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Rathbone-Lincoln Connection

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Rathbone/Lincoln Connection

Below is the interesting story of Henry Rathbone and Clara Harris. Below that is the genealogy of Henry's family, showing how they are connected to the Stephentown/Berlin Rathbone/Rathbun family. There was a Rathbone involved in one of the most tragic events in American history. His name was Henry Reed Rathbone and he was born in Albany on July 1, 1837. He was the son of Jared Lewis Rathbone, who was the last mayor of Albany, chosen by the Albany Common Council on January 21, 1839, as well as the first mayor of Albany elected by popular vote on December 30, 1839. Jared was born on August 2, 1791 in Colchester, New London County, Conneticut. He was a member of the Whig political party. He married Henry's mother, Pauline Penney on June 26, 1834. Jared died on May 13, 1845 in Albany, NY and is buried in Albany Rural Cemetery. Henry was just 8 years old when his father died.

Henry's mother remarried, joining her family with that of Ira Harris, who was a prominent judge in Albany. He was born on May 31, 1802 in Charleston, NY. He joined the Whig party in 1845, a member of the NY State Assembly in 1844 and 1845, a New York State senator in 1846 and judge to the New York Supreme Court in 1848. In 1861 he was appointed Senator from New York to take the place of William Seward's place. Ira Harris According to the book "Henry and Clara" by Thomas Mellon, Ira was a loving father, who doted on his daughter Clara, who was a couple of years older than Henry. Henry and Clara became step brother and sister, but they also became best friends. As they grew up, Clara noticed the handsome Henry in ways other than sisterly and the attraction was lifelong.

While Major Henry Rathbone and Clara Harris were newly engaged, they lived off Lafayette Square in Washington, DC, in the Harris home. Clara, through her father, who was a senator, was invited to various gatherings hosted by Mary Todd Lincoln, at the White House. According to Mellon's book, Mrs. Lincoln and Clara because quite close, to the exclusion of her social climbing step-mother/mother in law, Pauline Penney Rathbone Harris. It was due to this friendship, that Mrs. Lincoln invited Clara and her handsome fiance to join her and President Lincoln at Ford's Theatre on the night of April 14, 1867.

Henry Reed Rathbone

These are three different pictures of Clara Harris Rathbone

Henry and Clara were in the box at Ford's Theatre when John Wilkes Boothe entered and shot President Lincoln in the head. Clara was perched prettily on a chair next to Mrs. Lincoln and Major Rathbone was seated on a sofa just behind Miss Harris. (That sofa is the only piece of furniture from that night still on display at Ford's Theatre). Booth was nearly silent as he entered the box and there was a great deal of laughter from the play on the stage. When the shot rang out, though it was heard by those in the box, they didn't react as they thought that it was part of the play. However, when Mrs. Lincoln looked over at her husband, she realized that something was very wrong. Major Rathbone looked toward the Lincoln's and saw Booth, holding his gun and a knife. Rathbone tried to subdue Booth, and in the process was stabbed quite severely in the arm. As everyone was beginning to realize that the President had been shot, Booth jumped from the box to the stage and ran into the night. The destruction he left behind was largely unknown to him, as the legacy from that night lived on for many, many years, in both the Lincoln and Rathbone families.

Henry and Clara were married in 1867, but their union was not the storybook love story that Clara had imagined for so many years. Henry suffered from severe mood swings and depression, stemming from his guilt that he couldn't somehow stop Booth from carrying out his evil plot. Until the day he died, Henry couldn't hear the name Lincoln, without suffering flashbacks.

He was fairly successful in life, and supported his growing family of two sons and a daughter. He was appointed U.S. Consul to Germany, taking his family to Hanover, Germany to live.

On Chrismas morning, 1883, Clara awoke to find Henry in the children's room, with a gun. She was able to talk him out of the room, and when she asked him what he was doing, he told her that he had to kill the children. She pleaded with him, and while doing so, he turned on her and he shot her, killing her. He then tried to kill himself by stabbing himself 6 times. He wasn't successful in his suicide attempt, but his children were spared.

He was tried for the murder of his wife, found guilty and sent to an asylum in Hildesheim, Germany, where he lived until his death on August 14, 1911. He never recovered his sanity and much of the time, didn't remember what he had done or his children. The children were raised by Clara's brother William and his wife, in Illinois.

The photo on the left is an artist's interpretation of the shooting of President Lincoln. The one on the right is what the box looks like today. The picture which is between the two buntings is of George Washington and was hanging there the night of the shooting.


Henry Riggs Rathbone One of their sons was Henry Riggs Rathbone, who was born February 12, 1870, coincidentally, President Abraham Lincoln's birthdate. He became a successful lawyer and eventually became a member of the House of Representatives in 1922 and remained so until his death on July 15, 1928. RATHBONE, Henry Riggs, (grandson of Ira Harris), a Representative from Illinois; born in Washington, D.C., February 12, 1870; was graduated from Phillips Academy, Andover, Mass., in 1887, from Yale University in 1892, and from the law department of the University of Wisconsin at Madison in 1894; was admitted to the bar in 1895 and commenced practice in Chicago, Ill.; delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1916; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-eighth, Sixty-ninth, and Seventieth Congresses and served from March 4, 1923, until his death; chairman, Committee on Expenditures in the Department of Commerce (Sixty-ninth Congress); nominated for reelection in 1928; died at Chicago, Ill., on July 15, 1928; interment in Rosehill Cemetery. NOTE: On May 25th, 2007, my husband and I went to Rosehill Cemetery, looking for the Rathbone graves. After some research by cemetery staff, they found that his grave had been moved in 1929 to Acacia Cemetery in Chicago. It is speculated, by Acacia Cemetery staff that the transfer might have taken place because Acacia started as a cemetery for Masons and he might have been a Mason. I haven't been able to find any reference to this, but it could be. I have searched for an explanation for the symbol on his gravestone, but so far haven't found anything. (Tina)



United States. 70th Cong., 2d sess., 1928-1929. House. Memorial services held in the House of Representatives of the United States, together with remarks presented in eulogy of Henry R. Rathbone, late a Representative from Illinois. Seventieth Congress, second session . Washington: Government Printing Office, 1929.


Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present


These Rathbones have a common ancestry with the Rathbone/Rathbun family in the Berlin/Stephentown area. Below you can find the common ancestory. You will also see that they married into many other families common to the Stephentown area.




Speaker at Lincoln Banquet Here Dies in Illinois Hospital


Well Remembered in Fairfield County For His Talk on Lincoln


Chicago, July 16, 1928 – Henry Riggs Rathbone of Kenilworth, Illinois, representative-at-large since 1922, died in Presbyterian Hospital today following an operation. Rathbone, who was a candidate for re-election, had been ill two years and an operation finally was deemed necessary. Apparently he was recovering satisfactorily and was able to talk to hospital attaches. While he was talking to an interne, he complained of difficulty in breathing and died a moment later. Although a successful trial lawyer, Rathbone was perhaps best known as a student of Lincolnia. He was speaker in 1925 at the annual Lincoln banquet held in Lancaster by the Fairfield County Republican Club. His father and mother, Mr. And Mrs. Henry Rathbone, were in the box in the Fort Theatre with Abraham Lincoln when the latter was assassinated. Rathbone’s researches into the life of Lincoln were manifold and his home is filled with relics of the martyr President.







Descendants of John Rathbone


Generation No. 1

1. JOHN4 RATHBONE (THOMAS (JR.)3, THOMAS2, WILLIAM1)1,2 was born 08 Mar 1629 in Ditton, Prescott Parrish, Lancashire, England3, and died 06 Oct 1702 in New Shoreham, Newport, Rhode Island, USA3. He married MARGARET ACRES3,4, daughter of THOMAS ACRES and MARGERY HOUGHTON. She was born 15 Sep 1633 in Prescott Parrish, Lancashire, England5, and died 15 Sep 1716 in New Shoreham, Newport, Rhode Island, USA5.

Notes for JOHN RATHBONE: IMMIGRANT - immigrated 1654. Was one of first settlers of Block Island, RI 1661

This information is from Vol. I, pp. 183-187 of Hudson-Mohawk Genealogical and Family Memoirs, edited by Cuyler Reynolds (New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1911). It is in SCPL's Reference collection at R 929.1 R45. Some of the formatting of the original, especially in lists of descendants, may have been altered slightly for ease of reading.]

The family name of Rathbone is derived from the Saxon language, and signifies an early gift.

There have been various spellings of the name in this country, but some of them are by mistake, and it is best to speak only of those who, belonging to the same family by various lines of descent, have adhered to definite forms. It is declared, with good authority, that the similar name of Rabone (Raburt) was of the same origin, as was also Rawsbone and Rathbun. In "James Savage's Genrealogical Dictionary," prominent mention is made of George Rabun, and in "Belknap's History of New Hampshire" it is stated that this was probably a mistake for Rathbone, who was in Exeter in 1639. The year previous he had sympathized with the Rev. Mr. Wheelwright, a man of considerable learning, piety and position, and the brother of Mrs. Anne Hutchinson. With him, Rabun, or Rathbone, was banished from Boston for defending his religious opinions. Having been deprived of his privileges, he combined with some others suffering the same fate, about thirty-five in all, and set up an independent government at Squamscot Falls, New Hampshire, naming the place Exeter. The Rathbone arms consist of a shield argent, three doves azure. Crest: A dove proper, holding an olive branch. Motto: Suaviter et fortiter.

Regarding the origin of the family in America, there were several accounts formerly current. It was asserted that this family descended from Thomas Rathbone, who came from England in 1621. A second statement is to the effect that those of the name came from John Rathbone, a member of a Liverpool family who came to America in 1625. Another explanation is that they are descended from an elder brother of Colonel John Rathbone, who was an officer of the parliamentary army of 1658, noted for his devotion to Republican principles.

The earliest authentic records point to the Rev. William Rathbone as the first of the name appearing in America, and allusion is made to him in a work published in 1637, which item was reprinted in the "Historical Collections of Massachusetts." This man was an author. It is shown that his doctrinal views were not in accord with the members of the Massachusetts colony, and it is believed that he and likewise his descendants were not admitted into the New England church, with the consequence that they were not permitted to participate in the general public affairs.

The Rhode Island colonial records mention John Rawsbone, of New Shoreham, as one who was admitted to full political rights as freeman, on May 4, 1664, being the same person whom the Block Island records name John Rathbone. The latter was one of those who met at the house of Dr. Alcock on August 17, 1660, to confer regarding the purchase of Block Island, and was one of the original sixteen purchasers of that island from Governor Endicott and three others, to whom it had been granted for public services, hence he will long continue to figure in the country's history.

John Rathbone was chosen in 1676 one of the surveyors of highways. He occupied a place in the Rhode Island general assembly, in 1682-83-84, as representative from Block Island. He was one of the petitioners to the King of Great Britain in 1686 in reference to the "Quo Warranto," and was one of the Rhode Island grand jury in 1688. He had an interesting experience during the French and Indian wars which has been handed down with authenticity as family history. In the year 1689, in the month of July, Mr. Rathbone had a narrow escape from the French, who had come in three vessels and were then pillaging the island. They inquired of some one or more of the people "who were the likeliest among them to have money." They told them of John Rathbone as the most likely. The French proceeded to capture him, as they supposed, and demanded of him his money. The captive denied having any but a trifling sum. They endeavored to make him confess that he had more and to deliver it to them by tying him up and whipping him barbarously. While they were doing all this to an innocent man whom they mistook for the monied John Rathbone, the latter made his escape with his treasure. They had mistaken the son for the father, who by submitting to this cruelty in the room of his father saved him from being robbed.

