Miles and Frances Rainwater
Submitted by:  Susan Rainwater

Husband: Miles Rainwater
Birth: 15 May 1818178 Place: Faubush, Pulaski Co., KY 17 6 48
Death: 9 Jan 188448 Place: prob. Pulaski Co., KY 41
Burial: Place: Rainwater Family Cm, Pulaski Co., KY 48
Occupation: Farmer 6
Father: William Rainwater (1765‐1825)
Mother: Martha "Patsy" Hodges587 (1785‐1841)
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Marriage: 29 Jul 1843 Place: Pulaski Co., KY49
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Wife: Frances Chaney
Birth: 27 Mar 18236 Place: Pulaski Co., KY 6 52
Death: 26 Dec 191148 Place: Waterloo, Pulaski Co., KY ®1871
Burial: 28 Dec 191131 Place: Rainwater Family Cm., Pulaski Co., KY 48
Occupation: Housewife ®1872
Education: Can read but not write 12
Father: Hiram Chaney49 (1791‐1860)
Mother: Mary Ellen Wetter (1799‐1860)
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Children...
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1. M Child: Silas Rainwater (Never married)
Birth: Circa 18446 Place: Pulaski Co., KY 6 17 26
Death: 20 Sep 186345 Place: Battle of Chickamauga Creek, TN 45
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2. M Child: Terrell Rainwater
Birth: 10 Feb 184626 Place: Somerset, Pulaski Co., KY 6 17 ®1312
Death: 4 Nov 191326 Place: Mexia, Limestone Co., TX26
Burial: Place: Old City Cm, Sulpher Springs, Hopkins Co, TX 786
Occupation: Photographer 266 497 11
Religion: possibly Methodist 497
Spouse: Esther Shoe ®1312
Marriage: 187911 Place: Appleton City, St. Clair Co., MO ®1321
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3. M Child: David Rainwater108
Birth: 30 Nov 18476 Place: Pulaski Co., KY 6 17 26
Death: 25 May 187148 Place: prob. Pulaski Co., KY
Burial: Place: Rainwater Family Cm., Pulaski Co., KY 48
Occupation: Farmer8
Spouse: Annice Mariah Garner108
Marriage: 21 Feb 1869 Place: Pulaski Co., KY at Garner home 51
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4. M Child: Erasmus M. Rainwater17 (Never married)
Birth: Circa 18507 Place: Kentucky 7
Death: After 1884403 Place: prob. South Dakota 108
Occupation: Saloon keeper 8
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5. F Child: Mary Elizabeth Rainwater17
Research by Susan Rainwater, 23 Jul 2011, therainwatercollection.com
Birth: Circa 18527 Place: Pulaski Co., KY 7 51
Death: Between 1884/190011 Place: prob. Pulaski Co., KY
Burial: Place: Rainwater Family Cm., Pulaski Co., KY 48
Spouse: Robert Tilman Gossett
Marriage: 1 Nov 1871 Place: Pulaski Co. KY260
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6. M Child: Fountain Rainwater17
Birth: 12 Jan 1854263 Place: Pulaski Co., KY 52 7
Death: 20 Dec 194448 Place: Pulaski Co., KY 248
Burial: Place: New Hope Cm., Pulaski Co., KY 48
Occupation: Baptist Minister 52 48 School teacher 108 Farmer 11
Education: Attended school 8
Religion: Baptist
Spouse: China Paralee Rainwater
Marriage: 19 Nov 1889 Place: Pulaski Co., KY by Rev. J.J. Cooper 52
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7. M Child: infant Rainwater (Died at birth)
Birth: 11 Dec 1855263 Place: Pulaski Co., KY263
Death: 11 Dec 1855263 Place: Pulaski Co., KY263
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8. F Child: Frances Jane Rainwater17
Birth: 8 Feb 1857263 Place: Pulaski Co., KY 7 51
Death: Circa 188544 Place: Pulaski Co., KY 44
Burial: Place: Private family cm., Pulaski Co., KY 44
Education: Attended school8
Spouse: James Willis Tarter238
Marriage: 24 Jan 1878 Place: Pulaski Co., KY 26 51
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9. F Child: Coatney Ellen Rainwater17
Birth: 10 Sep 185948 Place: Pulaski Co., KY7 51
Death: 12 Sep 188848 Place: prob. Pulaski Co., KY
Burial: Place: Rainwater Cm., Pulaski Co., KY48
Spouse: John Richard Haney240 48
Marriage: 6 Feb 1881 Place: Pulaski Co., KY at Rainwater home 51
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10. F Child: Sarah Ann Rainwater17
Birth: 10 Jan 186248 Place: Pulaski Co., KY 8 52
Death: 8 Dec 1942248 Place: Pulaski Co. KY 248
Burial: Place: New Hope Cm., Pulaski Co., KY 48
Education: Literate 12
Spouse: Benjamin Franklin Dawes108
Marriage: 5 Aug 1890 Place: Pulaski Co. KY by Rev. Fountain Rainwater52
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11. M Child: James Rainwater
Birth: 17 Jun 186548 Place: Pulaski Co., KY8 52
Death: 26 Oct 191731 Place: Pulaski Co., KY ®1957
Burial: Place: New Hope Cm., Pulaski Co., KY48
Research by Susan Rainwater, 23 Jul 2011, therainwatercollection.com
Occupation: Farmer 52
Education: Literate 12
Spouse: Martha J. McQuary
Marriage: 6 Nov 1890 Place: Pulaski Co., KY by Rev. Fountain Rainwater 260 52
Spouse: Amanda Belle Wheat
Marriage: 18 Jun 1913 Place: Russell Co., KY at Levi Wheat's home 32 ®1283
Husband’s Notes...
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Found in own 1850C HH, Pulaski Co, KY, pg 246. 6
Found in own 1860C HH, Pulaski Co, KY, pg 290. 7
