George Rector

1808–1840 (Age 31)
Rowan, North Carolina, United States

The Life of George

When George Rector was born on 9 March 1808, in Rowan, North Carolina, United States, his father, Peter Rector Jr, was 34 and his mother, Mary Kinnick, was 21. He married Mary Riddle on 31 July 1828, in Rowan, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Davie, North Carolina, United States in 1840. He died in January 1840, at the age of 31.

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George Rector
Mary Riddle
Marriage: 31 July 1828
Laura Ann Rector
Matilda E. Rector
John Jacob Rector
Stephen Lawson Rector
William Peter Rector

Spouse & Children

  • Male1808–1840Male

  • Mary Riddle


31 July 1828
Rowan, North Carolina, United States


  • Laura Ann Rector


  • Matilda E. Rector


  • John Jacob Rector


  • Stephen Lawson Rector


  • William Peter Rector


Parents & Siblings

  • Peter Rector Jr


  • Female1787–1872Female



+7 More Children

World Events (7)


Age 4

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
1812 · War of 1812

Age 4

Because of the outbreak of war from Napoleonic France, Britain decided to blockade the trade between the United States and the French. The US then fought this action and said it was illegal under international law. Britain supplied Native Americans who raided settlers living on the frontier and halting expansion westward. In 1814, one of the British raids stormed into Washington D.C. burning down the capital. Neither the Americans or the British wanted to continue fighting, so negotiations of peace began. After Treaty of Ghent was signed, Unaware of the treaty, British forces invaded Louisiana but were defeated in January 1815.
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 11

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

Name Meaning

1 German and Dutch: status name for the director of an institution, in particular the head of a religious house or a college.2 Americanized form of German Richter .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Geo Rector, "United States Census, 1840"
  • George Rector in entry for Wm Peter Rector, "Iowa, Death Records, 1904-1951"
  • George Rector, "North Carolina Estate Files, 1663-1979"

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