Biography of Josiah Rawson
Madison County, NY Biographies





Rawson, Josiah, who was a justice of the peace at Bennett's Corners for many years, and a well known and highly respected citizen of Madison county, died May 8, 1861. He was a lineal descendant in the sixth generation from Edward Rawson. who came from England in 1636 and settled in Newbury in Massachusetts Bay Colony; was a man of importance in the colony, serving in many positions of public trust; town clerk, selectman, deputy to the General Court, etc., and held large grants of land. The line is as follows: Josiah (6): Josiah (5); Josiah (4); David (3); William (2); and Edward (1). Mr. Rawson was a native of New England; he married at Richmond, N. H., and later went to Richmond, Vermont, where he was several times a member of the State Legislature. He removed to Madison county in 1828 and engaged in farming near Bennett's Corners, where he resided until his death. Nine children were born to him, only one of whom survives, Tryphena, who resides in Oneida, the widow of Edward Dunlap.

FROM:
Our County and it's people
A Descriptive and Biographical Record of
Madison County, New York
Edited by: John E. Smith
The Boston History Co., Publishers 1890


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