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Ancestors of John Henry HADAWAY

Generation No. 5

      16. Wilson HADAWAY115, born Abt. 1790116; died 16 Dec 1813. He was the son of 32. Thomas HADAWAY and 33. Lavinia MORRIS. He married 17. Ailey KING.

      17. Ailey KING116, born Mar 1794 in GA117; died Aft. 1860. She was the daughter of 34. Richard KING and 35. Rachel DEARMAN.

Notes for Wilson HADAWAY:
War of 1812 Vet. 1st Regiment (Harris') Georgia Militia. Inducted and discharged as private.

According to Linda Boose, he served in the same unit as his brother, Levi.

Died pror to 1820.

1820 Census shows Ailey and a son the age of William living in between Amos HADAWAY (Wilson's brother) and Richd KING (Amos' father-in-law). That Ailey KING HADAWAY moved in between Amos, her husbands brother, and Richard KING, the father of Amos' wife Rodicey, strongly suggest that Richard KING is Ailey's father.

Ruth Hardman says Wilson is the brother of Levi and provides the ancestry included here. She also told me that Wilson's family was buried in County Line Cemetery, "somewhere near Acworth". Right on. She identified Wilson's grandfather as "RS NC".

Notes for Ailey KING:
Married James Huckaby in 1821. William was included in James' Will with a full 1/8th share, equal to that of James and Ailey's seven other children. William HADAWAY is also mentioned as the sole heir for Wilson HADAWAY.

In 1820, after being widowed, Ali HADAWAY is listed in the Wilkes Co, GA Census as a head of household living with her young son, and she is listed directly in between the families of Rev. Amos HADAWAY (Wilson HADAWAY's brother) and Richd KING (father of Amos' wife, Rodicey KING). This strongly suggests that Ailey, or Ali KING HADAWAY, may be the sister of Rodicey, and therefore the daughter of Richard KING.
Child of Wilson HADAWAY and Ailey KING is:
  8 i.   William HADAWAY, born 09 Nov 1812 in GA; died 11 Jan 1895 in GA; married (2) Malinda WILSON 15 Jun 1843 in Hall Co, Ga.

      20. Oswell DAY118, born 1801 in Pendleton Dist (present day Pickens Co), SC; died 1868 in Marietta, GA. He was the son of 40. Benjamin DAY and 41. Rebecca SMITH. He married 21. Rebecca BARNETT 02 Jul 1825 in SC.

      21. Rebecca BARNETT, born 04 Aug 1800 in SC; died Aft. 1880 in GA. She was the daughter of 42. James BARNETT and 43. Elizabeth SHAW.

Notes for Oswell DAY:

Notes From Web Sight:

Oswell Day Family


Oswell Day was born around 1805 in Pendleton District (now Pickens County), South CarolinaL5, to Benjamin and Rebecca (Smith). His father, originally a Virginian, moved to South Carolina in the early 1800’s. His mother was born in North Carolina who also moved to South Carolina.

Although not specifically named, Oswell did appear in the 1810 census of the Pendleton District. He was categorized as a “white male under the age of 10” and living with his parents. Oswell continued living with his parents according to the 1820 census of the same district. Once again, this census listed only the head of the household and categorized Oswell a “white male between the ages of 16 and 18.

Oswell then moved on and married Rebecca Barrett on July 2, 1825 in South Carolina, probably in Pickens County. In this union, four known children were born: Benjamin, Sarah, James D., and Manning Austin.

Rebecca Barnett was born in South Carolina on August 4, 1800 to James and Elizabeth (______). Not much is known regarding Rebecca’s parents except that the two were born in South Carolina.

Oswell and his family were listed in the 1830 census of Pickens County. One male under the age of 5 has not been determined by researchers:

Oswell once again appeared in the 1840 census of Laurens County, South Carolina: The family moved to Georgia during the 1840's, as Oswell's son Benjamin marries in Cherokee Co, GA in 1850.

Oswell passed away around 1868 in Marietta (Cobb County), Georgia. He was approximately 63 years old. It is presumed that he is buried in the same county.

