Rachel Nims

Brief Life History of Rachel

When Rachel Nims was born on 12 February 1748, in Greenfield, Hampshire, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, her father, Thomas Nims, was 29 and her mother, Esther Martindale, was 25. She married Col. Daniel Wells about 1766, in Deerfield, Hampshire, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 4 daughters. She died in 1823, in Rock Island, Illinois, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Dickson Cemetery, Rock Island, Rock Island, Illinois, United States.

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Col. Daniel Wells
Rachel Nims
Marriage: about 1766
Daniel Wells
Polly Wells
Joel Wells
Rinnah Rene Wells Sr
Aseneth Wells
Ira Wells
Daniel Wells
Mary Polly Wells
Rachel Wells
Elihu Wells

Sources (6)

  • Rachel Nims, "Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
  • Rachel Wells, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Rachel Nims - Moved to: after 1820; Rapid City, Rock Island, Illinois, United States

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Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

1776 · The Declaration to the King

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""

1787 · The Making of the U.S. Constitution.

The Philadelphia Convention was intended to be the first meeting to establish the first system of government under the Articles of Confederation. From this Convention, the Constitution of the United States was made and then put into place making it one of the major events in all American History.

Name Meaning

Americanized form of unidentified surname, presumably French.

History: The first recorded bearer of this surname is Godfrey Nims of Deerfield, MA, whose name appears on a court record from 1667.

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

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