Rachael Thompson

Female13 April 1804–29 November 1861

Brief Life History of Rachael

When Rachael Thompson was born on 13 April 1804, in North Carolina, United States, her father, John Thompson, was 22 and her mother, Anna Ramsy Smith, was 18. She married William Mitchell on 6 September 1821, in Mercer, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Polk Township, Monroe, Indiana, United States in 1850. She died on 29 November 1861, in Lawrence Township, Marion, Indiana, United States, at the age of 57, and was buried in Mitchell Cemetery, Monroe, Indiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Mitchell
Rachael Thompson
Marriage: 6 September 1821
Mary Ann Mitchell
Richard Mitchell
Amanda Jane Mitchell
Alexander Mitchell
Nancy Rebecca Mitchell
Margaret C Mitchell
George Mitchell
Rachel Mitchell

Sources (5)

  • Rachael Mitchell, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Rachiel Thompson, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
  • Rachel Thompson Mitchell, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    6 September 1821Mercer, Kentucky, United States
  • Children (8)

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    Siblings (4)

    World Events (8)


    Age 4

    Atlantic slave trade abolished.


    Age 12

    Indiana is the 19th state.


    Age 18

    Lawrence township was erected 16 April 1822.

    Name Meaning

    English: patronymic from the Middle English personal name T(h)om(me) (see Thom ) + -son ‘son of Tom’. Thomson is usually the Scottish form, that with the intrusive -p- being English. Both forms are common in Ireland. The surname Thompson is also very common among African Americans.

    Americanized form of Danish, Norwegian, and North German Thomsen and of its Swedish cognate Thomsson. Compare Thomson .

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

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