Rachel Kelch

Female1797–before 1850

Brief Life History of Rachel

When Rachel Kelch was born in 1797, in Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Leonard Kelch Sr, was 30 and her mother, Elizabeth Mary Davis, was 34. She married Gideon Roberts about 1818. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. She died before 1850, at the age of 52.

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Family Time Line

Gideon Roberts
Rachel Kelch
Marriage: about 1818
Christina Roberts
Eli Roberts
Elias Roberts
B. Elias Roberts
Eliza Roberts

Sources (6)

  • Rachel Roberts in entry for Eli Roberts and Hannah Ferrell, "West Virginia Marriages, 1780-1970"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Rachel Kelch - Individual or family possessions: birth-name: Rachel Kelch
  • Rachel in entry for Eli Roberts, "West Virginia Deaths, 1804-1999"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1818
  • Children (5)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (10)

    +5 More Children

    World Events (7)

    1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

    Age 3

    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.


    Age 6

    France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.


    Age 15

    War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

    Name Meaning


    nickname from Middle High German kelch ‘double chin, goiter’.

    from another meaning of Middle High German kelch ‘glass, chalice’, hence a metonymic occupational name for a chalice maker or a topographic or habitational name referring to a house distinguished by the sign of a chalice.

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

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