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Re: A chapter of family history, cont'd part II
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Me again, Art. This is the last post......for the time being. :-))
Same question--should this be included as written for accuracy and not embellished?
The author was the Rev. Benajmin Arnett, Pastor of St. Paul A.M.E. Church in Urbana, Ohio and written for St. Paul in 1876 for the 100th year Anniversary of the A.M.E. Church. Rachel, her husband Frank, daughter Susan and son in law Lewis Adams were charter members of this St. Paul A.M.E. Church established in March of 1824. Lewis and Susan are my 3rd great-grandparents.
Rachelís Eulogy St. Paul Brochure
Died--At the residence of her son, Mr. Joseph Reno, in Medina, May 22d, Mrs. Rachael Reno, aged 103 years.
The history of this aged lady, if it could be written in full, would be more wonderful than any tale of woman. Her mother was captured, with two
Thus was Mrs. Reno a connecting link between the Colonies of Great Britain, and that period when the French ruled from the mouth of the St. Lawrence to the mouth of the Mississippi. She lived under the rule
During the last years of her life she lived with her sons. All that survive her (three sons) followed her remains to the grave. She was buried by the Rev. G.S. Davis, Rector of St Paul Church, in the service of the Episcopal Church, according to her request. Her strength remained to the last. She attended,church and partook of the Lord's Supper almost to the end of life. Two of her sons reside at Saginaw, Mich., and Joseph, the eldest, is an old settler among us. His praise is in the mouth of every citizen of Medina county. .......... Com.
Art's notes--Rachel was born closer to 1780 and not in 1761 as stated. The "some person" she was married to was the father of Susan. Susan was born ca 1795 in Sandwich, Essex, Ontario, Canada.
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