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Moses Hambleton Rawlings
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Birth: Apr. 26, 1838
Lancaster
Garrard County
Kentucky, USA
Death: Apr. 9, 1925
North Salem
Hendricks County
Indiana, USA

Moses Hambleton Rawlings was born 4-26-1838 in Lancaster, Garrard Co. KY, the son of William Duvall Rawlings and Sarah Mariah (nee Smith) Rawlings.

He married Martha Jane Leach 11-4-1858 in Hendricks Co. IN. They were the parents of six children:

1. Grace Belle Rawlings, wife of Henry Leach
2. Amanda Jane Rawlings
3. Elbert Hamilton Rawlings
4. James Loten Rawlings, husband of Alice Hoerner
5. Letitia Pearl Rawlings, wife of Otha Weddle
6. William Duvall Rawlings, husband of Susan Lillie Houck

Following Martha's death, Moses married Mrs. Lora E. (nee McCormack) Heady 1-00-1912 in Jamestown, Boone Co. IN. Moses died 4-9-1925 North Salem, Hendricks Co. IN

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The History of Hendricks County (Chicago: Interstate Publishing, 1885)--Union Township, page 730:

Moses H. Rawlings, a prominent farmer of Union Township, was born April 26, 1838, in Garrard County, Ky., a son of William D. and Sarah M. Rawlings, the former a native of Maryland, and the latter of New Jersey, now deceased. His parents came to this county among the early settlers and entered a quarter-section of land. Of eight children born to them five are living--William H., Susan, Martha A., Mary and Moses H. The latter was eight years of age when his parents moved to Hendricks County and there he was reared to manhood. Nov. 4, 1858, he was married to Martha J. Leach, of this county, a daughter of Meredith Leach (deceased). To them have been born seven children of whom five are living--William D., James L., Grace B., Letie and Elbert H. Mr. Rawlings is the owner of 330 acres of land. He is a member of the Odd Fellows order, and in politics he is a Republican. He is identified with the Methodist Episcopal church.

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The Republican for April 16, 1925:

Moses H. Rawlings, one of the well known men of the county, died Thursday at the home of his son, William D. Rawlings, April 9, in his 87th year. The funeral was Sunday at the Mont Clair church with burial at North Salem. A sketch of his life will appear in the next issue.

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The Republican for April 23, 1925:

Moses Hambleton Rawlings, son of William D. and Sarah Smith Rawlings, was born near Lancaster, Ky., April 26, 1838. He was the fifth child of a family of nine children. When he was eight years of age, his parents moved to Hendricks county, Ind. and settled in the thick woods on the farm northwest of Danville, now owned by Miss Sarah Higgins. There the father, mother and children spent the first winter in one room. The family later moved to the farm east of North Salem, now owned by Frank West and there Moses grew to manhood. He received his education in the public school near his home. In 1856, the family moved to Kansas, making the trip in a wagon, but after a six months' sojourn in that state they returned to Indiana.

Early in life, Moses confessed his faith in Christ and united with the M. E. church at Lizton, where his membership remained during his life time. He spent much time reading the Bible and was able to quote many passages from memory.

On Nov. 4, 1858, he was united in marriage to Martha Jane Leach, and to this union were born seven children, a son dying in infancy, Amanda Jane, who died at the age of three years, Wm. D., of near Pittsboro, James L., of near Mont Clair, and Mrs. Grace Leach, of near Jamestown, who survive, Elbert H., who passed away in 1905, and Mrs. Pearl Weddle, who died in 1915. During his married life he lived on his farm one-half mile west of Mont Clair. On February 1, 1907, his wife passed away and in January 1912, he was married to Mrs. Lora E. Heady of Jamestown. After this marriage, he resided in Jamestown until November 1918, when death having claimed his wife, he returned to make his home with his children.

He was a member of the Masonic order until within the last few years. Being very fond of travel, he has taken many trips to western states.

He always had a very strong constitution but his health has been failing for some time. He took his bed March 27, at the home of his son, Wm. D. Rawlings, and passed away at 10:30 a. m., Thursday, April 9, 1925, aged 86 years, 11 months and 14 days. Besides the three children, he leaves fifteen grandchildren, three sisters, Mrs. Susan A. Noland of Maywood, Neb., Mrs. Mary Brooks of York, Neb., and Mrs. Martha Ann Sale, of Kokomo, also a large number of other relatives and friends to mourn their loss. Funeral services were conducted at the Mont Clair church, Sunday at 2:00 p. m., in charge of Rev. Geo. Francis of Indianapolis with interment at North Salem cemetery.
 
 
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 Parents:
  William Duvall Rawlings (1808 - 1892)
  Sarah M. Smith Rawlings (1807 - 1876)
 
 Spouses:
  Lora H. Heady (1858 - 1918)
  Martha Jane Leach Rawlings (1838 - 1907)*
 
 Children:
  William Duvall Rawlings (1864 - 1932)*
  James Loten Rawlings (1867 - 1947)*
  Grace Belle Rawlings Leach (1873 - 1960)*
  Elbert H. Rawlings (1877 - 1905)*
  Letitia Pearl Rawlings Weddle (1880 - 1915)*
 
 Siblings:
  Nehemiah Wade Rawlings (1834 - 1879)*
  Moses Hambleton Rawlings (1838 - 1925)
  Charles R. Rawlings (1842 - 1861)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Note: Same stone as Martha and Elbert Rawlings.
 
Burial:
Fairview Cemetery
North Salem
Hendricks County
Indiana, USA
 
Created by: Marc Doty
Record added: Mar 26, 2009
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Moses Hambleton Rawlings
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