Rachel Malcolm

1834–after 1875 (Age 41)
Gas City, Grant, Indiana, United States

The Life of Rachel

When Rachel Malcolm was born in 1834, in Gas City, Grant, Indiana, United States, her father, Samuel Malcom, was 32 and her mother, Beulah Hines, was 23. She married David Wood on 15 March 1857, in Miami Township, Cass, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Mill Township, Grant, Indiana, United States in 1850. She died after 1875, in Miami, Deer Creek Township, Miami, Indiana, United States, at the age of 42.

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David Wood
Rachel Malcolm
Marriage: 15 March 1857
James R Wood
Catharine Wood
George McCellan Wood

Spouse and Children

15 March 1857
Miami Township, Cass, Indiana, United States


    James R Wood


    Catharine Wood


    George McCellan Wood


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World Events (8)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 2

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 2

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.

Age 12

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

Name Meaning

1 Scottish: from the Gaelic personal name Maol-Choluim ‘devotee of (Saint) Columba’ ( see Colomb ).2 Irish (Ulster): Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Maolcholuim ‘descendant of the devotee of St. Columba’ (Irish Colum Cille, literally ‘dove of the church’). In Ireland the personal name is often spelled Colm; in Scotland it has become Calum.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Rachel Malcom in household of Samuel Malcom, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Rachael Malcolm in entry for James R Wood and Stella Johnson, "Michigan, County Marriages, 1820-1940"
  • Rachael Malcom, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2018"

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