Rachel Edwards

about 1760–
Virginia, United States

The Life of Rachel

When Rachel Edwards was born about 1760, in Virginia, United States, her father, Captain Cader Edwards, was 55 and her mother, Mary Gordon, was 31.

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Family Time Line

Captain Cader Edwards
1705–1782
Mary Gordon
1729–1796
Sally Edwards
1758–1785
Rachel Edwards
1760–
William M. Edwards
1761–1852
David Edwards
1763–
Ninian EDWARDS
1770–
John Edwards
1772–
Alexander Edwards
1765–1816
Thomas EDWARDS
1768–
Robert Edwards
1774–1851
Cader Edwards Jr.
1776–1855

Parents and Siblings

    Captain Cader Edwards

    Male1705–1782Male

    Mary Gordon

    Female1729–1796Female

siblings

(10)

+5 More Children

World Events (3)

1776

Age 16

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

Age 16

"""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."""""""
1780 · Richmond Becomes the Capital

Age 20

On April 18, 1780 Richmond became the capital of Virginia. It was the temporary capital from 1780-1788.

Name Meaning

English (also common in Wales): patronymic from Edward .

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

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