Family:Farnsworth, Rachel (1770-1857)

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Rachel Farnsworth (Thomas Farnsworth, Mary Pierce, Mary3 Whitney, Joshua2, John1), daughter of Thomas and Elizabeth (Davis) Farnsworth, was born 9 Sep 1770, New Ipswich,NH, and died 20 Mar 1857, Dover, IL. She was buried in Pioneer Cemetery, Dover, IL.[1]

She married, 16 Sep 1790, Halstead, NH, Simon Abel (Abell), son of Eliphalet and Lydia (Williams) Abell. She was born 2 Oct 1767, Lebanon, CT, and died 20 Oct 1851, Dover, IL.

Children of Simon and Rachel (Farnsworth) Abel (Abell):

i. Lydia Abel, b. 11 Sept 1799, Williamstown, VT; d. 30 Jan 1861 Dover, IL; m. 20 Dec 1821, Danford Steele.
ii. Oramel Abel, b. 26 June 1801, Williamstown, VT; d. 15 Jan 1806, Williamstown, VT.
iii. Rachael Philane Abel, b. 18 Feb 1810, Williamstown, VT.
iv. Oramel Ezekiel Abel, b. 20 Sept 1813.


  • Horace A. Abell and Lewis P. Abell, Abell Family in America.

1.^  Pioneer cemetery photos and transcription by Claire Crandell from internet.

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