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Josiah Trent Rakestraw      Josiah Trent Rakestraw ~ 18 Jan 1852 - 18 Sep 1918

J.T. "Joe" Rakestraw was born in Vandersburg, Hopkins Co KY and died in Slaughters, KY. He is buried at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. In 1872 Joe Rakestraw married Donia Tompkins, the daughter of James Tompkins and Lillian Townsend. He was a farmer, living all of his lifetime in the Mt. Pleasant area of Webster Co. Joe and Donia had nine children:

1) Clement James Rakestraw b 14 Nov 1873; married (1) Martha G. Morris; (2) Ella I. Yarbrough
2) Mertie Mae Rakestraw b 06 Jun 1876
3) Lee Rakestraw b 12 Mar 1878; married Sudie Johnson

4) Thurman Rakestraw b 18 Aug 1880; married (1) Otha Amelia Melton; (2) Lola Trusty Arburckle 5) Authur Rakestraw b 18 Nov 1882; married Erruphene Overby
6) Pearl Rakestraw b 17 Apr 1885; married J. T. "Tom" Bridwell
7) Marion Rakestraw b 27 Aug 1887; married Pearl Evelyn Williams
8) Inez "Imace" Rakestraw b 06 Feb 1890; married Harry C. Stull
9) Agnes Rakestraw b 10 Mar 1892

See a photo of his sister Mary Jane Rakestraw and her husband James M. Buchanan.

Josiah Trent Rakestraw is the great-grandfather of Bobby Rakestraw . E-mail Bobby for more information on this family.

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