Rachel Criss

25 June 1826–23 February 1882 (Age 55)
Reno Magisterial District, Preston, West Virginia, United States

The Life of Rachel

When Rachel Criss was born on 25 June 1826, in Reno Magisterial District, Preston, West Virginia, United States, her father, Isaac William Criss, was 43 and her mother, Sarah Matthew, was 36. She had at least 9 sons and 7 daughters with William H. Thomas. She lived in Union Magisterial District, Tyler, West Virginia, United States in 1870 and Grafton, Taylor, West Virginia, United States in 1880. She died on 23 February 1882, in Taylor, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 55, and was buried in Knottsville, Taylor, West Virginia, United States.

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Family Time Line

William H. Thomas
1823–1903
Rachel Criss
1826–1882
Mollie Thomas
1844–1845
Winfield Thomas
1844–1845
Bird Thomas
1844–1860
Ide Thomas
1844–1865
Martin Ide W. Thomas
1850–
David Winfield Thomas
1861–1894
Assylum Thomas
1846–
James W. Thomas
1846–
Sarah Virginia Thomas
1848–1936
Thomas
1853–1853
William Henry Thomas
1854–1922
Isaac Thomas
1857–1941
Laura B. Thomas
1863–1884
Thomas
1866–
Mary A. Thomas
1866–1885
Dora Bird Thomas
1871–1940

Spouse and Children

children

(16)

    Mollie Thomas

    Female1844–1845Female

    Winfield Thomas

    Male1844–1845Male

    Female1844–1860Female

    Male1844–1865Male

    Assylum Thomas

    Male1846–Male

+11 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(6)

    Rawley E Criss Sr.

    Male1817–1854Male

    Huldah Criss

    Female1818–1893Female

    Pamela Criss

    Female1822–Female

    Female1826–1882Female

    Male1827–1902Male

+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 4

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1830 · The Oregon Trail

Age 4

Many people started their 2,170-mile West trek to settle the land found by Louis and Clark. They used large-wheeled wagons to pack most of their belongings and were guided by trails that were made by the previous trappers and traders who walked the area. Over time the trail needed annual improvements to make the trip faster and safer. Most of Interstate 80 and 84 cover most of the ground that was the original trail.
1844 · Lumpkin's Jail

Age 18

In 1844 when Robert Lumpkin bought land in Virginia, this would be the spot of the Infamous Slave Jail (or Lumpkin’s Jail). The slaves would be brought here during the slave trade until they were sold. Lumpkin had purchased the land for his own slave business.

Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of German Gries .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Rachael Thomas in household of William Thomas, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Rachael Thomas in household of William Thomas, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Rachel Thomas in household of William Thomas, "United States Census, 1880"

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