Descendants of John Raulerson

 

Generation No. 1


1.JOHN1 RAULERSON1 was born in Kent County, Maryland.He married AVIS.
     
Child of JOHN RAULERSON and AVIS is:

2.

i.

 

BENJAMIN2 RAULERSON, SR., b. October 12, 1727, Kent County, Maryland; d. Aft. 1791, South Carolina.

Generation No. 2


2.BENJAMIN2 RAULERSON, SR. (JOHN1)2 was born October 12, 1727 in Kent County, Maryland, and died Aft. 1791 in South Carolina.He married UNKNOWN.
     
Children of BENJAMIN RAULERSON and UNKNOWN are:

3.

i.

 

GEORGE3 RAULERSON, b. South Carolina.

 

ii.

 

PATRICIA RAULERSON, m. GIDEON GRIFFIS.

 

iii.

 

RICHARD RAULERSON.

 

iv.

 

BENJAMIN RAULERSON, JR., b. Abt. 1745; d. May 1810, Richland County, South Carolina3.

4.

v.

 

R.S. JOHN RAULERSON, b. Abt. 1749, Richland County, South Carolina; d. Abt. 1816, Glynn County, Georgia.

5.

vi.

 

WILLIAM RAULERSON, b. Abt. 1759, North Carolina; d. October 1836, Autauga County, Alabama.

 

vii.

 

JAMES RAULERSON, b. Abt. 1762; d. Abt. 1850, Richland County, South Carolina3.

 

Generation No. 3


3.GEORGE3 RAULERSON (BENJAMIN2, JOHN1)4 was born in South Carolina.He married MARY MORGAN.G
     
Children of GEORGE RAULERSON and MARY MORGAN are:

 

i.

 

JOEL WOODWARD4 RAULERSON, b. March 23, 1822, Eastover, South Carolina; m. JANE CYNTHIA.

 

ii.

 

SPRINGS MOORE, b. January 05, 1841, Yorkville, South Carolina.


4.R.S. JOHN3 RAULERSON (BENJAMIN2, JOHN1) was born Abt. 1749 in Richland County, South Carolina, and died Abt. 1816 in Glynn County, Georgia5.He married UNKNOWN.
Notes for R.S. JOHN RAULERSON:
John Raulersons parentage is unknown, but he had five brothers who formed a large family connection. He had a known brother, James (born about 1762) and a sister, Patricia, the known wife of Gideon Griffis (RS).
John Raulerson (Rawlinson, Rollison, etc.) believed to be the subject, was granted 100 acres of land from the King in March of 1771. This land is in the fork of the Wateree and Congaree Rivers in old Craven County, now Richland County, South Carolina.
John moved to Effingham County, Georgia, in the late 1780's. On June 13, 1789, he was granted 200 acres in Effingham County, Georgia. His brother, James, moved with him, but after a two year stay, returned to Richland County, South Carolina. John later had two more grants of land in Effingham County, totaling 300 acres. The last grant to him there was on January 31, 1798.
By January 2, 1801, John Raulerson had moved to the western part of the Glynn County, (now Wayne County) when he sold his land in Effingham as a resident of Glynn. He apparently lived the rest of his life in this area, but his date of death is unknown. His wife's name is unknown, but they were apparently still living in 1814 when Captain William Cone made an affidavit to obtain the right to vote for William Rawlinson. This document, recorded in Wayne County states that William Cone had known the mother of William, Noel, and Fanny Rawlinson since she had nursed William and that she was a fair, white skinned woman and that he also knew John Rawlinson and that he was said to be their father.
Obviously, the Raulerson family had some Indian ancestors as they were spies during the Indian War.
John Rawlinson was a Revolutionary War Soldier. He served in the South Carolina Malitia, Richland District, as did Benjamin, Richard, William and George. These men are believed to have been brothers of John. In addition, Gilbert and David Rawlinson served in the Continental Line from South Carolina.
Granted Land: 1771, Richland County, South Carolina, 100 acres.
Ref: Pioneers of Wiregrass Georgia, Volume 9, pages 357 and 358.
     
Children of JOHN RAULERSON and UNKNOWN are:

6.

i.

 

JACOB4 RAULERSON, b. September 26, 1778, South Carolina; d. November 22, 1857, Wayne County, Georgia.

7.

ii.

 

WILLIAM RAULERSON, b. Abt. 1780, South Carolina; d. Abt. 1858, Baker County, Florida.

8.

iii.

 

NOEL RAULERSON, b. Abt. 1793, South Carolina; d. Abt. 1830, Wayne County, Georgia.

9.

iv.

 

NIMROD RAULERSON, b. Abt. 1795, South Carolina; d. Abt. 1865, Baker County, Florida.

10.

v.

 

FANNY RAULERSON, b. Abt. 1796, South Carolina.


5.WILLIAM3 RAULERSON (BENJAMIN2, JOHN1) was born Abt. 1759 in North Carolina, and died October 1836 in Autauga County, Alabama.He married UNKNOWN.
     
Child of WILLIAM RAULERSON and UNKNOWN is:

 

i.

 

NATHANIEL4 RAULERSON, b. Abt. 1787, Richland County, South Carolina; d. Abt. 1859, Nacodoches County, Texas.

Descendants of John Raulerson

 

