I need some help. I am researching a ggggggggrandmother who was married to William McGuire, a spy for Capt. John Henderson in the American Revolution. In the DAR records, Rachel has no last name. There is a single record on ancestry.com of Rachel Spyly, but no other Spyly family in the area of the South Branch of the Potomac River.
Rachel's daughter, Mary, married into the Welton family from England that was intermarried with the Schaub (Shobe) family from Basel, Switzerland.
The Schaub family came on the Immigrant Ship Virtuous Grace in 1737 with Leinart Heyer. The wills are in high Dutch. In the same area as the Shobes and Weltons I have found Edward and Thomas McGuire and also Michael Shively and John Snivey/Sively.
My research has shown that the original name of Shively was Schaubin from Oberdorf of Baseland and this family, like my own Shobes (Schaubs), came through Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
Does anyonw know of a Rachel Shively from Basel, Lancaster or from John or Michael? In Ohio, in the next generation, there are Rachel Shively's. Mine died June 14, 1793 in Hampshire County, West Virginia. She was 71. I know only from subsequent generations that she was well loved.