The Rathbun Family originates from Anglo-Saxon tribes, and first found in Lancashire, England.
The Rathbuns migrated to the new world in 1628 and settled on Block Island in 1661 when John Rathbone and his wire Margaret migrated to the settlement colonies from Liverpool England. They were one of sixteen original land owners on the island. The family flourished and grew in the new land and future generations witnessed the founding of the United States and spread completely within its borders as the country expanded into the continent.
The Rathbuns stayed in the north east and slowly migrate down into Ohio, Pennsylvania and Indiana.
Our branch of the family tree originates when Ozro Guay Rathbun uprooted his small family traveled from Indiana in 1918. Seeking opportunities, he settled his small family of four in growing city Los Angeles, California. Ozro’s boys, Lyle and Glenn Rathbun started their families and the footprints of each expanded within California and Nevada.