Lead:  Rachel Donelson was quite a catch. In the Tennessee wilderness of 1784 her family was prominent and she a very attractive young lady.

Intro.: A Moment in Time with Dan Roberts.

Content: On a trip to Kentucky from their home in Nashville she met and fell in love with Lewis Robards. Soon they were inseparable and when her family returned home she remained and married him. Their happiness was short-lived. Robards became abusive and promiscuous and soon the marriage was over in reality if not in fact. After four hard years, Rachel's brother came to Kentucky and brought her home.

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