Rachel Kelly Wiley

19 March 1815–3 May 1883 (Age 68)
Monroe, Virginia, United States

The Life Summary of Rachel Kelly

When Rachel Kelly Wiley was born on 19 March 1815, in Monroe, Virginia, United States, her father, James Wiley Sr, was 35 and her mother, Sarah Anne Sweeney, was 35. She married Augustus William James Caperton on 7 November 1833, in Monroe, West Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. She lived in Mercer, Virginia, United States for about 10 years. She died on 3 May 1883, in Plymouth District, Mercer, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Mercer, West Virginia, United States.

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Augustus William James Caperton
Rachel Kelly Wiley
Marriage: 7 November 1833
Sarepta Rosella Caperton
Albertina Angelleta Caperton

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    7 November 1833Monroe, West Virginia, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 4
    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
    1824 · """Mary Randolph Publishes """"The Virginia Housewife"""""""
    Age 9
    “The Virginia Housewife” was published by Mary Randolph. It was the first cookbook published in America. 
    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 21
    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.

    Name Meaning

    (1997: 16263;2007: 35745; 2010: 48720)English: from various places called with Old English wīg, wēoh ‘idol’ + lēah ‘wood, clearing’, such as Whyly in East Hoathly (Sussex), Whiligh in Ticehurst (Sussex), Weeley (Essex), Weoley (Worcestershire), and Willey (Surrey), or from any of the other places called Willey, such as those in Cheshire, Herefordshire, Shropshire, and Warwickshire, named with Old English wilig ‘willow’ + lēah, or from Wylye (Wiltshire), which takes its name from the river Wylye (of uncertain etymology).

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

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    Sources (15)

    • Rachel Caperton in household of John A Gore, "United States Census, 1880"
    • M. J. Caperton in entry for Henderson F. Gore and Serepta Caperton, "West Virginia Marriages, 1854-1932"
    • Rachel Caperton, "West Virginia Deaths, 1804-1999"

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