Rachel Tyson

Brief Life History of Rachel

When Rachel Tyson was born in 1780, in Cecil, Maryland, United States, her father, William Nash Tyson, was 18 and her mother, Mary "Moly" Kempher, was 16. She married Joseph Holt on 19 August 1801, in Cecil, Maryland, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She died before 1860.

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Joseph Holt
Rachel Tyson
Marriage: 19 August 1801
Isaac Tyson Holt
Jesse Holt
Martha Holt

Sources (2)

  • Rachel Holt in household of Allen McGinnis, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Rachel Tyson, listed as Bride upon her Marriage to Joseph Holt, "Maryland County Marriages, 1658-1940"

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In 1781, Maryland donated land to be used for part of Washington, D. C.

1781 · The First Constitution

Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.


France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.

Name Meaning

English: variant of Dyson (see Dye ).

English: nickname from Old French tison ‘firebrand’, perhaps for someone with a fiery temperament.

Americanized form of German Theissen or Theisen .

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

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