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Rebecka Catherina (Anderson) Smith (1698 - 1785)

Rebecka Catherina (Rebecca) "Annah" Smith formerly Anderson aka Andriesen, Andrieszen
Born in Dutch Kills, Queens, New Yorkmap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married 8 Aug 1742 in North Carolina Colonymap
Descendants descendants
Died in Cedar Creek, Randolph, North Carolina, United Statesmap
Profile last modified | Created 22 Sep 2010
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Rebecca (Anderson) Smith was a New Netherland Descendant 1674-1776.
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Rebecca Anderson was born on 6 Jan 1698/99 at Dutch Kills, Queens County Long Island, New York Colony, the daughter of Cornelis Jochems Andriesen and Annetje Opdyck. [1] She and three of her siblings (Abraham, Bartholomew, and Andrew) were baptized at Hopewell, New Jersey, on 6 June 1710 by Rev. Paulus van Vleq, a domine from a Reformed Dutch Church in Bucks County, Pennsylvania.[2]

She died on 12 Aug 1785 in Cana, Davie Co., North Carolina. [3] She was buried at Eaton's Baptist Church. [4]

Rebecca’s husband predeceased her. During widowhood, she lived with a married daughter [5]

Rebecca Catherine "Annah" ANDERSON (baptized Rebecka Andriesen) Father: Cornelias ANDERSON b: BEF 26 Sep 1670 in Elizabethtown, , New Jersey Mother: Annetie Anna Catherine OPDYCKE b: EST 1674 in Dutch Kills, Queens, New York Marriage 1 Thomas SMITH , Sr. b: 20 Nov 1677 in Hopewell, Mercer, New Jersey Married: 1718 in , Rowan, North Carolina, USA Children Has Children Andrew SMITH b: 30 Dec 1718 in Hopewell, Mercer, New Jersey Has Children Thomas SMITH , Jr. b: 1720 in Hopewell, Mercer, New Jersey Has No Children James SMITH b: 1725/1735 in Hopewell, Mercer, New Jersey Has Children Catherine SMITH b: 6 Apr 1735 in Hopewell, Mercer, New Jersey Has No Children Samuel SMITH b: 1737 in , Frederick, Virginia Has Children John SMITH b: 1744 in Frederick Creek, Frederick, Virginia Has Children Anderson John SMITH b: 1745/1746 in , Frederick, Virginia Has Children Francina Seagraves SMITH b: 1746 in , , Virginia Has No Children Elijah SMITH b: 1748 in Hopewell, Mercer, New Jersey

From Find A Grave: Memorial #49076126 He [Cornelius Anderson, son of Joachim Andrieszen] married Annetje Opdyck in 1690 in Hopewell Twp. They had eight children: Eliakim in 1690, John, Abraham, Cornelius in 1698, Rebecca in 1700, Bartholomew in 1706, Andrew about 1710 and Fransinah about 1714. The birth years of the other two are unknown

From Going Home for History, Wilkes County, North Carolina Vannoy Family Children of John Vannoy (1644-abt.1699) and Rachel Cornwall (m. about 1685, NY) 2. Francis Vannoy (1688-1774) m. Rebecca Anderson (1699-1774, Hopewell, Hunterton, NJ), d/o Cornelius Anderson and Annetje Catherine Opdyke/Updyke[6]

From rootsweb The Harold Fisher Family - PLUS
According to the ROWN COUNTY REGISTER article on the PITT/SMITH BIBLE by Gloria Smith Padach in 1994 (pp 2049-2056), Rebecca (Anderson) Smith was buried in the Cedar Creek area of Rowan County, where she lived wi th her daughter and son-in-law, Fancian and Charles Hunt. She is buried in Eaton's Baptist Cemetary in present day Davie County, NC, where her headstone states she died August 12, 1785, age 86 years.[7] From [Rev. Morgan Edwards, Materials Towards a History of the Baptists, II:106].[8] Thomas Smith who rebelled so strongly in Hopewell that he became fugitive, died at his home on Swearing Creek. His widow, Rebecca, many years his junior, lived to see more wagon trains arrive, some with neighbors and kin from Hopewell, including the Baptist Stouts, Eatons and Merrells. She was there c1752 when a huge wagon train brought several hundred people, including most of the congregation of Scotch Plains Baptist Church from Essex County, New Jersey, and undoubtedly heard sermons in 1755 by that church's visiting minister, "Rev. (Benjamin) Miller-(who) spent several weeks at the Jersey Church for the colony was made up of many persons from his neighborhood.-"'

