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June 1880 | Outside Sandersville, GA
Wilson R. Rawlings and Sarah Gordon marriage
27 November 1897 | Washington County, GA
Wilson marries Sarah Gordon (his first wife ?)
Late 1900 | Sandersville, GA
We see Sarah (his first wife) in the June 1900 census, afterwards, she's missing.
By the 1910 census, Wilson is married to Rosa.
1910 | Outside Sandersville, GA
On the 1910 census, he was mistakenly named Urlson R. Rawlings, approximately 35 years old.
1920 | Outside Sandersville, GA
According to the 1920 census, Wilson is listed as Mulatto, 50 years old. He was born in Georgia. His father was born in Georgia.
April 1930 | Outside Sandersville, GA
He is listed correctly as Wilson Rawlings, Head of household, Negro, 55 years old, Married at 26 years old. Source: http://www.usgwcensus.org/cenfiles/ga/washington/1930/ed152-14/ed152-14p143b.txt
**That would make his marriage in 1900.
Sandra's first trip in years to Georgia
10 April 2009 | Sandersville, GA
Sandra Welsh (nee Rawlings), "Uncle" Herman, and Kwame Welsh traveled to Sandersville, GA, to meet her aunt Audrey Rawlings, and cousin James Rawlings. We also met Chappell Davis and three of her sons.
We shared tons of pictures. We saw photos of Sandra's grandparents Wilson R. and Rosa "Rosie" Rawlings; her sister Julia Mae Rawlings Trimble; her aunts and uncles, as well as some cousins.
We then visited the family plot at Robin Springs Baptist Church on Deepstep Road, near the family's old farm.