Rachel Rocheley Coleman

Female18 September 1816–31 May 1896

Brief Life History of Rachel Rocheley

When Rachel Rocheley Coleman was born on 18 September 1816, in Rhea, Tennessee, United States, her father, Absalom William Coleman, was 29 and her mother, Nancy Lillard, was 30. She married William Watson Hilton on 4 January 1830, in Rhea, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 9 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Calhoun, Alabama, United States in 1860 and Chulafinnee, Cleburne, Alabama, United States in 1880. She died on 31 May 1896, in Cleburne, Cleburne, Alabama, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Heflin, Cleburne, Alabama, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Watson Hilton
Rachel Rocheley Coleman
Marriage: 4 January 1830
James Coleman Hilton
Charles Taliaferro Hilton
William Lillard Hilton
John Farmer Hilton Sr
Augustus Birdwell Hilton
Absalom Coleman Hilton
Nancy Susan Hilton
Andrew Burnam Hilton
Elijah Erastus Hilton
Thomas Tilerow Perryman Hilton
Rachael A Hilton
Aroh Hilton

Sources (12)

  • Rachel Hilton in household of W W Hilton, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Rachel Coleman, "Tennessee State Marriage Index, 1780-2002"
  • Rachel Rocheley Hilton, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    4 January 1830Rhea, Tennessee, United States
  • Children (12)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (9)

    +4 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1819 · Panic! of 1819

    Age 3

    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 


    Age 16

    Historical Boundaries: 1832: Benton, Alabama, United States 1858: Calhoun, Alabama, United States* *renamed from Benton


    Age 30

    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    Name Meaning

    Irish and English: from the Middle English personal name Col(e)man, Old Irish Colmán, earlier Columbán, adopted as Old Norse Kalman. It was introduced into Cumbria, Westmorland, and Yorkshire by Norwegians from Ireland and probably spread widely across England. Ó Colmáin (‘descendant of Colmán’) was the name of an Irish missionary to Europe, also known as Saint Columban(us) (c. 540–615), who founded the monastery of Bobbio in northern Italy in 614. Columbanus is formally a derivative of the Latin for ‘dove’, seen in the name of the 6th-century missionary known in English as Saint Columba (521–597), who converted the Picts to Christianity. This surname is also very common among African Americans.

    Irish: from Mac Colmáin or Ó Colmáin ‘son (or descendant) of Colmán’.

    Americanized form of Jewish (Ashkenazic) Kalman or Kolman .

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

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