5. Rachel Tyson (1778-1855)

History and Biography of Rachel Tyson

Rachel Tyson, the seventh child of Henry Tyson and his wife Sarah, was born on February 13, 1778 in York County, PA.  There are no baptismal records for her, but this date of birth is taken from her tombstone.  On May 18, 1807, at Trinity Reformed Church in York, PA, she married Henry Reichard.  Based on census records, they lived in Spring Garden Township, probably somewhere in the vicinity of Longstown or the present development known as Haines Acres.

According to census records, it appears likely that Rachel and Henry were the parents of 7 children, as the 1820 census indicated 3 females under the age of 10, 1 female between 10 and 15, 2 males under 10 and 1 male between 10 and 15.  Henry’s estate papers from when he died in 1832 only indicate one son being alive, so either 2 of the males in the 1820 census were not their children or they passed away before Henry did in 1832.

Henry’s estate records list William as his only and oldest son.  William was born around 1809 married Elizabeth Wackerman.  Estate records also list his oldest daughters as Hannah (or also listed as Anna) and Sarah.  Hannah is found in the 1850 census living with her mother in Windsor Twp, York County and appears to be single at the age of 46.  Sarah is found in the 1850 and 1860 census living with her aunt Susan (Tyson) Dietz and uncle Peter Dietz and also appears to be single.  The 1850 census lists her age as 27, but that can’t be correct as her father’s estate file said that in 1835 Sarah was “full age”, which I believe means she was at least 21 years of age, which puts her birth date around 1813.

Rachel and Henry’s two youngest daughters were named Rebecca and Anna Mary, and were considered minors over the age of 14 in 1835 according Henry’s estate papers.  Rebecca, just like her two older sisters, appears to be single as she is found in the 1860 census living with her oldest sister Hannah in Windsor Twp, York County.  That census lists her age as 45, but her tombstone shows she was born in 1818.  For Anna Mary, I have not been able to find record of her, so it is not clear if she passed away after his estate record closed or if she married and possibly moved out of the area.

Rachel Tyson born February 13, 1778 in York County, PA, died April 18, 1855 in York County, PA and buried at Longstown United Methodist Church in York County, PA.  She married Henry Reichard born May 4, 1781 in York County, PA, died April 2, 1832 in York County, PA and buried at Longstown United Methodist Church in York County, PA.

Children and Grandchildren of Rachel Tyson and her husband Henry Reichard:

  1. Hannah Reichard born May 18, 1808 in York County, PA, died November 29, 1874 in York County, PA and buried at Longstown United Methodist Church in York County, PA.
  2. William Reichard born August 14, 1809 in York County, PA.  He married Elizabeth Wackerman, born April 10, 1815 in York County, PA.
    1. George Reachard born March 12, 1839 in York County, PA, died March 18, 1900 in York County, PA and buried at Longstown United Methodist Church in York County, PA.  He married Mary Ann Strausbaugh born August 6, 1847 in York County, PA, died December 26, 1928 in York County, PA and buried at Longstown United Methodist Church in York County, PA
    2. Lydia Reichard born December 18, 1840 in York County, PA, died November 30, 1846 in York County, PA and buried at Longstown United Methodist Church in York County, PA
    3. Lucy Ann Reichard born in 1842 in York County, PA, died in 1890 in York County, PA and buried at Christ United Methodist Cemetery in Jacobus, York County, PA.  She married Eli Knaub born January 6, 1844 in York County, PA, died May 4, 1923 in York County, PA and buried at Christ United Methodist Cemetery in Jacobus, York County, PA.
    4. Alexander Reichard born August 5, 1844 in York County, PA, died September 22, 1851 in York County, PA and buried at Longstown United Methodist Church in York County, PA.
    5. Emeline Reichard born February 10, 1847 in York County, PA, died March 24, 1871 in York County, PA and buried at Longstown United Methodist Church in York County, PA.  She married Henry Strickler born May 25, 1843 in York County, PA, died July 30, 1923 in York County, PA and buried at Longstown United Methodist Church in York County, PA.
    6. Elizabeth Reichard born about 1850 in York County, PA, died May 15, 1851 in York County, PA and buried at Longstown United Methodist Church in York County, PA.
    7. Malinda Reichard born January 9, 1855 in York County, PA, died August 27, 1921 in York County, PA and buried at Greenmount Cemetery in York, York County, PA.  She married John Laird born January 2, 1842 in York County, PA, died October 8, 1915 in York County, PA and buried at Greenmount Cemetery in York, York County, PA
  3. Sarah Reichard born September 15, 1813 in York County, PA, died March 27, 1882 in York County, PA and buried at Longstown United Methodist Church in York County, PA.
  4. Rebecca Reichard born December 23, 1818 in York County, PA, died September 2, 1887 in York County, PA and buried at Longstown United Methodist Church in York County, PA.
  5. Anna Mary Reichard born about 1819 in York County, PA

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