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.

Photos & Memories (0)

Photos & Memories

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

John Devoe
Rachel DeWitt
Marriage: 25 March 1830
Julia De Veaux
Angeline Devoe
Julia Devoe
Henry J. Devoe
Benjamin De Veaux
Mary De Veaux
Mary De Voe

Spouse and Children

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


+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings


    Catharina Dederick




    Levi DeWitt


    Anna Eliza DeWitt


    Margtje Dewitt


    Aaritje De Witt


    Andries De Wit


+5 More Children

World Events (8)


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

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.