That the lives of the early Rathbones who settled on Block Island were fraught with severe hardship and almost continuous danger may well be believed from all accounts. In his history of Rhode Island, Arnold makes this reference: "The local history of Block Island, truthfully written, would present an interesting study. The traditional history of the aborigines is full of the romance of war. Their authentic history in connection with the whites abounds in stirring incidents, the pecularities of the English settlers and their posterity, their customs, laws and domestic institutions are among the most singular and interesting developments of civilized life, while the martial defense of a people, within and around whose island there has been more hard fighting than on any territory of equal extent in America, and where the horrors of savage and of civilized warfare have alternately prevailed, almost without cessation from the earliest traditionary period down to a recent date, would altogether furnish material for a thrilling history that might rival the pages of a romance. The dangers of the sea and the sterner perils of war united to produce a race of men whose courage and hardihood cannot be surpassed. It was out of such material that naval heroes were made." Of this character were the men and women also of the earlier generations of the Rathbone family.


John Rathbone, of Block Island, was born about 1634, died there between February 12, 1702, the day on which he signed his will, and October 6, 1702, the date on which Simon Ray, warden, took oath that William Hancock, Jr., James Welch and Roger Dickens appeared before him to testify "that they were testimony to the signing and sealing." It is an interesting family document, and a portion of it is worth citing. "I give and bequeath to my son Samuel Rathbone the table and cubbard which stand now in his house as for are lomes (heirlooms?) — to the house, and I leave my wife Margaret Rathbone my executrix of all my movable and household goods, houses and chattles, cattle, sheep and horse kind; and I leave (her?) the income of my house at Newport for her lifetime, and at her decease the westward (end?) of my house at Newport, and the leanto of that end so far as the post that the door hangs on, and the shop to be left for my son John Rathbone's son John, and his heirs forever, and the eastward end of said house and the rest of the leanto to be left for my son William Rathbone's son John and his heirs forever, and the yard to be equally for their use. And I leave to my wife for her life-time the twenty acres of land which I bought of Henry Hall, and the running of two cows and a horse and the end of the house which I now live in; and I leave that my four sons shall pay to my wife during her life-time forty shillings a piece a year. * * * And I leave to my wife during her life-time my nigger man and at her disposing, and at her decease to my son Thomas Rathbone for three years, and at the end of the three years, to give him as good clothes as his mistress leaves him, and then to set him free." It may be said in this connection that the family lands at Newport greatly increased in value, as did the estate situate in Block Island, and while he gave evidence of abolition tendencies by his provision for his negro, he did not care to put his ideas into effect while he yet lived.

John Rathbone married Margaret Dodge. Children:

William, married, December 18, 1680, Sarah ————. Thomas, married, April 21, 1685, Mary Dickens. John, see forward. Joseph, married, May 19, 1691, Mary Mosher. Samuel, married, November 3, 1692, Patience T. Coggeshall; died January 24, 1757. Sarah, born June 10, 1659; married (first) December 20, 1678, Samuel George; married (second) September 1, 1710, John Ball. Margaret. 8. Elizabeth.


More About JOHN RATHBONE: Occupation: Shoemaker and farmer

Notes for MARGARET ACRES: The Dodge Family Organization website states that Margaret was NOT a Dodge but was an Acres, daughter of Thomas and Margery (Houghton) Acres. She also had a brother John who was baptised 2/20/1635. Margaret was baptised 9/15/1633 Prescott Parrish, Lancashire, England

Children of JOHN RATHBONE and MARGARET ACRES are: i. ELIZABETH5 RATHBONE. ii. JOSEPH RATHBONE. iii. MARGARET RATHBONE. iv. SARAH RATHBONE. v. WILLIAM RATHBONE. 2. vi. JOHN (JR.) RATHBONE, b. 1655, Dorchester, Suffolk, MA; d. 1723, New Shoreham, Newport, Rhode Island. 3. vii. THOMAS RATHBONE, b. 1657, Dorchester, Suffolk, MA; d. 26 Dec 1733, Block Island, RI. 4. viii. JOSEPH RATHBONE, b. 1670, New Shoreham, Newport, Rhode Island, USA; d. 08 Aug 1749, Exeter, Washington, Rhode Island, USA. 5. ix. SAMUEL RATHBONE, b. 03 Aug 1672, Newport, Newport, RI; d. 24 Jan 1757, Block Island, RI.


Generation No. 2

2. JOHN (JR.)5 RATHBONE (JOHN4, THOMAS (JR.)3, THOMAS2, WILLIAM1) was born 1655 in Dorchester, Suffolk, MA, and died 1723 in New Shoreham, Newport, Rhode Island. He married ANN DODGE 11 Nov 1686 in Rochester, RI, daughter of TRISTRAM DODGE. She was born 1664 in New Shoreham, Newport, Rhode Island, and died Aft. 1723.

Notes for JOHN (JR.) RATHBONE: THIS IS THE COMMON ANCESTOR FOR THE STEPHENTOWN RATHBUNS AND HENRY REED RATHBONE, WHO WAS PRESENT AT PRESIDENT ABRAHAM LINCOLN'S ASSASSINATION.

John (2), son of John (1) and Margaret (Dodge) Rathbone, was born in Roxbury, Massachusetts, in 1658. He was admitted a freeman by the assembly of Rhode Island, May 5, 1696. He received from his father, just previous to his marriage, a deed for sixty acres of land on Block Island, the nominal consideration for which was "one barrel of pork on demand." It may be concluded that this farm was therefore a wedding present or settlement. It is known that the father, some years before his death, settled his sons on farms on the island where he lived, and entertained great hopes that his descendants would forever dwell there. Their grandchildren, however, scattered, leaving Samuel Rathbone's descendants the only one of the name on that island. The original settler's grandson, Jonathan, son of John Rathbone, Jr., removed to Colchester, Connecticut, and is the ancestor of the Rathbones of Albany, New York, as well as those of Otsego county, New York. Joshua, another son of John, Jr., settled at Stonington, Connecticut, and is the ancestor of the Rathbones of New York City. Other sons of the same, John, Benjamin, Nathaniel and Thomas, settled in Exeter, Rhode Island. Elijah, son of Samuel, settled in Groton, Connecticut, and in this way the family spread to various sections of the country, while very few represented the old stock at the place of original settlement. On December 13, 1698, "Great James" and Jane, his wife, two Indians, bound their daughter, Betsey, to John Rathbone, Jr., and his wife, as an indented servant for eighteen years, the consideration being only one gallon of rum and one blanket in hand, and five years after one gallon of rum, and yearly thereafter, and if she remained five years, then the said Rathbone was to pay four blankets and one every third year thereafter. John Rathbone, married, January 10, 1688, Ann Dodge. Children:

Mary, born October 3, 1688. Jonathan, see forward. John, born December 23, 1693; married, December 20, 1720, Patience Fish. Joshua, born February 9, 1696; married, February 16, 1724, Mary Wightman. Benjamin, born February 11, 1701. Annah, born August 9, 1703. Nathaniel, born February 6, 1708. Thomas, born March 2, 1709.


More About JOHN RATHBONE and ANN DODGE: Marriage: 11 Nov 1686, Rochester, RI

Children of JOHN RATHBONE and ANN DODGE are: i. JOHN (III)6 RATHBONE, b. 22 Jun 1680; d. in infancy. 6. ii. JONATHAN RATHBONE, b. 22 May 1691, New Shoreham, Newport, Rhode Island; d. 01 Apr 1766, Colchester, New London, CT.


3. THOMAS5 RATHBONE (JOHN4, THOMAS (JR.)3, THOMAS2, WILLIAM1) was born 1657 in Dorchester, Suffolk, MA, and died 26 Dec 1733 in Block Island, RI. He married MARY DICKENS 21 Aug 1685 in New Shoreham, Newport, Rhode Island. She was born 1666 in New Shoreham, Newport, Rhode Island, and died 30 Oct 1717 in New Shoreham, Newport, Rhode Island.

More About THOMAS RATHBONE and MARY DICKENS: Marriage: 21 Aug 1685, New Shoreham, Newport, Rhode Island

Children of THOMAS RATHBONE and MARY DICKENS are: i. SARAH6 RATHBONE, b. 1698; d. 1798; m. JONATHAN RATHBUN; b. 1688; d. 1773. 7. ii. SAMUEL RATHBONE, b. 01 Jul 1702, New Shoreham, Newport, Rhode Island; d. Feb 1786, New Kingstown, RI.


4. JOSEPH5 RATHBONE (JOHN4, THOMAS (JR.)3, THOMAS2, WILLIAM1)5 was born 1670 in New Shoreham, Newport, Rhode Island, USA5,5, and died 08 Aug 1749 in Exeter, Washington, Rhode Island, USA5,5. He married MARY MOSHER5,5 19 May 1691 in New Shoreham, Washington, Rhode Island, USA5. She was born 1673 in Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA5,5, and died 1748 in Exeter, Washington, Rhode Island, USA5,5.

More About JOSEPH RATHBONE: Name 2: Joseph Rathbone5 Name 3: Joseph Rathburne

More About MARY MOSHER: Name 2: Mary Moshier

More About JOSEPH RATHBONE and MARY MOSHER: Marriage: 19 May 1691, New Shoreham, Washington, Rhode Island, USA5

Children of JOSEPH RATHBONE and MARY MOSHER are: 8. i. ELIZABETH6 RATHBUN, b. 14 Mar 1692, New Shoreham, Newport, Rhode Island, USA; d. Oct 1755, Colchester, New London, Connecticut, USA. ii. JOHN RATHBONE5, b. 1694, Block Island Washington, Rhode Island, USA5. iii. REBECCA RATHBUN5, b. 14 Mar 1694, New Shoreham, Newport, Rhode Island, USA5; d. 13 Feb 1727, New London, New London, Connecticut, USA5. iv. GRACE RATHBUN5, b. 16 Jul 1695, New Shoreham, Newport, Rhode Island, USA5; d. 26 Dec 1748, Colchester, New London, Connecticut, USA5. v. IRENE RATHBUN5, b. 16 Jul 1695, New Shoreham, Newport, Rhode Island, USA5. vi. MARY RATHBUN5, b. 06 Mar 1697, New Shoreham, Newport, Rhode Island, USA5; d. 25 Mar 1752, Exeter, Washington, Rhode Island, USA5. 9. vii. MARGARET RATHBONE, b. 29 Nov 1700, New Shoreham, Block Island, RI; d. Abt. 1752. viii. MERCY RATHBONE5, b. 21 Mar 1706, Rhode Island, USA5. ix. HANNAH RATHBUN5, b. 22 Mar 1706, New London, New London, Connecticut, USA5; d. 12 Feb 1764, North Kingstown, Washington, Rhode Island, USA5. x. JOSEPH RATHBUN5, b. 04 Oct 1707, New Shoreham, Newport, Rhode Island, USA5; d. 11 Sep 1759, Exeter, Washington, Rhode Island, USA5. xi. BENJAMIN RATHBUN5, b. 26 Feb 1710, New Shoreham, Newport, Rhode Island, USA5; d. Jul 1777, Colchester, New London, Connecticut, USA5. xii. JOB RATHBUN5, b. 01 Apr 1712, New Shoreham, Newport, Rhode Island, USA5; d. Dec 1748, North Kingstown, Washington, Rhode Island, USA5.


