Rachel Ross

10 April 1798–before 1850 (Age 51)
Tioga, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Rachel

When Rachel Ross was born on 10 April 1798, in Tioga, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, David Ross, was 26 and her mother, Phoebe Hamilton, was 24. She married John E. Shawver on 6 November 1817, in Bath, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She died before 1850, in Virginia, United States, at the age of 50.

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Family Time Line

John E. Shawver
1794–1882
Rachel Ross
1798–1850
Marriage: 6 November 1817
James H. Shawver
1820–1862
Harriett Jan Shawver
1832–
Jerusha A. " Rusia" Shawver
1835–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
6 November 1817
Bath, Virginia, United States
children

(3)

    Male1820–1862Male

    Harriett Jan Shawver

    Female1832–Female

    Jerusha A. " Rusia" Shawver

    Male1835–Male

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(12)

+7 More Children

World Events (8)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 2

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.
1803

Age 5

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.
1812

Age 14

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish and English (of Norman origin): habitational name for someone from Rots near Caen in Normandy, probably named with the Germanic element rod ‘clearing’. Compare Rhodes . This was the original home of a family de Ros, who were established in Kent in 1130 .2 Scottish and English: habitational name from any of various places called Ross or Roos(e), deriving the name from Welsh rhós ‘upland’ or moorland, or from a British ancestor of this word, which also had the sense ‘promontory’. This is the sense of the cognate Gaelic word ros. Known sources of the surname include Roos in Humberside (formerly in East Yorkshire) and the region of northern Scotland known as Ross. Other possible sources are Ross-on-Wye in Herefordshire, Ross in Northumbria (which is on a promontory), and Roose in Lancashire3 English and German: from the Germanic personal name Rozzo, a short form of the various compound names with the first element hrōd ‘renown’, introduced into England by the Normans in the form Roce.

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

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