Rachael Southworth

24 January 1739–
Rochester, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Rachael

When Rachael Southworth was born on 24 January 1739, in Rochester, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Gideon Southworth, was 31 and her mother, Mary Wilbore, was 27. She married Daniel Lyman in January 1764, in Coventry, Windham, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America.

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Daniel Lyman
Rachael Southworth
Marriage: January 1764

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January 1764
Coventry, Windham, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America

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Age 37

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 37

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 61

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

Name Meaning

English (Lancashire): habitational name from a place in Cheshire (formerly in Lancashire), so named from Old English sūð ‘south’ + worð ‘enclosure’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Rachael Southworth in entry for Daniel Lyman, "Connecticut Marriages, 1630-1997"
  • Rachael Southworth, "Rhode Island, Births and Christenings, 1600-1914"
  • Daniel Lyman in the Early Connecticut Marriages

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