Rachel Kennedy

1818–1866 (Age 48)
Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Rachel

Rachel Kennedy was born in 1818, in Pennsylvania, United States as the daughter of Jesse Kennedy and Elizabeth Bailey. She married Emanuel Leach on 1 December 1831, in Morgan, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 9 daughters. She lived in York Township, Morgan, Ohio, United States in 1850. She died in 1866, in Ohio, United States, at the age of 48.

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Emanuel Leach
Rachel Kennedy
Marriage: 1 December 1831
Rosanna Leach
Angaline Leach
Sarah Jane Leach
Jesse Leach
Mary Leach
Edmund Riggs Leach
Elizabeth Leach
Hester Catharine Leach
John J Leach
Lorenzo Leach
Amy L Leach
David Leach
Amos Leach
Rachel Leach
Alice Belle Leach

Spouse and Children

1 December 1831
Morgan, Ohio, United States


    Rosanna Leach




    Mary Leach


    Edmund Riggs Leach


+10 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Jesse Kennedy


    Elizabeth Bailey




World Events (7)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 1

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
1820 · Making States Equal

Age 2

The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.
1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 14

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

Name Meaning

Irish and Scottish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Ceannéidigh ‘descendant of Ceannéidigh’, a personal name derived from ceann ‘head’ + éidigh ‘ugly’.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Rachel Leach in household of Manuel Leach, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Rachel Canada in entry for John J Leach, "Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953"
  • Rachel Canada in entry for Alice Belle Romine, "Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953"

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