This is in response to the part of the post that is written thusly:
"NOTE to Provence researchers...another near neighbor of Barzillai and Thomas Province in 1830 Franklin Co Ill was Michael Rawlings (60-70) with 1M 10-15 and 1M 15-20 and several females. A Michael Rawlings was listed as a 2nd Corporal, and Ezekiel Rawlings was listed as a Private, in the same unit that Thomas Province served in 1832 Franklin Co. An earlier Thomas Province^11,whose will was probated in 1773 in Frederick Co Va., left to a daughter Hannah Province who married David Rankin. Hannah’s daughter Mary Rankin married a Nathan Rawlings. Nathan^12 and Asahel Rawlings^13 were in Greene Co TN by 1785."
Michael Rawlings (age 60-70) in Franklin County, IL in 1830 was Michael Rawlings, son of Moses (or Michael) Rawlings who died about 1787, and who was killed by Indians.Michael of Franklin County, IL had several sons (Nathan, Michael, David, Ezekiel, etc.) His son Michael was listed as 2nd Corporal, and Ezekiel was listed as a Private during the Black Hawk War of 1832.
Hannah Province-Rankin's daughter, Mary Rankin, married Nathan Rawlings (probably in Pennsylvania about 1783.Nathan (1750-1821) eventually settled in Lawrence County, Illinois, where he is buried.
The Nathan Rawlings in Greene County, TN along with Asahel, are probably very close relatives to Nathan (1750-1821), but the Nathan listed there is NOT the same individual who married Mary Rankin.Nathan (1750-1821) settled in Kentucky about 1785, lived there about 18 years, serving as a justice of the peace, state legislator, and militia company commander before settling in Ohio about 1802, then into Illinois by 1816.