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Luke Rawls Family
of Franklin County, Mississippi

(Some of family migrated to Tennessee,
Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas & Texas)

Generation No. 1

 

2. LUKE RAWLS was born 1766 in Richland Co. , SC. He married ELIZABETH (Maiden name unknown) before 1800.

Notes for LUKE RAWLS:

Resided in Robertson Co., TN in 1800, 1812, 1820. Resided in Fairfield Co., SC in 1790.

 

Children of LUKE RAWLS and ELIZABETH (RAWLS) are:

4. i. ROBERT ARTHUR3 RAWLS, b. January 27, 1801, Robertson Co.,, TN; d. March 28, 1883, Franklin Co., MS.

ii. ALEXANDER RAWLS, m. ANN GRAY, September 17, 1818, Franklin Co., MS.

iii. AMANDA RAWLS, m. ARTHUR WHITNEY, October 02, 1819, Franklin Co., MS.

iv. SOPHIE RAWLS, m. JOHN ADAMS, March 25, 1822, Adams Co., MS.

 

Generation No. 2

 

4. ROBERT ARTHUR3 RAWLS (LUKE) was born January 27, 1801 in Robertson Co.,, TN, and died March 28, 1883 in Franklin Co., MS. He married (1) NANCY MCCAULEY October 30, 1820 in Franklin Co., MS. She died with no children.  He married (2) ERON ORPHA BYRD July 01, 1824 in Meadville, Franklin, MS, daughter of EDEN BYRD and ANN LEE.    She died in January, 1858 and is buried in Meadville, Franklin Co., MS.   He married (3) CYNTHIA WHITE February 22, 1859 in Amite Co., MS. He married (4) SARAH JANE LEE March 04, 1869 in Franklin Co., MS.

 

Notes about ROBERT ARTHUR RAWLS:

Fact 1: 1830, Resided Franklin Co., MS

Fact 2: 1840, Resided Franklin Co., MS

Fact 3: 1850, Resided Franklin Co., MS

Fact 4: 1860, Resided Franklin Co., MS

 

Children of ARTHUR RAWLS and ORPHA BYRD are:

6. i. MARTHA CAROLINE4 RAWLS, b. 1826, MS; d. MS.

ii. DANIEL JAMES RAWLS, b. 1826, Franklin Co., MS; d. 1846, Franklin Co., MS. Died at 20 years old.  Don't think he married.

iii. MARY MINERVA RAWLS, b. 1832, Meadville, Franklin, MS; d. 1903; m. MARION TRIMBLE, 1855.

1850 Census has Mary 18 in 1850.

iv. ORPHA ELIZABETH RAWLS, b. 1834, Franklin, MS; d. 1879; m. SYLVESTER C. BEAVERS, November 29, 1855, Franklin Co., MS.

1850 Census has Orphia 16 in 1850.

7. v. ADALINE ISABELLA RAWLS, b. 1835, Franklin, MS.

vi. ANGELINE RAWLS, b. 1840, Franklin, MS; m. RANDOLPH M. GUICE, February 10, 1859, Franklin Co., MS.

Notes for ANGELINE RAWLS:

1850 Census says 10 in 1850.  Name could be Eliza Angeline or Angiline

8. vii. ROBERT ARTHUR RAWLS , JR., b. 1842, Franklin Co., MS; d. 1927, Hamburg, Franklin, MS.

viii. MARGARET MISSOURI RAWLS, b. 1846, Franklin, MS; d. 1898; m. LEONARD S. STRAIT, December 24, 1868, Franklin Co., MS.

Notes for MARGARET MISSOURI RAWLS:

1850 Census says 4 in 1850.

9. ix. HIRAM CASS RAWLS, b. 1849, Franklin Co., MS; d. 1907, Pike Co., MS.

x. SARAH JANE RAWLS, b. 1829; d. 1908; m. LEVI R. GODBOLD, November 19, 1846, Franklin Co., MS.

 

Children of ROBERT RAWLS and CYNTHIA WHITE are:

xi. WILLIAM4 RAWLS, b. 1860.

xii. ANNA PAULINE RAWLS, b. 1862; m. D. W. H. MCINTYRE, April 23, 1880, Franklin Co., MS.

