Rebecca was born in 1838 in Cabell County, Virginia. She was the child of William Lovejoy and Docia Stowers. She was married three times, and had 7 children. She died in 1876 at the age of 38.
Her first marriage was at 17 years old. Her unsound died by the time she was 22. At the same time the Southern states secedes from the United States. In 1865 on April 5th. Rebecca married Luke G. Adkins, she was 27 years old.
In 1876 Rebecca died. She is buried in Lincoln County, West Virginia.