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Descendants of John RUEBOTTOM

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2. Thomas RUBOTTOM

SOURCE: ROOTSWEB.COM
The Rubottom and Allied Families
Entries: 3812 Updated: Sat Aug 25 15:34:23 2001 Contact: Laurence Rubottom

Thomas Rubottom may be the founding father of all persons in theUnited States with the Rubottom surname. His is the earliest recordthat has been found, of any person, with this surname entering the U.S.
He and his brothers inlaw were active in the regulator movement before the start of the Revolutionary War.
Thomas Rubottom was enumerated in the first census of the UnitedStates taken in 1790, and the last name was spelled R u e b o t t o m.According to the census record, Thomas Rubottom's family, consisted of two (2) white males over the age of 16 years and six (6) white females of all ages.

The 1800 census lists Thomas' family as two (2) males between the agesof 0-9, one (1) male between the ages of 10-16, and one (1) malebetween the ages of 26-44. His family also included two (2) femalesbetween the ages of 0-9, one (1) female between the ages of 16-25 andone (1) female between the ages of 26-44. This seems to indicate that the female between 26-44 would be Phebe and the female between 16-25would have been enumerated in the 1790 census; but the other four (4)females in the 1790 census are now removed from the household. The one(1) male between the age 10-15 presents some what of a problem, sincethere were not any males listed in the 0-15 age category in the 1790census. However, if Thomas' household was counted early in the 1790census and then lastly in the 1800 census it would account for themore than 10 years of age for the one male between census'. Based onthe information contained in these two census' it appears that Thomas and Phebe's family consisted of seven (7) girls and five (5) boys. Theenumerator spelled the name R u b o t t o m. I don't know if this wasa corrected spelling by Thomas or if the enumerator spelled itcorrectly.

Information has been introduced that Grandpa Thomas' oldest daughterwas given McSwain as a second or middle name. In light of the practiceof the Rubottom's to give their children the mother's maiden name aseither a first or second name and since Phebe's name was Dixon and hermother's name was Chandler, I believe McSwain might have been GrandpaThomas's mother's name. Do you suppose he was giving us a clue to hisearlier life in Wales?Thomas Rubottom may be the founding father ofall persons in theUnited States w ith the Rubottom surname. His is theearliest recordthat has been found, of any person, with this surnameentering the U.S.
He and his brothers inlaw were active in the regulator movement before the start of the Revolutionary War.
Thomas Rubottom was enumerated in the first census of the United States taken i n 1790, and the last name was spelled R u e b o t t om.According to the census record, Thomas Rubottom's family, consistedoftwo (2) white males over the age of 16 years and six (6) white femalesof all ages.

SOURCE: http://www.rootsweb.com/~ncchatha/militia.htm
MILITIA OFFICERS OF CHATHAM COUNTY IN THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR
AND OTHER COUNTY OFFICALS
Extracted & Transcribed by Sue Ashby
Listed is Thomas Rubottom