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Thomas Randal from Rutherford Co. North Carolina to Moultrie Co. Illinois
Posted by: J Randol (ID *****0381) Date: August 18, 2011 at 08:51:37
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I have been able to trace my family ancestors back to Thomas Randol who was born about 1808 in North Carolina. There is a marriage record for Thomas Randal and Rachael Webb October 21 1824 in Rutherford County. But I am unsure if this is my Thomas because I have found no other records with her name and Thomas.

On January 3, 1826 he had a son named Robert T. Randol born in Rutherford, NC. Then on May 3, 1830 he had a daughter named Drusilla Randol, also born in Rutherford. I have an obituary for both.

Around late 1830 or early 1831 he moved the family to Moultrie Co. Illinois. Which is where I have been able to find the rest of my family history.

In the 1850 Census the record shows Thos. Randle with children Amos, Temperance and Sarah. Thomas married Dorthea Furgason September 22, 1850 in Moultrie County. Thomas later married Elizabeth Morgan September 22, 1853 in Moultrie Co.

The 1860 Census lists Thomas Randall with daughter (widow) Drusilla Higgonbottom and her two children Melinda and John F. Next is Mary E. Randall who I believe is his daughter with Dorthea. Finally we have Hiram Haggarde (married Thomas' daughter), Temperance Haggarde and their two children Charles A. and Joseph.

Here is the linage I have: Thomas Randol b. about 1808, Robert Randol b. 1826, John Wesley Randol b. 1868, Harold Wesley Randol b. about 1901 and finally my grandfather Chester Wayne Randol b. 1923.

I am looking for siblings or parents of Thomas Randal or any other information on this family that could get me further back on my family tree.

Of all the records I have found for Thomas his last name is spelled several different ways. Randol Randoll Randal Randall or Randle. There is even a Bandol in the Whitley Point Record book.

Sorry for being so long winded. Wanted to get as much information out there as possible. I appreciate the help!

JW Randol


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