 

Child of ROBERT RAWLS and SARAH LEE is:

xiii. FLORENCE OLIVE4 RAWLS, b. 1874; d. 1939; m. WEBB JONES, January 09, 1894, Franklin Co., MS.

 

Generation No. 3

 

6. MARTHA CAROLINE4 RAWLS (ROBERT ARTHUR3, LUKE) was born 1826 in MS, and died in MS. She married DERRILL HOLLIS ADAMS July 31, 1846 in Franklin, MS, son of GEORGE ADAMS and ELIZA HOLLIS.

 

Children of MARTHA RAWLS and DERRILL ADAMS are:

i. NAPOLEON B.5 ADAMS, b. August 03, 1849, Meadville, Franklin, MS; d. June 1893; m. SUSAN WHITTINGTON, December 14, 1878, Franklin Co., MS.

ii. JULIAN A. ADAMS, b. April 28, 1852, Meadville, Franklin, MS; m. AMANDA.

iii. HIRAM ADAMS, b. 1853, MS.

iv. THEODORE S. ADAMS, b. March 30, 1855, Meadville, Franklin, MS.

13. v. GEORGE W. ADAMS, b. August 12, 1857, Natchez, Adams Co., MS; d. November 18, 1937, Natchez, Adams Co., MS Buried Adams Cemetery, Franklin Co., MS.

vi. CORNELIUS B. ADAMS, b. May 25, 1861, Meadville, Franklin, MS.

14. vii. FORREST SEDONIA ADAMS, b. March 07, 1864, Meadville, Franklin, MS; d. March 24, 1943, Meadville, Franklin, MS Midway Cemetery.

viii. MALGE ADAMS, b. 1869, Meadville, Franklin, MS; m. JOHN C. CORBAN, September 27, 1894, Franklin Co., MS.

 

7. ADALINE ISABELLA4 RAWLS (ROBERT ARTHUR3, LUKE) was born 1835 in Franklin, MS. She married (1) EPHRAIM G. KINNISON, December 22, 1858 in Franklin Co., MS, son of JOHN KINNISON and SUSANNA GUICE. She married (2) JOHN SULLIVAN.

1850 Census says 15 in 1850.

 Child of ADALINE RAWLS and EPHRAIM KINNISON is:

i. IDA5 KINNISON.

 

8. ROBERT ARTHUR4 RAWLS , JR. (ROBERT ARTHUR3, LUKE) was born 1842 in Franklin Co., MS, and died 1927 in Hamburg, Franklin, MS. He married (1) CORDELIA BURKE December 18, 1867 in Franklin Co., MS. He married (2) EDITHA FARR March 16, 1876 in Franklin Co., MS. He married (3) ALMEDA BENKLEY July 11, 1896 in Wilkinson Co., MS. He married (4) HATTIE WILKINSON January 10, 1900 in Jefferson Co., MS.

Notes for ROBERT ARTHUR RAWLS , JR.:

1850 Census says 8 in 1850, Franklin Co., MS

Fact 1: 1850, Resided Franklin Co., MS

Notes for EDITHA FARR:

Marriage Index says name is Detha Farr

Children of ROBERT RAWLS and EDITHA FARR are:

i. ALVIN5 RAWLS, b. 1887; d. 1905, Hamburg, Franklin Co., MS.

ii. ELIZ RAWLS.

iii. HARRIETT L. RAWLS.

iv. ERNEST LESTER RAWLS.

v. LARRY O. RAWLS.

vi. KIRBY FARR RAWLS.

vii. VIVIENNE OLIVIE RAWLS.

viii. EARL WAYNE RAWLS.

ix. VERMA RAWLS.

x. RHUEL RAWLS.

xi. OUIDA RAWLS.

 

9. HIRAM CASS4 RAWLS (ROBERT ARTHUR3, LUKE) was born 1849 in Franklin Co., MS, and died 1907 in Pike Co., MS. He married OLIVIA BALDRIDGE July 24, 1871 in Franklin Co., MS.

