Rachel Catherine Tenney

13 September 1821–22 March 1861 (Age 39)
Pendleton, Virginia, United States

The Life of Rachel Catherine

When Rachel Catherine Tenney was born on 13 September 1821, in Pendleton, Virginia, United States, her father, Samuel C Tenney, was 29 and her mother, Dorcas Eva Rohrbough, was 28. She married Watson Westfall on 28 June 1838, in Lewis, West Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 7 daughters. She lived in Lewis, Virginia, United States in 1850 and Upshur, Virginia, United States in 1860. She died on 22 March 1861, in Upshur, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 39, and was buried in Washington Magisterial District, Upshur, West Virginia, United States.

Photos & Memories (1)

Do you know this person? Do you have a story about her you would like to share? Sign in or Create a FREE Account

Family Time Line

Watson Westfall
1818–1892
Rachel Catherine Tenney
1821–1861
Marriage: 28 June 1838
Rev Jasper Newton Westfall
1840–1890
Westfall
1860–1860
Rev. Samuel Tenney Westfall
1843–1904
George Washington Westfall
1845–1862
Dorcas Elizabeth Westfall
1846–1900
Granville Dayton Westfall
1848–1908
Oliver Westfall
1850–1911
Rebecca Ann Westfall
1851–1932
Alvin B. Westfall
1853–1915
Alizie M. Westfall
1853–
Rachel Katherine Westfall
1856–
Sarah K. Westfall
1857–
Ruhama A Westfall
1860–1898
Westfall
1860–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
28 June 1838
Lewis, West Virginia, United States
children

(14)

+9 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Male1792–1856Male

    Dorcas Eva Rohrbough

    Female1793–1881Female

siblings

(8)

+3 More Children

World Events (7)

1824 · """Mary Randolph Publishes """"The Virginia Housewife"""""""

Age 3

“The Virginia Housewife” was published by Mary Randolph. It was the first cookbook published in America. 
1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 4

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 11

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

Name Meaning

English (Yorkshire): from a medieval personal name, a diminutive of Dennis 1.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Rachael Westfall in household of Watson Westfall, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Rachel Westfall in household of Watson Westfall, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Rachel Finney in entry for Alvin B Westfall, "Ohio, Deaths, 1908-1953"

Find more of your family story

As a non-profit, we offer free help to anyone looking to learn the details of their family story.

Create a free account to view more about your family.
Create a free account
Share this with your family and friends.