Richard Rankin

Male 1756 - 1827


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  • Name  Richard Rankin 
    Born  4 Nov 1756  Cumberland Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Occupation  farmer, blacksmith, pvt. Rev. War soldier 
    Died  5 May 1827  Jefferson Co., TN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried  Old Hopewell Cem, Dandridge, TN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Elder & trustee at the founding of Mt. Horeb Pres. Ch. one of 4 pioneer settlers of Dumplin Valley....[R. , Sam'l, Tho Rankin & Jn Bradshaw] Rev. Cem in dandridge, site of orig Hopewell Ch., 1st ch in Jeff. Co., org in 1785.
      settled on the headwaters of D. C. on 1/8/1786.
    • Jefferson County was erected on June 11, 1792, by Wm. Blount when governor of the Territory South of the River Ohio. It was formed from portions of Greene and Hawkins counties and was named in honor of Thomas Jefferson. The first settlers came in 1783. Among them were: Robert McFarland, Alexander Outlaw, Thos. Jarnagin, James Hill, Wesley White, James Randolph, Joseph Copeland, Robert Gentry, James Hubbard, Matthew Wallace, James Roddye, Richard Rankin, Thomas Snoddy, Parmenas Taylor, Hugh Kelso, Adam Meek, and George Doherty, most of whom were prominently identified with the early history of Tennessee.
      Tennessee the Volunteer State 1769—1923: Volume 1
      JEFFERSON COUNTY

    Person ID  I16  Powers-Nixon-Rankin
    Last Modified  17 Aug 2007 

    Father  Thomas Rankin,   b. Abt 1724, Londonderry, Co. Derry, Ire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1812 or 1810, Jefferson Co., TN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Mary or Isabella Clendennin or Clendenon,   b. Abt 1725, PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1810, Jefferson Co., TN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  Bef 1754  PA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F11  Group Sheet

    Family  Jenette Steele,   b. 4 Apr 1764, Cumberland Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jan 1846, Jefferson Co., TN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  Abt 1782 
    Children 
     1. Samuel S. Rankin,   b. 1784,   d. 1858
     2. John Thomas Rankin,   b. 4 Feb 1793, Jefferson Co., TN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Mar 1886, Ironton, OH Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. David Rankin,   b. 1791,   d. 29 Mar 1814, Horseshoe Bend, Tallapoosa R., AL Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. William Clendenin Rankin,   b. 01 Jun 1795, near Dandridge, TN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 07 Mar 1889, Farmington, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Richard Duffield Rankin,   b. 1800, Jefferson Co., TN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1890 or 1892
     6. Alexander Taylor Rankin,   b. 1803,   d. 1885
     7. Robert Henderson Rankin,   b. 1810,   d. 1840
     8. James Gardner Rankin,   b. 1797
     9. Thomas Rankin,   b. 1787
     10. Hervey Rankin,   b. 1802,   d. died young Find all individuals with events at this location
     11. Andrew Campbell Rankin,   b. 07 Jul 1806,   d. 1828
     12. Isabella Rankin,   b. 1789
    Last Modified  16 Aug 2007 
    Family ID  F10  Group Sheet