Rachel Ferry

14 September 1745–August 1746
Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Rachel

When Rachel Ferry was born on 14 September 1745, in Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Ebenezer Ferry, was 34 and her mother, Mary Phelps, was 33. She died in August 1746, in Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 0.

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Family Time Line

Ebenezer Ferry
1710–1752
Mary Phelps
1711–1766
Abigail Ferry
1742–1828
Solomon Ferry
1743–1810
Rachel Ferry
1745–1746
Mary Ferry
1747–1747
Sarah Ferry
1748–1752
Martha Ferry
1750–1829

Parents and Siblings

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Name Meaning

1 Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Fearadhaigh ‘descendant of Fearadhach ’, a personal name of uncertain origin, probably an adjective derivative of fear ‘man’.2 English: metonymic occupational name for a ferryman, or a topographic name for someone who lived by a ferry crossing on a river. Middle English feri ‘ferry’ is from Old Norse ferja ‘ferry’, ultimately cognate with the Old English verb ferian ‘to carry’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Rachel Ferry, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Rachel Ferry, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Rachel Ferry, "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"

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