Rachel Washburn

Brief Life History of Rachel

When Rachel Washburn was born on 30 June 1758, in Georgia, British Colonial America, her father, Reuben Washburn I, was 38 and her mother, Elizabeth Dilley, was 37. She married Benedict Middleton in 1779, in Georgia, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. She died in 1810, in Marion, Illinois, United States, at the age of 52, and was buried in Iuka, Marion, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

Benedict Middleton
1758–1810
Rachel Washburn
1758–1810
Marriage: 1779
Benjamin Middleton
1776–1841
William Middleton
1782–1835
Elizabeth Middleton
1786–1856
Benedict Middleton
1790–
Mary Middleton
1792–
Jane Middleton
1794–
Reuben Washburn Middleton
1780–1845
Samuel Harrison Middleton
1794–1856

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    1762 · Georgians Required to Attend Church

    A law was passed requiring Georgians to attend church on Sunday and prohibited any other travel on on this day.

    1776

    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

    1776 · The Declaration to the King

    """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

    English: habitational name from Great and Little Washbourne (Gloucestershire), or Washbourne in Halwell (Devon). The Gloucestershire placename derives from Old English wæsse (genitive wæssan) ‘wet place, swamp, marsh’ + burna ‘spring, stream’. The Devon placename derives from Old English wæsce ‘place for washing’ + burna.

    History: John Washburn came to MA in 1626 and settled in Duxbury, MA, in 1632.

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

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