Charlotte Sears

Femaleabout 1824–about June 1895

Brief Life History of Charlotte

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.

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Family Time Line

Raleigh Hammer Rains
Charlotte Sears
Marriage: 1842
Leroy Kendall Rains
Hugh G. Rains
Eliza A. Rains
Amandany Bell Rains
Lucinda C. Rains
Andrew McKee Rains
James Warren Rains
William C. Rains
Charlotte Jane Rains
John C. Rains
Raleigh Logan Rains
Nancy Henrietta Rains
Robert Franklin Raines

Sources (15)

  • Charlotte Rains in household of Rolly Rains, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Charlotty Rains (mother of Hugh G. Rains), "United States General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934" (1881)
  • Charlotte Rains (wife of Raleigh Rains), "United States Census, 1870" (Twp 6 Range 1W, Perry, Illinois)

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1842Manchester, Coffee, Tennessee, United States
  • Children (13)

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    Siblings (5)

    World Events (8)

    1830 · Trail of Tears

    Age 6

    In the 1830's, President Jackson called for all the Native Americans to be forced off their own land. As the Cherokee were forced out of North Carolina many of them hid in the mountains of North Carolina.

    1832 · Black Hawk War

    Age 8

    "The Black Hawk War was a brief conflict between the United States and Native Americans led by Black Hawk, a Sauk leader. The war erupted soon after Black Hawk and a group of other tribes, known as the ""British Band"", crossed the Mississippi River, into Illinois, from Iowa Indian Territory in April 1832. Black Hawk's motives were ambiguous, but records show that he was hoping to avoid bloodshed while resettling on tribal land that had been given to the United States in the 1804 Treaty of St. Louis."


    Age 20

    Historical Boundaries: 1844: Perry, Illinois, United States

    Name Meaning

    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.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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