RAWSON ANNEX

 

Dolly Fish (Rawson) Whitney Pedigree

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Origin of the surname “Rawson:”

 

 

Generation

 

13 

 

12  (?) Rawson

 

1. Biographical notes:

 

Born 16 April 1615 at Gillingham, Dorsetshire, England; son of Margaret Wilson.  Died .  Named for Sir Edward Rawson.

 

2. Wife: Margaret Wilson

 

Born ; daughter of Reverend John Wilson of England and sister of Reverend John Wilson of Boston, Massachusetts.  Died .

 

3. Children: (order uncertain)

 

a. Daughter: Resided in England.

 

11  Edward Rawson

 

1. Biographical notes:

 

Born 16 April 1615 at Gillingham, Dorsetshire, England; son of Margaret Wilson.  Died .  Named for Sir Edward Rawson.  Immigrated "to America in 1636/37, settling at Newberry, Massachusetts, where he held offices as Town Clerk, Selectman and Deputy for a number of years.  In 1656 he was elected secretary of the colony and was annually re-elected until 1686; he lived in Boston in Rawson's Lane, now called Browfield Street."

 

2. Wife: Rachel Perne

 

Born ; daughter of Thomas and Rachel (?) Perne and great granddaughter of Thomas Hooker, whose wife was a Grindal, Sister of Edmund Grindal, Archbishop of Canterbury in the reign of Queen Elizabeth ("The wife of Thomas Perne is said to have been Rachel Green, daughter of Richard and Mary (Hooker) Greene and sister of surgeon John Green, who came to Rhode Island in 1635).

 

3. Children: (order uncertain)

 

a. Daughter: Did not travel to America; resided in England.

 

b. Edward Rawson, Jr.: Graduated from Harvard University.  Moved to England and died there.

 

c. Rachel Rawson: Married William Aubrey in 1653.

 

d. David Rawson: Born 6 May 1644.  Married (?) and moved to England.

 

e. Mary Perne Rawson: Born 14/16 May 1646.  Married Samuel Lorry.

 

f. Susan Rawson: Died at Roxbury, Massachusetts.

 

g. William Rawson: Born 21 May 1651.  Married Ann Glover on 31 July 1673.

 

h. Rebecca Rawson #1: Born 9 October 1654.  Died young.

 

i. Rebecca Rawson #2: Born 23 May 1656.  Died 1692.  Married Thomas Rumsey on 1 July 1679 and moved to England.

 

j. Elizabeth Rawson: Born 12 November 1657.  Married Thomas Broughton.

 

k. John Rawson: Moved to England.

 

l. Grindal Rawson: See generation 10, below.

 

10  Grindal Rawson

 

1. Biographical notes:

 

Born 23 January 1659.  Died 6 February 1715.  Resided at Menden, Massachusetts.

 

2. Wife: Susanna Wilson

 

Born ; daughter of Reverend John Wilson, Jr. first minister in Boston, Massachusetts and granddaughter of Reverend John Wilson of England.  Died 8 July 1748, age 84.

 

3. Children: (order uncertain)

 

a. Edmund Rawson: See generation 9, below.

 

9   Edmund Rawson

 

1. Biographical notes:

 

Born 1684.  Died .  Oldest child.  Employed as a farmer at Uxbridge, Massachusetts.

 

2. Wife: Elizabeth Howard

 

Born .  Died .

 

3. Children: (order uncertain)

 

a. Son.

 

a. Abner Rawson: See generation 8, below.

 

8   Abner Rawson

 

1. Biographical notes:

 

Born 24 April 1721.  Died .

 

2. Wife: Mary Allen

 

Born .  Died .  Married Abner Rawson on 17 May 1745.

 

3. Children: (order uncertain)

 

a. Son.

 

b. Timothy Rawson: See generation 7, below.

 

c. Rhoda Rawson: Married Aaron Taft and had the following son:

 

(1. Peter Rawson Taft: Married Sylvia Howard and had the following son:

 

(a. Alphonso Taft: Was a Judge.  Married (1st) Fanny Phelps.  Married (2nd) Louise Lorrey and had the following son:

 

(1) William Howard Taft: President of the United States.

 

7   Timothy Rawson

 

1. Biographical notes:

 

Born 2 October 1747.  Died 18 September 1838, age 88; interred Huntingtonville, Jefferson Co., NY (within Watertown Twp, east of Watertown on the south side of Black River) and settled (1st) at Uxbridge, Massachusetts.  Then moved to Newport, New York.  "It was said of him 'that he could manage a cause in a Court of Justice with ability and could preach a good sermon.' "

 

2. Wife #1: Chloe Fish

 

a. Biographical notes:

 

Born 28 September 1748; daughter of Stephen and Mary (?) Fish.  Died .  Married Timothy Rawson on 3 December 1767.

 

b. Children: (order uncertain)

 

a. Dolly Rawson: See generation 6, below.

 

b. Chauncey Rawson: Born 23 October 1770.  Married Sibel Pratt.

 

c. Perly Rawson: Born 9 May 1773.  Married Charles Comwims.

 

d. Lucy Rawson: Born 23 December 1773.  Married Joseph Hall.

 

e. Sally Rawson: Born 6 January 1778.  Married Nathan Bullard.

 

f. Luther Rawson: Born 13 December 1780.  Married Roby Parker.

 

g. Calvin Rawson: Born 4 June 1785.  Married Mercy Sherman.

 

h. Perlina Rawson: Born 20 March 1787.  Married John Beattey.

 

2. Wife #2: (?)

 

a. Biographical notes: An English woman.  Moved to Canada with Timothy Rawson.

 

6   Dolly Fish Rawson:

 

Born 10 March 1768.  Died 1802.  Married Mason Whitney, generation 6 of the Whitney Annex on .

 

 

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