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Descendants of
William J. Rawlins

William J. Rawlins is the 3rd great grandfather of Diana Faye Stratman

This work was compiled by several researchers, most prominently Collette Steele. She has my deepest gratitude for sharing her large body of work on this family. Randy Franklin's World Connect site has documented the Rawlins, Marshalls and Hazelrigg Families back many generations.


Generation No. 1

1. WILLIAM J. *RAWLINS was born Bet. 1760 - 1770, and died Before 1850 in Scioto, Ohio. He married NANCY MARSHALL Before 1800 in Washington, Pennsylvania, daughter of SAMUEL MARSHALL and FANNIE HAZELRIGG. She was born October 21, 1773 in Pennsylvania, and died September 9, 1869 in South Webster, Scioto, Ohio. The Hazelrigg Family has been documented back to before 1713.
(*RAWLINS and ROLLINS are used interchangeably)

"To all so whom these presents shall come whereas on the twenty third day of June in the year of our Lord one thousand Eight hundred and fifty William RAWLINS (Jr.) of Lawrence County State of Ohio filed his certain petition on the Court of Common Pleas within and for the County of Scioto and State of Ohio against Nancy RAWLINS (his mother) of Scioto Widow of William J. RAWLINS, deceased…"

 Among the heirs of William J. RAWLINS per this court document;
"Benjamin BENNET & Mary his wife
and Samuel RAWLINS of said Scioto County;
John RAWLINS of Lawrence County, Ohio;
Jesse RAWLINS of Scioto County, Ohio;
Alexander McCREARY and Nancy his wife of Logan County, Ohio;
Amos RAWLINS, Dillard RAWLINS, Mary RAWLINS, Bird RAWLINS,
Jefferson RAWLINS, John RAWLINS and Elijah RAWLINS of Lawrence County, Ohio;
Nancy RAWLINS of the State of Virginia;
Bazil CABLE and Solomon CABLE of Illinois;
Elijah CABLE of Gallia County Ohio;
Parmenus WASHBURN and David WASHBURN of Scioto County, Ohio,
William WASHBURN of Lawrence County, Ohio;
Nancy Jane FARRIS of Missouri;
Eli RAWLINS of Scioto County, Ohio;
Caroline RAWLINS, Jesse M RAWLINS, Henderson RAWLINS, Worthington RAWLINS, Harrison RAWLINS, Nancy Jane RAWLINS of Virginia
and Jesse M. RAWLINS and Parmenus of Jackson County, Ohio…"

The above heirs, "demanding partition of certain Real Estate herein after described The Sheriff of Scioto County was ordered to sell said Real Estate at public auction…did on the 24th day of May AD 1852 in said Scioto County sell said Real Estate at public auction subject the dower of Nancy RAWLINS " Property sold to, "Joseph JACKSON for the sum of two thousand and twenty dollars, he being the highest and best bidder
that sum being appraised of two thirds of the appraisal value of said premises…"

Description of Land: "being the South half of section No. Eighteen (18) Township No. four (4) of Range No. Eighteen (18) of the Lands directed to be sold at Chillicothe Ohio containing two hundred and Eighty Acres more or less…"

William RAWLINS originally purchased the acreage on November 30, 1813. It was part of the Congressional Lands.

Source for document: Photo-copy of the original court document possession of R. Franklin. See also, "Selected Abstracts From Common Pleas and Chancery, Complete Records Scioto County, Ohio (1810-1875) by Caryn R. Shoemaker (1975). Additional reference, "A
Listing of Entryman on Lands East of the Scioto River in Scioto Co., Ohio"
by L. Richard
Kocher (1995)
.


William RAWLINS Jr. filed in the Scioto County Court of Common Pleas the following petition for a 1/10 share of 280 acres claimed by the heirs of his father, William J. RAWLINS. Case filed 23 Jan 1850. I have cited it already regarding the Rawlins heirs. Of note, is that William RAWLINS Jr the petitioner was a resident of Lawrence Co. In the 1850 census at Washington Twp, Lawrence Co. the following ROLLINS family was enumerated: William (56 b. OH);*Leatha(39); Catherine (15); Nancy (13); Darius (16); Samuel J. (7); Mary (5); HenryC. (3); and Emily (6 mos.). Also living next door per 1850 was Frank Border 22 and Firelda 16; and Hamilton R. ROLLINS 18. Lawrenece Co.
(Leatha and Letha are used interchangeably. I have correct all instantous to read Leatha to avoid confusion.)

Among the heirs of William J. RAWLINS & Nancy MARSHALL was a daughter, Cynthia RAWLINS who m. a Lemuel WASHBURN. She was deceased at the time of her fathers probate in Scioto Co., ca 1850.
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Children of WILLIAM RAWLINS and NANCY MARSHALL are:

i. ELIJAH RAWLINS, m. MATILDA CABLE, November 26, 1824, Scioto, Ohio4.

ii. MARY RAWLINS, b. Abt. 1793, Pennsylvania4; d. Aft. 1850; m. BENJAMIN BENNETT, November 8, 1814, Scioto, Ohio.

iii. CHARLES RAWLINS, b. Abt. 1799; d. Bef. 1850.

iv. WILLIAM RAWLINS, b. 1799, Ohio; d. October 10, 1875, Saline Co, Illinois.

v. CYNTHIA RAWLINS, b. Abt. 1800, Ohio; d. Bef. 1850.