5. SAMUEL5 RATHBONE (JOHN4, THOMAS (JR.)3, THOMAS2, WILLIAM1)6,7 was born 03 Aug 1672 in Newport, Newport, RI8, and died 24 Jan 1757 in Block Island, RI. He married PATIENCE COGGESHALL8,9 03 Nov 1692 in Block Island, RI10, daughter of JOHN COGGESHALL and PATIENCE THROCKMORTON. She was born 13 Aug 1669 in Newport, Newport, Rhode Island, USA11, and died 03 Aug 1747.

More About SAMUEL RATHBONE: Date born 2: 03 Aug 1672, Newport, Newport, Rhode Island, USA11 Died 2: 24 Jan 1757, Block Island, Newport, RI12 Died 3: 24 Jan 1757, Block Island, Washington, Rhode Island, USA13

More About PATIENCE COGGESHALL: Died 2: 03 Aug 1747, New Shoreham, Newport, Rhode Island, USA13

More About SAMUEL RATHBONE and PATIENCE COGGESHALL: Marriage: 03 Nov 1692, Block Island, RI14

Child of SAMUEL RATHBONE and PATIENCE COGGESHALL is: 10. i. SAMUEL (JR.)6 RATHBONE, b. 16 Apr 1705, Block Island, Washington, Rhode Island, USA; d. 1780, Block Island, RI.


Generation No. 3

6. JONATHAN6 RATHBONE (JOHN (JR.)5, JOHN4, THOMAS (JR.)3, THOMAS2, WILLIAM1) was born 22 May 1691 in New Shoreham, Newport, Rhode Island, and died 01 Apr 1766 in Colchester, New London, CT. He married ELIZABETH RATHBUN15 13 Jan 1711 in New Shoreham, Newport, Rhode Island, daughter of JOSEPH RATHBONE and MARY MOSHER. She was born 14 Mar 1692 in New Shoreham, Newport, Rhode Island, USA15, and died Oct 1755 in Colchester, New London, Connecticut, USA15.

Notes for JONATHAN RATHBONE: Jonathan, son of John (2) and Ann (Dodge) Rathbone, was born May 22, 1691, died April 1, 1766. Possessing the same sort of pioneering spirit which had so largely characterized many of his ancestors, while still a young man he set out for other parts, removing previous to 1715 to that part of New London county in Connecticut formerly known as Colchester, later the town of Salem. Here he purchased a tract of land from the Mohegan Indians, on which he settled, and a portion of this estate has continued uninterruptedly in the possession of his descendants of the same name for two centuries. He was a member of the Baptist church there in 1726. He married Elizabeth ————. Children:

John, born January 1, 1715, died November 27, 1755; married, March 30, 1737, Anna Tennant. Benjamin, married, November 11, 1742, Mary Cohoon. Jonathan, married, November 8, 1744, Abigail Avery. Joshua, see forward. Isaiah, born September 7, 1723; married, May 9, 1764, Fanny Lamphear. Joseph. Elizabeth.


More About ELIZABETH RATHBUN: Date born 2: 14 Mar 1692

More About JONATHAN RATHBONE and ELIZABETH RATHBUN: Marriage: 13 Jan 1711, New Shoreham, Newport, Rhode Island

Child of JONATHAN RATHBONE and ELIZABETH RATHBUN is: 11. i. JOSHUA D.7 RATHBONE, b. 07 Sep 1723; d. 03 Jun 1807, Colchester, New London, CT.


7. SAMUEL6 RATHBONE (THOMAS5, JOHN4, THOMAS (JR.)3, THOMAS2, WILLIAM1) was born 01 Jul 1702 in New Shoreham, Newport, Rhode Island, and died Feb 1786 in New Kingstown, RI. He married ABIGAIL ELDRED. She was born 13 Mar 1703 in New Kingstown, RI, and died 06 Mar 1773 in New Kingstown, RI.

Children of SAMUEL RATHBONE and ABIGAIL ELDRED are: 12. i. ANTHONY7 RATHBONE, b. 1744, New Kingstown, RI; d. 08 Mar 1821, New Kingstown, RI. 13. ii. ROGER RATHBONE, b. Abt. 1742, New Kingstown, RI; d. Aft. 1834.


8. ELIZABETH6 RATHBUN (JOSEPH5 RATHBONE, JOHN4, THOMAS (JR.)3, THOMAS2, WILLIAM1)15 was born 14 Mar 1692 in New Shoreham, Newport, Rhode Island, USA15, and died Oct 1755 in Colchester, New London, Connecticut, USA15. She married JONATHAN RATHBONE 13 Jan 1711 in New Shoreham, Newport, Rhode Island, son of JOHN RATHBONE and ANN DODGE. He was born 22 May 1691 in New Shoreham, Newport, Rhode Island, and died 01 Apr 1766 in Colchester, New London, CT.

More About ELIZABETH RATHBUN: Date born 2: 14 Mar 1692

Notes for JONATHAN RATHBONE: Jonathan, son of John (2) and Ann (Dodge) Rathbone, was born May 22, 1691, died April 1, 1766. Possessing the same sort of pioneering spirit which had so largely characterized many of his ancestors, while still a young man he set out for other parts, removing previous to 1715 to that part of New London county in Connecticut formerly known as Colchester, later the town of Salem. Here he purchased a tract of land from the Mohegan Indians, on which he settled, and a portion of this estate has continued uninterruptedly in the possession of his descendants of the same name for two centuries. He was a member of the Baptist church there in 1726. He married Elizabeth ————. Children:

John, born January 1, 1715, died November 27, 1755; married, March 30, 1737, Anna Tennant. Benjamin, married, November 11, 1742, Mary Cohoon. Jonathan, married, November 8, 1744, Abigail Avery. Joshua, see forward. Isaiah, born September 7, 1723; married, May 9, 1764, Fanny Lamphear. Joseph. Elizabeth.


More About JONATHAN RATHBONE and ELIZABETH RATHBUN: Marriage: 13 Jan 1711, New Shoreham, Newport, Rhode Island

Child is listed above under (6) Jonathan Rathbone.

9. MARGARET6 RATHBONE (JOSEPH5, JOHN4, THOMAS (JR.)3, THOMAS2, WILLIAM1) was born 29 Nov 1700 in New Shoreham, Block Island, RI, and died Abt. 1752. She married HENRY GREENE16,17 15 May 1724, son of BENJAMIN GREEN and HUMILITY COGGESHALL. He was born 1696 in East Greenwich, Kent, RI18, and died 21 Feb 1752 in West Greenwich, Kent, R18.

More About MARGARET RATHBONE: Name 2: Margaret Rathbun19 Name 3: Margaret Rathbun19 Date born 2: 29 Nov 1700 Date born 3: 29 Nov 1700, New Shoreham, Newport, Rhode Island, USA19 Date born 4: 29 Nov 1700, New Shoreham, Newport, Rhode Island, USA19 Died 2: 14 Mar 1756, East Greenwich, Kent, Rhode Island, USA19 Died 3: 14 Mar 1756, East Greenwich, Kent, Rhode Island, USA19

More About HENRY GREENE: Date born 2: 1696, East Greenwich, Kent, Rhode Island, USA19 Died 2: 21 Feb 1752, West Greenwich, Kent, Rhode Island, USA19

More About HENRY GREENE and MARGARET RATHBONE: Marriage 1: 15 May 1724 Marriage 2: 15 May 1724, East Greenwich, Kent, Rhode Island, USA19 Marriage 3: 15 May 1724, New Shoreham, Block Island, RI

Children of MARGARET RATHBONE and HENRY GREENE are: i. HUMILITY7 GREENE19, b. 12 Feb 1725, East Greenwich, Kent, Rhode Island, USA19; d. 07 Aug 1766, Coventry, Rhode Island, USA19. ii. AMEY GREENE19, b. 10 Sep 1727, East Greenwich, Kent, Rhode Island, USA19. iii. BENJAMIN GREENE19, b. 17 Jul 1729, East Greenwich, Kent, Rhode Island, USA19; d. 1804, Exeter, Washington, Rhode Island, USA19. iv. NATHAN GREENE19, b. 29 May 1731, E Greenwich, Kent, Rhode Island, USA19; d. 09 Jun 183819. v. MARY GREENE19, b. 06 Jan 1733, East Greenwich, Kent, Rhode Island, USA19. 14. vi. JOB GREENE, b. 02 Mar 1735, Warwick, RI; d. 25 Sep 1792, Parishville, NY. vii. ANNE GREENE19, b. 04 Nov 1736, E Greenwich, Kent, Rhode Island, USA19; d. 180019. viii. ANNE GREENE19, b. 04 Nov 1736, East Greenwich, Kent, Rhode Island, USA19. ix. CATHERINE GREENE19, b. 15 May 1738, East Greenwich, Kent, Rhode Island, USA19. x. CHRISTIAN GREENE19, b. 22 Jan 1740, East Greewich, Kent, Rhode Island, USA19; m. JOB GREENE, 06 Mar 1760; b. 10 Mar 1736.

More About JOB GREENE and CHRISTIAN GREENE: Marriage: 06 Mar 1760

xi. JEREMIAH GREENE19, b. 11 Apr 1743, E Greenwich, Kent, Rhode Island, USA19.


10. SAMUEL (JR.)6 RATHBONE (SAMUEL5, JOHN4, THOMAS (JR.)3, THOMAS2, WILLIAM1) was born 16 Apr 1705 in Block Island, Washington, Rhode Island, USA19, and died 1780 in Block Island, RI. He married ELIZABETH DODGE19 15 Mar 1732 in New Shoreham, Newport, Rhode Island, USA19, daughter of JOHN DODGE and BETSEY DODGE. She was born 18 Dec 1714 in Westerly, Washington, Rhode Island, USA19, and died 08 Aug 1792 in Block Island, Washington, Rhode Island, USA19.

More About SAMUEL (JR.) RATHBONE: Name 2: Samuel Rathbone19 Date born 2: 1705, Block Island, RI Died 2: 24 Jan 1780, Block Island, Washington, Rhode Island, USA19

More About SAMUEL RATHBONE and ELIZABETH DODGE: Marriage: 15 Mar 1732, New Shoreham, Newport, Rhode Island, USA19

Children of SAMUEL RATHBONE and ELIZABETH DODGE are: i. ABRAHAM7 RATHBUN19, d. Nov 1740, Fuente, Ventura, Canary Islands19. ii. WALTER RATHBUN19, b. 16 Jan 1734, New Shoreham, Newport, Rhode Island, USA19; d. 14 Jan 181819. iii. SAMUEL RATHBONE19, b. 10 Jul 1736, Block Island, Rhode Island, USA19; d. 183619. iv. JUDITH RATHBONE19, b. 1737, Charlestown, Rhode Island, USA19; d. 1774, Hopkinton, Washington, Rhode Island, USA19. v. ELIJAH RATHBONE19, b. 28 May 1740, Groton, New London, Connecticut, USA19; d. 14 Feb 1825, Mystic, New London, Connecticut, USA19. vi. BETTY RATHBUN19, b. 02 Dec 174219. vii. ELIZABETH MARIA RATHBUN19, b. 02 Dec 1742, Block Island, Rhode Island, USA19; d. 08 Aug 179319.


