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Re: RAWSON Families of Harrison Cty Texas
Posted by: Dorothy Mather (ID *****4938) Date: August 17, 2010 at 17:38:25
In Reply to: Re: RAWSON Families of Harrison Cty Texas by Doug Corbin of 65481

Hi Doug,

Thanks for the information on the counties and the great map.

Interesting census entries!! That is definitely Eliza shown in 1880 in Hunt Co. along with some of her children. I am aware of J.T. Rawson, W.H. Rawson and Charles Rawson but wasn't aware of a daughter, Hellen, born in Texas!

You wrote: "Is this Charles in 1870? The wife's name is incorrect if so, and where are the other children living with Eliza in 1880?"

A valid question which has left me scratching my head. This certainly appears to be the right Charles. I recognize son, C.R. Rawson, 23, and daughter, Eliza Ann (Lizzie), age 21. As far as Mary Rawson, age 40, is concerned, maybe she is a cousin from England. It's unfortunate that prior to 1880, the censuses didn't specify relationships. I wonder where Eliza was in 1870! Maybe the family had two farms - Eliza and other sons (there were 6 sons in all) were running one farm and Charles and Charles jr. were running the second one. Maybe Mary was asked to help out running the second farm. Any thoughts on this? If this wasn't the case and Charles and Eliza had split, Eliza, still declared herself a widow in the 1880 census.

What is the significance of $575r $1600p? I am not too familiar with U.S. censuses.

Thank you kindly for your help, Doug. I really appreciate it.


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