vi. JOHN RAWLINS, b. Abt. 1801, Scioto, Ohio; d. Bef. 1850; m. REBECCA PILES, January 1, 1824.

vii. ELIZABETH RAWLINS, b. Abt. 1803; d. Bef. 1850; m. MICHAEL CABLE, July 9, 1821, Scioto, Ohio.

viii. DAVID RAWLINS, b. Abt. 1809, Scioto, Ohio; d. Bef. 1850; m. SUSANNAH KITCHIE, January 29, 1846.

ix. SAMUEL RAWLINS, b. Abt. 1810, Scioto, Ohio; d. December 16, 1873, Saline Co, Illinois.

x. JESSE MARSHALL RAWLINS, b. Abt. 1811, Scioto, Ohio; d. Bef. 1850; m. LUCY BROWNING, January 9, 1842, Jackson, Ohio.

Generation No. 2

2. WILLIAM RAWLINS Jr. ((Child of WILLIAM J. RAWLINS and Nancy Marshall) ) was born 1799 in Ohio, and died October 10, 1875 in Saline Co, Illinois. He married (1) ELIZABETH BENNETT July 15, 1817 in Gallia Co, Ohio. He married (2) LEATHA HARPER 10 September 30, 1830 in Lawerence, Ohio. She was born October 8, 1811 in Ohio, and died November 12, 1899 in Saline Co, Illinois.

From Kurt Tostenson
This William J. Rollins/Rawlins lived in Scioto and Lawrence Co.,Ohio. His first wife was my great-great-great-great grandmother. She was Elizabeth Bennett. They had 3 children Minerva married Joseph Thompson, Charles (my great-great-great-grandfather), and Harrison Litton. He died in the civil war. He was injured at the battle of Gettysburg, and later died in a Baltimore Md. hospital. Leatha Harper is his second wife. William is the son of William and Nancy Marshall Rawlins/Rollins.

Saline Co. Probate Records regarding William Rawlins Jr.

Journal Vol D 1869-1873
22 June 1869

Report of John RAWLINS guardian of Preston GRINDSTAFF's heirs.
Resignation of John RAWLINS as guardian.
William RAWLINS appointed guardian of Leatha E and Samuel P. GRINDSTAFF heirs of Preston GRINDSTAFF. William RAWLINS is the grandfather of Samuel and Leatha Grindstaff.

20 Mar 1871 page 224 and 20 May 1872 page 366
Report of William RAWLINS guardian of Leatha E and Samuel P. GRINDSTAFF

Submitted by Collett Steele:
The Saline County Gen. Society has published William's probate record.

Volume 1. Page 34
RAWLINS, William (Rawlings) Box 20-35
Place and date of death - Saline County 10 Oct 1875
Heirs - Leatha, widow. Melvina Thompson (heir of Chas. Rawlings).
Harrison Linton, Wm. J. Rawlings, Hamilton Rawlings, Firilda Lane,
Catherine Robinson, Nancy Rawlins
, Mary Jane Price, Heirs of Samuel J.
Rawlings. (William Rawlings
was guardian of Lethe E. and Samuel P.
minors of Preston N. Grindstaff, deceased, from May 20, 1872 till time
of death 10 Oct. 1875.
) Hugh Robinson named as administrator.

( Documents were translated as Hugh Robertson but is believed to be Hugh Robinson husband of Catherin Rawlins daughter of William Rawlins Jr. This was verified by confirming the last name of Catherine Rawlins Robinson in the census and by the fact that there is no Hugh Robertson in Saline Co. at this time. I have made corrections to the original translations.)

Page 321
Report of Hugh ROBINSON administrator of William RAWLINGS guardian for the minor heirs of Preston GRINDSTAFF. Mentions William RAWLINGS' death of 10 Oct 1875.

page 297
Report of Hugh ROBINSON administrator of William RAWLINGS guardian for the minor heirs of Preston GRINDSTAFF.

20 December 1875 page 300
The inventory appraisement bill of property selected by widow and sale bill on the personal estate of William RAWLINGS examined by the court approved and ordered of record.
Nov 1876 page 447

Report of Hugh ROBINSON administrator of William RAWLINGS.
Mentions payment to Z T RAWLINS for getting rep stock Leatha RAWLINS widow
19 Mar 1877 page 476

Page 481
Now comes Mary J. PRICE with GREGG (not sure of name) her attorney and files his docket and presents a claim against the estate of William RAWLINS (her father) deceased, also came Hugh ROBINSON administrator of said estate with Harris & Chrissy his attys. and this matter now coming on to be heard- The court hears the proofs and arguments of council thereon- And the court now being sufficiently advised in the ________- Orders and adjudges that the claim of said Mary J PRICE be dismissed- and that said administrator have judgment against said Mary J PRICE for the costs of this proceeding and that execution issue there of.
Saline County Probate Records Vol F 1878-1884

page 13
Final report of Hugh Robinson adms of estate of William RAWLINS. Mentions $292.96 paid to widow (no name) and $37.26 to each heir.

RAWLINS, William date of death 10 Oct 1875
Hugh Robinson administrator, Leatha, his widow

In the 1855 Saline Co. Illinois State census there is a William Rawlings Raleigh Precinct page 20.
White males 4 under 10, 1 10-20, 1 60-70,
White females 3 under 10, 1 10-20, 1 30-40

State census for 1865
White males 1 10-20, 1 60-70,
White females 2 10-20, 1 20-30, 1 50-60
This was Raleigh Precinct page 27.

