The Ancestors and Family of Douglas F McSwain:Information about William Rawlings
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William Rawlings (b. August 12, 1828, d. November 03, 1904)William Rawlings was born August 12, 1828 in Birmingham, England, and died November 03, 1904 in New Jersey148.He married Catherine -(unknown) on Abt. 1851.
Notes for William Rawlings:
On January 3, 1867, the Reverend William Rawlings, along with six others, was appointed by the Virginia and North Carolina Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church to Piedmont North Carolina.Their mission was to preach the Word and form new churches among both whites and blacks.He served as presiding Elder of the West District from 1870 to 1874 and of the East District from 1880 to 1882.He also served as supply minister to a black congregation he helped form in Mecklenburg County, NC (now called Simpson-Gillespie United Methodist Church).Although not supported by some, he was later respected for his pioneer work by the Judaical Conference of 1892. (Source: Matton, WG, Journal, Blue Ridge-Atlantic Conference, Methodist Episcopal Church, (1892) 25)
William moved to Dallas, NC January 9. 1867 where he helped form several new Methodist churches. As a minister, he served churches in North Carolina until 1883.
More About William Rawlings:
Burial: Unknown, New Jersey.
Emigration: Bet. 1850 - 1857, to Morristown, NJ from England.
Ordination: As a minister in the Methodist Episcopal Church(North)..149
More About William Rawlings and Catherine -(unknown):
Marriage: Abt. 1851
Children of William Rawlings and Catherine -(unknown) are:
- +George Reynolds Rawlings, b. March 28, 1864, Morristown, NJ, d. 1938, Gastonia, NC150.