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Rachel Ryker Smock
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Birth: Jun. 19, 1773
New Jersey, USA
Death: Oct. 28, 1861
Wapello County
Iowa, USA

Rachel Ryker, daughter of Gerardus Ryker, the Revolutionary Kentucky pioneer, was married 3 times. Her first marriage was to Henry Houghland, Jan 5, 1791. [source--Jefferson County, Kentucky Marriages, Vol. 1, 1781-1826, page 12: January 5, 1791, Rachel Ryker to Henry Houghland by Rev. Jeshus Morris] They lived at the fort for protection from the Indians, near where Lexington now is. The Indians killed Henry and she later married William Robbins on Dec. 31, 1793. [source--Shelby County Kentucky Marriages, Vol. 1: December 31, 1793, Rachel Houghland to William Robins.] They went to Tippicanoe, Indiana where he took part in the Indian War. He there took sick and died in 1795. Her third marriage was to Samuel Smock on Nov. 18, 1797, in Kentucky. [source--Early Kentucky Settlers, Marriage Bonds, 1797, Page 147:
18 November, Samuel Smock - Rachel Robins]
This marriage lasted many years, producing 11 children. Samuel died July 5, 1833 in Indiana.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Gerardus Ryker (1740 - 1781)
  Rachel Demarest VanCleave (1743 - 1814)
 
 Children:
  Mary Seburn Smock Moore (1804 - 1883)*
  David Vancleave Smock (1808 - 1878)*
  Samuel Ryker Smock (1812 - 1874)*
  Jacob Fremont Smock (1815 - 1889)*
  Abraham Smock (1818 - 1863)*
  Archibald C. Smock (1820 - 1881)*
 
 Siblings:
  John Ryker (1764 - 1848)*
  Gerardus Ryker (1767 - 1839)*
  Samuel Ryker (1769 - 1835)*
  Rachel Ryker Smock (1773 - 1861)
  Amy Ryker Benefiel (1808 - 1845)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Inscription:
"The sweet remembrance of the just
Shall flourish when they sleep in dust."
 
Burial:
Mars Hill Cemetery
Ottumwa
Wapello County
Iowa, USA
 
Maintained by: Lorrie
Originally Created by: Erice Wilcox
Record added: May 10, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 36939251
Rachel <i>Ryker</i> Smock
Added by: Lorrie
 
Rachel <i>Ryker</i> Smock
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Added by: "IRISH EYES ARE SMILING"
 
 
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Rachel is my 3rd great-grandmother. Her courage and strength are passed down through the generations, even to those of us who never knew her personally.
- Vicki
 Added: Oct. 27, 2013
My 4th great-grandmother who was born June 19, 1773 and died October 28, 1861.
- Lorrie
 Added: Jun. 1, 2010
 
 
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