In Which Another Nut Is Found on the Tree

I’m looking at www.ancestry.com tonight, in conjunction with the Bible records of Theophilus and Fanny Holder Rawls.

And here’s a juicy tidbit!

They had 8 children.  One was named Francis Marion Rawls, which apparently was a very popular name after Francis Marion, the Swamp Fox in South Carolina.  (My mother’s side has a Francis Marion Webb, known as Merry, which is quirky in its own right.)

I found the death record for Francis Marion Rawls, in which it is stated that his father’s name was Theophilus *WARNER* Rawls.  You heard it right here first, folks.  I have never seen Theo’s middle name before.

Now, I’m off to find the Warner families…

Tennessee, Deaths and Burials Index, 1874-1955
about F Marion Rawls

Name: F Marion Rawls
Birth Date: 5 Apr 1840
Birth Place: Weakley County, Tennessee
Age: 74
Death Date: 8 Oct 1914
Death Place: Trenton, Gibson, Tennessee
Burial Date: 10 Oct 1914
Cemetery Name: Salem Cemetery
Gender: Male
Race: White
Marital Status: Married
Occupation: Farmer
Father’s Name: Theopholus Warner Rawls
Father’s Birth Place: North Carolina
Mother’s name: Frances Holder
Mother’s Birth Place: North Carolina
FHL Film Number: 1299621
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2 Responses to “In Which Another Nut Is Found on the Tree”

  1. Becky Says:

    74 years of age in this time looks pretty good to me!

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    • ruthrawls Says:

      Becky, most of the Rawls people are in their 80’s and 90’s when they pass! I found some of them that lived in Jackson, Tennessee.

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