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Rachel Keeling

Rachel Keeling

Female 1818 - 1910  (92 years)  Submit Photo / DocumentSubmit Photo / Document    Has 4 ancestors and more than 100 descendants in this family tree.

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    Keeling, Rachel b1817
    Keeling, Rachel b1817

    Documents
    Rachel Keeling Death Certificate
    Rachel Keeling Death Certificate

  • Name Rachel Keeling 
    Birth 10 Mar 1818  Draycott, Derbyshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christening 26 Apr 1818  Aston on Trent, Derbyshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Census 1860  Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Initiatory (LDS) 18 Apr 1860  EHOUS Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1870  Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1900  Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1910  Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    FamilySearch ID LHD1-23J 
    Death 16 Jun 1910  Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Burial 17 Jun 1910  Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Headstones Submit Headstone Photo Submit Headstone Photo 
    Person ID I418  mytree
    Last Modified 25 Feb 2024 

    Father John Keeling,   b. 6 Oct 1792, Ockbrook, Derbyshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Sarah Smedley,   b. Abt 1795, Ockbrook, Derbyshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Marriage Abt 1816  Ockbrook, Derbyshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F434  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 John West,   b. 11 Apr 1817, Borrowash, Derbyshire, England Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 12 Feb 1852, St. Joseph, Buchanan, Missouri, United States Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 34 years) 
    Marriage 13 Nov 1837  Great Wilne, Derbyshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Hannah West,   b. 12 Dec 1838, Borrowash, Derbyshire, England Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 29 Apr 1851, St. Joseph, Buchanan, Missouri, United States Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 12 years)
     2. Matthew West,   b. 12 May 1841, Borrowash, Derbyshire, England Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 14 Nov 1851, St. Joseph, Buchanan, Missouri, United States Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 10 years)
     3. Naomi West,   b. 6 Mar 1844, Borrowash, Derbyshire, England Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 30 Sep 1846 (Age 2 years)
    +4. Eliza Jane West,   b. 20 Apr 1847, Borrowash, Derbyshire, England Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 25 Jan 1935, Pleasant Green, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 87 years)
     5. Julia Francis West,   b. 16 Apr 1850, Borrowash, Derbyshire, England Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 21 Jul 1851, St. Joseph, Buchanan, Missouri, United States Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 1 year)
    Family ID F431  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 21 Apr 2024 

    Family 2 William Greenhalgh,   b. 29 Jul 1811, Bolton, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 3 Apr 1882, Spring Lake, Utah, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 70 years) 
    Marriage 1852  St. Joseph, Buchanan, Missouri, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Divorce Yes, date unknown 
    Divorced Abt 1853  Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F433  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 21 Apr 2024 

    Family 3 Nelson Wheeler Whipple,   b. 11 Jul 1818, Sanford, Broome, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 5 Jul 1887, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 68 years) 
    Marriage 12 Mar 1853  Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Daniel Whipple,   b. 12 Apr 1854, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 12 Feb 1926, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 71 years)
     2. Cynthia Delight Whipple,   b. 7 Jun 1857, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 4 Sep 1858, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 1 year)
    +3. Nelson Wheeler Whipple, Jr,   b. 15 Apr 1859, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 30 Jun 1938, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 79 years)
    Family ID F60  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 21 Apr 2024 

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBirth - 10 Mar 1818 - Draycott, Derbyshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChristening - 26 Apr 1818 - Aston on Trent, Derbyshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage - 13 Nov 1837 - Great Wilne, Derbyshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage - 1852 - St. Joseph, Buchanan, Missouri, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDivorced - Abt 1853 - Salt Lake, Utah, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage - 12 Mar 1853 - Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1860 - Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsInitiatory (LDS) - 18 Apr 1860 - EHOUS Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1870 - Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1900 - Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1910 - Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeath - 16 Jun 1910 - Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBurial - 17 Jun 1910 - Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • SOURCE: Family Group Sheet-Self

      SOURCE: LDS Collectors Library, Early LDS Membership Data.

      Pioneer
      Company Unknown (1852) Age at departure: 35
      Evidence from church records and the Deseret News prove that Rachel We s t and her daughter Eliza West traveled to Utah in 1852. Rachel's husba n d died in Missouri in Feb. 1852 and Rachel remarried in Salt Lake Cit y i n March 1853, prior to the arrival of that season's emigration.

      BIOGRAPHY.
      RACHEL [KEELING WEST] WHIPPLE.

      Source: "Biography: Rachel [Casseldine West] Whipple, Woman’s Exponen t 3 6 (1907-1908):10.

