Rather Family Genealogy Forum
Hi James! It is great to meet a "cousin". James Bearness Rather is my great great great grandfather also, by his daughter Catherine Rather. Catherine married William Wesley Ellison (he was also married to Emily Rather - Catherine's sister). Their son John Frank Ellison married Mattie Covington Dixon and their daughter Carmen Lee Ellison Gunn is my grandmother. Here is a link that I was sent that gives more information on James Berness Rather's family.
I would love to find out more about the book you have. Could you tell me who wrote the book? If you would like you can e-mail me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks.