Rachel Bray Martin

Female22 April 1798–9 February 1881

Brief Life History of Rachel Bray

When Rachel Bray Martin was born on 22 April 1798, in Virginia, United States, her father, William Martin, was 34 and her mother, Susannah Stout, was 23. She married Cornelius Ruddell Wilson on 7 November 1816, in Harrison, West Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 7 daughters. She lived in Harrison Township, Montgomery, Ohio, United States in 1850 and West Liberty, Liberty Township, Logan, Ohio, United States in 1870. She died on 9 February 1881, in West Liberty, Logan, Ohio, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Fairview Cemetery, West Liberty, Logan, Ohio, United States.

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Family Time Line

Cornelius Ruddell Wilson
Rachel Bray Martin
Marriage: 7 November 1816
Martha V Wilson
Charles Wilson
Matilda Wilson
Satie Wilson
Sarah Marie Wilson
Margaret Cullum Wilson
George B Wilson
Benjamin B. Wilson
Thomas B. Wilson
Caroline Wilson
Louisa Cordelia Wilson

Sources (13)

  • Rachel Wilson, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Rachel B Martin in entry for Cornelius Wilson, "West Virginia, County Marriage Records, 1776-1971"
  • Racheal V Wilson, "United States Census, 1880"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    7 November 1816Harrison, West Virginia, United States
  • Children (11)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (11)

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    World Events (8)

    1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

    Age 2

    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 · Monumental Church Built

    Age 14

    The Monumental Church was built between 1812-1814 on the sight where the Richmond Theatre fire had taken place. It is a monument to those that died in the fire.

    1820 · Making States Equal

    Age 22

    The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.

    Name Meaning

    English, Scottish, Irish, French, Walloon, Breton, Dutch, Flemish, German, Czech, Slovak, Croatian, Italian (Veneto); Spanish (Martín): from a personal name derived from Latin Martinus, itself a derivative of Mars, genitive Martis, the Roman god of fertility and war, whose name may derive ultimately from a root mar ‘gleam’. This was borne by a famous 4th-century Christian saint, Martin of Tours, and consequently became extremely popular throughout Europe in the Middle Ages. In North America, the surname Martin has absorbed cognates and derivatives from other languages, e.g. Slovak and Rusyn (from Slovakia) Marcin , Albanian Martini , Polish surnames beginning with Marcin-, and Slovenian patronymics like Martinčič (see Martincic ). Martin is the most frequent surname in France and one of the most frequent surnames in Wallonia.

    English: variant of Marton .

    Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Mártain, ‘descendant of Martin’ (compare 1 above). Otherwise, a shortened form of Gilmartin or McMartin ; sometimes also spelled Martyn.

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

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