Rachel Wheat

from 23 November 1740 to 23 November 1749–
Prince George's, Maryland, United States

The Life of Rachel

Rachel Wheat was born from 23 November 1740 to 23 November 1749, in Prince George's, Maryland, United States as the daughter of Francis Wheat and Sarah Kenderick. She married Zephaniah Prather in 1759, in Maryland, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 9 daughters.

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Family Time Line

Zephaniah Prather
1739–1809
Rachel Wheat
1740–
Marriage: 1759
Cassandra Prather
1759–1809
Elizabeth Prather
1761–1809
Zephaniah Jr. Prather
1762–
Elizabeth Prather
1766–1846
Mary " Polly" Prather
1770–1809
Jane Prather
1770–1824
William Prather
1772–
Richard Prather
1774–
Eleanor Prather
1776–
Alethia Prather
1780–1841
William Prather
1782–
Eleanor Prather
1768–
Thomas Prather
1768–
Rachel Prather
1770–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1759
Maryland, United States
children

(14)

    Female1759–1809Female

    Elizabeth Prather

    Female1761–1809Female

    Zephaniah Jr. Prather

    Male1762–Male

    Elizabeth Prather

    Female1766–1846Female

    Eleanor Prather

    Female1768–Female

+9 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Francis Wheat

    Male–1774Male

    Female1705–1774Female

siblings

(7)

    Wheat

    Unknown1720–

    John Wheat

    Male1733–Male

    Wheat

    Unknown1730–

    Wheat

    Unknown1730–

    Male1738–1814Male

+2 More Children

World Events (6)

1776

Age 36

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776

Age 36

Maryland is the 7th state.
1803

Age 63

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.

Name Meaning

English (chiefly Nottinghamshire): metonymic occupational name for a grower or seller of wheat, from Old English hwǣte ‘wheat’ (a derivative of hwīt ‘white’, because of its use in making white flour).

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (2)

  • Wheat, "Maryland Births and Christenings, 1650-1995"
  • Rachel in entry for Thomas Prater, "Maryland Births and Christenings, 1650-1995"

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