Generation No. 4


6.JACOB4 RAULERSON (JOHN3, BENJAMIN2, JOHN1) was born September 26, 1778 in South Carolina, and died November 22, 1857 in Wayne County, Georgia.He married (1) MARY BAGGS6.She was born April 18, 1782 in Georgia, and died June 07, 1828 in Wayne County, Georgia.He married (2) MARY ANN DENNISON PURDOM7.She was born Abt. 1780 in Georgia, and died January 15, 1873.He married (3) CATHERINE COURTNEY KEIGHTLEY September 08, 1828 in Wayne County, Georgia, daughter of PETER KEIGHTLEY.
Notes for JACOB RAULERSON:
Information provided by Kelly Roberson has Jacob Raulerson's death as being October 22, 1857.
Jacob Raulerson came to Georgia as a young man. Nothing about his parentage is know at this time. Jacob moved to Appling County in 1819 and settled in the 4th Land District in what is now known as Wayne County. This was on the Little Satilla River. He later sold out and settled on the same river in the 3rd Land District of Wayne County, now Brantly County, near the present town of Hortense.
Jacob served in the Militia during the War of 1812, as a Lieutenant in the Wayne County Militia in 1813, and as a mounted spy in the winter of 1814-1815 in Wayne County. He was named by the Legislature in 1822 as one of the commisioners of the courthouse and jail in Appling County.
When he died he owned five slaves and operated a country store in addition to his plantation operations.
The US Census of Wayne County, Georgia lists a John Parrott age 73 from SC and Edna Parrott age 50 from SC living in the household. Martha Harris, female age 11 from Georgia was living with the Raulerson's as well. The relationship is unknown at the time.
The will of Jacob Raulerson was dated April 22, 1857, and was probated November 2, 1857. It named his sons, Russell and James F. Raulerson, son-in-law, Samuel M. Pearson as executors. It directed that his slaves, all his other personal property, and a lot in Cherokee County and land lots 67 and 247 in the 3rd district of Wayne County, be sold and the proceeds equally divided between, Ichabod, James F., Russell, David and Wade H. Raulerson, Samuel M. Pearson, Hillery Cason and Abraham N. Knight. The other children were allowed nominal legacies of $10.00 each. His wife, Mary was provided for in the will. The estate inventory showed a total of $3235.83 in notes and accounts and "perishables", and $8223.74 in slaves, lands, etc.
Census References: 1820, Appling; 1830, 1840, 1850, Wayne.
Jacob Raulerson was named by the legislature, November 15, 1822, as one of the Commissioners of the court house and jail in Appling County.
Ref: Pioneers of Wiregrass Georgia, Volume 2, page 316.
Notes for MARY ANN DENNISON PURDOM:
Purdom Cemetery has almost been completely destroyed. Uncle Carroll took Mrs. E. A. Todd to this small plot of woods on Thursday June 4, 1998. They left his home and turned right onto highway 32 to the Satilla Baptist Church Road. They turned right on the dirt road, stayed on the dirt road until we just passed the Satilla Baptist Church. We then turned left going onto the old Roy Harper Home place. Charlotte lives and operates a beauty shop at the end of this road. We asked permission before continuing. We continued past her home on the right and followed the lane past her field to the end of the field and turned right on the dirt road, looking right, you will find the remains of this cemetery are located in a patch of woods with one marker. There is a new dirt road going around this patch of woods. The marker has the following names on it: Thomas Purdom, Sr. dob 1790, dod 1845; Marion Dennison Purdom, no date of birth, dod 1879; Thomas Purdom, Jr., dob 1823 dod 1894; Elizabeth Strickland Purdom, dob 1828, dod 1879; Samuel Purdom, dob 1847, dod 1847; James Thomas Purdom, dob 1849, dod, 1862; Colquit Purdom, dob 1859, dod, 1864. This marker has been pushed over and off of it's base. The woods have completely taken over this small plot.
More About MARY ANN DENNISON PURDOM:
Burial: Purdom Cemetery
     
Children of JACOB RAULERSON and MARY BAGGS are:

 

i.

 

UNKNOWN5 RAULERSON8.

 

ii.

 

UNKNOWN RAULERSON8.

 

iii.

 

UNKNOWN RAULERSON8.

11.

iv.

 

NICHABOD RAULERSON, SR., b. July 20, 1799, Bryan County, Georgia; d. January 1875, Columbia County, Florida.

12.

v.

 

ELIZABETH RAULERSON, b. November 25, 1801, Waycross, Brantley Pierce County, Georgia.

13.

vi.

 

HEROD RAULERSON, b. December 27, 1803, Bryan County, Georgia; d. Abt. 1865, Columbia County, Florida.

 

vii.

 

ELENDER RAULERSON, b. August 15, 1806; m. MILLINGTON SMITH9, March 31, 1830, Wayne County, Georgia.

 

 

Notes for ELENDER RAULERSON:
Died before her father.
Ref: The Knabb, Brown, Raulerson Familiespage 80.
Baker County Historical Society, Inc.
Macclenny, Florida.

 

14.

viii.

 

SYDNAH RAULERSON, b. March 29, 1810, Waycross, Pierce County, Georgia; d. October 09, 1893, Wayne County, Georgia.

 

ix.

 

LENORA RAULERSON9, b. January 22, 1813; m. DANIEL WALKER10,11.

 

 

Notes for LENORA RAULERSON:
Family information provided by Kelly Roberson show a different birth date 1811 and different name of spouse: Daniel Wilkinson.

 

15.

x.

 

RUSSELL RAULERSON, b. October 18, 1815, Waycross, Brantley-Pierce County, Georgia; d. March 11, 1899, Wayne County, Georgia.

16.

xi.

 

HENRIETTA RAULERSON, b. March 12, 1818, Waycross, Pierce County, Georgia; d. June 08, 1918, Wayne County, Georgia.

 

xii.

 

CATHERINE RAULERSON11, b. Abt. 1820; m. GEORGE W. S. WALDRON11.

 

 

Notes for CATHERINE RAULERSON:
Moved to Columbia County, Florida in 1860.

 

17.

xiii.

 

JAMES FORT RAULERSON, b. June 21, 1821, Wayne County, Georgia; d. March 22, 1900, St. Johns County, Bunnell, Florida.

18.

xiv.

 

DAVID MAY RAULERSON, b. May 05, 1823, Wayne County, Georgia; d. May 11, 1908, Brantley County, Florida.

 

xv.

 

NANCY RAULERSON11, b. December 24, 1826; m. (1) COURTNEY STEWART12; m. (2) CHRISTOPHER T. CHANCEY, January 21, 1846, Wayne County, Georgia13; b. March 31, 183014.

 

 

Notes for CHRISTOPHER T. CHANCEY:
The 1850 Census of Hamilton County, Florida shows:
Russell Raulerson, guardian of Joseph M. Chancey, minor son of Christopher T. Chancey, Jr.
(R.E.L. Chancey, a former Mayor of Tampa, Florida, was a grandson of Nancy and Christopher.)
Ref:The Knabb, Brown, Raulerson, Families, page 128.
Baker County Historical Society, Inc.
Macclenny, Florida. .

     
Children of JACOB RAULERSON and CATHERINE KEIGHTLEY are:

 

xvi.

 

HARRIETT5 RAULERSON15, b. May 02, 1831, Wayne County, Georgia; d. June 08, 1918, Hortense, Brantley County, Georgia.

 

xvii.

 

ISABELLE RAULERSON16, b. Abt. 1833; m. HILLERY HOUSTON CASON, November 25, 1851; b. Abt. 1829.

 

xviii.

 

MARY RAULERSON16, b. Abt. 1835; m. ALEX G. MIDDLETON.

19.

xix.

 

WADE HAMPTON RAULERSON, b. May 30, 1838, Wayne County, Georgia; d. August 26, 1906, Ft. Pierce, St. Lucie County, Florida.


7.WILLIAM4 RAULERSON (JOHN3, BENJAMIN2, JOHN1) was born Abt. 1780 in South Carolina, and died Abt. 1858 in Baker County, Florida.He married ELIZABETH MOORE17, daughter of CALEB MOORE and UNITY BRALEY.She was born Abt. 1793.
     
Children of WILLIAM RAULERSON and ELIZABETH MOORE are:

20.

i.

 

NOEL5 RAULERSON, b. Abt. 1799, Georgia; d. Abt. 1840, Wayne County, Georgia.

 

ii.

 

HEAL RAULERSON, b. Abt. 1802.

 

iii.

