Person:Rachel Webb (12)

Rachel Elvira Webb
m. 12 Mar 1848
  1. Rachel Elvira Webbabt 1849 -
  2. Margaret Hester Webb1851 -
  3. George Webb1855 -
  4. Ada R. Webb1858 -
m. 18 Jun 1865
Facts and Events
Name[1] Rachel Elvira Webb
Alt Name[2] Alvira Webb
Gender Female
Birth[1][3] abt 1849 Monroe County, Iowa
Marriage License 16 Jun 1865 Monroe County, Iowato Oliver Bronson Smith
Marriage 18 Jun 1865 Monroe, Iowa, United Statesto Oliver Bronson Smith

Named after her 1st cousin, Rachel Elvira Massey (b. 1843)? Or were they both named for a third person?

  1. 1.0 1.1 Monroe, Iowa, United States. 1856 Iowa State Census, p.1038.
  2. Monroe, Iowa, United States. Marriages, Bk. 2, p. 142.
  3. Letter from R.E. Smith to her uncle, John N. Massey, St. Joseph, MO, 26 Nov 1866., 26 Nov 1866.

    26 November 1866 at St. Joseph, Missouri

    Dear Uncle

    You perhaps have received my letter ere this asking you and Uncle Oliver to go on my husbands bail. Uncle he seyes if you can not go on his bail to do something for me. I have had bad luck since I wrote to you. I have had ever cent of my money stole. it was in my trunk it was $150! I don't know what I am to do down here among strangers my husband in jail a childe to take care of and no money. Uncle you don't know how bad I hate to aske you for help but I don't know what else to do. if I had no childe to take care of I could get along but it is getting cuold weather and in a strange place and I think as Uncle Oliver had that money of Charlies he could help me some I dont ask you to give it to me but to lend it to me and I think that no one has any better right to that money than use [us] here. oh Uncle I hope to hear from you soon write and give me your advise what to do whether to come home or stay here. I ask your advise and I hope you will give it. good night

    R E Smith

    ["Charlie," is probably Charles M. Smith who died in the War.]