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B: May 2, 1863
Platte County, MO
D: Dec 23, 1926
Mary Ann Rathbun
B: Oct 22, 1866 Flagg Spring, MO
D: Jan 27, 1935 Jasper County, MO
Married Oct 22, 1882 in Jasper County, MO
Notes: As a teenager George was working with his father as a lead miner.
By 1910 George was the superintendent of a local lead and zinc mine. In
1920, they moved to Oklahoma, living in the home of their son,
Virgil. George was working as a zinc miner at that time.
Mary Ann was living alone in 1930, working as a housekeeper for a
|1892 left Ora, George Yocam, Mary Ann Rathbun Yocam,
Arthur, Elza, Virgil
|George Washington Rathbun
B: May 31, 1841 in Ohio
D: Apr 13, 1887 in Ohio
|Anna Marie Miller
B: Jul 21, 1846 in Broylesville, Washington, Tennessee
D: May 10, 1887 in Vienna Crossroads, Clark, Ohio
|Married : Dec 27, 1865, Flag Spring,
|Notes: In both the 1850 and 1860
Federal Census records his birth state is listed as Missouri. During the
Civil War, he served with Company G of the 27th Ohio Infantry on July
27, 1861. "This regiment was organized at Camp Chase from July 15 to
August 18, 1861, to serve for three years.
On the morning of August. 20, the regiment marched out of camp, 950
strong, and took the cars for St. Louis, Missouri. The regiment
was actively engaged during the siege of New Madrid and after the
surrender of the town remained in camp about two weeks.
During the siege of Corinth it was repeatedly under fire. It was a part
of the force sent to recapture Iuka in September and participated in the
fight at that place.
In the following engagement at Corinth it was in the heat of the
conflict and lost about 60 men. He was discharged on July 29,
1862. He also served with a Missouri regiment (Company B 43rd Missouri
Infantry). There is no known history of the 43rd.
In 1880 in Missouri he was a lead miner. A minor's claim on George's
Civil War service was filed on November 6, 1911 from Missouri. It was
filed under Etta M. Lee and all.
George Washington Rathbun and Anna Marie Miller. Children
standing: left, Cora; center, John; right, Rose. Myrtle is
on Anna's lap and Etta on George's lap. Mary Ann had already married.
|John Tillinghast Rathbun
B: Jan 22, 1806 in Brownsdale, Butler, Pennsylvania
D: Mar 28, 1886 in Vienna Crossroads, Clark, Ohio
B: Feb 17, 1809 in Clinton County, Ohio
D: Oct 18, 1886 in Vienna Crossroads, Clark, Ohio
Married: Dec 27, 1829, Catawha, Clark, Ohio
Notes: John was a farmer. In 1856 he purchased
139 acres of land in the Town of Harmony, upon which he resided and
cultivated until the year 1875 when he purchased the McArthur place.
They did briefly live in Indiana in the 1830's. He had retired from
farming by 1880. At this time they had a housekeeper living with
By 1880 Mary Curl suffered from milk leg. (inflammation of the
femoral vein, the principal vein of the thigh, with formation of a clot
that blocks the channel of the vein.)
|Parents of Anna Marie Miller
B: Sep 3, 1782 in West Greenwich, Kent, Rhode Island
D: Sep 10, 1869 in Brighton Creek, Clark, Ohio
B: Jul 12, 1781 in Butler County, Pennsylvania
D: Nov 16, 1838 in Brighton Creek, Clark, Ohio
Married: Jul 12, 1803 in Brownsdale, Butler, Ohio
Notes: Thomas taught his first school in Harmony,
Ohio in 1835. Later he operated the hotel in Brighton, Ohio. He died
from "chills and old age." He was called "Colonel." He was in the Ohio
The Pleasant Hill Cemetery was also called the Thompson Cemetery. Before
that it was called the Old Rathbun Farm Graveyard: the cemetery
was on Colonel Thomas Rathbun's farm.
|Parents of Mary Curl
B: 1760 in Exeter, Washington, Rhode Island
D: Mar 2, 1815 in Brighton, Franklin, Ohio
B: May 16, 1763 in West Greenwich, Kent, Rhode Island
D: Mar 2, 1826 in Columbus, Franklin, Ohio
Married: About 1781 in West Greenwich, Kent, Rhode
Notes: Clark served during 1778 in Captain Joseph
Draper's Company of Col Archibald Kasson's Rhode Island under the
command of General John Sullivan.
