Rachel Easterling

Femaleabout 1808–about 1840

Brief Life History of Rachel

When Rachel Easterling was born about 1808, in Scott, Virginia, United States, her father, Rev Thomas Joshua Easterling, was 59 and her mother, Rebecca Vicars, was 39. She married Joseph Fannin about 1828. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She died about 1840, in Lawrence, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 34.

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Joseph Fannin
Rachel Easterling
Marriage: about 1828
Sarah Ann Fannin

Sources (4)

  • Rachel Easterling in entry for Sarah A. Prater, "Kentucky Death Records, 1911-1965"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Easterling - Government record: birth-name: Daughter of Thomas Easterling
  • Easterling History

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1828
  • Children (1)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (12)

    +7 More Children

    World Events (7)


    Age 0

    Atlantic slave trade abolished.

    1812 · Monumental Church Built

    Age 4

    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.

    1818 · Jackson Purchase

    Age 10

    The western part of Kentucky purchased by Andrew Jackson from the Chickasaw Indians in 1818. It became known as the Jackson Purchase. This included land that wasn't originally part of Kentucky when it became a state.

    Name Meaning

    Americanized form of North German Oesterling or Dutch Oosterling (see Osterling ), cognates of 2 below.

    English: from Middle English ester(n) ‘pertaining to the east, eastern’ + the suffix -ling. The name was originally used to denote someone from eastern Germany or the Baltic coasts and was in use in England as early as 1253.

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

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