Rachel Getchell

Femaleabout 1843–

Brief Life History of Rachel

When Rachel Getchell was born about 1843, in Phippsburg, Sagadahoc, Maine, United States, her father, Walker Getchell, was 37 and her mother, Ann Butler, was 49.

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Walker Getchell
Ann Butler
Margaret Ann Getchell
Rachel Getchell
Prescott Getchell
Alvin D. Getchell
Albion K. P. Getchell
Jane Mary Getchell
Adelaide Getchell
Walker Getchell

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    World Events (3)


    Age 3

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


    Age 11

    Historical Boundaries: 1854: Sagadahoc, Maine, United States


    Age 20

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    Name Meaning

    English: probably a habitational name from Gatchell Farm in Trull (Somerset) but the place is not on record before the 18th century and may have been named from the surname, for which no evidence has been found before the early 16th century. The surname is now rare in Britain.

    In some cases also an Americanized form of German or Swiss German Götschel (see Goetschel ).

    History: John and Samuel Gatchell or Getchell emigrated to North America from southwestern England in 1635.

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

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