Rachel Hughes

10 August 1837–22 May 1903 (Age 65)
Shelby, Ohio, United States

The Life of Rachel

When Rachel Hughes was born on 10 August 1837, in Shelby, Ohio, United States, her father, Joseph Hughes, was 37 and her mother, Mary Raines, was 31. She married William Taylor on 9 December 1858, in Shelby, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 7 daughters. She lived in Loramie Township, Shelby, Ohio, United States in 1850 and Cynthian Township, Shelby, Ohio, United States for about 20 years. She died on 22 May 1903, in Putnam, Ohio, United States, at the age of 65, and was buried in Mount Zion Cemetery, Monroe Township, Putnam, Ohio, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Taylor
Rachel Hughes
Marriage: 9 December 1858
Anna Maria Taylor
Alexander Taylor
Levi Taylor
Margaret Jane Taylor
Emma Ocana Taylor
Lucinda B. Taylor
Mary Alberta Taylor
William Edward Taylor III
Clara V Taylor
John W Taylor
Addie Leora Taylor

Spouse and Children

9 December 1858
Shelby, Ohio, United States


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Parents and Siblings


    Mary Raines




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World Events (7)


Age 9

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1860 · Ohio supports the Union side of the Civil War

Age 23

Although divided as a state on the subject of slavery, Ohio participated in the Civil War on the Union's side, providing over 300,000 troops. Ohio provided the 3rd largest number of troops by any Union state.

Age 26

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

1 English (also common in Wales): patronymic from the Middle English and Anglo-Norman French personal name Hugh .2 Welsh: variant of Howells .3 Irish and Scottish: variant Anglicization of Gaelic Mac Aodha ( see McCoy ).

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

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Story Highlight

Tiny infant stockings

I have in my possession a pair of tiny stockings in an envelope written upon by my great aunt, Effie Aikman. The note says, "(The stockings are very old.) Grandma Taylor knit this little pair of stock …

Sources (3)

  • Rachel Taylor in household of William Taylor, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Rachel Taylor in household of Wm Taylor, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Rachael Hughs in household of Joseph Hughs, "United States Census, 1850"

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