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Benjamin Field Jr.
Sarah Stevenson
(1706-Abt 1764)
Henry Comly IV
Rachel Strickland
Robert Field
Phebe Comly
Rachel Field


Family Links

1. Levi Willets

2. William Getson Kerlin

Rachel Field 1268

  • Born: 15 Feb 1780, Abington Township, Philadelphia Co., PA 1264,1265
  • Marriage (1): Levi Willets 2 Nov 1797 in Pennsylvania 1259,1260
  • Marriage (2): William Getson Kerlin 18 May 1837 in Wayne County, Indiana 1266,1267
  • Died: 10 Mar 1851, Wayne County, Indiana at age 71 1264
  • Buried: Milton, Wayne County, IN

bullet   FamilySearch ID: LWV9-44L. Find a Grave ID: 7741399.


bullet  General Notes:

Rachel was of a very strong Quaker background although she was likely disowned for marrying outside the faith. I have not found a primary source for that, but Levi, her husband, had been disowned so it is very likely. Her father and mother appear quite frequently in the Quaker meeting minutes.

See her husband's noted for her movement to Wayne County, Indiana where she died in 1851 and is buried in Franklin Cemetery, Milton, Wayne County. (Find A Grave Memorial# 7741399). Her headstone is rather prominent having been dug up and re-installed by a Find-a-Grave volunteer. 1268


bullet  Events

Witness to marriage: of father to widow Mary Watson, 27 Mar 1800, Catawissa, Northumberland Co., PA. 1263

Land: sold to John Evans, 3 Apr 1807, Hemlock Township, Northumberland Co., PA. Citation from Ryan Wadleigh 6/27/2021:
Columbia County Deeds, Vol. 2, Pg. 293:
On July 3, 1807, "Levi Willits of Hemlock Township Northumberland County and State of Pennsylvania, Yeoman with Rachel his wife" sold land to John Evans of Trenton Township, Hunterdon Co., New Jersey for $1,200. This was 50 acres of land in Hemlock Township, which joined the Susquehanna River and other landowners including Andrew Clark and Josiah Willits. The deed contains a detailed ownership history; it was owned by Isaiah Willits from 1771 to 1783 and then purchased by Levi Willits on December 3, 1803 from Samuel Potts. Signed by Levi Willits and Rachel Willits. Witnessed by William Mears and Gabriel Lount. Recorded on February 9, 1808. [Same deed is also in Volume O, Page 362 of Northumberland County Deeds.]
Columbia Co. (PA) Deeds, Vol. 2, DGS 8036678 Images 428-9 combined

Census, 1820, Richmond, Wayne Co., IN. see Husband's notes

Census, 1830, Washington Township, Wayne Co., IN. 1268

residence, 1830, Washington Township, Wayne Co., IN.

Religion. Quaker - Disowned for marrying outside of the faith

Cemetery: Franklin Cemetery, 1851, Milton, Wayne County, IN. 1269 Find A Grave Memorial# 7741399


Rachel married Levi Willets, son of Issac Willets and Elizabeth [Poss. Wilson], 2 Nov 1797 in Pennsylvania 1259.,1260 (Levi Willets was born 29 Dec 1777 in Catawissa, Columbia Co., PA,1259 died 2 Mar 1828 in Wayne County, Indiana and was buried in Milton, Wayne County, IN 1259,1261.)

bullet  Marriage Notes:

Their marriage is recorded as in 1798 in the Exeter Monthly Meeting Records which makes one wonder if she was ever really disowned.


Rachel next married William Getson Kerlin 18 May 1837 in Wayne County, Indiana 1266.,1267 (William Getson Kerlin was born 20 Apr 1790 in Shenandoah Co., Virginia 1270 and died 4 Sep 1876 in Washington Township, Wayne Co., IN 1262.)

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