Rebecca Drayton died when she was 20 years old, so has no direct descendants to remember her. I have many relatives, who did not have children or died young so therefore have no descendants. I make a point of remembering them.
Rebecca is the youngest sister of my Great Great Grandmother, Charlotte Drayton. Rebecca ws born on the 22nd of February 1864 at Bealiba, a small farming and mining community in Victoria Australia. On her birth certificate, her father, Samuel Drayton, is listed as a 43 year old Tailor from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, America. Her mother is listed as 40 year old Sarah Drayton "formerly Boothy" [should be Boothroyd] from Yorkshire England.
Neither Samuel nor Sarah could write so it is unlikely that they could read either and therefore it is unlikely that they would realise that their names are spelled incorrectly on many of their records.
|Excerpt of Death Record of Rebecca Drayton|
Rebecca is buried at the "New Melbourne Cemetery", which was established in 1852.
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