Rachel Starkweather

25 February 1782–23 August 1853 (Age 71)
Preston, New London, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Rachel

When Rachel Starkweather was born on 25 February 1782, in Preston, New London, Connecticut, United States, her father, Ephraim Starkweather, was 24 and her mother, Rachel Clark, was 21. She married Lemuel Peabody in 1808, in North Stonington, New London, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. She died on 23 August 1853, in La Salle, LaSalle, Illinois, United States, at the age of 71.

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Family Time Line

Lemuel Peabody
Rachel Starkweather
Marriage: 1808
Horatio Nelson Peabody
David Austin Peabody
William Peabody
Mary Peabody

Spouse and Children

North Stonington, New London, Connecticut, United States


    Horatio Nelson Peabody


    David Austin Peabody




    William Peabody


    Mary Peabody


Parents and Siblings



+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1783 · A Free America

Age 1

The Revolutionary War ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris which gave the new nation boundries on which they could expand and trade with other countries without any problems.
1788 · Connecticut Becomes the 5th State

Age 6

Connecticut became a state on January 9, 1788. In 1650, before it was a state, the boundary of Connecticut ran north from the westside of Greenwich Bay and the coast of the Pacific Ocean. During the 1600s, Westmoreland County was in Connecticut when the boundaries were changed Westmoreland County went to Pennsylvania.
1802 · Brass is Discovered

Age 20

"In 1802, brass was identified in Waterbury, Connecticut. This gave the city the nickname ""The Brass City."" Brass dominated the city and helped to create the city. The motto of the city is Quid Aere Perennius, which means What is more lasting than brass? in Latin."

Name Meaning

English: unexplained. Perhaps a nickname for a stormy-tempered person. Compare Stark .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (2)

  • Rachel Starkweather, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • Rachel Starkweather, "Connecticut, Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"

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