South Carolina USA
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The Rainsford family burial ground is located about eight miles southwest of Edgefield, on the estate known as Rainsford Old Place, settled by John Rainsford, who came to South Carolina in 1773, from Gloucestershire, England. John Rainsford, son of Thomas Rainsford and Hannah Leonard of Worchester, England, was born in 1737 and died in 1818 [18 Jul 1818]. Was twice married, first to Mary Wilson, 2nd to Mary Taylor, both buried in England. He was a man of considerable means, possessing at one time several hundred slaves.
Information from the "Quill", official publication of the Old Edgefield District Genealogical Society. Volume XXV, Number 3, May/June 2009 "Tombstone Records from the Rainsford Family Burial Grounds."