Generation No. 4

11. JOSHUA D.7 RATHBONE (JONATHAN6, JOHN (JR.)5, JOHN4, THOMAS (JR.)3, THOMAS2, WILLIAM1) was born 07 Sep 1723, and died 03 Jun 1807 in Colchester, New London, CT. He married SARAH TENNANT20 04 Dec 1745 in New Salem, Parish Colchester, CT20, daughter of DANIEL TENNANT and ANN GREENE. She was born 1725 in Groton, New London, CT20, and died 1760 in Colchester, New London, CT.

Notes for JOSHUA D. RATHBONE: Joshua, son of Jonathan and Elizabeth Rathbone, was born September 7, 1723, being twin brother of Isaiah. It is said that "he was a godly, truth-seeking man," and was always known as "Deacon Rathbone." He married, December 4, 1745, Sarah Tennant. Children:

Elizabeth, born June 9, 1747. Tabitha, born August 4, 1749; married (first) ———— Treadway; children: Sarah and Mary; married (second) 1806, ———— Holmes; child, Clarissa. Joshua, born May 7, 1751; married Eunice Martin. Sarah, born November 23, 1752; married Chamberlain; removed to Richfield Springs, New York. Moses, born November 12, 1754; married Olive Ransom. Samuel, see forward. Anna, born September 12, 1758; married ———— Holmes.


More About JOSHUA D. RATHBONE: Name 2: Joshua Rathbone20

More About SARAH TENNANT: Date born 2: 1725 Date born 3: 1725, Groton, CT Died 2: 1760, Colchester, CT20

More About JOSHUA RATHBONE and SARAH TENNANT: Marriage: 04 Dec 1745, New Salem, Parish Colchester, CT20

Child of JOSHUA RATHBONE and SARAH TENNANT is: 15. i. SAMUEL8 RATHBONE, b. 12 Sep 1758, Colchester, New London, CT; d. 16 Feb 1831, Colchester, New London, CT.


12. ANTHONY7 RATHBONE (SAMUEL6, THOMAS5, JOHN4, THOMAS (JR.)3, THOMAS2, WILLIAM1) was born 1744 in New Kingstown, RI, and died 08 Mar 1821 in New Kingstown, RI. He married ELIZA BROWN21,21,21 07 Nov 1771 in North Kingstown, Washington, Rhode Island, USA21, daughter of CHARLES BROWN and MERCY SWEET. She was born Jul 1752 in North Kingstown, Washington, Rhode Island, USA21,21,21, and died 1786 in New Kingstown, RI.

More About ANTHONY RATHBONE: Name 2: Anthony Rathbun21 Name 3: Anthony Rathbun21 Date born 2: 1744, N Kingston, Kingston, Rhode Island, USA21 Date born 3: 1744, N Kingston, Kingston, Rhode Island, USA21 Died 2: 08 Mar 1821, North Kingstown, Rhode Island, USA21 Died 3: 08 Mar 1821, North Kingstown, Rhode Island, USA21

More About ELIZA BROWN: Date born 2: Jul 1752, New Kingstown, RI Died 2: 1786, No Kingston, Rhode Island, USA21 Died 3: 1786, No Kingston, Rhode Island, USA21 Died 4: 1786, No Kingston, Rhode Island, USA21

More About ANTHONY RATHBONE and ELIZA BROWN: Marriage: 07 Nov 1771, North Kingstown, Washington, Rhode Island, USA21

Children of ANTHONY RATHBONE and ELIZA BROWN are: i. ELEANOR8 RATHBONE21, b. 177321. 16. ii. JOSHUA RATHBONE, b. 01 May 1775. iii. CHARLES BROWN RATHBONE21, b. 02 Oct 177621. iv. SARAH RATHBONE21, b. 177821. v. ELIZABETH RATHBONE21, b. 178021. 17. vi. SAMUEL RATHBONE, b. 1782, North Kingstown, Rhode Island, USA; d. 29 Sep 1866, Stephentown, New York.


13. ROGER7 RATHBONE (SAMUEL6, THOMAS5, JOHN4, THOMAS (JR.)3, THOMAS2, WILLIAM1) was born Abt. 1742 in New Kingstown, RI, and died Aft. 1834. He married MARY ELDRED 1763 in New Kingstown, RI.

More About ROGER RATHBONE and MARY ELDRED: Marriage: 1763, New Kingstown, RI

Child of ROGER RATHBONE and MARY ELDRED is: 18. i. JOHN8 RATHBONE, b. 26 Nov 1782; d. 10 Aug 1859, Berlin, Rensselaer, NY.


14. JOB7 GREENE (MARGARET6 RATHBONE, JOSEPH5, JOHN4, THOMAS (JR.)3, THOMAS2, WILLIAM1)21 was born 02 Mar 1735 in Warwick, RI, and died 25 Sep 1792 in Parishville, NY. He married MEREBAH CARR 03 Feb 1753 in E. Linn, RI, daughter of CALEB CARR and SARAH RICHMOND. She was born 03 Jul 1739 in W. Greenwich, RI, and died 12 Jul 1785.

More About JOB GREENE: Date born 2: 02 Mar 1735, East Greenwich, Rhode Island, USA21 Died 2: 25 Jan 1792, Bennington, Bennington, Vermont, USA21

More About JOB GREENE and MEREBAH CARR: Marriage: 03 Feb 1753, E. Linn, RI

Children of JOB GREENE and MEREBAH CARR are: i. MARGARET8 GREENE, b. 05 Aug 1753, E. Linn, RI. ii. EUNICE GREENE, b. 17 Oct 1757, Hadley Township, Lapeer Cty., Michigan. iii. SARAH GREENE, b. 01 Jan 1759, Hadley Township, Lapeer Cty., Michigan. 19. iv. REV. HENRY GREENE, b. 17 Jul 1761, Hadley Township, Lapeer Cty., Michigan; d. 20 Jan 1849, Parishville, St. Lawrence Cty., NY. v. JOB GREENE, b. 07 Nov 1765, St. Albans, VT; d. 1842, St. Albans, VT. vi. NATHAN GREENE, b. 07 Nov 1767, St. Albans, VT; d. 1859, St. Albans, VT. vii. SUSANNAH GREENE, b. 13 Jan 1770, Hadley Township, Lapeer Cty., Michigan. viii. MEREBAH GREENE, b. 11 Jun 1772, Hadley Township, Lapeer Cty., Michigan. ix. HUMILITY GREENE, b. 19 Aug 1774, Hadley Township, Lapeer Cty., Michigan. x. GARDNER GREENE, b. 19 Jul 1776, Hadley Township, Lapeer Cty., Michigan. xi. POLLY GREENE, b. 20 Feb 1779, Hadley Township, Lapeer Cty., Michigan. xii. AMEY ANN GREENE, b. 07 Sep 1782, Hadley Township, Lapeer Cty., Michigan.


Generation No. 5

15. SAMUEL8 RATHBONE (JOSHUA D.7, JONATHAN6, JOHN (JR.)5, JOHN4, THOMAS (JR.)3, THOMAS2, WILLIAM1)21 was born 12 Sep 1758 in Colchester, New London, CT, and died 16 Feb 1831 in Colchester, New London, CT. He married LYDIA SPARHAWK21. She was born 20 Apr 1765 in Colchester, New London, CT, and died 13 Jul 182521.

Notes for SAMUEL RATHBONE: Samuel, son of Joshua and Sarah (Tennant) Rathbone, was born September 12, 1758, and was twin brother to Anna. He died at Colchester, Connecticut, February 16, 1831. His life had been spent on a farm ofseveral hundred acres which had been bequeathed to him by his father. He married Lydia, daughter of Simon and Lydia (Brown) Sparhawk, March 1, 1785. She died July 13, 1825, aged sixty years. Children:

Samuel, born August 8, 1786, died October 9, 1787. Valentine Wightman, born September 13, 1788, died May 18, 1833; married, in 1814, Nancy Forsyth. Jared Lewis, Salem, Connecticut, born October 2, 1791; a successful merchant of Albany, New York, who for several years was elected to the common council and was thrice called to fill the position of mayor of the Capital City, being the last mayor chosen by the council, and the first elected by the vote of the people. He assumed that office first as the forty-first mayor, January 24, 1839, and the third time, on election by popular vote, on May 12, 1840, at which time only four thousand five hundred and eighty-eight votes were cast at that important municipal election; he resided at No. 28 Eagle street, corner of State street, Albany; married, June 26, 1834, Pauline Noyes, daughter of Joel Penney, of Buffalo, New York; children: Charles, Henry R., Anna Pauline and Jared Lawrence. Lydia, born March 21, 1794, died August 7, 1873; married, November 17, 1819, William W. Reed. Samuel, born November 6, 1796, died unmarried October 17, 1818. Sabria Lewis, born July 3, 1799; married, February 10, 1818, Clark Ransom. Anna, born November 6, 1803; died November 12, 1865; married David Jewett, no children. Joel, see forward.


More About SAMUEL RATHBONE: Date born 2: 12 Sep 1758, Colchester, New London, Connecticut, USA21 Died 2: 16 Feb 1831, Colchester, New London, Connecticut, USA21

More About LYDIA SPARHAWK: Date born 2: 20 Apr 1765, Colchester, Connecticut, USA21

Children of SAMUEL RATHBONE and LYDIA SPARHAWK are: i. VALENTINE WIGHTMAN9 RATHBONE, b. 13 Sep 1788. 20. ii. JARED LEWIS RATHBONE, b. 02 Aug 1791, Colchester, New London, Connecticut, USA; d. 13 May 1845, Albany, Albany, NY. iii. JOEL RATHBONE, b. 03 Aug 1806, Salem, CT; d. 13 Sep 1863, Paris, France.