 

WILLIAM RAULERSON, b. Abt. 1804.

 

iv.

 

EMILY RAULERSON, b. Abt. 1817; d. November 05, 1907; m. STEVEN HULL, SR., June 13, 183117.

21.

v.

 

WESTBERRY RAULERSON, b. April 23, 1818, Ware County, Georgia; d. February 13, 1887, Johnsville, Baker County, Florida.

22.

vi.

 

FRANCES RAULERSON, b. Abt. 1820, Georgia.

 

vii.

 

JACOB RAULERSON, b. Abt. 1824; m. DORA ANN.

 

viii.

 

ISABELLE RAULERSON, b. January 07, 1827; d. November 09, 1882; m. JESSE JOHNSON.

 

ix.

 

ELIZABETH RAULERSON, b. Abt. 1835.


8.NOEL4 RAULERSON (JOHN3, BENJAMIN2, JOHN1)18 was born Abt. 1793 in South Carolina, and died Abt. 1830 in Wayne County, Georgia.He married ELEANOR BAGGS WEST BRENNEN18 August 03, 1815 in Camden County, Georgia19, daughter of JOSEPH BAGGS and HANNAH.She died June 27, 1866 in Plant City, Florida20.
More About ELEANOR BAGGS WEST BRENNEN:
Burial: Shiloh Cemetery, Plant City, Florida
     
Children of NOEL RAULERSON and ELEANOR BRENNEN are:

 

i.

 

AMARINTHA5 RAULERSON21, b. Abt. 1818; m. WILLIAM WIGGINS22.

 

 

More About AMARINTHA RAULERSON:
Baptism: June 26, 1840, Prospect Primitive Baptist Church, Jasper, Columbia County, Florida23

 

23.

ii.

 

JOHN BAGGS RAULERSON, b. May 15, 1820, Wayne County, Georgia; d. April 25, 1901, Lakeland, Florida.

24.

iii.

 

NOEL RABUN RAULERSON, SR., b. Abt. 1820.


9.NIMROD4 RAULERSON (JOHN3, BENJAMIN2, JOHN1)24 was born Abt. 1795 in South Carolina, and died Abt. 1865 in Baker County, Florida25.He married (1) NANCY ROBERSON26, daughter of JAMES ROBERSON and EASTER O'STEEN.She was born September 08, 182227, and died Aft. December 1892 in Florida27.He married (2) SARAH DUKES28 April 22, 1820 in Wayne County, Georgia.She died April 01, 1839 in Baker County, Florida.
Notes for NIMROD RAULERSON:
While in Wayne County, Georgia, Nimrod Raulerson served in the 74th Battalion in the 33rd Militia District in 1813. Also in 1814, and 1815 he served as a mounted spy in the Wayne County Militia under Capt. Richard Walker at Fort Wayne whose purpose was to defend the frontier against Indian attack. He was a 1st Lieutenant from March 23, 1834 to October 3, 1836 and he was living in the 451st Militia District of Wayne County at the time.
Nimrod also served in the Seminole Indian War in Florida being mustered in at Deep Creek, Jacksonville, Florida on July 19, 1837 and mustered out on December 19, 1837.
In 1840, Nimrod Raulerson was back in Wayne County, Georgia but by 1850 he was back in Baker County, (then Columbia County) Florida. Nimrod died in Baker County in 1865, and was buried in Crew's Cemetery, located at the edge of the Okefenokee Swamp, one mile northeast of Baxter in Baker County. His grave is unmarked.
Ref: Pioneers of Wiregrass Georgia, Volume 9, pages 362 and 363.
More About NIMROD RAULERSON:
Burial: Crew's Cemetery, Baker County, Florida.
Notes for SARAH DUKES:
Sarah was killed by Indians on the evening of April 1, 1839 near Fort Moniac in present day Baker County, Florida. Her place of burial is unknown.
Ref: Pioneers of Wiregrass Georgia, Volume 9, page 362.
     
Children of NIMROD RAULERSON and NANCY ROBERSON are:

 

i.

 

DAVID5 RAULERSON28.

25.

ii.

 

JOSEPH PETER RAULERSON, b. May 05, 1848, Baker County, Florida; d. December 12, 1934, Baker County, Florida.

 

iii.

 

MARTHA RAULERSON28, b. Abt. 1849.

 

iv.

 

LUTHER RAULERSON28, b. May 25, 1855.

     
Children of NIMROD RAULERSON and SARAH DUKES are:

26.

v.

 

ELIAS5 RAULERSON, b. Abt. 1821.

 

vi.

 

JOHN RAULERSON28, b. Abt. 1828; m. ESTHER HOWELL28.

 

vii.

 

JACOB RAULERSON28, b. Abt. 1829; d. June 06, 1886, Columbia County, Florida29; m. MARY30; b. Abt. 1847; d. May 17, 1887, Columbia County, Florida31..

 

viii.

 

HARRIET RAULERSON32, b. Abt. 1831; m. SAMUEL CREWS32, October 30, 1851.

 

ix.

 

MICHAEL RAULERSON32, b. Abt. 1833.

27.

x.

 

MATTHEW RAULERSON, b. October 15, 1838.

10.FANNY4 RAULERSON (JOHN3, BENJAMIN2, JOHN1) was born Abt. 1796 in South Carolina.
     
Child of FANNY RAULERSON is:

28.

i.

 

PELESTER5 RAULERSON, b. September 02, 1818, Wayne County, Georgia; d. April 12, 1907.

Descendants of John Raulerson

 

Generation No. 5


11.NICHABOD5 RAULERSON, SR. (JACOB4, JOHN3, BENJAMIN2, JOHN1) was born July 20, 1799 in Bryan County, Georgia, and died January 1875 in Columbia County, Florida33.He married (1) LUCRETIA HARRIS.She was born Abt. 1810 in Georgia34.He married (2) MARGARET MOTTE.She was born Abt. 1815 in South Carolina35.He married (3) ELLEN MATILDA BRANNEN.She was born Abt. 1830, and died August 01, 1914 in Baker County, Florida.
Notes for NICHABOD RAULERSON, SR.:
Family information provided by Kelly Roberson shows a birth date of 1816.
Kelly also shows different names for Lucretia (Towler) and Ellen (Brill)
Will Book 1, pages 71 thru 76, Columbia County, Florida.
1840, 1850, 1860, 1870 Cunsus Columbia County, Florida.
George M. Cline and Hardy Raulerson were Administrators.
Ref: The Knabb, Brown, Raulerson Families, page 80.
The Knabb, Brown, Raulerson Families of Baker County Florida shows Nicebod as having 3 wifes - POW Volume 5 shows 4.
The differences I have found are in the names of the father's of the listed children.
Nichabod Raulerson was born in Bryan County, Georgia. He was the oldest son of Jacob Raulerson. He grew up in Wayne County. He was married four times and had a total of twenty three children. Due to the loss of Columbia County, Florida records, and the absence of any family records the list of children has had to be compled from recollections of aged living grandchildren in very recent years, and there is some uncertanity as to which children were born by the respective wives. The Hon. Albert DeVane, of Lake Placid, Florida noted South Floridan historian and genealogical authority, has in recent years driven all over The Florida peninsula interviewing decendants, trying to get the correct information as to the wives and children, to which as been added such limited data as the various censuses afforded. Mr. DeVane says that three children were born by the first wife who was Mrs. Eleanor Brannen, widow of John Milledge Brannen; and after her death about 1822, Nicebod Raulerson married Lucretia Harris, (or Franklin) by whom thirteen children were born. The third wife was Margaret A. Motte, born 1815 in South Carolina, by her three children were born. The fourth wife was Mrs. Ellen Brannen Brill, born 1830 in Florida, widow of Frederick Alexander Brill. By her four children were born.
Ref: Pioneers of Wiregrass Georgia, Volume 5, page 355.
Volume 9 of POW shows Nicebod Raulerson as being the father of Amarintha, Volume 5 Has Amarintha's father as John Baggs Raulerson.
More About ELLEN MATILDA BRANNEN:
Burial: Cedar Creek Cemetery, Baker County, Florida
     
