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Isaac H. Rainey

ISAAC H. RAINEY, an enterprising citizen, was born in Giles County, Tenn., February 25, 1842; son of Horace D. and Eliza (Summerhill) Rainey, and of Scotch-English lineage. The father was born in North Carolina June 9, 1799, and the mother was born in the same State in December 1799. The Rainey family came to Giles County about 1839. Our subject's father was a farmer by occupation, and his death occurred in this county in June 1863; the mother died the year previous. Isaac H. Rainey is the eighth in a family of nine children. He assisted his father on the farm and attended the country schools. In 1861 he enlisted in Company K, First Tennessee Cavalry, And was a prisoner for five months. Since the war he has been engaged in the livery and farming business at Pulaski. In 1874 he was united in matrimony to Viola Wilkinson of Marshall County, and the fruits of this union were an interesting family of four children: Guy, Earl, Hugh and Paul. In 1877 he was elected marshal of Pulaski, and served in that capacity for six years. He has the only livery stable in Pulaski, and is doing a successful business. He is a Democrat, a member of the Masonic lodge, and he and wife are worthy members of the Methodist Episcopal Church.

From: Goodspeed's History of Giles County