Rachel Sabrah Williston

about 1748–1830 (Age 82)
Duplin, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Rachel Sabrah

When Rachel Sabrah Williston was born about 1748, in Duplin, North Carolina, United States, her father, John Williston, was 33 and her mother, Rebecca Ann Gilbert, was 36. She married William Holley about 1763, in North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She died in 1830, in Sampson, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 82.

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William Holley
Rachel Sabrah Williston
Marriage: about 1763
Naomi Holley
Edward Holley
Absalom Grancer Holley

Spouse and Children

about 1763
North Carolina, United States


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World Events (6)


Age 28

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

Age 28

North Carolina is the 12th state.

Age 43

Bill of Rights guarantees individual freedom.

Name Meaning

English or Scottish: unexplained. This has the form of a habitational name, but no such place has been identified. It may be an altered form of Willison , or possibly a habitational name from Willesden, now part of North London.

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

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  • Legacy NFS Source: Mrs. Sarah Holley -
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