Children of NICHABOD RAULERSON and LUCRETIA HARRIS are:

 

i.

 

SARAH6 RAULERSON36, b. Abt. 1850; m. UNKNOWN JAMES.

29.

ii.

 

JACOB RAULERSON, b. February 11, 1822, Wayne, Lowndes County, Georgia.

30.

iii.

 

CANDACY RAULERSON, b. December 07, 1824, Georgia.

 

iv.

 

JACKSON RAULERSON37, b. Abt. 1826, Georgia; d. July 1863.

 

 

Notes for JACKSON RAULERSON:
Jackson Raulerson was killed in The Battle Of Gettysburg during the Civil War. He enlisted in August 1861, C.S.A. Roll Co., "K", Columbia and Swannee Guards, 3rd Florida Infranty.
Ref: The Knabb, Brown, Raulerson Families of Baker County Florida, page 82.
Baker County Historical Society, Inc.
Macclenny, Florida 32063

 

31.

v.

 

WILLIAM RAULERSON, b. Abt. 1828, Georgia.

32.

vi.

 

ARCADIA RAULERSON, b. Abt. 1830, Georgia.

33.

vii.

 

HARDY B. RAULERSON, b. March 21, 1832, Valdosta, Lowndes, Georgia; d. November 21, 1884.

 

viii.

 

THORPE RAULERSON, b. Abt. 1834.

 

ix.

 

AARON RAULERSON, b. Abt. 1836.

 

x.

 

MOSES RAULERSON, b. Abt. 1838.

 

xi.

 

CAROLINE RAULERSON, b. Abt. 1840; m. JOHN B. ROBINSON.

 

xii.

 

AMERICA RAULERSON, b. Abt. 1842; m. JAMES C. MONROE.

 

xiii.

 

PAULINE RAULERSON, b. Abt. 1844; m. ISSAC WILLIAMS.

 

xiv.

 

HARRIS RAULERSON, b. Abt. 1846; m. FRANCES WILLIAMS.

 

xv.

 

ALEXANDER RAULERSON, b. Abt. 1847.

     
Children of NICHABOD RAULERSON and ELLEN BRANNEN are:

34.

xvi.

 

AMANDA LOUISE6 RAULERSON, b. August 05, 1864, Florida; d. April 21, 1956; Stepchild.

35.

xvii.

 

NICHABOD RAULERSON, JR., b. Abt. 1870, Columbia County, Florida; d. Abt. 1938; Stepchild.


12.ELIZABETH5 RAULERSON (JACOB4, JOHN3, BENJAMIN2, JOHN1) was born November 25, 1801 in Waycross, Brantley Pierce County, Georgia.She married THEOPHILUS KEEN.
Notes for ELIZABETH RAULERSON:
Family information provided by Kelly Roberson shows a different birth date 1803.
Moved to Columbia County Florida about 1840 - 1845. Their 88 year old grandson John Millage Keen, is the oldest resident of Lakeland, Florida at this time according to a recent Lakeland newspaper article.
Ref: Pioneers of Wiregrass Georgia, Volume 2, page 316.
     
Children of ELIZABETH RAULERSON and THEOPHILUS KEEN are:

36.

i.

 

SEVILLA6 KEEN, b. April 04, 1822.

 

ii.

 

MOSES KEEN, b. May 04, 1823.

37.

iii.

 

DAVID E. KEEN, b. November 15, 1824.

 

iv.

 

RACHEL KEEN, b. April 10, 1825.

38.

v.

 

JACOB KEEN, b. June 07, 1827, Ware County, Georgia; d. August 30, 1901, Duette, Florida.

 

vi.

 

MARTHA KEEN, b. January 28, 1830.

 

vii.

 

NANCY KEEN, b. July 21, 1831.

 

viii.

 

MARY KEEN, b. July 09, 1832.

 

ix.

 

HEROD KEEN, b. June 06, 1835.

39.

x.

 

JESSE KEEN, b. February 18, 1836, Wayne County, Georgia; d. November 12, 1912, Polk County, Florida.

 

xi.

 

NICHABOD KEEN, b. April 19, 1838.

 

xii.

 

SIDNEY F. KEEN, b. August 11, 1840; m. BERRIN KEEN.

 

xiii.

 

ELIZABETH KEEN, b. February 10, 1843.

 

xiv.

 

JOHN JAMES KEEN, b. November 18, 1845; m. ELIZA THAYER.


13.HEROD5 RAULERSON (JACOB4, JOHN3, BENJAMIN2, JOHN1)38 was born December 27, 1803 in Bryan County, Georgia, and died Abt. 1865 in Columbia County, Florida.He married SARAH UNKNOWN39,40 February 20, 1826 in Wayne County, Georgia.
Notes for HEROD RAULERSON:
Information provided by Kelly Roberson has Heord Raulerson being married to Nancy Gibson. Her reference is:
La Viece Moore-Fraser Smallwood, Once Upon A Lifetime, Volume 3 in Baker County, Florida. (1995).
     
Children of HEROD RAULERSON and SARAH UNKNOWN are:

40.

i.

 

EMILY6 RAULERSON, b. December 09, 1826; d. October 06, 1917.

41.

ii.

 

L. CAROLINE RAULERSON, b. January 07, 1829, Georgia; d. January 06, 1889, Baker County, Florida.

 

iii.

 

MARTHA M. RAULERSON, b. February 18, 1830; m. GEORGE COMBS.

 

iv.

 

JOHN G. RAULERSON, b. June 18, 1835; d. May 03, 1863, Chancellorsville; m. MARY EDNA WANDELL.

 

v.

 

WILLIAM J. RAULERSON, b. April 15, 1837; m. MARY CARMEN.

 

vi.

