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Robert Warren

1Isle of Wight Marriages, WB5 p52.

Margaret Dawson

1Isle of Wight Marriages, WB5 p52.

Matthew Rabun

1U.S. Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970. "Name: Matthew Rabun
SAR Membership: 82558
Birth Date: 1734
Birth Place: North Carolina
Death Date: 1819
Death Place: Hancock, Georgia
Spouse: Sarah Warren
Children: Gov Wm Rabun.", "Died in Hancock County, at a very advanced age,..., father to Governor William Rabun, a gentleman of exemplary piety and worth per Georgia Journal (5/25/1819)." Image.

Carl Best Boyd,

Emily Hazel Mason

1Kentucky, Vital Record Indexes, 1911-1999, "Name: Emily H Mason
Titles and Terms:
Event Type: Birth
Event Date: 26 Nov 1912
Event Place: Montgomery, Kentucky, United States
Mother's Name: Nellie Roe
Digital Folder Number:

Citing this Record:
"Kentucky, Vital Record Indexes, 1911-1999," database, FamilySearch ( : 1 July 2015), Emily H Mason, 26 Nov 1912; citing Birth, Montgomery, Kentucky, United States, Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives, Frankfort." Image.

2U.S. Social Security Death Index, "Age: 88
Given Name: Hazel
Middle Name: M
Surname: Boyd
Name Suffix:
Birth Date: 26 Nov 1912
State: Kentucky
Last Place of Residence: Montgomery, Kentucky
Previous Residence Postal Code: 40353
Event Date: 11 Apr 2000

Citing this Record:
"United States Social Security Death Index," database, FamilySearch ( : 19 May 2014), Hazel M Boyd, 11 Apr 2000; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing)." Image., Image.

41930 U.S. Census. "Name: Hazel Mason
Event Type: Census
Event Date: 1930
Event Place: District 3, Montgomery, Kentucky, United States
District: ED 6
Gender: Female
Age: 17
Marital Status: Single
Race: White
Race (Original): White
Relationship to Head of Household: Daughter
Relationship to Head of Household (Original): Daughter
Birth Year (Estimated): 1913
Birthplace: Kentucky
Father's Birthplace: Kentucky
Mother's Birthplace: Nebraska
Sheet Letter: B
Sheet Number: 4
Sheet Number and Letter: 4B
Household ID: 82
Line Number: 73
Affiliate Name: The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
Affiliate Publication Number: T626
Affiliate Film Number: 770
GS Film Number: 2340505
Digital Folder Number: 004950771
Image Number: 00418

Household Role Gender Age Birthplace
Shirley Mason Head M 52 Kentucky
Nell Mason Wife F 41 Nebraska
James Mason Son M 20 Nebraska
Hazel Mason Daughter F 17 Kentucky
Ruth Mason Daughter F 15 Kentucky

Citing this Record:
"United States Census, 1930", database with images, FamilySearch ( : 8 December 2015), Hazel Mason in entry for Shirley Mason, 1930."

5United States Public Records, 1970-2009, "Name: Hazel M Boyd
Residence Date: 01 Jan 1996-01 Jan 2004
Residence Place: Mount Sterling, Kentucky, United States
Birth Date: 26 Nov 1912
Phone Number: (606) 498-0848
Phone Number Recorded Date: 01 Jan 2004
Address: 123  Ronameki Dr
Address Continued: Mount Sterling, Kentucky 40353
Address Date: 01 Jan 1996-01 Jan 2004
2nd Address: 123  Everett Ct  # A
2nd Address Continued: Mt Sterling, Kentucky 40353
2nd Address Date: 01 Aug 1987
Possible Relatives: Jessie C Boyd, Katherine  Boyd
Record Number: 91948399

Citing this Record:
"United States Public Records, 1970-2009," database, FamilySearch ( : 22 May 2014), Hazel M Boyd, Residence, Mount Sterling, Kentucky, United States; a third party aggregator of publicly available information." Image.

61940 U.S. Census, "Name: Hazel Boyd
Event Type: Census
Event Date: 1940
Event Place: Ward 1, Mount Sterling, Magisterial District 1, Montgomery, Kentucky, United States
Gender: Female
Age: 27
Marital Status: Married
Race (Original): White
Race: White
Relationship to Head of Household (Original): Wife
Relationship to Head of Household: Wife
Birthplace: Kentucky
Birth Year (Estimated): 1913
Last Place of Residence: Same Place
District: 87-1
Family Number: 176
Sheet Number and Letter: 7B
Line Number: 63
Affiliate Publication Number: T627
Affiliate Film Number: 1343
Digital Folder Number: 005460803
Image Number: 00019

Household Role Gender Age Birthplace
Carl Boyd Head M 36 Kentucky
Hazel Boyd Wife F 27 Kentucky
James F Boyd Son M 3 Kentucky
Carl Boyd Son M 0 Kentucky

Citing this Record:
"United States Census, 1940," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 6 September 2016), Hazel Boyd in household of Carl Boyd, Ward 1, Mount Sterling, Magisterial District 1, Montgomery, Kentucky, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 87-1, sheet 7B, family 176, Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA digital publication T627.  Records of the Bureau of the Census, 1790 - 2007, RG 29. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012, roll 1343." Image.

James Mathew Rabun

1Virginia, Land, Marriage, and Probate Records, 1639-1850. "Name: Matthew Raven
Arrival Year: 1714
Arrival Place: Virginia
Source Publication Code: 6223
Primary Immigrant: Raven, Matthew." SOURCE: NUGENT, NELL MARION, abstractor. Cavaliers and Pioneers: Abstracts of Virginia Land Patents and Grants. Vol. 3: 1695-1732. Richmond [VA]: Virginia State Library, 1979. 578p. Indexed.

Annotation: Abstracts of Virginia Land Office patent books 9 through 14, covering the early decades of the eighteenth century. Includes numerous references to land patented by "French refugees," the Protestants (Huguenots) who fled France after Louis XIV revoked the. Image.

Governor William Rabun, "Georgia Governor. Born in Halifax County, North Carolina, he moved to Georgia, with his family in 1785, received a rudimentary education and served as a Captain of the Greene County Militia in 1793. He was justice of the peace for Hancock County in 1799, justice of the Inferior Court (1802-10), a member of the Georgia General Assembly (1805-06) and a member of the Georgia Senate, (1810-16). In 1817, he was elected the 29th Governor of Georgia and served until his death at age 48." Image.

Mary Battle, ""Died: at her residence in Hancock County, Ga, on the 8th instant, after a few hours illness, ..., widow of the late Gov Rabun" per Southern Recorder(12/20/1842)
Gov William Rabun's grave was moved from this location in approximately 1970, leaving the other members of his family here."
This cemetery was once located on W. W. Stevens’ land (1910), four miles west of Mayfield (source: Lucian Lamar Knight, Georgia’s Landmarks, Memorials and Legends as quoted by John Rozier in Houses of Hancock 1785-1865). At that time, the cemetery was described as neglected for more than 75 years.

From "Report Made by Committee On Graves and Monuments" in The Atlanta Constitution, Mar 29, 1914, p. B5, Mrs. Richard P. Spencer writes: "Buried on the Stephens plantation, which is, I understand, near Sparta, Ga., there is another of Georgia's illustrious revolutionary governors, that of Governor Rabun, whose grave is most sadly neglected, and from the information that has come to me it may be an impossibility to identify it at this late day, as it is one of many graves unmarked in a country cemetery. The person giving this information says it is only a question of a short time when it may be plowed over and forever obliterated."
Gov William Rabun's grave was moved from this location in approximately 1970, to Powellton Baptist Church Cemetery, leaving the other members of his family here. Since that time, loggers have destroyed the cemetery, and the graves can no longer be found. (Current Google Earth views confirm this, location is the middle of a tree farm.)
Directions: From the Hancock County Courthouse, go on Hwy 22 east for 12.5 miles to Powellton Church Road (CR 219). The road will be in sight of the Powellton Community sign. Turn right on Powellton Church Rd. and go approximately 2 miles to Monument Rd. (Channel Rd) (dirt) on the right. Turn right and park immediately. The cemetery is believed to have been in the area to your left (on the southwest corner of this intersection). Image.