Rachel Killam

1 September 1820–about 1895 (Age 74)
Yarmouth, Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada

The Life of Rachel

When Rachel Killam was born on 1 September 1820, in Yarmouth, Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada, her father, Mark Killam, was 40 and her mother, Abigail Mattingly, was 38. She married Israel Doane on 14 January 1841, in Yarmouth, Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 5 daughters. She died about 1895, in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada, at the age of 75.

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Israel Doane
Rachel Killam
Marriage: 14 January 1841
Abigail Doane
Emma Doane
Elizabeth Ellen Doane
Edward Doane
Abigail Doane
Rachel Doane
Charles Herbert Doane

Spouse and Children

14 January 1841
Yarmouth, Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada


+2 More Children

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+7 More Children

World Events (2)


Age 49


Age 51

British Columbia joins the confederation.

Name Meaning

Altered spelling of the English habitational name Kil(l)ham, from places in Northumberland and East Yorkshire, so named from Old English cylnum ‘(at) the kilns’, dative plural of cyln.

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

Sources (3)

  • Rachel Doane, "Canada Census, 1881"
  • Rachel in entry for Rupert G. Churchill, "Nova Scotia Marriages, 1864-1918"
  • Rachel in entry for Alfred Gray, "Nova Scotia Marriages, 1864-1918"

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