Rachel Fetterman

24 July 1783–16 September 1874 (Age 91)
Cumberland, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life Summary of Rachel

When Rachel Fetterman was born on 24 July 1783, in Cumberland, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, George Michael Featherman, was 50 and her mother, Hannah Sturgis, was 39. She married James Freeland I on 15 October 1801, in Perry, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Middle Paxton Township, Dauphin, Pennsylvania, United States in 1850. She died on 16 September 1874, at the age of 91.

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Family Time Line

James Freeland I
Rachel Fetterman
Marriage: 15 October 1801
George Freeland
John Freeland I
Polly Freeland
Jeane Freeland
James Freeland II
Liseu Ann Freeland
Eleanor Freeland
William F Freeland
Charles Nesbond Freeland

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    15 October 1801Perry, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1786 · Shays' Rebellion
    Age 3
    Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.
    1787 · Second State to Ratify U.S. Constitution
    Age 4
    On December 12, 1787, Pennsylvania ratified the U.S. Constitution.
    Age 25
    Atlantic slave trade abolished.

    Name Meaning

    Americanized form of German Vettermann: variant of Vetter , with the addition of Middle High German man ‘man’.Americanized form of German Fettermann: variant of Fetter 1, with the addition of Middle High German man ‘man’. It is a cognate of 1 above.Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname for a fat man, a variant of Fetter 2.

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

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    Sources (1)

    • Rachael Freelam, "United States Census, 1850"

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