RAWLINGS, JAMES E., whose residence is on Section 19, Township 14, Range 9, is a leading farmer and stockman of Morgan County, and is the owner of 500 acres of excellent farming land. This home is surrounded by improvements of the highest character, his estate consisting of two farms, one of 253 acres and the other of 240 acres. Of the latter he leases 200 acres to tenants, and carries on farming on the home place himself. He was born in Morgan County, March 13, 1861, the son of James and Frances (Hembrough) Rawlings. He has been identified with farming all his life, but lived nine years (1895-1904) in the city of Jacksonville.
On October 4, 1887, Mr. Rawlings was married to Serilda L. Seymour, daughter of Robert Seymour, and they had two children, both of whom died in infancy. The wife and mother died December 28, 1903. Mr. Rawlings is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church and of the Order of Elks, and in politics, is a Republican.