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I am a retired Middle School Science teacher from Michigan spending 4 months each winter in Florida and learning about a whole new world.
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Monday, September 26, 2011

postheadericon The Mysterious Rachel

This week I received notice from that someone had sent me a message.  What a surprise.

At this point it looks like my great-great-grandmother, Rachel Marker, had a baby out of wedlock while living in Sumerset County, Pennsylvania where she was born in 1834. 

There are some discrepancies.

Born  03 Aug 1834 Somerset, Pennsylvania
Emigrated to Noble County, Indiana in 1843 with parents and brothers age 9 (lied in obituary?)
Birth of Henry Swarner in 1848 in Somerset, Pennsylvania (She would be just 14.  Did she return to Sumerset from Noble County or was the story in the obit a cover-up?)
Marriage to Horace Greeley Scarlett 19 Jan 1852
Birth of Almon Scarlett 16 Nov 1853
Horace G Scarlett died  25 Mar 1856
Almon renamed Horace Greeley after his father
Marriage to Jacob Winebrenner (next door neighbor) 15 Jan 1857
Births of 6 Winebrenner children 1857 to 1869
Rachel's death 14 Sept 1906 (age 72)

Jacob Winebrenner and Rachel Jane Marker Scarlett Winebrenner

Rachel's obituary.  Part lost.