The Dumas & Morris Family Repository


The Dumas & Morris Family Repository


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picture Benjamin RANKIN

      Sex: M

Individual Information
          Birth: Jun 1772 - Dromore, Donegal, Ulster, Ireland 1 2 3 4 5 6
    Christening: 
          Death: 17 Dec 1845 - Toby, Clarion, Pennsylvania, USA 2 7 8
         Burial: in Seceder Cemetery, Rimersburg, Clarion, Pennsylvania, USA 9

Events

Notes
He emigrated on 18 Jun 1798 from Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA. 9 10
He had a residence on 14 Apr 1802 in , Mifflin, Pennsylvania, USA. 9
He had a residence in 1805 in Toby, Armstrong, Pennsylvania, USA. 9 11
He received his Citizenship citizenship on 21 Jun 1808 in Toby, Armstrong, Pennsylvania, USA. 12
He had a residence in 1810 in Toby, Armstrong, Pennsylvania, USA. 13
He had a residence in 1820 in Toby, Armstrong, Pennsylvania, USA. 14
He had a residence in 1840 in Toby, Clarion, Pennsylvania, USA. 15 Toby Township became part of Clarion County 31 March 1839.


Parents
         Father: William RANKIN 16
         Mother: Jane STEEN 9 17

Spouses and Children
1. *Letticie JOHNSTON 16 18 
       Marriage: Between 8 Jun 1798 and 14 Apr 1802 - , New Jersey, USA 17 9 19
         Status: 
       Children:
                1. William RANKIN 20
                2. Jane RANKIN 2 20 21
                3. Benjamin Mcclellan RANKIN 20 22 23 24 25
                4. Samuel RANKIN 26

Notes
Death Notes:
Aged 68 yrs 6 mo
General:
Benjamin and Joseph Rankin married sisters Letticie and Elizabeth Jane Johnston in New Jersey after their arrival in America.

History of Clarion County Pennsylvania by A. J. Davis Published 1887, Reprinted 1997 Page 538

Joseph Rankin, afterwards for a number of years justice of the peace, then assemblyman, and later associate judge of the county, was one of the early settlers. He and his brother Benjamin settled in what is now Toby Township, but some time after he moved into Madison township. These two brothers married two sisters, which was not so remarkable as the fact that the two families lived amicably in the same house, strictly observing the following peculiar arrangements: Joseph, being the eldest brother, did all the managing of affairs in which the male portion of the household had any part; on the other hand, Mrs. Benjamin, being the elder of the two wives, had absolute control of the female portion of the family, their cares, and their belongings, even to chastising all the daughters of both families, while Mr. Joseph did the whipping that was needed by the boys on both sides of the house.

According to Roy Rankin, son of Heber Ivo Rankin, Benjamin and his brother Joseph had to leave Ireland because they had been caught poaching rabbits on the Kings land and had to flee the country for their lives. I subsequently found this same story on a website about the Somerville family from which Roy also descends so I don't know for sure which family this story applies too.

Letter from Elva Glenn to Ronna Dumas says in part:

"These two brothers (Benjamin and Joseph Rankin) always stuck together. Their farm's in Toby township, Clarion Co., PA adjoined each other. They were always very close friends too, for brothers."

A letter from Heber Rankin says:

"Joseph and Benjamin Rankin came to America together, landing at Boston, Mass., on June 18, 1798. They entered Penna. on April 14, 1802 and settled in Armstrong Co. and later (1805) moved to Toby Twp., Clarion Co., Penna. Joseph was County Commissioner for Armstrong Co., and Associate Judge of the same Co. in 1829 and a member of the Penna. Legislature from Armstrong Co. for one term. Joseph and his cousin James M. Rankin, were very well educated. It must have been some school in Ireland." 9 16 27 28

picture Benjamin Harrison RANKIN

      Sex: M

Individual Information
          Birth: 29 Oct 1902 9
    Christening: 
          Death: 
         Burial: 


Parents
         Father: Robert RANKIN 29 30
         Mother: Alice BELL 9


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Benjamin J. RANKIN

      Sex: M

Individual Information
          Birth: 31 Jan 1828 9 32 33 34
    Christening: 
          Death: 2 Mar 1889 9 33
         Burial: After 2 Mar 1889 - Rimersburg, Clarion, Pennsylvania, USA

