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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Simeon Fletcher
Rachel Fletcher
Marriage: 28 October 1758
Susanna Fletcher
Rachel Fletcher
Jane Fletcher

Spouse and Children

28 October 1758
Westford, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States


    Susanna Fletcher


    Rachel Fletcher


    Jane Fletcher


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+3 More Children

World Events (6)


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."""""""

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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