Henry Harrison Raph (Rape, Reb) was my GGGrandfather. His parents were David Reb (Rape, Reeb) and Margaret Ruggles. From the 1880 census, Henry's father was born in PA. From John V. Reeb I have David's birth as 23 Oct 1806, Northampton Co., PA, this is from the Church Record of Lutheran and Reformed Congregatons of Stone Church, Allen Township, Northampton Co, PA, 1772-1822, p. 41. They married on 24 Aug 1828, Northampton Co., PA. This is from Charles A. Fisher, Central Pennsylvania Marriages 1700-1896 (Selinsgrove, PA: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1946).
Have you located any additional information on Margaret Ruggles or the orphaned children of David and Margaret?HZeinstra@aol.com
Harlan M. Zeinstra