Events
He worked as a Farmer and Butcher. 9
He was Associate Presbyterian Church in Rimersburg, PA. 9


Parents
         Father: Joseph A. Steen RANKIN 35
         Mother: Elizabeth Jane JOHNSTON 16 18

Spouses and Children
1. *Nancy MORTIMER 9 
       Marriage: 
         Status: 
       Children:
                1. James Newell RANKIN 9
                2. Elizabeth Jane RANKIN 9
                3. Willis P. RANKIN 9
                4. Mary Loucella RANKIN 9

Notes
Burial Notes:
Associate Presbyterian Church Cemetery
General:
Benjamin J. Rankin was a farmer. When his father Joseph Rankin died he received one half of his father's farm along with his brother William W. Rankin. Later in life he was a butcher and known as Butcher Ben. 9

picture Benjamin Mcclellan RANKIN

      Sex: M
AKA: Squire 9
Individual Information
          Birth: 1 Jan 1816 - Toby, Armstrong, Pennsylvania, USA 2 7 9 24 36 37 38 39 40 41
    Christening: 
          Death: 23 Jun 1883 - Rimersburg, Clarion, Pennsylvania, USA 2 9 17 37 42 43 44
         Burial: in Rimersburg Cemetery, Rimersburg, Clarion, Pennsylvania, USA 37 44 45

Events
He graduated with 18 Apr 1862 received scholarship to Westminster Collegiate Institute per Judy Duffy. 31
Military: Military. 31
He worked as a Farmer, Justice of the Peace for 5 years, Township Auditor 19 Feb 1864. 46 47 48 49
He had a residence on 24 Aug 1850 in Toby, Clarion, Pennsylvania, USA. 50
He had a residence in 1860 in Toby, Clarion, Pennsylvania, USA. 51 52
He had a residence on 22 Jun 1870 in Toby, Clarion, Pennsylvania, USA. 53
He had a residence on 2 Jun 1880 in Toby, Clarion, Pennsylvania, USA. 54


Parents
         Father: Benjamin RANKIN
         Mother: Letticie JOHNSTON 16 18

Spouses and Children
1. *Margaret A. ARMSTRONG 9 22 24 54 55 56 
       Marriage: 11 Dec 1834 - , Armstrong, Pennsylvania, USA 7 9
         Status: 
       Children:
                1. Nancy RANKIN 57
                2. Rachel RANKIN 58 59 60 61
                3. Mary Jane RANKIN 54 62 63
                4. James RANKIN
                5. James Armstrong RANKIN 54 64
                6. Margaret Elizabeth RANKIN
                7. Sarah Martha RANKIN
                8. Ursula Minerva RANKIN 65
                9. Laura Marinda RANKIN 66 67 68 69

Notes
General:
1860 U.S. Census, Toby Twp., Clarion Co., PA, Page 24, 21 July 1860 Line 34-40, Dwelling 162, Family 162 Benjamin Rankin, 48, M, Farmer, 3600, 850, Pennsylvania Margaret Rankin, 46, F, Pennsylvania Nancy Rankin, 21, F, Pennsylvania James A. Rankin, 19, M, Farmer, Pennsylvania Margaret E. Rankin, 17, F, Pennsylvania Sarah Rankin, 15, F, Pennsylvania Laura M. Rankin, 13, F, Pennsylvania 52
Marriage Notes (Margaret A. Armstrong)
By Rev. Joseph Johnston

picture Bernice RANKIN

      Sex: F
AKA: Berm 73
Individual Information
          Birth: 23 Apr 1897 - Lawrence, Douglas, Kansas, USA 71 72 74
    Christening: 
          Death: 21 May 1991 - , Los Angeles, California, USA 71 72 75
         Burial: 

Events
Soc Sec Num: 560-12-5278 California. 71 72
She had a residence on 1 May 1991 in South Pasadena, Los Angeles Co., CA. 72


Parents
         Father: William Hoyt RANKIN 76
         Mother: Mabel Frances MYERS 73 76 77


