Rachel King

Brief Life History of Rachel

When Rachel King was born in 1814, in Fayette, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, George King, was 40 and her mother, Catherine B. Stickel, was 36. She married Jesse Coldren Strawhen in 1836, in Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Jefferson Township, Fayette, Pennsylvania, United States for about 10 years and Edinburgh, Blue River Township, Johnson, Indiana, United States in 1880. She died on 2 December 1897, in Albion, Edwards, Illinois, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Graceland Cemetery, Albion 1 Precinct, Edwards, Illinois, United States.

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Jesse Coldren Strawhen
Rachel King
Marriage: 1836
George K Strawn
Hannah C Strawn
William Rodman Strawn
Boone Strawn
Dr Enos King Strawn
Judge Halbert Jacob Strawn

Sources (8)

  • Rachel Strawn in household of Jesse C Strawn, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Rachel King Strawn, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Rachel King in entry for Enos King Strawn, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"

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World Events (8)


Indiana is the 19th state.


Historical Boundaries: 1818: Edwards, Illinois Territory, United States 1818: Edwards, Illinois, United States

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

Name Meaning

English: nickname from Middle English king ‘king’ (Old English cyning, cyng), perhaps acquired by someone with kingly qualities or as a pageant name by someone who had acted the part of a king or had been chosen as the master of ceremonies or ‘king’ of an event such as a tournament, festival or folk ritual. In North America, the surname King has absorbed several European cognates and equivalents with the same meaning, for example German König (see Koenig ) and Küng, French Roy , Slovenian, Croatian, or Serbian Kralj , Polish Krol . It is also very common among African Americans. It is also found as an artificial Jewish surname.

English: occasionally from the Middle English personal name King, originally an Old English nickname from the vocabulary word cyning, cyng ‘king’.

Irish: adopted for a variety of names containing the syllable (which means ‘king’ in Irish).

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

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