I found the following info about Octavia Rector at FamilySearch.org,
the LDS (Mormon) Church genealogy site. I am 99.44% sure this is a
match, but as with all genealogy research there is no substitute for
primary sources such as official birth/death/marriage records.
The records I found were from a database known as the IGI or
International Genealogical Index. This index contains two general
types of records, the first is information submitted by members of the
LDS Church which may or may not be accurate as the sources vary from
well-researched and documented info to 2nd hand memories and family
lore. The second type of record in the IGI is info extracted directly
from primary sources, official B/D/M records, family Bible records
(considered primary sources by genealogists), census records, etc.
Here is what I found...
1. Octavia Elizabeth Rector born 23 Nov 1833 in Circleville, Pickaway
Co, Ohio. Father: Samuel Rector, Mother: Rachel Wynne. Source: Film
#1760755, "Official temple records for deceased individuals, submitted
1991-1996." According to the notes on this film there is no
information available on the film beyond what is listed in the IGI and
the submitters name and address are not available.
2. Octavia Elizabeth Rector married to Silas Hare on 20 April 1850 in
Stevensberg, Hamilton Co, Indiana. Source: Film #1396144, "Patron
sheets 1969-1991." These are individual entry forms and family group
sheets used to submit names to the temples for temple work.
You will need to go to
and enter her name, as the search results do not appear with a
Unfortunately, both these records are undocumented and therefore it is
not possible to be absolutely sure it is a match for your Octavia. I
noticed the difference in date for the marriage, 1849 vs. 1850, but
considering the match in location and spouse, I still believe we have
the right person.Also note that the two results listed above are not
from the same database which makes the connection unprovable through
these records although her age at marriage, 17, was about right for
that time period.
So where do you go from here?
For the marriage, the first step would be to contact the Hamilton
County registrar and find out what information is availble from that
Hamilton County Health Dept.
One Hamilton County Square, Suite 30
Noblesville, IN 46060
You could also try the County Historical Society
Hamilton County Historical Society
P.O. Box 397
Noblesville, IN 46060
For the birth you can try,
Pickaway County Probate Court
207 South Court St.
Circleville, OH 43113
Another great source for genealogists is the USGenWeb at
This link will provide access to individual state genwebs which in
turn link to county pages with varying amounts of information.
I have been doing genealogy on my family for years and can tell you
(if you don't already know) that it is hugely fun and horribly
addicting. Best of luck on your search and please feel free to ask for
clarification or more info if you wish.