Friday, July 5, 2013

Nancy Caroline Rawls (1853-1946)

Nancy Caroline "Nanny" Rawls was born in Marion County, Mississippi on July 19, 1853 to the marriage of Benjamin Franklin Rawls, III and Charity Pamillia Duckworth.

On December 4, 1878, Nanny married Prentice Montgomery Bynum.  She also became the step-mother of Prentice's three young children, Aurelia, Mary and Ben.

The following children were born to the marriage of Nanny and Prentice:
Ida Burtie, 1881-1979 (m. William G. Loggins)
Prentice Buford, 1883-1905
John Franklin, 1886-1895
Felix Jefferson, 1888-1974
Charity Pear, 1890-1891
Robert Everett, 1891-1966 (m. Onie R. Roberts)
Willard William, 1893-1906
Nanny Nita, 1896-1982
The 1880 census shows the family living in Covington County, Mississippi.


The 1900 census shows the family living in Marion County, Mississippi.


Nanny's husband, Prentice, died in 1906 and in 1907, Nanny filed for his Civil War Pension.

1910-1940 census records show Nanny Bynum living in Lamar County, Mississippi.



Nancy Caroline "Nanny" Rawls Bynum passed from this life on February 17, 1944.  She was ninety years old.  She is buried alongside her husband in Rawles Cemetery, Lamar County, Mississippi.

Hattiesburg American - 2/22/1944

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