Notes for HIRAM CASS RAWLS:

1850 Census says 1 in 1850.

Married Olivia Baldridge on 24 Jul 1871 or could be Olivia Baldwin.

Children of HIRAM RAWLS and OLIVIA BALDRIDGE are:

i. JAMES5 RAWLS.

ii. UDA RAWLS.

iii. CLARA RAWLS.

 

 

Generation No. 5

 

13. GEORGE W.5 ADAMS (MARTHA CAROLINE4 RAWLS, ROBERT ARTHUR3, LUKE) was born August 12, 1857 in Natchez, Adams Co., MS, and died November 18, 1937 in Natchez, Adams Co., MS Buried Adams Cemetery, Franklin Co., MS. He married MARY (BABE) SMITH April 14, 1879 in Franklin Co., MS, daughter of WILLIAM SMITH and ADELINE CAUSEY.

Notes for MARY (BABE) SMITH:

Franklin County Cemetery Records page 232 show Adams Cemetery on Barnett

Montgomery Road where Mary is buried with correct birth and death dates on the

tombstone.

Children of GEORGE ADAMS and MARY SMITH are:

i. JULIUS OSCAR6 ADAMS, b. September 06, 1883, Meadville, Franklin, MS; d. September 05, 1968, Winnfield, Winn Parish, LA Buried Adams Cemetery, Franklin Co., MS; m. MATTIE LUCY ADAIR, September 06, 1908.  d. December 22, 1930.

Notes for MATTIE LUCY ADAIR:

"Mattie Lucy Adair, wife of Oscar Adams was killed by an automobile on the way to the Methodist Church on Jefferson Street in Natchez 12/22/1930 while on the way to a Christmas Service. The family had walked from their home on Government Fleet Road to within a few blocks of the church when the accident happened. Her son Benny suffered a broken leg also in the accident."

ii. HORACE ADAMS, b. April 14, 1887, Meadville, Franklin Co. , MS; d. Natchez, Adams Co., MS Buried Natchez City Cemetery, Natchez, MS; m. CARRIE STROUD, April 07, 1909.

iii. LUTHER ADAMS, b. July 23, 1889, Meadville, Franklin, MS; d. August 03, 1966, Natchez, Adams, MS, Buried Adams Cemetery, Franklin Co., MS.   Private in US ARMY WW-1

iv. RUBY ADAMS, b. March 10, 1892, Meadville, Franklin, MS, Home; d. July 10, 1986, Natchez, Adams, MS, Jeff Davis Hosp Buried Natchez City Cemetery, Natchez, MS; m. RICHARD B. SWAIN.

v. HARRY ADAMS, b. May 01, 1895, Meadville, Franklin, MS, Home; d. May 23, 1969, Natchez, Adams, MS, Jeff Davis Hospital,  Buried May 25, 1969 Greenlawn Cemetery, Natchez, MS; m. (1) MADIE HARRELL, 1918, Adams Co., MS; m. (2) ANNIE KATE ROWLAND, July 11, 1921, Adams Co., MS.  She died December 06, 1988 and was buried December 08, 1988, Natchez, Adams Co., MS, Greenlawn Cemetery.

vi. ALETHA ADAMS, b. July 28, 1898, Meadville, Franklin, MS, Home; d. May 20, 1948, Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge, LA; m. JOSEPH E. ARBOUR.

vii. MARY GEORGIA ADAMS, b. February 10, 1902, Meadville, Franklin, MS, Home; d. March 06, 1962, Boute, St. Charles, LA Buried in Thibodaux, LA; m. OSCAR ARCHIEL BOURGEOIS II, January 31, 1923.

 

14. FORREST SEDONIA5 ADAMS (MARTHA CAROLINE4 RAWLS, ROBERT ARTHUR3, LUKE2, LUKE1) was born March 07, 1864 in Meadville, Franklin, MS, and died March 24, 1943 in Meadville, Franklin, MS Midway Cemetery. She married KING ALFRED HIGGINBOTHAM March 22, 1883 in Meadville, Franklin Co., MS.

Child of FORREST ADAMS and KING HIGGINBOTHAM is:

i. TONT6 HIGGINBOTHAM, m. NEELY.

 


 

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