 

SAMUEL RAULERSON, b. March 11, 1845; d. October 31, 1862, Tunnell Mill, Georgia.

 

vii.

 

SARAH RAULERSON, b. June 28, 1847; m. MOTT HOWARD.


14.SYDNAH5 RAULERSON (JACOB4, JOHN3, BENJAMIN2, JOHN1)41 was born March 29, 1810 in Waycross, Pierce County, Georgia, and died October 09, 1893 in Wayne County, Georgia.She married SAMUEL M. PEARSON January 14, 1827 in Wayne County, Georgia, son of PEARSON and MARY DENNISON.He was born Abt. 1810 in Georgia.
Notes for SYDNAH RAULERSON:
Family information provided by Kelly Roberson shows a different birth date 1807.
     
Children of SYDNAH RAULERSON and SAMUEL PEARSON are:

42.

i.

 

JOHN W.6 PEARSON, b. Abt. 1828, Jefferson County Florida; d. Unknown.

43.

ii.

 

MARY JANE PEARSON, b. November 15, 1830, Jefferson County, Florida; d. October 27, 1900.

44.

iii.

 

SIDNEY PEARSON, b. July 07, 1834, Columbia County, Florida; d. October 09, 1893, Wayne County, Georgia.

 

iv.

 

THOMAS PEARSON, b. Abt. 1836, Wayne County, Georgia; d. Unknown.

45.

v.

 

EDWARD JACKSON PEARSON, b. June 25, 1840, Wayne County, Georgia; d. December 21, 1902, Wayne County, Georgia.

46.

vi.

 

SAMUEL BROWNING PEARSON, b. August 02, 1841, Wayne County, Georgia; d. May 21, 1914.

47.

vii.

 

CATHERINE PEARSON, b. Abt. 1844, Wayne County, Georgia; d. Unknown.

48.

viii.

 

ASBERRY SYLVESTER PEARSON, b. December 20, 1849, Wayne County, Georgia; d. July 04, 1920.

49.

ix.

 

MIRIAM SAFRONIA PEARSON, b. Abt. 1852; d. Unknown.

 

15.RUSSELL5 RAULERSON (JACOB4, JOHN3, BENJAMIN2, JOHN1)42 was born October 18, 1815 in Waycross, Brantley-Pierce County, Georgia, and died March 11, 1899 in Wayne County, Georgia43.He married (1) LYDIA I. WALDRON, daughter of OLIVER WALDRON and ANN SYLVESTER.She was born January 15, 1817 in Bryan County, Georgia, and died March 09, 1875 in Pierce County, Georgia.He married (2) MARY TAYLOR.He married (3) SARAH GROOMS September 17, 1835 in Wayne County, Georgia44.
Notes for RUSSELL RAULERSON:
The Russell Raulerson home, built around 1850 - 1852, is still standing on the Big Satilla River in Pierce County. It is now th A. J. Strickland home at the Strickland's Fishing Camp (this information was given in 1959; ownership may or may not have changed.) The home was the first frame house built in that part of the country.
The main road to Hoboken ran nearby, and Russell operated a ferry across the river, charging $0.15 a trip. It was said that the traveler could have meals and lodging indefinitely, but the $0.15 had to be paid immediately after the traveler was carried across the river.
Russell owned a great deal of land and build one of the first schools (log) there. He donated the land for the Prospect Church. Russell's brother, David, gave the land for the Raulerson Cemetery.
Russell moved to Wayne County in 1845, not far from his former home. He served as a Representative from Wayne County in 1851 and 1852, and as Justice of Wayne Inferior Court from 1854 - 1961. He and his wives are buried in the Raulerson Cemetery in Pierce County.
Russell was a Confederate Soldier. He volunteered for service as a Private in Capt. Hendry's Mounted Company attached to the 26th Georgia Infantry, later becoming Company "C" with Capt. John C. Nichols, later reorganized with James Knox of Ware County as Captain.
Ref: Pioneers of Wiregrass Georgia, Volume 3, pages 267, 268.
More About MARY TAYLOR:
Burial: Raulerson Cemetery, Pierce County, Georgia
     
Children of RUSSELL RAULERSON and LYDIA WALDRON are:

50.

i.

 

SARAH ANN6 RAULERSON, b. September 21, 1840, Blackshear, Pierce County, Georgia; d. December 06, 1925, Blackshear, Pierce County, Georgia.

 

ii.

 

FRANCES RAULERSON, b. March 04, 1841, Blackshear, Pierce County, Georgia.

51.

iii.

 

THOMAS SAMUEL RAULERSON, b. June 04, 1842, Blackshear, Pierce County, Georgia; d. March 06, 1917, Jesup, Wayne County, Georgia.

 

iv.

 

DAVID RAULERSON, b. March 13, 1844, Blackshear, Pierce County, Georgia; d. December 13, 1846.

52.

v.

 

INDIANA RAULERSON, b. March 07, 1846, Blackshear, Pierce County, Georgia; d. February 02, 1937, Wayne County, Georgia.

 

vi.

 

LEONARD LESLIE RAULERSON, b. August 09, 1847, Blackshear, Pierce County, Georgia; d. Abt. 1895, Pierce County, Georgia; m. HARRIETT BENNETT, September 06, 1873; b. March 20, 1854, Appling County, Georgia; d. Abt. 1931, Pierce County, Georgia.

 

 

More About LEONARD LESLIE RAULERSON:
Burial: Ramah Cemetry, Pierce County, Georgia

 

 

More About HARRIETT BENNETT:
Burial: Ramah Cemetry, Pierce County, Georgia

 

53.

vii.

 

ALMIRA (ALTAMIRA) RAULERSON, b. February 01, 1849, Wayne County, Georgia; d. April 13, 1892, Pierce County, Georgia.

54.

viii.

 

JAMES RUSSELL RAULERSON, b. November 23, 1850, Pierce County, Georgia; d. July 19, 1942, Wayne County, Georgia.

 

ix.

 

CATHERINE V. RAULERSON, b. July 31, 1853, Blackshear, Wayne County, Georgia; d. Abt. 1865.

55.

x.

 

ASBURY WADE RAULERSON, b. October 10, 1855, Wayne County, Georgia; d. October 09, 1891, Ware County, Georgia.

     
Child of RUSSELL RAULERSON and MARY TAYLOR is:

 

xi.

 

JACOB ERWIN6 RAULERSON, b. January 30, 1880; d. March 25, 1899.

     
Children of RUSSELL RAULERSON and SARAH GROOMS are:

56.

xii.

 

JASPER N.6 RAULERSON, b. September 27, 1836; d. March 04, 1920.

 

xiii.

 

RHODA ANN RAULERSON, b. April 19, 1838, Waycross, Wayne County, Georgia; d. June 15, 1924.


