Bartholomew and Nancy Rainwater
Submitted by:  Susan Rainwater

Husband: Bartholomew Rainwater
Birth: 20 Jan 180456 Place: Danbury, Stokes Co., NC 31 17 51 544
Death: 28 Jun 188956 Place: Waterloo, Pulaski County, KY 17
Burial: Place: Rainwater Cm., Pulaski Co., KY 48
Occupation: School teacher & farmer 17 6 544
Education: Literate 41
Religion: Baptist 17
Father: William Rainwater (1765‐1825)
Mother: Martha "Patsy" Hodges587 (1785‐1841)
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Marriage: 24 Feb 182556 Place: Adair Co., KY 475 621 888
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Wife: Nancy McLaughlin
Birth: 20 Aug 180756 Place: Russell Co., KY6 51
Death: 20 Jan 188356 Place: prob. Pulaski Co., KY 41
Burial: Place: Rainwater Cm., Pulaski Co., KY 48
Occupation: Keeping house 9
Father: Daniel McLaughlin17 (1775‐1825)
Mother: Jane475 (1775‐1828)
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Children...
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1. F Child: Anne Rainwater
Birth: 15 Apr 182656 Place: Pulaski Co., KY 8 51
Death: After 189052 Place: prob. Pulaski Co., KY41
Spouse: Daniel Spencer Weddle
Marriage: 26 Jul 1846 Place: Pulaski Co., KY by JP Josiah W. Duck49 56 ®1489
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2. F Child: Emily Rainwater
Birth: 17 May 182756 Place: Pulaski Co., KY 51 9
Death: 1914151 Place: Danville, Boyle Co., KY 151
Occupation: Keeping house 9
Education: Literate 11
Spouse: Alexandria Eastham49
Marriage: 1 Sep 1844 Place: Pulaski Co., KY 56 49
Spouse: Zachariah Eastham
Marriage: 17 Jul 1877 Place: Pulaski Co. KY 51
Divorced: Before 1883
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3. M Child: Daniel McDaniel Rainwater
Birth: 10 Nov 182856 Place: Pulaski Co., KY 9 51
Death: After Jun 189952 Place: prob. Pulaski Co., KY41
Burial: Place: New Hope Cm, Pulaski Co., KY 48
Occupation: Farmer 9
Spouse: Ann Whitaker49 108
Marriage: 14 Dec 1848 Place: Pulaski Co., KY 49 17
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4. F Child: Samantha Jane Rainwater (Never married)
Research of Susan Rainwater, 22, Jul 2011
Birth: 19 Jan 183056 Place: Kentucky6
Death: After 18607 Place: prob. Pulaski Co., KY
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5. F Child: Sarah "Sally" Rainwater
Birth: 16 Feb 183256 Place: Pulaski Co., KY 151 6 7
Death: 3 Apr 1906151 Place: Monroe Co., IN 151
Burial: Place: Pleasant View Bap Cm, Monroe Co., IN 151 ®2312
Spouse: Galen Edward Weddle
Marriage: 6 Jul 1847 Place: Pulaski Co., KY by JP Josiah W. Duck 49 56 ®1489
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6. F Child: Susannah Rainwater
Birth: 12 Feb 183456 Place: Kentucky6
Death: 29 Apr 1912346 Place: prob. Casey Co., KY
Burial: Place: Cedar Point Cm., Pulaski Co., KY 48
Spouse: Thomas D. Hainey17
Marriage: 16 Jan 1856 Place: Pulaski Co., KY 50 56
Spouse: William Pitman Sr.
Marriage: 23 Feb 1871 Place: Pulaski Co., KY at home of Wm Pitman51 346
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7. F Child: infant twins Rainwater (Died at birth)
Birth: 13 Mar 183556 Place: Pulaski Co., KY 151
Death: 13 Mar 183517 Place: Pulaski Co., KY 151
Burial: Place: prob. Rainwater Cm.
