How can I find info on a Rebecca Jane Moore Giddings? She is my dads grandmother.?

All I can find is she married Perry Clark Giddings. I found in a book Giddings in America the first 6 generations. She is listed as Jennie Moore, And on marriage license she was Rebeca Jane Moore. She was born Oct 21,1859 to 1862 in Adams County But I do not have a State. I do not know her parents. On a 1880 Census one of her kids list her as born in Indiana. One says Illinois, She is suppoed to have died on May 1st through 4th 1911 she drakn Lewis LYE. And her daughter one says Bessie., One says Albertha. But my grandma's name is Bertha Mae Giddings. I have tried tracing Rebecca through Bertha find nothing. And I can not find nothing on her. She is supposed tohave had 8 chilren and had several miscarriages my sister said that Perry and Rebecca had at least 10 or 12 kids. But getting no place on this.


Ok Samuel and Perry listed in 1880 Samuel is Perry's father. Some of Bertha's sibling are supposed to be Arthur Milton Giddings born 1885 in Missouri, and Died Jan.6 1966 I just found those dates on Missouri SSDI, and Clarence Elmer Giddings Born Aug 1882 in Quincy Illinois, Died Feb 1966 in Duluth Minnesota. Esther or Ethel Louise ( went by Lou) Giddings 1889 in Illinois died in California. Then there was a Julia Etta Gidding died 12 or 13 months old NO DATES, Etta Edith died 12 or 13 months old, Perry Giddings almost 2 year old son of Perry Giggings died Oct 21,1881 buried Mounds Cemetery. But do not have any other names. But some children are born to Perry and Jennie Moore Giddings, Some are born to Perry and J. Moore Giddings, And my grandma Bertha is the only one Born to Perry Clark giddings and Rebecca Jane Moore. But the person who told me this has found NO Documents and has a blocked email address.

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Rebecca Jane Moore

    B: 1862 , , Illinois

    Marriage: 15 NOV 1879 ,Brown, Illinois to

    Perry Clark Giddings (Father: Samuel Newell Giddings, b: 17 Sep 1817, Kinsman Twp., Trumbull Co., OH & Mother: Julia Elma Bobbitt** --Born: 1820 in Switzerland, Indiana, ; Died: 12 Dec 1877 in Pea Ridge, Illinois; Married: 23 Jul 1842 in Overton, Tennessee)

    B: 1851, Pea Ridge Township, Brown Co., IL

    [**I also saw her name listed as LULA E BABBIT; LULA E BABBITT; & GULIEME BOBBITT]

    Perry Clark GIDDINGS

    b. 21 Sep 1849

    d. July 30,1928 [from a note you posted], Schuyler Co., IL


    Rebecca Jane MOORE

    Their children:

    Bertha Mae GIDDINGS b: 30 AUG 1893 in Clayton, Adams Co., IL; d. 19 FEB 1978 Macomb, Mcdonough County, Illinois ;Burial: 22 FEB 1978, Schuyler County, Illinois; Marriage--Harry WARDELL b: 6 AUG 1882 in Schuyler Co., IL

    Perry's Siblings:

    Laura M. GIDDINGS

    Mary E. GIDDINGS

    Susan Elizabeth GIDDINGS

    William Parker GIDDINGS


    Clarke Giddings

    Birth: 11 JUN 1782 in Hartland, Hartford, Connecticut

    Death: 26 FEB 1868 in Pea Ridge, Illinois,

    Married: 26 FEB 1807 in Barkhamsted, Litchfield, Connecticut to

    Susanna Perkins (PARENTS: Johnson P Perkins b: 01 MAY 1816 in Helton Creek, Ashe, North Carolina & Catherine Johnson b: 26 SEP 1820 in Ashe, North Carolina)

    Birth: 17 APR 1786 in Ashe, North Carolina

    Death: 11 AUG 1825 in Kinsman, Trumbull, Ohio


    1,George Hall Giddings b: 24 JUL 1820 in Kinsman, Trumbull, Ohio, USA

    2. Calvin Perkins Giddings b: 06 FEB 1808

    3. Sarah Giddings b: 05 OCT 1810

    4.Salmon C Giddings b: 10 JUN 1813, Kinsman, Trumbull, Ohio (twin)

    5...Almon Gideon Giddings b: 10 JUN 1813 in Kinsman, Trumbull, Ohio (twin)