They lived in West Greenwich, Rhode Island before moving west first in
Brownsdale, Pennsylvania. He purchased land in Middlesex in 1797 and
worked at Robbin's Mill on the Youghiogheny River in Allegheny County
until about 1805. Their final move was to the Columbus, Ohio area.
| Jonathan Rathbun
B: Oct 1, 1734 in Exeter, Washington, Rhode Island
D: 1800 in Tyringham, Berkshire, Massachusetts
B: 1737 in Exeter, Washington, Rhode Island
D: 1775 in Monterey, Berkshire, Massachusetts
Married: Mar 3, 1756 in Exeter,
Washington, Rhode Island
Notes: Jonathan was admitted a freeman in Exeter,
Rhode Island in 1755. He was still there in 1774 when the state census
was held. By 1775, he lived in Tyringham, Berkshire County,
Massachusetts. The death of his wife and the marriage of daughters of
Lydia, Patience and Susannah are registered at the Congregational Church
at Monterey, Massachusetts.
|Parents of Abigail Tillinghast
B: Dec 23, 1693 in New Shoreham, Newport, Rhode Island
D: 1752 in Exeter, Washington, Rhode Island
Married: 1721 in New Shoreham, Newport, Rhode
Notes: In 1723, John was left from his parents
all their housing and land on Block Island. He sold this land in 1725
and moved to the mainland. He was admitted a freeman of North Kingstown
in May of 1732. He was called "John Rathbun of Nesquaheague". His will
was written January 18, 1752 and probated in Exeter, Rhode Island on
March 10, 1752.
|Parents of Susannah Barber
B: 1655 in Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts
D: before Mar 1, 1723 in New Shoreham, Newport, Rhode Island
D: Aft. Oct 25, 1725 in New Shoreham, Newport, Rhode Island
Married: Nov 11, 1686 in Rochester (now
North Kingstown), Washington, Rhode Island
Notes: He moved to Block Island as a child with
his parents. His marriage to his first wife took place on Block Island
but the name of his wife is not legible in the records.
John was admitted a freeman in May of 1684 and was on the freeman list
as late as May 5, 1696. He represented New Shoreham in the Rhode Island
General Assembly serving as late as 1696.
On April 1717 he testified in court in relation to the difficulties
arising from the French privateers who were operating off the coast of
Rhode Island. On December 13, 1698, Betsey, the daughter of "Great
James" and his wife, Jane, was bound to John as an indentured servant
for eighteen years. The consideration was for "one gallon of rum yearly
thereafter and if she remains five years, the said Rathbun to pay four
blankets and every three years thereafter."
He was mentioned in a deed of another as early as January 29, 1708 in
Westerly, Rhode Island. John, of Block Island, bought land from the
Colony agents in Westerly, Rhode Island on September 29, 1708. After the
death of his first wife, he appears that John had an affair with his
nineteen-year old cousin, Margary Acres. When Margary married Daniel
Tosh in 1685, Margary already had a six-month old son, Acres Tosh. In
1717, a Rhode Island court upheld a claim that Acres Tosh was illegally
in possession of Tosh property on the grounds that he was Margary's
illegitimate son by John Rathbun. The claimant, Penelope Tosh Hollaway,
produced a witness, Sarah Potter, who testified she had seen Acres'
mother "Abed with John Rathbun"
B: Mar 8, 1629 in Prescott Parrish,
D: before Oct 6, 1702 in New Shoreham, Rhode Island
B: Sep 1633 in Prescott Parrish, Lancashire, England
D: after Sep 15, 1716 in New Shoreham, Rhode Island
Married: 1654 in County Lancashire, England.
Notes: John Rathbone, was baptized 8 March
1629/30, at Farnworth Chapel, Prescott, County Lancashire, England. He
was the second son and the third child of Thomas and Alice Rathbone.
