Rachel Eldridge

18 September 1767–15 January 1854 (Age 86)
Evesham Township, Burlington, New Jersey, United States

The Life of Rachel

When Rachel Eldridge was born on 18 September 1767, in Evesham Township, Burlington, New Jersey, United States, her father, James Eldridge, was 28 and her mother, Hannah Evans, was 27. She died on 15 January 1854, in Chester Township, Burlington, New Jersey, United States, at the age of 86.

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James Eldridge
Hannah Evans
Rachel Eldridge
Abigail Eldridge
William Spencer Eldridge
Sarah Eldridge

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World Events (8)


Age 8

During the six-year Revolutionary war, more of the fights took place in New Jersey than any other colony. Over 296 engagements between opposing forces were recorded. One of the largest conflicts of the entire war took place between Morristown and Middlebrook, referred to as the "Ten Crucial Days" and remembered by the famous phrase "the times that try men's souls". The revolution won some of their most desperately needed victories during this time.

Age 9

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1790 · Trenton - State Capital

Age 23

Trenton, New Jersey officially became the state capital in 1790. The first state governor would be William Livingston.

Name Meaning

English: from a Middle English personal name, Eldric, a variant of Aldrich .

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

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Sources (2)

  • Report that the marriage of Jacob and Rachel was orderly accomplished before May 8th 1749
  • Marriage intention for Jacobs Evans and Rachel Eldridge March 13 1749

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