Rebecca (Pabodie) Southworth
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Rebecca (Pabodie) Southworth (1660 - 1702)

Rebecca Southworth formerly Pabodie aka Peabody, Paybodie
Born in Duxbury, Plymouth Colonymap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married about 1680 (to Dec 1702) in Duxbury, Plymouth Colonymap
Descendants descendants
Died at age 42 in Little Compton, Newport County, Rhode Islandmap
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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.[1][2]

Rebecca was married about 1680 probably in Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts to William Southworth.[3][2] The marriage was not recorded in the Duxbury Vital Records. William, son of Constant and Elizabeth (Collier) Southworth.[2] He remarried, after Rebecca's death, Martha (Kirtland) Blage, widow of Joseph. He and Martha had two more children: Gideon Southworth, born 21 Mar 1707 and Andrew Southworth, born 12 Dec 1709[4][2]

In 1679, William Pabodie of Duxborrow conveyed "my part of two fifty acre lotts" at Saconet (ie Little Compton) to William Southworth.[2] [Bristol Co LR 1:296] Research Note: ? price ? was this before Southworth married Pabodie's daughter so just coincidence?

William Pabodie, her father, had an estate of £407. He left the land to his sons (some after wife's decease), and left his daughters, Mary, Mercey, Martha, Ruth, Sarah, Hannah, Lidia (also received a pair of green curtains), the heirs of Elizabeth and the heirs of Rebecca only one shilling each. However, he did leave Stephen, Rebecca's son, two pieces of land.[2][5] [Bristol Co. PR 2:193-95 this isn't the same citation from MD]

Rebecca passed away on 23 Dec 1702 in Little Compton, Newport County, Rhode Island,[4] and was buried there at Old Commons Burial Ground[6] 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".[7] Note, the printed vital records and her tombstone disagree on her death date by 2 days.

William Southworth, of Little Compton, died on 25 Jun 1719.[4] His will was dated 8 May 1719 and proved 24 Aug 1719. His will named Martha, his wife, sons Benjamin, Joseph, Edward, Samuel, Nathaniel, Thomas, Stephen, Gideon and Andrew, daughters Elizabeth Little and Ales Coock, grandsons William and Constant Southworth.[2] [Bristol Co PR 3:575-76, 4:96 and original file]

Nine children were born to them while they were residing at Little Compton, Newport County, Rhode Island:[4] The children were all baptized at Bristol 29 June 1701.[2][TAG 69:186]

  1. Benjamin Southworth, b: 18 Apr 1681; m.
  2. Joseph Southworth, b: 01 Feb 1683; d: 20 Apr 1739
  3. Southworth-2104Edward Southworth, b: 23 Nov 1684
  4. Southworth-107Elizabeth Southworth, b: 23 Sep 1686
  5. Alice Southworth, b: 14 July 1688
  6. Samuel Southworth, b: 26 Dec 1690
  7. Nathaniel Southworth, b: 31 Oct 1692
  8. Thomas Southworth, b: 13 Dec 1694
  9. Stephen Southworth, b: 31 Mar 1696

Research Notes

Contains all the Silver book info pertaining to Rebecca. Needs some probate see [...] look up. sketch has more on William and the children. B-404 08:29, 25 January 2023 (UTC)


  1. "Vital records of Duxbury, Massachusetts, to the year 1850" published by the New England Historic Genealogical of Boston, MA in 1911; citing birth p114.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 Woodworth-Barnes, Esther Littlefield (comp.) Williams, Alicia Crane (ed.) Mayflower Families Through Five Generations. Volume 16, Part 1, Family of John Alden, (Plymouth, Massachusetts: General Society of Mayflower Descendants, 2002.) pp. 71-74.
  3. "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.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 Arnold, James N. Vital record of Rhode Island, 1636-1850 : a family register for the people. 21 volumes. Download at Family Search (Providence [Rhode Island] : Narragansett Historical, 1891-1912.) vol 4: 6: 168
  5. Bowman, George Ernest (transcriber), "William Pabodie's Will and Inventory," The Mayflower descendant : a quarterly magazine of Pilgrim genealogy and history, Vol 6, (Boston : Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants, 1899) pp. 129-135; digital images, Internet Archive link : accessed 13 Jan 2023; cites Bristol PR 2:268-269.
  6. Find A Grave: Memorial #6774247 for Rebekah (Pabodie) Southworth, buried: Old Commons Burial Ground, Little Compton, Newport County, Rhode Island.
  7. "Cemetery Inscriptions in Little Compton Rhode Island" New England Historical and Genealogical Record 115:264 (1961); digital image, Link at AmericanAncestors ($).
  • "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.
  • Alden Kindred of America Inc. of Duxbury, MA. Rebecca Pabodie (Link via Wayback Machine, capture date 18 Nov 2021.)
  • "Southworths (Southards) Descendants of Constant Southworth" by Samuel G. Webber in 1905.
  • "Chesebro Genealogy" by Larry Chesebro in online database for ancestors of Susan Carhart
  • WorldTree database by Bruce Pusch
  • World Family Tree v1 edition#1 on Family Archive CD by Brøderbund Software Inc. in 1997.
  • American Marriages
  • Mary Lanford Taylor Alden. "Elizabeth (alden) Pabodie and Descendants." Salem: Eben Putnam. 1897. Pps. 7, 16-18.

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Pabodie-187 and Pabodie-12 appear to represent the same person because: dups with SAME husband
posted by N Gauthier