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Bertrelle Elizabeth RANKIN

      Sex: F

Individual Information
          Birth: 23 Sep 1900 9 79
    Christening: 
          Death: 17 Jan 1991 - Titusville, Crawford Co., PA 9 79
         Burial: 

Events
Soc Sec Num: 165-50-3095 Issued in Pennsylvania. 79
She had a residence in 1982 in Troy Twp., PA. 9


Parents
         Father: John Ivo Bell RANKIN 16 17
         Mother: Margaret Ruphena HARTMAN 16 17

Spouses and Children
1. *Arthur Raymond YINGLING 9 80 
       Marriage: 
         Status: 
       Children:
                1. Living
                2. Living
                3. Living


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Bessie Hazel RANKIN

      Sex: F

Individual Information
          Birth: 19 Sep 1897 9 82 83
    Christening: 
          Death: 3 Mar 1994 - FL 83
         Burial: 

Events
She worked as a Ran a tourist home in St. Petersburg, FL from 1945 until 1988. 81
Soc Sec Num: 265-54-9078 issued in Florida. 83
She had a residence in 1945 in St. Petersburg, Pinellas Co., FL. 81 83


Parents
         Father: Robert Henry Gent RANKIN 9
         Mother: Lyda Belle GANOE 9 81

Spouses and Children
1. *George Washington HUTCHISON 81 
       Marriage: Dec 1918 81
         Status: 


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Living

      Sex: F


Parents
         Father: Living
         Mother: Living

Spouses and Children
1. Living
       Children:
                1. Living
                2. Living


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Birdie W. RANKIN

      Sex: F

Individual Information
          Birth: 15 Nov 1872 73
    Christening: 
          Death: 1887 73
         Burial: 


Parents
         Father: Samuel Edmundson RANKIN 84 85
         Mother: Nancy Maria CRAWFORD 73


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Living

      Sex: F


Parents
         Father: Living
         Mother: Living

Spouses and Children
1. Living
       Children:
                1. Living
                2. Living
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Sources


1 Gale Ion Harris, F.A.S.G, The Genealogist (Picton Press
Volume: Vol. 13 No. 1).

2 Elva Waters Glen (Location: Original letter in possession of Ronna Dumas).

3 Heber I. Rankin - edited by Janice Yingling, Frontier Families of Toby Township, Clarion Co., Pennsylvania, or Uncle Heber's family history, Gives date of birth as 1777 and place as Ireland.

4 Naturalization papers of Benjamin Rankin (Location: Original at the Armstrong County Courthouse, Kittanning, PA), Native of Ireland.

5 Heber Rankin, Letter from Heber Rankin to Lawrence Rankin (Location: Copy of letter in possession of Ronna Dumas), born 1776.

6 1880 U. S. Census (Location: http://www.ancestry.com/search/io/browse.asp?c=5&state=Pennsylvania&county=Clarion&township=Other+Townships&ed=82&roll=T9_1118&STAbrv=PA&startimg=137&endimg=171&rp=139&hash=956680559&width=2237&height=3021&levels=5&colorspace=Grayscale), Father of Benjamin McClellan Rankin born in Ireland.

7 Gale Ion Harris, F.A.S.G, The Genealogist (Picton Press
Volume: Vol. 13 No. 1), James Harrison Crick Bible.

8 Submitter: Mark Hile, Rankin.ged, Gives death place as Washington Co., PA.

9 Heber I. Rankin - edited by Janice Yingling, Frontier Families of Toby Township, Clarion Co., Pennsylvania, or Uncle Heber's family history.

10 Elva Waters Glenn, Letter from Elva Glenn to Ronna Dumas (Location: Original in possession of Ronna Dumas), Came to America in 1798.

11 Submitter: Mark Hile, Rankin.ged, Bought land in 1805, 100 acres of uncleared land on Catfish Run , Toby Twp., Clarion (Armstrong) Co., PA.

