Orangeburgh District Migrations

Migration of Joseph RAST and Martha HARRIS

1. Joseph RAST, christened 9 Jun 1799 in Orangeburg District, South Carolina, died 1839 in Autauga County, Alabama, son of Mathias RAST and Barbara [---]. He married abt 1827 Martha HARRIS, daughter of Amos HARRIS and Ann STOUDENMEYER.

Notes for Joseph RAST: Migrated with his Uncle Frederick to Autauga County, Alabama. Served with an Alabama Militia Unit that went to Florida during the 2nd Seminole Indian War.

Children of Joseph RAST and Martha HARRIS were as follows:

a. Rebecca Elizabeth RAST, born 1828; died 1899 in Pike County, Alabama. She married abt 1843 Samuel Benjamin LIVINGSTON, born 15 Sep 1815 in South Carolina; died 15 Jun 1900 in Pike County, Alabama, son of William LIVINGSTON and Ann BERRY. Family migrated to Pike Co., Alabama.

b. William T. RAST, born 1832 in Alabama. Enlisted as a Private 15 Sept. 1862, Co., E, 53rd Ala. Inf. Regt. CSA paroled 26 Apr 1865 Greensboro, NC.

c. Emma J. RAST, born 1835.

d. Martha Glouvinia RAST, born 1837; died 29 Aug 1887 in Pike County, Alabama. She married on 25 Jan 1855 in Pike County, Alabama Benjamin Enuch FLOYD, born 13 May 1832 in Pike County, Alabama; died 31 Sep 1895 in Pike County, Alabama, son of Samuel FLOYD and Jane JONES.

e. Amos D. RAST, born 1839 in Alabama; died 9 Oct 1862 in Alabama. Enlisted Feb 1862 as a Private in Capt. Locke's Co. was at Pensacola and Mayfield. He was captured at Island #10. While a prisoner, he was beaten so badly by guards that his eye was knocked out. He was quickly exchanged so he would not die as prisoner, walked home and died 7 days after being exchanged at the age of 23.

Information provided by Gene Jeffries 11 Apr 2000.

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