    6..Erastus Pitkin Giddings b: 01 AUG 1813

    7. Samuel Newell Giddings b: 17 SEP 1817 in Kinsman, Trumbull, Ohio,

    8. Homer Alanson Giddings b: 20 AUG 1822 in Kinsman, Trumbull, Ohio,

    9. Austin Reed Giddings b: 02 SEP 1824 in Kinsman, Trumbull, Ohio

    Goes back from Perry's GRANDPARENTS to 5th GREAT-GRANDPARENTS (#32. George Giddings. Click on his father, #64, John Giddings & the word " Ahnentafel " opens up to ANOTHER 2 generations to ( to John's father--Michael Giddings was born 1564 in N Chapham,Bedfordshire,England, and died 02 APR 1615 in Clapham,Bedfordshire Co.,England, his wife & 7 children) United States Federal Census

    Name: Rebeca Giddings

    Home in 1880: Pea Ridge, Brown, Illinois

    Age: 18

    Estimated birth year: abt 1862

    Birthplace: Illinois

    Relation to Head of Household: Wife

    Spouse's name: Perry C.

    Occupation: Keeping House

    Marital Status: Married

    Race: White

    Gender: Female

    Household Members: Name Age

    Samuel Giddings 62

    Perry C. Giddings 28

    Rebeca Giddings 18 (marked she could not write; parents birthplace unknown)


    1. Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809-1894) --American Author, & Physician; wrote the famous poem "Old Ironsides" about a U.S. naval ship. The ship later was made a monument; he also coined the word "anesthesia." --6th Cousin to Samual.; 3 of 5 stars verifiable.

    2. Mark Twain (1835-1910)--American Author noted for " Adventures of Tom Sawyer."; 4 of 5 stars.

    3. First Lady "Bess" Truman--(1885-1982) ; full name Elizabeth Virginia Wallace Truman; Samual's

    5th Cousin 3 times removed (4 of 5 stars).

    4. First Lady Mamie Eisenhower (1896-1979) --wife of Pres. Dwight D. Eisenhower; 4 of 5 stars

    5. 21st President Chester Alan Arthur (1830-1886) --6th Cousin 1 times removed (4 of 5 stars)

    6. American Actor John Wayne (1907-1979) was named Marion Robert Morrison at birth. His parents later changed his name to Marion Michael Morrison. He starred in many different movies including "True Grit", "The Alamo", and "The Green Berets". 5th Cousin 4 times removed ; 4 of 5 stars.

    7. Ray Bradbury (1920-)--American Author known for science-fiction novels "The Martian Chronicles" & "Farenheit 451."--5th Cousin 3 times removed ; 4 of 5 stars.

    (There are several others listed on the page, including actors, writers, and Presidents/First Ladies.)

    Bertha's brother Arthur from SSDI at

    Arthur GIDDINGS

    Birth Date: 26 Aug 1885

    Death Date: Jan 1966

    Social Security Number: 499-01-3474

    State or Territory Where Number Was Issued: Missouri

    Death Residence Localities

    ZIP Code: 63104

    Localities: Saint Louis, Saint Louis Countyy Missouri

    Clarence GIDDINGS

    Birth Date: 15 Aug 1882

    Death Date: Feb 1966

    Social Security Number: 470-07-5736

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I found a little.

    1880: Pea Ridge, Brown, Illinois; Roll T9_176; Family History Film: 1254176; Page: 525.4000; Enumeration District: 37; Image: 0693.

    Samuel Giddings 62 head

    Perry C. Giddings 28 son, Ill, Oh, Ky

    Rebeca Giddings 18 wife Ill, --, --

    Giddings, Perry to Moore, Rebecca, 18 Nov 1879 in Brown County

    The Mormons have the marriage record extracted. Perry's parents are

    Samuel Giddings and Julie E. Babbit. Rebecca's aren't listed, which means they probably aren't on the marriage license, which means in turn you probably should not buy a copy.

    Perry is on half a dozen data bases on RWWC.

    He dies in 1895, supposedly.

    I looked for her on the 1900 but didn't find her. Without birth years for the children she is impossible to find.

  • 1 decade ago

    When was your grandmother born? Do you know any of her siblings names?

    Rebeca in the 1880 census list her parents with unknown birth places.

  • 5 years ago

    Have you looked in the 1870 census? She should be listed with her parents. You can also try the local newspaper, which may have her obituary in its files. The county library and hsitorical society may also have back newspaper files or excerpts.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Expand apon what you can find here just by searching her name then try Google of people kin to them and them themselves i did this and i found my

    Great Great Great Great Great Grandfather Born in the 1700's and even now know where his tomb stone is!

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