Rachel Seamons

31 May 1834–21 July 1911 (Age 77)
All Saints' Church, All Saints South Elmham, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Rachel

When Rachel Seamons was born on 31 May 1834, in All Saints' Church, All Saints South Elmham, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom, her father, Henry Seamons, was 25 and her mother, Mary King, was 33. She married James Hancey on 11 October 1855, in All Saints' Church, All Saints South Elmham, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 3 daughters. In 1848, at the age of 19, her occupation is listed as almost age 15, servant of a kindly elderly couple (who also used to be servants) on a farm, lived there 5 1/2 years. She died on 21 July 1911, in Hyde Park, Cache, Utah, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Hyde Park Cemetery, Hyde Park, Cache, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Hancey
Rachel Seamons
Marriage: 11 October 1855
James Sands Hancey
George Henry Hancey
Horace William Hancey
Mary Eliza Hancey
Henry Edwin Hancey
Amelia Rachel Hancey
Alvin David Hancey
Jesse Samuel Hancey
Alma John Hancey
Hannah Elizabeth Hancey
Arthur Claudius Hancey

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    11 October 1855All Saints' Church, All Saints South Elmham, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom
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    World Events (8)

    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 2
    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
    Age 9
    Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.
    Age 29
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    Name Meaning

    English (Buckinghamshire): variant of Seamans .

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

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    Story Highlight

    Rachel Seamons Hancey

    I, Rachel Seamons Hancey, write a few incidents of my life, by request of some of my children. I was born May 31, 1834 in the village of All Saints, Suffolk County, England. My parents were honest an …

    Sources (76)

    • Rachel Hansen in household of James Hansen, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Rachel Seaman in entry for Arthur Cladius Hancey, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"
    • Rachel Hancey, "United States Census, 1880"

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