16.HENRIETTA5 RAULERSON (JACOB4, JOHN3, BENJAMIN2, JOHN1) was born March 12, 1818 in Waycross, Pierce County, Georgia, and died June 08, 1918 in Wayne County, Georgia45.She married ABRAHAM N. KNIGHT Abt. 1848, son of ABRAHAM KNIGHT and SARAH TUCKER.He was born Abt. 1826 in Wayne County, Georgia, and died September 15, 1864 in Elmira, New York.
     
Children of HENRIETTA RAULERSON and ABRAHAM KNIGHT are:

 

i.

 

WADE FLOURNOY6 KNIGHT46, b. Abt. 1849; m. SERENA A. RAULERSON; b. May 20, 1852, Georgia47.

 

ii.

 

JAMES WESLEY KNIGHT, b. Abt. 1851.

 

iii.

 

B. FRANKLIN KNIGHT, b. Abt. 1853.

57.

iv.

 

MARY COURTNEY KNIGHT, b. April 11, 1854, Wayne County, Georgia; d. December 30, 1939, Hortense, Brantley County, Georgia.

 

v.

 

MACY ANN KNIGHT, b. Abt. 1856; m. DANIEL HEROD RAULERSON, January 03, 1876, Madray, Wayne County, Georgia; b. July 16, 1853.

 

vi.

 

MARTHA MOZELL KNIGHT, b. Abt. 1859.


17.JAMES FORT5 RAULERSON (JACOB4, JOHN3, BENJAMIN2, JOHN1)48 was born June 21, 1821 in Wayne County, Georgia, and died March 22, 1900 in St. Johns County, Bunnell, Florida.He married RUTH HULL, daughter of JOSEPH HULL and SARAH HARDEE.She was born Abt. 1824 in Georgia49.
Notes for JAMES FORT RAULERSON:
Family information provided by Kelly Roberson shows different birth date:
June 6, 1821.
In the 1850 U.S. Census of Wayne County, Georgia, there were three males living in the household of James Raulerson not known to be related to the family. They were: Noah Hicks, age 13 born in Florida. Samuel Hicks, age 10 from Florida, Robert B. Wilson age 50 from Georgia, Tempy Lane a female age 16 from Georgia and Martha Hull age 50.
On April 13, 1860, James received from Russell Raulerson and Samuel M. Pearson, executors of the last will and testament of Jacob Raulerson of Wayne County, Georgia, eight hundred fifteen dollars and thirty-eight cents from Jacob's estate as bequeathed to him.
In October of 1863, Brig. General Joseph Finnegan, Commander of the District of East Florida, ordered a Calvary Unit to be organized which was assigned to the 5th Batallion Florida Calvary on April 17, 1864. James Fort Raulerson enlisted as a Sargent in the newly formed company on October 15, 1863 in Volusia County, Florida.
In St. John County, in the State of Florida, Stephen H. Raulerson and his wife, Charolette Elizabeth, presented a Quit Claim Deed to James for the sum of One Hundred Thirty-Six Dollars on April 5, 1879, for thirty four acres of land, being a part of the Pellicier Grant which lies on Pellicier Creek and Matanzas River in St. Johns County.
The Estate of James Fort Raulerson, located in St. Johns County was settled in Seville, Florida by the following heirs: Barbara, W.D., Mary, R.D., Alice, S.F., Jennie, B.B., C.L., and George Raulerson. In addition to those were: James Aldridge Braddock, Arabella Braddock, Catherine Varnes and Samuel T. Varnes on June 27, 1900.
James Fort died in his home near Burnell, Florida in St. Johns County, on March 22, 1900, and was buried in Espanola Cemetery, as was his cousin, Matthew Raulerson, 1838 - 1894, son of Nimrod Raulerson and Sarah Dukes Raulerson. James's wife, Ruth Hull Raulerson, was buried in Seville, Florida, date and cemetery unknown.
Ref: Pioneers of Wiregrass Georgia, Volume 9, page 356 and 357.
More About JAMES FORT RAULERSON:
Burial: Espanola Cemetery, Bunnell, Florida
More About RUTH HULL:
Burial: Seville, Florida
     
Children of JAMES RAULERSON and RUTH HULL are:

58.

i.

 

WILLIAM T.6 RAULERSON, b. February 26, 1843, Nassau County, Florida; d. November 11, 1911, Delray Beach, Florida.

59.

ii.

 

ROBERT ROWAN RAULERSON, b. December 01, 1845, Nassau County, Florida; d. Abt. 1898, Volusia, Florida.

 

iii.

 

STEPHEN RAULERSON50, b. Abt. 1848; m. CHARLOTTE ELIZABETH BRADDOCK50.

 

iv.

 

JAMES R. RAULERSON50, b. Abt. 1852; m. MARGARET WHITMAN50.

 

v.

 

CATHERINE RAULERSON50, b. Abt. 1854; m. SAMUEL T. VARNES50.

 

vi.

 

ARABELLA RAULERSON50, b. Abt. 1855; m. JAMES A. BRADDOCK50.

 

vii.

 

JACOB RAULERSON50, b. Abt. 1858; m. UNKNOWN.

 

viii.

 

RUTH RAULERSON50, b. Abt. 1860; m. ALBERT J. HUNTER50.

 

ix.

 

SIS RAULERSON50, b. Abt. 1862; m. ALFRED BRADDOCK50.


18.DAVID MAY5 RAULERSON (JACOB4, JOHN3, BENJAMIN2, JOHN1)51,52 was born May 05, 1823 in Wayne County, Georgia, and died May 11, 1908 in Brantley County, Florida.He married (1) CATHERINE KNOWLES Abt. 1844, daughter of WASHINGTON KNOWLES.She was born June 27, 182853, and died February 01, 1856 in Florida53.He married (2) MARY MARTHA DOWLING54 February 26, 1857 in Wayne County, Georgia, daughter of JABEZ DOWLING and HONOR DAVIS.She was born December 07, 1840 in Georgia55.
Notes for DAVID MAY RAULERSON:
Conflicting Dates of Death - June 10, 1908
The Raulerson home and farm was on the Little Satilla River in present Brantley County. David was captured: May 11, 1864, in Virginia and transferred to Elmira Prison in New York. He enlisted in the Army: September 22, 1862 at Waynesville, Georgia as a Private in Company G. 7th Regiment, Georgia Calvary, CSA. He wasreleased July 7, 1865.
David May Raulerson moved to Lake George near Seville, later moved back to Pierce County, Georgia after the death of his first wife. He donated the land for the Raulerson Cemetery.
Ref: The Knabb, Brown, Raulerson Families of Baker County Florida, page 128.
More About DAVID MAY RAULERSON:
Burial: Pearson-Raulerson, Cemetery
Notes for MARY MARTHA DOWLING:
Applied for Pension: 1910, Widow's Pension Application
More About MARY MARTHA DOWLING:
Burial: Raulerson Cemetery, Pierce County, Georgia
     
Children of DAVID RAULERSON and CATHERINE KNOWLES are:

 

i.

