Family Page for the
Rakestraw Family

John Rakestraw was born April 6, 1818, believed to be the son of Kimble Rakestraw and Sarah Wilson from Coshocton County, Ohio, he married Freelove Taylor, born February 27, 1821, daughter of W.E. Taylor, on September 2, 1841 by S.G. Boughman, Justice of the Peace, in Licking County, Ohio.  They were the parents of the following children:

William Taylor
B: 9-1-1842
D: 6-19-1917
Sarah E.
B: 1-4-1844
D: 7-1931
B: 10-26-1845
D: 12-11-1864
B: 5-21-1847
D: 6-7-1864
B: 10-17-1847
D: 5-27-1862
B: 9-15-1851
D: 10-1916
Mary J.
B: 5-12-1853
D: 7-4-1892
Eliza A.
B: 2-20-1855
D: 1-22-1949
John Wesley
B: 8-8-1857
D: 11-5-1919
B: 3-30-1860
D: 1-23-1930
Marillia Alice
B: 10-30-1862
D: 2-22-1864
Elizabeth Etta
B: 12-22-1865
D: 3-22-1942

William Taylor Rakestraw married  1st: Sarah Hefner 2nd Jane Williams
His children are:

married in Texas
married Will Edson
married Lizzie Kemp
married a Beeks
married Thursy Lawrence

Sarah E. Rakestraw married 1st, Joseph Hunt
their children were:

married Jim Williamson
Cora Alice
married John Eisenbarger
married John Wiley
(John Wiley was the son
of her stepfather, John Wiley)
married Columbia Stotts
died when small

Sarah E. Rakestraw married 2nd, John Wiley
they had one son

Arthur Corwin Wiley

Marcus Rakestraw 

was a private in Company E, MO 43rd Regt. Inf. Vol., Captain Sutton, Com., he enlisted Aug. 13, 1864 at Bethany, Missouri and was mustered in Sept. 8, 1864 at St. Joseph, Missouri.  His military records state that he died December 11, 1864 of disease at Leavenworth, Kansas.

Reuben Rakestraw

Reuben Rakestraw died at the age of 18.  Family notes state that he had "spells."

Kimball Rakestraw

Kimball Rakestraw died at age 14

Isaac Rakestraw

Isaac married Malinda Easton and went to Washington.  Their children were: Allen, Melvin, John, Annie and Grace

John Wesley Rakestraw

John Wesley married Jessie Mason.  Their children were Cecil, Eulah and Clyde

Hamilton "Ham" Rakestraw

Ham Rakestraw married Janie Bennett.  Their children were Lola, Bertha, Mattie, Pearl, Rena, Sylvia, Goldie, Janie and Alice.

Mary Jane Rakestraw

Mary Jane Rakestraw had a daughter named Nora McGeary

Eliza Rakestraw

Eliza married John Hendren.  Their children were Mollie and Emma

Marilda Alcie Rakestraw

Marilda Alice died at 14 months

Etta Rakestraw
Etta Rakestraw married Will Hendren.  Their children were Lena who married Mick thompson, Dora married someone named Caress, Maud married Harry Wear, Nell married a Mitchell, Mattie married a Stewart, Freelove, Lucile married Almon Lehr, Carl married Hettie ?, Roy, died.

The information on this family is transcribed from the personal  papers of Jewell Eisenbarger.  Most of these records were hand written notes from the research of Jewell Eisenbarger, whose husband, Oscar,  was a son of Cora Alice  Hunt.  Anyone researching this family should look at original records to form their own opinions.


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