|Posted By:||Joe Baggett|
|Subject:||"Douglas County, Ga., Genealogy" newsletter|
|Post Date:||November 23, 2001 at 05:48:33|
|Forum:||Paulding County, GA Genealogy Forum|
I'm not a Raney descendant, but here's some information I've found in research for my newsletter, "Douglas County, Ga., Genealogy," which also covers eastern Carroll, south Cobb, south Paulding and old Campbell counties:
1850 census DeKalb County, Ga., Casey's District, p. 153: Pitt M. Rainey age 33 born in Ga., wife Frances 28, Mary A. "35," Eliza A. 12, William 9, Simeon (?) 7, James 4, Martha 2. Living adjacent: Martha Rainey 72 born South Carolina, with J.T. Aldredge 26 born Tennessee, Martha Aldredge 2, George W. Aldredge 1.
A close neighbor in both 1840 and 1850 was James A. Jett, shown as aged 54, born in S.C., on the 1850 census. The Popes were also close neighbors in 1840 and 1850.
Pitt M. Raney and George W. Raney were close neighbors on the 1840 census:
1840 census DeKalb County, District 530, page 65: Pitt M. Rainy 20-30, female 50-60, female 20-30, female 15-20, female under 5.
1840 census DeKalb County, District 530, page 66: George W. Rainy aged 40-50, female 20-30, two females under 5, female 5-10.
Pitt M. Raney's son William R. Raney served in the War Between the States. His Confederate pension file in Paulding County shows:
Company C, 12th Ga. Battalion, Ga. Light Artillery. Born July 1839 in Fulton County (formed out of DeKalb County in 1853). Enlisted as a private 10 May 1862 at Stone Mountain. Lived at Temple in north Carroll County, 1899. Filed for pension in Paulding County, 25 Feb. 1904. Wife, aged 63. Two adult sons left home in 1902. Farming alone. ~ Joe Baggett, editor, "Douglas County, Ga., Genealogy," e-mail email@example.com