Name Rebecka Andriesen Gender Female Event Type Christening Event Date 06 Jun 1710 Event Place REFORMED NETHER DUTCH CHURCH,SOUTHAMPTON,BUCKS,PENNSYLVANIA Father's Name Kornelis Andriesen Mother's Name Annetye Opdyck Citation "Pennsylvania Births and Christenings, 1709-1950," database, FamilySearch ( : 9 December 2014), Rebecka Andriesen, 06 Jun 1710; Christening, citing REFORMED NETHER DUTCH CHURCH,SOUTHAMPTON,BUCKS,PENNSYLVANIA; FHL microfilm 20,338. comments Was she married 1st to Francis Vannoy? Was she the widow of the 1st John Smith or his son John "Thomas" Smith? Was Francina Smith Hunt a daughter in law? Reference: FamilySearch Genealogy - SmartCopy: Dec 6 2016, 7:31:34 UTC


  1. Research of Gary Smith-53226
  2. Opdyke, Charles Wilson. The Op Dyck genealogy, containing the Opdyck--Opdycke--Updyke--Updike American descendents of the Wesel and Holland families. Albany, N. Y., Printed for Charles W. Opdyke, Leonard E. Opdycke and William S. Opdyke, by Weed, Parsons & Co. 1889. page 184.
  3. Research of Gary Smith-53226
  4. Pat Patterson's Smith Descendancy homepage
  5. Pat Patterson's Smith Descendancy homepage
  6. Going Home for History, Wilkes County, North Carolina (contains no sources) part of Wilkes County Family Pages
  7. ROWN COUNTY ?REGISTER article on the PITT/SMITH BIBLE by Gloria Smith Padach in 1994 (pp 2049-2056),
  8. Rev. Morgan Edwards, Materials Towards a History of the Baptists, II:106
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This is likely a very interesting pioneer family. The bio consists of paragraphs pasted from other websites. The Baptist Records are stored at Furman University, Greenville, South Carolina. Other records will be stored in Raleigh, NC.

If the bio is rewritten with inline citations, the facts will become clearer. The sources which are not acceptable for pre-1700 profiles should be replaced.

posted by Paula J
Anderson-34797 and Anderson-646 appear to represent the same person because: Same person. The death location was the only discrepancy noted when the last merge proposal was rejected. However, that's not really a discrepancy, since Davie County was formed from a part of Rowan County in 1836.
posted by Ellen Smith
I am pretty sure that he did not have 2 daughters by the same name (Rebecca Catherina (Anderson) Smith) as Leslie pointed out in Feb (even though it appears there were 2 Annetje Opdyck women in the previous generation).
posted by Karen Wendell
Anderson-34797 and Anderson-646 are not ready to be merged because: Death locations are different, dates are the same
posted by Katrina Whitaker
Anderson-646 and Anderson-34797 appear to represent the same person because: In Tree Twice
Anderson-14753 and Anderson-11734 appear to represent the same person because: Same birth and death dates
posted by Sally Stovall
Hi, MG - I see the sibling names, Anna Smith, Jean Smith, Margaret Smith, William Smith, Thomas Smith and John Smith, looking very much like the names posted for Andrew Smith, V (I believe). --- And, to the contrary, the children of Annah' and John actually were Andrew SMITH, Lt. 1718–1773, Hon. Thomas SMITH, II 1720–1751, James John SMITH, Major 1730–1781, Catherine SMITH 1735–1811, Samuel Smith b. 1737, Anderson John Smith 1743–1809, John SMITH, Jr. 1744–1800, and Francian 'Francina' Smith 1746–1811. --- Cheers, Gary Smith-53226 (Will I never stop talking? -- Addendum: 'Annah" was born 6 Jan 1698/99 in Dutch Kills ('creeks'), Queens Co., Long Island, New York Colony, dying 12 Aug 1785 in Cana, Davie Co., North Carolina. -- [finis]
posted by [Living Smith]