Notes for JOEL RATHBONE: Joel, son of Samuel and Lydia (Sparhawk) Rathbone, was born in Salem, Connecticut, August 3, 1806, died in Paris, France, Sunday, September 13, 1863. He came to Albany, New York, to reside in the fall of 1822, as a clerk to his brother, Valentine W. Rathbone, who then kept a wholesale grocery store on the corner of Hudson avenue and Quay street, then the busiest section of the city. Two years later he became associated with him in business. In 1827, as one of the firm of Hermans, Rathbone & Company, he commenced the wholesale stovebusiness. By reason of certain modifications and improvements in the patterns of stoves made under his direction, he secured a very large and lucrative business, which became known all over the country, and doubtless was the most important concern of the kind then in America, and destined to make the name of Rathbone known for the century or more. Following the death of Mr. Hermans, in 1829, Mr. Rathbone succeeded to the entire business, which he continued in his own name until 1841, when at the early age of thirty-five years, with a well-earned fortune, he retired from active mercantile pursuits to the enjoyment of country life. He purchased a large estate bordering the southern end of Albany, which he laid out and made beautiful, and "Kenwood" became his residence for a number of years. Although he had retired from business cares so early, he was still connected with many of the public enterprises of Albany, being vice-president of the New York State Bank, the oldest institution in the city, president of the Exchange Company, doing business where the Federal Building was located in 1910, and an active co-operator in and a generous contributor to most of the benevolent enterprises of Albany. He was known as a conscientious and consistent Christian, a gentleman of unusual taste and refinement. He married, May 5, 1829, when twenty-two years of age, Emeline Weld, daughter of Lewis and Louisa (Weld) Munn, and she died in Newport, Rhode Island, August 25, 1874. Her father, Lewis Munn, was born December 14, 1784, died July 8, 1810. Her mother, Louisa Weld, was born April 1, 1791, died December 6, 1808. Children:

Jared Lewis, born April 23, 1830, died August 20, 1831. Erastus Corning, born January 1, 1832, died February 2, 1832. Joel Howard, born June 11, 1835, died single, March 29, 1865. Sarah, born December 5, 1837; married, November 19, 1863, General Frederick Townsend, born in Albany, September 21, 1825; graduate of Union College, 1844; admitted to practice 1849; adjutant-general of New York state, 1857-61; raised and commanded the Third Regiment, New York Volunteers, May, 1861; brevetted brigadier-general, and resigned from army, 1868; appointed adjutant-general by Governor Cornell in 1880, serving until January 1, 1883, and died at Albany. She died, Albany, March 13, 1910. Children: Annie Martin Townsend, born in Paris, November 1, 1866; Sarah Rathbone Townsend, born March 23, 1869, in Albany; Frederick Townsend, born October 28, 1871; Joel Rathbone Townsend, born October 13, 1879, died October 15, 1879. Albert, born May 27, 1841, died single, December 10, 1865. Clarence, see forward. Edward Weld, born October 20, 1848, died July 30, 1849.


16. JOSHUA8 RATHBONE (ANTHONY7, SAMUEL6, THOMAS5, JOHN4, THOMAS (JR.)3, THOMAS2, WILLIAM1)21,21 was born 01 May 177521,21. He married NANCY PHILLIPS21.

Children of JOSHUA RATHBONE and NANCY PHILLIPS are: i. OLNEY9 RATHBURN21, b. 26 May 1799, Foster, Foster, Rhode Island, USA21; d. 19 Oct 1880, Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA21. ii. AMBROSE RATHBONE21, b. 18 Nov 1804, Foster, Foster, Rhode Island, USA21; d. 30 Oct 1858, Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA21.


17. SAMUEL8 RATHBONE (ANTHONY7, SAMUEL6, THOMAS5, JOHN4, THOMAS (JR.)3, THOMAS2, WILLIAM1) was born 1782 in North Kingstown, Rhode Island, USA21,21, and died 29 Sep 1866 in Stephentown, New York. He married MARY REYNOLDS21,21,21. She was born 1790 in Rhode Island, USA21.

More About SAMUEL RATHBONE: Name 2: Samuel Rathbun21 Name 3: Samuel Rathbun21 Name 4: Samuel Rathbun21 Name 5: Samuel Rathbun21 Date born 2: 1782, New Kingstown, RI Date born 3: 1782, North Kingstown, Rhode Island, USA21 Date born 4: 1782, North Kingstown, Rhode Island, USA21 Died 2: 29 Sep 1866, Stephentown, Rensselaer, New York, USA21 Died 3: 29 Sep 1866, Stephentown, Rensselaer, New York, USA21 Died 4: 29 Sep 1866, Stephentown, Rensselaer, New York, USA21 Died 5: 29 Sep 1866, Stephentown, Rensselaer, New York, USA21

More About MARY REYNOLDS: Date born 2: Abt. 1790, Rhode Island Date born 3: 1790, Rhode Island, USA21 Date born 4: 1790, Rhode Island, USA21

Children of SAMUEL RATHBONE and MARY REYNOLDS are: 21. i. JOSEPH9 RATHBONE, b. 1810, Stephentown, New York; d. 1845, Twn Johnstown, Fulton, New York, USA. ii. DORCAS RATHBONE, b. 1812, Stephentown, New York. 22. iii. BENJAMIN RATHBONE, b. 10 Jun 1814, Stephentown, New York; d. 21 Nov 1855, Bond, Illinois, USA. 23. iv. ELIJAH BROWN RATHBONE, b. 04 Jun 1815, Stephentown, Rensselaer, New York, USA; d. 11 Apr 1867, Fort Ann, Washington, New York, USA. v. ABIGAIL RATHBONE, b. 02 Apr 1818, Stephentown, New York. vi. ANTHONY H. RATHBONE, b. Abt. 1820, Johnstown, Fulton, NY. vii. GEORGE T. RATHBONE, b. Abt. 1822, Johnstown, Fulton, NY. viii. HULING GARDNER RATHBONE, b. Aug 1825, Johnstown, Fulton, NY.


18. JOHN8 RATHBONE (ROGER7, SAMUEL6, THOMAS5, JOHN4, THOMAS (JR.)3, THOMAS2, WILLIAM1) was born 26 Nov 1782, and died 10 Aug 1859 in Berlin, Rensselaer, NY. He married ELIZABETH BABCOCK 24 Feb 1804 in Berlin, Rensselaer, NY, daughter of JOHN BABCOCK and FRONA BABCOCK. She was born 22 Jul 1783, and died 30 Jun 1877 in Berlin, Rensselaer, NY.

More About JOHN RATHBONE: Name 2: John Rathbun Died 2: 10 Aug 1859, Stephentown, New York

More About JOHN RATHBONE and ELIZABETH BABCOCK: Marriage: 24 Feb 1804, Berlin, Rensselaer, NY

Children of JOHN RATHBONE and ELIZABETH BABCOCK are: 24. i. NORMAN9 RATHBUN, b. 12 Jul 1805, Berlin, Rensselaer, NY; d. 15 May 1897, Berlin, Rensselaer, NY. 25. ii. PHEBE RATHBUN, b. 1812, Berlin, Rensselaer, NY; d. 25 May 1903, Berlin, Rensselaer, NY. iii. DAVID R. RATHBUN, b. 1824, Berlin, Rensselaer, NY.


19. REV. HENRY8 GREENE (JOB7, MARGARET6 RATHBONE, JOSEPH5, JOHN4, THOMAS (JR.)3, THOMAS2, WILLIAM1) was born 17 Jul 1761 in Hadley Township, Lapeer Cty., Michigan, and died 20 Jan 1849 in Parishville, St. Lawrence Cty., NY. He married (1) ABIGAIL MOON 24 Jan 1782 in Vermont, daughter of ASA MOON and DEBORAH BABCOCK. She was born 30 Sep 1764, and died 17 Apr 1824 in Vermont. He married (2) BETSEY MUNSON 24 Sep 1824 in New Haven, VT.

Notes for REV. HENRY GREENE: Henry5's line--Job4, Henry3, Benjamin2, John1


Rev. Henry Greene, as a young man, united with the Baptist Church in Jericho, VT, under the pastorate of Elder Clark Rogers. He commenced preaching in Clarendon, Rutlant Co., VT, in 1785, and was ordained to the Baptist minisry in Wallingford on Oct. 4, 1787, where he preached twenty years. In 1808 he removed to Cornwall, VT then to Shoreham, and closed a long and successful pastorate at Parishville, NY, having baptized more than a thousand converts. He was chaplain of the Vermont Legislature, also chaplain of a regiment in Addison County.

More About REV. GREENE and ABIGAIL MOON: Marriage: 24 Jan 1782, Vermont

Notes for BETSEY MUNSON: Widow of Ephraim Munson of New Haven, VT.

More About REV. GREENE and BETSEY MUNSON: Marriage: 24 Sep 1824, New Haven, VT

Children of REV. GREENE and ABIGAIL MOON are: i. ISABELLE9 GREENE, b. 25 May 1783; d. 11 Jan 1806; m. P. ANDREWS. ii. MEREBAH GREENE, b. 12 Dec 1784; d. 25 Feb 1806; m. A. ALDRICH. iii. MOSES GREENE, b. 20 Oct 1787; d. Mar 1818, Olean, NY; m. BETSEY BARNET.

Notes for MOSES GREENE: Moses was murdered near Olean, NY while on his way West, leaving a family, who were living in California when last heard from.

iv. HENRY C. GREENE, b. 20 Dec 1790; m. CLARINDA POST. v. ABIGAIL GREENE, b. 20 Jan 1793; d. 15 Dec 1842, Hopkinton, St. Lawrence Cty., NY; m. JONAH SANFORD. vi. ASA GREENE, b. 24 Jan 1795; d. 08 Jun 1806. vii. NATHAN GREENE, b. 21 Oct 1796; m. HULDAH HILL. viii. CALVIN GREENE, b. 22 May 1798; d. 03 Mar 1806. ix. POLLY GREENE, b. 01 May 1801; d. 17 Sep 1843, Parishville, NY; m. JOHN HOYT.


Generation No. 6

20. JARED LEWIS9 RATHBONE (SAMUEL8, JOSHUA D.7, JONATHAN6, JOHN (JR.)5, JOHN4, THOMAS (JR.)3, THOMAS2, WILLIAM1)21,21 was born 02 Aug 1791 in Colchester, New London, Connecticut, USA21,21, and died 13 May 1845 in Albany, Albany, NY. He married PAULINE NOYES22 26 Jun 183423,23. She was born 1810 in New York23.

Notes for JARED LEWIS RATHBONE: Ist elected mayor of Albany, NY.

More About JARED LEWIS RATHBONE: Date born 2: 02 Aug 1791 Died 2: 13 May 1845, Albany, Albany, New York, USA23 Died 3: 13 May 1845, Albany, Albany, New York, USA23 Occupation: Merchant

More About PAULINE NOYES: Name 2: Pauline N Penny23 Date born 2: Abt. 1805

More About JARED RATHBONE and PAULINE NOYES: Marriage: 26 Jun 183423,23

Children of JARED RATHBONE and PAULINE NOYES are: i. CHARLES10 RATHBONE23, b. 25 Jul 1835, Albany, Albany, New York, USA23; d. 13 Feb 1837, Albany, Albany, New York, USA23. 26. ii. HENRY REED RATHBONE, b. 01 Jul 1837, Albany, Albany, NY; d. 14 Aug 1911, Hildesheim, Germany. iii. ANNA PAULINE RATHBONE23, b. 10 Sep 1840, Albany, Albany, New York, USA23; d. 13 Dec 1842, Albany, Albany, New York, USA23. iv. JARED LAWRENCE RATHBONE23, b. 28 Sep 184423.


21. JOSEPH9 RATHBONE (SAMUEL8, ANTHONY7, SAMUEL6, THOMAS5, JOHN4, THOMAS (JR.)3, THOMAS2, WILLIAM1) was born 1810 in Stephentown, New York, and died 1845 in Twn Johnstown, Fulton, New York, USA23. He married MELISSA BRUCE23 183123. She was born 1812 in Fulton, New York, USA23, and died 14 Jul 1879 in Gloversville, Fulton, New York, USA23.

