Crawford Co., Georgia
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Rainey, Enoch

Male 1829 - 1864  (34 years)


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  • Name Rainey, Enoch 
    Born 01 Jun 1829  Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 24 May 1864  Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Covington Confederate Cemetery, Covington, Newton, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    Person ID I1086  Crawford Co
    Last Modified 19 Mar 2014 

    Father Rainey, William Charlie,   b. 12 Sep 1802, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jul 1868, Bibb, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Mother Nash, Theodosia,   b. 04 Feb 1805, Wilkes, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Dec 1887, Bibb, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Married 26 Jun 1825  Wilkes, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Family ID F597  Group Sheet

    Family 1 Kembrew, Lucy Ann,   b. 13 Mar 1845, Macon, Bibb, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jun 1924, Macon, Bibb, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Married 26 Dec 1860  Bibb, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Children 
     1. Rainey, Narcissa Hester,   b. 05 Sep 1862, Bibb, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Feb 1939, Bibb, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
    Last Modified 16 Mar 2014 
    Family ID F261  Group Sheet

    Family 2 Woodson, Ruthy Ann Margaret,   b. 1836,   d. Bef 1861, Bibb, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 25 years) 
    Married 16 Mar 1851  Macon, Bibb, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Last Modified 16 Mar 2014 
    Family ID F596  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 01 Jun 1829 - Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 16 Mar 1851 - Macon, Bibb, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 26 Dec 1860 - Bibb, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 24 May 1864 - Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Covington Confederate Cemetery, Covington, Newton, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
    Rainey Kimbrew.JPG
    Rainey Kimbrew.JPG

  • Notes 

    • Search for "CONFEDERATE VETERAN" , Volume VI, 1898, page nine

      (special thanks to Gene Wade, a member of SCV Camp 863, Maj Gen Joseph Wheeler, egwade@comcast.net for full name and the following info)

      The first of two existing service records for this soldier shows that he enlisted or reenlisted as a private in Company A of the 4th Battalion, Georgia Sharpshooters on March 16, 1864 at Macon, Georgia. Since he enlisted at about age 35, he was possibly already a member of the 4th Battalion or another unit.

      The 4th Battalion, Georgia Sharpshooters consisted of four companies and was organized during the Spring of 1863 from parts of the 3rd Georgia Infantry Battalion and the 37th Georgia Infantry Regiment.

      The 4th fought at Tullahoma (July 1863), Chicamaugua (Sept 1863), Missionary Ridge (Oct 1863) and Chattanooga in (Nov-Dec 1863). After March 1864, when Private Rainey enlisted or reenlisted, the 4th fought in the Atlanta campaign to include Resaca (May 1864), New Hope Church (May 1864), Dallas (May 1864), Peachtree Creek (July 1864), Ezra Church (July 1864), Atlanta Seige (July-Aug 1864), Jonesboro (Aug-Sept 1864) and then Franklin Nov 1864) and then the Carolinas until the final surrender in 1865. The 4th Battalion, Georgia Sharpshooters was a combat-experienced unit.

      We do not know exactly when Private Rainey died although one researcher says May, 24, 1864. We know that his second and final record of Sept/Oct 1864 states only that he is "absent sick". No other record beyond the March/April 1864 record showing his enlistment on March 16, 1864 and his muster roll of Sept/Oct 1864 showing him to be absent and sick could be found. It is assumed that Private Rainey likely died during the heaviest influx of Confederate patients into Covington, Georgia during the period of June-August 1864. Few records of the 4th Battalion Georgia Sharpshooters survived the war.

      Although there are few researchers of this arm of the Rainey family, it appears that our Enoch John Rainey was the son of William Charlie Rainey (1802-1868) and Theodosia Nash Rainey (1803-1887). Enoch Rainey's siblings were Elizabeth Rainey (1825-?), Reuben Rainey (1827-1898), John B. D. Rainey (1831-1912), Hester Rainey (1837-1908), Charles W. Rainey (1839-1863), Mary B. "Polly" Rainey (1841-1907), Theodosia A Rainey (1844-1910) and Thomas Abytha Rainey (1846-1932). Rainey Family genealogists are not always in agreement on these birth/death dates but they seem to agree on parentage.

      Enoch John Rainey was married on December 1860 to Lucy Ann Kimbrew (1845-1924). Enoch and Lucy Ann had two children, a daughter named Narcissa Hester Rainey born in 1862 and a son Enoch J. Rainey born about 1863. After our Private Enoch Rainey died in the War Between The States, the widow Lucy Ann married George Washington Hodge (1846-1897) and had five more children by him. Her new husband George Washington Hodge had served in Company D, 10th Battalion Georgia Infantry and was surrendered at Appomattox.

      Enoch John Rainey's brothers Reuben Rainey and Charles Rainey both served in Company D, 10th Battalion Georgia Infantry. Reuben survived the war but brother Charles died of Chronic Bronchitis at Richmond, Virginia hospital #16. Brother Thomas Abaytha Rainey served in the 2nd Regiment, Georgia Reserves and survived the war. Brother John B. D. Rainey is believed to have served but his unit is not known and he also survived the war. Two of the four brothers died in this war. This family gave much to the Confederacy.

    Died:
    • Died during the Civil War

  • Sources 
    1. [S186] Wilkes Co., GA Marriage Books, B p 344.

    2. [S53] Bibb Co., GA Marriage Books, C p 127.

    3. [S53] Bibb Co., GA Marriage Books, Book B p 249.