Rachel Chism

23 March 1830–17 October 1900 (Age 70)
Kentucky, United States

The Life of Rachel

When Rachel Chism was born on 23 March 1830, in Kentucky, United States, her father, James Chism, was 42 and her mother, Elizabeth Fletcher, was 41. She married Pleasant John Baber on 29 October 1854, in Winchester, Clark, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 daughters. She lived in Clark, Kentucky, United States for about 10 years and United States in 1900. She died on 17 October 1900, at the age of 70, and was buried in Ford, Clark, Kentucky, United States.

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Family Time Line

Pleasant John Baber
Rachel Chism
Marriage: 29 October 1854
Catherine Baber
Emily Baber
Frances Baber
Nancy Mildred Baber
Pleasant Jenny Baber

Spouse and Children

29 October 1854
Winchester, Clark, Kentucky, United States



    Emily Baber


    Frances Baber


    Nancy Mildred Baber


    Pleasant Jenny Baber


Parents and Siblings

    James Chism


    Elizabeth Fletcher




    Lucinda Chism


    Sarah Lawson Chism



    William Madison Chism



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World Events (8)

1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 2

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 6

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
1850 · 8th Most Populated State

Age 20

According to the 1850 census Kentucky was the 8th most populated state with 982,405 people.

Name Meaning

Irish (Antrim): shortened form of Scottish Chisholm .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Rachel Adams in household of William T Dunn, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Rachel Baber, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Racheal Baber in household of Pleasan Baber, "United States Census, 1860"

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