Noted events in her life were:
1. Census in 1857 in Shakopee, Scott, MN. 2 The 1857 Minnesota Territorial Census recorded W. H. Anderson, merchant, 37, born in Virginia, living with Rachel Anderson, 26, born in New York; Lucretia B. Anderson, 3, born in MIssouri; and Margaret Everton, 15, born in Germany.
2. Census in 1860 in Shakopee, Scott, MN. 3 The 1860 census recorded William H. Anderson, merchant, 37, living with Rachel, 30; Louisa, 5; Fanny, 3; and Mary, 1 month old when the census was recorded on 27th July 1860. William and Rachel were born in Virginia, Louisa in Missouri, and Fanny and Mary in Minnesota.
3. Census in 1870 in Shakopee, Scott, MN. 4 The 1870 census recorded W. H. Anderson, merchant, 50, born in Virginia, living with Rachel L., 25, born in Missouri; Leil B., 15, born in Missouri; Fanny O., 12, born in Minnesota; and Mary Johnson, keeping home, 20, born in Sweden.
4. Minnesota State Census census on 1 May 1875 in Shakopee, Scott, MN. 5 6 The 1875 Minnesota census recorded Rachel S. Anderson, 29, born in MIssouri, parents born in New York. Living with her were three daughters whose father was born in Virginia and mother in New York: Louisa, 20, born in Missouri, Fanny, 16, born in Minnesota; and Josie, 4, born in Minnesota.
Rachel married William H. Anderson on 18 Feb 1869 in Shakopee, Scott, MN.1 (William H. Anderson was born in 1820 in , Fauquier, VA,2 7 died on 4 Mar 1873 in Shakopee, Scott, MN 7 and was buried in Shakopee: Valley Cemetery, Scott, MN 7.)
1 FamilySearch.org, <i>Minnesota, Marriages, 1849-1950</i>, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FD61-PBH Wm. H. Anderson and Rachel L. Lindsey, 18 Feb 1869; citing FHL microfilm 1379415.
2 FamilySearch.org, <i>Minnesota, Territorial Census, 1857</i>, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/3D3B-3ZM Lucretia B Anderson in entry for W H Anderson, 1857.
3 <i>1860 United States Census</i>, Year: 1860; Census Place: Shakopee, Scott, Minnesota; Roll: M653_574; Page: 667; Image: 89; Family History Library Film: 803574.
4 <i>1870 United States Census</i>, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MDH8-DG4 W H Anderson, Minnesota, United States; citing p. 4, family 27, NARA microfilm publication M593, FHL microfilm 000830430.
5 FamilySearch.org, <i>Minnesota, Territorial Census, 1857</i>, 1875 > Scott > Image 169 of 188.
6 FamilySearch.org, <i>Minnesota, State Census, 1875</i>, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MKNT-K6Z Josie Anderson in household of Rachel S Anderson, Shakopee City, Scott, Minnesota; citing p. 410, line 33, volume S, State Library and Records Service, St. Paul; FHL microfilm 0565728.
7 <i>Find A Grave</i>, http://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=54440419.