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"Legend is that NICHOLAS J. RAWLINGS, my great-great-grandfather, was a pioneer settler in Dodge Co, Georgia - coming from North Carolina-Virginia line with his father and four brothers. One brother settled in Washington Co., and one in Telfair County. One went to Moultrie County, and the brother with NICHOLAS stayed only a few years. Before the War Between the States this brother joined a wagon train westward. He set up a general store in Wyoming territory. This was the start of RAWLIN, Wyoming." This was a quote from my mother's cousin, three times removed, who lived in Texas. I have researched further to find REDDIN, brother to NICHOLAS, who went to Telfair County, Georgia, before 1824, and NICHOLAS was in Pulaski County, later Dodge County. I don't know if JOHN E., who is buried in Brownwood Cemetery in Washington County, is their father or not. He was listed in Pulaski County census in 1850 but not later. A cousin JACK still living in Dodge Co., Georgia, 84 years old, said one of the Washington Co. RAWLINS girls married a Mayo - which might be why the Mayo Brothers praised the sanitarium in Sandersville, Georgia." (The Rawlings-Rollings Family History Assoc. Newsletter, Sept. 1991 issue ).

FREDERICK CULLINS RAWLINGS, his son, was born in this county in 1821, and brought up to agricultural pursuits, being engaged as a planter throughout his life. When the War Between the States came on he served in the Confederate state troops, having charge of provisions, and rendered faithful and valiant service. At the end of the war he returned to pursuits of the soil and rapidly rose to a position of distinction among the planters of this part of the state. He died at the age of 91 in 1912, in the faith of the Baptist Church which he had joined later in his life. His wife had pre-deceased him. This couple had 6 children: Dr. WILLIAM, a practicing physician and surgeon in Sandersville; CHARLES G., a leading banker of this place; LAVINIA, wife of B.E. Roughton of Macon, Georgia; ANNA, wife of William C. Butts of Atlanta; Mrs. Winifred Mayo, now deceased; and BENJAMIN TARBUTTON. After his schooling, BENJAMIN T. began practicing law in 1888; was elected solicitor general of the Middle Circuit, and after 8 years Judge of the Superior Court. He returned to private practice in January of 1915. Aside from his legal practice, Judge RAWLINGS is interested in agriculture, owns several thousand acres of land on which he raises corn and cotton. He is a Democrat, and belongs to the Knights of Pythias. (R/RFHA Newsletter, June 1991 issue, p. 15 ).

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