Rachel R. Magoon

Brief Life History of Rachel R.

When Rachel R. Magoon was born on 11 March 1822, in St. Albans, Somerset, Maine, United States, her father, Joseph Magoon, was 31 and her mother, Sarah "Sallie" Starbird, was 23. She married Calvin Starbird on 3 April 1839. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. She died on 18 April 1904, in Harmony, Somerset, Maine, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Libby Cemetery, Harmony, Somerset, Maine, United States.

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Calvin Starbird
Rachel R. Magoon
Marriage: 3 April 1839
Cordelia Starbird
Edwin A. Starbird
Abbie Rachael Starbird
Lucy A. Starbird

Sources (10)

  • Rachel R Starbird in household of Edwin Starbird, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Rachel R Magoon Starbird, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Rachael Starbird, "Maine, Faylene Hutton Cemetery Collection, ca. 1780-1990"

World Events (8)

1825 · The Crimes Act

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

1832 · Calais Branch is Chartered

The State of Maine chartered the Calais Railway in 1832, one of the first railway charters to be granted by the state. Construction was very long, as the project was reorganized, abandoned, transferred to other companies, and extended several times. It was finally completed in 1898.


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Name Meaning

Probably an altered form of Scottish and Irish McGowan .Compare Magoun .

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

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