Rachel Marden

20 July 1701–19 February 1798 (Age 96)
Rye, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States

The Life of Rachel

When Rachel Marden was born on 20 July 1701, in Rye, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States, her father, James Marden, was 31 and her mother, Abigail Webster, was 25. She married Richard Goss about 1722. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. She died on 19 February 1798, in Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States, at the age of 96.

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Richard Goss
Rachel Marden
Marriage: about 1722
Abigail Goss
Margaret Goss

Spouse and Children

about 1722


Parents and Siblings



+9 More Children

World Events (4)


Age 75

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

Age 75

New Hampshire is 9th state.
1781 · The First Constitution

Age 80

Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places so called. One in Wiltshire was named in Old English ‘valley at a boundary’, from mearc ‘boundary’ + denu ‘valley’; one in Sussex was named as ‘boundary hill’ (Old English (ge)mǣre ‘boundary’ + dūn ‘hill’); one in Kent was named ‘mares’ pasture’ (Old English m(i)ere ‘mares’ + denn ‘pasture’); while the one in Herefordshire was named with British magno- ‘plain’ + Old English worðign ‘enclosure’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Rachel in entry for Abigil Goss, "New Hampshire Birth Records, Early to 1900"
  • Rachel in entry for Margaret Goss, "New Hampshire Birth Records, Early to 1900"
  • Rachel in entry for Abigail Goss, "New Hampshire Births and Christenings, 1714-1904"

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