Rachael McDonald

10 September 1760–16 December 1847 (Age 87)
Pennsylvania, British Colonial America

The Life Summary of Rachael

When Rachael McDonald was born on 10 September 1760, in Pennsylvania, British Colonial America, her father, John Angus McDonald, was 33 and her mother, Johanna Thompson, was 20. She married Andrew Ross Nye about 1779, in Smithfield, Fayette, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 6 daughters. She died on 16 December 1847, in Ellwood City, Lawrence, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Beaver, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

Andrew Ross Nye
1750–1821
Rachael McDonald
1760–1847
Marriage: about 1779
Catherine Nye
1780–1839
Catherine Nye
1780–
Nancy Nye
1781–1861
John Andrew Nye
1783–1836
Michael M Nye
1785–1844
Hannah Nye
1787–1854
Jordan McDonald Nye
1789–1868
Mary Nye
1791–1885
Susannah Nye
1795–1851
Andrew Rose Nye Jr.
1797–1875
Daniel Nye
1800–1812
Thomas Nye
1802–1871

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1779Smithfield, Fayette, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Children

    (12)

    +7 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (5)

    World Events (8)

    1776
    Age 16
    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
    1776
    Age 16
    The Declaration of Independence was signed in Philadelphia on July 4, 1776. The liberty bell was first rung here to Celebrate this important document.
    1783 · A Free America
    Age 23
    The Revolutionary War ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris which gave the new nation boundries on which they could expand and trade with other countries without any problems.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Domhnaill ‘son of Domhnall’, a name derived from the Celtic elements domno- ‘world’ + val- ‘might, rule’. Donald is an Anglicized form (via Latin) of this personal name used in Scotland, though the surname is also widespread in Ireland. The name is equivalent to Irish McDonnell and McConnell , and to Manx Cannell .History: This is the name of the largest and most disparate of the Scottish clans (Clan Donald), associated in particular with the Hebrides and claiming descent from Domhnall mac Raghnaill mac Somhairle, who lived in the late 12th century. From that time until 1493 the head of the clan was known as Lord (or King) of the Isles. The reigns of the Lords of the Isles were always stormy, often in conflict with the kings of Scotland, and peppered with disasters. After a series of defeats in the 1480s, Eoin Mac Dhomhnaill a Ìle (John Macdonald of Islay, Earl of Ross and Lord of the Isles) forfeited his lands, his power, and his title as Lord of the Isles in 1493 to King James IV of Scotland. By then, a branch of the family had settled in the Antrim Glens in Ireland and members moved between the southern Hebrides and Ireland throughout the 16th century.

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

    Possible Related Names

    McConnell
    McDonnell

    Sources (1)

    • Rachel McDonald Nye, "Find A Grave Index"

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