Rebecca Sherwood Standish (1763 - 1838)

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MA USA

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at Orleans, , NY, USA,

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Standish Cemetery,
Gaines Township, New York USA

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1803 - At the age of 40 years old, Rebecca was alive when the first public library in the United States - free to everyone - opened in Salisbury, Connecticut. Damage to books was most often caused by "greasing" - candle wax dripping onto the books. Candles were the only source of light in the evenings.

1809 - When she was 46 years old, on March 4th, James Madison was inaugurated as the fourth President of the United States. Madison ended his inaugural address with "gratitude towards people in the past who had done so much for the United States, and wished the best for the future of this young thriving country".

1828 - When she was 65 years old, on April 20th, French explorer René Caillié became the first non-Muslim to enter Timbuktu and to later return alive. He gave Europeans a first hand description of the city. He was awarded a prize of 10,000 francs for his trip - offered by the Société de Géographie.

1832 - She was 69 years old when by February 12th, a cholera epidemic in London claimed at least 3,000 lives - it eventually killed 6,536. The epidemic spread to France and North America later in the year. Cholera is spread through contaminated food and water but at the time, it was thought to be spread by a "miasma” - a bad smell - in the air.

1838 - In the year of Rebecca Sherwood Standish's passing, on May 26th, the Native American Cherokee Nation was forced to march the Trail of Tears - relocating them to west of the Mississippi. When gold was discovered in Georgia in 1828, settlers wanted the Cherokee land. 16,543 natives were forced to march - it is estimated that 2,000 to 6,000 died along the way.

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Rebecca Sherwood Standish died on April 30, 1838 at Orleans, , NY, USA at 75 years of age. No cause of death has been listed. She was buried in Standish Cemetery, Gaines Township, New York, USA. She was born around 1763 in Massachusetts. We have no information about Rebecca's family or relationships.

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