1870- Federal Census Saline County, Illinois ~ Raleigh Township ~ pg 16 ~ 21 July 1870
(Spelled incorrectly but all names and ages support this being the family of William Rawlins)
Wm. BOWLINE ~ 71/M/W/Farmer/3000/1500/OH
Leatha 58/F/W/HK/OH
Mary J. 25/F/W/at home/OH
Emily 19/F/W/at home/OH
Filma 18/F/W/at home/OH
Zachariah T. 16/M/W/at home/OH
Leatha E. 10/F/W/at home/IL
Samuel P. 08/M/W/at home/IL
Emily F.E. 03/F/W/at home/IL

Lawrence County, Ohio Marriage Index Books 1 - 3 Mc - S April 1817 - July 1843
Rawlins David Katharine Harper 163
Rawlins John Mary Shope 305
Rollins William Leatha Harper 139
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Children of WILLIAM RAWLINS and ELIZABETH BENNETT are:

i. MELVINA RAWLINS, m. JOSEPH THOMPSON.
ii. CHARLES RAWLINS was born Abt. 1823. He married SUSAN THOMPSON January 5, 1843. She was born Abt. 1822, and died October 31, 1893 in Jackson County, Ohio.

Children of CHARLES RAWLINS and SUSAN THOMPSON are:
i. JAMES WESLTY RAWLINS, b. 1844, Lawerence, Ohio; d. January 14, 1914, Byers, Jackson co, Ohio.
ii. JANE RAWLINS, m. WILLIAM CONNERY.
iii. LOUISA RAWLINS, m. JOHN FRANKLIN.
iv. RILLA RAWLINS, m. JAKE MOOTER.
v. ALICE RAWLINS.
vi. WILLIAM LINCOLN RAWLINS, b. May 9, 1865, Byers, Jackson co, Ohio; d. February 17, 1927, Byers, Jackson co, Ohio.
vii. JOHN RAWLINS, d. Denver, Colorado; m. KATE PETTERSON.
iii. HENDERSON L. RAWLINS, m. SARAH THOMPSON. Died as the result of injuries in the Civil War at the battle of Gettysburg.

Marriage Notes for WILLIAM RAWLINS and LEATHA HARPER:
William ROLLINS and Leatha HARPER 30 Sept 1830 Lawrence, OH

LEATHA HARPER:
Saline Co IL Cemeteries Vol 8 [1983] by John V. Murphy
Bk pg 4, Big Ridge pg 7
Big Ridge Cemetery., Cottage Twp., Saline Co IL SE1/4 NE1/4 Sec 19 T9S R7E.
East of Harrisburg on Rt 13 about 3 1/2 miles, then south about 3/4
mile, then west a short distance to the cemetery on the south side of the road.
This cemetery is across the road from the Big Ridge Baptist Church.

Row 13 ~ Leatha RAWLINGS, Wife of Wm. ~ 08 Oct 1811 - 12 Nov 1899 ~
Age 88y 1m 4d

Children of WILLIAM RAWLINS and LEATHA HARPER are:

i. JOHN RAWLINGS (WILLIAM3 RAWLINS, WILLIAM J.2, RAWLINS1) He married SARAH BISHOP, daughter of ROBERT BISHOP and ONIE JOHNSON. She was born 1845. (There is no record of John Rawlins in the 1850, 1860, or 1870 census with William and Leatha Rawlins.  According to a death record for a John Rollins he was born in  1838 and died in 1896 at 57 years.  He would have only been 12 yrs old in 1850. In 1860 and 1870 would have been old enough to leave the home. The basis for determining that John is a child of William Rawlins is the following court record.)
Notes for SAMUEL P GRINDSTAFF: Grandfather, William Rawlings appointed guardian after John Rawlings, their uncle resigned. (6-22-1869 page 82) Ordered by the court that the report of Hugh ROBINSON as guardian of S P GRINDSTAFF minor child of P S GRINDSTAFF deceased submitted by the administratix of said Hugh ROBINSON deceased (before 1882) be approved. That said guardians estate be allowed $35.13 as commission on money received-

It is also ordered that said estate of Hugh ROBINSON be charged with the sum of $514.00 being the amount due Darius RAWLINS present guardian of said S P GRINDSTAFF minor heir as foresaid.



Child of JOHN RAWLINGS and SARAH BISHOP is:
i. L. A. RAWLINGS, b. 1872, Illinois; m. JAMES BISHOP, March 28, 1891, Saline Co, Illinois; b. 1869.

Marriage Notes for L. RAWLINGS and JAMES BISHOP:
Marriage Record of James Bishop to L A. Rawlings - Saline County, Illinois
Saline Co., Illinois Marriage Records, Vol. A-1, 1878-1897 page 192 28 March 1891
James Bishop, Raleigh Ill, farmer, 22 yrs, white, born Illinois, first marriage, father Jeremiah Bishop, mother Laura Beasleyto
L A. Rawlings, Raleigh Ill, 19 yrs, white, born Illinois, 1st marriage, father John Rawlings, mother Sarah Bishop.

ii. CATHERINE M. RAWLINGS, b. Abt. 1835, Ohio; d. March 19, 1882.
She married HUGH ROBINSON. He was born in Illinois, and died Before. 1880.
Hugh Robinson was the administrator of William Rawlins Will.

