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Rebecca Louise Britton Holmes

Ballyshannon, County Donegal, Ireland
Death 5 Mar 1870 (aged 63)
Hannibal, Marion County, Missouri, USA
Burial Hannibal, Marion County, Missouri, USA
Plot Section A57
Memorial ID 68821627 · View Source
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Rebecca Louise BRITTON/BRITTAIN was the daughter of JOHN BRITAIN b. 1777 Ireland and (perhaps) Alicia ORR 1781 – 1857.

"Captain Thomas Jr. SMITH (b 1806 in ME or England and Lost at sea off the coast of Mantanza Cuba 22 Aug 1830 on his way home to Portland,,ME)

Thomas commanded the Brigg Patriot (lost at sea with him).The only survivor of the wreck was said to have brought a small chest with private papers to Thomas' widow, Rebecca BRITAIN. This chest was said to have been in possession of a Horatio Turner of St. Joseph,,MO.

Rebecaa Britton/Brittain (b.1806 in England, d. 5 Mar 1870) was married to Capt. Thomas Jr. SMITH & they had the following children:

1. Frances Jane (b. May 1820 in New Brunswick,Canada [1880 census in Palmyra,,MO says she was born in ME] d. Aug 1898 Brookfield,,MO.) She married 23 Sep 1843 in St. Louis,,MO Horatio Francis [AKA Frederick] Turner (b Aug 1817 in England (grew up in Philadelphia,,PA), d. Aug 1877 in Palmyra,,MO.)
2. Alicia Britton who married John MORRIS
3. Charlotte Greenleaf who married Isaac TOMER
4. Thomas D.
5. George
6. Richard
7. Edney (male)

Information courtesy DHOHERZ

Married (secondly) [unknown] Johnson

Married (thirdly) George [Turner] Holmes; they were the parents of:
Georgiana Holmes (adopted, per her will); Georgiana was Rebecca's granddaughter, daughter of first born Frances Jane Smith and Horatio Francis Turner.

Burial in this cemetery per family records
Burial per Riverside Cemetery records
w/o George

Family Members


w/o George





  • Created by: janicet
  • Added: 23 Apr 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 68821627
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Rebecca Louise Britton Holmes (1 Aug 1806–5 Mar 1870), Find A Grave Memorial no. 68821627, citing Riverside Cemetery, Hannibal, Marion County, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by janicet (contributor 47361005) .