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Rachel A TERRY

Rachel A TERRY1,6,2,3,2,4,5

21st May 18511,2,3,2,4 - 25th Jan 18903

Life History

21st May 1851

Born in Kentucky.1,2,3,2,4

16th Jun 1872

Married John HUGHES in Johnson County, Arkansas.6,2

about 1873

Birth of son John HUGHES in Johnson County, Arkansas.7,4

4th Mar 1877

Death of John HUGHES in Ft Douglas, Johnson, Arkansas

1st Feb 1878

Married George W YANDELL in Johnson County, Arkansas.2,5

26th Dec 1885

Birth of son William Isom YANDELL in Johnson County, Arkansas.8,3,9

Mar 1888

Birth of daughter Mary Ellen YANDELL in Johnson County, Arkansas.9

25th Jan 1890

Died in Johnson County, Arkansas.3

after 25th Jan 1890

Buried in Hartman Cemetery, Hartman, Johnson County, Arkansas.3,5


  • 1860 Federal Census, Madison County, Arkansas, 3 July, PO St Paul,Hilburn Township, page 50, Hse/Fam #326
    Isham Terry 26 M Farmer $0 Real Estate $15 Personal born KY Cannotread or write
    Ceatta Terry 29 F born KY Cannot read or write
    Rachel Terry 7 F born KY

    "The record says Rachel Terry married John Hughes, Johnson Co AR June16 1872 in AR marriages book."
    --  Jami Sue Yarger Brandt, Geneanet Messaging communication toOrville Boyd Jenkins, 29 April 2015

    Arkansas, County Marriages Index, 1837-1957
    John Hughes
    Age 21, Birth Year abt 1851
    Residence Johnson, Arkansas
    Spouse's Name Rachel A Tary
    Spouse's Age 20
    Spouse's Residence Johnson, Arkansas
    Marriage 16 Jun 1872 Johnson County

    There is some information in family tradition about another husbandfor Mary Terry Hughes, named George W. Yandell.

    "Have you found any documents to support Rachel marrying John Hughesbefore she married George W. Yandell?"
    --  Jami Sue Yarger Brandt, Geneanet Messaging communication toOrville Boyd Jenkins, 30 April 2015

    Searching on this name found their marriage record in Johnson County.

    Arkansas, County Marriages Index, 1837-1957
    Geo W Yandle
    Age 26, Birth Year abt 1852
    Residence Butts Store, Johnson, Arkansas
    Spouse's Name Rachel Hughes
    Spouse's Age 26
    Spouse's Residence Fort Douglas, Johnson, Arkansas
    Marriage 1 Feb 1878 Johnson County
    Marriage License Date 30 Jan 1878

    "G.W. Yandell was my great grandfather. ... Rachel had a son, John,when she married George and they had two children; William Isom, andMary Ellen.  My g-mother was Amanda Yandell, the youngest of MaryBunker's (Huffstuttler) children.  She had three; Nathan, Charles, andAmanda.  After Mary died, George married Sally Smithwick and they hadone child; Oma Jeanette.  Sally Smithwick died and George married RuthHickenbottom.  I think George died around 1905 and supposedly he andall four wives are buried in the Hartman, Arkansas cemetery.(unmarked)."
    --  Lanita ("tandibruce"), Ancestry Messaging  to Orville BoydJenkins, Jun 27, 2016

    In the 1880 census, Rachel and George are reported living in the samearea as her father and his current wife Celia.  Her son John Hughesoddly reports John born in Kentucky.  No other record supports it, butperhaps they went to Kentucky, where Rachel was born, for a shorttime.

    No death or burial information has been found on Rachel's husband JohnHughes.  We just know that Rachel married Geo Yandell in 1878 inJohnson Co AR, where they had all been living before.  They are nearher father and his wife Celia.

    1880 Federal Census, Johnson County, Arkansas, 2 June, Pilot Rock,District 88, page 10 (scan 258A), Hse #8, Fam #10
    Yandel, George W M 26 Head Farming Cannot read or write MO KY IN [babt 184]
    Yandel, Rachel W F 27 Wife Keeping House Cannot read or write KY OH KY[abt 1853]
    Hughes, John W M 7 Stepson Kentucky Ark Kentucky [b abt 1873]

    There is no burial information on Find a Grave for anyone named Yandlein Johnson County or anywhere in Arkansas.  There are some Yandells,but none named George but thos born 1880 or later, and none namedRachel.