 

MARY LUANNA6 RAULERSON56, b. December 10, 184557; m. (1) TALBOT LITTLE; m. (2) CALVIN BASSETT57,58.

60.

ii.

 

BARBARA S. RAULERSON, b. July 02, 1848, Georgia; d. October 06, 1865.

61.

iii.

 

NANCY RAULERSON, b. January 12, 1850, Georgia.

 

iv.

 

SERENA A. RAULERSON, b. May 20, 1852, Georgia59; m. WADE FLOURNOY KNIGHT60; b. Abt. 1849.

 

v.

 

DANIEL HEROD RAULERSON, b. July 16, 1853; m. MACY ANN KNIGHT, January 03, 1876, Madray, Wayne County, Georgia; b. Abt. 1856.

     
Children of DAVID RAULERSON and MARY DOWLING are:

62.

vi.

 

MARY ISABELLE6 RAULERSON, b. November 25, 1857, Georgia; d. October 25, 1919.

 

vii.

 

DAVID CANADY RAULERSON60, b. July 18, 1859.

 

viii.

 

SYDNEY RAULERSON60, b. February 06, 1861; m. JESSE P. HILTON60, March 27, 1878.

 

ix.

 

ELIZA RAULERSON61, b. March 02, 1863; d. Abt. 1872.

 

x.

 

MARTHA MOZELLE RAULERSON62, b. June 28, 1867, Georgia63; d. September 29, 1893; m. W. MADISON HARVEY64.

 

xi.

 

MACY MILTILDA RAULERSON64,65, b. August 18, 1871, Georgia66; d. January 25, 1941, Pierce County, Georgia; m. ALEX MANNING67; b. January 27, 1869; d. March 02, 1936, Pierce County, Georgia..

 

 

More About ALEX MANNING:
Burial: Raulerson Cemetery, Pierce County, Georgia

 

 

xii.

 

PERNETTIE RAULERSON67, b. September 05, 1873; d. February 28, 1962, Pierce County, Georgia; m. SAMUEL C. MANNING67,68; b. January 05, 187369; d. January 09, 194269.

 

 

Notes for PERNETTIE RAULERSON:
The family Bible was in the possession of Pernettie Manning at her death. She lived between Hortense and Patterson, Georgia.
Ref: The Knabb, Brown, Raulerson Families of Baker County, Florida, page 128.

 

 

More About PERNETTIE RAULERSON:
Burial: Raulerson Cemetery, Pierce County, Georgia

 

 

xiii.

 

JAMES D. RAULERSON70, b. February 06, 1876; d. January 21, 1887.

 

Descendants of John Raulerson


55.ASBURY WADE6 RAULERSON (RUSSELL5, JACOB4, JOHN3, BENJAMIN2, JOHN1) was born October 10, 1855 in Wayne County, Georgia, and died October 09, 1891 in Ware County, Georgia.He married MATILDA ROBERSON154 May 03, 1877 in Wayne County, Georgia, daughter of STEPHEN ROBERSON and MARGARET UPSHAW.She was born 1853 in Wayne County, Georgia.
Notes for ASBURY WADE RAULERSON:
Additional Marriage information - Family Group Records of LDS show marriage date of: April 20, 1877. Ref: (AFN:4G94-P6)
     
Children of ASBURY RAULERSON and MATILDA ROBERSON are:

 

i.

 

JOHN LESLIE7 RAULERSON155, b. March 01, 1879, Pierce County, Georgia; d. June 07, 1951; m. GENEVA ANDERSON.

 

 

More About JOHN LESLIE RAULERSON:
Burial: Prospect Cemetery

 

 

ii.

 

OLIVER WADE RAULERSON156, b. December 09, 1881, Pierce County, Georgia; d. April 14, 1958, Pierce County, Georgia; m. IRENE ANDERSON.

 

 

More About OLIVER WADE RAULERSON:
Burial: Hortense Cemetery, Brantley County, Georgia

 

 

iii.

 

MARTHA RAULERSON157, b. December 27, 1883, Pierce County, Georgia; d. December 17, 1945, Pierce County, Georgia; m. HENRY VARNADORE.

 

 

More About MARTHA RAULERSON:
Burial: Raulerson Cemetery

 

 

iv.

 

MARY RAULERSON, b. September 1885; m. CANVAS C. DAVIS.

91.

v.

 

CLINTON SYLVESTER RAULERSON, b. November 19, 1887; d. November 1969, Lake Worth, Florida.

 

vi.

 

SARAH R. RAULERSON, b. September 1889; m. ARCH VARNADORE.

 

vii.

 

EVA L. RAULERSON158, b. December 1891; m. CHARLES CLEVELAND JOYNER; b. January 14, 1885, Wayne County, Georgia158; d. May 29, 1947.

 

 

More About CHARLES CLEVELAND JOYNER:
Burial: Hortense Cemetery, Brantley County, Georgia158.

56.JASPER N.6 RAULERSON (RUSSELL5, JACOB4, JOHN3, BENJAMIN2, JOHN1) was born September 27, 1836, and died March 04, 1920.He married (1) IRENE KNIGHT.He married (2) ELIZABETH "LIZZIE" SIMPSON February 15, 1855.He married (3) FRANCES THORNTON December 02, 1858 in Wayne County, Georgia.
Notes for JASPER N. RAULERSON:
Jasper N. Raulerson ran the "Avant" Post Office in his home in the late 1890's and early 1900's. He was the first Justice of the Peace of Pierce County, and served in the Confederate Army during the war.
     
Children of JASPER RAULERSON and IRENE KNIGHT are:

 

i.

 

JOHN F.7 RAULERSON, b. March 22, 1863.

92.

ii.

 

THOMAS JEFFERSON RAULERSON, b. July 13, 1864, Wayne County, Georgia; d. June 18, 1941, Long County, Georgia.

 

iii.

 

MATILDA RAULERSON159, b. January 05, 1867; m. THIGPIN159.

 

iv.

 

LYDIA E. RAULERSON159, b. November 21, 1868; m. CULPEPPER159.

 

v.

 

ANN W. RAULERSON, b. March 03, 1871.

 

vi.

 

ELMA RAULERSON, b. August 09, 1872.

 

vii.

 

CARRRIE L. RAULERSON, b. October 03, 1875; m. WILLIAM LYNN.

 

 

Notes for CARRRIE L. RAULERSON:
Carrie settled and lived all of her life on the property of her father.

 

 

viii.

 

ADDIE RAULERSON159, b. November 27, 1878; m. TANNER159.

     
Children of JASPER RAULERSON and FRANCES THORNTON are:

 

ix.

 

RAIFORD MCCOY7 RAULERSON159, b. November 24, 1859.

 

x.

 

FRANCES R. A. RAULERSON, b. March 22, 1861; m. JAMES P. GRIFFIN160.


