HOOWE Rachel

Female 1724 -


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  • Name HOOWE Rachel  [1, 2, 3
    Born 12 Oct 1724  Edenderry, Offally Co., Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    Gender Female 
    CENSUS 1790  Donegal Township, Westmoreland Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • Census lists one "Free White Males Over 16" and three "Free White Females" living in household of Rachel Fisher. The male is presumably Rachel's son Abel Fisher; the females presumably include Rachel and her daughters Rachel and Elizabeth, daughter Hannah presumably having married Samuel McDowell and given birth to her daughter Margaret about this time.
    Census: 1790 U.S. - Donegal Township, Westmoreland Co., PA, Roll: M637_9; Page: 92; Image: 59; Family History Library Film: 0568149
    Census: 1790 U.S. - Donegal Township, Westmoreland Co., PA, Roll: M637_9; Page: 92; Image: 59; Family History Library Film: 0568149
    CENSUS 1800  Donegal Township, Westmoreland Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    • Census lists in Abel Fisher's household: one "Free White Males 45 and Upwards," who must be Abel himself - he would have just turned 45 in 1800; two "Free White Females over 16 and under 26," and three "Free White Females 45 and upwards." Can only speculate that the women include wife Rachel Forbes and perhaps his mother Rachel Hoowe, sisters Elizabeth and Rachel Fisher, and a niece or other relation.
    Census: 1800 U.S. - Donegal Township, Westmoreland Co., PA, Roll: 41; Page: 1040; Image: 227; Family History Library Film: 363344
    Census: 1800 U.S. - Donegal Township, Westmoreland Co., PA, Roll: 41; Page: 1040; Image: 227; Family History Library Film: 363344
    Person ID I200  Main
    Last Modified 21 Aug 2010 

    Father HOOWE, Matthias,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother CURTIS, Elizabeth,   b. 18 Sep 1696,   d. 16 Mar 1782  (Age 85 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married 1 Jan 1724/25  Edenderry, Offally Co., Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F122  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family FISHER Abel,   b. Abt 1730, Mountmellick, Laois Co., Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1786, Ligonier, Westmoreland Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 55 years) 
    Married 27 Feb 1750  Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [8, 9, 10
    Bible Record: Family of Matthias Fisher and Rachel Hoowe (family page)
    Bible Record: Family of Matthias Fisher and Rachel Hoowe (family page)
    Children 
     1. FISHER Henry,   b. 25 Mar 1751, Cape May, Cape May Co., NJ Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
     2. FISHER Elizabeth,   b. 3 Dec 1752, Cape May, Cape May Co., NJ Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
     3. FISHER Abel,   b. 19 Apr 1756, Cape May, Cape May Co., NJ Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Aug 1838, Ligonier, Westmoreland Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)  [Birth]
    +4. FISHER Mathias,   b. 12 Feb 1758, Cape May, Cape May Co., NJ Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Feb 1834, Westmoreland Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)  [Birth]
     5. FISHER Elizabeth,   b. 20 Apr 1760, Cape May, Cape May Co., NJ Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
     6. FISHER Rachel,   b. 12 Aug 1762, Cape May, Cape May Co., NJ Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1848  (Age > 87 years)  [Birth]
     7. FISHER Thomas,   b. 29 Oct 1764, Cape May, Cape May Co., NJ Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Feb 1848, Lawrence Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)  [Birth]
    +8. FISHER Hannah,   b. 11 Feb 1767, Cape May, Cape May Co., NJ Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Jan 1826, Westmoreland Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years)  [Birth]
     9. FISHER John,   b. 22 Sep 1769, Cape May, Cape May Co., NJ Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Jan 1775, Westmoreland Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 5 years)  [Birth]
    Last Modified 28 Jan 2007 22:59:42 
    Family ID F82  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 12 Oct 1724 - Edenderry, Offally Co., Ireland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCENSUS - 1790 - Donegal Township, Westmoreland Co., PA Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • All references to Rachel Hoowe's surname being Whoowee are incorrrect according to Hoowe family records In the Friends Historical Library, Dublin, Ireland.
    • Rachel left in Ireland two brothers, Williams and Mathias, and three sisters, Mollie, Nancy and Hanna, when she sailed for American with husband Abel Fisher ca. 1753
      . [11]

  • Sources 
    1. [SR1] Colonial and Revolutionary Families of PA, Wilfred Jordan, editor, ((New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, Inc., 1942), 568-576), 974.8 D2c 1978., 572 (Reliability: 2).
      "Abel FisherÉmarried Rachel Whoowee or Howee, a Quakeress who was born at Eddenderry (Edenderry)."

