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R/RFHA Newsletter, December 1992                           P.60

From "Descendants of John G. Crain, Boyle County, Kentucky AND Descendants of John W. Stinson, Hart County, Kentucky" by Luther N. and Mary Alice Stinson Gain (Revised 1982)


P.16 John William Crain, b. Sept. 5, 1841; d. March 17, 1926; m. June 17, 1873 Mary Isabella Harmon (1854-1945). Both were buried in Union Cemetery near Perryville, Kentucky.

Children: William, Arthur H., James, Winfield E., Alvy N., Theodore.

Arthur H. Crain, b. Aug. 24, 1876; d. March 27, 1952; married MITTIE LEE RAWLINGS (b.11/29/1873;d. 4/16/1934.) She was the daughter of JOHN LEWIS RAWLINGS (12/27/1832-1/19/1914) and Martha Minor. JOHN and Martha are buried in Ryder Cemetery, Lebanon, Marion County, Kentucky. Arthur and MITTIE L. are buried in Hillcrest Cemetery, Perryville, KY. Arthur m. (2) his sister-in-law NANCY (RAWLINGS) Stephens, a widow.

Page 75:Martha Mattie Minor, b. May 9, 1851, d. Sept. 4, 1930. She married JOHN LEWIS RAWLINGS, b. Dec. 27, 1832; d. Jan. 19, 1914


P. 83 - 99 The history of this RAWLINGS line is as follows: JOHN B. RAWLINGS BORN Oct. 11, 1776 in Virginia, and his father JAMES HENRY RAWLINGS, came to what is now Marion County, Kentucky, about 1807 from Pittsylvania County, Virginia, along with families such as Taylor, Glasscock, Hayes, Cooley, Isaac, Thornton, Simson and Yowell. They settled on a tract of land near the Rolling Fork River, near Bradfordsville, Kentucky, near the old RAWLINGS Farm. They built a "Fort RAWLINGS and Taylor" for protection from the indians. JOHN B. RAWLINGS married ca 1811 Elizabeth Hindman, born ca 1798 in Washington County, Kentucky; died 1881. They had 9 children. JOHN B. died Feb. 18, 1876 according to the marker in the old RAWLINGS CEMETERY. The children were:

POLLY, b. July 1812. She was still living in 1900 according the 1900 Marion County Census, living with sister-in-law Maria, widow of ALSON RAWLINGS. POLLY was then 88 years of age, Maria was 68. Evidently POLLY never married.

SOPHIA, married a Mr. Glasscock. No more is known.

NECY, married a Mr. Tharp, and they lived in Owensboro, Kentucky. No more is known.

JAMES H., no more is known

ALSON, born May 13, 1822 Marion Co., KY; died Dec. 17, 1899. Married Mariah Glasscock (1832-1918). Both are buried in the old RAWLINGS Cemetery. At the age of 22, ALSON was made captain of the militia, and 6 years later in 1850 was elected colonel of the Fourth Kentucky Militia, in which he served for several years. (Vol.5 "Kentucky Genealogy") He also served two terms as Representative from Marion County in the Kentucky Legislature. He married Mariah Glasscock Feb. 13, 1849. Her parents were Elijah Glasscock and Margaret Hayes.

ALSON and Mariah's children were: HENRY W., SARAH E., LOUIS CRITTENDEN, JAMES C., ROBERT E. LEE and one unnamed child who perhaps died young. (further information can be obtained from the compilers of this book, address below.)

ARTENISE, Married a Mr. Hayes. No more is known.

MELISSA, married Mr. Purdom. No more is known.

HENRY H., born 1829, was last known living in Dallas Co., Texas in 1874. No more is known.

JOHN LEWIS, b. Dec. 27, 1832; died Jan. 19, 1914 in Lebanon, Marion Co., KY. married first, ca. 1860, Elzina Palmer (1840-1863). She is buried in the RAWLINGS Cemetery. They had one son, THOMAS b. ca 1862; d. 1894. married Betty Tharp about 1885. THOMAS and Betty bad fair children: STELLA who married Will Stein; IOTA who married (1) Avrueseth Isaacs; and (2) Alfred Redshaw.; CHARLES LEWIS who married (1) Rose Rakes, and (2). Lottie Tharp; HOWARD LEE who married Frances Devers. They all had children except CHARLES LEWIS. THOMAS Jr. died at 2 years of age. JOHN married (2) Martha "Mattie" Minor, daughter of Addison and Nancy Ann (Goode) Minor. Martha was b. May 9, 1851; d. Sept. 4, 1930. She and JOHN were married in 1872. Both are buried in the Ryder Cemetery, Lebanon, KY. Their children are:

MITTIE LEE RAWLINGS, b. Nov. 29, 1873; d. April 16, 1934; married in Marion Co., KY, to Arthur Hendrix Crain (see above) Nov. 22, 1897. They had 7 children.

FLORA, b. July 9, 1876; d. Oct. 27, 1964; m. Clarence Scott June 27, 1900. They had 5 children.

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ROBERT CLINTON, b. Sept. 9, 1877, Kansas; died Aug. 11, 1964, Kansas; Married (1) Minnie Miller, had children Thelma Helen, Vesta Agnes, Roy Miller; Married (2) Alta VanBuren, no children


THELMA married Kyle Engler. She was born May 9, 1904-Kansas. She and Kyle m. June 6, 1931, had children Philip V., Robert, and Janet Elizabeth.

VESTA AGNES was b. Oct. 10, 1907, m. H.M. Jones Dec.15,1958, no children.

ROY MILLER, b. March 9, 1909, d. 1988 Kansas. Married (1) Thelma Alspaugh, had children Gwendolyn and Barrel. Married (2) Helen Astle, no children.

JOHN PAUL, b. Dec. 9, 1880, Kansas, d. Nov. 19,1962, Kansas Married (1) Carrie Johnson, had 1 child, Paulina married (2) Pearl Worthen


SARAH ESTELLE "SADIE”, b. Apr.16, 1888, Kansas: d. July 11, 1955, Kansas. Married Walter Taylor, no children                                                   s87***************************************************************************

"If a man is fortunate, he will, before he dies, gather up his civilized heritage and transmit it to his children. And to his final breath he will be grateful for the inexhaustible legacy, knowing that it is our nourishing mother and our lasting life. "

W. & A. Durant

Sept. 1992 p. 60