Rachel Viele

1780–1840 (Age 59)
New Paltz, New Paltz, Ulster, New York, United States

The Life of Rachel

When Rachel Viele was born on 9 October 1780, in New Paltz, New Paltz, Ulster, New York, United States, her father, Myndert Cornelise Viele, was 17 and her mother, Johanna Parmetier, was 21. She married Abraham Hood in 1796, in New Paltz, New Paltz, Ulster, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. She died after 1840, in Colchester, Walton, Delaware, New York, United States, at the age of 61.

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Family Time Line

Rachel Viele
Abraham Hood
Marriage: 1796
William Hood
Meynderd Hood
Meyndart Hood
John Warren Hood
Annatje Dubois Hood
Sarah Hood

Spouse & Children

New Paltz, New Paltz, Ulster, New York, United States


  • Male1797–1872Male

  • Meynderd Hood


  • Meyndart Hood


  • John Warren Hood


  • Annatje Dubois Hood


+1 More Child

Parents & Siblings



+7 More Children

World Events (8)

1781 · The First Constitution

Age 1

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.
1783 · A Free America

Age 3

The Revolutionary War ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris which gave the new nation boundries on which they could expand and trade with other countries without any problems.
1797 · Albany is Named Capital of New York

Age 17

Albany became the capital of New York in 1797. Albany is the oldest continuous settlement of the original 13 colonies.

Name Meaning

1 Dutch: nickname from Old French vieil, viel ‘old’.2 variant of German Viel .3 Southern Italian (Apulia): unexplained.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Rachel Fiely in entry for John Warner Hood, "New York, Church Records, 1660-1954"
  • Rochelle Viele, "New York, Births and Christenings, 1640-1962"
  • Rachel Fiely in entry for John Warren Hood, "New York, Births and Christenings, 1640-1962"

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