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Joel Herron Rainer (b. 17 Jan 1829, d. 28 Dec 1908)
Joel Herron Rainer (son of James Jarvis Rainer and Hannah Evaline Wood)109 was born 17 Jan 1829 in Sampson County, NC110, 111, 112, and died 28 Dec 1908 in Union Springs, Alabama.He married (1) Susan A. Christian on 1852.He married (2) Roxanna Ellis on 1858 in Pike County, Alabama.He married (3) Josephine Wood on 02 Jan 1866.
More About Joel Herron Rainer:
Education: 2 years at Troy University.
Elected 1: 1861, Elected Alabama Legislature in his district.
Elected 2: 1888, Represented his congressional district in the National Democratic Convention at St. Louis.
Military service: Bet. 15 Sep 1861 - Jun 1865, Captain in the Confederate Army during Civil War; Company I17th Alabama Infantry; Wounded in arm at Battle of Shiloh.
Occupation 1: Taught school for 1 year.
Occupation 2: Abt. 1850, Spent 3 years operating a Mercantile business in Bruceville, Pike County, Alabama.
Occupation 3: Bet. 1865 - 1869, Farmer in Pike County, Alabama.
Occupation 4: 1869, Mercantile busniess in Union Springs called Miles & Rainer, then Rainer, Jelks & Ely, and then renamed J.H. Rainer & Sons.
Occupation 5: 1890, President of Home Enterprise Company in Union Springs.
Occupation 6: 17 Jan 1890, Opened Merchants & Farmers Bank in Union Springs and was President. He was also a director in the Union Springs cotton mills, a director & stockholder in the Bank of Montgomery, &a stockholder in the Commercial Insurance Company of Montgomery..
Other-Begin: Member of St. John's F & A.M. Lodge at Union Springs.
Residence 1: 1870, Union Springs, Bullock, Alabama.113
Residence 2: 1850, Not Stated, Pike, Alabama.114
Residence 3: 1880, Union Springs, Bullock, Alabama.115
More About Joel Herron Rainer and Susan A. Christian:
More About Joel Herron Rainer and Roxanna Ellis:
Marriage: 1858, Pike County, Alabama.
More About Joel Herron Rainer and Josephine Wood:
Marriage: 02 Jan 1866
Children of Joel Herron Rainer and Susan A. Christian are:
- +William Walton Rainer, b. 1853, d. date unknown.
Children of Joel Herron Rainer and Roxanna Ellis are:
- +Sterling Price Rainer, b. 24 Jan 1859, d. date unknown, Union Springs, AL.
- Lula Rainer, d. date unknown.
Children of Joel Herron Rainer and Josephine Wood are:
- Joel Herring Rainer, b. 1867, Pike County, Alabama, d. date unknown.
- +Stella Rainer, b. 1869, Pike County, Alabama, d. date unknown.