      [page 10] Rachel Whipple was born in Draket, Derbyshire, England, Marc h 1 0, 1817. Her parents, William and Sarah Casseldine, were good, God-f eari ng people, but Sister Rachel never knew the love of her father and m other , as she was left an orphan when but fifteen weeks old. She was th en tak en under the guardianship of Henry and Elizabeth Godbe, who taugh t her pr inciples in her youth which helped to build the true and noble c haracte r she now possess.

      On November 12, 1837, she was married to John West. Sister Rachel had b e en raised as a member of the Methodist church, but in the year 1848 sh e h ad the privilege of hearing an Elder of the Church of Jesus Christ o f Lat ter-day Saints and in August of the same year she along with her hu sban d and family embraced the Gospel.

      Brother and Sister West were blessed with five children, but were call e d to part with one of them. On New Year’s day, 1851, they and their fo u r children left England for the valleys of the mountains. Their ocea n vo yage was a very tedious one, lasting ten weeks and three days. Afte r arr iving in New Orleans Brother and Sister West journeyed to St. Josep h. He re the entire family was taken ill and was not able to do anythin g for on e another. As they were among strangers, there was not a frien d to cal l on for aid. For days the children lay crying for attention, a nd the fa ther and mother were too ill to do anything for them. The weat her was bi tter cold and they had no fire. During these times Brother We st and thre e of the children were called to the other side, leaving moth er and daugh ter alone.

      In the spring Sister Rachel and her daughter began their wearisome journ e y across the plains with an ox and a cow yoked together for their tea m . After many hardships they arrived in Salt Lake City on August 5, 185 2 , and made their home with Brother Jesse West of the Sixth ward.

      On the 10th of March, 1853, Sister Rachel was married to Nelson Whippl e a nd came to reside in what was then the Nineteenth ward. Brother an d Sist er Whipple were blessed with three children.

      On May 14, 1868, Eliza R. Snow and Bishop Raleigh organized the Relief S o ciety in the Nineteenth ward, when Sister Whipple, who was always an en er getic worker and did all she could to assist the poor and needy, was c all ed to act as First Counselor to Sister Agatha Pratt. She labored fai thfu lly in this position for nine years and six months, when, owing to t he re moval of Sister Pratt from the ward, she was called to preside ove r the S ociety.

      A few years after Sister Whipple had been called to take charge of the N i neteenth ward Society the ward was divided and the Twenty-second ward w a s organized, which made Sister Whipple a member of the new ward. So o n t he 16th of June, 1889, Sister Whipple was made President of the new T went y-second ward Society, with Mary Jeremy as her first and Maria L. Ne beke r as her second counselor. When they began their work in the new wa rd th ey had nothing to work with and no place in which to hold their mee tings , so they began meeting in Sister Whipple’s house. At their firs t busine ss meeting, Sister Jeremy brought needles, thread and some calic o, and th e sisters spent their time in sewing. From this humble beginni ng the Soc iety grew and prospered exceedingly under the direction of Sis ter Whipple , and they built a very commodious hall in which to hold thei r meetings.

      On Nov. 12, 1901, Sister Mary Jeremy, who had been a faithful worker, w a s released on account of illness, and Sister Maria L. Nebeker was call e d to act as first counselor and Sister Elizabeth H. Davis as second cou ns elor to Sister Whipple. Soon after this, Sister Nebeker was taken ver y i ll, which prevented her attending to her duties as a counselor, there for e the work was left to Sister Whipple and Sister Davis.

      For nearly thirty-seven years Sister Whipple labored faithfully in Reli e f Society work, but finally, on account of her feebleness and poor heal th , was compelled to resign from her labors. Therefore in June, 1904, s h e in connection with Sister Nebeker was honorably released with the lo v e and blessings of all.

      The beloved subject of this sketch, Sister Whipple, is still living, a n d although she is over ninety years of age, still she possesses her fac ul ties of mind and can sing the hymns of Zion with a clear, sweet voic e o r converse with her friends with a great amount of pleasure. Durin g he r life she has shown herself to be a true and noble woman, and it i s th e desire of the sisters with whom she associated that she may live a s lon g as life is desirable to her, and have the satisfaction of knowin g whe n she passes to another sphere, that she has done her work well, an d ha s been loved by all who knew her. When the angel of death shall cal l he r to the heavenly home, may she fall asleep as a babe on its mother’ s bre ast, receive a glorious resurrection, and reign as a queen in the h eavenl y kingdom forever.

      --ELIZABETH H. DAVIS,
      President 22nd ward Relief Society.
      --LULA WINN, Secretary.