John and Elizabeth Rainwater
Submitted by:  Susan Rainwater

Husband: John R. Rainwater
Birth: 5 Mar 1810178 Place: Surry Co., NC196 8 2
Death: 188948 Place: prob. Casey Co., KY
Burial: Place: Grave Hill, Mintonville, Casey Co., KY 48 196
Occupation: Farmer 6 Works on farm 9
Education: Can read but not write 8
Father: William Rainwater (1765‐1825)
Mother: Martha "Patsy" Hodges587 (1785‐1841)
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Marriage: 2 Dec 1837 Place: Pulaski Co., KY 49
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Wife: Elizabeth Lawless17
Birth: Circa 18176 Place: North Carolina 6
Death: Aug 186048 Place: prob. Pulaski Co., KY 41
Burial: Place: Cedar Point Cm., Pulaski Co., KY 48
Father: James Lawless26 49 (1802‐1851)
Mother: Frances "Franky"49 (1802‐)
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Children...
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1. F Child: Nancy Rainwater
Birth: 17 Jun 1839174 Place: Pulaski Co., KY 6 50
Death: Feb 1883174
Occupation: Keeps house 9
Spouse: Milton Emerson174
Marriage: 26 Jul 1860 Place: Pulaski Co., KY 50
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2. M Child: Giles R. Rainwater17
Birth: 3 Apr 1841196 Place: Pulaski Co., KY 6
Death: 17 Dec 1920196 Place: Mintonville, Casey Co., KY 196
Burial: Place: Mintonville Methodist Ch Cm., Casey Co., KY 196
Occupation: Farmer9
Education: Literate 11
Spouse: Sarah Jane Emerson108 26
Marriage: 19 Sep 1861 Place: Pulaski Co., KY at Emmerson home 50
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3. M Child: Squire Mitchell Rainwater (Died in childhd)
Birth: Circa 18436 Place: Kentucky 6
Death: 10 Sep 1852263 Place: Pulaski Co., KY263
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4. M Child: George Alfred Rainwater
Birth: 184648 Place: Pulaski Co., KY 6 51
Death: 13 Jul 1924248 Place: Caintown, Pulaski Co., KY248 ®1971
Burial: 14 Jul 192431 Place: Cedar Point Cm., Pulaski Co., KY 48
Occupation: Farmer 8
Education: Literate 12
Spouse: Permelia Susan Garner108
Research by Susan Rainwater, 23 Jul 2011
Marriage: 6 Mar 1867 Place: Pulaski Co., KY 108 51
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5. F Child: Susannah Rainwater
Birth: Circa 18486 Place: Kentucky 6
Spouse: Abraham H. Roysden26
Marriage: 5 Sep 1872 Place: Casey Co., KY 197
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6. F Child: Mary Rainwater (Died in childhd)
Birth: 26 May 1852263 Place: Pulaski Co. KY 263
Death: 25 Aug 1852263 Place: Pulaski Co., KY 263
Husband’s Notes...
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Found in own 1840C HH Pulaski Co, KY, pg 322.
Found in own 1850C HH, Pulaski Co., KY, pg 246. Is living next to 87 year old Elizabeth Rainwater, his aunt.
Found in own 1860C HH, Pulaski Co., KY, pg 290 & 295. There are two apparent census records for this family.
Found in son Giles's 1870C HH, Mintonville, Casey Co., KY, pg 295B.8
Found in son Giles's 1880C HH, Tracefork, Casey Co., KY, pg 696B. 9
Directions to the cemetery: W. Hwy 80, right on 837, near Mintonville.48
Alt date of birth: 1811 48
Wife’s Notes...
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Found in husband's 1850C HH, pg 246. Not found in 1860C HH.
Consenting to marriage were James & Franky Lawless, relationship not stated. 49
Alt last name, frequently given, Sawslip, is a misreading of the marriage record.
Buried with son George A. and his family. Only date of death is given on tombstone. 48
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Reference Note 2
1810 census
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1850 census
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1870 census
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1880 census
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1900 census
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1910 census
Reference Note 17
Roscoe Rainwater, "Here's the Plan of the Rainwater Clan", genealogical document, 1972, original
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Diana Flynn (Rainwater & Hodge families) ivie@tima.com
Research by Susan Rainwater, 23 Jul 2011
Reference Note 27
Coy B. Hodge, Sr., deceased, (Rainwater‐Hodge families).
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Death certificate or death index
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Calculation or estimate from confirmed data
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Pulaski Co., KY Cemetery Records, Vol. 2, PCHS
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Pulaski Co., KY Marriage Records, Vol 1, 1797‐1850, 2nd edition, Mary Weddle Kaurish, PCHS
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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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Roscoe Rainwater files (general)
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Rainwater Researcher newsletter (1994‐1998), web site, mailing list & family association. Quality of material is uneven ‐
requires 2nd confirmation.
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William & Patsy Rainwater Bible, photocopy of original
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Casey Co., KY, 1806‐1983, A Folk History Including Communities and Cemeteries, Gladys Cotham Thomas
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Early Marriages of Casey Co., KY, 1807‐1915, Phillip A. Rice, Kathleen Goff, Charlotte Mason and Edward Mason
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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 Vital Records, Birth & Death, 1852‐1859, 1861, 1874‐1878, PCHS
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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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