- Born: Abt 1770, , , VA, USA 133,1585
- Marriage (1): Unknown DONATHAN before 1793
- Marriage (2): Bartholomew Adams GASKINS on May 7, 1793 in , Bedford, VA, USA 187
- Died: 1840-1848, , Gallia, OH, USA about age 70 1585
Another name for Rachel was DONATHAN.
She is listed as a Wood in family records and as a Donathan in court records, so which is her maiden name is not clear. She is listed as Rachel Wood Donathan in her marriage to Bartholomew indicating that she was probably married to a Donathan before Bart.
My theory is that she is the daughter of Thomas and Elizabeth Wood and sister to Jeremiah Wood. Both she (as Rachel Gaskins) and Jeremiah Wood are named in the will of Reubin Dolard on Jan 8, 1802 in Bedford Co., Virginia. Reubin Dolard was the same person that provided surety when she married indicating some close relationship between them, possibly uncle or grandparent. She is not named in her possible father, Thomas Wood's will written on Nov. 26, 1773 other than the fact that he alluded to his children in general. The will was not probated until Feb. 25, 1793, a few months before she married. She did name her oldest child, Thomas, again suggesting this is a likely match for the Bedford Co., Virginia area where they all lived. (Hinshaw, V.VI, CL-553, 554)
Rachel married Unknown DONATHAN before 1793. (Unknown DONATHAN died before 1793.)
Rachel next married Bartholomew Adams GASKINS, son of Unknown GASKINS and Unknown, on May 7, 1793 in , Bedford, VA, USA.187 (Bartholomew Adams GASKINS was born about 1762 in , , MD, USA and died in 1850-1858 of Ohio Twp., Gallia, OH, USA 1585.)