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Thursday, August 26, 2010

The Children of Rachel Fenner and William Neatherlin

At the time of this post, I have not verified the actual date and place where Rachel Fenner and William Neatherlin were married.  Many researchers believe they were married in Richmond County, Georgia before 1800.  According to most accounts, their union produced ten children.  These children included four daughters, Mary, Sara, Dicy, and Rachel, with the latter most likely being named for her maternal grandmother, Rachel Austin.  Their six sons were named James, Levi, William, Jr., Joseph, John Patrick (my great-great-grandfather) and Lewis Solomon Neatherlin, with William, Jr. carrying forth his father's name. it is interesting to note here that William is a common name in both the Neatherlin/Netherland and the Fenner families.

In the coming weeks, I will be tracing the Neatherlin/Netherland family as it moved from the southwest Mississippi Territory into Louisiana, and later, as various family members migrated further west into Texas.  It was likely in Louisiana that Neatherlin family members apparently changed the surname to "Netherland" and where many of their descendants still live around Winnsboro.  By the mid-1800s, however, a number of these Netherland family members had settled in Texas, where they raised their families and later died and are buried. 

If you are a descendant of any of the ten Neatherlin/Netherland children born to Rachel and William, I would love to hear from you.  

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