According to the 1870 census of Cherokee County, Georgia, Rebecca was living in the town of Woodstock. She was 70 years old, born in Georgia (this may be a mistake by the census taker), keeping house, and was not able to read or write. Her real property was valued at $40. Another woman, Betty Day, was living with her. It is not determined who she was. Betty was 29 years old, born in Georgia, and her profession was in domestic labor:

According to the 1880 census of Cherokee County, Georgia, Rebecca was living with her daughter, Sarah, in the town of Woodstock. Rebecca was 79 years old during this census.

It is not known when Rebecca passed away or where she was laid to rest. It is presumed she was buried in Cherokee County.


Children of Oswell DAY and Rebecca BARNETT are:
  10 i.   Benjamin DAY, born Abt. 1831 in SC; died Aft. 1880; married Hester A. E. GIBSON 12 Sep 1850 in Cherokee Co, GA.
  ii.   Sarah DAY
  iii.   James D. DAY
  iv.   Manning Austin DAY

      24. John RAKESTRAW119, born Bef. 1775 in VA; died 1822 in Edgefield Co, SC. He was the son of 48. John RAKESTRAW and 49. Sarah "Sally Bulah" KIMBLE. He married 25. Rachel (RAKESTRAW).

      25. Rachel (RAKESTRAW)120, born Bef. 1775.

Notes for John RAKESTRAW:
John is possibly the patriarch of all the SC, GA, AL RAKESTRAW's. Finding his connection to Jesse, who was in Spartanburg in 1790, would help explain all southern RAKESTRAW's. According to the research I've found on John, he was born in VA and must have moved to SC as a young man in the 1780's or 90's. The research indicates John's father died back in VA and his children were born in SC, so he came to SC as an adult.

Some researchers say Jesse RAKESTRAW was born in England around 1750, and his father's name was also John. Jesse was an early settler of Spartanburg County, SC, and our ancestors were also early settlers just south of Spartanburg in Abbeville County. Descendants of Jesse moved into Newton and Forsyth Counties.

However, the research I've found on our John's ancestry goes back to Philadelphia, a full 50 years before Jesse was born. Therefore, the family relationship between my John RAKESTRAW and Jesse RAKESTRAW, if any, may be very distant.
Children of John RAKESTRAW and Rachel (RAKESTRAW) are:
  12 i.   John RAKESTRAW, born 11 Jan 1797 in SC; died 22 Feb 1886 in GA; married Susan (RAKESTRAW).
  ii.   William RAKESTRAW121, born 1801 in SC; died 1864 in Cobb Co, GA; married Anne (RAKESTRAW); born 1807 in SC; died 1860.
  Notes for William RAKESTRAW:
William, the younger brother of John, moved to GA as a very young man in the 1820's. His wife Anne also appears to have been born in SC, but I don't know if they married in SC before moving to GA. All of their children, beginning in 1825, are shown as being born in GA.

The 1830 Georgia Census has a William RAKESTRAW in his twenties in old Campbell County, which is present day southwest Fulton County. Campbell County was on the southern border of Cobb County. Because William was such an early north Georgia pioneer, it is not likely he came directly to the Campbell and Cobb County area directly from SC. He most likely first settled in the Wilkes Co area.

William is again listed in Campbell Co in 1840. In 1850, William's son John W. RAKESTOW (sic) is listed as a 22 year old head of household in Powder Springs, Cobb Co. There is no listing for William or his other children, but I'm betting the whole family has crossed the Chattahoochee and moved north into Cobb.

In 1860, John W.'s older brother Edward is also listed as a head of household, and William's older brother John from SC has moved his family into Cobb as well. William is again not listed, but he is presumably living in Cobb with the rest of the family.

William dies in Cobb County in 1864. William and his brother John are the direct ancestors for most RAKESTRAW's in Cobb, Paulding, Polk, and Carroll Counties.

Another branch of RAKESTRAW's came to GA from the Spartanburg County, SC area at about the same time as William, who was from Abbeville. These descendants of Jesse RAKESTRAW settled in Newton and Forsyth Counties. The father of John and William, also named John RAKESTRAW, may have been related to Jesse. Jesse had a brother named John, but I have not been able to confirm any link as of yet.

  iii.   Eliza RAKESTRAW121

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