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Looking for the identies of the 12 children of Joseph Rawn and Elizabeth Schnell
Posted by: Krystal Londo Kelley (ID *****4386) Date: November 07, 2008 at 18:40:19
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Hello fellow Rawn researchers.
I am trying to prove a relationship in my lineage and am looking for the names of the twelve children of Jospeph Rawn and Elizabeth Schnell of Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. I have been able to compile some children with certainty. I have gotten the following information from a biography of a grandson of Joseph Rawn and Elizabeth Schnell by the name of Nathan Rawn.

"He (Nathan Rawn) was born February 23, 1839, on a farm in Greenfield Township, Fairfield County, Ohio, and a son of Joseph and Mary (Fisher) Rawn. Joseph Rawn, Sr., his grandfather, is supposed to have been a native of Pennsylvania, but a descendant of the Rahn family of Germany. The spelling of the name was changed by those living in this country to Rawn. He reared a family of twelve children, eleven sons and one daughter, among whom were Samuel, Jacob, Peter, Isaac, Nathan and Joseph. "

So, from this excerpt we know that six of the eleven sons were Samuel, Jacob, Peter, Isaac, Nathan, and Joseph. I also have Joseph Rawn's will and know that the executor of his will was his son in law, Samuel M. Brandt, who was the husband of his daughter Salome. Many of the identified sons moved to Ohio, mostly in Franklin, Delaware, and Fairfield Counties. Son Jacob moved on to Missouri. I would love to positively identify the other five sons. Unfortunately, it is hard because both Joseph Rawn and Elizabeth Schnell died before 1850- when the children were identified by name in the census.

Anyone with any concrete information would be greatly appreciated. I would be happy to share anything that might be of help to you. I have spent many years on this line and have quite a few supporting articles and obituaries. Thank you.

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