I would like to try to solve the mystery of Anna Margaret Leffler, born 1762, died in 1846 in Indiana(State)/Cambria City, PA married to Abraham and or Daniel Rice & David Craig, and Margaret Leffler, born 1770 died in 1860 in Cambria County, PA, married to Philip Smyers.
Many researchers have one woman married to all, with children born from Craig & Smyers intermittently, in IL/IN/KY and PA.
Does anyone have further information to verify the truth? I have located "The Bromwell Genealogy: Including Descendants of William Bromwell and Beulah" ... By Henrietta Elizabeth Bromwell It has nothing about Philip Smyers, which further leads me to belive that there were 2 different women with this name:
MARGARET LEFFLER. b. Hagerstown, Md., Dec. 25, 1762 ; m., 1st, Daniel Rice. She was a woman remarkable for her understanding and retention of mind and memory to the last moment of life. She died in a paroxysm of congestive fever, being ill but a few hours. At the time of her death she did not appear to be over 60 years of age, though approaching 90. Her teeth were beautiful and white, and almost perfectly even. Her sight was good, and hearing perfect. After the death of her first husband she m., 2d, David Craig, a Protestant Irishman, a man of fine person and excellent intelligence, and of very great decision of character, who was said to very much resemble President Jackson, both in physical and mental characteristics. (Notes from Dr. H. J. Rice.) David and Anna Margaret are buried at Waveland, Ind., where they removed from Coiydon. By her first husband, Daniel Rice, she had 7 chil., as follows: Elisabeth, m. Mr. Bowman (see portrait). Jacob, in. Polly Cooper. Abraliam, John, Henry, Anna, Margaret, Isaac, in. Xarcissa Montagu Allen. For a further account of her descendants see Rice Gen. No. 2. By her 2d husband, David Craig, she had issue (all born at Rice's Fort) : 8 DAVID CRAIG, b. 1798. When a young man he went down the river to Now Orleans on a flat-boat, and was never afterward heard of. It is supposed he died. He was a fine young man and ambitious. 9 JANE CRAIG, b. 1800, Pa.; m. twice, 1st to Mr. Martin, and 2d to a Mr. Bullen or Bullitt. Her descendants live in and near New Albany, Ind. Issue by both marriages. 10 DR. THOMAS CRAIG, b. Feb. 23, 1803; m. Mary E. Welsh.