Rachel Kellar

Brief Life History of Rachel

When Rachel Kellar was born about 1758, in Frederick, Virginia, United States, her father, Abraham Kellar, was 38 and her mother, Mary Froman, was 30. She married Benjamin Mathews on 6 August 1783, in Shenandoah, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters.

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Family Time Line

Benjamin Mathews
1763–1797
Rachel Kellar
1758–
Marriage: 6 August 1783
Rachel Mathews
1784–
Abraham Keller Mathews
1786–1857
Isaac Mathew
about 1787–
Sally Mathews
1791–1835
William Mathews
1789–
Rebekah Mathews
1792–

Sources (8)

  • Rachel Keller, "Virginia, Marriages, 1785-1940"
  • Rachel Keller in entry for Benj. Mathews, "Virginia, Vital Records, 1715-1901"
  • Rachael Mathis in entry for Abraham K Mathis, "Virginia, Library of Virginia State Archive, Births, Marriages, and Deaths 1853-1900"

World Events (8)

1758 · Mount Vernon

Mount Vernon Plantation was the home of George Washington. It started off as 2,000 acres and was later expanded to 8,000 acres. The house itself started off as a six room building then got extended to twenty-one rooms.

1776

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

1789

George Washington elected first president of United States.

Name Meaning

Irish and Scottish (Glasgow): variant of Keller 3 or 4.

German: variant of Keller 1.

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

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