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Sarah Barnard Cone Rankin
 
My puzzle for many years had been why a baby girl was named Sarah Barnard Cone Rankin - said to have been born at Apiti near Fielding in the North Island...........
 
My g-g-grandmother was Sarah Barnard  - she married Fred Cone  They lived at Waitohi just out of Pleasant Point, South Canterbury in the South Island.
 
For these Scottish immigrants, the Rankins, to lumber their daughter with our Sarah's full name " Sarah Barnard Cone Rankin" meant Sarah was accorded an expression of great admiration and friendship. It is only four years after their arrival when she was born - will try and find church records and see if she was godmother. 
 
I documented her family - and think I found the answer perhaps of "How" she came to be named after our Sarah.
 
The baby's parents were GEORGE RANKIN born 1838 - he died in Apita where he was a blacksmith.  He maried his wife 02 Feb 1867 at Longside, Aberdeen, Scotland, ISABELLA CHEVAS (Chevis/Chevas/Chives christain name - variable sp) ROBERTSON born abt 1850. Isabella died 14 Jan 1903 aged 51, after breaking a leg.
Unproven - Birth:  22 NOV 1850 Christening:  27 NOV 1850   Longside, Aberdeen, Scotland Father:  JAMES ROBERTSON;  Mother:  JEAN HOWIE
 

 1 James Rankin

.. +Mary Laird m: 30 Oct 1829 in Gamrie, Banff, Scotland

.... 2 George Rankin b: 01 Sep 1838 in Longside, Aberdeen, Scotland d: 06 Dec 1901 in Apita Burial: Apiti Cemetery

........ +Isabella Chevas Robertson b 22 Nov 1850 Longside, Aberdeen, Scotland  m: 02 Feb 1867 in Longside, Aberdeen, Scotland d: 14 Jan 1903 Burial: Apiti Cemetery -

........... 1 George Rankin b: 22 Jan 1868 in Longside, Aberdeen, Scotland

............... +Elizabeth Curran m: 04 Nov 1894 in Fielding

........... 2 Mary Laird Rankin b: 24 Feb 1872 in Peterhead, Aberdeen, Scotland

............... +Frederick Charles Babbage m: 09 Oct 1894

........... 3 James Rankin b: 08 Mar 1875

........... 4 Barbara Rankin b: 14 Mar 1877

........... 5 Sarah Barnard Cone Rankin b: 21 Jul 1878 d: 07 May 1960

............... +George Scott Potts b: 1856 in Canterbury, Kent. England m: 05 Dec 1894 in Apiti, Wellington Father: Charles Potts d: 09 Jul 1930 in Marton. Their children:

.................. a Jeanie  Potts b: 02 Sep 1895

.................. b Allan Charles Potts b: 02 May 1898

.................. c Dora Maggie Potts b: 30 Dec 1900 d: 10 Jul 1926

...................... mar: James Emanuel White b: 1894 m: 1921 d: 02 Jan 1971

.................. d James Sydney* Potts b: 06 Feb 1903 d: 24 Mar 1992

...................... mar: Mary Kay m: 1932

.................. e Rosina Storm Potts b: 24 Oct 1904 d: 07 Sep 1961

...................... mar: Ronald Percy Harris b: 20 Jul 1900 m: 1930 d: 08 Aug 1987

.................. f Constance Edith Potts b: 22 Sep 1907 d: 14 Jan 1974

...................... mar: John Morris Pointon b: 1904 m: 1931 d: 19 Mar 1967

............. ... g Oliver Rankin Potts Born: 1911

................. h Kathleen Clark Potts Born: 1913

........... 6 Elizabeth Bell Anderson Rankin b: 08 Feb 1881

........... 7 Charles William Eichbaum Rankin b: 08 Jun 1883 d: 1966

........... 8 Isabella Catherine Jane Rankin b: 15 Oct 1886

........... 9 John Alexander Rankin b: 11 Jun 1889

Otago Witness , Putanga 1161, 28 Huitanguru 1874, Page 14
The following is the list of passengers who sailed from Glasgow in the Wild Deer, on the 5th December last:? George Rankin, Blacksmith,34; Mrs Isabella Rankin 23' George 5; Mary 3;
 
Only confirmation that the family were at Pleasant Point which meant baby Sarah Rankin was not born at Apiti as stated but because they went there later to live, that is how it very possibly, came to be recorded ! 
 
Timaru Herald,  21 January 1887, Page 3
STONE THROWING. George Tozer and Henry Jones were charged with throwing stones at Pleasant Point, and damaging the property of James Hill and George Rankin.
Jones admitted the charge. George Elliot stated that the two accused had told him that they had thrown the stone. Jones when questioned by the Bench stated that Tozer had not thrown any stones. The case against Tozer was, therefore, dismissed. Jones was fined 20s and ordered to pay tho costs of the witness Elliot.

Found the Rankins named another child after friends  they admired -  tried  Charles Eichbaum Rankin and yes! He was named either after him below or his family

Timaru Herald, Volume LV, Issue 5639, 14 February 1893, Page 2
DEATH. Eichbaum? At Pleasant Point, on Monday, the 13th inst., from the result of a carriage accident, Lieutenant-Colonel Charles William Eichbaum, J.P., late of the Commissariat Department ; aged 67 years.
BIRTH.  Eichbaum - On the 8th December, 1896, at Anerley Hill, Pleasant Point, the wife of William Eichbaum, of a daughter

Research needed to find when they moved to Apiti - before 1893...
Fielding Star, Rorahi XV, Putanga 198, 22 Hakihea 1893, Page 3 - LOST, Stolen or Strayed from the Feilding Block,? One Bay Mare, with Star on forehead; two White hind fetlocks; shod; saddle mark,; branded "R '' on near shoulder. A Reward of 1 wil be paid on delivery to Messrs Rankin and Son's, Apiti, or to Mr Ryan, Cheltenham Hotel. GEORGE RANKIN, Junr.
 
 
Feilding Star, Rorahi XVII, Putanga 33, 7 Hereturikoka 1895, Page 2
Mr George Rankin, junr., has a notice in to-day stating he has taken over the business of Messrs Rankin and Son, at Apiti. As Mr Rankiu has the reputation of being a thorough good tradesman he is certain to be liberally patronised.
 
Feilding Star, Rorahi XXIII, Putanga 136, 7 Hakihea 1901, Page 2
Mr George Rankin, senr., of Apiti, who was injured by an accident some eight weeks ago, died last evening, at six o'clock
 
I would love to hear from Sarah Rankin descendants.

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