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8. M Child: Miles Rainwater
Birth: 7 Apr 183656 Place: Pulaski Co., KY17 7 151
Death: 22 Dec 1914490 Place: Ontario, San Bernardino, CA 490
Burial: 23 Dec 1914866 Place: Bellview Cm., Ontario, San Bernardino Co., CA 866
Occupation: Farmer 7 Runs grocery weight 8 Teacher 490
Education: Literate 490
Spouse: Cornelia Ellen Sawyer17 490
Marriage: 13 Aug 1865 Place: Centerville, Linn Co., KS by Rev. S. B. McGrew 490 ®1264
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9. F Child: Mary "Polly" Rainwater
Birth: 20 Dec 183756 Place: Pulaski Co., KY 151
Death: 20 Jan 186556 Place: Mound City, Linn Co., Kansas56 250
Burial: Place: Wesley Chapel Cm., Bradley, Linn Co., KS ®1268
Spouse: Alfred Joseph Holbrook250 17
Marriage: 31 May 1859 Place: Linn Co., KS ®1263
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10. F Child: Sciota Bethene Rainwater151
Birth: 26 Dec 183956 Place: Pulaski Co., KY 7
Death: 7 Jun 190836 Place: Oregon, Holt Co., MO34
Burial: Place: Maple Grove Cm, Holt Co., MO ®130338
Occupation: Keeps house 9
Spouse: John Levi Elder
Marriage: 24 Feb 1859 Place: Pulaski Co., KY by Rev. J.W. Hammond 50
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Research of Susan Rainwater, 22, Jul 2011
11. F Child: Sarelda Ann Rainwater
Birth: 9 Dec 184156 Place: Pulaski Co., KY151
Death: 16 Oct 192731 Place: Whitewright, Grayson Co., TX151
Burial: 17 Oct 192731 Place: Vittitoe Cm., Grayson Co., TX 42 ®1413
Occupation: Housewife ®2369
Spouse: Alexander Chumbley17
Marriage: 6 Feb 1859 Place: Pulaski Co., KY at Rainwater home 50
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12. M Child: Josiah Wilson Rainwater
Birth: 10 Oct 184356 Place: Waterloo, Pulaski County, KY 354 39
Death: 16 Mar 1934354 Place: Vernon, WIlbarger County, TX 354 57
Burial: Mar 1934354 Place: East View Cm., Vernon, Wilbarger Co., TX 77
Occupation: Farmer, merchant, banker, postmaster, etc.17 39 9
Education: Attended school in Pulaski Co., KY 7
Religion: Joined Baptist Ch 1871 77 134 544
Spouse: Elizabeth Jane Weddle
Marriage: 11 Jan 1866 Place: Pulaski Co., KY by Rev. Billie Porter 39 56 57 349
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13. F Child: infant Rainwater263 (Died at birth)
Birth: 7 Nov 1853151 Place: Pulaski Co., KY 151
Death: 7 Nov 1853151 Place: Pulaski Co., KY 151
Burial: Place: prob. Rainwater Cm.
Husband’s Notes...
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Found in own 1830C HH, Pulaski Co., KY, pg 22.
Found in own 1840C HH, Pulaski Co., KY, pg 334.
Found in own 1850C HH, Pulaski Co., KY, pg 245. Says he was born in KY, although other records say NC. Owned $300 worth of
property in Pulaski Co., KY 1850C.
Found in own 1860C HH, Pulaski Co., KY, pg 308. HH includes unknown child, Julia Rainwater age 6. Living in Josiah's HH 1870C
pg 168, 1880C pg 394 Pulaski Co.
Moved with his parents from North Carolina to Kentucky about 1813. Lived with son Josiah from 1866 ‐ 1889.
Alt date of birth, given in the Wm. Rainwater family Bible is 28 Jan 1804. 178
1850HH includes the following children NOT listed in Roscoe Rainwater's family history and Bartholomew's family BIble: Mary
16, John 12, Abraham 10, Martin 8, Jane 7 and Jeminico 6. Of the children who SHOULD be in fhe HH, the following are NOT:
Miles, Polly, Ciota, Sarelda Ann and Josiah.
Buried with wife, brother, etc. at Rainwater family Cm., Pulaski Co., KY 48 RR doc says New Hope Baptist Church Cm, but the
transcription of same does not list him.
Adair Co. marriage records 1802‐40 for Rainwater and found only one bond recorded (no minister's returns): Bartholomew
Rainwater and Nancy McLaughlin, dau. of Daniel. Attest Daniel M. Rainwater. 12 Feb 1825. Witness: Richard Roe. 475 622
Letter from Josiah to Miles Rainwater says that their father's obituary was printed in The Republican, apparently a local
newspaper. ®1880
Research of Susan Rainwater, 22, Jul 2011
Grantee: Bartholomew, Rainwater Acres: 50 Book: D‐2 Survey Date: 12‐17‐1834
County: Pulaski WaterCourse: Wolf Creek
Reference: THE KENTUCKY LAND GRANTS, Volume 1, Part 1, CHAPTER VI KENTUCKY LAND WARRANTS (1816‐1873), THE
COUNTIES OF KENTUCKY
page 473 More Info: Grantee: Bartholomew, Rainwater90
Left no will as far as we know.
Medical:
Died of a stroke after about 10 days, according to letter from Josiah Rainwater to brother Miles Rainwater. ®1880
Wife’s Notes...
