Rachel Caroline Taylor

1839–1889 (Age 49)
Yankeetown, Warrick, Indiana, United States

The Life of Rachel Caroline

When Rachel Caroline Taylor was born on 18 June 1839, in Yankeetown, Warrick, Indiana, United States, her father, Hubbard Taylor, was 26 and her mother, Mary Ann Bates, was 24. She married Orsamus Phelps Sargeant on 18 November 1858, in Yankeetown, Warrick, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Indiana, United States in 1870 and Ohio Township, Warrick, Indiana, United States in 1880. She died on 13 April 1889, in Newburgh, Warrick, Indiana, United States, at the age of 49, and was buried in Newburgh, Warrick, Indiana, United States.

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Rachel Caroline Taylor
Orsamus Phelps Sargeant
Marriage: 18 November 1858
Margaret Ann Sargeant
William Taylor Sargeant
Perry Tillman Sargeant
Isaac Robert Sargeant
Eugene Grant Sargeant
Loretta Neoma Sargeant
Maurice Hopson Sargeant
Helan Sargeant

Spouse & Children

18 November 1858
Yankeetown, Warrick, Indiana, United States


  • Margaret Ann Sargeant


  • William Taylor Sargeant


  • Male1864–1938Male

  • Isaac Robert Sargeant


  • Male1870–1928Male

+3 More Children

Parents & Siblings



  • Amanda Angeline Taylor


  • Frances Martha Taylor


  • Female1839–1889Female

  • Sarah Jane Taylor


  • Melana Taylor


+5 More Children

World Events (8)

1841 · Indiana Nears Bankruptcy

Age 2

The State of Indiana was near bankruptcy in 1841 due to the inability to repay interest incurred for the Massive Internal Improvement Act. The state liquidated much of its public works. Many of the projects were handed over to the state’s creditors as a way to reduce debt. Only two of the eight proposed infrastructure projects were completed by the creditors.

Age 7

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1856 · The Town of Santa Claus

Age 17

The town of Santa Fe was denied their application for a United States Postal Service as a town of Santa Fe, Indiana, was already established. Several meetings were held and the name was changed to Santa Claus, Indiana. The United States Postal Service granted their application. Due to the name, the post office in Santa Claus continues to receive thousands of letters to Santa Claus from children around the world each December.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish: occupational name for a tailor, from Old French tailleur (Late Latin taliator, from taliare ‘to cut’). The surname is extremely common in Britain and Ireland, and its numbers have been swelled by its adoption as an Americanized form of the numerous equivalent European names, most of which are also very common among Ashkenazic Jews, for example Schneider , Szabó , and Portnov .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Racheal Sargent in household of O P Sargent, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Rachel Taylor in household of Hubbard Taylor, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Rachel Sargent in household of O P Sargent, "United States Census, 1870"

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