The Complete Rainwaters in the 1890 census

The general 1890 census was destroyed by fire some decades ago. All that remains is a special census taken of Civil War veterans and their surviving widows. This page also includes some of the 1890 census substitutes.

Veteran’s Census
Kentucky
Missouri
Oregon
Tennessee
Virginia
Washington

Census Substitutes
1890 Arkansas real estate tax payers
1890 Georgia property tax digest
1895 Iowa state census
1891 Tennessee census of male voters
1890 Bell Co, Texas reconstruction
1890 Hamilton Co, Texas reconstruction

1890 Arkansas real estate tax payers

From Washington Co., Arkansas 1890 Real Estate Tax Payers by Lois N. Miller [572]

H. S. (Harvey Sterman) Rainwatter (5273)
J. B. (John Berry) Rainwatter (5268)
S. S. Rainwatter
W. L. (William Lafayette) Rainwatter (5269)

1890 Georgia property tax digest

From Ancestry.com

Campbell Co
Ephraim D Rainwater, Campbellton

Cherokee Co
Pinkney R Rainwater, Hickory Flat

Cobb Co
J M Rainwater, Marietta

Coweta Co
John J Rainwaters, Cedar Creek

Douglas Co
C P Rainwater, Fair Play
J H Rainwaters, Crombies
Joe Rainwaters, Douglasville
L H Rainwaters, Chapel Hill
M Rainwaters, Crombies
W B Rainwaters, Chapel Hill
W B Rainwaters, Crombies

Floyd Co
Dan C Rainwater, Barkers

Greene Co
Archibald P Rainwater, Hutcherson
Charles A Rainwater, Artins
Elisha G Rainwater, Credell
Ira S Rainwater, Artins
Joseph S Rainwater, Artins
Marion W Rainwater, Crutchfield
Oscar A Rainwater, Artins
Rufus Rainwater, Artins

Hancock Co
Ava C Rainwater, Powellton
Cosby D Rainwater, Powellton
Mrs Emily J Rainwater, Powellton
Thadeous W Rainwater, Powellton

Milton Co
James W Rainwater, Alpharetta
John M Rainwater, Little River
Joseph L Rainwater, Alpharetta
Lacy D Rainwater, Crossville
Marim J Rainwater, Little River
Sarah A Rainwater, Alpharetta
Sieney Y Rainwater, Alpharetta
Wm H Rainwater, Alpharetta

Paulding Co
John M Rainwaters, California
William J Rainwaters, California

Washington Co
Cicero Rainwater, Warthen

1895 Iowa state census

From Ancestry.com

Logan, Harrison Co
Paschal Rainwater, 53, born MS
Josephine Rainwater, 51, born KY
Guy Rainwater, age 21, born IL
Roy Rainwater, age 18, born Harrison Co
______ Rainwater, age 14, born Harrison Co
______ Rainwater, age 9, born Harrison Co

Kentucky

From microfilm

Waterloo, Pulaski Co., KY, line 29, D396, F396 (16)
Josiah W. Rainwater, Sergeant, Company D, 3rd Regiment, Kentucky Infantry, enlisted 5 Nov 1861 - discharged 10 Jan 1865, served 3 years 2 months 5 days, gun shot wound in right arm

Missouri

From 1890 Missouri Veterans Census Index by Bryan Lee Dilts

ED52, Montreal PO, Jackson Twp., Camden Co., MO, D153, F154 (4068)
Abraham B. Rainwater, Private, 45th Missouri Volunteers, enlisted 5 Sep 1864 - discharged 29 Jun 1865

ED52, Jackson Twp., Camden Co., MO, pg 3, D126, F127 (4066)
Francis M. Rainwater, 4th Sergeant, Company G Osage MO Home Guard, enlisted 18 Jul 1861 - discharged 20 Dec 1861, right arm off at elbow

ED52, Toronto PO, Jackson Twp., Camden Co., MO, pg 4, D127, F128 (4065)
Mary A. Rainwater, widow of Gideon E. Rainwater, Sergeant, Company Gosage MO Home Guard, enlisted 18 Jul 1861 - discharged 20 Dec 1861

ED322, Knoxville Twp., Ray Co., MO, D191, F191 (4072)
Aaron Rainwater, Private, Company D 6th MO Cavalry, enlisted 4 Feb 1862 - discharged 30 Jul 1863

