Maria Louisa Rawls

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ID: I5
Last: Rawls
First: Maria
Middle: Louisa
Birth: 6 Sep 1828 at Columbia, South Carolina 1
Death: 13 Jul 1848 at Columbia, South Carolina 2
Burial: First Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Columbia, Richland Co., South Carolina 3
Sex: F
Sources: 4
Mother: Anna Elizabeth Geiger b: 17 Oct 1810 d: 11 Aug 1852
Father: John Ivy Rawls b: 31 Mar 1800 d: 8 Jul 1869
Marriage 1   Nathan Andrew Feaster b: 8 Oct 1820 d: ABT Sep 1862
Wedding: 25 Nov 1846 South Carolina 5 6
1 Maria Louisa Feaster b: 6 Sep 1847 Columbia, South Carolina
1 Title: Tombstone
Note: First child of this marriage. Predeceased her mother, father, and (at leat) 7 siblings
2 Title: Tombstone
3 Title: Tombstone
Note: Marble crypt with broken cover and eroded inscription, readable with difficulty in 2001. She lies to right (south) of tombs of her aunt Mary S. and her grandparents Benjamin and Susannah Rawls who provided for her infant daughter. Location: 1324 Marion St, Columbia, SC 29201.
Her husband remarried twice, died in Civil War. Her mother is buried in Harmon Geiger cemetery, Lexington Co. SC, and her father in block 256, Elmwood Cemetery in Columbia, SC
Text: Sacred / to the memory of / Maria Louisa Feaster / Consort of / Nathan A. Feaster / and daughter of / John J. & Anna E. Rawls, / who departed this life / 13th July 1848 / aged 19 years 11 months and 7 days / leaving an infant Daughter 10 months / & 7 days old. / - - / Hush'd that sound comes again / Tis the welcome note of the angel train / Another spirit pure and bright / Hath joined them in that world of light // Had love the power to call again / Thy spirit to the world of pain / We would not, tho our hearts were riv'n / Deprive thee of one hour in heaven // Friends may mourn thy early doom / Affection rear a hallowed tomb / They feel their loss hath brought for thee / Bliss in a long eternity
4 Title: Photo of Tombstone
Text: Available at
5 Title: Tombstone
Note: Maria Louisa Rawls' crypt inscripton defines relationship to Nathan Feaster and infant daughter
6 Repository:
  --Name: Midwest Historical and Genealogical Society Library
  --Address: 1203 North Main
P.O. Box 1121
Wichita, KS 67201-1121
  --Phone: (316) 264-3611
Title: Ederington's History of Fairfield County, South Carolina
Author: Ederington, William
Publication: Publ. May 3, 1901 - July 9, 1902 In "News&Herald", Winnsboro, SC; reprint Tuscaloosa, Alabama: Willo Publishing~1960.
Call Number: R-70-18
Note: Manuscript history published in the News & Herald, a newspaper of Winnsboro,
Fairfield County, South Carolina, in installments, on the dates as indicated
with each installment herein /, Mrs. B.H. Rosson, Jr., compiler ; Mrs. A.H.
Maybin, chapter genealogist ; Mrs. G.D. Foxworth, state genealogist ; original
copy owned by Mrs. B.H. Rosson ; and copied by W.T. Castles, Jr. Tuscaloosam
[sic], Ala.
Text: Nathan A. Feaster, second son of Andrew, was thrice married; first to Maria Louisa Rawls, of Columbia, by whom he had one daughter, who married John G. Wolling, of Feasterville. His second wife was a Miss Brown, of Anderson County, a sister of Col. Newton Brown, by whom he had one daughter, who is now the wife of a Mr. Tribble, of the town of Anderson. This third wife was a Miss McClanahan of Greenville County. There are two children by this marriage now living in Greenville, a son and a daughter

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