Rachel Rawson

Brief Life History of Rachel

When Rachel Rawson was born on 17 June 1768, in Uxbridge, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, her father, William Rawson, was 29 and her mother, Deziah Aldrich, was 28. She married Elijah Nelson on 23 December 1787, in Upton, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son.

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Elijah Nelson
1759–
Rachel Rawson
1768–
Marriage: 23 December 1787
Elijah Nelson
1789–1864

Sources (7)

  • Rachel Rawson, "Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
  • Rachel Rawson, "Massachusetts, Marriages, 1695-1910"
  • Rachel Rawson, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

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1776

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

1776 · The Declaration to the King

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""

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.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic meaning ‘son of Rauf or Rau’, Middle English forms of Ralph (see Rawe 3).

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

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