Rachel Murrell

2 April 1764–6 September 1843 (Age 79)
Waterford Works, Gloucester, New Jersey, British Colonial America

The Life Summary of Rachel

When Rachel Murrell was born on 2 April 1764, in Waterford Works, Gloucester, New Jersey, British Colonial America, her father, Samuel Morrell, was 44 and her mother, Ann Elllis, was 38. She married Barzillai Ridgeway on 20 November 1788, in Gloucester City, Camden, New Jersey, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. She died on 6 September 1843, in Burlington, New Jersey, United States, at the age of 79.

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Family Time Line

Barzillai Ridgeway
1754–1805
Rachel Murrell
1764–1843
Marriage: 20 November 1788
Edith Ridgeway
1789–1831
Ann Ridgway
1791–1853
Susannah Ridgway
1793–1875
Rachel Murrell Ridgeway
1795–1861
Barzillai Ridgway
1798–1858
Clayton L Ridgway
1801–1850
Richard Lott Ridgway
1804–1884

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    20 November 1788Gloucester City, Camden, New Jersey, United States
  • Children

    (7)

    +2 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (2)

    World Events (8)

    1775
    Age 11
    "During the six-year Revolutionary war, more of the fights took place in New Jersey than any other colony. Over 296 engagements between opposing forces were recorded. One of the largest conflicts of the entire war took place between Morristown and Middlebrook, referred to as the ""Ten Crucial Days"" and remembered by the famous phrase ""the times that try men's souls"". The revolution won some of their most desperately needed victories during this time."
    1776
    Age 12
    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
    1786 · Shays' Rebellion
    Age 22
    Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.

    Name Meaning

    English: variant of Merrill .

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

    Possible Related Names

    Murrill
    Merrill
    Muriel

    Sources (2)

    • Unknown in entry for Richard L. Ridgway, "New Jersey Deaths and Burials, 1720-1988"

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