Joseph Rakestraw

23 April 1732–10 May 1794 (Age 62)
Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, British Colonial America

The Life of Joseph

When Joseph Rakestraw was born on 23 April 1732, in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, British Colonial America, his father, Joseph Rakestraw, was 34 and his mother, Elizabeth Fox, was 25. He married Rachel Ogilby in 1757. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 2 daughters. He registered for military service in 1777. He died on 10 May 1794, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 62.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Rakestraw
1732–1794
Rachel Ogilby
1737–1786
Marriage: 1757
Justinian Rakestraw
1758–1762
Rebecca Rakestraw
1759–1813
John Rakestraw
1759–1820
Joseph Rakestraw
1765–1810
Hannah Rakestraw
1768–1842
John Rakestraw
1769–1859
Rakestraw
1773–1863

Spouse and Children

    Male1732–1794Male

    Rachel Ogilby

    Female1737–1786Female

MARRIAGE
1757
children

(7)

+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Joseph Rakestraw

    Male1698–1750Male

    Female1707–Female

siblings

(6)

    John Rakestraw

    Male1728–1787Male

    Hannah Rakestraw

    Female1729–1824Female

    Male1732–1794Male

    William Rakestraw

    Male1734–1750Male

    Elizabeth Rakestraw

    Female1736–1779Female

+1 More Child

World Events (4)

1776

Age 44

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776

Age 44

The Declaration of Independence was signed in Philadelphia on July 4, 1776. The liberty bell was first rung here to Celebrate this important document.
1781 · The First Constitution

Age 49

Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.

Name Meaning

1 English: nickname for a scavenger, from Old English racian ‘to rake’ + strēaw ‘straw’.2 Americanized spelling of German Rockstroh .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (2)

  • Joseph Rakestraw, "United States Rosters of Revolutionary War Soldiers and Sailors, 1775-1783"
  • Joseph Rakestraw, "Pennsylvania, Births and Christenings, 1709-1950"

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