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Rathbone, Cornelius T.

Born: 1818-11-12 Illinois

Died: 1901-03-16 Idaho

Rathbone likely lived in Sangamon County, Illinois, in 1837 and 1838. In 1843, he married Mary Ann Drain and they settled in McLean County, Illinois, where Rathbone and his father-in-law were farmers. In 1851, he married Helen Fordyce. By 1860, Rathbone was no longer married to Helen, and he had relocated his family to Linn County, Kansas Territory, where he worked as a carpenter.

Petition of George Pasfield and Others to Lilburn W. Boggs; Rathbone v. Hudson E. Bridge & Co., Martha L. Benner and Cullom Davis et al., eds., The Law Practice of Abraham Lincoln: Complete Documentary Edition, 2d edition (Springfield: Illinois Historic Preservation Agency, 2009),; Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, McLean County, 6 August 1843, 25 August 1851, Illinois State Archives, Springfield, IL; U.S. Census Office, Seventh Census of the United States (1850), McLean County, IL, 50; U.S. Census Office, Eighth Census of the United States (1860), Linn County, KS Terr., 147; Gravestone, Winona Cemetery, Idaho County, ID.