Our earliest known ancestor was Joseph Rayborn, whose will was recorded March 1793 in Edgefield District, SC. It indicates that there was a first wife, unknown, and the following children:

  • William Raborn, (no further information)
  • John Raborn, (no further information)
  • Elizabeth Raborn, (no further information)
  • Mary Raborn, (no further information)

Children of Joseph Raborn, and second wife, Ann

  • Alexander Raborn, b. abt. 1775, d. abt. 1820 Amite Co, MS
  • Anthony Raborn,, d. Amite Co, MS after 1821, m. Nancy
  • Joseph Raborn, b. abt. 1779, SC, m. Sarah, d. after 1850, Pike County, MS
    Further Information on Joseph Raborn
  • George Raborn, m. Rachael Gordon, Amite Co, MS, April 15, 1809, d. 1833, Amite County, MS
  • Ann Raborn, m. Mark Burnett, Amite Co, MS, June 14, 1809, Amite County, MS
  • Susannah Raborn, b. abt. 1787, m. Henry Clark, Amite Co, MS, June 8, 1809, d. Amite County, MS
  • Sarah Raborn, m. Thomas Faris, Amite Co, MS, April 14, 1811.

My ancestor, Joseph Raborn II, was evidently a minister, because he signed his name Rev. Joseph Raborn on several documents. He obtained a passpost to cross the Indian lands of Georgia for himself, wife, three children and mother-in-law on November 22, 1810.

Children of Joseph Raborn and his wife Sarah are:

  • Richard Raborn, b. Abt. 1805, S. C.; (never married)d. Amite County, MS.
  • Martha Raborn, b. abt. 1807 in SC, married Calvin McClendon, April 15, 1824 in Amite County, MS, m. Allen Carter abt. 1826 in Pike County MS, d. abt. 1840 See Carter information
  • George Washington Raborn, b. S.C. died before 1844, Pike County, MS m. Mary Ann Garner 10 Mar 1835
    Known Children are
    • Nancy Raborn (no further information)
    • James Lafayette Raborn Served in CSA K 39 MS, m. Sarah Cordelia Dickey, daughter of George Washington Dickey and Amelia Givson, d. 23 Jan 1868, is the first person buried in George Washington Dickey Cemetery, located about one mile south of St. Mary Convent
    • Sarah Ann Raborn (no further information)
  • Mary Raborn, b. 1812 Pike County MS, d. after 1850, m. John Travis July 19 1827. He is reported to be a first cousin of William Travis, who died in the Alamo
    Children were
    • Simpson Travis, b. 1830
    • John Quincy Travis, b. Dec. 30, 1832, d. 1907, was a Lt. in the Quitman Guards, 16th Mississippi Regiment, Civil War, lost his right hand at Chancellorsville, , married Sarah K. Coney, daughter of Jeremiah Coney and Emily Quin, was elected Sheriff of Pike County and served three terms.
    • Joseph Travis, b. 1837
    • Mary A. Travis, b. 1838
    • Amos Travis, b. 1840
    • Henry Travis, b. 1842
    • Sarah A Travis, b. 1845
    • Martha A Travis. b. 1845
    • Nancy A. Travis b. 1847
    • Julia A. Travis b. 1850
  • Henry Raborn, b. abt. 1814, Amite County, MS, d. after 1850.
  • Elzy Raborn, b. 1816 m.Dec. 24 1835 Martha Ann Mixon, Amite Co MS d. Bienville Parish, LA abt. 1774 Children included
    • Annie T. Raborn, m. J. G. Phillips
  • Quincy Raborn, b. 1818, Pike Co, MS, m. #1-? possibly Elizabeth Taylor, m. #2 Rutha Taylor in Amite Co, MS in 1848 living in St. Halena Parish, LA in 1860.d. Tangipahogh Parish, LA, Sept. 11, 1902
    Children included
    • Warren Raborn, b. 1841, Pike Co, MS
    • Nancy L. Raborn, b. 1846, Pike Co, MS
  • Julia Ann Raborn, b. 1819, Pike Co, MS. d. 1850-1860 Pike Co, MS, m. Ansel H. Prewitt, b. 1813, GA. Prewitt owned the land on which the town of Magnolia was built. He was appointed sheriff of Pike County in 1870 and was assinated on the steps of the Bogue Chitto Station while transporting a prisoner.
    Children of Julia Ann Raborn and Ansel H. Prewitt
    • Sarah A. Prewitt b. 1839 m. #1 Wesley Powell, m #2 Howell Dickey
    • William Harrison Prewitt, b. 1841 m. Polly Ann Vaughn
    • James H. Prewitt. b.1843 m. Elizabeth Vaughn
    • Martha H. Prewitt, b. 1846 m. Newton Nash
    • Elisha T. Prewitt b. 1848 m. Sally Harris
    • Mary A. Prewitt, b. 1850 m. Cornelius T. Zachary
  • Joseph Raborn, b. abt. 1823 Pike Co, MS, m. Permancy Carter, daughter of Derrell Carter, moved to Bienville Parish, LA, before 1850, moved to Arkansas about 1872.
    See Carter information
    Children of Joseph Raborn and Permancy Carter:
    • Leticia Raborn, b. 1843 MS
    • Milton M. Raborn, b. 1845 MS
    • Clementany S. Raborn, b.1848
    • William T. Raborn, b 1850 LA
    • Nancy R. Raborn, b. 1851 LA
    • S. G. Raborn, b. 1854 LA
    Joseph Raborn m. Lizzie Doyal on Feb. 2, 1859 Bossier Parish, LA
      Children of this marriage were
    • Mattie Raborn, b. 1861 LA
    • Joseph M.Raborn, b. 1864 LA
    • George Quincy Raborn, b. 1868 LA
    • Mary S. Raborn, b. 1871 LA
    • Minton E. Raborn, b. 1873 AR
    • Nancy Raborn, b. 1876 AR
  • Sarah Raborn b. 1824-26 Pike Co MS, d. 7 Aug 1862, m. Robert L. Lenoir, after her death, he married Minerva Carter, daughter of Henry Carter.
    • John Lenior,b. 1841
    • Irwin Washington Lenior,, b. 1843, d. age 8, bur. McComb, Lenoir Cemetery
    • Josephus Lenior, b. 1845
    • Thomas H Lenior, b. 1846, d. 1922, bur. Hollywood Cemetery, McComb,MS
    • Mary Lenior, b. 1850, m. George Matthew McEwan, bur. Lenoir Cemetery
  • Octavia Raborn, b. 1825, Pike Co, MS, m. Tarrant A. Carter, son of Allen Carter and Elizabeth Addison, d. after 1850.
    See Carter information