When Charlotte Sears was born about 1824, in North Carolina, United States, her father, Clemment Sears, was 35 and her mother, Charlotte Ann Dawson, was 33. She married Raleigh Hammer Rains in 1842, in Manchester, Coffee, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Du Quoin, Perry, Illinois, United States in 1870 and Galatia, Saline, Illinois, United States in 1880. She died about June 1895, in Williamson, Illinois, United States, at the age of 72.
Irish (Kerry): Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Saoghair ‘son of Saoghar’, a borrowing in Anglo-Norman Ireland of the Anglo-Norman French and Middle English personal name Saher, Seier (Old French Seheri), from ancient Germanic Sigeheri, Sighari, composed of the elements sig‘victory’ + hari, heri ‘army’. See Sayer 5.
English: variant of Sayers .
Americanized form of French (or French Canadian) Cyr and French Saint-Cyr (see St. Cyr ), with the addition of excrescent -s, a common feature of Americanized surnames.