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Cynthia Ann dau of William L & Cynthia Ann (Simpson) Shigley mar St. Clair Rains
Posted by: Michael DeLorenzo (ID *****7506) Date: November 09, 2004 at 23:52:59
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Not my family line, just sharing.

The following Biographical sketch was copied from the book "HISTORY AND BIOGRAPHY COUNTIES OF WHITE AND PULASKI, INDIANA. Historical and Biographical. Illustrated. Chicago; F.A. Battey & Co., Publishers. 1883.
page 687, Salem Township, Pulaski County, Indiana.

"ST. CLAIR RAINS (deceased) was the son of THOMAS and MARGARET (HANDLEY) RAINS, and was born in Ohio, December 12, 1822, and when quite small was brought by his father, a farmer, to Carroll County, this State, where he attended school and worked on the home farm until his father's death. He then came to this township, and in 1841 bought 119 acres, and engaged in farming and stock raising. January 13, 1852, he married CYNTHIA ANN, a daughter of WILLIAM L. and CYNTHIA ANN (SIMPSON) SHIGLEY, and born April 15, 1833. To this union were born nine children - THOMAS A., FLORENCE A., JAMES A. (deceased), CLARA A. (deceased), THUESY A., ELIZABETH A., WILLIAM S., ST. CLAIR, and CHARLES E. In the winter of 1870, while MR. RAINS was on the ice on the Monon River, he broke through, contracting a severe cold, from which he died January 28, 1880, and was buried with Masonic honors. His son, THOMAS A., who was born December 21, 1854, is married to NANCY, daughter of GEORGE and ELIZABETH (PROUGH) Hines, and is living on the old homestead on the banks of the Monon. He leads the life of a hunter and trapper, and is considered one of the best shots in the county. At one time he killed fifty-seven teal duck at one double shot. He has two bright little girls, by a former marriage, named CORA and CARRIE, and his mother resides close by him on a portion of the old homestead."

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