FORBES, Rachel

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  • Name FORBES, Rachel 
    Gender Female 
    CENSUS 1800  Donegal Township, Westmoreland Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Census lists in Abel Fisher's household: one "Free White Males 45 and Upwards," who must be Abel himself - he would have just turned 45 in 1800; two "Free White Females over 16 and under 26," and three "Free White Females 45 and upwards." Can only speculate that the women include wife Rachel Forbes and perhaps his mother Rachel Hoowe, sisters Elizabeth and Rachel Fisher, and a niece or other relation. Rachel Fisher did not marry Jacob Stewart until after the death of his first wife sometime after 1801.
    Census: 1800 U.S. - Donegal Township, Westmoreland Co., PA, Roll: 41; Page: 1040; Image: 227; Family History Library Film: 363344
    Census: 1800 U.S. - Donegal Township, Westmoreland Co., PA, Roll: 41; Page: 1040; Image: 227; Family History Library Film: 363344
    CENSUS 1810  Donegal Township, Westmoreland Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • Abel's house is packed with eight people in this census. Difficult to even speculate on the identity of many of these. The census lists: one "Free White Males under 10" - presumably a nephew; one "Free White Males over 45" -Abel himself; one "Free White Females under 10" - likely a niece; one "Free White Females 10 to 15" - another niece; one "Free White Female 16 to 25" - another niece; and three "Free White Females 45 and over." One of these is presumably Abel's wife Rachel Forbes. Candidates for the other two females include Abel's mother Rachel Hoowe Fisher, although she would have been in her nineties in 1810; sister Elizabeth, little is known about her; or a Stewart or McDowell relation, Abel's sister Rachel presumably having married Jacob Stewart by this time and sister Hannah definitely married to Samuel McDowell around 1790. Note that the previous census also had three women over 45 living with Abel. At least one of the older women in this census is probably the mother of the children listed in the census. There is no record of Abel having children.
    Census: 1810 U.S. - Donegal Township, Westmoreland Co., PA Roll  51; Page: 875; Family History Number: 0193677; Image: 00221
    Census: 1810 U.S. - Donegal Township, Westmoreland Co., PA Roll 51; Page: 875; Family History Number: 0193677; Image: 00221
    Person ID I346  Main
    Last Modified 20 Aug 2010 

    Family FISHER Abel,   b. 19 Apr 1756, Cape May, Cape May Co., NJ Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Aug 1838, Ligonier, Westmoreland Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Married Y  [3
    Last Modified 11 Jan 2007 00:00:00 
    Family ID F339  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Sources 
    1. [S228] Census: 1800 U.S. - Donegal Township, Westmoreland Co., PA, (Ancestry,com), Roll: 41; Page: 1040; Image: 227; Family History Library Film: 363344 (Reliability: 1), 1800.

    2. [S229] Census: 1810 U.S. - Donegal Township, Westmoreland Co., PA , (Ancestry,com), Roll 51; Page: 875; Family History Number: 0193677; Image: 00221 (Reliability: 1), 1810.

    3. [SR1] Colonial and Revolutionary Families of PA, Wilfred Jordan, editor, ((New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, Inc., 1942), 568-576), 974.8 D2c 1978., 573 (Reliability: 2).
      Abel...married Rachel Forbes.