> Sadly I dont think Myrtle knew much or cenus recorders were sloppy...
I suspect both possibilities. But everything in my records when combined with what you just reported points to the fact that Myrtle's parents and all her siblings were all born in AL. Her father possibly in Colbert County, her mother in Morgan County and all the children in Limestone County. The Tennessee River divides Morgan County from Limestone; Colbert County is just a bit further west and downstream, but Robert's reported birth location is not nearly as far from the River as his reported burial location. Travel back and forth along the river and across the Alabama-Tennessee Line just north of it was commonplace back then, thanks to the relatively flat land there.
I thank you for the addition of one more child to that family in my database. And I wish I could tell you when and where Rachael died and where she's buried, but it just so happens that I've got a similar problem with my own grandmother's siblings. She was said to be one of 13 children but I have only found 5 in all the official records I have been able to examine.
If I recall correctly, there were several epidemics during the 1880's and 1890's, but I can't recall at the moment where I learned that nor what diseases were so widespread incertain parts of the country at the time. Not even sure I made a note of it, save in my head, which is not nearly as good as putting notes in my files on the computer.