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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.
Family links: 
  Gerardus Ryker (1740 - 1781)
  Rachel Demaree Van Cleave (1743 - 1814)
  Samuel V. Smock (1776 - 1833)*
  Mary Seburn Smock Moore (1804 - 1883)*
  David Vancleave Smock (1808 - 1878)*
  Samuel Ryker Smock (1812 - 1874)*
  Jacob Fremont Smock (1815 - 1898)*
  Abraham Smock (1818 - 1863)*
  Archibald C. Smock (1820 - 1881)*
  John Ryker (1764 - 1848)*
  Leah Ryker Crockett (1765 - 1844)*
  Gerardus Ryker (1767 - 1839)*
  Samuel Ryker (1769 - 1835)*
  Charity Ryker Robbins (1771 - 1855)*
  Rachel Ryker Smock (1773 - 1861)
  Deborah Ryker Watts (1777 - 1850)*
  Peter Van Cleave (1785 - 1829)**
  David Van Cleave (1787 - 1852)**
*Calculated relationship
"The sweet remembrance of the just
Shall flourish when they sleep in dust."
Mars Hill Cemetery
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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Rachel was a direct ancestor of mine and it was a wonderful experience to be able to visit her gravesite while doing research for my Smock families.
- Lorrie
 Added: Mar. 30, 2016
Rachel is my great great great grandmother. I am a proud member of those Smock people.
- Micki Smock Johnson
 Added: Nov. 24, 2015
Rachel is my 5th Grt Grandmother. What courage and strength to endure those times.
- marlene
 Added: Nov. 14, 2015
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