12 Naturalization papers of Benjamin Rankin (Location: Original at the Armstrong County Courthouse, Kittanning, PA).

13 Submitter: Mark Hile, Rankin.ged, 1810 Census.

14 Submitter: Mark Hile, Rankin.ged, 1820 Census.

15 Submitter: Mark Hile, Rankin.ged, 1840 Census Roll M7040442, Page 122, Image 254.

16 Heber Rankin, Letter from Heber Rankin to Lawrence Rankin (Location: Copy of letter in possession of Ronna Dumas).

17 Morris Family (Location: Notes in possession of Ronna Dumas).

18 Interview with Roy Rankin (Location: Notes in possession of Ronna Dumas).

19 Elva Waters Glen (Location: Original letter in possession of Ronna Dumas), Says they were married at Sebertown, PA in 1802.

20 Submitter: Diana E. Roche, Last Will and Testament of Benjamin Rankin (Location: Original in Clarion County, PA, Copy in possession of Ronna Dumas).

21 Diana Roche, Margaret Armstrong, S. W. Mortimer, Laura Rankin (Location: Original email in possession of Ronna Dumas), Death certificate of Samuel Wallace Mortimer.

22 Death certificate for Rachel (Rankin) Crick (File Num: 76-1359
Location: Kansas, State Department of Health).

23 Jesse (Morris) Shultz (Location: Original in possession of Ronna Dumas), Rachel Rankin's father, Benjamin M. Rankin.

24 Diana Roche, Margaret Armstrong, S. W. Mortimer, Laura Rankin (Location: Original email in possession of Ronna Dumas), Death certificate of Laura May Mortimer.

25 1870 U. S. Census (Location: http://www.genealogy.com/cgi-bin/ifa_image.cgi?IN=023529&PN=667&SEC=Pennsylvania&CD=466), Benjamin Rankin.

26 Judy Duffy, Rankin Ancestry (Location: Original in possession of Ronna Dumas).

27 A. J. Davis, The History of Clarion County Pennsylvania (D. Mason & Company Publishers).

28 Elva Waters Glenn, Letter from Elva Glenn to Ronna Dumas (Location: Original in possession of Ronna Dumas).

29 Heber I. Rankin - edited by Janice Yingling, Frontier Families of Toby Township, Clarion Co., Pennsylvania, or Uncle Heber's family history, Robert Rankin.

30 1880 U. S. Census Clifton, Wilcox, Alabama, Obadiah H Dumas (Location: http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Search/frameset_search.asp?PAGE=census/search_census.asp), Robert Rankin.

31 Submitter: Mark Hile, Rankin.ged.

32 Morris Family (Location: Notes in possession of Ronna Dumas), 1823.

33 Grave Marker for Benjamin J. and Nancy Mortimer Rankin (Owner: Diana E. Roche), 1828-1889.

34 Heber Rankin, Letter from Heber Rankin to Lawrence Rankin (Location: Copy of letter in possession of Ronna Dumas), 1823.

35 Submitter: Mark Hile, Rankin.ged, Joseph A. Steen Rankin.

36 1850 U.S. Census (Location: GenealogyLibrary.com), age 35.

37 (Location: Seceder Cemetery, Rimersburg, Clarion Co., PA
Owner: Diana E. Roche).

38 Elva Waters Glenn, Letter from Elva Glenn to Ronna Dumas (Location: Original in possession of Ronna Dumas), 1816.

39 1860 U. S. Census (Location: http://www.ancestry.com/search/io/browse.asp?c=12&state=Pennsylvania&county=Clarion&township=Toby&ed=&roll=M653_1095&STAbrv=PA&startimg=639&endimg=668&rp=662&hash=1637598467&width=2181&height=3001&levels=5&colorspace=Grayscale), Age 48 born in Pennsylvania.

40 1880 U. S. Census (Location: http://www.ancestry.com/search/io/browse.asp?c=5&state=Pennsylvania&county=Clarion&township=Other+Townships&ed=82&roll=T9_1118&STAbrv=PA&startimg=137&endimg=171&rp=139&hash=956680559&width=2237&height=3021&levels=5&colorspace=Grayscale), Age 64 born Pennsylvania.

41 1870 U. S. Census (Location: http://www.genealogy.com/cgi-bin/ifa_image.cgi?IN=023529&PN=667&SEC=Pennsylvania&CD=466), Age 55 born Pennsylvania.

