Rebecca B. Lamon Cromwell

Virginia records show that Rebecca B. Lamon married Edward Cromwell on October 8th 1832.

The 1850 U.S. Federal Census shows the daughters of John and Ruth Lamon living together in Danville.  Ruth Chenoweth Lamon had died in 1849 and their father John C. Lamon had died in 1846.  The Census lists Mary Lamon (age 33), Ann Lamon (age 30), Rebecca Cromwell (age 35), Ellen Lamon(age 18), and Lucy Lamon (age 16).

The 1860 Census shows Rebecca Cromwell (age 36), living in Catlin township near her cousin Anna Ward Morgan.


On Sunday morning February 8th, at the residence of her son-in-law, Mr. D. D. Evans, Mrs. Rebecca B. Cromwell.

Mrs. Cromwell was born in Berkeley Co., Va. in 1817; was united in marriage to Dr. E. A. Cromwell when she was but 16 years old; removed to Kentucky in 1839 and thence to Danville in 1840.  She has taught in public and private in this city for over thirty years.   She leaves one daughter, Mrs. Evans, and one brother, Dr. Lemon.  She was a lady highly esteemed by all who knew her, and in her death the profession of teaching loses one of its brightest orniments, and society a useful and congenial member.

From The Danville Commercial - Thursday February 12, 1874

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