Abner Rawson

Male6 May 1819–

Brief Life History of Abner

When Abner Rawson was born on 6 May 1819, in Blackberry Township, Kane, Illinois, United States, his father, Abner Rawson, Jr., was 30 and his mother, Sarah Sabrina "Sally" Black, was 25.

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Abner Rawson
1819–
Georgia B. Pierce
1816–

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  • The Rawson Family: A revised memoir of Edward Rawson, Secretary of the Colony of Massachusetts Bay

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1820 · Making States Equal

Age 1

The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.

1820 · Making Land more affordable

Age 1

"The United States law requiring full payment at the time of purchase and registration of any land. to help encourage sales and make land more affordable, Congress reduced the minimum price of dollar per acre and the minimum size that could be purchased. Most of this land for sale was located on the frontier which was then ""The West"". This Act was good for many Americans, but it was also over used by wealthy investors."

1836

Age 17

Historical Boundaries: 1836: Kane, Illinois, United States

Name Meaning

English: patronymic meaning ‘son of Rauf or Rau’, Middle English forms of Ralph (see Rawe 3).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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