Re: Margaret Mikell
After doing a search of my data base on the Mikells and also typing in Thomas F. Rawls into Ancestry.com, I have discovered that there were two Margaret Mikells who married a Thomas F. Rawls, one in Bulloch County, GA and one in Mississippi. The census records show them in both places - your Thomas & Margaret were both born in MS, and ours were both born in Bulloch Co, GA.
Seaborn Mikell b. 1805 d. 1839 m.30 Jun 1831 Rebecca Joyce
daughter Margaret R. Mikell b. about 1833 m.8 Jan 1851 to Thomas R. Rawls, Ref. Book2-A page 170, Bulloch County, GA.
After Seaborn died, Rebecca married his brother Allen and raised his two children with theirs.
in 1840 Margaret was age 5-10 in Allen's household
in 1850 she was age 17 still with Allen & Rebecca.
she married in 1851 and when her father's estate was finally settled, Thomas F. Rawls signed receipt. See below:
p. 237-238 - 6 Sep 1851, Division of the estate of SEABOURN MIKELL, dec'd distributed: (1) ALLEN MIKELL the husband of the widow of the said SEABOURN MIKELL, dec'd; (2) THOMAS R. RAWLS, the husband of MARGARET R. MIKELL, dau of the said dec'd; and, (3) ALLEN MIKELL, the guardian of ALLEN E. MIKELL, son of the said dec'd.Appraisers: A J. WILSON, WILLIAM LANIER, WILLIAM LEE, SR. JAMES M LEE, A. RAWLS, divided the estate.
Now for the MS Margaret. One person claimed she was a Margaret L. Reid; however , if you have a family Bible that shows she was a Mikell, then I accept the Bible over the other person.I have her as Margaret L. born Sep 1856, MS living with Thomas a Rawls in 1900.
Her birthday doesn't agree with the 1860 census of Lawrence Co. There they were married and he was 28 and she was 22, no children. They had 9 slaves.
In 1870 he is 37 and she is 30. They have son R.E.L age 7 and dau H.D.age 5, all born in MS.
In 1880 it shows Thomas F. Rawls age 49 and Margaret L. age 23, wife; son Robert E. L. age 17' dau Hattie D. age 15; and, dau Mollie R. age 3.
In 1900 - Thomas F. Rawls b. June 1831 age 68 m. 24 years
Margaret L. wife b. Sept 1856 age 43 m. 24 years, had 8 children & 5 lived.
Hubbert H. son age 13
Estell E. dau age 9
Don M. son age 7
Do you suppose he had two wives named Margaret?? Or, did she just keep getting younger.
I am very interested in this family. We had one branch consisting of three families who all moved to MS in 1810 from Bulloch Co, GA. I have a lot of info on them, thoughnot near so much as Eddie Mikell, who is of this clan and still owns the land the old family cemetery is on, does.
James Mikell who married Margaret Thomson had several sons but we need his sons' daughters to get into the right generation. James had a dau Margaret but she was born in 1836.
Could you copy the info from the family Bible for me? I hope to publish a history of the Mikells by Aug of next year in time for our reunion and I want to include all I have on the MS branch that I can locate by then. Would love to know more about both the Mikell and Rawls familiy as I have a great-gr-grandmother,Temperance Rawls who lived in Screven County,GA. who married my Rev Sol. James Scott.
Love to year from you. I sent this to you by e-mail but it was returned, will you put me on the accepted list?