Rachel Stilley

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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Anders Stille
Catharina Anderssdotter Stalcop
Anna Maria Stille
Elizabeth Stille
Jacob Stille
Rebecca Stille
Peter or Petrus Stille
John Stille
Isaac Stilley
Rachel Stilley
Catharina Stilley
Susanna Stilley

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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.

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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