Rachael McDonald

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

The Life 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 5 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
Rachael McDonald
Marriage: about 1779
Catherine Nye
Nancy Nye
John Andrew Nye
Michael M Nye
Hannah Nye
Jordan McDonald Nye
Mary Nye
Susannah Nye
Andrew Rose Nye Jr.
Daniel Nye
Thomas Nye

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about 1779
Smithfield, Fayette, Pennsylvania, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 16

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

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 Dhomhnuill, a patronymic from the personal name Domhnall, which is composed of the ancient Celtic elements domno- ‘world’ + val- ‘might’, ‘rule’.

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

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  • Rachel McDonald Nye, "Find A Grave Index"

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