More About JOSEPH RATHBONE: Name 2: Joseph Rathbun23 Date born 2: 1810, Stephentown, Rensselaer, New York, USA23

More About JOSEPH RATHBONE and MELISSA BRUCE: Marriage: 183123

Children of JOSEPH RATHBONE and MELISSA BRUCE are: i. SAMUEL10 RATHBURN23, b. 25 Aug 1832, Town Bleecker, Fulton, New York, USA23; d. 25 Mar 1916, Gloversville, Fulton, New York, USA23. ii. CHRISTINA RATHBONE23, b. 184523; d. 18 Mar 191823. iii. HIRAM RATHBONE23, b. 18 Aug 183323; d. 23 Jul 190523. iv. ANGELINA RATHBONE23, b. 183823. v. MARY RATHBONE23, b. 183923.


22. BENJAMIN9 RATHBONE (SAMUEL8, ANTHONY7, SAMUEL6, THOMAS5, JOHN4, THOMAS (JR.)3, THOMAS2, WILLIAM1)23 was born 10 Jun 1814 in Stephentown, New York, and died 21 Nov 1855 in Bond, Illinois, USA23. He married ELIZABETH CUTTER CUTLER23. She was born 181223, and died 10 May 1831 in Whitehall, Washington, New York, USA23.

More About BENJAMIN RATHBONE: Date born 2: 10 Jun 1814, Stephentown, Rensselaer, New York, USA23

Children of BENJAMIN RATHBONE and ELIZABETH CUTLER are: i. DORCAS10 RATHBONE23, b. 17 Jan 184123. ii. MARY ELIZABETH RATHBONE23, b. 30 Apr 184323. iii. JAMES REUBEN RATHBONE23, b. 22 Nov 184423. iv. HARRIET AMELIA RATHBONE23, b. 08 Mar 184823. v. SAMUEL RATHBONE23, b. 06 Jun 185023.


23. ELIJAH BROWN9 RATHBONE (SAMUEL8, ANTHONY7, SAMUEL6, THOMAS5, JOHN4, THOMAS (JR.)3, THOMAS2, WILLIAM1)23 was born 04 Jun 1815 in Stephentown, Rensselaer, New York, USA23, and died 11 Apr 1867 in Fort Ann, Washington, New York, USA23. He married (1) LOUISA HUNT23. She was born 181723, and died 14 Nov 184223. He married (2) ABIGAIL MARIA RATHBONE23 09 Nov 184323. She was born 16 Mar 181123, and died 28 Mar 189923.

More About ELIJAH BROWN RATHBONE: Date born 2: 04 Jun 1815, Stephentown, New York

More About ELIJAH RATHBONE and ABIGAIL RATHBONE: Marriage: 09 Nov 184323

Children of ELIJAH RATHBONE and LOUISA HUNT are: i. MARY LOUISA10 RATHBONE23, b. 25 Aug 183923. ii. ELIJAH AUGUSTUS RATHBONE23, b. 09 Nov 184223.


Children of ELIJAH RATHBONE and ABIGAIL RATHBONE are: iii. CHARLES EDWIN10 RATHBONE23, b. 10 Apr 184923; d. 30 Sep 186023. iv. MARTHA JANE RATHBONE23, b. 02 Jun 184523. v. SAMUEL EDGAR RATHBONE23, b. 02 Sep 184723.


24. NORMAN9 RATHBUN (JOHN8 RATHBONE, ROGER7, SAMUEL6, THOMAS5, JOHN4, THOMAS (JR.)3, THOMAS2, WILLIAM1)24 was born 12 Jul 1805 in Berlin, Rensselaer, NY, and died 15 May 1897 in Berlin, Rensselaer, NY. He married EMELIA D. BABCOCK. She was born 12 Sep 1811, and died 13 Feb 1882 in Berlin, Rensselaer, NY.

More About NORMAN RATHBUN: Date born 2: 1806, New York24 Residence: 1860, Stephentown, Rensselaer, New York24

Child of NORMAN RATHBUN and EMELIA BABCOCK is: 27. i. NORMAN ORLANDO10 RATHBUN, b. 07 Jun 1841, Stephentown, NY; d. 12 Nov 1923, Stephentown, NY.


25. PHEBE9 RATHBUN (JOHN8 RATHBONE, ROGER7, SAMUEL6, THOMAS5, JOHN4, THOMAS (JR.)3, THOMAS2, WILLIAM1) was born 1812 in Berlin, Rensselaer, NY, and died 25 May 1903 in Berlin, Rensselaer, NY. She married CHARLES SAUNDERS. He was born 1814.

Notes for CHARLES SAUNDERS: 1850 Berlin:

Charles Saunders 56 Philey 58 Charles M. 29 Elizabeth Rathbone 86 infirm

Child of PHEBE RATHBUN and CHARLES SAUNDERS is: i. CHARLES M.10 SAUNDERS, b. 1841, Berlin, Rensselaer, NY.


Generation No. 7

26. HENRY REED10 RATHBONE (JARED LEWIS9, SAMUEL8, JOSHUA D.7, JONATHAN6, JOHN (JR.)5, JOHN4, THOMAS (JR.)3, THOMAS2, WILLIAM1)25 was born 01 Jul 1837 in Albany, Albany, NY, and died 14 Aug 1911 in Hildesheim, Germany. He married CLARA HARRIS 11 Jul 1867 in Albany, Albany, New York26, daughter of IRA HARRIS and PAULINE NOYES. She was born 1834 in Albany, Albany, NY, and died 23 Dec 1883 in Hildesheim, Germany.

More About HENRY REED RATHBONE: Date born 2: 01 Jul 1837, Albany, Albany, New York, USA27 Died 2: 1911, Hildesheim, Germany27 Burial: Hanover, Germany. Cemetery was demolished in 1952 and Clara and Henry's remains were destroyed, when it was determined that there had been little interest or activity from family members.

Notes for CLARA HARRIS: Clara's brother William Harris gave this press interview 1883 after his sister's

murder:

"In 1857, when I was working hard as a lawyer in this city [Albany] and had a good practice, Henry Rathbone, who had just graduated at Union College, came to me adn asked if I would take him as a law student. He was rich, worth about $200,000, but he desired to work and wanted a profession. I gave him a seat by my side and he worked hard at law books for a year, and then in 1859 he went to Europe and traveled about the Continent until the War of the Rebellion began. That brought him back to this country. I obtianed hima commission in the Regular Army.

"My belief is that Colonel Rathbone was...insane when he killed his wife. He was one of the kindest men toward his wife and family that I ever knew. His whole life seemed to be concentrated in his family...His wife loved him devotedly and was a gentle, kind-hearted Christian woman...he was in easy circumstances. He had a large fortune. He must have been made insane by dyspepsia...[just before leaving for Germany with his family in November 1882]he came into my law office...looking very ill. I asked him what was the matter and he then said he was suffering from dyspepsia. He described to me in a vivid way all the horrors of that disease...I have no doubt that he killed his beloved wife when his mind was clouded by the disease."

Friends and relatives theorize that he had brooded too much about his failure

to protect President Lincoln that his mind finally snapped.


More About CLARA HARRIS: Burial: Hanover, Germany

More About HENRY RATHBONE and CLARA HARRIS: Marriage: 11 Jul 1867, Albany, Albany, New York28

Children of HENRY RATHBONE and CLARA HARRIS are: i. CLARA PAULINE11 RATHBONE, b. 1869, Washington, DC. ii. HENRY RIGGS RATHBONE, b. 12 Feb 1870, Washington, DC; d. 15 Jul 1928, Chicago, ILL; m. LAURA RATHBONE29; b. 1880, Wisconsin29.

Notes for HENRY RIGGS RATHBONE: Henry Riggs Rathbone Date of Birth: 12 Feb 1870 Date of Death: 15 Jul 1928 Elected Office(s): Representative, Delegate State: Illinois, Washington, Massachusetts, Wisconsin Country: United States of America Relationship: Grandson of Ira Harris Biography: (grandson of Ira Harris), a Representative from Illinois; born in Washington, D.C., February 12, 1870; was graduated from Phillips Academy, Andover, Mass., in 1887, from Yale University in 1892, and from the law department of the University of Wisconsin at Madison in 1894; was admitted to the bar in 1895 and commenced practice in Chicago, Ill.; delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1916; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-eighth, Sixty-ninth, and Seventieth Congresses and served from March 4, 1923, until his death; chairman, Committee on Expenditures in the Department of Commerce (Sixty-ninth Congress); nominated for reelection in 1928; died at Chicago, Ill., on July 15, 1928; interment in Rosehill Cemetery.


More About HENRY RIGGS RATHBONE: Name 2: Henry R Rathbone29 Date born 2: 1878, Washington, District of Columbia29 Residence: 1920, New Trier, Cook, Illinois29

More About LAURA RATHBONE: Residence: 1920, New Trier, Cook, Illinois29

iii. GERALD RATHBONE30, b. 26 Aug 1871, New York30.

More About GERALD RATHBONE: Date born 2: 1871 Arrival: 21 Aug 1934, New York, New York, New York30 Departure: Le Havre, France30


27. NORMAN ORLANDO10 RATHBUN (NORMAN9, JOHN8 RATHBONE, ROGER7, SAMUEL6, THOMAS5, JOHN4, THOMAS (JR.)3, THOMAS2, WILLIAM1) was born 07 Jun 1841 in Stephentown, NY, and died 12 Nov 1923 in Stephentown, NY. He married DIANE WIGHTMAN, daughter of NATHANIEL WIGHTMAN and HANNAH PERRY. She was born Dec 1846 in Hancock, Berkshire, Mass., and died 1923 in Hancock, Berkshire, Mass..

Notes for NORMAN ORLANDO RATHBUN: 1860 Stephentown:

Norman Rathbun 54 Emily 49 Orlo H. 23 Ann N. 26 Sarah E. 1 Norman O. 19 H. Barber 15 (Henry) Phebe S. 17

1900 Hancock, Mass:

Norman O. Rathbone 58 June 1841; m. 34y Deanna L. 52 Dec. 1847; 4/3

Nearby: Alfred Rathbone July 1874 25 m. 4y; b. NY Blanche M. April 1874; 26; 1/1; b. MA Cloe M. 2; June 1897; MA

1910 Hancock:

Norman O. Rathbone 68; M1; 44 y Diana L. 62; 4/3

More About NORMAN ORLANDO RATHBUN: Name 2: Norman O Rathbone31 Date born 2: 1842, New York31 Residence: 1910, Hancock, Berkshire, Massachusetts31

More About DIANE WIGHTMAN: Name 2: Diana L Rathbone31 Date born 2: 1848, Massachusetts31 Residence: 1910, Hancock, Berkshire, Massachusetts31

Child of NORMAN RATHBUN and DIANE WIGHTMAN is: 28. i. PERRY ORLANDO11 RATHBUN, b. 30 Oct 1877, Hancock, Berkshire, Mass.; d. Mar 1967, Stephentown, Rensselaer, New York, United States of America.


Generation No. 8

28. PERRY ORLANDO11 RATHBUN (NORMAN ORLANDO10, NORMAN9, JOHN8 RATHBONE, ROGER7, SAMUEL6, THOMAS5, JOHN4, THOMAS (JR.)3, THOMAS2, WILLIAM1)32 was born 30 Oct 1877 in Hancock, Berkshire, Mass.32,33, and died Mar 1967 in Stephentown, Rensselaer, New York, United States of America33. He married CLOVIS CARR, daughter of MELVILLE CARR and FRANCES GOODRICH.

