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The Phillip L. Rathbun Family Home Page

Updated September 5, 2000

Phillip LaVern Rathbun
8434 Lavenham
San Antonio, Texas 78250
United States
Fax: 210-684-0260

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We are conducting research on the RATHBUN family tree that settled in the North Idaho territory in the 1800's. I have just come in possession upon Eva's death April 1999, all of my grandfather Arthur and grandmother Eva's loose paperwork and old letters from his grandmother in Iowa and loose notes of the family tree. They subscribed to the Rathbun- Rathbone-Rathburn Family Historian, and I have several copies but many are missing.
We know that Erastus Artemus Rathbun b. August 24 1861 Potowateme Co. Jamestown Wisc. and came to the Moscow/Harvard area of Idaho from Lineville Iowa. He died in Moscow Idaho March 10 1935.His father was Edwin Rathbun b. November 11 1819 in Stenten? Co. New York, had children in Iowa and Wisconsin and died March 10, 1894 in Lineville Iowa. His widow Laura Hart moved to and died in Moscow Idaho at the home of her youngest son Erastus.

We think Edwins father was Washington Rathbun, his father,Job Rathbun, his father Benjamin Rathbun and from there we're not sure. We want to fill in the gaps from there to the 4th of 5th generation Rathbuns. We think that there is quite a bit of information on early Rathbun's and can fill in the blanks ok on that end.

Could sure use some help and would be happy to share the information that I have.

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