William Rainwater
Submitted by:  Susan Rainwater

 

Husband: William Howard Rainwater Sr.
Birth: 17 Jun 1813178 Place: Pulaski Co., KY 6
Death: Circa 1889193 Place: Brown Co., IN 27
Occupation: Farmer 7
Education: Able to read, but not write 8
Father: William Rainwater (1765‐1825)
Mother: Martha "Patsy" Hodges587 (1785‐1841)
Other Spouses Minerva Ann Rayborn
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1st Marriage: 2 Oct 1831 Place: Casey Co., KY 197
Divorced: 13 Jan 1837
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1st Wife: Nancy Ann Hodge197
Birth: Before 181541
Death: After 183741
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Children from 1st marriage...
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1. M Child: James B. Rainwater (Never married)
Birth: 21 Jul 1832484 Place: Pulaski Co., KY 6
Death: Between 1850/18606
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2nd Marriage: 4 May 1838 Place: Pulaski Co., KY 49
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2nd Wife: Minerva Ann Rayborn
Birth: Circa 18138 Place: Pulaski Co., KY 6
Death: After 1895191 Place: Brown Co., IN 27
Occupation: Keeping house 8
Education: Not literate 8
Father: John Rayborn49 (1788‐1860)
Mother: Margaret Rayborn or Rainwater49 71 (1805‐1860)
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Children from 2nd marriage...
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1. F Child: Martha Rainwater
Birth: 12 May 1939484 Place: Pulaski Co., KY 6
Spouse: William Dove
Marriage: 18 Feb 1856 Place: Pulaski Co., KY 27 50
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2. M Child: John Raleigh Rainwater
Birth: 5 Apr 1841484 Place: Pulaski Co., KY 6 8
Death: 5 Apr 191031 Place: Adair Co., KY 31
Burial: Place: Rainwater Farm On Barnett Creek, Adair Co, KY 283
Occupation: Farmer8
Education: Literate 11
Spouse: Genetta Thomas
Marriage: 29 Nov 1858 Place: Casey Co., KY 197 889
Research by Susan Rainwater, 23 Jul 2011, therainwatercollection.com
Divorced: 23 Sep 1897283
Spouse: Rhoda Ann Brown26
Marriage: 16 May 1898 Place: Adair Co., KY 283 11
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3. M Child: Miles Rainwater51
Birth: 21 Oct 1843484 Place: Pulaski Co., KY 6
Death: 26 Sep 1927247 Place: Four Mile Twp., Wayne Co., IL ®1681
Burial: Place: Egbert Cm., Wayne Co., IL ®1686
Occupation: Farmer8
Education: Literate 12
Spouse: Permelia Emily Cain
Marriage: 18 Oct 1866 Place: Pulaski Co., KY at Cain home 51
Spouse: Elizabeth M. Waters590
Marriage: 3 Nov 1892 Place: Wayne Co., IL 590
Spouse: Rebecca Olive Davis (Reed)
Marriage: 13 Apr 1900 Place: Wayne Co., IL 199 590
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4. F Child: Mary D. Rainwater
Birth: 11 Sep 1845484 Place: Pulaski Co., KY 6
Death: Place: Oklahoma City, OK 27
Spouse: Wallace N. Markwell190
Marriage: 11 Feb 1869 Place: Brown Co., IN 190
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5. F Child: Sarah Rainwater (Died in childhd)
Birth: 25 Oct 1847484 Place: Pulaski Co., KY 6
Death: Jul 1852263 Place: Pulaski Co., KY 263
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6. M Child: William Howard Rainwater Jr.
Birth: 5 Mar 1850484 Place: Somerset, Pulaski Co., KY 6
Death: 22 Nov 1925247 Place: Four Mile Twp., Wayne Co., IL ®1681
Burial: Place: Bruce Cm., Four Mile Twp., Wayne Co., IL ®1684
Occupation: Farmer8
Education: Literate 13
Spouse: Julia G. Markwell27
Marriage: 7 Jun 1869 Place: Brown Co., IN 190
Spouse: Ellen Victoria Pool190 155
Marriage: 27 Feb 1872 Place: Brown Co., IN 155 190
Divorced: Circa 1877191
Spouse: Mary Ann Buffington
Marriage: 22 Dec 1877 Place: Wayne Co., IL27
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7. M Child: Matthew F. Rainwater
Birth: 21 Apr 1852484 Place: Pulaski Co., KY 7 263
Death: After 192013
Occupation: Farmer9 Day Laborer 11
Education: Literate 11
Spouse: Adeline240
Research by Susan Rainwater, 23 Jul 2011, therainwatercollection.com
Marriage: Before 187841
Spouse: Susan
Marriage: Circa 190712
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8. M Child: Mark Rainwater
Birth: 7 Mar 1856263 Place: Pulaski Co., KY 7 263
Death: After 192013 Place: prob. Arkansas
Burial: Place: Culpepper Cm., Van Buren Co., AR ®2312
Occupation: Farmer 11
Education: Attended school8
Spouse: Sarah Caroline Jones950
Marriage: Circa 187011
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9. M Child: Luke Rainwater
Birth: 7 May 1858484 Place: Pulaski Co., KY 7 263
Death: Between 1891/190041 Place: prob. Arkansas
Burial: Place: Eglantine Cm., Fairfield Bay, Van Buren Co., AR27
Occupation: Farm worker 9
Education: Attended school 8
Spouse: Mary Ann Legan190
Marriage: 13 Feb 1888 Place: Brown Co., IN 190
Divorced: 1891191
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10. M Child: George Washington Rainwater
Birth: 20 Sep 1863484 Place: Pulaski Co., KY 9
Death: 24 Dec 194331 Place: Four Mile Twp., Wayne Co., IL ®1681
Burial: Place: Egbert Cm., Wayne Co., IL ®1686
Occupation: Farm worker9 Farmer 12
Education: Attended school 8
Spouse: Emma Rosetta Fox190
Marriage: 23 Dec 1887 Place: Brown Co., IN 190
Husband’s Notes...
