I want to say thanks first of all for replying.The only info that we have at the moment on Charles Rakestraw is this:
CHARLES FRANKLIN RAKESTRAW b. Oct 1871 in Indiana d. ????
married to MAGGIE DELIA ALKIRE on 13 March 1900 in Otoe Co. Nebraska Maggie was born June 1882 in Kansas
We BELIEVE that Charles is the son of David and Sarah for this reason:
According to Civil War Pension records, David C. Rakestraw served in the Union Army 30 Aug 1861 to 2 Aug 1864.His pension record shows that a SARAH E. TRAPP collected the pension in Indiana AND Nebraska.It lists a Charles F. Rakestraw as a minor et al.Sarah started collecting the pension around 1887-1889.At this time we are looking for siblings of Charles but have come up with nothing.We haven't been able to find anything on Sarah E. Trapp either.
I hope what I have given you might help.If you have any other questions, feel free to email me again. Thanks again,