Rebecca Otway (nee Abrahams) married William Otway in San Francisco on 28 July 1852. The Otways travelled to New York via Panama, then purchased land in Florida and commenced building a house, but then sold the land and were soon back in New York "for the purpose of going to Australia". They arrived at Melbourne as the only two passengers on board the freight vessel Kleber on 27 December 1853 and arrived at Ballarat three weeks later.
Their son, Willie Dow Otway, was born in 1855 at Steiglitz.Rebecca Otway died at Queenscliff in 1911.
- Corfield, J.,Wickham, D., & Gervasoni, C. The Eureka Encyclopaedia, Ballarat Heritage Services, 2004.