Rachel Dexter

14 September 1827–12 January 1917 (Age 89)
Royalston, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Rachel

When Rachel Dexter was born on 14 September 1827, in Royalston, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Ebenezer Wheeler Dexter, was 47 and her mother, Cynthia Walker, was 28. She married James Munroe Lee on 4 April 1847, in Royalston, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She died on 12 January 1917, in Athol, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in Silver Lake Cemetery, Athol, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States.

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James Munroe Lee
Rachel Dexter
Marriage: 4 April 1847
Warren Dexter Lee
Mabel Lee

Spouse and Children

4 April 1847
Royalston, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States


    Warren Dexter Lee


    Mabel Lee


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World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 3

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1830 · The Oregon Trail

Age 3

Many people started their 2,170-mile West trek to settle the land found by Louis and Clark. They used large-wheeled wagons to pack most of their belongings and were guided by trails that were made by the previous trappers and traders who walked the area. Over time the trail needed annual improvements to make the trip faster and safer. Most of Interstate 80 and 84 cover most of the ground that was the original trail.

Age 36

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

Name Meaning

English (East Midlands): occupational name from Middle English dyster ‘dyer’ ( see Dyer ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Rachel Lee in household of James M Lee, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Rachel Lee in household of James M Lee, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Rachel Lee in household of James M Lee, "United States Census, 1870"

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