Children of CATHERINE RAWLINGS and HUGH ROBINSON are:
i. Mary J. ROBINSON.
ii. Leatha ROBINSON
iii. Cecilia C. ROBINSON
iv. Sarah A. ROBINSON.
v. George M. ROBINSON m. LIDDIE LIPSCOMB, November 13, 1887, Saline Co, Illinois.

Marriage Notes for GEORGE ROBINSON and LIDDIE LIPSCOMB:
Saline Co., Illinois Marriage Records, Vol. A-1, 1878-1897  page 132 Nov. 8th 1887
George W. Robinson, Saline Co Ill, Farmer, 17 yrs, born Saline Co Ill, first marriage, father Hugh Robinson, mother Catherine Rollins. to Liddie L. Lippscomb, Saline Co Ill, 19 yrs, white, born Kentucky,
father Garlan T. Lippscomb, mother Sarah J. D__________.Saline County, Illinois

vi.  John D. ROBINSON
vii. Hugh ROBINSON
viii.Arthur P. ROBINSON, m. MINNIE CRUTCHFIELD, November 18, 1907, Saline Co, Illinois.

Marriage Notes for ARTHUR ROBINSON and MINNIE CRUTCHFIELD:
Saline Co., Illinois Marriage Records, Vol. A-1, 1878-1897  page 271 Nov 18, 1907
A. Robinson, Saline Co., farmer, 32 yrs, W, born Raleigh, Ill, first
marriage, father H. Robinson mother C Rawlins. to Minnie Crutchfield, Harrisburg, 20 yrs, W, born Bedford Co Tenn, father Jno Crutchfield, mother Smith. Saline County, Illinois


ix.  Rachel ROBINSON
Birth Record Volume A page 2
(Rachel) Robinson born Raleigh Pre. 29 Jan 1878
female Order of birth 12th Father Hugh Robinson birthplace Illinois
Mother Catherine Rawlins birthplace Ohio
Attendent J.W. Corwin M.D. Raleigh
filed 1 Feb 1878

Saline Co Ill Death Records Page 52
ROBINSON, Catherine date of death 19 march 1882
John T. Chenault administrator; no husband, Mary J.
Miner
b. 1856, Leatha A. b. 1860, Celia C. b. 1863, Sarah A. b. 1866, George M. b. 1868, John D b. 1869, Hugh b. 1873, Arthur P. b.1875, and Rachel b. 1878 her children; Leatha RAWLINS is mother to Catherine ROBINSON.


iii. NANCY M. RAWLINGS  was born 1837, and died Bef. 1869. She married PRESTON N. GRINDSTAFF. He died Bef. 1869.

Notes for PRESTON N. GRINDSTAFF:
22 June 1869
In the 1860 Illinois Federal Census of Hardin County, on page 884, a
Preston GRANDSTAFF, age 26, is listed with wife Nancy, age 23, and a 9
month old child Elizabeth. The census was taken 24 July, 1860. It is
highly likely that this is Leatha E. Grindstaff. She is the same age and
list Preston as her father. Her mother was most likely Nancy RAWLINGS.

Saline Co. Probate Journal Vol D 1869-1873
Report of John RAWLINS guardian of Preston GRINDSTAFF's
heirs. Resignation of John RAWLINS as guardian.
William RAWLINS appointed guardian of Leatha E and
Samuel P. GRINDSTAFF
heirs of Preston GRINDSTAFF.
On these papers it says that William RAWLINS is the grandfather of Samuel and Leatha.

Children of NANCY RAWLINGS and PRESTON GRINDSTAFF 
i. LEATHA ELIZABETH GRINDSTAFF, b. Abt. 1859; d. December 17, 1926; m. WILLIAM PRICE, November 22, 1876, Saline Co, Illinois; b. 1857.

Notes for LEATHA ELIZABETH GRINDSTAFF:  Named after her grandmother, Leatha Rawlins

Marriage of LEATHA ELIZABETH GRINDSTAFF and WILLIAM PRICE  November 02, 1876, (BookD, Page 523, Saline County Records of Marriages.) She was 17 years old. States that Hugh Robinson was guardian of Leatha E. Rawlings, who consented to marriage of minor, and that her mother and father were dead.  She married William Price on Nov. 2, 1876 in Saline County, Illinois. He was 20 years old. He is the son of David R. Price.

Dated 20 November 1876
Marriage may be celebrated between Mr. William Price of Cottage Grove Precinct in the County of Saline and State of Illinois of the age of twenty years and Miss Leatha E. Grindstaff of Raleigh Precinct in the County of Saline and State of Illinois of the age of Seventeen years The father of William Price and guardian of Leatha E Price having given their assent to marriage. Witness Warner E Burnett County Clerk, and the seal of said County, at his office in Harrisburg in said County, this 20th day of November A.D. 1876. (signed) Warner E. Burnett County Clerk
(Additionally, Loftin's son, J. D. Price married A. C. Grandstaff in
Harrisburg, IL.
)

