Rachel Martha Anderson

1800–before 1860 (Age 60)
Washington Township, Lycoming, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Rachel Martha

Rachel Martha Anderson was born in 1800, in Washington Township, Lycoming, Pennsylvania, United States. She married John Tenbrook Irwin about 1821, in Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Penn Township, Clearfield, Pennsylvania, United States in 1850. She died before 1860, in Curwensville, Clearfield, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 59.

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John Tenbrook Irwin
Rachel Martha Anderson
Marriage: about 1821
Samuel Orwin Irvin
Garland Irwin
Amanda J. Irwin
James Irwin
William Tenbrook Irwin
George E. Irwin
Rebecca Jane Irwin
Sarah Ann "Sally" Irwin
Rachel Irwin

Spouse and Children

about 1821
Pennsylvania, United States


    Samuel Orwin Irvin


    Garland Irwin


    Amanda J. Irwin


    James Irwin



+4 More Children

World Events (7)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 0

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.
1812 · Harrisburg Becomes the State Capital

Age 12

Harrisburg had important parts with migration, the Civil War, and the Industrial Revolution. 
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 19

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

Scottish and northern English: very common patronymic from the personal name Ander(s), a northern Middle English form of Andrew . See also Andreas . The frequency of the surname in Scotland is attributable, at least in part, to the fact that St. Andrew is the patron saint of Scotland, so the personal name has long enjoyed great popularity there. Legend has it that the saint's relics were taken to Scotland in the 4th century by a certain St. Regulus. The surname was brought independently to North America by many different bearers and was particularly common among 18th-century Scotch-Irish settlers in PA and VA. In the United States, it has absorbed many cognate or likesounding names in other European languages, notably Swedish Andersson , Norwegian and Danish Andersen , but also Ukrainian Andreychyn, Hungarian Andrásfi, etc.

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

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Sources (2)

  • Rachel Irwin in household of John T Irwin, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Rachel in entry for James Irwin, "England Deaths and Burials, 1538-1991"

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