James and Mary Rainwater
Submitted by:  Susan Rainwater

Husband: James Rainwater48
Birth: 8 Feb 1806178 Place: North Carolina 7
Death: Circa 186253 Place: Pulaski Co., KY 53
Occupation: Farmer 6 Moneylender 404
Father: William Rainwater (1765‐1825)
Mother: Martha "Patsy" Hodges587 (1785‐1841)
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Marriage: 19 Apr 1826 Place: Pulaski Co., KY 49
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Wife: Mary "Polly" McDaniel48 26
Birth: Before 181041 Place: KY 7
Death: 9 Dec 188026 Place: Pulaski Co. KY 26
Father: William "Billy" McDaniel49 58 (1782‐1870)
Mother: Elizabeth Weaver26 (1790‐1870)
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Children...
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1. F Child: Elizabeth W. Rainwater49
Birth: Circa 18276 Place: KY
Spouse: William Newton Cooper49
Marriage: 19 Aug 1844 Place: Pulaski Co. KY 49
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2. M Child: William H. Rainwater48
Birth: 11 May 183148 Place: Pulaski Co., KY 9 52
Death: 2 Aug 187148 Place: Pulaski Co., KY 48
Burial: Place: Hopeful Baptist Cm., Pulaski Co., KY 48
Occupation: Farmer8
Spouse: Nancy Jane Russell50
Marriage: 29 Oct 1851 Place: Pulaski Co., KY 50
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3. F Child: Martha "Patsy" Rainwater247 (Died in childhd)
Birth: Circa 18336 Place: KY 6
Death: Between 1850/18607
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4. M Child: Enoch Rainwater48
Birth: 25 May 183648 Place: Pulaski Co., KY 51
Death: 12 Jul 190648 Place: Pulaski Co. KY 262
Burial: Place: New Hope Cm., Pulaski Co., KY 48
Occupation: Farmer9
Spouse: Martha E. Compton
Marriage: 22 Dec 1852 Place: Pulaski Co., KY 50
Spouse: Mary E. (Roy) 236
Marriage: 27 Oct 1903 Place: Pulaski Co. KY 236
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5. M Child: John Rainwater
Birth: 5 Oct 1838247 Place: Faubush, Pulaski Co., KY 6
Death: 6 Feb 1863247 Place: Nashville, TN 247
Research by Susan Rainwater, 23 Jul 2011
Burial: Place: National Cm., Nashville, Davidson Co., TN ®2152
Spouse: Sarah Elizabeth Porter247
Marriage: 23 Dec 1857 Place: Pulaski Co., KY 50
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6. F Child: Mary "Polly" Rainwater (Never married)
Birth: 14 Feb 184248 Place: KY 6
Death: 2 Aug 191848 Place: Pulaski Co., KY ®1959
Burial: Place: New Hope Cm, Pulaski Co., KY48
Occupation: Keeps house ®1959
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7. F Child: Sarah Rainwater26
Birth: 20 Sep 184347 Place: Pulaski Co., KY 51 9
Death: 23 Oct 188347 Place: prob. Pulaski Co., KY
Burial: Place: Compton Fm Cm, Pulaski Co., KY 47
Occupation: Keeping house 8
Education: Attended school 7
Spouse: Harrison A. Compton
Marriage: 1 Sep 1860 Place: Pulaski Co., KY 50 48
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8. F Child: Amanda C. Rainwater
Birth: Circa 18446 Place: Pulaski Co. KY 6 51
Death: 17 Jun 1918248 Place: Casey Co., KY 248
Burial: Place: New Hope Cm., Nancy, Pulaski Co., KY ®2312
Education: Attended school7
Spouse: Robert Marshall Dick158
Marriage: 8 Mar 1866 Place: Pulaski Co., KY at Rainwater home 158 51
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9. F Child: Samantha Rainwater
Birth: Circa 18466 Place: KY 6
Education: Attended school7
Spouse: Unknown41
Unmarried:
Spouse: John Jackson Sawyer262
Marriage: 28 Aug 1892 Place: Pulaski Co. KY 262 52
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10. F Child: Alethia Rainwater
Birth: Circa 18496 Place: Pulaski Co., KY 6 51
Death: Between 1870/18809 Place: prob. Pulaski Co., KY 41
Spouse: John Dick159
Marriage: 28 Jan 1866 Place: Pulaski Co. KY at Rainwater home 158 51
Husband’s Notes...
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Found in own 1850C HH, Pulaski Co., KY pg 251.
Found in own 1860C HH, pg 297, Pulaski Co., KY.
Not found in 1870C.
Son's tombstone gives parents names. Marriage record says Marty Rainwater consented to the marriage, but relationship is
Research by Susan Rainwater, 23 Jul 2011
unclear. I assume that Marty is a diminutive for Martha.49 Is listed in daughter's marriage record. 50
Will dated 1862, Book 6 pg 115.53
Will leaves property wife conditional on her not remarrying. Leaves household goods to five youngest daughters apparently as
a dowry. Indicates that he was a money lender and authorizes his wife to carry on this business. Seems to be obsessed with
cash. Does not leave ANY land to his children, but rather directs it all to be sold after Mary's death and the cash divided equally
among them.404
Wife’s Notes...
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Found in husband's 1850C pg 251, 1860C pg 297, Pulaski Co., KY. She is called Mary in both records.
Found in own 1870C HH, Pulaski Co., KY, pg 159.
Found in own 1880C HH, Pulaski Co., KY, pg 385.
In both 1870 & 1880, she resides with two unmarried daughters, Polly & Samantha, and a granddaughter named Montenia.
Marriage record names father. 49 DW gives marriage date as 1 May 1826, which may be correct because the date in the
records is the license date. 247
Webber indicates that they are buried in Hopeful Baptist Cm., but they are not listed in the transcription. 247
Husband's will calls her Mary. Received entailed use of the farm and possessions in her widowhood.404
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Reference Note 6
1850 census
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1860 census
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1870 census
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1880 census
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Diana Flynn (Rainwater & Hodge families) ivie@tima.com
Reference Note 41
Calculation or estimate from confirmed data
Reference Note 47
Pulaski Co., KY Cemetery Records, Vol. 1, Pulaski County Historical Society
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
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Pulaski Co., KY Marriage Records, Vol 3, 1864‐1886, PCHS
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Pulaski Co., KY Marriage Records, Vol 4, 1887‐1900, PCHS
Reference Note 53
Pulaski Co., KY Index to Wills, 1800‐1935, PCHS
Research by Susan Rainwater, 23 Jul 2011
Reference Note 58
A History of Pulaski Co., KY, Alma Owens Tibbals, 1952
Reference Note 158
Terry E. Davis (Rainwater‐Roy family) tedavis@plateautel.net
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Kay Haden (Henry Houston Rainwater family), khaden@mindspring.com
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William & Patsy Rainwater Bible, photocopy of original
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Pulaski Co., KY Marriage Records, Vol 5, 1901‐1910, PCHS
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Genealogy of the Rainwater Family, Donald S. Webber, Dec 1981
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Kentucky Online Death Index, http://ukcc.cky.edu and http://userdb.rootsweb.com/ky/death/search.cgi
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Pulaski Co., KY Historical Society Archives, Rootsweb database, now offline
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Will of James Rainwater, 1862, Pulaski Co., KY, Book 6 pg 115, photocopy of original
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.
Research by Susan Rainwater, 23 Jul 2011

 

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