Children of WILLIAM PRICE and LEATHA GRINDSTAFF are:
i. DARSE D. PRICE, b. 1878 Illinois; d. January 15, 1936, Saline County,Illinois showed a Dock & Leatha Price as his parents
ii. EARNEST PRICE b. 1884
iii. CHARLIE PRICE b. 1887
December 17, 1926, Book, 7, Page 275, Saline County Death Records.
On the county clerk's index to Deaths, Leatha E.Grindstaff Price (Dec 17, 1926) listed her father and mother as Preston Grandstaff & Nancy Rollins (or Rawlings).
(Cemeteries - Saline County IL vol VIII page 15) - Big Ridge Cemetery states "The following burials are from Gaskins Funeral Home Records by Bernard W. Moore, 1978, for which no stones were found" PRICE, Leatha E. d. 17 Dec 1926 Age 67 y (pg 94) ii. SAMUEL P GRINDSTAFF, b. 1862, Eldorado, Illinois; m. ALLIE K. FLEMING, January 14, 1895, Saline Co, Illinois; b. 1858.

Notes for SAMUEL P GRINDSTAFF: Grandfather, William Rawlings appointed guardian after John Rawlings, their uncle resigned. (6-22-1869 page 82) Ordered by the court that the report of Hugh ROBINSON as guardian of S P GRINDSTAFF minor child of P S GRINDSTAFF deceased submitted by the administratix of said Hugh ROBINSON deceased (before 1982) be approved. That said guardians estate be allowed $35.13 as commission on money received- It is also ordered that said estate of Hugh ROBINSON be charged with the sum of $514.00 being the amount due Darius RAWLINS present guardian of said S P GRINDSTAFF minor heir as foresaid.

Page 83
Now came David PRICE and files a claim against Darius RAWLINS as guardian for S P GRINDSTAFF and said guardian having entered his approval to said claim and the court having heard the proofs orders that said guardian pay said David PRICE $24.00 out of his wards estate.
page 87
Darius RAWLINS as guardian of S P GRINDSTAFF presents claim against Catharine ROBINSON as administrix of the estate of Hugh ROBINSON for $514.00.
PAGE 246
Reguest of Darius RAWLINS as guardian for Samuel P. GRINDSTAFF minor child of Preston GRINDSTAFF deceased to invest $200.00 of said minors means in real estate.
18 Jan 1883 page 397
Final report of Darious RAWLINS guardian for Samuel P. GRINDSTAFF minor child of P S GRINDSTAFF deceased. Mentions ward is now of age.
1 Aug 1887 page 275
Marriage Notes for SAMUEL GRINDSTAFF and ALLIE FLEMING: page 265 14 Jan 1895 at William Price's S P Grindstaff, Eldorado, farming, 33yrs, white, born Illinois, 2nd marriage, father Preston Grindstaff, mother (no name) Rollins to Allie K Fleming , 37 yrs, parents Sam , and (no name) Fowler page 265


iv. DARIUS RAWLINGS, b. 1838, Ohio14; d. February 25, 1916, Saline Co, Illinois15,16; m. (1) CAROLILNE; m. (2) LILLY A.PARKER, February 23, 1887, Saline Co, Illinois18; b. 1861, Kentucky.

Darius Rawlings is appointed as guardian to his sister's children. The children of Nancy Rawlins and Preston Grindstaff were originally guardians of their grandfather, William Rawlins and his administrator Hugh Robinson his other sister, Catherine Rawlins husband.

Marriage Notes for DARIUS RAWLINGS and LILLY A.PARKER:
Saline Co., Illinois Marriage Records, Vol A-1 1878-1897 Page 120

Feb. 23, 1887
Darius Rollins, Saline Co. Ill, Farmer, 49 yrs, white, born Ohio,
2nd marriage, father Wm. Rollins, mother Leatha Harper
to Lilly A. Slaton, maiden name Lilly Parker, Cottage Grove Ill., 28 yrs, white, born Kentucky, 2nd marriage, father R. D. Parker, mother Nancy Franklin.

Rawlings, Darius D. 25 Feb 1916 Age 77y (pg 33)
Cemeteries - Saline County IL Vol VIII
page 15 Big Ridge Cemetery states "The following burials are from Gaskins Funeral Home Records by Bernard W. Moore, 1978, for which no stones were found"


v. SAMUEL J. RAWLINGS, b. 1843 no record of this Samuel has been found.

He is not the Samuel Rawlins who married Mahala Grindstaff and died in 1873. That Samuel is the son of William Rawlins brother Samuel Rawlins born in 1810-1870. His son Samuel Jr. and his wife Mahala Grindstaff are in the census with Samuel Sr.. they are the parents of  John and Lacy Rawlins.

vi. MARY JANE RAWLINGS,  was born 1845 in Ohio, and died 1938.

She married (1) RHEUBEN M. THOMAS September 14, 1865 in Saline Co, Illinois, son of JOHN THOMAS and SARAH THOMAS. He was born August 25, 1845 in Saline Co, Illinois, and died September 8, 1934 in  Eldorado, Illinois m: 14 Sep 1865 Saline Co., IL

EARLY SALINE COUNTY, ILLINOIS, COURT RECORDS
DIVORCE ABSTRACTS 1847
- 1886 VOL I pg. 25
MARY J. THOMAS vs REUBEN M. THOMAS
Box # Oct. 1868 File # 76 Cause of divorce: desertion
Case filed 20 Feb 1868 Case disposed of: Oct. 1868

Children from this marriage: Emily L. Thomas, aged 18 months. She claims that on 22 Feb 1866, he deserted her. She wants sole custody of the child until the age of 18 years as well as her marriage dissolved. Witness was William Rawlins.