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Found in husband's 1850C HH pg 245, 1860C pg 308.. Living in Josiah's HH 1870C pg 168, 1880C pg 394 Pulaski Co.
Buried with husband, brother‐in‐law, etc. in private family cemetery.48
Emily Rainwater Eastham's 2nd marriage record gives mother's county of birth.51
Family myth indicates that this branch of the McLaughlin family was related to Teddy Roosevelt, but at present there is no
proof. 150 This is almost certainly bunk.
Medical:
Died of disease accompanied by severe diarrhea.151
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Reference Note 6 1850 census
Reference Note 7 1860 census
Reference Note 8 1870 census
Reference Note 9 1880 census
Reference Note 11 1900 census
Reference Note 17 Roscoe Rainwater, "Here's the Plan of the Rainwater Clan", genealogical document, 1972, original
Reference Note 31 Death certificate or death index
Reference Note 34 Newspaper articles ‐ birth & marriage annc., obituaries, interviews, etc.
Reference Note 36 Family Bibles
Reference Note 38 Other documents ‐ letters, funeral programs, newsletters, diplomas, certificates, etc.
Reference Note 39 Military records
Reference Note 41 Calculation or estimate from confirmed data
Reference Note 42 Tombstones, seen in person or photographed (as distinct from transcription books)
Reference Note 48 Pulaski Co., KY Cemetery Records, Vol. 2, PCHS
Reference Note 49 Pulaski Co., KY Marriage Records, Vol 1, 1797‐1850, 2nd edition, Mary Weddle Kaurish, PCHS
Reference Note 50 Pulaski Co., KY Marriage Records, Vol 2, 1851‐1863, PCHS
Reference Note 51 Pulaski Co., KY Marriage Records, Vol 3, 1864‐1886, PCHS
Reference Note 52 Pulaski Co., KY Marriage Records, Vol 4, 1887‐1900, PCHS
Reference Note 56 Bartholomew Rainwater family Bible, photocopy of original
Reference Note 57 Josiah Rainwater family Bible, photocopy of original
Reference Note 77 Williamson County, TX: Its History and Its People, Williamson Co. Genealogical Society (Frances Aderholt
Smith)
Reference Note 90 Kentucky Land Grants, Parts 1 & 2, 1782‐1924, Willard Rouse Jillson, ScD
Reference Note 108 Roscoe Rainwater files (general)
Research of Susan Rainwater, 22, Jul 2011
Reference Note 134 1st Baptist Church of Taylor, TX, membership records, 1908, photographs of original
Reference Note 150 Betty Jo Rainwater Parker (Bartholomew Rainwater family), deceased
Reference Note 151 Frances Aderholt Smith (Aderholt & Rainwater families)
Reference Note 178 William & Patsy Rainwater Bible, photocopy of original
Reference Note 250 JCH JC Halbrooks (Rainwater‐Holbrook family) jcdha@ibm.net
Reference Note 263 Pulaski Co., KY Vital Records, Birth & Death, 1852‐1859, 1861, 1874‐1878, PCHS
Reference Note 346 Lola Pitman Snyder letters, 22 Mar 1972 & 28 Apr 1972
Reference Note 349 Marriage license of Josiah W. Rainwater & Elizabeth Jane Weddle, 1866, Pulaski Co., KY, certified copy
Reference Note 354 Death certificate #70687, Josiah W. Rainwater, Wilbarger Co., TX, 1934, certified copy
Reference Note 475 JG Jim Garner (Laton B. Weddle family) SpruceGoose@columbus.rr.com
Reference Note 490 Civil War Union pension application of Cornelia E. Sawyer and Miles Rainwater, 1883‐1914, photocopy
from microfilmed original
Reference Note 544 Obituary of Josiah W. Rainwater, 17 Mar 1934, Vernon Daily Record, transcription
Reference Note 587 Tradition. This reference indicates that an item that cannot be satisfactorily proven or documented, is
never‐the‐less traditionally sited in this way.
Reference Note 621 Bond for marriage for Bartholomew Rainwater & Nancy McLaughlin, Feb 1823, Adair Co., KY, photocopy of
original
Reference Note 622 Permission for marriage of daughter Nancy by Daniel McLaughlin, Feb 1825, Adair Co., KY, photocopy of
original
Reference Note 866 Death certificate #14‐037651‐570547, Miles Rainwater, San Bernardino Co., CA, 1914, certified copy
Reference Note 888 Marriage Records of Adair Co., KY, 1802‐1840, Ruth Paull Burdette
Research of Susan Rainwater, 22, Jul 2011

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