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Family of James RAINEY (1) & Elizabeth BARBEE

2. William F. RAINEY. Born in 1809 in Orange County, North Carolina. At the age of 39, William F. died in Carroll County, Tennessee in 1848.

William F. married Nancy ?.

They had the following children:
5 i. Luther C. (1829-1864)
ii. David N.. Born on 31 Mar 1835 in Maple Creek, 14th District, Carroll County, Tennessee. At the age of 74, David N. died in Maple Creek, 14th District, Carroll County, Tennessee on 1 Sep 1909. Buried in Sep 1909 in Rainey Cemetery, Carroll County, Tennessee.

iii. William P.. Born on 9 Oct 1839 in Maple Creek, 14th District, Carroll County, Tennessee. At the age of 62, William P. died in Maple Creek, 14th District, Carroll County, Tennessee on 12 Aug 1902. Buried in Aug 1902 in Rainey Cemetery, Carroll County, Tennessee.


3. Young E. RAINEY. Born in 1810 in Orange County, North Carolina. At the age of 70, Young E. died in Carroll County, Tennessee on 6 Oct 1880. Resided in 14th District, Carroll County, Tennessee in 1850. Resided in 14th District, Carroll County, Tennessee in 1860.

Young E. Rainey was a carpenter by trade and was named for his uncle, Young Barbee. Young arrived in Carroll County in about 1842 and settled in the Farmville community, vicinity of 14th District, Carroll County.

Young Rainey relocated to Arkansas with three of his sons by 1870. He is listed both in the Arkansas and Carroll County, Tennessee, Censuses in 1870. By 1880, Young Rainey had returned to Carroll County, Tennessee.

The Estate Record of Young E. Rainey, Carroll County, Tennessee, is documented in the Court Minutes, Carroll County, Tennessee, Book 3. On Page 516, February Term, 1889:

A settlement made with the clerk of this court by W. F. Rainey, Admr of Y. E. Rainey decd this day presented to the court was examined, approved and ordered to be recorded from which it appears there was due said Admr Jany 19th, 1889 the sum of $16.00.

On page 531, Carroll County Court, March Term 1889: W. F. Rainey Admr vs James Rainey & others. In this cause it appearing to the satisfaction of the court that the minor heirs of Caroline Richardson, formerly [Elizabeth] Caroline Rainey, are non-residents of the State of Tennessee and that their given names are not known to the petitioner in this cause, and it further appearing to the satisfaction of the Court that publication has been duly made in the "Tennessee Republican" newspaper published in the town of Huntingdon for four consecutive weeks before the first day of the present term of this Court commanding said minor heirs of said Caroline Richardson to appear and make defense to the petition in this cause, And it further therefore ordered and decreed by the court that H. C. Townes, an atty of this court be and he is hereby appointed Guardian ad litem to defend this suit for said minor heirs.

On page 534, Carroll County Court, March Term, 1889: W. F. Rainey, Admr vs James Rainey & others, In this cause it appearing that the defendant James Rainey and Dunkin Rainey are non-residents of the State of Tennessee and that publication has been duly and regularly made as required by law in the "Huntingdon Republican", newspaper published in the town of Huntingdon, Tennessee for four successive weeks before the first day of the present term of this court commanding said Defendants to appear and plead, answer or demur to the petition filed in this cause. And it further appearing that said Defendants having failed to make any defense whatever. And it further appearing to the satisfaction of the court that the Defendants Porter Gibson and wife [Sarah] Jane [Rainey] Gibson have been regularly served with process more than five days before the first day of the present term of this court and that they have failed to plead answer or demur to the petition filed in this cause. It is therefore ordered, adjudged and decreed by the court that the petition in this cause be and the same is hereby taken for confessed as to said Defendants and this cause is set for hearing ex parte as to them.

On page 535-536, Carroll County Court, March Term, 1889: W.F. Rainey, Admr vs James Rainey & others, Be it remembered that this cause came on to be and was heard by his honor G. W. Humble, Judge & upon the petition answer of the minor Defendants by their Guardian ad litem, H. C. Townes, and orders pro confesso as to the adult Defendants taken in the cause when it appeared to the satisfaction of the Court that the Petitioner, W. F. Rainey, is the Administrator of the estate of Y. E. Rainey, deceased, and that all the heirs at law of the said Y. E. Rainey is properly before the court. And it further appearing to the satisfaction of the court that the Petitioner, W. F. Rainey, Admr, as aforesaid has suggested the insolvency of the estate of the said Y. E. Rainey, deceased, to the clerk of the County Court for Carroll County, Tenn. and that publication has been regularly made for all the creditors of the estate of the said Y. E. Rainey to file their claims with said Clerk within the time allowed by law. And authenticated as required by law. And it further appearing to the Court that the personal property belonging to the estate of the said Y. E. Rainey was less than fifteen dollars and that bona fide claimes against said estate have been filed with said Clerk against said estate amounting principal & interest to about the sum of $50.00 and that said claimes are not contested. And it further appearing to the Court that the Clerk of this court has made an order as required by law on said W. F. Rainey Admr to file a schedule with him of all the assets of every kind belonging to the estate of the said Y. E. Rainey, deceased. And it further appearing that in obedience to said order, said W. F. Rainey &c did on the 19th of Jany 1889 file with said clerk a schedule of the assets belonging to the estate of the said Y. E. Rainey, decd, and that said schedule contained the following tract of land lying in Carroll County, Tenn., civil district no. 14 and bounded as follows, to wit, Beginning on a dogwod with black oak pointers the north east corner of William Birdwell's tract of land and runs east 78 poles to a stake with white oak and plack oak pointers--thence south 138 poles to A. J. Rainey's northeast corner to a stake--thence west 78 poles with A. J. Rainey's north boundary line to a stake Wm. Birdwell's line--thence north 138 poles to the beginning, containing by estimation 67 acres, more or less. And it further appearing to the satisfaction of the court that it is necessary to sell said tract of land to pay the debts due against the estate of the said Y. E. Rainey it is decreed accordingly. The clerk of this court will after advertising said tract of land prescribed by law proceed to sell the same for cash at the courthouse door in the town of Huntingdon, Tennessee to the highest and best bidder. The clerk will report to the next term of this court. Court then adjourned until 9 o'clock Tuesday morning March 12th 1889. G. W. Humble, Judge.