42 Elva Waters Glenn, Letter from Elva Glenn to Ronna Dumas (Location: Original in possession of Ronna Dumas), 1883.

43 Submitter: Mark Hile, Rankin.ged, June 23, 1883.

44 Rimersburg Cemetery (Clarion, Pennsylvania), Benjamin McClellan Rankin marker, 3 Apr 2009, 3 Apr 2009.

45 Jesse (Morris) Shultz (Location: Original in possession of Ronna Dumas), Buried in Rimersberg, PA Cemetery.

46 1850 U.S. Census (Location: GenealogyLibrary.com).

47 Submitter: Mark Hile, Rankin.ged, Letter from the Governor stated B. M. Rankin had been elected Justice of the Peace for 5 years.

48 1880 U. S. Census (Location: http://www.ancestry.com/search/io/browse.asp?c=5&state=Pennsylvania&county=Clarion&township=Other+Townships&ed=82&roll=T9_1118&STAbrv=PA&startimg=137&endimg=171&rp=139&hash=956680559&width=2237&height=3021&levels=5&colorspace=Grayscale), Farmer.

49 1870 U. S. Census (Location: http://www.genealogy.com/cgi-bin/ifa_image.cgi?IN=023529&PN=667&SEC=Pennsylvania&CD=466), Farmer.

50 1850 U.S. Census (Location: GenealogyLibrary.com Census Image).

51 Darla Kelly, Benjamin Rankin Family (Location: Original email in possession of Ronna Dumas).

52 1860 U. S. Census (Location: http://www.ancestry.com/search/io/browse.asp?c=12&state=Pennsylvania&county=Clarion&township=Toby&ed=&roll=M653_1095&STAbrv=PA&startimg=639&endimg=668&rp=662&hash=1637598467&width=2181&height=3001&levels=5&colorspace=Grayscale).

53 1870 U. S. Census (Location: http://www.genealogy.com/cgi-bin/ifa_image.cgi?IN=023529&PN=667&SEC=Pennsylvania&CD=466).

54 1880 U. S. Census (Location: http://www.ancestry.com/search/io/browse.asp?c=5&state=Pennsylvania&county=Clarion&township=Other+Townships&ed=82&roll=T9_1118&STAbrv=PA&startimg=137&endimg=171&rp=139&hash=956680559&width=2237&height=3021&levels=5&colorspace=Grayscale).

55 Jesse (Morris) Shultz (Location: Original in possession of Ronna Dumas), Her mother, Margaret A. Armstrong.

56 1870 U. S. Census (Location: http://www.genealogy.com/cgi-bin/ifa_image.cgi?IN=023529&PN=667&SEC=Pennsylvania&CD=466), Margaret Rankin.

57 1870 U. S. Census (Location: http://www.genealogy.com/cgi-bin/ifa_image.cgi?IN=023529&PN=667&SEC=Pennsylvania&CD=466), Nancy Rankin.

58 Death certificate for Laura (Crick) Park 184 (File Num: 278-191
Location: Kansas State Board of Health, Topeka, Kansas).

59 Florence (Baird) Warta, Pedigree Charts (Location: Original in possession of Ronna Dumas).

60 1880 U. S. Census (Location: http://www.ancestry.com/search/io/browse.asp?c=5&state=Pennsylvania&county=Clarion&township=Richland&ed=79&roll=T9_1118&STAbrv=PA&startimg=45&endimg=80&rp=73&hash=708601779&width=2237&height=3017&levels=5&colorspace=Grayscale).

61 1870 U. S. Census (Location: http://www.genealogy.com/cgi-bin/ifa_image.cgi?SEC=Pennsylvania&IN=023530&PN=667b&CD=466), Rachel Crick.

62 Eccles Lesher Memorial Library, Rimersburg, Clarion Co., PA Cemetery Records (http://www.eccles-lesher.org/Cemetery/records.php).

63 1870 U. S. Census (Location: http://www.genealogy.com/cgi-bin/ifa_image.cgi?IN=023529&PN=667&SEC=Pennsylvania&CD=466), Mary Crick.

64 1870 U. S. Census (Location: http://www.genealogy.com/cgi-bin/ifa_image.cgi?IN=023529&PN=667&SEC=Pennsylvania&CD=466), James Rankin.

