Rachel Sweazy

11 November 1799–1884 (Age 84)
Essex, New Jersey, United States

The Life of Rachel

When Rachel Sweazy was born on 11 November 1799, in Essex, New Jersey, United States, her father, W. Henry Sweazy, was 24 and her mother, Anna Mary Kramer, was 18. She married John William Clark in 1820, in Westfield, Union, New Jersey, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She died in 1884, in Robinson, Crawford, Illinois, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Crawford, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Thompson
1798–1839
Rachel Sweazy
1799–1884
Marriage: 9 November 1831
John William Thompson
1830–1902
Martha Thompson
1832–
Samuel Thomas Thompson
1834–1887
Charlotte Thompson
1835–1838
Matilda Jane Thompson
1837–1878
Mary Ann Thompson
1839–
Rachel Thompson
1841–
Martha Thompson
1843–
Martha Thompson
1843–

Spouse and Children

    John Thompson

    Male1798–1839Male

    Female1799–1884Female

MARRIAGE
9 November 1831
Hocking, Ohio, United States
children

(9)

    John William Thompson

    Male1830–1902Male

    Martha Thompson

    Female1832–Female

    Samuel Thomas Thompson

    Male1834–1887Male

    Charlotte Thompson

    Female1835–1838Female

    Matilda Jane Thompson

    Female1837–1878Female

+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    W. Henry Sweazy

    Male1775–1863Male

    Female1781–1831Female

siblings

(14)

    Nancy Sweazy

    Female1797–1827Female

    Female1799–1884Female

    Anthony Sweazy

    Male1800–1864Male

    Female1802–1829Female

    Henry Sweazy

    Male1804–1863Male

+9 More Children

World Events (8)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 1

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.
1804

Age 5

Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr had been political enemies with intense personal differences for quite some time. Burr accused Hamilton of publicly disparaging his character during the elections of 1800 and 1804. On the morning of July 11, the two politicians went to Weehawken, New Jersey to resolve the disputes with an official duel. Both men were armed with a pistol. Hamilton missed, but Burr's shot fatally wounded Hamilton, who would die by the following day. The duel custom had been outlawed in New York by 1804, resulting in Burr fleeing the state due to an arrest warrant. He would later be accused of treason, but ultimately be acquitted.
1823

Age 24

"Corfield vs Coryell was a significant federal court case that upheld New Jersey's existing regulation, which prohibited any non-residents from gathering clams and oysters. The case was decided by Justice Bushrod Washington of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Justice Washington primarily referenced the first section of the Fourteenth Amendment, regarding ""privileges and immunities"" to arrive at his decision."

Name Meaning

Variant of English Swasey .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (2)

  • Ohio Wills and Probate 1786-1998
  • Rachel Clark, "Ohio, Marriages, 1800-1958"

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