The Rathbun Family originates from Anglo-Saxon tribes, and first found in Lancashire.
The Rathbuns migrated to the new world in 1628 and settled on Block Island in 1661 when John Rathbun 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.
My branch of the family tree originates when Ozro Guay Rathbun traveled from Indiana in 1918 and settled his small family of four in Los Angeles, CA. My grandfather described his family in Indiana as a bunch of Quakers and farmers.