Elizabeth May [1811-1891]
Entered Nov. 2005
R. Hill b: 16 Aug 1835 Prestonsburg, KY d: 15 Jan 1926 Goltry,
Alfalfa Co., OK, buried in Karoma Cemetery Age at death: 90
See Rachel's 1926 obituary & some family notes
See photos and story about R. M. Campbell's repaired gravestone
of Otis C. Shearer (descendant of Carolyn Daniel Gosnell) from a
ENTIRE FAMILY OF AGED WOMAN LIVES TO MOURN HER LOSS
Charlie Campbell returned Thursday from Enid where he had attended the burial of his mother, Rachel Campbell, who died January 15, in her ninetieth year. She was the mother of 10 children, all living, the oldest now 72 and the youngest 48 years of age.
Seven of Mother Campbell's children were able to be present at her funeral. This remarkable woman had been a widow over 45 years. She leaves surviving in addition to her children, 53 grand-children, 89 great grand-children and 6 great-great grand-children.
For 75 years Mrs. was a member of the Methodist church. She was born August 16, 1835 at Prestonsburg, Kentucky.
Courtesy of Rachel's great-granddaughter, Kay Miller Mackelburg, Folsom, CA
Strip Run in Oklahoma Territory in 1893
Sam Campbell referred to Rachel Hill Campbell as "the common forebear of the Campbells who came from Morris Co, KS to settle in Garfield County, Oklahoma Territory, at the opening of the Cherokee Strip." He told of her last days and her funeral when she died at the age of 91 and recalled her telling of the opening of the Cherokee Outlet, when three of her sons, Samuel Carak, John Monroe and Charles F., made the race, staking near Carrier, OK. Rachel and her daughter Carrie filed on unclaimed land later in the same vicinity. Her eldest son, Elliott Addison, bought a relinquishment near Breckenridge.
Sam Campbell, born in 1920, continues to describe some of the older generation at Rachel's funeral. "I knew some of the tall people gathered around Granny's bed. Uncle John, who lived across the road, thin like Grandpa (Samuel C.), and had the same kind of big mustache. Uncle Elliott, tall like dad, and had the same name. Sometimes Uncle John strapped long spurs on his boots and rode a black mare named Starr. He sat straight and enjoyed racing my oldest sister, Hazel, when she was on her pony. . . Rachel had a sister, Serepatah, wife of Addison Campbell (brother of Robert Montgomery). They moved to Kermlin, where Addison is buried. Rachel had two other sisters, Carrie and Kate and three brothers, Jeff, Gail and Sam. . . "
Genealogists of the family say all of the sons, except Marvin, made the Cherokee Strip Run in Oklahoma Territory in 1893.