Rachel Stanley

3 August 1820–August 1886 (Age 65)
Robertson, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Rachel

When Rachel Stanley was born on 3 August 1820, in Robertson, Tennessee, United States, her father, Joseph Stanley, was 35 and her mother, Naomi Hall, was 27. She married Hiram Caulkins on 8 March 1838, in Henry, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Knoxville Township, Marion, Iowa, United States in 1860 and Knoxville, Marion, Iowa, United States in 1880. She died in August 1886, in Marion, Iowa, United States, at the age of 66.

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Hiram Caulkins
Rachel Stanley
Marriage: 8 March 1838
Eliza Caulkins
Levi William Caulkins
Francis Marion Caulkins
Harriet Caulkins
Henry Caulkins
George Caulkins
John W Calkins
Samuel Caulkins
Joseph Caulkins
Naomi J. Caulkins
Lewis Allen Caulkins
Mary Alice Caulkins

Spouse and Children

    Hiram Caulkins



8 March 1838
Henry, Iowa, United States


    Eliza Caulkins


    Levi William Caulkins


    Francis Marion Caulkins


    Harriet Caulkins


    Henry Caulkins


+7 More Children

Parents and Siblings



+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1821 · Financial Relief for Public Land

Age 1

A United States law to provide financial relief for the purchasers of Public Lands. It permitted the earlier buyers, that couldn't pay completely for the land, to return the land back to the government. This granted them a credit towards the debt they had on land. Congress, also, extended credit to buyer for eight more years. Still while being in economic panic and the shortage of currency made by citizens, the government hoped that with the time extension, the economy would improve.
1835 · The Hermitage is Built

Age 15

The Hermitage located in Nashville, Tennessee was a plantation owned by President Andrew Jackson from 1804 until his death there in 1845. The Hermitage is now a museum.

Age 26

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

Name Meaning

1 English: habitational name from any of the various places, for example in Derbyshire, County Durham, Gloucestershire, Staffordshire, Wiltshire, and West Yorkshire, so named from Old English stān ‘stone’ + lēah ‘wood’, ‘clearing’.2 Americanized form of any of various like-sounding names in other European languages, for example Polish Stanislawski and Greek Anastasiou.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Rachel Corkins in household of Hiram Corkins, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Rachel Corkins in household of Hiram Corkins, "United States Census, 1860"
  • R Caulkin in household of H Caulkin, "United States Census, 1870"

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