65 1870 U. S. Census (Location: http://www.genealogy.com/cgi-bin/ifa_image.cgi?IN=023529&PN=667&SEC=Pennsylvania&CD=466), Ercella Rankin.

66 Gale Ion Harris, F.A.S.G, The Genealogist (Picton Press
Volume: Vol. 13 No. 1), Gives middle name as Marinda.

67 Diana Roche, Margaret Armstrong, S. W. Mortimer, Laura Rankin (Location: Original email in possession of Ronna Dumas), Death certificate of Laura May Mortimer gives middle name as May.

68 1900 U. S. Census (Location: http://www.genealogy.com/cgi-bin/ifa_image.cgi?SEC=Pennsylvania&IN=035263&PN=193a&CD=914), Laura M. Mortimer.

69 1870 U. S. Census (Location: http://www.genealogy.com/cgi-bin/ifa_image.cgi?IN=023529&PN=667&SEC=Pennsylvania&CD=466), Laura Rankin.

70 Compiler: Veryl Bowen Firl, Family Group Record Descendants of William Latta & Elizabeth Rankin (Location: Copy in possession of Ronna Dumas), Bernice Rankin.

71 Rootsweb, California Death Records (URL: http://userdb.rootsweb.com/ca/death/search.cgi), RANKIN BERNICE 04/23/1897 MYERS F KANSAS LOS ANGELES(19) 05/21/1991 560-12-5278 94 yrs.

72 Roots Web, Social Security Death Index (URL: http://ssdi.rootsweb.com), BERNICE RANKIN 23 Apr 1897 21 May 1991 (V) 91030 (South Pasadena, Los Angeles, CA) (none specified) 560-12-5278 California.

73 Compiler: Veryl Bowen Firl, Family Group Record Descendants of William Latta & Elizabeth Rankin (Location: Copy in possession of Ronna Dumas).

74 Compiler: Veryl Bowen Firl, Family Group Record Descendants of William Latta & Elizabeth Rankin (Location: Copy in possession of Ronna Dumas), Born 23 April 1897 in Lawrence, Douglas Co., KS.

75 Compiler: Veryl Bowen Firl, Family Group Record Descendants of William Latta & Elizabeth Rankin (Location: Copy in possession of Ronna Dumas), Died after 1980 of So. Pasadena, Los Angeles Co., CA.

76 Donald H. Firl, Rankin Info (Location: Original email in possession of Ronna Dumas).

77 Vital Search, California Death Index (URL: http://www.vitalsearch-ca.com/gen/ca/_vitals/cadeygen.htm), RANKIN MABEL F 1870 11 01 TOMILSEN MYERS FEMALE IL SAN FRANCISCO 1940 09 18 514033241 69.

78 Carrie E. Bodensteiner, Kichline - Eldred - Breidster - Bodensteiner - McPeak Ancestry (URL: http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=bodenst&id=I16600).

79 Roots Web, Social Security Death Index (URL: http://ssdi.rootsweb.com), BERTRELLE YINGLING 23 Sep 1900 17 Jan 1991 (not specified) (none specified) 165-50-3095 Pennsylvania.

80 Carrie E. Bodensteiner, Kichline - Eldred - Breidster - Bodensteiner - McPeak Ancestry (URL: http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=bodenst&id=I16600), Bert Yingling.

81 Wesley Ord Rankin, Letter from Wesley Rankin to Ronna Dumas (Location: Original letter in possession of Ronna Dumas).

82 Wesley Ord Rankin, Letter from Wesley Rankin to Ronna Dumas (Location: Original letter in possession of Ronna Dumas), 1897.

83 Roots Web, Social Security Death Index (URL: http://ssdi.rootsweb.com), BESSIE H HUTCHISON 19 Sep 1897 03 Mar 1994 33701 (Saint Petersburg, Pinellas, FL) (none specified) 265-54-9078 Florida.

84 Heber I. Rankin - edited by Janice Yingling, Frontier Families of Toby Township, Clarion Co., Pennsylvania, or Uncle Heber's family history, Samuel Edmonston Rankin.

85 Compiler: Veryl Bowen Firl, Family Group Record Descendants of William Latta & Elizabeth Rankin (Location: Copy in possession of Ronna Dumas), Samuel Edmundson Rankin.


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