Charlotte Sears

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

The Life Summary 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
1823–1909
Charlotte Sears
1824–1895
Marriage: 1842
Leroy Kendall Rains
1845–1924
Hugh G. Rains
1846–1863
Eliza A. Rains
1847–
Amandany Bell Rains
1852–
Lucinda C. Rains
1849–1909
Andrew McKee Rains
1850–1924
James W. Rains
1854–1921
William C. Rains
1855–1880
Charlotte Jane Rains
1856–1892
John C. Rains
1859–1881
Raleigh Logan Rains
1862–1940
Nancy Henrietta Rains
1865–1946
Robert Franklin Raines
1867–1913

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1842Manchester, Coffee, Tennessee, United States
  • Children

    (13)

    +8 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    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."
    1844
    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.

    Possible Related Names

    Sayer

    Sources (14)

    • Charlotte Rains (wife of Raleigh Rains), "United States Census, 1870" (Twp 6 Range 1W, Perry, Illinois)
    • Charlott Seeres in entry for James W. Rawes and Mggie Jones, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"
    • Charlotte Rains (wife of Raleigh Rains), "United States Census, 1850" (District 13, McNairy, Tennessee)

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