William and Nancy Roy
Submitted by:  Susan Rainwater

Husband: William Merritt Roy26 158
Birth: Circa 18146 Place: North Carolina31 6
Death: 27 Aug 1889158 Place: Fulton Co., IL 158
Occupation: Farmer8
Father: Thomas Roy (1793‐)
Mother: Mary Phipps (1794‐)
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Marriage: 22 Feb 1834 Place: Pulaski Co. KY 26 49
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Wife: Nancy Rainwater
Birth: 5 Mar 1810178 Place: Surry Co., NC 2
Death: 10 Aug 1891158 Place: Fulton Co., IL 158
Father: William Rainwater (1765‐1825)
Mother: Martha "Patsy" Hodges587 (1785‐1841)
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Children...
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1. F Child: Melissa Roy158
Birth: Circa 18357 Place: Pulaski Co., KY 7
Death: Between 1870/18809 Place: prob. Indiana 41
Occupation: Keeping house 8
Spouse: Ephraim R. Rainwater
Marriage: 15 Feb 1857 Place: Lawrence Co., IN 435
Divorced: Before 18809
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2. F Child: Clarissa Roy (Oaks) ®1919
Birth: Circa 18376 Place: Lawrence Co., IN 158
Death: After Nov 189033
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3. F Child: Martha Roy
Birth: Circa 18396 Place: Indiana 6
Death: Before 189033
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4. M Child: Thomas J. Roy
Birth: Circa 18416 Place: Indiana 158
Death: Before 189033
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5. F Child: Elizabeth Roy
Birth: 4 Mar 184331 Place: Indiana 31
Death: 8 Apr 192531 Place: Culver, Ottawa Co., KS 31
Burial: Place: Culver Union Cm, Culver, Ottawa Co., KS 31
Occupation: Housewife 31
Religion: Primitive Baptist34
Spouse: Jonathan Jasper Pierce
Marriage: 6 Aug 1863 Place: Lawrence Co., IN 158
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6. M Child: John Roy
Birth: Circa 18456 Place: Lawrence Co., IN 158
Death: Before Nov 189033
Spouse: Nancy
Marriage: Before 18668
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7. M Child: Ralph N. Roy
Birth: Circa 18476 Place: Lawrence Co., IN 158
Death: After Nov 189033
Spouse: Nancy
Marriage: Before 18699
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8. F Child: Nancy Jane Roy (Bowers) ®1919
Birth: Mar 18506 Place: Lawrence Co., IN 158
Death: After Nov 189033
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9. M Child: William P. Roy158
Birth: Circa 18528 Place: Indiana 8
Death: After Nov 189033
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10. F Child: Miranda Roy (Carlton) ®1919 (Twin)
Birth: Circa 18557 Place: Lawrence Co., IN 158
Death: After Nov 189033
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11. F Child: Amanda Roy (Orendorff)158 (Twin)
Birth: Circa 18558 Place: Indiana 8
Death: After Nov 189033
Husband’s Notes...
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Found in own 1850C HH, Perry Twp., Lawrence Co., IN. 6
Found in own 1860C HH, Marshall Twp., Lawrence Co., IN., pg 919 7
Found in own 1870C HH, Fulton Co., IL. 8
Found in own 1880C HH, Orion Twp., Fulton Co., IL. 9
Moved to Lawrence, KS after birth of first daughter. 158
Wife’s Notes...
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Found in husband's 1850C HH, Perry Twp., Lawrence Co., IN. 6
Found in husband's 1860C HH, Marshall Twp., Lawrence Co., IN., pg 919 7
Found in husband's 1870C HH, Fulton Co., IL. 8
Found in husband's 1880C HH, Orion Twp., Fulton Co., IL. 9
Birthplace based on census data for twin. However, the death certificate of Elizabeth Merritt Roy indicates that Nancy was
born in North Carolina.
John Rainwater, probably her brother, provided surety for this marriage. 49
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1810 census
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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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Diana Flynn (Rainwater & Hodge families) ivie@tima.com
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Death certificate or death index
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Will, will registration, probate records, estate adminstration, etc.
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Newspaper articles ‐ birth & marriage annc., obituaries, interviews, etc.
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Calculation or estimate from confirmed data
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Pulaski Co., KY Marriage Records, Vol 1, 1797‐1850, 2nd edition, Mary Weddle Kaurish, PCHS
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Terry E. Davis (Rainwater‐Roy family) tedavis@plateautel.net
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William & Patsy Rainwater Bible, photocopy of original
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Lawrence Co., IN Marriages, 1818‐1886, Books A‐G, James E. Goff
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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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