Miles and Cornelia Rainwater
Submitted by:  Susan Rainwater

 

Husband: 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
Father: Bartholomew Rainwater (1804‐1889)
Mother: Nancy McLaughlin (1807‐1883)
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Marriage: 13 Aug 1865 Place: Centerville, Linn Co., KS by Rev. S. B. McGrew 490 ®1264
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Wife: Cornelia Ellen Sawyer17 490
Birth: 28 Jun 1848865 Place: Farmer, Defiance Co., OH 865
Death: 6 Mar 1922865 Place: Upland, San Bernardino, CA 490
Burial: 11 Mar 1922865 Place: Bellview Cm., Ontario, San Bernardino Co., CA 865
Occupation: Keeping house 8
Education: Literate 13
Father: John Sawyer865
Mother: Mary A. Brown865
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Children...
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1. F Child: Mary Ellen Rainwater 17 (Never married)
Birth: 23 Nov 186615 Place: Kansas 8
Death: 5 Jun 188615 Place: prob. Linn Co., OR
Burial: Place: Fox Valley Cm., Hwy 226, Linn Co., OR ®2209
Education: Attended school 9
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2. F Child: Josephine W. Rainwater (Never married)
Birth: 16 Aug 1883490 Place: Linn Co., OR 490
Death: 8 Oct 190831 Place: San Bernardino Co., CA ®1309
Husband’s Notes...
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Found in parents' 1860C HH in Pulaski Co., KY, pg 308.7
Found in own 1870C HH, Potosi #2, Linn Co., KS. 8
Found in own 1880C HH, Fox Valley, Linn Co., OR, pg 361B. 9
Found in own 1890C HH, Linn Co., OR. 511 9
Found in own 1900C HH, Jackson Co., OR, pg 171B. 11
Found in own 1910C HH, 409 1st Avenue, Upland, San Bernardino Co., CA, pg 268. 12
Civil War service: 2nd Sergeant, Company C, 1st & 3rd Kentucky Volunteer Infantry, Union Army, Civil War. Served Aug 7, 1861
‐ Jan 5, 1863. Discharged by surgeon for disability. 45 CW pension #277004. 401 490
Born in Pulaski Co., KY. Moved to Mound City, KS in 1863, moved to CA in 1875, moved to Linn Co., OR in 1878, then returned
to CA in 1896. 490
Found on the muster roll of Company E (colored), 1st Battalion, Irregular Kansas State Militia, Mound City, KS, dated 15 Oct
Research by Susan Rainwater, 23 Jul 2011, therainwatercollection.com
1864. Listed as 1st Lieutenant in 15 Oct 1864 roll and as Captain in 5 Nov 1864 roll. ®1269
Land patent #1755, 15 Apr 1884, OROCAA‐041213, Linn Co., OR, Twp S‐9, 160 acres, homestead entry. ®1087
Residence at time of death was North Laurel & 9th Streets, Ontario, CA. Had lived in California 11 years. Parents named.
Informant was wife. 866
1890 census: 1st Sergeant Company C 3rd KY Infantry, 7 Aug 1861‐5 Jan 1863 (1 year 4 months 29 days). PO Fox Valley, OR.
Suffers from catarrh and lung trouble. 511
Medical:
Physician S. M. Brice was called upon in 1884 to treat his neuralgia. By 1892, he was a physical mess. The report from an
Oregon physician lists kidney problems (Bright's disease), bronchitis, inability to digest fat, bladder problems, chronic diarrhea,
poor eyesight and neuralgia on the right side of his head. Sounds like a serious case of post‐traumatic stress syndrome. 490
Cause of death: arteriosclerosis and hypostatic pneumonia 866
Wife’s Notes...
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Found in HH of Nicholas Mills in 1865 KS census. ®1270
Found in husband's 1870C HH, Potosi #2, Linn Co., KS. 8
Found in husband's 1880C HH, Fox Valley, Linn Co., OR, pg 361B. 9
Found in husband's 1900C HH, Jackson Co., OR, pg 171B. 11
Found in husband's 1910C HH, 409 1st Avenue, Upland, San Bernardino Co., CA, pg 268. 12
Found in own 1920C HH, 266 1st Avenue, Upland, San Bernardino Co., CA, pg 238. 13
Applied for CW pension following husband's death. Certificate #787278. This record calls her Corneila A. Rainwater. 401
Informant on death certificate was Mrs. C. L. Holbrook Kipley of Long Beach, CA. Address at time of death was 256 First
Avenue, Upland, CA. 865
Medical:
Cause of death: myocarditis (inflammation of the heart) 865
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Reference Note 7
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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1920 census
Research by Susan Rainwater, 23 Jul 2011, therainwatercollection.com
Reference Note 15
Tombstone transcription. This reference number is only used when the actual source exceeds 999. Cross‐reference with place
of burial.
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 45
Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Kentucky, Civil War, Vol. I, Union.
Reference Note 56
Bartholomew Rainwater family Bible, photocopy of original
Reference Note 151
Frances Aderholt Smith (Aderholt & Rainwater families)
Reference Note 401
Records of the Veterans Administration, Record Group 15, National Archives, US Military Pension Files, selected abstracts, Ross
Cameron
Reference Note 490
Civil War Union pension application of Cornelia E. Sawyer and Miles Rainwater, 1883‐1914, photocopy from microfilmed
original
Reference Note 511
Oregon State 1890 Special Federal Census of Union Veterans and Their Widows, compiled by Jane A. Myers
Reference Note 865
Death certificate #22‐013887‐1256, Cornelia E. Rainwater, San Bernardino Co., CA, 1922, certified copy
Reference Note 866
Death certificate #14‐037651‐570547, Miles Rainwater, San Bernardino Co., CA, 1914, certified copy
Reference 1264
Marriage record of Miles Rainwater and Cornelia E. Sawyer, Linn Co., KS, Book 1 pg 15, 13 Aug 1866, photocopy of original,
from Kelly Jurgeson
Reference 1269
Muster roll of Company E (colored), 1st Battalion, Irregular Kansas State Militia, Mound City, KS, dated 15 Oct 1864 and 5 Nov
1864, photocopy from the files of the Linn Co., KS Historical Society, File #KJ‐1259
Reference 1634 Photograph; Miles Rainwater, son of Bartholomew & Nancy Rainwater, pre‐1875, purchased on Ebay, May
2002
Reference 1635 Photograph; Cornelia Sawyer Rainwater, wife of Miles Rainwater, pre‐1868, purchased on Ebay, May 2002
Reference 1636 Photograph; Lyons, Linn Co., OR home of Miles and Cornelia Rainwater, ca 1895, purchased on Ebay, May 2002
Reference 1637 Photograph; Upland, San Bernardino Co., CA home of Miles and Cornelia Rainwater, ca 1906, purchased on
Ebay, May 2002
Research by Susan Rainwater, 23 Jul 2011, therainwatercollection.com

 

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