On pages 543-546, Carroll County Court, April Term, 1889, lists the survey of the property once again and the regular publication of the time and place that the sale of same was to take place. William P. Birdwell became the purchase of the property for $151.00. This was submitted by J. C. R. McCall, Clerk & Commissioner. Before adjourning, the judge ordered that all outstanding claims on the estate be totaled and presented before the court.

On Wednesday 3 April 1889 court reconvened, once again dealing with the estate of Y. E. Rainey: W.F. Rainey Admr vs James Rainey et als, In obedience to an interlocutory order made at the present term of this court directing the clerk to report the amount of personal assets belonging to the estate of Y. E. Rainey, decd, which went or should have gone into the hands of W. F. Rainey Administrator and what disbursements he has made, also the bona fide claims which had been filed against said estate, also what would be a reasonable compensation for W. W. Murray, solicitor, in this cause and for H. C. Townes Guardian ad Litem for the minor defendants begs leave to report: He finds that W. F. Rainey as Admr of Y.E. Rainey, decd, received as his own by his inventory the sum of $10.90. That he paid out as shown by his settlement the sum of $26.95, leaving balance due the admr the sum of $1605. He finds the following bona fide claims filed against the estate of Y. E. Rainey, decd, to wit, One claim in favor of M. P. Boyd (note) due Jany 20th 1874 for $12.75 with the following credits to wit, One credit of 50 cents March 1874 & one other credit of $1.00 Sept. 1875 balance due on said note $11.25. Interest on same to the present time $10.02. Total amount of Boyd claim $21.27. He also finds one judgt in favor of F. C. Sanders for $12.17 due Dec. 19th 1881. Interest on same to the present time $5.32. Total amount due said Sanders $17.49. He would further report from the depositions of H. C. Brewer and J. P. Wilson, attorneys of this court, that forty dollars would be a reasonable compensation to allow W. W. Murray, solicitor in this cause, and five dollars would be a reasonable compensation to allow H. C. Townes for his services as Guardian ad litem for the minor defendants herein. Most respectfully submitted, J. C. R. McCall, Clerk & Commissioner. Said report being unexcepted to is hereby in all things confirmed by the court. It appearing to the satisfaction of the court from said report that the assets belonging to said estate is sufficient to pay all the claims filed against said estate. It is ordered by the court that the clerk pay to the creditors or their attorneys the amount of their claims taking proper receipts for the same. He will also pay to W. W. Murray, solicitor in this cause, and H. C. Townes, Guardian ad litem for the minor defendants, the amount allowed them in said report taking their receipts for the same. Should there be any funds remaining in the hands of the clerk after paying the amounts herein before directed he will pay the same to the parties entitled thereto or their attorneys. All of which is ordered and decreed by the court.



On 1 Apr 1829 when Young E. was 19, he married Elizabeth GUESS, daughter of Moses GUESS & Elizabeth WARREN, in Orange County, North Carolina. Born in 1808 in Orange County, North Carolina. Elizabeth died in Carroll County, Tennessee. Resided in 14th District, Carroll County, Tennessee in 1860.

They had the following children:
6 i. William Francis (1830-1899)
7 ii. Moses Paul Duncan (1833-1909)
iii. John Y.. Born in 1836 in North Carolina. Resided in 14th District, Carroll County, Tennessee in 1850.

8 iv. Sarah Jane (1837-1905)
9 v. Elizabeth Caroline (1842-)
vi. Martha Ann. Born in 1844 in Tennessee. Resided in 14th District, Carroll County, Tennessee in 1850.

10 vii. James Howell (1846-1917)

4. Elizabeth RAINEY. Born in 1822 in Orange County, North Carolina. Elizabeth died in Chapel Hill, Orange County, North Carolina.

On 26 Dec 1840 when Elizabeth was 18, she married Wilson BROWN, in Orange County, North Carolina. Born in 1816 in North Carolina.

They had the following children:
i. Charley. Born in 1842 in Orange County, North Carolina.

ii. Henry. Born in 1846 in Orange County, North Carolina.

iii. Jane. Born in 1848 in Orange County, North Carolina.

iv. Elizabeth. Born in 1848 in Orange County, North Carolina.


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