Rachael Hinkley, daughter of Abraham and Roxellana Hinkley, was the first wife of Joseph Vandrite Smith. Joseph V. Smith was born in Pennsylvania and came with his parents to Meigs County in 1823 at the age of seven. He married Rachael Hinkley on 2 Nov 1844 in Bedford Township of Meigs County. They were parents of two daughters: Marietta Simms, and Prussia Shilling.
Mrs. Smith died in 1848, and twenty-two years later Joseph V. Smith remarried to Mary Foster.