in 1809 or 1810. She married Jeremiah Brockway in 1826. Some reports state she died in 1826 and Jeremiah remarried, however, she appears on the census with him through 1860. Also her children's marriage records name her as their mother. Jeremiah did remarry in 1867 so we can date Rebecca's death between 1860 and 1867 most likely in St. Lawrence County, New York.