The following are the Facts I have about "Lucy" Throckmorton. If you have any more info on her or who her family is.... Please email me.... Thanks, Cyd


1. Birth- according to Thomas J Rawls application to the Dawes Commission was abt 1813. (Her last name was spelled Throgmartin, Throgmortin, Throgmorton in the application.) Also on the application he stated she had two brothers, one named Jim and one named Lewis. TJRawls.html

2. Lucy Throckmorton married John C. Rawls in 1830 in Claiborne Co MS. marriage bond She and John were married by Lucy's Step father Isaac Powers


Marriage Bond of John C. RAWLS and Lucy THROCKMORTON
CLAIBORNE county }
That we JOHN C. RAWLS and DENNIS BURNS of said county, are held and
firmly bound unto GERARD C. BRANDON governor of the state of
MISSISSIPPI aforesaid, or his successors in office, in the sum of TWO
HUNDRED DOLLARS, lawful money of said state, to which payment well and
truly to be made to the said governor for the time being,or his successors
in office, we bind ourselves, our heirs, executors and administrators, each
and every one of us and them, jointly and severally and firmly by these
presents. sealed with our seals, and dated this TWENTY-FORTH day of
AUGUST A.D. eighteen hundred and THIRTY.
The condition of this obligation is such, that wheras a marriage
is shortly intended to be celebrated between the above bounded JOHN C. RAWLS
and LUCY THROCKMORTON now if there is no lawful cause
to obstruct the said marriage, then this obligation to be void, otherwise
to remain in full force and virtue.
signed, sealed and delivered }
in presents of }
mssrs (signed) Wm Davis Reg. 
(signed) JOHN C. RAWLS (SEAL)

to any judge, minister or justice of the peace lawfully authorised to
celebrate the rites of matrimony.
you are hereby licensed to celebrate the rites of matrimony between JOHN
given under my hand and seal of my office this 24th day of AUGUST A.D.
one thousand eight hundred and THIRTY
MATT DAVIS, register
in virtue of a license from the clerk of CLAIBORNE county, I have this day
celebrated the rites of matrimony between JOHN C. RAWLS and LUCY
Given under my hand this 26th day of August 1830 - (signed) Isaac Powers JP
Truley Rec'd -  (signed) Wm Davis Reg.

3. She had six Children Sarah, Joseph, Martha, Susan, Thomas J. and John Felix.The first two being born in MS before 1835 the last three born in Montgomery Co AR.

4. She died in 1848 (according to Thomas J Rawls application to the Dawes Commission.) when her youngest was 2 years old and is the first person buried in Lowe Cemetery in Garland Co AR.

5. Her tombstone states: "Sarah Throgmartin Rawls d.1852, First person buried in Lowe Cemetery" (It has been speculated that she died prior to 1852 as she is not on the Hot Springs, AR 1850 census pg. 305, with John C Rawls and her children.... and the tombstone is relatively new... It think it was put in place in the 1970's)

- the 2 following pages are from the "Mississippi River Routes" pages 35 & 36 published by the Vicksburg Genealogical Society - Quartly Journal - Winter 1996 - Vol. 4, No. 2 - The will of Mordecai Throckmorton and Probate for Robert Throckmorton.

this excerpt is from . A genealogical and historical account of the Throckmorton family in England and the United States. by: Throckmorton, Charles Wickliffe, Richmond: pg. 332

Old Dominion Press, 1930.   *Find copy:  Jean Helms* email-

G-129 Robert Throckmorton ( Robert, Gabriel, John, Robert) b.Nov. 20 1736 in Culpeper County VA. Student of William and Mary College in 1754. Justice of the Peace in Culpeper County, 1769. Married June 16, 1757, Lucy, dau. of Capt. Mordecai Throckmorton of King and Queen County, VA and his wife Mary Reade.
1. Robert Throckmorton- b May 1758 moved to LA, now Jefferson County, Miss and was in partnership there with his brother, Lewis.
2. Mary Throckmorton- b. march 6 1760
3. Mordecai Throckmorton- b. May 2, 1758; moved to LA and was living in Jefferson County in1792 (now Mississippi), near Church Hill in Villa Gayso. He was a Justice of the Peace in 1800. Moved to Claiborne County, Miss., and built a hotel called the Red Tavern. married Elizabeth______________.
4. Frances Throckmorton- b. Feb 2 1765. Married Dec 20 1783, General William Madison of "Woodbury" Madison County VA ( brother of president Madison)

I know "Lucy" probably fits into this family. Mordecai and Robert are the most likely candidates. As they are the only Throckmorton's I have found that went to Mississippi in the right time/place frame.


So after all the sourcing I can find I am going to jump out on a limb and say that Lucy Throckmorton's Parents were Robert Throckmorton and Sarah Burney:

**On Thomas Rawls Application to the Dawes Commission he stated that his mother "Lucy Throckmorton" had brothers Lewis and Jim. (the 3 documented children of Robert and Sarah Throckmorton were Elizabeth, James and Lewis.)

** Issac Powers (Sarah Burney's 2nd husband) performed the marriage of Lucy Throckmorton and John C Rawls in Clairborne Co. MS on 26 August 1830.

**Lucy's first daughter was Named Sarah (most likely after her mother)

**The brothers of Robert Throckmorton who went to Mississippi both died before Lucy was born/concieved so it rules either of the brothers out as the Father.

**On the 1830 census on Isaac Powers w/Sarah Burney Throckmorton there is "1 female 15 thru 19" I am assuming it is my Lucy as  Isaac had no daughter that age. And Elizabeth was already married.

** There were no other Throckmortons in Mississippi during that time.

** We are linked through DNA to Elizabeth Throckmorton's descendant as 3rd to 5th cousins, now so that sort of seals it!

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