Rachel King

1814–2 December 1897 (Age 83)
Fayette, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life 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 35. 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 Election Precinct, Edwards, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

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

Spouse and Children

Pennsylvania, United States


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Parents and Siblings



    Susan King


    Josiah King


    Enos King


    Rachel King


    Mary King


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World Events (8)


Age 2

Indiana is the 19th state.
1816 · Constitutional Convention Held

Age 2

A constitutional convention was held on June 10, 1816, at Corydon to discuss statehood. Thirty-four delegates, with Jonathan Jennings presiding, passed a resolution to proceed writing the state’s constitution. The constitution was completed on June 29, 1816, and became effective on the same day.
1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 22

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

1 English and Scottish: nickname from Middle English king, Old English cyning ‘king’ (originally merely a tribal leader, from Old English cyn(n) ‘tribe’, ‘race’ + the Germanic suffix -ing). The word was already used as a byname before the Norman Conquest, and the nickname was common in the Middle Ages, being used to refer to someone who conducted himself in a kingly manner, or one who had played the part of a king in a pageant, or one who had won the title in a tournament. In other cases it may actually have referred to someone who served in the king's household. The American surname has absorbed several European cognates and equivalents with the same meaning, for example German König ( see Koenig ), Swiss German Küng, French Leroy . It is also found as an Ashkenazic Jewish surname, of ornamental origin.2 Chinese 金: variant of Jin 1.3 Chinese 景, 荆, 井, 金: see Jing .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Rachel Strawn in household of Jesse C Strawn, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Rachel Strawn in household of Jessee Strawn, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Rachel Strawn in household of W R Strawn, "United States Census, 1880"

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