Rachel Swayze Bell O'Connor
Rachel Swayze Bell O’Connor [1774-1846] was a granddaughter of Rev. Samuel Swayze through his son Stephen Swayze
and wife Rachel Hopkins.
She first married Richard Bell and had a son Stephen. Next she married Hercules O’Connor and had a son James.
When Rachel’s father Stephen Swayze died, the widow Rachel Hopkins Swayze married William Weeks.
They had a son son David,1786 -1834.
Mistress of Evergreen Plantation contains letters of Rachel Swayze Bell O’Connor written to her younger half-brother David Weeks.
Rachel O’Connor’s Evergreen Plantation was next to Oakley Plantation a bit north of St. Francisville, LA.
Rachel of Old Lousiana is a biography by Avery O. Craven.
An article about Rachel in the KnowLA Encyclopedia of Louisiana.
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