Charlotte Sears

about 1824–about June 1895 (Age 71)
North Carolina, United States

The Life of Charlotte

When Charlotte Sears was born about 1824, in North Carolina, United States, her father, Clemment Sears, was 34 and her mother, Charlotte Ann Dawson, was 32. 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 71.

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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 W. Rains
William C. Rains
Charlotte Jane Rains
John C. Rains
Raleigh Logan Rains
Nancy Henrietta Rains
Robert Franklin Raines

Spouse and Children

Manchester, Coffee, Tennessee, United States


+8 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Clemment Sears


    Charlotte Ann Dawson




    Harriett Ann Sears




    Henry Sears


    Margaret Sears


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."
1848 · Chicago Board of Trade is organized

Age 24

Starting as a voluntary association to help buyers and sellers meet to negotiate and make contracts. The Chicago Board of Trade is one of the oldest futures and options exchanges in the world and it is open 22 hours per day to stay competitive.

Name Meaning

1 Irish (Kerry): Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Saoghair, which in turn may be a patronymic from a Gaelicized form of the Old English personal name Saeger (see 2 below).2 English: patronymic from a Middle English personal name Saher or Seir ( see Sayer 1).3 Americanized form of French Cyr .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Charlotte Rains (wife of Raleigh Rains), "United States Census, 1870" (Twp 6 Range 1W, Perry, Illinois)
  • Charlotte Rains (wife of Raleigh Rains), "United States Census, 1850" (District 13, McNairy, Tennessee)
  • Charlotte Rains (wife of Raleigh Rains), "United States Census, 1880" (Galatia, Saline, Illinois)

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