Washington Rayl

1790–before October 1824 (Age 34)
Grainger, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Washington

When Washington Rayl was born in 1790, in Grainger, Tennessee, United States, his father, Samuel Rayle I, was 38 and his mother, Mrs Rayl, was 36. He married Keziah Howell on 26 April 1822, in Grainger, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He died before October 1824, in Roane, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 34.

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Family Time Line

Washington Rayl
Keziah Howell
Marriage: 26 April 1822
Delaney Rayl
Mary A. Rayl

Spouse and Children


    Keziah Howell


26 April 1822
Grainger, Tennessee, United States


    Delaney Rayl


    Mary A. Rayl


Parents and Siblings

    Samuel Rayle I





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World Events (8)


Age 1

Bill of Rights guarantees individual freedom.
1796 · Tennessee Becomes a State

Age 6

On June 1, 1796, Tennessee became the 16th state.
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 10

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

Perhaps an Americanized spelling of German Rehl .

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

Possible Related Names

Story Highlight

Samuel Rayle compiled by my Grandmother Edith Jean Rayle

Thanks to the Declaration for a Pension made by Samuel on February 21, 1834, in Jefferson County, TN, when he was nearly 82 years old, we are able to trace much of his life. When he was fourteen year …

Sources (3)

  • Washington Royl, "Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950"
  • Washington Rayl, "Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950"
  • Washington Rayl, "Tennessee, Marriages, 1796-1950"

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