Rachel was born in Whitley, Kentucky in 1825, the daughter of Lewis Millard Baird and Elizabeth Woosley. Lewis later died in a Confederate prison during the Civil War because he was a Union sympathizer who refused to give up the whereabouts of his sons, who were Union soldiers. Rachel was married to Milton Stanfill in 1842 when she was just 17. They became the parents of 14 children and worked a farm in the Campbell, Tennessee area until Milton's death in 1887. Rachel moved to Madison, Arkansas with several of her children, including my great-grandfather, Jesse Carl, who relocated in the Ozark Mountain area of northwest Arkansas. She died there in 1910 at the age of 85.
|Milton Stanfill and Rachel Baird|