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Rachel (Bracken) Lewis (bef. 1776 - abt. 1849)

Rachel Lewis formerly Bracken aka Mankins
Born before in Orange County, North Carolina, USAmap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married 18 Jun 1796 in Orange Co., North Carolinamap
Wife of — married 23 Sep 1803 in Orange County, North Carolinamap
Descendants descendants
Died about after about age 73 in Washington County, Arkansas, USAmap [uncertain]
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Rachel Mankins. [1]

Born 1776 Orange County, North Carolina, USA. [2] Rachel Bracken first married Zachariah Lewis with whom she had three children, George Lewis, Bracken Lewis and Lydia Lewis. He died as a young man and she then married Peter Mankins with whom she had 11 children. Died 1849 Washington County, Arkansas, USA. [3]

Buried Homestead (Price Family) Farm, White River Township, Washington Co., Arkansas


  1. Source: #S603023672
  2. Source: #S603023672
  3. Source: #S603023672
  • "Copied from Bible of Annis Adeline Gregg, wife of Peter Pinckney Van Hoose" by Kathleen Van Hoose Snow.
  • Marriage bond of Zachariah Lewis and Rachel Bracken. 18 July 1896. Orange County, North Carolina. Photocopy provided by clerk of that county in possession of Shari S. See also North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868 database at, Bond #000098580 (index-only record).
  • Marriage bond of Rachel Lewis and Peter Mankins. 23 September 1803. Orange County, North Carolina. See 'North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868 database at, Bond #000099044 .
  • United States Federal Census. 1810. Kentucky. Floyd County. Page 103. Presumed to be in the household of Peter Mankins, female over the age of 45. This would make her 35-44 in the previous census, and therefore born 1756-1765. However, a 1765 birth date would make her 54 years old at the birth of her last child in 1819, and at best 53 at its conception. This is biologically possible, but it's also possible that the census taker was in error, Link to image of original document at
  • Obituary of son Bracken Lewis, written by James Van Hoose, grandson. "He was the youngest of three children whose mother, Rachel Lewis, married Peter Mankins about the year 1805."
  • Goodspeed's History of Northwest Arkansas. (Page numbers needed.) Published before 1891. "Brackin Lewis [...] is the only living descendant of Zachariah and Rachel (Brackin) Lewis. The father died in North Carolina, and the mother was afterward married to Peter Mankins."
  • Pioneer Lewis Families. Michael Cook. Volume 5. Family 333. Page 357. Viewed at the Clayton Genealogical in Houston, Texas, by Shari S.
  • The Brackin Family in the Southeastern United States. Dr. Henry B. Brackin, Jr. 1979.
  • Death date of 1849 comes from the book All In Our Family, as cited in the GEDCOM of Ronald G. Long. Further details about this book and its sources are needed. Rachel is not in the 1850 census.
  • Source: S603023672 Repository: #R600196357 U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current Publication: Operations, Inc.
  • Repository: R600196357

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