When Rachel Pritchard was born on 20 October 1842, in Merthyr Tydfil, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom, her father, Thomas Pritchard, was 27 and her mother, Hannah Davies, was 27. She married William Marley on 4 March 1865, in North Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in Aberdare, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom in 1851. She died on 1 May 1877, in Robin, Bannock, Idaho, United States, at the age of 34, and was buried in Laketown Cemetery, Laketown, Rich, Utah, United States.
Welsh: Anglicized form of Welsh ap Rhisiart ‘son of Richard’(see Richard ).