Rachel Nichols

Female10 March 1712–19 September 1791

Brief Life History of Rachel

When Rachel Nichols was born on 10 March 1712, in Amesbury, Essex, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Thomas Nichols, was 41 and her mother, Jane Jameson, was 39. She married Roger Eastman Jr on 8 December 1730, in Amesbury, Essex, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 3 daughters. She died on 19 September 1791, in Newton, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Newton, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States.

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Roger Eastman Jr
Rachel Nichols
Marriage: 8 December 1730
Hannah Eastman
Roger Eastman
Jane Eastman
Judith Eastman
Thomas Eastman
Stephen S Eastman
Samuel Eastman
Ichabod Eastman
Nicholas Eastman
Isaac Eastman

Sources (11)

  • Rachel Nickals, "Massachusetts, Marriages, 1695-1910"
  • Rachel Eastman in entry for Samuel Eastman, "New Hampshire Birth Records, Early to 1900"
  • Rachel Eastman in entry for Isiac Eastman, "New Hampshire Birth Records, Early to 1900"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    8 December 1730Amesbury, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
  • Children (10)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (8)

    +3 More Children

    World Events (2)


    Age 64

    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.


    Age 64

    New Hampshire is 9th state.

    Name Meaning

    English: variant of Nichol , with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s. In North America, this surname has absorbed various cognates from other languages, e.g. Croatian and Serbian Nikolić (see Nikolic ); see also below.

    Americanized form of various like-sounding Jewish surnames.

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

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