More About PERRY ORLANDO RATHBUN: Name 2: Perry Rathbun33 Other-Begin: Rensselaer, Rensselaer34 Residence: Not Stated, Rensselaer, New York34 Social Security Number: 060-42-181535 SSN issued: New York35

Children of PERRY RATHBUN and CLOVIS CARR are: i. FRANCIS LOUISA12 RATHBUN, b. 16 May 1918; d. 06 Mar 1998, Stephentown, NY; m. ARTHUR STAPLES; b. 20 Jan 1912, Stephentown, New York; d. Stephentown, NY. ii. ASHLEY B. RATHBUN. iii. NORMAN RATHBUN. iv. HAZEL D. RATHBUN, b. 11 Dec 1908, Stephentown, NY36; m. RALPH T. BARRETT; b. 05 Sep 1909, Stephentown, NY; d. 05 May 1985, Stephentown, NY.

More About RALPH T. BARRETT: Name 2: Ralph T Barrett37 Name 3: Ralph T Barrott38 Date born 2: 05 Sep 1909, New York39 Date born 3: 1910, New York40 Died 2: 05 May 1985, Pittsfield, Massachusetts41 Residence: 1920, Stephen, Rensselaer, New York42

v. WESLEY RATHBUN. vi. HAROLD P.RATHBUN, b. 03 Aug 1902, Cheshire, Mass.; d. 03 Nov 1954; m. WEALTHY SOUTHARD; d. 09 Oct 1931, Pittsfield. vii. CASPER RATHBUN, b. 1904, Stephentown, NY; d. 1970. viii. FORREST RATHBUN. ix. PERRY RATHBUN.


Endnotes

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Ancestry.com, One World Tree (sm), Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., n.d., Online publication - Ancestry.com. OneWorldTree [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc. 6. Edmund West, comp., Family Data Collection - Individual Records, Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2000, Online publication - Edmund West, comp.. Family Data Collection - Individual Records [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2000. 7. Ancestry.com, One World Tree (sm), Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., n.d., Online publication - Ancestry.com. OneWorldTree [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc. 8. Edmund West, comp., Family Data Collection - Individual Records, Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2000, Online publication - Edmund West, comp.. Family Data Collection - Individual Records [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2000. 9. Ancestry.com, One World Tree (sm), Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., n.d., Online publication - Ancestry.com. OneWorldTree [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc. 10. Edmund West, comp., Family Data Collection - Individual Records, Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2000, Online publication - Edmund West, comp.. Family Data Collection - Individual Records [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2000. 11. Ancestry.com, One World Tree (sm), Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., n.d., Online publication - Ancestry.com. OneWorldTree [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc. 12. Edmund West, comp., Family Data Collection - Individual Records, Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2000, Online publication - Edmund West, comp.. Family Data Collection - Individual Records [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2000. 13. 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Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1920.T625, 2,076 rolls. New Trier, Cook, Illinois, ED , roll , page , image 122. 30. Ancestry.com, New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957, Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2006, Online publication - Ancestry.com. New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2006.Original data - Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at New York, New York, 1820-1897; (National Archives Microfilm Publication M237, 675 rolls); Records of the U.S. Customs Service, Record Group 36; National Archives, Washington, D.C. Passenger and Crew Lists of Vessels Arriving at New York, New York, 1897-1957; (National Archives Microfilm Publication T715, 8892 rolls); Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service; National Archives, Washington, D.C.. 31. 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The Berlin Rathbuns

John Rathbun came to Berlin from Rhode Island in the very early years of 1800. He married Elizabeth Babcock in Berlin where they raised their family. If you are a descendant of John and Elizabeth you will be interested in http://hometown.aol.com/rathcrest/myhomepage/heritage.html the home of the RATHBUN RATHBURN RATHBONE FAMILY HISTORIAN, a truly amazing project. They are currently updating the family history and would appreciate your help. If you are interested in learning about your grandfather “William Rathbone of Ditton” buried in Lancashire, England in 1587, and the immigrant John Rathbun who was one of the first settlers of Block Island, Rhode Island in the 1670’s…..merely request the ancestors of John Rathbun. My request via e-mail was answered within two hours….a 21 page report….again, truly amazing.

The information on the Berlin Rathbuns comes from:

Tom Webber

Descendants of Roger Rathburn and Mary Eldred



Generation No. 1

1. ROGER7 RATHBUN (SAMUEL6, THOMAS5, JOHN4, THOMAS3 RATHBONE, THOMAS2, WILLIAM1) was born 1742 in North Kingston, Washington, Rhode Island1, and died 19 Mar 1833 in North Kingston, Washington, Rhode Island1. He married MARY ELDRED Abt. 1765 in North Kingston, Washington, Rhode Island2, daughter of SETH ELDRED and MARY ELDRED. She was born 1744 in North Kingston, Washington, Rhode Island3, and died 02 Nov 1805 in North Kingston, Washington, Rhode Island3.

Notes for ROGER RATHBUN: - per the Rathbun, Rathbone, Rathburn Family Historian:

He was a member of the militia in 1768. He was a member of the Six Principles Baptist Church in 1771. He served in 1775 and 1776 in Col. Archibald Crary's Rhode Island Regiment under Captain Thomas Cole. He was appointed ensign. He served again under John Carr in Col. Crary's Regiment. He was later under Col. James Varnum. He was captured as his name appeared on a list of prisoners on the Old Jersey Prison Ship in New York Harbor. He re-enlisted April 3, 1782 and served nine months under Captain William Humphrey in Col. Jeremiah Olney's Regiment. He was discharged December 19, 1782 in Saratoga, New York. He was called five feet, ten inches tall, with grey hair and light complexion. He was pensioned in 1818.

About Roger Rathbun: Biography: July 1982, The Rathbun-Rathbone-Rathburn Family Historian Vol. 2 # 3 Page 29 Federal Census 1790: North Kingstown, Washington, Rhode Island Page 44 Federal Census 1800: North Kingstown, Washington, Rhode Island Page 649 Federal Census 1810: North Kingstown, Washington, Rhode Island Page 78 Federal Census 1820: North Kingstown, Washington, Rhode Island Page 91 Pension: April 28, 1818, # S39830 State Census 1774: North Kingstown, Washington, Rhode Island


Children of ROGER RATHBUN and MARY ELDRED are: i. MARY8 RATHBUN, b. 25 Jan 1764, North Kingston, Washington, Rhode Island3; d. 01 Sep 1821, Newport, Newport, Rhode Island3; m. JOB LAWTON, 17853; b. 23 Nov 1764, Dartmouth, Massachusetts3. ii. SAMUEL RATHBUN, b. 1766, North Kingston, Washington, Rhode Island3; d. Jul 1809, Larkin Pond, South Kingston, Rhode Island by drowning3; m. SARAH KNOWLES, 17923; b. Abt. 17703. iii. ABIGAIL RATHBUN, b. 1772, North Kingston, Washington, Rhode Island3; m. ? BROWN3. iv. REBECCA RATHBUN, b. 1774, North Kingston, Washington, Rhode Island3; m. ? TUMBALL3. v. SARAH RATHBUN, b. 17763; m. ? WILCOX3. vi. JAMES RATHBUN, b. 1780, North Kingston, Washington, Rhode Island3; d. 01 Jan 1806, North Kingston, Washington, Rhode Island3. 2. vii. JOHN RATHBUN, b. 04 Jan 1783, North Kingston, Washington, Rhode Island; d. 19 Aug 1859, Berlin Center, Rensselaer, New York. viii. BENEDICT ELDRED RATHBUN, b. 1785, North Kingston, Washington, Rhode Island3; d. 05 Oct 1822, Durham, Washington, Ohio3; m. FRANCES ?; b. Bef. 18103.

Notes for BENEDICT ELDRED RATHBUN: - per the Rathbun, Rathbone, Rathburn Family Historian:

He moved to Belpre, Ohio by 1816 where he died the first victim of a flu epidemic which hit the area that year. He left a sizeable estate. His will was written with the strange stipulation that his wife's share of his estate, if she remarried, should revert to John Lawton Briggs of Newport, Rhode Island. Biography # 1: July 1984, The Rathbun-Rathbone-Rathburn Family Historian Vol. 4 # 3 Page 45 Burial: Glendale Cemetery, Durham, Washington, Ohio Federal Census 1800: Washington County, Rhode Island 646 Federal Census 1810: Bristol, Rhode Island 008 Federal Census 1820: Washington County, Ohio 187A


ix. HENRY RATHBUN, b. 1788, North Kingston, Washington, Rhode Island3; d. Aft. 18083.

Notes for HENRY RATHBUN: - per the Rathbun, Rathbone, Rathburn Family Historian:

He went to sea. He was certified on February 14, 1806 when he was listed in the Register of Seaman's Protection. He was described as light complexion, age 18 and a native of North Kingstown, Rhode Island. Certification: February 14, 1806, Register of Seaman's Protection Book 3 Page 63


Generation No. 2

2. JOHN8 RATHBUN (ROGER7, SAMUEL6, THOMAS5, JOHN4, THOMAS3 RATHBONE, THOMAS2, WILLIAM1) was born 04 Jan 1783 in North Kingston, Washington, Rhode Island4, and died 19 Aug 1859 in Berlin Center, Rensselaer, New York5. He married ELIZABETH BABCOCK 24 Feb 1804 in Berlin, Rensselaer, New York6, daughter of JOHN BABCOCK and SOPHRONA ?. She was born 27 May 1784 in Westerly, Washington, Rhode Island6, and died 30 Jun 1877 in Berlin Center, Rensselaer, New York6.

Notes for JOHN RATHBUN: - per the Rathbun, Rathbone, Rathburn Family Historian:

He served in the War of 1812 as a sergeant in Col. Peter Vosburg's 9th New York Regiment, under Captain James Warren in Lt. Col. Green's Regiment and with Captain Edward Whitford in Col. William Knickerbocker's 45 New York Militia. He was a mason.

About John Rathbun: Biography # 1: July 1984, The Rathbun-Rathbone-Rathburn Family Historian Vol. 4 # 3 Page 45 Burial: Center Berlin Baptist, Rensselaer County, New York Federal Census 1820: Berlin, Rensselaer, New York Page 225 Federal Census 1830: Berlin, Rensselear, New York Page 270 Federal Census 1840: Berlin, Rensselaer, New York Page 262 Federal Census 1850: July 17, 1850, Berlin, Rensselaer, New York Page 209 Military: War of 1812 Service Records Roll-Box 171 Roll-Exct 602 State Census 1855: Berlin, Rensselaer, New York

About Elizabeth Babcock: She was living with her son, Daniel R., in 1860. In 1870 she was living with her daughter, Mrs. Charles Saunders. Burial: Center Berlin Baptist, Rensselaer County, New York Federal Census 1860: June 18, 1860, Berlin, Rensselaer New York Page 76 Federal Census 1870: July 14, 1870, Berlin, Rensselaer, New York Page 11


Children of JOHN RATHBUN and ELIZABETH BABCOCK are: i. NORMAN9 RATHBURN, b. 12 Jul 1805, Berlin, Rensselaer, New York; d. 15 May 1897, Berlin, Rensselaer, New York7; m. EMELIA D. BABCOCK, Abt. 1829, Berlin, Rensselaer, New York; b. 12 Sep 1811, Berlin, Rensselaer, New York; d. 13 Feb 1882, Berlin, Rensselaer, New York.

