Private William Martin Raborn

William Martin Raborn served as a Private in the 19th. South Carolina Infantry in Company D. William was born 1830 in Edgefield, South Carolina. He was a farmer, and a member of Dry Creek Baptist Church. He served as a Sgt. in the Defied Milita. The Raborn Family has been in every war the U.S. has been involved in, from the US Revolutionary War. The War of 1812. The Alamo. The Mexican War. And the War Between the States. When the brake of war in South Carolina, was fixing to come to a head, William had a lot to think about. Just like his uncle before him had to make a choice. His uncle was Colonel William Barrett Travis who was killed at Alamo. William joined the 19th. S.C. Infantry Regiment. Co.D, Confederate Army at the Edgefield county Court House, in Edgefield. S.C.

William M. Raborn, was Married to Elizabeth Pitts, and they had five sons. And they were. Joe, age. 9. Tom, age. 7. James, age. 5. Henry, age. 4. And the new born. Billy. William M. Raborn, 31 years age when he Enlisted in the Confederate Army. He was wounded on 12-31-1862. And died on 1-7-1863.

Descendant Donny Raborn contributed this story.


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