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Samuel>Henry>George Rathbun - CT>NY>Harrison IA.
Posted by: Phyllis Date: January 06, 2002 at 13:46:17
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While researching in Harrison Co. IA. I found this family of Rathbuns. It is not my line of Rathbuns, but thought it would be of interest to anyone who might connect. I am copying the bios below.

RATHBUN - George H. RATHBUN, who is engaged in the dairy business and the breeding of Holstein cattle in Boyer Township, was born in Otsego County, N. Y., April 13, 1845, and has remained with his parents to the present time. He was married to Celia WHITE, in Delaware County, N. Y., October 10, 1866. His wife was a native of that county, born June 1, 1844, and remained with her parents until the date of her marriage.

In the autumn of 1860 of subject commenced a three year course at Franklin, Delaware County, N. Y., in the Delaware Literary Institute, but on account of ill-health was compelled to close after two and one-half years.

Mr. RATHBUN, in company with his father, Henry H. RATHBUN, owns one hundred and twenty and twenty acres of land on section 22, Boyer Township, which has come to be a finely improved and valuable tract of land. They also have forty acres of pasture land on section 15, and are doing a good dairy and stock business. Politically Mr. RATHBUN votes with the Democratic party. He belongs to Lodge 259, .A. O.U. W., at Woodbine, and in religious matters favors the Episcopalian Church.

Source: 1891 Harrison County Iowa History, pp.433

RATHBUN - Henry H. RATHBUN came to Harrison County in the fall of 1878, and settled at Woodbine, but in the spring of 1879 moved to a forty-acre farm on section 22, of Boyer township, where he built a frame house, the upright of which was 16x 32 feet, and two stories high, and with two additions 12x14 feet. He was born in Oswego County, N. Y., September 13, 1817, and remained there until 1836, and then emigrated to LaPorte County, Ind., where he remained three years and then returned to the Empire State and remained until he came to Harrison County.

Our subject was married to Miss Morgeanna RATHBUN in Otsego County, N. Y., in 1844. She was born April 13, 1825, and remained at home until the date of her marriage. By this union one child was born—George H., born April 13, 1845.

Mr. RATHBUN is the son of Samuel and Beulah RATHBUN. The father and mother were both natives of Connecticut and reared a family of eight children—four sons and four daughters, our subject being the youngest child. One son and two daughters are living—one daughter in Kansas and one in New York.

Our subject is a member of the Masonic fraternity and politically he votes with the Democratic party.

Source: 1891 Harrison County Iowa History, pp.433-434


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