Notes for NORMAN RATHBURN: - per the Rathbun, Rathbone, Rathburn Family Historian:

He was listed as a farmer in 1860. He was farming with his son, Orlo at this time. Emelia "Emily" D. Babcock was working as a domestic as well as her daughter, Phebe. Biography # 1: January 1990, The Rathbun-Rathbone-Rathburn Family Historian Vol. 10 # 1 Page 14 Burial: Center Berlin Baptist, Rensselaer County, New York Federal Census 1830: Berlin, Rensselaer New York Page 271 Federal Census 1840: Stephentown, Rensselaer,New York Page 247 Federal Census 1850: August 26, 1850, Stephentown, Rensselaer, New York Page 220 Federal Census 1860: July 13, 1860, Stephentown, Rensselaer, New York Page32 Federal Census 1870: August 03, 1870, Stephentown, Rensselear, New York Page 16 Federal Census 1880: June 05, 1880, Stephentown, Rensselaer, New York ED # 177 Page 5


ii. THOMAS RATHBURN, b. 1807, Berlin Center, Rensselaer, New York8. iii. MARIA ELIZABETH RATHBURN, b. 1808, Berlin Center, Rensselaer, New York8; d. 29 Jun 1894, Barry County, Illinois8; m. PHILANDER WILSON GORDON, 1836, Berlin, Rensselaer, New York8; b. 1810, Hancock, Berkshire, Massachusetts8; d. 30 May 1890, Barry County, Illinois8.

Notes for MARIA ELIZABETH RATHBURN: - per the Rathbun, Rathbone, Rathburn Family Historian:

About Philander Wilson Gorton: Genealogy: 1907, The Life and Times of Samuel Gordon by Adelos Gorton Page 283 and 430


iv. JOHN BABCOCK RATHBURN, b. 1810, Berlin, Rensselaer, New York8; d. Aft. 1880, Tuscola County, Michigan8; m. RUTH SMITH, Abt. 18388; b. 1816, New York8; d. Aft. 1880, Tuscola County, Michigan8.

Notes for JOHN BABCOCK RATHBURN: - per the Rathbun, Rathbone, Rathburn Family Historian:

They moved to Bustie, Chautauqua County, New York. By 1860, he lived in Tuscola County, Michigan. They did live in Ohio for a few years. Ruth was called "insane" in 1850 and two of their children were living with relatives in Berlin, New York. In later census records, the family was together again. He was a carpenter-joiner. At the death of his son, Roger, in 1883, John was living in Millington, Michigan. Biography # 1: January 1990, The Rathbun-Rathbone-Rathburn Family Historian Vol. 10 # 1 Page 14 Federal Census 1830: Berlin, Rensselaer, New York Page 270 Federal Census 1840 # 1: Berlin, Rensselaer, New York Page 262 Federal Census 1840 # 2: Busti, Chautauqua, New York Page 69 Federal Census 1850: Busti, Chautauqua, New York Page 23 Federal Census 1860: August 02, 1860, Arbella, Tuscola, Michigan Page 75 Federal Census 1870: June 05, 1870, Arbela, Tuscola, Michigan Page 3 Federal Census 1880: June 10, 1880, Millington, Tuscola, Michigan ED # 410 Page 16


v. PHEBE SOPHRONA RATHBURN, b. 29 Apr 1812, Berlin Center, Rensselaer, New York; d. 24 May 1903, Berlin Center, Rensselaer, New York; m. CHARLES SAUNDERS; b. 1815, Rensselaer County, New York.

Notes for PHEBE SOPHRONA RATHBURN: - per the Rathbun, Rathbone, Rathburn Family Historian:

She was listed as Phebe Rathbone in 1850 living in her parent's home. In 1855, her occupation was listed as machine sewing. She was called a sticher in 1860. Burial: Center Berlin Baptist, Rensselaer County, New York Federal Census 1850: July 17, 1850, Berlin, Rensselaer, New York Page 209 It appears that Phebe and Charles were briefly separated in 1850. Phebe was called Phebe Rathbun living in her parent's home while Charles with the two children were living with her mother.

About Charles Saunders: In 1850 he was living with his two children in the home of Amy Saunders. In 1860 Ruth Rathbun, age 12, was living in their home. He was a farmer most of his life. They were living with their son in 1900. Federal Census 1850: August 12, 1850, Berlin, Rensselaer New York Page 34 Federal Census 1860: June 27, 1860, Berlin, Rensselaer New York Page 51 Federal Census 1870: July 14, 1870, Berlin, Rennselaer, New York Page 11 Federal Census 1880: June 12, 1880, Berlin, Rensselaer, New York ED # 178 Page 25 Federal Census 1900: June 01, 1900, Stephentown, Rensselaer, New York ED # 61 Page 1A



vi. ABIGAIL CATHERINE RATHBURN, b. 31 Jul 1814, Berlin Center, Rensselaer, New York8; d. 04 Feb 1897, North Platte, Nebraska8; m. CALVIN THOMAS SILVERNAIL, 22 Oct 1842, Berlin, Rensselaer, New York8; b. 13 May 1815, Sand Lake, Rensselaer, New York8; d. 22 Oct 1893, Gibbon, Buffalo, Nebraska8.

Notes for ABIGAIL CATHERINE RATHBURN: - per the Rathbun, Rathbone, Rathburn Family Historian:

About Calvin Thomas Silvernail: He was a farmer. Hawley Rathbun, a nephew, was living with them in 1880. Family Group Sheets: December 1997, Submitted by Gerald Faller of Mt. Vernon, Washington Federal Census 1860: July 05, 1860, Goshen, Mahonig, Ohio Page 175 Federal Census 1870: July 22, 1870, Birch Run, Saginaw, Michigan Page 5 Federal Census 1880: June 15, 1880, Gibbons, Buffalo, Nebraska ED # 6 Page 15


vii. ESTHER RATHBURN, b. 10 Nov 1816, Berlin Center, Rensselaer, New York8; d. 15 Dec 1893, Gibbon, Buffalo, Nebraska8; m. PERCY TERRY DAVIS, 06 Feb 1841, Berlin, Rensselaer, New York8; b. 06 Sep 1816, Berlin Center, Rensselaer, New York8; d. 19 Jun 1899, Gibbon, Buffalo, Nebraska8.

Notes for ESTHER RATHBURN: - per the Rathbun, Rathbone, Rathburn Family Historian:

They were farmers. Federal Census 1850: September 05, 1850, Auburn, Geauga, Ohio Page 267 Federal Census 1870: June 22, 1870, Birch Run, Saginaw, Michigan Page 8 Federal Census 1880: June 07, 1880, Gibbon, Buffalo, Nebraska ED # 152 Page 17 Genealogy: January 30, 2000, Email with Genealogy by Carol Thatcher Hall


viii. HENRY RATHBURN, b. 19 Apr 1819, Berlin, Rensselaer, New York9,10,11; d. 13 Oct 1872, Arbela Township, Tuscola County, Michigan12; m. BETSY E. THWING13, 15 Nov 1848, Geauga County, Ohio14; b. 14 Aug 1828, Chardon, Geauga, Ohio15.

Notes for HENRY RATHBURN: - Arbela Land entries: Section 31: Henry Rathburn, September 16, 1851 - 1870 US Federal Census: On June 5th 1870 Henry Rathburn 51, a Farmer born in New York and Betsie 41, born in Ohio lived on a farm valued at $2,000 with personal property of $400 in Arbela Township, Tuscola County, Michigan with their children Lottie 15, Ida 12, Carrie 9, AIda 8, Harry 7 and Lillian 2, all born in Michigan. Page 2. - Cause of Death per Death Records: Henry: Typhoid Fever one month after daughter Lottie Lottie: Typhoid Fever Harry: Congestion of bowels Kate: Hooping Cough

- per the Rathbun, Rathbone, Rathburn Family Historian: Biography # 1: April 1990, The Rathbun-Rathbone-Rathburn Family Historian Vol. 10 # 2 Page 28 Death Certificate: 1872, Michigan State Index Vol. 2 Page 241 Federal Census 1850: September 05, 1850, Auburn, Geauga, Ohio Page 267 Federal Census 1860: August 01, 1860, Arbella, Tuscola, Michigan Page 73


Notes for BETSY E. THWING: - 1880 Federal Census: John Cook 64, a Farmer and his wife Betsy 51, born in Ohio and whose father was born in MA and mother in CT, lived on a farm in Birch Run Township, Saginaw County, Michigan with his children Eugene 17, Oscar M. 11 and Edgar W. 9 and her children Carrie Rathbone 19 and Lillian Rathbone 12. Page 22D.

- per the Rathbun, Rathbone, Rathburn Family Historian: She married second on February 2, 1876 to John Cook. Genealogy: 1883, Thwing by Walter Eliot Thwing Pages 64 and 129 # 229


ix. DANIEL R. RATHBURN, b. 1824, Berlin, Rensselaer, New York16; d. 22 Dec 1861, Berlin, Rensselaer, New York16; m. EMILENE M. BOONE, 04 Jul 1857, Berlin, Rensselaer, New York16; b. 10 Jul 1834, Berlin, Rensselaer, New York16; d. Aft. 1902, Englewood, Illinois16.

Notes for DANIEL R. RATHBURN: - per the Rathbun, Rathbone, Rathburn Family Historian:

He remained in the home of his parents in 1850. Daniel was a portrait painter. Biography # 1: April 1990, The Rathbun-Rathbone-Rathburn Family Historian Vol. 10 # 2 Page 28 Federal Census 1850: July 17, 1850, Stephentown, Rensselaer, New York Page 209 Federal Census 1860: June 18, 1860, Berlin, Rensselaer New York Page 76 State Census 1855: Berlin, New York



Endnotes

1. Rathbun, Rathburn, Rathbone Family Historian. 2. Rathbun, Rathburn, Rathbone Family Historian, Date estimated. 3. Rathbun, Rathburn, Rathbone Family Historian. 4. LDS Pedigree Resource File, Susan Bramble Hopkins, Windsor, Colorado. 5. LDS IGI Individual Record, Member submission. 6. Rathbun, Rathburn, Rathbone Family Historian. 7. Death Record, New York State Death County Index #20813. 8. Rathbun, Rathburn, Rathbone Family Historian. 9. 1870 US Federal Census, Michigan, Tuscola County, Arbela Township, Page 2. Age 51: born 1818 to 1819. 10. Death Record, Tuscola County Clerk transcript, Death Book, page 26, line 54. Calculated 54, 3, 1 gives July 12, 1818. 11. LDS IGI Individual Record, Member submission. Father: John Rathbun, Mother: Elizabeth Babcock. 12. Death Record, Tuscola County Clerk transcript, Death Book, page 26, line 54. 13. LDS IGI Individual Record, LDS member submission Film Number 446274. Parent of Harry Rathburn. 14. LDS IGI Individual Record, Extracted marriage records. Geauga County 1842-1870. Batch No. M514292. Henry Kathbun. 15. LDS IGI Individual Record, LDS member submission. Film Number 458815. 16. Rathbun, Rathburn, Rathbone Family Historian.