Individual Record 837

Name}   Foust, Rachel Schaffer Family History} Hancock                
  Title}   Race} White Sex} Female
Birth:   Date} Fam 18 Apr 1821 Place}   ,   , Ohio
Marr.: Date} Exa   4 Mar 1841 Place}   , Highland, Ohio     (Link)
Death: Date} Exa  10 Oct 1872 Place}   , Wells, Indiana
Burial: Date} Cir   12 Oct 1872 Place} McFarren Cemetery, Liberty, Wells, Indiana
Adopted} Probably* Grave Marker} Yes
Source 1} 286 = Geog history
Source 2} 1062=1850 USA cen
Source 3}   82 = 1860 USA cen
Source 4} 616 = Obituaries
Source 5} 207 = Cemetery rec
Source 6} 837 = Photograph
Source 7} 546 = Family history
Source 8} 649 = Family history
Source 9} 1061=Family history
Source 10} 
Parents: } Unknown father & Anna Nancy Schaffer
   Relationship No.} 533
1st Household No.}  
      Occupation 1}  
       Occupation 2}  
Spouses:    First} McFarren, Jacob
 Total Number of} 1
Notes:  *Rachel Schaffer was born in April 1821 to Anna Nancy Schaffer, apparently out of wedlock with an unknown father.  Three years later Jonathan Foust married Anna Nancy, a young mother with her daughter Rachel Schaffer.  Anna Nancy and daughter Rachel then took on the surname Foust.  We assume that Rachel was informally adopted by Jonathan.

Rachel Schaffer Foust headstones Rachel Schaffer Foust headstone Rachel passed on at just under 51½ years.  She has her own white sandstone headstone — next to a large gray marble upright monument (shown at the near right) commemorating the lives of Jacob McFarren and his two wives:  Rachel and Emily.  Because of the poor condition of the monument, we provide at the far right a sketch that gives the text on Rachel's two headstones.
Time of Birth}   Time of Death}   Fraternal/Social}  
Baptism Date}   Place}    
Confirm. Date}   Photo} None
Immigr'n Date} N/A Port} N/A
Education: Grade}              or Top 2 Degrees}  
Military: Service}                   for the State of}  
Health Condition}  
  Cause of Death}  
Last Updated
by} Dan Hancock
Date Updated} 31 May 2008
Date Created}  15 Mar 2003
Copyright © 2008 by Daniel W. Hancock.  All Rights Reserved.

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