Born: 1 Apr 1842, Spartanburg District, South Carolina
Died: 29 Jul 1923, Ball Ground, Georgia
Married 1: 17 Aug 1862, Forsyth County, Georgia
Married 2: 13 Aug 1876, Forsyth County, Georgia
Spouse 1: Delilah Raines
Spouse 2: Martha Jane Hyde
Buried: Ball Ground Cemetery, Cherokee County, Georgia
Unit: Co. E, 21st Georgia Infanty (Pvt.)
Joined: 28 Nov 1861, Concord, Georgia
Father: John M. Rakestraw
Mother: Terlif [Rakestraw]
Captured 10 May 1864, Spotsylvania Court House, Virginia.
POW Fort Delaware, Delaware. Paroled 14 Sep 1864.

1850 Census: Forsyth County, Georgia, page 225A
1860 Census: Forsyth County, Georgia, page 388
1870 Census: Forsyth County, Georgia, page 379B
1880 Census: not found 
1900 Census: Little River District, Cherokee County, Georgia, page 13B
1910 Census: not found
1920 Census: Gritter District, Cobb County, Georgia, page 15A

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