Rachael Stidham

Wilmington, New Castle, Delaware, United States

The Life of Rachael

When Rachael Stidham was born in 1796, in Wilmington, New Castle, Delaware, United States, her father, John Stidham, was 29 and her mother, Abigail Springer, was 32. She married William Meredith about 1820, in Wilmington, New Castle, Delaware, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter.

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William Meredith
Rachael Stidham
Marriage: about 1820
Mary Ann Meredith

Spouse and Children

    William Meredith



about 1820
Wilmington, New Castle, Delaware, United States


    Mary Ann Meredith


Parents and Siblings



+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 4

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.
1802 · DuPont Gunpowder Mill Established

Age 6

in 1802, Eleuth�re Ir�n�� du Pont established the DuPont gun mill. It was the largest maker of explosive black powder. It was located along the Brandywine River near Wilmington.
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 34

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

Name Meaning

Apparently an English habitational name from a lost or unidentified place. However, the surname does not occur in current English records.

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

Sources (3)

  • Rachel Stidham in entry for Mary Ann Trasher, "Delaware Death Records, 1855-1961"
  • Rachel Stidhem in entry for Mary Ann Trasher, "Delaware Vital Records, 1650-1974"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Rachael Stidham -

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