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Rachel Stevens Larimer
Birth: 1786, Ireland
Death: 1850
Davenport
Scott County
Iowa, USA

In a book written by Josephine Minteer Dickinson, "The Minteers As I Have Known Them", refers to Rachel as "quite an unusual woman. She read Latin and Greek, having been educated in Philadelphia." After Thomas' death she is said to have travelled to Davenport, IA, to visit her sons John, Andrew (Mack) and Benjamine. Benjamine died before she arrived, and she died during her visit

Rachel married the farmer Thomas Stevens Larimer about 1804. They had 13 children they named: Robert Stevens, Elizabeth C, Jane, Margaret G, Rachel, Mary, Eleanor "Ellen", Agnes "Aggie", John, Andrew Macune, Joseph, Benjamin Arundel "Ben" and Thomas Larimer.

Thomas and Rachel are buried on their farm. So are his parents and some other family members. This was called the "Larimer Old Family Farm" in family records. Sometime after 1850 the burial site came to be used by other families and now a church resides by the burial grounds.

John and Elizabeth were buried on their farm. This was called the "Larimer Old Family Farm" in family records. But, sometime after 1850 the burial site came to be used by other families and now a church resides by the burial grounds.

***** Question/Issue *****

Is the Methodist Church Cemetery, Stahlstown, Westmoreland Co., PA the actual location of the Larimer Old Family Farm burial grounds? The actual location of the Larimer farm is still under review in Jan 2014.

The first burial in this (old farm) cemetery was John Larimer who died on 30 Sep 1818. He was buried on his 200 acre farm. Several family members were buried there during two generations.

In family records it is referred to as the "Larimer Old Family Farm Cemetery". At some time after 1850 the land came into general use for a church and other burials.

The location of the original family farm was aided by the Westmoreland County Historical Society after examining the historical tax records for the Larimer land owners that occupied this location.
 
 
Family links: 
 Spouse:
  Thomas Stevens Larimer (1785 - 1848)*
 
 Children:
  Robert Stevens Larimer (1806 - 1890)*
  Elizabeth C. Larimer Hutchison (1808 - 1851)*
  Eleanor M. Larimer Hutchison (1819 - 1867)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Methodist Church Cemetery
Stahlstown
Westmoreland County
Pennsylvania, USA
 
Created by: Jack Gilchrist
Record added: Aug 10, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 56877782
 

Married to my Larimer blood line cousin; rest in peace
- Sherlocks Cousin
 Added: Jul. 6, 2014
My 4 times Grandmother.
- Deborah Morrison
 Added: Sep. 10, 2012
I was so pleased to see this information on Find a Grave. I descend from Margaret G. Larimer, daughter of Thomas & Rachel. Would love to correspond with any interested persons. Thanksjoansanders@insightbb.com
- Joan Sanders
 Added: Jul. 8, 2011
 
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