Rachel Babb

Brief Life History of Rachel

When Rachel Babb was born in 1749, in New Hampshire, British Colonial America, her father, Philip Babb, was 23 and her mother, Grace Lang, was 17. She married George Wallace in 1772, in New Hampshire, United States. She died in 1797, in Deerfield, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States, at the age of 48.

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George Wallace
Rachel Babb
Marriage: December 1772
Jennie Wallace
William Wallace
Hannah Wallace
Dorothy Wallace
Sarah Wallace
John Wallace
Elizabeth Wallace
Philip Babb Wallace
Margaret McClary Wallace

Sources (3)

  • Rachel Babb, "New Hampshire Marriage Records, 1637-1947"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Rachel Babb - Published information: death: 21 May 1824; Deerfield, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States
  • Rachel Babb in entry for George Wallis, "New Hampshire Marriages, 1720-1920"

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


New Hampshire is 9th state.

1786 · Shays' Rebellion

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 (Devon, Somerset, and Cornwall): from the Middle English personal name Babb(e), usually no doubt a pet form of the female personal name Barbara (see Barbara ), but possibly in some cases a survival of the Old English personal name Babba, which is found in several placenames, including Babbacombe in Devon and Babington in Somerset.

English (Devon, Somerset, and Cornwall): from Middle English babe ‘infant, young child’, applied as a nickname.

Americanized form of German Bobb or of some other similar (like-sounding) surname.

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

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