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Joseph Robert Rawlins, Sr
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Birth: Oct. 8, 1847
Charles Town
Jefferson County
West Virginia, USA
Death: Mar. 5, 1941
Knox County
Texas, USA

Joseph Robert Rawlins Sr. was the eldest son of Joseph Craft Rawlins and Cathrine Mary Hill.

Note: There are several documented discrepancies in his birth year, other than the 1840 shown on his headstone and military grave marker. Early census records indicate 1847, military history records show 1844, but death certificate and Civil War pension application reflect 1840. His parents didn't marry until 16 Jun 1844, and older sister Mary was born in April, 1845, so most of his family's genealogists believe his birth was in 1847. Family lore is that he altered it to join the military (which might also explain some of the confusion that ensued when he later applied for his pension in Texas).

He served in the Confederate army during the U.S. Civil War - Company 'C', 2nd Virginia Infantry, under Captain Nadenbush (Stonewall Jackson's original division)

He married to Alice "Annie" Barkley on 01 Jan 1884 in Hempstead County, Arkansas. They had eight children: David Franklin, Harry Mitchell, Alice Elvira, Jessie Clifton, Katie, Joseph Robert, Manila and twins Manila and John Dewey.
Family links: 
  Joseph Craft Rawlins (1816 - 1882)
  Catherine Mary Hill Rawlins (1821 - 1903)
  Alice Anna Barkley Rawlins (1866 - 1951)*
  David Franklin Rawlins (1884 - 1967)*
  Harry Mitchell Rawlins (1887 - 1963)*
  Alice Elvira Rawlins Lowrance (1888 - 1974)*
  Jesse Clifton Rawlins (1891 - 1974)*
  Kate Rawlins Peek (1893 - 1968)*
  John Dewey Rawlins (1898 - 1902)*
  A. Manila Rawlins (1898 - 1900)*
  Mary Margaret Rawlins Berry (1845 - 1931)*
  Joseph Robert Rawlins (1847 - 1941)
  Charles Hill Rawlins (1865 - 1946)*
  Clifton Marshall Rawlins (1868 - 1954)*
  Martha Dortch Wood Berry (1880 - 1970)*
*Calculated relationship
Goree Cemetery
Knox County
Texas, USA
Maintained by: ray&jay
Originally Created by: Searchers of our Past
Record added: Aug 24, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 95862539
Joseph Robert Rawlins, Sr
Added by: Searchers of our Past
Joseph Robert Rawlins, Sr
Added by: Searchers of our Past
Joseph Robert Rawlins, Sr
Added by: Searchers of our Past
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- Searchers of our Past
 Added: May. 23, 2015
Mr. Rawlins on behalf of the W.R. Scurry Camp #606 of the sons of Confederate Veterans, would like to thank you for your service to your country.
- Gary Holly
 Added: Jun. 27, 2013

- Searchers of our Past
 Added: Aug. 24, 2012

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