Found in own 1870C HH, Pulaski Co, KY, pg 172.8
Found in own 1880C HH, Pulaski Co, KY, pg 364. 9
Wife's name given by RR matches census wife, as does birth year. 17
Buried with wife, son, brother, etc. at Rainwater Cemetery, Pulaski Co., KY 48
Birthplace based on father's 1813 purchase of farm in Pulaski Co., KY. Miles owned his father's farm after William's death.
Will dated 1884, Book 7 pg 101. 53 237 403
Wife’s Notes...
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Found in husband's 1850C HH, Pulaski Co, KY, pg 246. 6
Found in husband's 1860C HH, Pulaski Co, KY, pg 290. 7
Found in husband's 1870C HH, Pulaski Co, KY, pg 172.8
Found in husband's 1880C HH, Pulaski Co, KY, pg 364. 9
Found in son‐in‐law Benjamin Daws' 1900C HH, Pulaski Co., KY, pg 253. 11
Found in son Fountain Rainwater's 1910C HH, Harrison Precinct, Pulaski Co., KY, pg 193B. 12
Buried with husband, son, etc. in Rainwater Cemetery, W. Hwy 80, Pulaski Co., KY 48
Applied for Civil War pension based on Silas's service. Certificate #233962. 401
Terms of husband's will left her the farm, furniture, livestock and food stores on hand to use during her lifetime. The land went
to Fountain and James at her death. 403
FRANKIE RAINWATERS, white widowed female, born 27 March 1823 Virginia, died 6 p.m. 26 December 1911,
Faubush voter precinct, Waterloo, Pulaski Co. KY, age 88 years, nine months, 29 days.
Occupation: 'At home'.
Father: Hiram Chaney, born Virginia.
Mother: Mary Wetter (or Netter), born Virginia.
Informant: J.G. Garner, Burnetta KY.
Cause of death: chronic valvular heart disease.
Contributory to death: Chronic interstitial nephritis.
Attending physician: Brent Weddle, Cains Store KY.
Place of burial or removal: Faubush.
Research by Susan Rainwater, 23 Jul 2011, therainwatercollection.com
Date of burial: 28 December 1911
Certificate filed 27 December 1911 by H.L. Weddle, Registrar.
Undertaker: J.G. Garner, Burnetta KY. ®1872
Medical:
Cause of death: chronic valvular heart disease ®1872
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1850 census
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1860 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
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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
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Death certificate or death index
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Marriage license or record
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Calculation or estimate from confirmed data
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Internet: e‐mail, genealogical newsgroup, web site, etc.
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Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Kentucky, Civil War, Vol. I, Union.
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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 3, 1864‐1886, PCHS
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Pulaski Co., KY Marriage Records, Vol 4, 1887‐1900, PCHS
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Pulaski Co., KY Index to Wills, 1800‐1935, PCHS
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Roscoe Rainwater files (general)
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William & Patsy Rainwater Bible, photocopy of original
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Pulaski Co., KY Index to Wills, 1800‐1950, 2nd edition, PCHS
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The Darter‐Tarter Family, Oscar H. Darter, publ. 1965
Research by Susan Rainwater, 23 Jul 2011, therainwatercollection.com
Reference Note 240
PW Paul Wieler & Kathy Jaspar (Rainwater family). Data from this source require 2nd confirmation.
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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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CA Cheryl Amador (Rainwater‐Chaney‐Gossett) CAmador123@aol.com
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Pulaski Co., KY Vital Records, Birth & Death, 1852‐1859, 1861, 1874‐1878, PCHS
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Hopkins Co., TX Pictorial History, Vol. 1
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Records of the Veterans Administration, Record Group 15, National Archives, US Military Pension Files, selected abstracts, Ross
Cameron
Reference Note 403
Will of Miles Rainwater, 14 May 1883, Pulaski Co., KY, Book 7 page 101, photocopy of original
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Hopkins Co., TX Obituaries Prior to 1939, Vol. 1, June England Tuck
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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.
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Hopkins Co., TX Cemeteries, June Tuck
Research by Susan Rainwater, 23 Jul 2011, therainwatercollection.com

 

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