Rachel Fleet

about 1798–
Virginia, United States

The Life of Rachel

When Rachel Fleet was born about 1798, in Virginia, United States, her father, Alexander Peter Fleet, was 37 and her mother, Mary Ann Scott, was 37.

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Family Time Line

Alexander Peter Fleet
1761–1837
Mary Ann Scott
1761–1836
Susannah Fleet
1782–1850
Alexander Shearer Fleet
1795–1846
Rachel Fleet
1798–
Patsy Ann Fleet
1802–1876
Juliet Fleet
1811–

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World Events (3)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 2

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.
1803

Age 5

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.
1812 · Monumental Church Built

Age 14

The Monumental Church was built between 1812-1814 on the sight where the Richmond Theatre fire had taken place. It is a monument to those that died in the fire.

Name Meaning

English:1. habitational name from one of the places called Fleet, in Dorset, Hampshire, Kent, and Lincolnshire, or from Holt Fleet on the Severn river in Worcestershire, all named with Old English flēot ‘stream’ or ‘estuary’. It may also be a topographic name from the same word used independently. 2. nickname for a swift runner, from Middle English flete ‘fleet’, ‘rapid’ (probably from Old English flēotan ‘to float or glide rapidly’, and so ultimately akin to 1).

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

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