William & Martha Rains

1.4 RAINS, William *

Birth: 1816, TN

Occupation: Farmer

Enumerated 1850 Census Pontotoc, MS age 30, single & living with his mother Martha Rains (widow). Enumerated in the 1860 Census Pontotoc Co. in Chesterville Comm. MS w/ Clinton L (Rains) Billingsly age 16. Next door was bro. Jacob & his wife, Martha. His mother Martha was enumerated w/ him in 1880 US Census in Lee Co. MS at age 104??

Spouse: Martha DURHAM

Father: William DURHAM

Mother: Elizabeth

Based on 1880 Lee Co. MS census, Martha is listed as a “Spears” w/ 8 yr. old son Daniel P. She later married William & we believe Daniel changed his name to “Rains.”

Married: 30 Mar 1876, Lee Co. MS