I am a descendant of Rufus Rathburn through his daughter Elsie Van Valkenburg Bates. but my information has his grandfather as Valentine Rathburn not Daniel information from the Rathborn Gen. by John Cooly at the Mich. State Library. Do you have any information on George Van Valkenburg. I have a copy of his diary describing his trip in 1853 to the Calif. gold rush. Do you have one? Paul Amstutz firstname.lastname@example.org
615-385-1551 please call.The history of Shiaw. co. pg 198-199 tells about the rathburns when they first settled there.