Rachel Fletcher

1 August 1740–
Westford, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Rachel

When Rachel Fletcher was born on 1 August 1740, in Westford, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Jonathan Fletcher, was 46 and her mother, Jane Chamberlain, was 34. She married Simeon Fletcher on 28 October 1758, in Westford, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 daughters.

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Family Time Line

Simeon Fletcher
1737–1773
Rachel Fletcher
1740–
Marriage: 28 October 1758
Susanna Fletcher
1759–1837
Rachel Fletcher
1764–
Jane Fletcher
1770–1849

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
28 October 1758
Westford, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
children

(3)

    Susanna Fletcher

    Female1759–1837Female

    Rachel Fletcher

    Female1764–Female

    Jane Fletcher

    Female1770–1849Female

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(8)

+3 More Children

World Events (6)

1776

Age 36

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 36

"""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."""""""
1803

Age 63

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.

Name Meaning

English: occupational name for an arrowsmith, Middle English, Old French flech(i)er (from Old French fleche ‘arrow’).

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

Sources (3)

  • Rachel in entry for Jane Fletcher, "New Hampshire, Birth Records, Early to 1900"
  • Rachel in entry for Rachel Fletcher, "New Hampshire, Birth Records, Early to 1900"
  • Rachel in entry for Susanna Fletcher, "New Hampshire, Birth Records, Early to 1900"

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