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Valentine Wightman Rathbun

Male 12 October 1792, Monday, 2:00 PM - 1876


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  • Name Valentine Wightman Rathbun 
    Born 12 October 1792, Monday, 2:00 PM  Rutland County, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Occupation carpenter and millright 
    Died 16 May 1876  Fremont, Steuben County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Notes 
    • 1860 Federal Census. Fremont Twp., Steuben County, Indiana
      Series: M653 Roll: 298 Page: 663
      V. W. Rathbun, 67, bentleman, b. Vermont
      Mary J. Rathbun, 20, housework, b Ohio

      From the Rathbone Genealogy:
      “He was a drum major in the war of 1812, under Gen. McComb and stationed at Sackett’s Harbor, N.Y. He returned to his home on an unlimited furlough, he had typhus fever and did not return. He settled in Sempronius, Cayuga Co., N.Y., and resided there until 1832; he then returned to Fairfield, Ohio. In 1842 he removed to Stuben Co., Ind., where he lived until his death at York Center, Ind. He and wife were members of the Freewill Baptist Church.”

      1850 Federal Census. Scott Township, Steuben County, Indiana
      Roll 173, page 162A
      V.W. Rathbun, 56, farmer, $1000 real estate, b. VT
      Rorxyana Rathbun, 54, b. RI
      Jane Rathbun, 26, b. NY
      Parmelia Rathbun, 20, b. NY
      Hanna Rathbun, 18, b. OH
      Charlott Ruthbun, 11, b. OH [1]
    Person ID I29017  Schirado
    Last Modified 4 September 2011 

    Father Rev. Daniel Rathbone,   b. 11 April 1754, Stonington, CT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 March 1806, Sempronius, Cayuga County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years) 
    Mother Sabra Holman,   b. 9 May 1771, Whiting, Addison County, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 21 January 1792  Rutland County, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Family ID F20870  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family/Spouse 1 Roxana Smith,   b. 11 April 1795, Killingly, CT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 August 1858, Scott Township, Steuben County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years) 
    Married 11 December 1814  Sempronius, Cayuga County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Harrison Rathbun,   b. 7 December 1815,   d. 21 April 1816  (Age 0 years)
     2. (child) Rathbun,   b. 21 April 1817
     3. Niles Rathbun,   b. 22 April 1818, Sempronius, Cayuga County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 April 1858  (Age 40 years)
     4. Nancy Lovina Rathbun,   b. 8 June 1820, Sempronius, Cayuga County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 August 1886  (Age 66 years)
     5. Phidelia Jane Rathbun,   b. 26 February 1822, Sempronius, Cayuga County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 February 1865, Waterloo, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 42 years)
     6. Sulinda Rathbun,   b. 17 December 1824, Sempronius, Cayuga County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 July 1825, Sempronius, Cayuga County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     7. Valentine Whitman Rathbun,   b. 6 July 1826, Sempronius, Cayuga County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 March 1901, Steuben, IN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
     8. Joseph Smith Rathbun,   b. 31 May 1828, Sempronius, Cayuga County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location
     9. Roxana Permelia Rathbun,   b. 6 May 1830, Sempronius, Cayuga County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location
     10. Hannah Maria Rathbun,   b. 13 May 1832
     11. Dorliska Rathbun,   b. 23 July 1836, Fairfield Township, Huron County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 June 1838, Fairfield Township, Huron County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
     12. Charlotte Louisa Rathbun,   b. 29 May 1839, Fairfield Township, Huron County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID F20871  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family/Spouse 2 Mary Bell Hamilton,   b. 6 December 1837 
    Married 30 June 1859  [1
    Children 
     1. Lydia M. Rathbun,   b. 5 August 1861, Freemont, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Ema L. Rathbun,   b. 10 December 1863
     3. Nettie M. Rathbun,   b. 17 January 1867
     4. Minnie B. Rathbun,   b. 3 August 1871
     5. Homer W. Rathbun,   b. 23 June 1873
    Family ID F68538  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S445] John C. Cooley, (Press of the Courier Job Print, 1898, Syracuse, NY).


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