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Found in own 1850C HH, Pulaski Co., KY, pg 242. 6
Found in own 1860C HH, Pulaski Co., KY, pg 310. 7
Found in own 1870C HH, Hamblin Twp., Brown Co., IN, living next door to son, William Jr. 8
Found in own 1880C HH, Brown Co., IN, pg 293A. 9
CBH places William Howard in the family of William & Patsy Rainwater ‐ RR does not, but does name William "Billy" Rainwater
as a family member with a different birth year. RR indicates that Billy moved to Casey County and he did not further track the
family. Wm. Howard appears to have stayed in Pulaski Co., at least through 1860, but one of his sons was married in Casey Co.
These are almost certainly the same individual.
Birthplace based on father's 1813 purchase of farm in Pulaski Co., KY.
Estate inventory valued at $500. Named wife. Box 62 file 11. 192
Research by Susan Rainwater, 23 Jul 2011, therainwatercollection.com
Indicates in error that his father was born in Baden, Germany in 1880 census. 9
100 acres on Trace Fork in Casey Co., Book D2 pg 131; surveyed 23 Apr 1833. 90
Divorce record from Kentucky Footsteps, Vol D, 1999
1st Wife’s Notes...
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Divorce occurred in Henry Co., KY. ®44
2nd Wife’s Notes...
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Found in husband's HH 1850C, pg 242; 1860C pg 310.
Found in husband's 1870C HH, Hamblin Twp., Brown Co., IN.
Found in husband's 1880C HH, Brown Co., IN, pg 293A. 9
Name given as Mary Ann in marriage record, but Minerva in census records.
Marriage record names parents as John and Margaret Rabern. 49
Named in state suit against a large number of individuals in Brown Co. in 1895. Purpose of suit not given ‐ could be back taxes
or some such. 191
Probate records for husband's estate name wife. 192
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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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1900 census
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1910 census
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1920 census
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Diana Flynn (Rainwater & Hodge families) ivie@tima.com
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Coy B. Hodge, Sr., deceased, (Rainwater‐Hodge families). Data from this source requires 2nd confirmation. Coy's main source
is Bob Schimmel.
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Death certificate or death index
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Calculation or estimate from confirmed data
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Research by Susan Rainwater, 23 Jul 2011, therainwatercollection.com
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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Kentucky Genealogy & Biography, Vol. 5, Thomas W. Westerfield
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Kentucky Land Grants, Parts 1 & 2, 1782‐1924, Willard Rouse Jillson, ScD
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Lisa Alexander (Rainwater family) eka@indy.net
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William & Patsy Rainwater Bible, photocopy of original
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Brown Co., IN Marriage Records, Books 2‐4, 1853‐1901, Ruth M. Slevin
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Brown Co., IN Circuit Court Records Index, Civil & Criminal, 1836‐1945, Helen H. Reeve
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Brown Co., IN Obituaries, Vols. 1‐2, 1914‐1984, Helen H. Reeve
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Brown Co., IN Abstracts of Probate Records, 1836‐1945, Helen H. Reeve
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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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Wayne Co., IL Marriages, 1896‐1906, Betty Ann Butler Beeson
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PW Paul Wieler & Kathy Jaspar (Rainwater family). Data from this source require 2nd confirmation.
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Genealogy of the Rainwater Family, Donald S. Webber, Dec 1981
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Pulaski Co., KY Vital Records, Birth & Death, 1852‐1859, 1861, 1874‐1878, PCHS
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William Howard & Minerva Rainwater family Bible, abstract, The Rainwater Researcher, Vol. 1, Issue 3, April 1995, pg 8
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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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Illinois online marriage record index, http://www.ilsos.net/cgi‐bin/archives/marriage.s
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Casey Co., KY Marriages, 1852‐1859, 1875‐1878, 1904‐1097, Frances Terry Ingmire
Reference Note 950
Ancestry.com's Rootsweb and WorldConnect online databases (information from this source is questionable and requires 2nd
confirmation)
Research by Susan Rainwater, 23 Jul 2011, therainwatercollection.com

 

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