Rachel Jackson

26 February 1822–25 November 1866 (Age 44)
Oswego, New York, United States

The Life of Rachel

When Rachel Jackson was born on 26 February 1822, in Oswego, New York, United States, her father, William Daniel Madison Jackson, was 34 and her mother, Mary Troy, was 26. She married John Wright in 1842. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She died on 25 November 1866, at the age of 44.

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Family Time Line

John Wright
1818–
Rachel Jackson
1822–1866
Marriage: 1842
Henry I. Wright
1842–1896
John Wright
1848–1850
Mary Wright
1852–1935
Estella Wright
1859–1913

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1842
Oswego, New York,United States
children

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Parents and Siblings

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World Events (6)

1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 3

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

Age 5

During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.
1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 14

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

Name Meaning

English, Scottish, and northern Irish: patronymic from Jack 1. As an American surname this has absorbed other patronymics beginning with J- in various European languages.

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

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Sources (1)

  • Rachel I. Wright in entry for Henry I. Wright, "Pennsylvania, Philadelphia City Death Certificates, 1803-1915"

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