Thomas, his father, was a shoemaker in the hamlet of Hough Green in
Ditton Township, about two miles from Farnworth Chapel. When Thomas
died, his estate inventory mentioned a shop containing "shoes, leather
and things belonging to a shoemaker." His will mentioned his "new
house" and a "garden and stockyard" and "two cows, one heifer, one
little calf and one mare." The inventory also included a corn car,
a vegetable cart, a plow, plow parts, a harrow and extra wheels and
rims. His total assets were 29 pounds shillings and two pence.
The family was Anglican.
John Rathbun was raised in Ditton, County Lancashire in a family of six
children. He married in the area to Margaret Acres, the daughter of
Thomas Acres, a neighbor of the Rathbones. It would appear that after
being left a small sum of money from his father's estate in 1654 he left
England with his bride and settled in Dorchester, Massachusetts where
others from County Lancashire had settled.
His name first appeared in the American records when he was listed among
12 Massachusetts men who met at the Roxbury home of Dr. John Alcock to
consider the purchase of Block Island, a small island twelve miles off
the coast of Rhode Island. In 1658, the possession of Block Island was
transferred from the Colony of Massachusetts to private individuals with
its sale to Richard Bellingham, Daniel Dennison, John Endicott and
William Hawthore. They in turn made the last transfer of land as a
whole to the company of twelve men who met at Dr. Alcock's. A second
meeting was held where the number of individuals had grown to sixteen.
Drawings were held to assign each of the proprietors a "great lot" in
both the northern and southern sections of the land. John, less
affluent than some of the others pooled his funds with Edward Vorse,
another native of County Lancashire and brought half shares. Their land
in the southern section lay along the southeastern coast and their land
in the north consisted of a lot. Totally, they had 420 acres. Years
later it was discovered that a mistake was made in the original survey.
In 1671, the lawyers for the estate of Dr. Alcock granted John Rathbun
an additional 60 acres "what land shall be found wantinge...in some
convenient place in the commonland".
He was given land near the center of the island stretching from near
where the center of town is today to the ocean east of town. In October
of 1680, he made his last payment of his share of the original purchase.
According to the New Shoreham town books, a barque was built to
transport the cattle to the island. A shallop was built by Samuel
Deering and Simon Ray who no doubt charged the others for the
transportation to the island. The families met in Taunton for the trip
to New Shoreham in April 1661.
John was listed as a freeman of New Shoreham in 1664. He represented
New Shoreham in the Rhode Island General Assembly for five years. In
1685, he was a member of the Crown Party that supported King James'
order vacating the Rhode Island colonial charter. He signed with his
mark "JR". That same year, King James was overthrown during the
Glorious Revolution and the Crown Party was out of favor in Rhode
It appears that during his political career he kept a home on the
mainland in Newport. In 1674, he was living in Hammersmith, a section
of Newport. He returned to Block Island about 1685. In 1702 he was
listed as a proprietor of the town wharf in Newport.
Block Island was invaded by a French privateer in July of 1698. The
invaders asked some of the islanders who had money and they directed
them to John Rathbun. At the Rathbun home, the invaders seized John,
Jr. who they tied, stripped to the wait and whipped.
John's will dated February 12, 1702 at Block Island described him as a
"yeoman". Although listed of Block Island, the inventory of his estate
indicates he considered Newport his principal home. He conducted some
sort of business there as his will referred to a "shop" there. His
will was probated October 16, 1702. John was baptized in the Anglican
Church in England. He may have been a Quaker in Newport as his son's
birth is registered in Quaker records there.
He was a slave owner as he left a slave to his son, Thomas, at his
|Parents of Anna Dodge
Baptized: Jan 9, 1595 at Farnworth Chapel, Prescott, County
D: February 1653/54 in Ditton, County Lancashire, England
|Mrs. Alice Chidwell
|Married: at Farnworth Chapel
on April 13, 1616
Notes: Shoemaker of Hough Green
|Parents of Margaret Acres
| Thomas Acres
|| Margery Houghton
Baptized: December 28, 1566 at Farnworth Chapel, Prescott, County
D: November 7, 1623 in County Lancashire, England
|Married: October 13,
1588 at Farnworth Chapel
B: about 1538
D: June 1587
|Parents of Grace Coppowe
| John Coppowe