Orangeburgh District Migrations

Migration of Frederick RAST

1. Frederick RAST, born 1770 in Orangeburg District, South Carolina; died 1865 in Autauga County, Alabama; buried in Indian Hill Cem., Autauga County, Alabama, son of Johann Leonhard RAST (SR) and [---] WEISS. He married (1) Mary M. [---], died bef 1815 in Orangeburg District, South Carolina; (2) on 7 Mar 1815 in Orangeburg District, South Carolina Christiana HUNKERPILLER, born Jun 1783 in Orangeburg District, South Carolina; died 29 Apr 1873 in Autauga County, Alabama.

Notes for Frederick RAST: Frederick sold his land to his brother, Conrad before migrating to Autauga Co., Alabama in the 1820's. His nephew Joseph Rast went with him. In the late 1830's Frederick was a witness to will and estate of Joseph Rast.

Children of Frederick RAST and Mary M. [---] were as follows:

a. Daniel RAST, born 1 Apr 1799 in Orangeburg District, South Carolina; died 24 Nov 1890 in Collirene, Lowdes Co., Alabama. He married (1) in 1823 in Orangeburg District, South Carolina Mary Elizabeth BAGGS, born abt 1804 in South Carolina; died abt 1867/68 in Alabama; (2) on 6 Nov 1870 in Collirene, Lowdes Co., Alabama Ann Elizabeth DUNKLIN, born 13 Jan 1818 in Greenville County, South Carolina; died 3 Dec 1896 in Birmingham, Jefferson Co., Alabama, daughter of William DUNKLIN and Anne Hendrick HAMILTON.

Notes for Daniel RAST: At the age of seventeen his father apprenticed him to a silver-smith for two years. At the age of 24 he married Miss Mary Baggs, an orphan girl with very few relatives, and ten years after in 1833, he moved to Alabama. Three sons and a son-in-law fought in the War Between the States. The husband of the only daughter died at Gettysburg.

b. David RAST, christened 15 Mar 1801 in St. Matthew's Luthern Church, South Carolina.

c. John Frederick RAST, christened 29 Jul 1804 in St. Matthew's Luthern Church, South Carolina.

Information provided by Gene Jeffries 22 Feb 2000.


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