ED325, Lawson PO, Polk Twp., Ray Co., MO, pg 2, D144, F147 (4411)
Ashley W. Rainwater, Private, Company D 6th MO Cavalry, enlisted 8 Feb 1862 - discharged 21 Mar 1865, suffers from rheumatism and piles

ED149, Versailles PO, Moreau Twp., Morgan Co., MO, pg 1, D50, F61 (4245)
Wiley Rainwater, Private, Company I 44th Tennessee Mounted Infantry, enlisted 8 Feb 1862 - discharged 8 Feb 1865, injured by being thrown from a horse

ED174, Houston PO, Piney Twp., Texas Co., MO, pg 21, D20, F20 (291)
I. Rainwater, Sergeant, Company H 11th Minnesota Infantry, enlisted Apr or Aug 1861 - discharged 29 May 1865, suffers from hemorrhoids, [bad] lungs and rheumatism
Based on the information given in this record, this individual is Ira Hardin Rainwater

Oregon

From Oregon State 1890 Special Federal Census of Union Veterans and Their Widows compiled by Jane A. Myers

Fox Valley, Linn Co., OR (108)
Miles Rainwater, 1st Sergeant, Company C KY 3rd Infantry, enlisted 7 Aug 1861 - discharged 5 Jan 1863, served 1 year 4 months 29 days, suffers from catarrh and lung trouble.

Tennessee

From 1890 Civil War Veterans Census of Tennessee by Byron & Barbara Sistler [390]

ED210, Rockwood P.O., Roane Co., TN, pg 1, D4, F6 (1234)
George A. Rainwater, Private, Company E, 1st Tennessee Cavalry, enlisted 12 Dec 1862 - discharged 10 Jul 1865, currently suffers from nasal catarrh and throat problems.

ED137, Trion P.O., Jefferson Co., TN, pg 1, D47, F48 (5627)
Harrison Rainwater, Sergeant, Company I, 2nd Tennessee Cavalry, enlisted 22 Sep 1862 - discharged 14 Jul 1865, currently suffers from rheumatism and piles.

ED137, Chestnut Hill P.O., Jefferson Co., TN, pg 3, D147, F157 (9362)
John W. Rainwater, Private, Company I, 2nd Tennessee Cavalry, enlisted 1 Jul 1864 - discharged 1 Jul 1865.

Tennessee 1891 census of male voters

From Ancestry.com

Bedford Co
J W Rainwater

Benton Co
M W Rainwater

Houston Co
Thomas Rainwater, age 46

Jefferson Co
Fred Rainwater
J K Rainwater
M M Rainwater

Montgomery Co
J Rainwater

Stewart Co
Ed Rainwater, age 30
J M Rainwater, age 33
Wiley Rainwater, age 38

1890 Bell Co, Texas reconstruction

From Ancestry.com

Bell Co
John Rainwaters, precinct 5, pg 2
Shelhame Rainwaters, precinct 5, pg 2

1890 Hamilton Co, Texas reconstruction

From 1890 Hamilton Co., TX Census, Uniquely Reconstructed & Annotated, Mary C. Moody

Hamilton Co, TX, pg 46 [1335]
A(bner) Rainwater, 56, SC (5002)
A(lexander) F(orrest) Rainwater, 15, son, GA, (5561)

Hamilton Co, TX, pg 46 [1335]
S. Rainwater

Virginia

From microfilm

ED19, Ervinton, Dickenson Co., VA, D24, F24
Ramsey Rainwater (Rainwater Ramsey), enlisted Oct 1861 - discharged 1865
According to the researcher Thomas Martin, this individual's given name was Rainwater. The son of William Ramsey, and grandson of Joel Ramsey, his name should be correctly rendered Rainwater Ramsey. It is not known why his parents named him Rainwater.

Washington

From microfilm

ED68, Dayton, Columbia Co., WA, pg 6, D48, F50 (6530)
Susan Rainwater Neal, widow of Richard Smith, Corporal, Company I 1st Arkansas Cavalry, killed in service, widow has since remarried

ED72, 4th Precinct, Columbia Co., WA, pg 2, D108, F110 (4408)
Jacob Rainwater, Bugler, Company A, 22nd or 32nd Missouri Cavalry, enlisted 3 Jul 1862 - discharged 11 Oct 1863, suffers from chronic diarrhea

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