Rachel Hill, (Irvine)
born 00/00/1784 in Tennessee
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Rachel died of cholera on the way to Pike County, Missouri, from Duck River Territory, Tennessee. She is buried near old Fort Zumwalt at St. Charles, Missouri. We do not know her parents, but we know that the Hills and the McLeans in that area of Tennessee were kin. Elizabeth Irvine (Robert Irvine, Jr.'s sister) married Samuel McLean and they both received property from their parents. When they decided to go to Tennessee where the McLeans had many relatives, among them the Hill family, Robert accompanied them where he met Rachel. Robert and Rachel lived there for 16 years. In 1818, with their son William, they started for Pike County, MO with pack horses and several slaves. Sadly, Rachel did not make it, and her son William was left motherless. There was evident distance between him and his father, perhaps because of what happened on that journey, perhaps because Robert Irvine's second wife in Pike County, MO, wanted to keep him and his father apart, to benefit her children or those she had with Robert. William survived as a teenager on his own, became prosperous, and founded his own line of Irvines, including my great-great grandmother, Elizabeth Irvine.
Spouse ~ Robert Boyd Irvine
born 1781 in Irvine, Estill County, Kentucky