Note: David Price is supeoned to testify for Sarah Thomas against John Thomas, Rueben's parents. The divorce papers say that John was committing adultery and abandoned Sarah and the children.

CHILD OF MARY JANE RAWLINS and  Reuben M. THOMAS

Emily* Phylura THOMAS b: 27 Jul 1865 Saline Co., Illinois
d: 22 Oct 1943 Eldorado, Saline Co., Illinois. Wolf Creek Cemetery
Saline Co., IL under 2nd married name - Ingram

Marriage for EMILY THOMAS and JAMES SUMMERS: From Saline Co.,Illinois Marriage Record Volume B 1877-1899 Page 352 Marriage may be celebrated between Mr. James Summers the age of 26 years and Miss Emma the age of 17 years the mother of the said EmmaThomas having given her assent to said marriage. 

 I, James Johnson a Minister of the Gospel hereby certify that Mr. James Summers and Miss Emma Thomas were united in Marriage by me at David Price's in the county of Saline and State of Illinois, on the 26th day of March A.D. 1884. 

CONSENT OF PARENT OR GUARDIAN TO MARRIAGE OF MINOR To W E Burnett County Clerk of Saline County, Illinois. I, Mary J Price do hereby certify that I am the mother of Emma Thomas and that she is 17 years of age that her father is divorced from me and I do hereby consent to the marriage of my said daughter with James Summers License for which marriage is applied for. Witness my hand at Home Mary J Price this 22nd day of March 1884. Her father don't provide for me or her neither.

Marriage (2) EMILY THOMAS and CORNELIUS JENNINGS 1886
Marriage (3) EMILY THOMAS and JAMES INGRAM after 1900

DAVID R. PRICE: 2nd husband of Mary Jane Rawlings
She married (2) DAVID R. PRICE February 17, 1874 in Harrisburg, Saline County, Illinois, son of WILLIAM PRICE and LETTY SUMMERS. His third marriage. See Price family for his children. He was born December 25, 1821 in Tennessee, and died April 16, 1900 in Saline County, Illinois.

Marriage of MARYJANE RAWLINGS and DAVID PRICE:
Saline County Marriages 1847 -1880 pg 151 Book D
Price, David (49) Cottage Grove -- Mrs. Mary Jane Thomas (29) Feb 17, 1874.

Children of MARYJANE RAWLINGS and DAVID PRICE are: (See Price family for biographies)
ii. DAVID ZION5 PRICE b. December 19, 1875, Saline County, Illinois; d. June 26, 1959, Springfield , Illinois m. (1) MARY ISABEL FLETCHER, May 8, 1894, Harrisburg, Saline County, Illinois Vol A -1 Page 252 Saline Co. Marriages; She was born May 17, 1873, Williamson County, Illinois d. June 18, 1937, Benton, Franklin County, Illinois m. (2) LULU, Aft. 1937.

Delayed Certificate of Birth for David Zion Price filed 18 Oct 1944. Birth date 19 Dec 1875. Place of birth Cottage Twp. Saline Co., Father David Price age at time of birth 58, birth place KY.
Mother Mary J. Rawlins age at time of birth 30, birth place Ohio. Birth is verified by sister Emily Ingram. (Half sister Emily Thomas.)

iii. LOUIS E. PRICE, b. 1878; d. July 4, 1935 m. Vinnie.
iv. CHARLES A. PRICE, b. 1879;
v. WALTER PRICE b.April 9, 1881 d. Jan 1918 during flu epidemic m. Julie
vi. JOHN PRICE, b. 1882, Cottage, Ilinois; d. Aft. 1959; m. HATTIE YATES, October 6, 1900, Saline Co, Illinois; b. 1883.

Marriage Notes for JOHN PRICE and HATTIE YATES:
Saline Co., Illinois Marriage Records, Vol. B 1898-1910Page 111
6 Oct 1900
John M. Price, Harrisburg, farming, 18 yrs, white, born Cottage, father David Price, mother M. J. Rowlins to Hattie Yates, Cottage, 19 yrs, white, born Cottage, first marriage, father Chas Yates, mother Fannie ?Durfa? Saline County, Illinois

vii. JOSEPH PRICE b. May 9, 1885 d. 1946 m. Katy Mae
viii.HARLEY PRICE b. July 20, 1887 d. 1933 in a house fire. m.(1)Catherine m. (2) Ida Keith (who also died in fire)

Notes for MARYJANE RAWLINGS:
Buried Eldorado, Illinois,Wolf Creek Cemetery

Mary Jane lived with her son Harley and his wife in 1938 Benton Illinois.
There was a house fire and her son and daughter in law died. Her son trying to rescue her. A letter written to the pension board related this story.

vii. HENRY C. RAWLINGS, b. 1847

viii. EMILY RAWLINGS was born 1850 in Dayton, Ohio. She married JOHN BRAMLET. He was born 1849.

Child of EMILY RAWLINGS and JOHN BRAMLET is:

i.  CHRISTIAN BRAMLET b. 1873
ii. JOSEPH BRAMLET b. 1875
iii. LAURA ANN BRAMLET, b. August 21, 1877, Raleigh, Illinois.

