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Rachel Pettiford Locus (c1752-c1852) was a resident of Granville County, North Carolina. A free woman of color, Rachel Locus supported her family through the hardships of the American Revolution and later faced unique challenges in applying for a widow's pension because of her identity.

For more information on Rachel Locus, see her full biography or the Free Women of Color section of the Revolutionary War Widows of NC exhibit.