RAINS Family

First Generation

1. Ben Thomas1 Rains (#19180) was born 12 Dec 1875. Ben died 12 Dec 1955 in Sylacauga, Talladega Co., Al, at 80 years of age. His body was interred in Sylacauga, Talladega Co., Al.

He married Mattie Isbell about 1906. (Mattie Isbell is #19179.) Mattie was born in Shelby Co., Al Aug 1873. Mattie was the daughter of Henry 'Big Henry' Isbell and Nancy M. 'Nan' Rains. Her body was interred in Sylacauga, Talladega Co., Al. At 34 years of age Mattie became the mother of Samuel Littleton 'Sammie' Rains in Dunnavant, Shelby Co., Al, 25 Oct 1907. At 35 years of age Mattie became the mother of Luvenie Rains in Dunnavant, Shelby Co., Al, 28 May 1909.

At 31 years of age Ben became the father of Samuel Littleton 'Sammie' Rains in Dunnavant, Shelby Co., Al, 25 Oct 1907. At 33 years of age Ben became the father of Luvenie Rains in Dunnavant, Shelby Co., Al, 28 May 1909. Ben and Mattie lived in the Dunnavant valley. Margaret said by the time she was old enough to remember him, he was old and all he did was take care of other people's property. After Mattie died, Margaret said Ben took to his bed and grieved himself to death. She said they adored each other. When Mattie got sick Sammie came and got his father and took him to Sylacauga. (Don't understand this. Was Mattie in a nurs ing home or had she already died when Sammie took Ben home with him?) They had been living in Dunnavant. They lived with Luvenie for a while and decided they wanted to be on their own. So they moved onto someone's property and Ben helped loo k after cattle. Ms. Luvenia said he was buried at the big cemetery in Sylacauga.

Ben Thomas Rains and Mattie Isbell had the following children:

child + 2 i. Samuel Littleton 'Sammie'2 Rains was born 25 Oct 1907.

child 3 ii. Luvenie Rains (#19190) was born in Dunnavant, Shelby Co., Al 28 May 1909. She married General Pettus "Pet" Dennis in Leeds, Jefferson Co., Al. (General Pettus "Pet" Dennis is #19191.) General was born Jan 1905. General died Oct 1988 in Birmingham, Jefferson Co., Al, at 83 years of age. His body was interred in Columbiana, Shelby Co., Al. At 20 years of age General became the father of Claude Dennis 22 Apr 1925. At 23 years of age General became the father of Lorene Dennis May 1928. At 27 years of age General became the father of Margaret Dennis 16 Jul 1932. (See General Pettus "Pet" Dennis for the continuation of this line.)

At 15 years of age Luvenie became the mother of Claude Dennis 22 Apr 1925. At 18 years of age Luvenie became the mother of Lorene Dennis May 1928. At 23 years of age Luvenie became the mother of Margaret Dennis 16 Jul 1932. ADDRESS-AL: Pelham; 205-663-7911

Her son Claude lives with her.

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