I believe Rachel to be the daughter of John and Lydia Ford Bannister/Banister. Rachel's first husband was Samuel Sayre/Sayers. Rachel and Samuel had Mary Ann and she married John A. Roberts. I show 12 children were born to this family. Rachel and Samuel's other child was Celia Jane b. 5-3-1833-LA and she married Augustus Dyess abt. 1850 and they had 12 children.
Rachel's second husband was Isaac Ford and they married about 1816. Their children were John Ford b. abt. 1817-Catahoula Parish, LA married Elizabeth Finley;Elijah b. 1818 , Lydia Jane b. 1819 married Jacob Lanius, and Elizabeth Ford b. 1823 married Christian Riser 12-12-1840-Catahoula Parish, LA.
It seems that there was some problem with Isaac after Rachel died. Lydia got custody of her grandchildren John, Elizabeth, Elijah and Lydia in Harrisonburg, Catahoula Parish, LA on June 24, 1836.
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