Posted By:Florence Flowers
Subject:Re: William Rainey, Mary Duncan
Post Date:August 23, 2004 at 16:01:45
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Forum:Orange County, NC Genealogy Forum
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James Rainey b. 1797 died in Mississippi City, Mississippi. He was the son of Judge James Rainey of Caswell Co NC and married his cousin Elizabeth Whitehead Rainey b. 1799, d/o William Rainey of Caswell Co, then Giles County TN. Judge James Rainey stayed in Caswell NC and raised his family there, but his family dispersed, and his brother William moved to Giles County TN about 1818. See Goodspeeds History of Giles County TN. Another mystery: James and William had a sister Jane Rainey who married a Nathaniel Duncan 11/6/1782 in Caswell County NC. This Duncan name was misspelled as Duncin in a land record in Giles County TN. See my notes on the Rainey forum re this real estate transaction.