Rachael SMITH was born calculated 1732 and was christened 11 Jun 1732. She died 26 Jul 1786 in Oxford, New Haven, Connecticut and was buried in Hillside Cemetery, Quaker Farms, Oxford, New Haven, Connecticut. Rachael married Caleb PERRY on 14 Aug 1757 in Oxford Congregational Church.
Samuel Orcutt, History of the Old Town of Derby, Connecticut, 1642-1880 (1880, Reprint: Bowie, Maryland, Heritage Books, Inc., 1998), p. 727.
Charles Elwell, 1934 WPA Headstone Inscriptions - Hillside Cemetery, pp. 38-9.
Hawkins, Elijah, died Feb. 23, 1809, age 61 yrs.
Hawkins, Anna, 1st wife of Elijah, died Dec. 27, 1794, age 45 yrs. Two field stones, no inscriptions.
Thomas, Lydia, wife of Nathan Taylor & Capt. Zachariah Hawkins, died Aug. 1, 1820, age 87 yrs.
Hawkins, Capt. Zachariah, died June 27, M.D.C.C.C.V.I., age 89 yrs.
Hawkins, Sarah, 1st wife of Capt. Zachariah, burried in Derby.
Hawkins, Mary, 2nd wife of Capt. Zachariah
Hawkins, Rachel, 3rd wife of Capt. Zachariah
Hawkins, Lydia, relict of Capt. Zachariah
Hawkins, Ira, died Jan. 8, 1853, age 62 yrs.
Hawkins, Sally, wife of Ira, died Oct. 6, 1852, age 58 yrs.
Hawkins, Eri, son of Silas & Sarah (broken)
Hawkins, Sarah, wife of Silas, died Feb. 24, 1820, age 58 yrs.
Hawkins, Silas, died Oct. 15, 1844, age 88 yrs.
Tomlinson, Silas, died Nov. 15, 1829, age 53 yrs.
Tomlinson, Polly, wife of Silas, died Aug. 15, 1842, age 65 yrs.
Hawkins, Asa, died Dec. 9, 1868, age, 72 yrs.
Hawkins, Hannah, wife of Asa, died Feb. 12, 1885, age 86 yrs."
W. C. Sharpe, History of Oxford, p. 126. "S. H. M. H. Z. H. R. H. 1771 1774 1806 1786 By this stone are deposited the remains of Capt. Zachariah Hawkins, a worthy and respectable member of society, who in the 90th year of his age died in faith and hope, June 27th, MDCCCVI. He had 14 children who all survived him, 82 grandchildren & 95 great-grandchildren. Sarah his first wife is buried in Derby, by whom he had Sarah & Mercy. Mary his 2d wife is buried 12 feet on the left of this stone, by whom he had Mary, John, Elizabeth, Elijah, Anna, Gaylord, Ruth, Silas, Joseph, Moses & Isaac. Rachael his 3d wife lies close by this stone on the left, by whom he had Zachariah. Lydia his relict and his sons erect this monument, their tribute of gratitude, love and honor. http://www.our-Oxford.info/Books/sharpe/126.html.
Compiled by Lorraine Cook White, The Barbour Collection of Connecticut Town Vital Records, Vol 8 - Derby 1655-1852, General Editor - Lorraine Cook White, Baltimore, Maryland, Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1997, p. 237. "HAWKINS ... Zachariah, Capt., m. Mrs. Rachael PERRY, b. of Derby, Feb. 16, 1774, by Rev. David Brownson."
Ralph Clymer Hawkins, The Hawkins Genealogy, p. 246. "Feb. 16, 1777."