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Descendants of John RUEBOTTOM

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51. Dr. Simon Noel RUBOTTOM

In the biographical section of Goodspeed's History of Southeast Missouri, there is a sketch about Simon N. Rubottom. On page 1088 is found the following, "Dr. S. N. Rubottom, a practicing physician and surgeon of Cane Creek Township, was born at Greenville, Wayne County, in 1833, and is the son of Ezekiel and Amelia (Parish) Rubottom. The father was born in Chatham County, N.C., in 1770, and was married first in North Carolina to Miss Bettie, daughter of Dr. Bettis, a survivor of the Revolutionary War. Mr. Rubottom brought his family to Tennessee in 1803, and he was married the second time in 1810 to the mother of Dr. S. N. He was a gunsmith and blacksmith by trade and worked some for the Indians. He died in 1857. He was once or twice a member of the Legislature, when it convened at St. Charles. He was also for several years county judge and justice of the peace, etc. He was a life-long Democrat, and a man of considerable influence. His father was a native of Wales, and a soldier in the Revolutionary Way. Mrs. Amelia Rubottom was born in Richmond, VA, and was the daughter of John Parish. She died in 1844. Dr. S. N. Rubottom was the seventh of eight children. He attended the common schools in Missouri, and from the age of fourteen to twenty lived with Dr. V. M. Capp, a brother-in-law. Subsequently he began the study of medicine, and took one course at the St. Louis Medical College. In 1861 he began practicing at Greeneville, and has continued practicing ever since with success. He was married in 1859 to Miss Eliza, daughter of John and Elsie Wisecarver, and a native of Cape Girardeau County. Her people were early settlers of Butler County. To this union were born seven children. In 1866 the Doctor settled on his present farm, which consists of 120 acres on Cane Creek, sixteen miles northwest of Poplar Bluff. He is an earnest worker for the cause of education, is a Democrat in politics, and a member of the Farmers' Alliance."

Sources: Simon Noel Rubottom Bible Records
Goodspeed's History of Southeast Missouri, 1888. Washington, DC: 1964 Ramfre Reprint and the Simon Noel Rubottom Bible Records Page: 1088

53. Lafayette RUBOTTOM

In the biographical section of Goodspeed's History of Southeast Missouri, there is a sketch about Lafayette Rubottom. On page 1144 is found the following:

"Lafayette Rubottom, one of the pioneer families of Wayne County, Mo., was born on the farm where he now lives on November 1, 1824. His parents were Ezekiel and Parmelia (Parish) Rubottom, and his grandfather was Simon Rubottom. The latter was born in Wales, and came with his uncle to the United States, and died in North Carolina.

He was a surgeon in the Revolutionary War. Joseph Parish, father of Mrs. Rubottom, was born near Richmond, Va., and served seven years in the Revolutionary War. He was in all the principal battles that were fought under Gen. Green, and was at the siege of Yorktown. He lived to be eighty-six years of age, and his wife to be eighty-seven.

Ezekiel Rubottom came to Missouri in 1806, and a year later located in Wayne County, where he entered eighty acres of land. He was one of the very earliest settlers, and in 1822 was elected to the Legislature and served two terms. He held the offices of county judge, country treasurer, and justice of the peace for many years, and had unbounded influence in the county. He was a member of the Baptist Church, and a Mason, and died in 1856 at the age of eighty-six years. His wife died in 1844, during the cholera epidemic. They were the parents of twelve children, eight of whom grew to maturity, but only three of whom are now living: Lafayette, Thomas P., and Simon T. Lafayette Rubottom is the owner of 280 acres of fine land.

In 1862 he enlisted in Company A, Eleventh Missouri Infantry, and after serving for twelve months was transferred to the cavalry, and served faithfully for two years and three months.

February 7, 1850, he was married to Martha Creasy, by whom he is the fahter of six children: Ezekiel C., Mary E., Frances P., Richard M., Benjamin H., and Sallie P. Mr and Mrs.

Rubottom are members of the Baptist Church, and he is a Mason and a member of the Farmers' Alliance.
Sources:
Goodspeed's History of Southeast Missouri, 1888. Washington, DC: 1964 Ramfre Reprint. Page: 1144
Wayne County, Missouri Cemeteries. St. Louis Genealogical Society. 1981. Page: 31
Goodspeed's History of Southeast Missouri, 1888. Washington, DC: 1964 Ramfre Reprint. Meggs CD-ROM Page: 1144