Rachel DeWitt

11 April 1802–1865 (Age 62)
Katsbaan, Saugerties, Ulster, New York, United States

The Life of Rachel

When Rachel DeWitt was born on 11 April 1802, in Katsbaan, Saugerties, Ulster, New York, United States, her father, Abraham DeWitt, was 39 and her mother, Catharina Dederick, was 37. She married John Devoe on 25 March 1830, in Owasco, Owasco, Cayuga, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Binghamton, Broome, New York, United States in 1855. She died in 1865, at the age of 63.

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Family Time Line

John Devoe
1805–1882
Rachel DeWitt
1802–1865
Marriage: 25 March 1830
Julia De Veaux
1831–1856
Angeline Devoe
1835–
Julia Devoe
1832–1856
Henry J. Devoe
1834–
Benjamin De Veaux
1837–
Mary De Veaux
1838–1847
Mary De Voe
1838–1847

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
25 March 1830
Owasco, Owasco, Cayuga, New York, United States
children

(7)

+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Male1763–1845Male

    Catharina Dederick

    Female1764–1835Female

siblings

(10)

    Levi DeWitt

    Male1788–1823Male

    Anna Eliza DeWitt

    Female1790–Female

    Margtje Dewitt

    Female1791–1840Female

    Aaritje De Witt

    Female1792–Female

    Andries De Wit

    Male1794–Male

+5 More Children

World Events (8)

1803

Age 1

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.
1803 · The U.S doubles in size

Age 1

The United States purchased all the Louisiana territory (828,000 sq. mi) from France, only paying 15 million dollars (A quarter trillion today) for the land. In the purchase, the US obtained the land that makes up 15 US states and 2 Canadian Provinces. The United States originally wanted to purchase of New Orleans and the lands located on the coast around it, but quickly accepted the bargain that Napoleon Bonaparte offered.
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 17

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. 

Name Meaning

Dutch: nickname denoting someone with white or very fair hair, or an exceptionally pale complexion, from Middle Dutch witte + the definite article de.

Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland © University of the West of England 2016

Sources (3)

  • Rachel Devoe in household of John Devoe, "New York State Census, 1855"
  • Rachel De Witt, "New York, Births and Christenings, 1640-1962"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Rachel De Witt - birth: 11 April 1802; New York, United States

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