Fayette County, Alabama
~ John Rainey (Raney) Family ~
John RAINEY (RANEY) was born about 1829 in Georgia according to
census records. Nothing is known about John before he appeared in
Fayette County with a land grant in 1860. He married Phebe SPARKS about 1857. She
was the daughter of William Jackson SPARKS
and Naomi PRICKETT. After Phebe's death about 1866, John married Elizabeth Ann [BERRY] MOORE, a
widow. She had two sons – Henry MOORE and James MOORE – from her
first marriage. Nothing more is known of them.
John RAINEY was buried beside his second wife at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church Cemetery
in Fayette County. It is unknown where Phebe SPARKS was buried.
John RAINEY and Phebe SPARKS had the following children:
|Thomas K. RAINEY, born August 1859
in Fayette Co., AL; married (1) Missouri DOBBS and (2) Emma SANFORD. Thomas
K. RAINEY and Emma were buried at Old Tabernacle Cemetery in Coffee
Co., AL. Missouri likely was the M.H. RAINEY buried at Pleasant
Hill Cemetery in Fayette County, although the marker bears no dates.
|Elijah L. RAINEY, born about 1859 in
Fayette Co., AL; md. Orlena
J. HOLLINGSWORTH. Elijah died before 1900.
|William RAINEY, born 9 March 1863 in
Fayette Co., AL; died 10 February 1912; married Martha Isobel FORTENBERRY.
They were both buried at Oak Grove
Methodist Church Cemetery in Fayette County. William and
Martha had Lucious Annis RAINEY,
Lionel Edgar RAINEY, Dolphus Andrew RAINEY, William Ace RAINEY, Phebe Jane RAINEY, Murty I. RAINEY and Jane RAINEY. Some of this
large family remained in the Fayette County area; however, Lucious
(Luke), Lionel and William RAINEY left Fayette County in July 1923 and
moved their families to Coffee Co., AL. They were in the sawmill
business and searching for a more abundant timber source.
|John RAINEY (II), born 5 August 1865
in Fayette Co., AL; died 17 May 1912; married (1) Mary A.E. POWERS and (2) V.A. FORTENBERRY.
John RAINEY was buried at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church Cemetery in
Issue of John RAINEY and Elizabeth Ann BERRY (called Betsy Ann):
|Tempe RAINEY, born 1869 in Fayette
Co., AL; married Charles L.
|Samuel Lamar RAINEY, born 1871 in
Fayette Co., AL; died 19 February 1914; married Arra Alliedonia NELSON.
|Lucy Caroline RAINEY, born 15
January 1873 in Fayette Co., AL; died 12 May 1929; married William Andrew POWERS.
They were buried at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church Cemetery in Fayette
|Osca RANEY (RAINEY), born 17
February 1875 in Fayette Co., AL; died 19 August 1904. He
probably never married.
|Sallie Belle RAINEY, born 18 May
1876 in Fayette Co., AL; died 8 September 1949; married David Asiah POWERS.
They were both buried at Oak Grove Methodist Church Cemetery in Fayette
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