Notes for LAURA ANN BRAMLET:
Delayed Certificate of Birth Lura Ann Bramlet born Raleigh 21 August 1877 female order of birth 3rd father John M. Bramlet birthplace Raleigh age 28 mother Emily Rawlins birthplace Dayton Ohio age 27 Cousin listed W.R. Lane Harrisburg Illinois
.
iv. LEWIS BRAMLET b. 1880
ix. PHIRLDA M. RAWLINGS, m. (1) FRANK BOADERS; m. (2) WILLIAM LANE.


x. ZACHARIAH4 RAWLINGS was born 1854 in Ohio. He married MARGARET BISHOP. She was born 1854 in Illinois.

Children of ZACHARIAH RAWLINGS and MARGARET BISHOP are:
i. WILLIAM M. RAWLINGS, b. Bet. 1872 - 1874; m. AMELIA REYNOLDS, August 30, 1894, Saline Co, Illinois; b. 1875.

Marriage Notes for WILLIAM RAWLINGS and AMELIA REYNOLDS:
Saline Co., Illinois Marriage Records, Vol. A-1, 1878-1897 page 256 30 Aug 1894
William Rawling, Saline Co. Ill, Farmer, 22 yrs, white, born Ill, first
marriage, father Zachariah Rawling, Margaret Bishop to Amelia Reynolds, Saline Co Ill, 19 yrs, white, born Ill, first marriage, father David Reynolds, mother Sarah Cummins. Saline County, Illinois

ii. ETTY RAWLINGS, b. August 17, 1877; m. JONAH REYNOLDS, July 13, 1894, Saline Co, Illinois.

Delayed Certificate of Birth
Etta Rawlins born Harrisburg 17 Aug 1877
female order of birth 3rd father Zack Rawlins born Harrisburg age 24
mother Margaret Bishop born Harrisburg age 24
mother listed as witness Margaret Caraway, Harrisburg


Marriage for ETTY RAWLINGS and JONAH REYNOLDS:

Page 310
Marriage may be celebrated between Mr. Jonah Reynolds of Mountain in the County of Saline and State of Illinois of the age of 19 years and Miss Etta Rawlings of Herods Springs in the County of Pope and State of Illinois of the age of 16 years, the fathers of the said Jonah Reynolds and Etta Rawlings having given their assent to said marriage.
Harrisburg in said County, this 12 day of July 1894.
I, Marshal Keith a Gospel Minister hereby certify that Mr. Jonah Reynolds and Miss Etta Rawlings were united in Marriage by me at David Reynolds in the county of Saline and State of Illinois, on the 13th day of July A.D. 1894. (signed) Marshal Keith M.G.

CONSENT OF PARENT OR GUARDIAN TO MARRIAGE OF MINOR

(Handwritten)
Mr Clerk You Please give my boy Jonah Marriage License David Reynolds Sarah Reynolds

You please give to Josiah Reynolds marriage License without hesitation Zach Rawlings Martha Rawlings

iii. SYLVESTER RAWLINGS, b. Bet. 1878 - 1879.
iv. JOHN WALTER RAWLINGS, b. March 20, 1879; m. MARGARET ABNEY, December 26, 1901, Saline Co, Illinois; b. Abt. 1869.
Dec 26 1901 Page 151
Jno Walter Rawlings, Raleigh Ill, Farmer, 22 yrs, white, born Ill,
first marriage, father Z T Rawlings, mother Margret Bishop
to Margret Bishop, maiden name Margret Abney, Raleigh Ill, 32 yrs, white, born Ill, 2nd marriage, father A J Abney, mother S E Campbell

(no name) Rawlins born Raleigh Pre. 20 March 1879
Male Order of birth 4th
Father _____ Rawlins birthplace Ohio
Mother Margaret Bishop birthplace Ills
Attendant J.W. Corwin M.D. Raleigh
filed 20 Mar 1879

Marriage Notes for JOHN RAWLINGS and MARGARET ABNEY:
Saline Co., Illinois Marriage Records, Vol. B 1898-1910page 151 Dec 26, 1901
Jno Walter Rawlings, Raleigh Ill, farmer, 22 yrs, white, born Ill,
first marriage, father Z. T. Rawlings, mother Margret Bishop. to
Margret Bishop, maiden name Margret Abney, Raleigh, Ill, 32 yrs, white, born Illinois, 2nd marriage, father A. J. Abney, mother S E Campbell.

v. CARRIE RAWLINGS, b. Abt. 1888, Saline Co, Illinois; m. CARL HEATHMAN, August 4, 1907, Salin County, Illinois.

3. CYNTHIA RAWLINS (Child of WILLIAM J. RAWLINS and Nancy Marshall) was born Abt. 1800 in Ohio, and died Bef. 1850. She married LEMUEL WASHBURN October 13, 1822 in Scioto, Ohio. He was born Abt. 1800.

Children of CYNTHIA RAWLINS and LEMUEL WASHBURN are:

i. WILLIAM4 WASHBURN.
ii. NANCY J. WASHBURN.
iii. PERMENIUS WASHBURN, b. Abt. 1823; m. ALABINA CABLE20, November 7, 1847, Scioto, Ohio; b. 1829, Ohio.
iv. DAVID WASHBURN, b. Abt. 1825, Ohio; d. Bef. 1866, Hocking, Ohio
He married ELIZA ANN THOMPSON September 3, 1846 in Scioto, Ohio.
Children of DAVID WASHBURN and ELIZA THOMPSON are:
i. LACY WASHBURN.
ii. SARAH WASHBURN.
iii. JOE WASHBURN.
iv. ANN ELIZA WASHBURN.
v. WILLIAM JACKSON WASHBURN.
vi. MARY JANE WASHBURN.
vii. CYNTHIAN ANN WASHBURN.
viii. MARTHA WASHBURN.
ix. ARMINDA SUSAN WASHBURN.
x. DAVID CORNELIUS WASHBURN.

