Rebecca (Tupper) Downie

Rebecca Harcourt (Tupper) Downie (1837 - 1924)

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Rebecca Harcourt Downie formerly Tupper
Born in Aylesford,
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died in Groveland, MAmap
Profile last modified 9 Aug 2018 | Created 16 Jun 2008
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Rebecca was born in 1837 in Aylesford, Nova Scotia. (According to Beck (Bartlett) Nally, the year was 1839. Which is right?)

According to Beck (Bartlett) Nally, "Rebecca Tupper and Edward Manning Downie lived in Nova Scotia. Edward was a mariner. Rebecca's grandfather was killed in a shipwreck. After Edward was in a shipwreck, they moved to Maine and later to Massachusetts."

Census (1870) Maine, United States

At age 75 and age 85, at the time of the 1910 and 1920 censuses, Rebecca was living with her daughter Louisa and their family in Haverhill, Massachusetts.

She passed away in Groveland, Massachusetts, after surviving her husband by over 20 years and living to the age of 87.


  • "United States Census, 1870," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 12 April 2016), Rebecca H Downie in household of Edward M Downie, Maine, United States; citing p. 29, family 210, NARA microfilm publication M593 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 552,061.

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