57.MARY COURTNEY6 KNIGHT (HENRIETTA5RAULERSON, JACOB4, JOHN3, BENJAMIN2, JOHN1) was born April 11, 1854 in Wayne County, Georgia, and died December 30, 1939 in Hortense, Brantley County, Georgia.She married JOHN J. STRICKLAND March 04, 1868 in Wayne County, Georgia, son of ABRAHAM STRICKLAND and MARY EFFIE.He was born November 29, 1844 in Wayne County, Georgia, and died June 06, 1907 in Brantley County, Georgia.
Notes for MARY COURTNEY KNIGHT:
Greg Wainwright has death listed as January 1, 1939
Notes for JOHN J. STRICKLAND:
John J. Strickland was raised by a family named Brooker.
     
Children of MARY KNIGHT and JOHN STRICKLAND are:

93.

i.

 

MARY ANNE7 STRICKLAND.

94.

ii.

 

JAMES F. STRICKLAND, b. August 14, 1871, Wayne County, Georgia; d. December 15, 1959, Wayne County, Georgia.

95.

iii.

 

B. FRANKLIN STRICKLAND, b. April 18, 1873, Wayne County, Georgia; d. May 17, 1955.

96.

iv.

 

SARAH STRICKLAND, b. Abt. 1875.

97.

v.

 

JOSEPH HENRY STRICKLAND, b. February 02, 1876, Hortense, Brantley County, Georgia; d. July 16, 1954, Trudie, Brantley County, Georgia.

98.

vi.

 

NELSON STRICKLAND, b. Abt. 1878; d. Abt. 1959, Wayne County, Georgia.

 

vii.

 

ISABELL STRICKLAND161, b. December 1879.

99.

viii.

 

GEORGE OTTO STRICKLAND, b. June 20, 1887, Hortense, Brantley County, Georgia; d. October 15, 1964, Jesup, Wayne County, Georgia.

 

ix.

 

JEWELL STRICKLAND161, b. Abt. 1889, Hortense, Brantley County, Georgia.

 

x.

 

NORRIS STRICKLAND161, b. Abt. 1891, Hortense, Brantley County, Georgia.

 

xi.

 

HARRY L. STRICKLAND161, b. Abt. 1894, Hortense, Brantley County, Georgia.

 

xii.

 

WILLIE STRICKLAND161, b. Abt. 1896.

 

xiii.

 

MARVIN/MARION STRICKLAND161, b. Abt. 1899, Hortense, Brantley County, Georgia.


58.WILLIAM T.6 RAULERSON (JAMES FORT5, JACOB4, JOHN3, BENJAMIN2, JOHN1)162 was born February 26, 1843 in Nassau County, Florida, and died November 11, 1911 in Delray Beach, Florida.He married ELIZABETH MOTES163 November 15, 1865 in Nassau County, Florida.She died August 10, 1917 in Burnell, Florida.
Notes for WILLIAM T. RAULERSON:
William enlisted at Camp Lee near Gainesville, Florida, on May 6, 1862, for the three years or the duration of the Civil War. He was enrolled as a Private by Lt. June in Company "F" 7th Florida Infantry which was commanded by Captain William L. Slone and served in this company throughout the war. At the time of his enlistment, William was nineteen years of age, blue eyes, light hair, fair complexion, 5"9" in height and he received eleven dollars per month from the Confederate States.
At the Battle of Decatur, July 22, 1864, while serving with General Hood's forces in the Army of Tennessee near Atlanta, Georgia, William was wounded and although not disabled he suffered with pain from his battle wounds, exposure and hardships as a solider throughout his life. Near Morse Creek in South Carolina in April of 1865, William surrendered with Company "F", 7th Florida Infantry which was under the command of General Johnston This company surrendered very few men.
Mr. Raulerson homesteaded 109.26 acres of land in Volusia County, Florida on October 15, 1875. His application was # 4589.
William T. Raulerson bought 48 acres of land in St. Johns County from Stephen M. and Charlotte E. Raulerson on April 5, 1879. William began disposing of his land holding in St. Johns County in the Espanola area in 1885 by land sales to the following: George Greely on April 25, 1885, Bennett Ferrill on November 7, 1885, W.L. Waldron on March 1, 1886, James Bryant on June 12, 1886, Leonard Gill on June 12, 1886,Wiley Melton on March 2, 1888, and to Henry S. Motes on May 10, 1888.
In 1902 William's nephew, Burt Bryan Raulerson, son of Robert Rowan and Barbara Braddock Raulerson, moved to Boca Raton, Florida, and was among the first settlers, followed by William and his family in 1911 where William operated a logging camp supplying railroad ties for the Florida East Coast Railroad.
While living in Dade County, Florida, on July 16, 1907, William applied for a Confederate Pension. He stated his address was Larkins, Florida, that he had received a wound during the war and although not disabled altogether, it had given him much pain. He further stated his lifetime vocation had been farming and that at age sixty-five he had become very feeble. He submitted an affidavit by J.C. Keller, Adjutant of Camp Lige Anderson, Camp of United Confederate Veterans of Dade County attesting that William had been a soldier in the service of the Confederate States. His pension, # 5411, was approved on December 28, 1907, with pay from August 22, at the rate of $120.00 per annum.
On November 28, 1911, Elizabeth Raulerson of Boca Raton, Palm Beach County, Florida made a Widow's Pension Claim. Her pension # 6183 was approved January 28, 1912, with pay from November 7, 1911, at the rate of $120.00 per annum.
Ref: Pioneers of Wiregrass Georgia, Volume 9, pages 366, 367.
More About WILLIAM T. RAULERSON:
Burial: Delray Beach Cemetery, Veterans Section
     
Children of WILLIAM RAULERSON and ELIZABETH MOTES are:

 

i.

 

FRANK WELBURN7 RAULERSON163, b. December 21, 1866; m. AMERICA HUNTER163.

 

ii.

 

ARABELLA RAULERSON163, b. March 01, 1869.

 

iii.

 

ELIZA RAULERSON163, b. March 24, 1871; m. WILLIAM TOWNSEND163.

 

iv.

 

METTIE RAULERSON163, b. December 27, 1872; m. (1) ALSEY EATMAN163; m. (2) JOHN BOATWRIGHT163.

 

v.

 

WILL R. RAULERSON163, b. November 17, 1875.

 

vi.

 

ROBERT W. RAULERSON163, b. June 17, 1878; m. FRANCES DEAN163.

 

vii.

 

JACOB G. RAULERSON163, b. May 31, 1881.

 

viii.

 

MAY A. RAULERSON163, b. December 13, 1883.

 

ix.

 

CHARLES J. RAULERSON163, b. April 20, 1886; m. EULA PURDOM163.

 

x.

 

LILLIE RAULERSON163, b. November 29, 1889; d. August 27, 1904.

 

 

Notes for LILLIE RAULERSON:
Lilly death was caused by drowning.

 

 

More About LILLIE RAULERSON:
Cause of Death: Drowning.