    2. [SR1] Colonial and Revolutionary Families of PA, Wilfred Jordan, editor, ((New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, Inc., 1942), 568-576), 974.8 D2c 1978., 572 (Reliability: 2).
      "Mr. Fisher left one brother, Henry and one half-sister, Nancy Lake, while his wife left brothers William and Mathias, and three sisters, Mollie, Nancy and Hannah."

    3. [SR1] Colonial and Revolutionary Families of PA, Wilfred Jordan, editor, ((New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, Inc., 1942), 568-576), 974.8 D2c 1978., 573 (Reliability: 2).
      "Abel Fisher married, in Ireland, February 27, 1750, Rachel Whowee or Howee.
      "Children:
      "1. Henry, born March 25, 1751.
      "2. Elizabeth, born December 3, 1752, died unmarried.
      "3. Abel, born April 19, 1756; married Rachel Forbes.
      "4. Mathias, of whom further.
      "5. Elizabeth (again), born April 29, 1760.
      "6. Rachel, born August 12, 1762; married, as his second wife, Jacob Stewart. (Stewart I)
      "7. Thomas, born October 29, 1764; married Prudence Shaw. In 1802 he removed to Mercer (now Lawrence) County, about four miles north of New Castle, where he spent his life. Died suddenly in 1848.
      "8. Hannah, born February 11, 1767; married Samuel McDowell, and settled near Ligonier. They raised a large family, most of whom removed and settled in Mercer (now Lawrence) County.
      "9. John, born September 22, 1769, was bitten by a rattlesnake and died within a few hours."

    4. [SR1] Colonial and Revolutionary Families of PA, Wilfred Jordan, editor, ((New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, Inc., 1942), 568-576), 974.8 D2c 1978., 572.
      "ABEL FISHER, son of Abel Fisher, was born at Mt. Mellick, Ireland, about 1730, and died at Fort Ligonier, Westmoreland County Pennsylvania. He served some time in the British army as a dragoon and, following his discharge he married Rachel Whoowee or Howee, a Quakeress who was born at Eddenderry (Edenderry)."

    5. [SR18] Fisher Family Sketch - 21 Nov 1888, (Ligonier Echo, Ligonier, Pennsylvania, 21 Nov 1888), 21 Nov 1888.
      ...Rachel Whoowe, a Quakeress who was born in Edenderry.

    6. [S227] Census: 1790 U.S. - Donegal Township, Westmoreland Co., PA , (Ancestry,com), Roll: M637_9; Page: 92; Image: 59; Family History Library Film: 0568149 (Reliability: 3), 1790.

    7. [S228] Census: 1800 U.S. - Donegal Township, Westmoreland Co., PA, (Ancestry,com), Roll: 41; Page: 1040; Image: 227; Family History Library Film: 363344 (Reliability: 1), 1800.

    8. [SR1] Colonial and Revolutionary Families of PA, Wilfred Jordan, editor, ((New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, Inc., 1942), 568-576), 974.8 D2c 1978., 573 (Reliability: 2).
      Abel Fisher married, in Ireland, February 27, 1750, Rachel Whowee or Howee.
      Children:
      1. Henry, born March 25, 1751.
      2. Elizabeth, born December 3, 1752, died unmarried.
      3. Abel, born April 19, 1756; married Rachel Forbes.
      4. Mathias, of whom further.
      5. Elizabeth (again), born April 29, 1760.
      "6. Rachel, born August 12, 1762; married, as his second wife, Jacob Stewart. (Stewart I)
      7. Thomas, born October 29, 1764; married Prudence Shaw. In 1802 he removed to Mercer (now Lawrence) County, about four miles north of New Castle, where he spent his life. Died suddenly in 1848.
      8. Hannah, born February 11, 1767; married Samuel McDowell, and settled near Ligonier. They raised a large family, most of whom removed and settled in Mercer (now Lawrence) County.
      9. John, born September 22, 1769, was bitten by a rattlesnake and died within a few hours.

    9. [SR18] Fisher Family Sketch - 21 Nov 1888, (Ligonier Echo, Ligonier, Pennsylvania, 21 Nov 1888), 21 Nov 1888.
      Abel Fisher... married Rachel Whoowee...

    10. [S64] Bible Record: Family of Matthias Fisher and Rachel Hoowe, (George Grierson, Printer to the King's Most Excellent Majesty, Dublin, 1754) (Reliability: 3).
      Abell Fisher and Rachel Hoowee was Married February the 27 1750

    11. [SR18] Fisher Family Sketch - 21 Nov 1888, (Ligonier Echo, Ligonier, Pennsylvania, 21 Nov 1888), 21 Nov 1888.