Rachel Stilley

1758–Female
New Castle, Delaware, United States

The Life of Rachel

When Rachel Stilley was born in 1758, in New Castle, Delaware, United States, her father, Anders Stille, was 45 and her mother, Catharina Anderssdotter Stalcop, was 40.

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Family Time Line

Anders Stille
1713–1771
Catharina Anderssdotter Stalcop
1718–1763
Anna Maria Stille
1739–1797
Elizabeth Stille
1741–
Jacob Stille
1745–
Rebecca Stille
1749–
Peter or Petrus Stille
1751–
John Stille
1754–1804
Isaac Stilley
1756–
Rachel Stilley
1758–
Catharina Stilley
1761–
Susanna Stilley
1761–

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World Events (3)

1764 · Western Boundary Surveyed

Age 6

In 1764, Charles Mason and Jeremiah Dixon surveyed the western boundary of Delaware. This became part of the Mason-Dixon Line.
1776

Age 18

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 18

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""

Name Meaning

1 Scottish: of uncertain origin; possibly a derivative of Still .2 Altered spelling of German Stille ( see Still ), written thus to preserve the second syllable of the German pronunciation.

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

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  • Legacy NFS Source: Rachel Stilley - Church record: birth-name: Rachel Stilley

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