Rebecca Rhodes 7th great grandmother of Elizabeth Speedy who married Stanley Roose Sr.
Rebecca Rhodes was born September 21, 1651 the daughter of Zachariah and Joanna Arnold Rhodes. Rebecca is in her father’s will with some conditions: I doe also Give and bequeath unto my Eldest daughter Elizabeth Eighty pounds to be due unto her at the age of 21 yeares or at ye day of her Marriage I also give unto my two daughters Mary and Rebeca sixty Pounds apeece to be payd to them at the age of twenty one yeares or at the time of their Marriage: But if my daughter Elizabeth, or my two daughters Mary and Rebeca if any or either of them Shall Marry or Match themselves with any Contrarey to ye Mind of their Mother or of my two friends whome I make my overseers; If so they doe, my will is then that it shall be in their Mothers liberty what to give them,whether anything or No.
Volume 3 page 82, The Early Records of the Town of Providence, Providence (R.I.). Record Commissioners at HathiTrust.
Rebecca’s married her 1st husband Nicholas Power in 1671, he died in 1675. Nicholas was possibly lost at sea, or killed ‘accidentally by his own friends in the Swamp Fight of King Phillips War’, both possible, neither proven. For sure when Rebecca’s 1st husband died in 1675, her home, colonial Providence, was destroyed by war: homes burned, possessions lost, settlers gone. On December 2, 1676 Rebecca married her 2nd husband Daniel Williams. Their marriage was a big deal and is noted as the 1st since “God mercifully restored ye Towne of Prouidence.”
Volume 8 page 15 The early records of the town of Providence at HathiTrust.
Rebecca and her husband are buried at Williams Family Cemetery in Rhode Island.
Rebecca Rhodes (1651 – 1727)
Mary Williams (1683 – 1759)
Martha Olney (1707 – 1793)
Martha Angell (1747 – 1793)
Asa Angell (1771 – 1842)
Dexter Angell (1794 – 1854)
Delia Viola Angell (1839 – 1916)
Matilda Elizabeth Flood (1858 – 1940)
Philippa Flood Mockford (1891 – 1979)
Elizabeth Speedy (1917 – 2005) m. Stanley Roose (1915 – 2004)