4. SAMUEL RAWLINS (Child of WILLIAM J. RAWLINS and Nancy Marshall) was born Abt. 1810 in Scioto, Ohio, and died SEPTEMBER, 1870 in Saline Co, Illinois. m. CHARLOTTE MILLER divorced September 1865 No marriage record has been found but based on following divorce record, Charlotte Miller is assumed to be the mother of Samuel and Jesse Rawlins.

In the Saline Co. Illinois Chancery Records, Vol. I, 1847 - 1886,
June 1858, File #88 - Samuel Rawlins vs. Charlote (Miller) Rawlins,
Samuel Rawlins filed for a divorce on 15 Sep. 1865 for adultery. He claimed that she committed adultery with David Price; James Price is a witness confirming her relationship with David Price. She denied all charges.

Court Records Administrator's records Books B - F page 10
RAWLINS, Samuel date of death 16 Sept. 1870
Mahalia J. RAWLINS, adm.
Because Mahalia, his daughter in law,  is listed as the administration, it would be easy to assume that this is the will of the younger Sam Rawlins Jr. However, 3 years later we have Sam Rawlins Jr. estate which lists his heirs.

Court Records Administrator's records Books B - F
20 Sept 1871 page 293
Judgement against Mahala RAWLINS as administrator of the estate of Samuel RAWLINS for $8.90 to (can't make out name) Mahala is his daughter in law

Cemeteries - Saline County IL vol VIII page 15
Big Ridge Cemetery states "The following burials are from Gaskins Funeral Home Records by Bernard W. Moore, 1978, for which no stones were found"

Children of Samuel Rawlins

i. JESSE RAWLINS
ii.SAMUEL RAWLINS b. 1839 d. December 16, 1873 m. Mahala Grindstaff
 
Saline County Illinois Probate Records Vol. II Boxes 17-32
Rawlins, Samuel
Place and date of death - Saline Co. 16 Dec 1873
Heirs - John Rawlins, son. Daughters: Lacy Ann and
Elizabeth Rawlins.

Administrator - Thos. J. Hale
Final return - 10 December 1875
Report of John C MATHEW guardian of minor heirs of Samuel RAWLINGS.
Claims allowed To Mahala J BISHOP for the support of Lacy RAWLINS for five years.
To Mahala J RAWLINS for the support of Elizabeth RAWLINS for five years.
23 Mar 1876 page 343
John C MATHEW submits report as guardian of Lacy & Elizabeth RAWLINS minor heirs of at Law of Samuel RAWLINS.

Heirs listed as Lacy and Lizzie / Lacy and Elizabeth different places in report. Petition of minor heir of Samuel RAWLINGS deceased Nelson Weber guardian to invest money in land and team.

Children Samuel Rawlins and Mahala Grindstaff
i.   JOHN RAWLINS
ii.  LACY ANN RAWLINS, b. 1860, Saline Co, Illinois; m. ROBIN KINNARD, October 21, 1880, SalinE County, Illinois23; b. 1850, Kentucky.

Marriage Notes for LACY RAWLINS and ROBIN KINNARD:
Saline Co., Marriage Register Vol A-1 1878-1897

Page 37 Oct 21 1880 at Mahala Bishops
Robin Kinnard, Raleigh, Farmer, 30 yrs, born KY, first marriage,
father Jas E Kinnard, mother Nancy Harris
to Lacy Rawlins, Raleigh, 20 yrs, born Saline Co, first marriage, father
Saml Rawlins, mother Mahala Grindstaff
Witness Loften Price & W J Hale, by T J Hale J.P.

iii. ELIZABETH M. RAWLINGS, b. 1869, Raleigh, Illinois; m. L.L. IRVIN, March 31, 1887, Saline Co, Illinois; b. 1863.


Marriage for ELIZABETH RAWLINGS and L.L. IRVIN:
Saline Co., Illinois Marriage Records, Vol A-1 1878-1897 Page 121, 1 Apr 1887
L. L. Irvin, Raleigh, Farmer, 24 yrs, white, born Eldorado, IL, first
marriage, father S H W Irvin, mother S J Bishop to Elizabeth M.
Rawlings
, Raleigh, 18 yrs, white, first marriage, born Raleigh Ill.,
father Samuel Rawlings, mother Mahala Grindstaff

I, W. A. Joyner a Justice of the Peace hereby certify that Mr. L. L. Irvin and Miss Elizabeth M. Rawlings were united in Marriage by me at Raleigh in the county of Saline and State of Illinois, on the 1st day of April A. D. 1887. (signed) W. A. Joyner Justice of the Peace.

(Handwritten)
Raleigh Ill. March 28, 1887 To the County Clerk of Saline County Ill.

Sir
You will Please issue Marrge License for my daughter Elizabeth M.
Rawlings
to L. L. Irvin. Mahala J. Bishop, N Weber Guardian, Saline County, Illinois



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