Rachel E. Williams1

#71, (1852 - 17 February 1885)
RelationshipGrandmother of Nelle Belle Bridges
Father*Henry M Williams2 (1821 - 1894)
Mother*Priscilla "Cela" Kimmel2 (1823 - 1886)


David Rusk Tremper b. 1840, d. 1876
Children 1.Susannah Tremper+13 (1869 - 1928)
 2.William David Tremper+14 (1871 - 1928)
 3.Priscilla Addie Tremper+15 (1873 - 1918)
 4.John J Tremper+16 (1875 - 1962)
Rachel E. Williams was also known as Rachel C.3 
Her married name was Tremper.1 
Birth*1852She was born in 1852 at IndianaG.4,5,6 
1 September 1860She appeared on the census of 1 September 1860 in the household of Henry M Williams and Priscilla "Cela" Kimmel at Boonville P.O., Boon Twp., Warrick Co., IndianaG, age 8; (neis. sister Isabel (Stevens), fam. 731; sister Rachel (Roberts), fam. 735.)7
Marriage*13 September 1868She married David Rusk Tremper, son of John Lawrence Tremper and Frances Elizabeth Rusk, on 13 September 1868 at Luce Twp., Warrick Co., IndianaG.1 
8 June 1880She appeared on the census of 8 June 1880 in the household of Henry M Williams and Priscilla "Cela" Kimmel at Skelton Twp., Warrick Co., IndianaG, as TREMPER, age 27, b. IN.8
16 September 1882She filed for Civil War Veteran survivor's pension on 16 September 1882.9
Death*17 February 1885She died on 17 February 1885 at Newburgh, Warrick Co., IndianaG.10,11 
Burial*circa 20 February 1885She was buried circa 20 February 1885 at Bethabara Cemetery, Lincoln Trail Road, Folsomville, Warrick Co., IndianaG.12 
ChartsAncestors of Nelle Belle Bridges


  1. [S648] Indiana Marriages 1811-1959/2007/2019 (index and images), online FamilySearch.org, Warrick Co., 1867-1873, vol. 4, p. 108, img. 417/661. David Tremper and Rachel E Williams, lic. 9 Sep 1868, marr. 9 Sep 1868 by Elder Byrum L Condact.
  2. [S19] 1860 U.S. Federal Census.
  3. [S235] Opal B. Phillips and Carrie S. Hart, They Came to Warrick Co., In.: the Revolutionary War soldiers and patriots buried in Warrick County, Indiana and some of their descendents (Warrick Co., Indiana: Captain Joseph Warrick Chapter, D.A.R., 1976), p. 697, entry for William Williams.
  4. [S235] Opal B. Phillips and Carrie S. Hart, They Came to Warrick Co., p. 694, entry for William Williams.
  5. [S17] 1880 U.S. Federal Census. age 27 as of 7 Jun 1880, b. IN, parents b. KY.
  6. [S19] 1860 U.S. Federal Census. age 8.
  7. [S19] 1860 U.S. Federal Census. Henry William (37), farmer; Priscilla (36); both b. KY.
  8. [S17] 1880 U.S. Federal Census. Henry (59), constable, b. KY, father b. KY, mother b. NC; Priscilla (57), b. KY, parents b. VA.
  9. [S304] U.S. Civil War Pension Index: General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934; T288, 546 rolls, National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, District of Columbia, online Ancestry.com, Soldier: Tremper, David R. Dependent (widow): Wright, Rachel E.; service: D 25 Ind. Inf.; date of filing: 1882 Sep 16; application no. 296758.
  10. [S304] U.S. Civil War Pension Index, 1861-1934, National Archives and Records Administration, online Ancestry.com, Names Henry M Williams as dependants guardian for the pension of David R Tremper; date of filing: 23 Oct 1885, no. 332020.
  11. [S122] J. Douglas Leith and Priscilla (Tremper) Leith, "Daniel Tremper Pioneer Family of Jefferson County NY", 2011 (Auburndale, MA), no source given, online http://jefferson.nygenweb.net/tremper.htm
  12. [S1628] FindAGrave.com, online findagrave.com, simple ground marker with identification plate added. Rachel Tremper, 1852-1885. Memorial 46527318, created by and photo added by Suzanne Thayne.
  13. [S1672] Indiana Death Certificates 1899-2011/2017, Indiana State Board of Health, Death Certificates, 1900–2011, 1928, roll 4, Ref. No. 10317. Susanna Shelton, b. IN 16 Sep 1869, dau. of David R Tremper and Rachel Williams, both b. IN; wife of John M Shelton, housewife; d. RR ! Tennyson, Skelton Twp., Warrick Co., 13 Mar 1928, chronic myocarditis; inf. John M Shelton, same res.; bur. Betharaba Cemetery 15 Mar 1928, online Ancestry.com.
  14. [S198] Indiana Marriage Collection, 1800-1941 [database], Jordan Dodd, Liahona Research and Works Progress Administration, compilers, online Ancestry.com, Amanda Byers, marr. 24 Dec 1892, Warrick Co., age 19; father James, mother Skelton; Warrick County Indiana; Wm D Tremper, marr. 24 Dec 1892, Warrick Co., age 22; father David R, mother Williams. Index to Supplemental Record Marriage Transcript 1, W. P. A. Original Record Located County Clerk's Office, book H-25, p. 13.
  15. [S648] Indiana Marriages 1811-1959/2007/2019, online FamilySearch.org, Warrick Co., 1891-1895, sh. 29, imgs. 96-98/137. Sherman Bridges, farmer, age 29, b. and res. Spencer Co. IN, son of Silas Bridges and ____ Hesson; and Addie Trumper, age 22, b. and res. Warrick Co., dau. of David Trumper and ___ Williams; both 1st marr., 19 Sep 1894, Warrick Co., by Jno. W. Hunt, JP.
  16. [S648] Indiana Marriages 1811-1959/2007/2019, online FamilySearch.org, Warrick Co., 1919-1922, Vol. 18, p. 229, img. 146/237. John J Tremper, wid. 28 Nov 1919, b. Warrick Co. IN, 6 Apr 1875, son of David R. Tremper, b. OH, engineer, dec., and Rachel Williams, b. Warrick Co. IN, housekeeper, dec.; and Ida B. Ball, div. Feb 1921, b. Spencer Co. IN 12 May 1880, dau. of Samuel C Frank, b. Spencer Co. IN, farmer, res. Boonville IN, and Isaphene Harder[?], b. Spencer Co. IN, housekeeper, res. Boonville IN; lic. Warrick Co., 4 Mar 1921, marr. Warrick Co., 6 Mar 1921, by Rev. James M. Hedges.