Rachel Stapleford

1832–10 October 1873 (Age 41)
Cook, Illinois, United States

The Life of Rachel

When Rachel Stapleford was born in 1832, in Cook, Illinois, United States, her father, Thomas Stapleford, was 28 and her mother, Eliza McQuaster, was 24. She married James Asa on 14 December 1848, in Edwards, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Edwards, Illinois, United States for about 10 years and Shelby Election Precinct, Edwards, Illinois, United States in 1870. She died on 10 October 1873, at the age of 41.

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James Asa
Rachel Stapleford
Marriage: 14 December 1848
Francis Asa
Jasper Asa
Eliza Asa
Olive Asa
Sarah Asa
Rachel Asa

Spouse and Children

14 December 1848
Edwards, Illinois, United States


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World Events (8)

1832 · Black Hawk War

Age 0

"The Black Hawk War was a brief conflict between the United States and Native Americans led by Black Hawk, a Sauk leader. The war erupted soon after Black Hawk and a group of other tribes, known as the ""British Band"", crossed the Mississippi River, into Illinois, from Iowa Indian Territory in April 1832. Black Hawk's motives were ambiguous, but records show that he was hoping to avoid bloodshed while resettling on tribal land that had been given to the United States in the 1804 Treaty of St. Louis."
1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 0

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

Age 14

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of a number of places, in Cambridgeshire, Cheshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire, and Wiltshire, so named from Old English stapol ‘post’ + ford ‘ford’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Rachael Asa in household of James Asa, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Rachel Asa in household of James Asa, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Rachel Asa in household of James Asa, "United States Census, 1870"

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