Rachel is Charlotte (Lottie) Hawkins Courtney’s mother. Rachel was born October 14, 1855. She had a brother named Bunk and two sisters, Jennie and Sarah.
Rachel married Lazarus Nathaniel Hawkins September 18, 1872 in Rogersville, TN. They had 11 children: Washington, Harrison, Oliver, Arthur, Paul, Silas, Palmer, Lottie, America (Silvers), Lillie (Perry), Ollie (Courtney).
Rachel was blind for the last 28 years of her life but could still cook a meal for her family. Rachel died July 29, 1939 in Oklahoma City, OK.