Rachel Staley

4 October 1803–24 February 1882 (Age 78)
Greencastle, Franklin, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life Summary of Rachel

When Rachel Staley was born on 4 October 1803, in Greencastle, Franklin, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Jacob Staley, was 27 and her mother, Mary Catherine McMurray, was 27. She married James Worthington on 15 May 1827, in Greencastle, Franklin, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States in 1839. She died on 24 February 1882, in Grantsville, Tooele, Utah, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Grantsville City Cemetery, Grantsville, Tooele, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Worthington
Rachel Staley
Marriage: 15 May 1827
Ann Mariah Worthington
James Mitchell Worthington
Samuel Ross Worthington
Martha Jane Worthington
Stephen Staley Worthington
Mary Lucinda Worthington
Don Carlos Smith Worthington
Alpheus Cutler Worthington

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    15 May 1827Greencastle, Franklin, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 1
    Lewis and Clark set out from St. Louis, MO to explore the West.
    1812 · Harrisburg Becomes the State Capital
    Age 9
    Harrisburg had important parts with migration, the Civil War, and the Industrial Revolution. 
    1825 · The Crimes Act
    Age 22
    The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from Staveley in Derbyshire, Stayley in Lancashire (now called Stalybridge in Greater Manchester), or perhaps Staveley (Westmorland), Staveley (Lancashire), or Staveley (Yorkshire). The placenames all derive from Old English stæf ‘staff, stave, rod’ (genitive plural stafa) + lēah ‘woodland clearing’. Compare Staveley .

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

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    Rachel Staley Worthington Birth: 4 Oct 1803 Franklin County, Pennsylvania, USA Death: 24 Feb 1882 (aged 78) Grantsville, Tooele County, Utah, USA Burial: Grantsville City Cemetery, Grantsville, Tooele …

    Sources (34)

    • Rachel Wellington in household of James Wellington, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Rachel Staley in entry for Steven Staven Worthington, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • Idaho, County Birth and Death Records, 1883-1929; https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:939Z-58K9-Q?cc=1951759&wc=M6PB-F6D%3A251423301%2C251426401

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