Elder Aylette Raines

Elder Aylette Raines

Birth
Spotsylvania County, Virginia, USA
Death 7 Sep 1881 (aged 83)
Burial Eminence, Henry County, Kentucky, USA
Memorial ID 43167358 · View Source
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Gospel preacher.

Elder Aylette Rains (sometimes spelled Raines) was born in Spotsylvania County, Va. January 22, 1798 and died September 7, 1881. His wife, Sarah was born June 24, 1814 and died February 3, 1870. They are buried next to their daughter and son-in-law, William S. Giltner, who was the first president of Eminence College 1858-1894. He was sprinkled in the Episcopal church when four years old. His father moved to Jefferson county, Kentucky, in 1811. In 1814 he bought a farm near Campbellsburg, Henry county, Kentucky. Upon this he lived until his death at the advanced age of eighty-nine. Aylette began teaching school in his father's neighborhood in 1816, and taught for three years. He then transferred his labors to Crawford county, Indiana. Soon after this he began preaching the doctrine of the final holiness and happiness of all mankind (called a Universalist, or at that time a Restorationist. Extended his evangelistic labors into Ohio. In 1827 Rains, he heard that Walter Scott was preaching near his home. He planned to challenge Scott after his lesson. But upon hearing the message of Scott, Rains was left in silence. Nothing could be found wrong with his preaching. A few months later, after study with Ebenezer Williams they immersed each other for the remission of sins in Sandy Lake at the corners of Brimfield and Rootstown, Ohio. Within five weeks he had baptized 50 people for the remission of their sins. His acceptance in the movement was brought into question at the annual meeting of the Mahoning Assoc., Warren, Ohio, in August, 1828. Many wanted to reject him for his privately held Universalist views. In Memoirs, A. Campbell records that his father, Thomas, stood and said of Rains, "He is philosophically a Restorationist and I am a Calvinist, but notwithstanding . . . I would put my right hand into the fire and have it burnt off before I would hold up my hands against him." He later described Rains as his "Timothy as he was to the apostle, Paul." Rains was described as being 5', 7" tall, with light hair, penetrating eyes and features expressive of intelligence. In 1833 he married Sarah Ann Cole, daughter of Judge Josiah Cole. He soon moved, with his bride, to Paris, Kentucky. In 1834 he bought him a home in Paris and lived there until 1862, when his house was burned. After that until his death, in 1880, he lived with his only daughter, the wife of W. S. Giltner, Eminence, Kentucky. In Nov. 1843 Rains, along with Dr. Fishback, "Raccoon" John Smith, and President Shannon assisted A. Campbell in the Campbell/Rice Debate. For several years he published a paper called, Christian Teacher, while preaching at Paris, Kentucky. In 1846 he wrote editorials on Co-operation where he strongly objected to state meetings and organization, saying it was unfounded and without example in Scriptures. Later in the 1850's he again greatly opposed the addition of the instrument of music into the worship assembly. In his life time he served as part-time preacher for Paris - 28 years, Winchester - 27 years, North Middletown - 26 years, and Providence - 22 years. - A man that should not be forgotten! ---For additional info see www.therestorationmovement.com


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Elder Aylette Raines
Born
Jan. 22, 1798
Died
Sept. 7, 1881

Lifes race well run
Lifes work well done
Lifes crown well won
Now comes rest.

Gravesite Details Buried as Elder Aylette Ramey

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  • Created by: Tom Childers
  • Added: 16 Oct 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 43167358
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Elder Aylette Raines (22 Jan 1798–7 Sep 1881), Find A Grave Memorial no. 43167358, citing Eminence Cemetery, Eminence, Henry County, Kentucky, USA ; Maintained by Tom Childers (contributor 46515204) .