Rachel Asher

about 1770–about 1870 (Age 100)
Carter, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Rachel

Rachel Asher was born about 1770, in Carter, Tennessee, United States as the daughter of Elizabeth Coosenbury. She married Benjamin Graves about 1794, in Carter, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 8 daughters. She lived in Monroe, Tennessee, United States in 1850. She died about 1870, in Carter, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 100.

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Family Time Line

Benjamin Graves
1767–1856
Rachel Asher
1770–1870
Marriage: about 1794
Ada Graves
1801–1860
NANCY GRAVES
James Graves
1803–
Millie Graves
1805–
Mary Graves
1808–1889
William R Graves
1811–1898
Elizabeth Graves
1812–1861
Joseph Graves
1814–1880
Abraham James Graves
1816–1891
Margaret Peggy Graves
1822–1913
ADDIE GRAVES
1823–1860
REhOBA R Graves
1825–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
about 1794
Carter, Tennessee, United States
children

(12)

    Ada Graves

    Female1801–1860Female

    James Graves

    Male1803–Male

    Millie Graves

    Female1805–Female

    Mary Graves

    Female1808–1889Female

    William R Graves

    Male1811–1898Male

+7 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(3)

World Events (8)

1776

Age 6

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 6

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""
1796 · Tennessee Becomes a State

Age 26

On June 1, 1796, Tennessee became the 16th state.

Name Meaning

1 English (mainly Sussex and Hampshire): topographic name denoting someone dwelling by an ash tree, from Middle English asche ‘ash tree’ + the habitational suffix -er.2 Jewish: from the Hebrew personal name Asher ‘blessed’.3 Americanized spelling of German Ascher .

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

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Sources (1)

  • Rachael Graves in household of Benjamin Graves, "United States Census, 1850"

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