    The exact birth date on a grave in Hartman Cemetery, Johnson County,Arkansas, matches the general year of birth for Mary Terry Hughes.This memorial was found before additional information on Mary's lateryears was found, as the later censuses above.

    Nothing has been found on any marriage to a Washborn, and no memorialor published grave information has been found for a Washborn inJohnson County.  Is this just an eerie coincidence of a Rachel Hugheswho married a Washborn.  Amd why is the birth date exactly the same onboth?

    Rachel Hughes Washborn
    Birth May 21, 1851
    Death Jan. 25, 1890
    Burial Hartman Cemetery, Hartman, Johnson County, Arkansas
    Created by bill sullivan May 13, 2010
    --  Find A Grave Memorial #52348787,

    What makes this more eerie is another memorial on Find a Grave withthe exact same birth date for a Mary Hughes (not Washborn) in the samecemetery.  It has the same date of death, but a different year.  Thedates here may not be the actual dates on the grave marker, since nophoto is attached to this memorial.  The one for Mary Hughes Washborndoes have a photo, which clearly reads as the dates on the abovememorial.  So we can be certain the above dates are correct for thereferenced grave.

    These two memorials appeared to be for the same individual.  Butthough she has not been definitely identified, it seems the one abovewas for a Rachel Hughes born about the same time as our Rachel Terry,and this memorial above and burial are for her, not Mary Terry Hughes. The later censuses leave no room for Mary Terry Hughes to havemarried anyone named Washborn, since she married George W Yandell in1878, and is enumerated with him in 1880, then children of thatmarriage are reported in the 1900 census born up to December 1894.

    George is a widow with these children in 1900, and Mary's death yearof 1895 matches the birth of the last child in December 1895.  Why theexact same birth date occurs on this grave memorial is suspicious, aswell as the exact same day of death 5 years later.  But anotherquestion is why in the following memorial our Rachel Terry HughesYandell would have the name on her grave as Rachel Hughes, from herfirst marriage.

    Rachel Hughes
    Birth May 21, 1851
    Death Jan. 25, 1895
    Burial Hartman Cemetery, Hartman, Johnson County, Arkansas
    Created by Bea Smith Daniel Nov 15, 2008
    --  Find A Grave Memorial #31422501,

    There is another piece of the puzzle that adds another considerationinto the picture.  If the grave for Mary Terry Hughes Yandell is theone wiht the death date of 1890, this would fit withe another marriagerecord found reproting that G w Yandell married one Mary Bunker in May1890.  The date of death 1895 may be for this wife, Mary Bunker in themarriage record, whom George married on 18 May 1890.

    But this still does not explain where the name Washborn came from onthe grave with death year 1890, nor why the name on the other gravememorial (with no grave photo) has the last name as Hughes instead ofYandell.  And no death record has been found in either name to matcheither of the names or dates.

    G W Yandell
    Marriage 18 May 1890 Johnson, Arkansas
    Age 38, Birth Year (Estimated) 1852
    Residence Hartman, Johnson, Arkansas
    Spouse's Name Mary E Bunker
    Spouse's Age 30, Birth Year (Estimated) 1860
    Spouse's Residence Hartman, Johnson, Arkansas
    Marriage License Date 14 May 1890


  • 1. 1860 Federal Census, Madison County, Arkansas
    • 3 July, PO St Paul, Hilburn township, page 50, Hse/Fam #326
  • 2. Arkansas, County Marriages Index, 1837-1957
  • 3. Find a Grave Memorial Registry
  • 4. 1880 Federal Census, Johnson County, Arkansas
    • 2 June, Pilot Rock, District 88, page 10 (scan 258A), Hse #8, Fam #10
  • 5. Lanita Tandi
  • 6. Jami Sue Yarger Btrandt
  • 7. 1870 Federal Census, Labette County, Kansas
    • 8 June, PO Chetopa, Richland Township, page 15 (scan 109), Hse/Fam
  • 8. U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014
  • 9. 1900 Federal Census, Johnson County, Arkansas
    • 18 June, Ward Township, District 44, Page 13A, House #218, Family #226

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