James Hyslip & Elizabeth Rain(e)s

1.3 RAINS, James Hyslip





1812, TN

ca 1880, Lee Co. MS

Rains & Creely Cem. N. Of Tupelo, MS

Carpenter, Wagon Builder, School Teacher, Land Trader

James moved to MS in 1846-48. En route he stopped at Beldon, 5 miles east of where Tupelo, MS now stands, at the home of Col. W. L. Clayton’s father, and asked for a night’s lodging. As a result of their conversation, he stayed 2 mos. making furniture from walnut lumber whip sawed by Col. Clayton’s father & brother Benjamin. He then moved on & opened a business as a wagon maker, In the Chesterville Community. (See Rev. Jacob Lafayette Rainslisting for more details in the memorial article written by Col. W.L. Clayton.)

James bought land in Pontotoc Co. MS 27 Dec. 1856 from William M. & Janie C. Maudlin, residents of Pontotoc Co. MS.

1850 US Census Enumerated 4 Oct. living in Pontotoc Co. MS. Enumerated 1860 in US Census living in Chesterville Comm. Pontotoc Co. MS. 24 June 1867 James & Jacob (J.S.) Rains sold real & personal property to R.C. Cunningham to cover debts in Verona, MS; recorded 6 July 1868. 2 lots were sold in Tupelo, MS to R. S. Stewart. Sold 160 acres of land in Lee Co. MS to daughter Isabella (Rains) Huffman Feb1878.

Spouse: Elizabeth Louise POLLOCK




1823, Sumner, TN

Rains & Creely Cem. Lee Co. N. Tupelo, MS

Location SW 1/4 S13 T9 R5- in a wooded cow pasture belonging to Robert Wade in 1979 N. of Hwy 78 w. of Tupelo abt 1/2 mile off Angus Drive.





Benjamin Hamilton POLLOCK (ca 1801-1874)

Rosannah G. CAPPS (1799-)

Elizabeth was living w/one of her sons in Lee Co. in 1880, the same yr. her husband is thought to have died.



21 Oct 1838, Marshall Co. AL Performed By J.P.Higgins

(Female) (1839-)

Jacob Lafayette (1840-1914)

James Arastus (1842-)

Benjamin F. (1844-)

William H. (1846-)

Ferdinand Columbus (1848-)

Isabella “Bell” Angeline (1851-1931)

Caroline (1852-1868)

John C.B. (1858-1916)

1.3.1 RAINS, (Female)

Birth: 1839, Marshall Co. AL