Rachel Ann Coffman

1835–1912 (Age 76)
Indiana, United States

The Life of Rachel Ann

When Rachel Ann Coffman was born on 27 August 1835, in Indiana, United States, her father, Joseph Coffman, was 25 and her mother, Rebecca Miller, was 21. She married George McWilliams on 13 April 1854, in Middletown, Henry, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Fall Creek Township, Henry, Indiana, United States in 1850 and Jefferson Township, Henry, Indiana, United States for about 40 years. She died on 29 March 1912, at the age of 76, and was buried in Miller Cemetery, Middletown, Henry, Indiana, United States.

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Rachel Ann Coffman
George McWilliams
Marriage: 13 April 1854
Sarah Catherine McWilliams
Enos M McWilliams
David R McWilliams
William H McWilliams
Joseph H McWilliams
Elnora J McWilliams

Spouse & Children

13 April 1854
Middletown, Henry, Indiana, United States


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World Events (8)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 1

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
1836 · The Massive Internal Improvements Act

Age 1

The Massive Internal Improvements Act of 1836 loaned Indiana $10,000,000 to create infrastructure such as canals, railroads, and roads across the state. The act was signed by Whig Governor Noah Noble and passed by the Indiana General Assembly. However, the financial crisis known as the Panic of 1837 thwarted these plans as costs ballooned. Construction on the infrastructure was not completed and the state debt rapidly increased.
1856 · The Town of Santa Claus

Age 21

The town of Santa Fe was denied their application for a United States Postal Service as a town of Santa Fe, Indiana, was already established. Several meetings were held and the name was changed to Santa Claus, Indiana. The United States Postal Service granted their application. Due to the name, the post office in Santa Claus continues to receive thousands of letters to Santa Claus from children around the world each December.

Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of German and Jewish Kaufmann ( see Kaufman ).

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Rachel Mcwilliams in household of George Mcwilliams, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Rachel McWilliams in household of George McWilliams, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Rachael Mc Williams in household of George Mc Williams, "United States Census, 1880"

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