Rachel Mitchell

1826–
Kentucky, United States

The Life of Rachel

Rachel Mitchell was born in 1826, in Kentucky, United States. She married Joseph Hyrum Woolsey in 1847, in Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. She lived in Salt Lake, Utah Territory, United States in 1850.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Hyrum Woolsey
1826–1886
Rachel Mitchell
1826–
Marriage: 1847
Elizabeth Woolsey
1847–
Nancy Woolsey
1849–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1847
Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States
children

(2)

World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 4

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1830 · Louisville and Portland Canal Opens

Age 4

The Louisville and Portland canal opened in 1830. It was a 2 mile canal. It helped with the barrier caused by the Falls of the Ohio River at Louisville by making a route around them.
1861

Age 35

Kentucky sided with the Union during the Civil War, even though it is a southern state.

Name Meaning

Scottish, English, and Irish:1. from the Middle English, Old French personal name Michel, vernacular form of Michael . 2. nickname for a big man, from Middle English michel, mechel, muchel ‘big’. 3. Irish (County Connacht): surname adopted as equivalent of Mulvihill .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Rachel Woolsey in household of Joseph H Woolsey, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Rachel Mitchel, "England and Wales Non-Conformist Record Indexes (RG4-8), 1588-1977"
  • Descendants of Joseph Woolsey & Abigail Schaeffer by Wilford Whitaker

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