Rebecca Pabodie was born on 16 Oct 1660 in Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts. Her parents were Elizabeth (Alden) and William Pabodie. A duplicate record lists her name as Deborah.
Rebecca was married about 1680 in Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts to William Southworth. The marriage was not recorded in the Duxbury Vital Records. Nine children were born to them while they were residing at Little Compton, Newport County, Rhode Island:
Benjamin Southworth, b: 18 Apr 1681
Joseph Southworth, b: 01 Feb 1683; d: 20 Apr 1739
Edward Southworth, b: 23 Nov 1684
Elizabeth Southworth, b: 23 Sep 1686
Alice Southworth, b: 14 July 1688
Samuel Southworth, b: 26 Dec 1690
Nathaniel Southworth, b: 31 Oct 1692
Thomas Southworth, b: 13 Dec 1694
Stephen Southworth, b: 31 Mar 1698
Rebecca passed away on 23 Dec 1702 in Little Compton, Newport County, Rhode Island, and was buried there at Old Commons Burial Ground with the gravestone inscription ... "Here lyeth interred the body of Rebeka, the wife of Captain William Southworth who departed this life Dec ye 25th in the 43d year of her age, 1702".
The printed vital records and her tombstone disagree on her death date by 2 days.
Rebecca's widowed husband William remarried and had two more children by his second wife:
↑ "The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England 1620-1633" by Robert Charles Anderson & published in 3 volumes by New England Historic Genealogical Society in 1995; available in
online database as of 2010.
↑ Find A Grave: Memorial #6774247 for Rebekah (Pabodie) Southworth, buried: Old Commons Burial Ground, Little Compton, Newport County, Rhode Island.
↑ "Cemetery Inscriptions in Little Compton Rhode Island" by New England Historical and Genealogical Record in 1961.
"History of Stonington, Connecticut" 1649-1900 by Richard Anson Wheeler & Press of the Day Publishing Company of New London, Connecticut in 1900.
"Mayflower Families through Five Generations" v16 part#1/3 by Esther Littleford Woodworth-Barnes and Alicia Crane Williams & published by General Society of Mayflower Descendants of Boston, MA in 2002; for John Alden.
It may be possible to confirm family relationships with Rebecca by comparing test results with other carriers of her mitochondrial DNA.
Mitochondrial DNA test-takers in the direct maternal line: