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Gen. John Daniel Rather

Male 1823 - 1910


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  • Title  Gen. 
    Born  07 Jan 1823  Somerville, Morgan County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Gender  Male 
    Died  04 Mar 1910  Tuscumbia, Colbert County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4
    Person ID  I97  McClellan
    Last Modified  15 Nov 2008 

    Father  John Taylor Rather,   b. 14 Mar 1792, Prince Edward County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 03 Jan 1881, Tuscumbia, Colbert County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Barbara Walker McClellan,   b. 03 Sep 1800, Knox County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Oct 1826, Tuscumbia, Colbert County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F21  Group Sheet

    Family 1  Jane Charlotte Keys 
    Married  26 Jan 1843  Athens Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Notes 
    • Mattie died in infancy. [4]
    Children 
    >1. George Taylor Rather,   b. 05 Jan 1844,   d. 29 Sep 1909
    >2. Silas Parsons Rather,   b. 18 Feb 1846,   d. 16 Mar 1901
    >3. Eldon Rutledge Rather,   b. 23 Nov 1848,   d. 19 Dec 1881
     4. unamed Rather,   b. 11 May 1849,   d. 15 May 1849
     5. John Taylor Rather,   b. 14 May 1850,   d. 11 Oct 1851
     6. Mattie Keyes Rather,   b. Jun 1852,   d. 29 Jun 1854
    Last Modified  15 Nov 2008 
    Family ID  F29  Group Sheet

    Family 2  Letitia S. Pearsall 
    Married  21 Feb 1856  Franklin County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Notes 
    • Jane & John Taylor died in infancy. [4]
    Children 
    >1. Henry Chambers Rather,   b. 12 Jan 1857,   d. 21 Nov 1888
     2. unamed Rather,   b. 12 Apr 1858,   d. 12 Apr 1858
    >3. Ella Pearsall Rather,   b. 06 Sep 1857,   d. 14 May 1944
     4. Jane Keyes Rather,   b. 27 Jul 1861,   d. 07 Mar 1862
     5. John Taylor Rather,   b. 25 Feb 1863,   d. 10 Sep 1868
    >6. Anne Eva Rather,   b. 18 Feb 1865,   d. 30 Jun 1891
     7. Charles Courtnay Rather,   b. 19 Sep 1866,   d. 03 Sep 1910
     8. Pearsall Rather,   b. 16 Dec 1869,   d. 15 Apr 1894
     9. unamed Rather,   b. 05 Jul 1872,   d. 30 Aug 1873
    >10. John Daniel Rather, Jr.,   b. 30 Mar 1876,   d. 22 May 1959
     11. Mary Wallace Rather,   b. 30 Mar 1876,   d. 24 Dec 1881
    Last Modified  15 Nov 2008 
    Family ID  F30  Group Sheet

  • Documents
    Biographical Note: John Daniel Rather
    Biographical Note: John Daniel Rather
    From Alabama, Her History, Resources, War Record, and Public Men: From 1540 to 1872 by Willis Brewer. Page 191.

  • Notes 
    • Was Vice-President of Memphis & Charleston Railroad. [2]

  • Sources 
    1. [S5] Descendants of Mary "Polly" Wallace by Nancy League, http://joepayne.org/marywallace.htm..

    2. [S9] Alabama, Her History, Resources, War Record, and Public Men: From 1540 to 1872, http://books.google.com/books?id=QogshH4pd50C., 191.

    3. [S16] McLane, Bobbie J. McClellans of Alabama & Arkansas. AK: Washington County Historical Society, 1962.

    4. [S26] Owen, Thomas McAdory, and Marie Bankhead Owen. History of Alabama and Dictionary of Alabama Biography. Chicago: S.J. Clarke Pub. Co, 1921. .

    5. [S26] Owen, Thomas McAdory, and Marie Bankhead Owen. History of Alabama and Dictionary of Alabama Biography. Chicago: S.J. Clarke Pub. Co, 1921. , 1413.