Rachel Martha Anderson

Brief Life History 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.

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Family Time Line

John Tenbrook Irwin
1799–1861
Rachel Martha Anderson
1800–1860
Marriage: about 1821
Samuel Orwin Irvin
1822–1885
Garland Irwin
1824–1854
Amanda J. Irwin
1826–1892
James Irwin
1828–1833
William Tenbrook Irwin
1830–1909
George E. Irwin
1832–1904
Rebecca Jane Irwin
1835–1910
Sarah Ann "Sally" Irwin
1835–1890
Rachel Irwin
1839–1843

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"

World Events (7)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

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.

1804

Historical Boundaries 1804: Clearfield, Pennsylvania, United States

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

Scottish and northern English: patronymic from the personal name Ander(s), a northern Middle English form of Andrew , + son ‘son’. The frequency of the surname in Scotland is attributable, at least in part, to the fact that Saint 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 Saint Regulus. In North America, this surname has absorbed many cognate or like-sounding surnames in other languages, notably Scandinavian (see 3 and 4 below), but also Ukrainian Andreychenko etc.

German: patronymic from the personal name Anders , hence a cognate of 1 above.

Americanized form (and a less common Swedish variant) of Swedish Andersson , a cognate of 1 above.

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

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