Rachel Covey

Brief Life History of Rachel

When Rachel Covey was born about 1802, in Vermont, United States, her father, Samuel Covey Jr., was 32 and her mother, Permelia Burr, was 25. She married John H. Vosburgh after 1831, in Lower Canada, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. She died on 7 February 1861, in Caldwell Manor, Missisquoi, Lower Canada, British Colonial America, at the age of 60.

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John H. Vosburgh
Rachel Covey
Marriage: after 1831
Albert Vosburgh
Margaret Pamelia Vosburgh
Nellie Vosburgh
Jason William Vosburgh
Isaiah Vosburgh
Elisha Myron Vosburgh

Sources (3)

  • Rachel in entry for Elisha M. Vosburgh and Jenie Mcvicker, "Vermont Vital Records, 1760-1954"
  • Rachal Vosburgh in entry for Elisha M Vosburgh and Jenie McVicker, "Vermont, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1732-2005"
  • Rachal Vosburgh in entry for Elisha M Vosburgh and Jenie McVicker, "Vermont, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1732-2005"

World Events (6)


France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.

1803 · The U.S doubles in size

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

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

Irish: shortened form of MacCovey, an Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Cobhthaigh (see Coffey ).

English: unexplained. Covey is used of ‘pantry’ in the early modern period and covey ‘little chap’ (a diminutive of cove, Middle English cof ‘bold, eager, courageous’; see Cove ) in the early nineteenth century, but there is no evidence to confirm either as the source for the surname.

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

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